Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 9:00 to Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 17:00
Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
Universities throughout the world are re-examining their mandates and their ways of achieving them. For some, this means renewing or reinvigorating their covenant to serve the public good by engaging in new ways with their students and communities. The 15th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium will bring together academics and community members to explore, discuss, debate, and demonstrate why and how both universities and communities are changing. These conversations will be provocative and intense, calling on us to engage our whole selves in an examination of our motives, our rhetoric, and the impacts we are actually having. We will ask ourselves hard questions about what works and what doesn't and what changes we are prepared to make to be more effective. We will think deeply about the theories of change that underlie our efforts and how we are engaging with the change we are experiencing ourselves.