Thursday, July 24, 2014

Creating Engaged Citizens and Social Innovators

By Indiana Campus Compact Executive Director Maggie Stevens. MS_reasonably_small_2

What happens after a student participates in the Welcome Week Day of Service on your campus each fall? How does your campus harness the energy that comes out of a service learning class after the students realize they can apply the knowledge and skills they are learning in the classroom to solve problems in the communities where they live?

At Indiana Campus Compact, we talk about creating engaged citizens. And while I think that is still a noble outcome, at the Service Engagement Summit 2.0, we are going to kick off the conference by talking about how higher education not only can (and should) create engaged citizens, but also social innovators.

In his role as Special Advisor to the President at Marquette University, Jeff Snell, directs the campus’s Social Innovation Programs, a program developed in partnership with Ashoka U.  During the opening plenary, Jeff will share why bringing the idea of social innovation to Marquette University was so important and why social innovation and higher education are powerful partners in helping our students grow, find their passions, and use that energy to solve problems.

This engaging presentation will be the first of several provocative presentations over the course of the two day conference. Register now. We promise that our speakers will help you generate new ideas for your campus, energize your work and provide opportunities for you to grow!

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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.