Since 2015, the Academically Based Community Engagement ad hoc committee (ABCE) has organized an “Idea Exchange” co-sponsored by the Honors College, Community and Governmental Relations, The Elsie Hillman Civic Forum, PittServes and Study Abroad. Now re-imagined as the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, this day long learning opportunity will bring together faculty, staff, and student leaders for culture building discussions that support the Plan for Pitt’s strategic priorities of “Build Community Strength” and “Extend our Global Reach.”
We will focus on specific programs, partnerships, and learning opportunities in order to build awareness of current University investments as well as envision an expanded academic and co-curricular engagement ecosystem at the University of Pittsburgh. The new format of our day will allow for the eventual development of professional learning communities and ongoing networking opportunities for faculty and staff interested in community-based learning and research or outreach and engagement programming.
Key organizing questions for the Forum:
Proposals for session discussion and poster presentation can be submitted:
Friday, March 29 at 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.