2012-2013 Speaker Series

Last year, the Community Engagement series focused on setting roots for thinking about publicly engaged work at UNCG. Using the tools of our disciplines, this year we explore what happens as the seeds we planted thrive and a verdant spring unfolds.


Tim_Eatman_PhotoTimothy K. Eatman, PhD (Bio)
Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Syracuse University, and Co-Director, Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life
January 31 & February 1, 2013

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Nexus between Community Engagement, Diversity, & Student Success
Thursday, January 31, 2013 :: 8:30am-10:00am
Maple Room, Elliott University Center 

[No registration required]
Eatman will present a framework for the development of community engagement initiatives and strategies for equity, diversity, and inclusion to improve college access and success of traditionally underserved students. Panelists from UNCG will engage in a conversation about the shared role of community engagement and inclusive excellence for student success and how communities can critically engage with universities to build integrated movements for full participation now and in the future.
*Refreshments sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Deepening our Impact through Threading Conversations & Efforts among Leaders & Advocates
Thursday, January 31, 2013 :: 10:30am-12:00pm
Room Change: Dogwood Room, Elliott University Center

Registration requested
This facilitated dialogue will pull together leaders and advocates who seek positive social change through community engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Discussion will be grounded in the “catalyst paper”, Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Community Engagement in Higher Education (Sturm, Eatman, Saltmarsh, Bush). Eatman will facilitate a cross-university discussion about connections between UNCG community engagement and equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives to leverage an integrative approach to promote student success and other strategic goals.

Panelists include:
– Raleigh Bailey, Director, Center for New North Carolinians
– Micheline Chalhoub-Deville, Coalition for Diverse Language Communities

– Edna Chun, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resource Services
– Jerry Pubantz, Dean, Lloyd International Honors College
– Nell Pynes, Associate Provost for International Programs
– Steve Roberson, Dean, Undergraduate Studies

AN EXIT WITH A VIEW: Next Generation Scholars + Collaborative Technologies
Thursday, January 31, 2013 :: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Room 224, School of Education Building
Registration requested
This session, designed specifically for graduate students and those who support them, will first share the motivations and identities that contribute to an interest in engaged scholarship, and how the practice of engaged scholarship relates to the graduate school experience. Eatman will then facilitate a two hour workshop on collaborative technology tools to foster reciprocity, transparency, participation, and dialogue.
*Hosted by the Coalition for Diverse Language Communities and the Public Scholarship Graduate Network

UNIVERSITIES OF THE FUTURE: National Models & Local Varieties in the Arts, Humanities, and Design
Friday, February 1, 2013 :: 9:00am-11:00am
Room Change: Room 2711, MHRA Building
Registration requested
In the context of a swift and significant changes in the university (faculty and student demographics, skills sets, technologies, expressions of knowledge, impacts of scholarship, etc.) Dr. Eatman shares examples of some of the richest and most impactful community-engaged scholarship and the (academically) unfamiliar forms of expression they may take. Come learn of national examples drawn from a handful of the 80+ Imagining America (IA) member campuses and talk with fellow colleagues about what this means for us at UNCG, particularly in recruiting and retaining the current and future generations of scholars. Faculty and graduate students will also learn how to leverage UNCG’s membership to IA to build their engaged scholarly agendas and networks. 

Engaging Diverse Communities with Integrity
Friday, February 1, 2013 :: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Room 307, School of Education Building
Registration requested
In this lunchtime dialogue, Dr. Eatman will facilitate discussion among faculty who seek positive social change with diverse communities through community-university partnerships.  Discussion will be grounded in the “catalyst paper”, Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Community Engagement in Higher Education (Sturm, Eatman, Saltmarsh, Bush, 2011), but will focus particularly on the experiences, insights, and questions brought by faculty colleagues in the School of Education.
*Lunch sponsored by the Coalition for Diverse Language Communities



Ramaley_HeadshotJudith Ramaley, PhD (Bio)
President Emerita of Winona State University and Distinguished Professor of Public Service at Portland State University
Thursday, February 14, 2013

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Broadening the Reach of Higher Education: Value and Purpose
Thursday, February 14, 2013 :: 8:30am-10:00am
Kirkland Room, Elliott University Center
Registration Requested
Dr. Ramaley will address the changing patterns and strategic value of engagement in higher education.  In this interactive keynote address, Dr. Ramaley will discuss the elements of an engaged culture and the role of engagement in creating educationally rich environments. She will also talk about the campus as a model democracy and higher education’s role in fostering civic identity. A continental breakfast will be provided.
*Sponsored by the Office of Leadership & Service-Learning


The Role of Community Engagement in GEC, Student Success, and Faculty Development
Thursday, February 14, 2013 :: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Dogwood Room, Elliott University Center
Registration Requested
Dr. Ramaley will expand on the keynote’s discussion of the value and purpose of engagement in higher education by drawing upon her expertise in organizational change. She will craft this conversation around the role of engagement in general education, UNCG’s proposed QEPs, and faculty development for shaping organizational change. Light refreshments will be served.


Faculty Center Takeover: Valentine’s Day High Tea
Thursday, Feburary 14, 2013 :: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Faculty Center
Dr. Ramaley will be attending the Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons’ Valentines Day High Tea. Join Judith and the FTLC for some informal conversation and networking!


Greg.WinterGreg Winter
Foreign Editor, the New York Times
Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Global Matters: Your Learning Comes to Life
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 :: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Elliott University Center Auditorium

Winter oversees the coverage of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and the United Nations for the foreign desk of The New York Times, supervising the paper’s correspondents in those regions. He came to The Times in 2000 and started as a business reporter, covering Coke, Pepsi, Philip Morris and other consumer product companies. After stints in Los Angeles and on the Metro desk, he became a national education writer, focusing on higher education, educational finance, educational access and related topics. Before going to graduate school for journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, Greg
was a public policy analyst in San Francisco, focusing on affordable housing, welfare and homelessness. He served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations and was appointed by the mayor to serve on the city’s welfare and housing task forces. Before coming to The Times, Greg also worked as a reporting intern at CBS “Marketwatch” and at The Wall Street Journal. Join us in the Auditorium Pre-Function for a reception immediately following the presentation.
*hosted by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Learning Communities



sam_wineburg MarkConstantine_HeadshotSam Wineburg, PhD & Mark Constantine 
(Sam’s Bio)
 (Mark’s Bio)
Wineburg, Margaret Jacks Professor of Education and (by courtesy) of History at Stanford University
Constantine, Vice President, Jessie Ball duPont Fund
Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, 2013


*Individual Consultation sessions are availble with both Wineburg and Constantine. Contact Eileen Miller at ecmille2@uncg.edu to arrange an individual session.

Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts
Monday, March 18th, 2013
5:00-6:00pm :: School of Education Building, Room 120

Join Dr. Wineburg, the preeminent authority on history education in the United States and the author of Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts, to explore how research on historical understanding has had to change to reach real kids and real teachers in our nation’s urban schools. No registration necessary!!

Innovative Strategies to Attract Private Funding Sources for Community-Based Work
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
9:00-10:00am :: 219 Stone

Join Wineburg and Constantine for this public session as they share their experiences and tackle the issue of funding for community projects from the perspectives of both the academic grant writer and the funder. No registration necessary!!
*Sponsored by the School of Health & Human Sciences

The 2013 Community Engagement Series is sponsored by the UNCG Office of the Provost, Institute for Community & Economic Engagement, Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, Faculty Teaching & Learning Commons, HHS Office of Community Engagement, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Office of Learning Communities, Coalition for Diverse Language Communities + the UNCG Public Scholarship Graduate Network