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Year of Engagement Speaker Series: “If the Answer is Community Engagement: What is the Question?” ~~ Lorilee Sandmann (Session 1 – DC, GVL, CU)
January 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Guest Lecturer: Lorilee Sandmann, P.h.D
Sponsored by Academic Affairs
An identical session will be held on the Oconee campus at 2:00pm.
Sandmann will discuss how increasingly universities must address local and global complex issues by engaging with key stakeholders outside the academy. This engagement takes the form of mutually beneficial partnerships that produce and apply knowledge–a high-impact practice known as community engagement. For academic scholars and staff involved, this means applying their expertise and involving their students in real-world problems and collaborating with peers in other sectors who also bring their knowledge and wisdom to the table. Know about community engagement as a strategy for UNG to be a regional force and the implications for your work, discipline, and campus.
Sandmann is a professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, & Policy, in the College of Education and a fellow with the Institute of Higher Education at The University of Georgia as well as the editor of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. Based on her research, she has published widely in journals such as Review of Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education, Innovative Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, and Change, among others. Her latest book is Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education: The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions (Sandmann, Thornton, & Jaeger, 2009).
Dr. Sandmann has been inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame, was president of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, chaired what is now the Council of Engagement and Outreach for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and is on the National Advisory Committee for Community Engagement of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She was awarded UGA’s Outstanding Faculty Scholarship of Engagement Award in 2012 and is the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Award by the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in adult education and business management.