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In his classic study of College: The Undergraduate Experience in America (1987), Ernest Boyer concluded that colleges in the U.S. had lost sight of the moral and civic purpose of education. Through the years, others have acknowledged (and some have bemoaned) the trends cited by Boyer: confusion about mission, obsession with vocationalism, faculty who focus exclusively on disciplinary expertise and technical skills, a rift between academic and student affairs divisions, the widening gap between colleges and universities and the larger world.
Recently, however, new opportunities for civic education have presented themselves. The financial meltdown and the election of the first African-American president in late 2008 have captured the attention of college students nationwide. Moreover, some faculty and staff at our colleges have begun to devise ways of tapping this new student awareness (and their impulse toward volunteerism) so as to engage students in the community and the world.
The Faculty Resource Network at New York University is pleased to announce the 2010 National Symposium on Engaging Students in the Community and in the World. During the two-day symposium, through keynote presentations, plenary panels, and breakout sessions, attendees will examine how colleges and universities can effectively reclaim their vital role as educators of individuals and citizens who are knowledgeable, civically engaged, and morally and socially responsible for others - in the community and across the world.
If you would like to register for the symposium, please complete the registration form and return it to our office by fax to 212-995-4101 or by email to email@example.com by Friday, November 12, 2010. To view the registration form, click here.
Registration Deadline| November 12, 2010
Hotel Reservation Deadline| October 23, 2010
Participation in the National Symposium is free of charge for faculty members and administrators from Faculty Resource Network and Leadership Alliance member institutions. To see if your institution is a member of the Faculty Resource Network or Leadership Alliance, please click here. For participants outside of the FRN consortium, there will be a $150 registration fee. Upon receipt of your registration form, you will receive an invoice for payment.
The room block at the Dupont Hotel, which is the designated site of the symposium, has been filled. Rooms are now available at the sister property of the Dupont Hotel, the Normandy Hotel, at the rate of $169 per night. The Normandy Hotel is within a five block radius of the Dupont Hotel.
This wonderfully informal boutique hotel is one of the best placed hotels in Washington DC. The Normandy Hotel is located in the heart of Washington DC's embassy belt and is the ideal location from which to explore the historic jewels of this absorbing city - everything from the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Hill and the wonderful Smithsonian museums, among others. For information on the amenities available at The Normandy Hotel, please click here.
To take advantage of this special hotel arrangement, please call the Dupont Hotel Reservations Department at 202-483-6000 or 866-534-6835 from Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. When reserving your room mention that you are with a conference group and provide reference code Faculty Resource Network Group at Normandy. Please have a major credit card ready to guarantee your reservation.
Rooms are on reserve for November 18, 19, and 20. For the best room selection and availability, please make your plans as early as possible.
A limited number of rooms are available at the group rate until the room block has been filled, or until October 23, 2010, after which the normal rate and availability restrictions will apply.
Special Symposium Rate
Standard Rooms: $169 per night
- The room rate is for single or double occupancy, exclusive of taxes. Payment must be made with a major credit card or cash instrument. Checks and third party credit cards are not accepted.
Limited bus service between the symposium proceedings at Howard University and the conference hotel will be provided to attendees at no additional cost. Additional information regarding bus service will be sent to symposium registrants in early November.
Previous National Symposia
- 2009 National Symposium: "Challenge as Opportunity: The Academy in the Best and Worst of Times"
- 2008 National Symposium: "Defining and Promoting Student Success”
- 2007 National Symposium: "Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy”
- 2006 National Symposium: "The Millennial Student”
- 2005 National Symposium: "Spirituality and Higher Education"
- 2004 National Symposium: "Beyond Brown vs. Board of Education: Diversity and Higher Education"
- 2003 National Symposium: "Approaching Assessment: The Road Ahead"
- 2002 National Symposium: "Being a Professor..."
- 2000 National Symposium: "The Future of Liberal Arts Education"
- 1999 National Symposium: "The Teaching and Learning Continuum"