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CUMU PRESIDENTIAL PERSPECTIVES
Saviors of Our Cities
Dr. Evan Dobelle
President, Westfield State College
The Office of the President at Westfield State College has spent a productive year conducting the “Saviors of Our Cities: Survey of Best College and Universities Civic Partnerships.” We are learning a great deal about the evolving nature of higher education civic engagement and how it is becoming increasingly critical to metropolitan American. We will present the results of the survey at the upcoming CUMU Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Click here to read more>>>
Calling all Presidents—We are looking for future authors of the Presidential Perspectives Section! Email CUMU Headquarters
2009 CUMU CONFERENCE - See you in Philadelphia!
New Speaker Announced: Sherone E. Ivey: Office of University Partnerships, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Tuesday, October 13th 12:00-1:30
Deputy Assistant Secretary Ivey will talk about the initiatives of HUD’s Office of University Partnerships under the Obama Administration and will lead a town hall format discussion on best practices in university partnerships.
CUMU Presidential Address featuring
Congressman Chaka Fattah
Monday, October 12th 11:15 – 12:00
- Presidential Address featuring Chancellor Steven Diner, Rutgers University, Newark
- Remarks from Congressman Fattah regarding the role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in this Administration and Economic Climate
- Urban Renaissance Act Legislation Update featuring Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, SUNY
Featured Roundtable: The Status of University Civic Engagement Impact Assessment
Tuesday, October 13th 7:00-8:30
With the rapid expansion of civic engagement activities at colleges and Universities across the nation has come an associated interest in determining the real effects, or impacts, of such activities. Yet the overall status of such efforts is unknown, despite what is certainly effective work taking place in many places. This Round Table seeks to examine the status of such projects, with a two-fold purpose. First, the Round Table seeks to open the discussion among researchers for the purposes of networking and identifying interesting projects. Secondly, the facilitators are interested in identifying such projects for possible inclusion in an edited, peer-reviewed journal. Drs. Stephen Kauffman and Marcine Pickron-Davis, both of Widener University will facilitate the discussion.
Visit the conference website to see the complete schedule and register!
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Identify the Office of University Partnerships (OUP) as a Budget Priority for 2011!
CUMU recently co-authored letters to both the Secretary of HUD and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget urging the current administration to incorporate several of the key recommendations from the Retooling HUD for a Catalytic Federal Government report. One of these key recommendations is reinvigorating and funding the existing the COPC program through the OUP. The COPC program has awarded grants to many CUMU institutions in the past to fund programs that have had significant impacts in our communities.
Letter to Director Peter Orszag, Office of Management and Budget
Letter to Secretary Shaun Donovan, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Learn & Serve America—CUMU Supports Full Funding!
As CUMU communities continue to need more education, housing, health, and social welfare support the mission and results of Learn and Serve America become that much more important. Recently, the FY 2010 Labor, HHS, Education House Appropriations bill funded Learn and Serve America at a level of $39.5M. Soon after, CUMU wrote a letter urging Congress to support Learn and Serve with a $50M budget and an additional $10M to aid in programming for Campuses of Service, Youth Engagement Zones and Summer of Services. [read more]
NERCHE Announces 2009 Ernest A. Lynton Award Winner
Nick Tobier, Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor has been named the 2009 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. Through his scholarship, teaching, and publicly-oriented art, Nick has demonstrated an impressive commitment to engagement both within the University of Michigan and in the communities in which he lives and works. Nick will be recognized during the upcoming Opening Luncheon at the CUMU Conference. [read more]
NERCHE will present the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty during the CUMU Welcome Luncheon on October 12th in Philadelphia. [read more]
Apply for the 2010-2011 Fellows Program. Deadline to apply is November 2, 2009. [read more]
Higher Education Policy Brief: Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: An Evolving Workforce Development Tool [read more]
USU Board Chair, Dr. Nancy Zimpher, will give an update on the Urban Renaissance Legislation during the CUMU Conference Presidential Address on October 12th.
UEDA’s Annual Summit will be hosted in San Antonio, Texas on October 11-13, 2009.