NC Campus Compact
PACE (Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement) Conference
This annual conference provides faculty, staff, administrators and community stakeholders with valuable information and skills they can utilize in their civic engagement work. Workshops provide research, resources and best practice models for every aspect of civic engagement work. The conference takes place at Elon University, usually the first or second Wednesday in February.
2013 PACE Conference Highlights
On February 13, 2013, nearly 300 presidents, chancellors, faculty and staff representing 44 campuses in 10 states attended NC Campus Compact's 15th annual PACE conference at Elon University. In addition to keynote presentations from Dr. Peter Levine and Dr. Judith Ramaley, participants could attend 33 workshops in seven tracks including research, theory, service-learning in the disciplines, civic engagement administrators, assessment, K-16 partnerships, and civic engagement nuts and bolts.
For the Powerpoint from the workshop "Impacting Students and Communities via Service-Learning With Technology Courses" facilitated by PACE University, click here.
The full conference program is available here.
Following the opening plenary, 17 presidents and chancellors convened for a roundtable discussion on higher education’s role in building strong communities. Special guests at the forum included Dr. Judith Ramaley, President Emerita of Portland State University and a leading expert in higher education reform, and Dr. William Muse, President of the National Issues Forum and former head of the University of Akron, Auburn University, and East Carolina University. Photo: Dr. Kyle Carter, Chancellor of UNC Pembroke, speaking during the Forum.
During the morning session, three leaders in North Carolina received the following community engagement awards.
Leo M. Lambert Engaged Leader Award
Presented to Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr., Chancellor of North Carolina A & T State University, for fostering the creation and deepening of community engagement. Click here to learn more. Photo: President Lambert presents the award to Chancellor Martin.
Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award
Presented to Dr. Rebecca Dumlao, Associate Professor of Communication at East Carolina University, for significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning. Click here to learn more. Photo. Dr. Kenneth Peacock, NC Campus Compact Executive Board Chair and Chancellor of Appalachian State University, presents the award to Dr. Dumlao.
Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award
Presented to Elaine Madison of Duke University, the Associate Director for Programs and Director, Durham Programs for DukeEngage, for working towards the institutionalization of service, creating and striving towards a vision of service on campus, supporting faculty and students, and forming innovative campus-community partnerships. Click here to learn more. Photo: Dr. Kenneth Peacock, NC Campus Compact Executive Board Chair and Chancellor of Appalachain State University presents the award to Ms. Madison.
Brief History of PACE:
1998 - Elon University hosts first Service-Learning Institute in partnership with NC Campus Volunteers (NCCV)
For questions related to PACE, contact Leslie Garvin, Associate Director.