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ERIC Number: EJ1092906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Building a Higher Education Network for Community Engagement
Sandmann, Lorilee R.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n4 p41-54 2006
The 2006 Wingspread Conference on Engagement in Higher Education convened twenty-eight formal and informal affiliate organizations, all of which focus on advancing the scholarship and impact of higher education's engagement with communities, to explore acting strategically as a "guild" with common interests and diverse capacities for the purpose of developing a blueprint for action to advance the engagement movement. One of the outcomes was a virtual confederation named HENCE (Higher Education Network for Community Engagement) that recognizes engagement as a core element of higher education's civic role. HENCE seeks to consolidate and advance research, practice, policy, and advocacy for engagement. Leaders can join national work groups, advance action plans, coordinate events, access data, and find new community engagement models.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
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