New England Faculty Development Consortium

Fall 2016 Conference
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Friday, November 18, 2016

Civic Engagement & Service-Learning


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Randy StoeckerRandy Stoecker Professor of Community & Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin Madison will discuss his Journey "Toward Liberating Service Learning". This talk will reflect on his journey from a traditional academic graduate student, through his early assistant professor days, and up to his present focus to liberate service learning and the rest of higher education community engagement from the institutional shackles that limit its impact.  
Linking college education to democratic participation has long been a goal of most institutions of higher education - and service-learning has been a component of that ethos for decades. Our conference theme is intended to capture ideas, pedagogies and initiatives that foster reciprocal campus-community partnerships that strengthen our teaching and student learning while contributing to the public good. This conference will feature efforts to re-invigorate the civic engagement of students and faculty in curricular and co-curricular programs. 

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Conference Information

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Guidelines for Presenters

Conference Location

1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

From Southbridge Street, turn up the hill onto College Street.  After you pass Linden Lane and academic buildings, turn left near the fieldhouse.  Hogan Center will be on your left and parking (free) is on your right.

Directions to Holy Cross.

Conference Rates

NEFDC conferences are one-day events held in the New England area.  A continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and wine and cheese poster session are included as part of the conference fee.

  • Non-member NEFDC - $165 early bird, $195 regular
  • Member and presenter rate NEFDC - $125 early bird, $155 regular,
  • $50 students (early bird and regular)
  • Walk-ins $205

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