Workshop to learn about Public Engagement in Higher Education

This event is part of the Working Symposia Program: Designing the Future — A Yearlong Obermann Series.
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
University of Iowa
College of Public Health
Iowa City, IA 52242

 Please plan to join faculty, staff, and graduate students on April 26th for a workshop to learn about Public Engagement in Higher Education.  Come to hear more about the ways universities and their faculty, staffs, and students are recommitting themselves to their public missions and creating better futures for their local and global communities.  Join us at the College of Public Health on April 26th from 8:30-1:30 p.m. to learn more.  Registration and schedule details will follow.
"By engagement, we refer to a redesign of basic university functions so the institution becomes even more productively
involved with communities, however community is defined.  Going well beyond most conceptions of public service, which
emphasize a one-way transfer of university expertise to the public, the engagement ideal envisions new public/university
partnerships defined by mutual respect for what each partner brings to the table." Kellogg Commission, 2000, p.22
This event is being organized by the Obermann Working Group Scholarship of Engagement: Language. Literacy, and School Success in Rural Iowa for Immigrant Families, directed by Carolyn Colvin.

If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Colvin or call (335-5588).