2016 Civic Engagement Institute
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Dr. Edward Zlotkowski
Edward Zlotkowski is Professor Emeritus of English and Media Studies at Bentley University where he founded the Bentley Service-Learning Center in 1992. He has written and spoken extensively on a wide range of service-learning and civic engagement topics, and served as general editor of the American Association for Higher Education’s 21-volume series on service-learning in the academic disciplines (1997-2006). He also served as editor of Successful Service-Learning Programs (Anker, 1998), Service-Learning and the First-Year Experience (University of South Carolina, 2002), and as co-editor of Students as Colleagues: Expanding the Circle of Service-Learning Leadership (Campus Compact, 2006). In 2011, Temple University Press published Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, a book he co-authored with John Saltmarsh. His non-service-learning work includes publications on English and German romanticism and the poetry of Denise Levertov. Dr. Zlotkowski is a senior associate at the New England Resource Center for Higher Education. He received his B.A. in English and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University.
Dr. Steve Dubb
Steve Dubb is Director of Special Projects and Senior Advisor to the President at The Democracy Collaborative and has been with the Collaborative since 2004. Dubb has been lead author or co-author of a number of publications including Building Wealth: The New Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems (Aspen, 2005), Linking Colleges to Communities: Engaging the University for Community Development (2007), Growing a Green Economy for All: From Green Jobs to Green Ownership (with Deborah Warren, 2010) and The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement at a Crossroads (with Rita Axelroth Hodges, MSU Press, 2012). In 2013, Dubb led the research team that produced The Anchor Dashboard and is currently working with six universities to pilot community impact measures based on that report.
Dubb has also done community economic development work in many cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Denver, Jackson (MS), Jacksonville (FL), Minneapolis, New Haven, New Orleans, Oakland (CA), Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), Richmond (VA) and Washington, DC. Dubb is also part of the Collaborative’s Learning/Action Lab team that is partnering with Native American organizations to develop employee-owned businesses and social enterprises in Indian Country.
Prior to joining the Collaborative, Dubb was Executive Director of the North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO), a U.S. and Canadian nonprofit association that provides education and technical assistance to university and community-based housing and retail cooperatives. Dubb received his Masters and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego and his Bachelor's in Economics (with honors) and Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley.
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For GPS navigation, please use this address:
From the North: Travel south on I-85.
Option 1: At Greensboro, when I-85 South and I-40 West split, take I-85 South. Shortly thereafter, take Business 85 (Green Shield). Exit at Highway 311 bypass. Exit the bypass at Eastchester Drive (Highway 68 South). Follow directions From the airport below.
Option 2: At Greensboro, when I-85 South and I-40 West split, take I-40 West. When you see the airport signs, take Highway 68 South. Follow directions From the airport below.
From the North: Follow I-77 South to Fancy Gap, VA.
Follow markers to 52 South. Take 52 South to Winston-Salem. Take I-40 East to Highway 311 South (Exit 196). At High Point, take the South High Point exit (311/Main Street). Turn left onto Hartley Drive (at Wal-Mart/Chick-fil-a). Hartley Drive becomes University Parkway at Oak Hollow Mall. Continue on College Drive and turn right onto Montlieu Avenue, where you will find our main entrance into campus.
From the Piedmont Triad/Greensboro-High Point Airport:
Take 68 South to Oak Hollow Mall in High Point. At the mall, turn left onto University Parkway. Make third right onto Montlieu Ave.
From the South: Travel north on I-85.
Near Lexington, take Business 85 North (Green Shield); When Business 85 North and Highway 52 split, remain on Business 85. Exit at Highway 311 North (Main Street). Turn right onto University Parkway. Turn left onto Montlieu Avenue.
From the West:
Travel east on I-40 past Winston-Salem to Highway 311 South (Exit 196). At High Point, take South High Point exit (311/Main Street). Turn left onto Hartley Drive (at Wal-mart/Chick-fil-a). Hartley Drive becomes University Parkway at Oak Hollow Mall (as you cross over Eastchester Drive). Continue and take third right onto Montlieu Avenue.
From the East:
Option 1: Take I-40 West. At Greensboro, follow directions From the North [Option 1 or Option 2].
Parking will be in Lot A/B. A shuttle is available from 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. If you arrive at a different time, call 336-841-9113. Security Officers at the Welcome Center will direct you to visitor parking.
Below is a campus map. You can also download it here. Registration and the Opening Session are in Phillips Hall.
Courtyard High Point (15 rooms) Cutoff date January 18, 2016
1.9 miles distance (6 minutes from HPU)
Wingate by Wyndham High Point (20 rooms) Cutoff date January 25, 2016
Democracy and Education (John Dewey, 1916)
Bloch-Shulman, S, and Roger, P. (eds.) Teaching Democratic Thinking. Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement, Volume 6, No. I, Winter 2015.
A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future, The National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. 2012. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Democratic Engagement White Paper, Saltmarsh, J., Hartley, M. and P.H.Clayton (2009) Boston, MA: New England Resource Center for Higher Education.
Dr. Stephen Bloch-Schulman Elon University
Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin, Executive Director, NC Campus Compact