Student Success and the Public Good

UPDATE: In order to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to cancel the March 23-24 face-to-face symposium. Instead, we substituted an online symposium with presentations and opportunities for interaction over an extended period, April 15 - June 15.

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Kansas State University’s 2020 Community Engagement Symposium focuses on student success through community engagement. Engagement with off-campus community projects offers practical opportunities for students to enhance their skills and learn about issues that make a difference to diverse populations and sectors. Further, community engagement enriches students’ academic experiences by featuring research on significant societal issues and participatory practices in their curriculum.

Institutions of higher learning are increasingly engaging in partnership with communities to address critical societal challenges. Colleges and universities are aligning their resources – organizational structures, funding, faculty and staff knowledge and expertise, and student learning – with the needs of the communities that surround them. Enabling students to be at the forefront of these trends is the goal of this conference.

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