Back To Schedule
Wednesday, October 23 • 9:45am - 10:15am
Effective Ways to Build Capacity for University-Community Collaboration: Lessons from Portland State University

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
More and more universities are integrating the goal of engagement into their strategic plans and into their work with the broader community to address the complex challenges being created by the rapidly changing social, economic and environmental issues facing our world today. This session will explore recent experiences in creating conditions within an institutional environment and within the broader community that support community engagement. We will discuss the distribution of resources, patterns of collaboration across different parts of the institution and across disciplines and changes in institutional policies and infrastructure. We will reflect on practices that support new forms of engaged scholarship and engaged learning, as well as new patterns of interaction with different sectors of the broader community. Our experience offers lessons about (a) which aspects of the structure and practices of a university are most essential for the support of community engagement in its various forms; (b) ways to create conditions to support more sustainable and meaningful community engagement; (c) adaptations that capture the value and impact of engagement. We will also explore how community engagement in its many forms can impact scholarly activities, the design of the curriculum, and the engagement and involvement of students, faculty and staff in advancing the goal of community engagement. We will offer suggestions about questions that a campus community can ask itself as it seeks to create a supportive environment for engagement and the assessment of the outcomes and value of engagement in its various forms.

avatar for Judith Ramaley

Judith Ramaley

Trustee, Portland State University
Dr. Judith A. Ramaley is President Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Public Service at Portland State University in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and President Emerita of Winona State University. From 2005-2012, she served as President of Winona State University (WSU... Read More →

Stephen Percy

President, Portland State University

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:45am - 10:15am EDT