The Service-Learning staff and Advisory Board would like to extend their thanks to all who joined us for our inaugural event Publicly Engaged Scholar-in-Residence: A Discussion Series featuring Dr. Timothy K. Eatman. This event took place from Thursday, January 31st to Friday, February 1st, 2019.
A special thank you to the incredible Dr. Eatman for his flawless and thoughtful facilitation, and to our community collaborators who helped to co-create the agenda for this discussion series!
The event consisted of a two day discussion series where Dr. Eatman engaged various stakeholder groups in eight 30-90 minutes sessions and concluded with a summary presentation highlighting both insights and patterns observed as well as how these are situated within the broader landscape of engaged work in higher education internationally.
Dr Eatman’s Keynote Speech: Beware of Shrinking Imagination encouraged us to think critically about the role of higher ed institutions in community organizing and movement building. He centered the presentation around this question: What kinds of higher ed institutions does a strong democracy need? This discussion was a call to action to build democratically engaged institutions, to keep being creative, and to continue building our community.
If you were not able to make it to a session, or are interested in reviewing what was discussed in each, we encourage you to take a look through this public google folder which hosts event photos and images from Tamra Carhart (the incredible graphic scribe).
Additional resources and information from the session can be accessed by participants through Dr. Eatman’s collaborative etherpad link that all participants received.
This etherpad is a great place for attendees to add any additional notes, comments, and reflections you had from the sessions. Additionally, scroll down to the “Knowledge Sharing” section to add any resources & opportunities you feel would be of interest to our community!
For those of you who were unable to make it, Service-Learning at Northeastern has a number of additional resources available on our websites. If you’re interested in learning more about the field of service-learning & community engagement, what our program does, or how to further get involved with us, you can explore our faculty resource site, community partner resource site, Center of Community Service site, and follow us on social media!
Thank you again to everyone who was able to join us and helped to create a community-oriented and thought-provoking space. We are beyond grateful to be a part of a thoughtful community that cares about how we engage with those around us.