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March 16-19, 2003
Phoenix Civic Plaza,
Phoenix, Arizona

For more information contact
Judy Greenfield
(480) 705·8200 x200

Hosted by:
Maricopa Community Colleges

Coordinated by:
Estrella Mountain
Community College

and
Mesa Community College

News & Events
Pre-conference Events:
Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit
National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs
National Conference

Community College Baccalaureate Association Third Annual Conference
Leadership Succession Strategies Institute for Women in Higher Education
 
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Forums
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Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit
Sunday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phoenix Civic Plaza

Recognizing that colleges, universities, and other organizations across the country are developing and providing degree programs, certifications, and services related to Homeland Security, the time is right for community colleges to take these efforts to the next level. A consortium of community colleges led by the Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges and the League for Innovation in the Community College is hosting a Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit to dialogue about how community colleges can help address national issues of Homeland Security while furthering service, service-learning, and civic engagement on their campuses.

These dialogues will focus on competencies that meet the needs of stakeholders in education, business, government, and beyond; focusing on two-year or less programming in growing fields such as emergency personnel training, community preparedness and awareness, health, counseling, etc.; and encompassing shorter programs and services for specific aspects of Homeland Security that build into associate’s degrees and certifications. The objective of this summit is to explore how community colleges are currently addressing issues of Homeland Security and explore new areas of involvement; identify where community colleges need support to more effectively and broadly address this growing need; capture feedback on the information discussed; and identify and develop a plan of action for completing the identified tasks.

The Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit will be held on Sunday, March 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Civic Plaza. In addition, there is no charge to participate in the Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit.

Agenda

9:00 AM

Introductory remarks, summit forecast, and introductions
Margaretta Brédé Mathis
Senior Director of Development, League for Innovation

Background, purpose, and desired outcomes of summit
Mark David Milliron, President and CEO, League for Innovation
R. Thomas Flynn, President, Monroe Community College
Lyvier Conss, Exeucive Director, Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges

10:00 AM

Showcase of current homeland security and civic engagement initiatives:

Service Learning Program Models
Gary Thompson, Chairperson, Department of Law & Criminal Justice, Monroe Community College

Creating Cultural Inclusiveness
Steve Kahla, Senior Training Consultant, Corporate and Continuing Education, Brookhaven College

Learning and Teaching Preparedness: Post-Disaster Response and Services in the Classroom
Rose Pfefferbaum, Director, Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness, Phoenix College

Collaborating with the Kettering Foundation: National Issues Forum
Pam Whitelock, Dean, Lifelong Learning, Gulf Coast Community College

A Balanced Approach to Domestic Preparedness
Jon Alexiou, Director, Community College Initiatives, The Chauncey Group International

11:30 AM
Forecast Afternoon Focus Group Activities
Margaretta Brédé Mathis
Senior Director of Development, League for Innovation
Cindy Miles
Vice President, Learning and Academic Affairs
Community College of Denver
 
11:45 AM
Lunch on Your Own
1:00 PM

Focus Group Activities: Identify Community College Homeland Security and Domestic Preparedness Programs, Services, and Resources as they relate to Service Learning and Civic Engagement

• Existing Programs and Services
• Unmet Needs
• Barriers
• Funding Sources and Partnerships

2:15 PM
Break
2:30 PM
Reports from Focus Groups
Cindy Miles
Vice President, Learning and Academic Affairs
Community College of Denver
3:30 PM
Wrap Up and Next Steps
Margaretta Brédé Mathis
Senior Director of Development, League for Innovation
4:00 PM
Adjourn