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Webinar: Civic Action Plan - What Have We Learned

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Time: This one hour and 15 minute webinar will be held at 12 pm Pacific, 1 pm Mountain, 2 pm Central and 3 pm Eastern time.

Description: Utah Campus Compact was the first Campus Compact affiliate to achieve full adoption of the Civic Action Statement by all of its member institutions. In preparation, UTCC offered a Civic Action Planning Institute in February 2016 that kick started the civic action planning process for eight campuses. This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants hear from three institution types about what has been learned through this process and how the Civic Action Plans are moving the community engagement agendas forward for these campuses.

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Lucy Smith, Engaged Learning Coordinator, Salt Lake Community College - Lucy holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Utah in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an emphasis in Experiential Education. Lucy manages the Engaged Learning Program focused on service-learning and study abroad. Her focus areas include; faculty professional development, curriculum design, service-learning pedagogy, High-Impact Practices, and global learning. Lucy’s leads a cross functional team focused on assessing the SLCC General Education civic engagement student learning outcome via ePortfolio. Lucy is also the lead for the Campus Compact Civic Action planning team focused on institutionalizing civic and community engagement at SLCC.

Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, Associate Provost, High Impact Programs and Faculty Development, Weber State University - Brenda received a B.A. in Sociology from Hofstra University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park. Brenda has been at Weber State University since 1995 wherein she was recognized as a Presidential Distinguished Professor of Sociology in 2009 and co-founded and directed the Center for Community Engaged Learning as a Student Affairs-Academic Affairs integrated partnership from 2006-2015. Dr. Kowalewski also served as the principle writer for both of Weber State’s successful applications for the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement (2008, 2015) and is currently leading the process of writing a collaborative Civic Action Plan among seven anchor institutions, fourteen ally organizations and residents in the East Central Ogden neighborhood. Much of Dr. Kowalewski’s recent research and writings have focused on the use of community engaged learning as a teaching tool, institutionalizing community engagement at the university, and understanding the community perspective in engagement activities.

Kristin Brubaker, Community Engaged Learning Coordinator, Utah State University - Kristin focuses on building a culture of engagement on campus at Utah State University. Kristin was hired to assist in preparing the institution for the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification and has led the university in completion and implementation of their 2017 Civic Action Plan. Prior to joining the Center for Community Engagement at USU, Kristin ran two AmeriCorps programs in California which provided capacity building support for local governments to address climate change.



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