2018 PACE Conference coming to Elon on Feb. 14

The annual service-learning conference hosted by North Carolina Campus Compact revisits the “students as colleagues” approach and  includes 40 breakout workshops on various civic and community engagement topics

Nearly 200 participants from 35 campuses across North Carolina and the southeast will gather at Elon on Feb. 14 for the 2018 PACE Conference, hosted by North Carolina Campus Compact.

The annual PACE (Pathways to Achieving Community Engagement) Conference is geared for service-learning faculty and staff of civic and community engagement programs, but students and community partners also attend and present.

The 2018 event features a keynote by Nicholas Longo of Providence College titled “Next Generation Engagement: Building on History, Charting New Pathways.” Longo will also facilitate a conversation on the role of students in creating an engaged campus, reflecting on the state of ideas proposed in his 2006 book, “Students as Colleagues: Expanding the Circle of Service-Learning Leadership.”

Nearly 40 Elon University faculty and staff will attend the event, including the following who will lead breakout workshops or mini-sessions:

Using the Civic Learning Spiral to Develop and Assess a Student Leader Curriculum
Bob Frigo, Associate Director, Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement            
Kim Fath, Assistant Director of Assessment, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Global Model of Practicum Student Instruction Through Guatemalan Partnerships
Carmen Monico, Assistant Professor, Human Services   
Alejandra Paull, Student, Elon University

Academic Service Learning as a Context for Addressing University Students’ Math Anxiety
Heidi Hollingsworth, Associate Professor of Education and Program Coordinator for Early Childhood       
Mary Knight-McKenna, Associate Professor of Education

Faculty Emotions in Service-Learning (mini-session)
Alexa Darby, Faculty Development Fellow and Psychology Professor
Morgan Oldham, Student, Elon University

Lessons Learned from Building a Campus Infrastructure for Civic and Political Engagement (mini-session)
Bob Frigo, Associate Director, Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement

North Carolina Campus Compact is a statewide coalition of 37 public, private, and community colleges and universities that share a commitment to civic and community engagement. The network was founded in 2002 and is hosted by Elon University. North Carolina Campus Compact is an affiliate of the national Campus Compact organization, which claims 1,000 member schools representing nearly 2 million college students.

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