The 6th Annual Eastern Region Campus Compact (ERCC) Conference will be held at New York University on March 15-16, 2017. Gathering community engagement professionals from across the Eastern seaboard, the conference will explore the theme, Moving Us Forward: Equity though Community Engagement.
ERCC aims to build personal, institutional, and field-level capacity to foster change on and off campus; enhance community engaged teaching, scholarship, and service; and ultimately transform our students, institutions, and communities. The ERCC conference will highlight innovative theories and practices that are advancing the field of higher education community engagement, showcasing:
- Replicable practices that better prepare college students for success in their professional and civic lives;
- Pragmatic strategies to develop meaningful, reciprocal community partnerships that transform communities and the academy;
- Approaches to place-based, issue-driven faculty/student engaged scholarship, learning, and service; and
- Methods for assessing and understanding the impact of our community engagement work.
Two Days of Innovative Sessions
The 2017 conference asks participants to renew our commitment to equity as a core emphasis of our practice while exploring the extent to which community engagement activities contribute to equity in our local and global communities. We will explore the challenges and opportunities that arise when we commit to equity in our institutional principles, practices, and outcome objectives.
The schedule will include a choice of half-day or full-day pre-conference sessions on March 15 and a full day of concurrent sessions on the March 16. Pre-conference sessions will include Publicly Engaged Scholars; Equity and Engagement in Academic Reward Systems; Case Studies of Collective Impact and Higher Education; Assessing and Enacting a Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; and Equity-centered Community Engagement Professionals.
Take advantage of early-bird registration rates until February 24.