The Morgridge Center for Public Service is excited to host Dr. Andrew Furco, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Associate Vice President for Public Engagement and Professor of Higher Education, for a public talk at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Tuesday, March 24 at 5 p.m.
The session, What Does It Mean to be an Engaged University?, will be located in the H.F. DeLuca Forum at the Discovery Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Furco will look at examples from around the country and explore the policies, infrastructure, culture, leadership and practices that have demonstrated success in securing an institution’s status as a fully engaged university, with specific advice and considerations for UW-Madison.
This interactive session should help instructors, administrators, students, or community members examine the critical elements for building an “Engaged University”.
Dr. Andrew Furco’s Work
His research and publications explore the impact, implementation and institutionalization of community engagement in higher education in the United States and abroad. Dr. Furco’s publications include over 80 articles, several books and many speaking engagements.
A member of the national Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship, he is the co-chair of the National Forum for Chief Engagement and Outreach Administrators and serves on boards including the Commission on Economic and Community Engagement for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU).
Previously, he served on the faculty of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California-Berkeley, where he directed the University’s Service-Learning Research and Development Center.