A distinguished panel will discuss “The Engaged Campus: Giving Back to the Commonwealth and Beyond” as part of this year’s Founders Week celebration at UMass Amherst. This panel presentation, hosted by the UMass Public Engagement Project, will examine the importance of the University's involvement in the local, state, and national community.
UMass Amherst is among a select group of U.S. colleges and universities recognized as a Community Engaged Campus by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This panel presentation will address how UMass students and faculty can and do give back to the Commonwealth through service learning, research, and community outreach. Five panelists will each present a different aspect of the university’s engagement, with discussion to follow.
- Dan Gerber, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Chair of the University Service, Public Service and Outreach Council of the Faculty Senate;
- Marla Michel, Director of Campus Engagement and of the Scibelli Enterprise Center Business Incubator;
- John Reiff, Director of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning;
- Linda Tropp, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, and Member of the Public Engagement Project.
- Honorable Stanley C. Rosenberg '77, MA State Senator and Majority Leader
Moderator: Naomi Gerstel, Distinguished University Professor (of Sociology) and Member of the Public Engagement Project
The UMass Public Engagement Project supports and trains faculty members to use their research to inform public policy, social change and communal debate. For updated information about this event and to learn more about the UMass Public Engagement Project, please visit www.umass.edu/pep.