Regional Network Gatherings
2018 Regional Meetings
Envisioning the Future of Civic Engagement in Wisconsin
We live in challenging and changing times. Major economic, social, and political disruptions have led to questions about the purpose and meaning of many of our institutions, including our colleges and universities. This upheaval can cause stress, conflict, and uncertainty. Yet, challenge and change can also spark creativity and innovation. This year our regional gatherings will focus on:
1) an opportunity for discussion and brainstorming around both challenges and opportunities for higher education institutions committed to civic and community engagement and
2) in light of these challenges and opportunities, what is our collective vision for the future of WiCC and its partnerships with higher education institutions throughout the state.
Join new Director, Trina Van Schyndel, and colleagues from across Wisconsin as we seek to talk, listen, and grow together.
October 3, 10am-1pm – Moraine Park Technical College
October 8, noon-3pm – UW Superior
October 12, 10am-1pm- UW Parkside
November 9, 10am-1pm–Western Technical College
WiCC regional network gatherings offer an opportunity to network and dialogue on high impact practices in community engagement. These meetings take place in four regions across Wisconsin each Fall. Gatherings are free to students, faculty, staff, and community partners from all member campuses. Each regional gathering is hosted by a WiCC member campus in the area. Each gathering will include several presentations from members of the region where they can highlight high-impact community engagement projects and practices taking place on their campus.
Benefits of Regional Network Gatherings
- Provide opportunity for our network to examine, assess and strengthen civic engagement activities that promote high impact educational practices produced by the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the Center for Community College Student Engagement High Impact Practices
- Provide opportunities to build content knowledge on strategic directions such as college access, student success in civic engagement, global citizenship, diversity, community and economic development
- Provide opportunities for networking, sharing and exchanging of ideas, models, and promising practices, and for professional development and skill building
- Provide opportunities to engage with colleagues in reflective discussions that are inspiring and invigorating
- Purposely get to know each other better and build relationships, especially with colleagues we do not know well, celebrate our accomplishments, and have fun