Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

School of Health and Human Sciences

We invite you to join us for the 2018 Assessment Institute

We invite you to join us for the 2018 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis to be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, October 21-23.

The Keynote speaker for the Community Engagement track is Emily Janke, Associate Professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies Department and Director of the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (University of North Carolina – Greensboro). Emily‘s session titled “Rethinking What We Want and Need to Know about Partnerships” will discuss how we can more effectively track, assess, and research campus-community partnerships to ensure that they are, indeed, mutually beneficial partnerships.

Emily says, “While partnership principles are central to community engagement, practical understanding of how reciprocity and mutual benefit are actually enacted is challenging due to interrelatedness of issues, layers of interactions, and diversity of people, purpose, and process. How can we create institutional portraits with the data we collect and use those portraits to improve our work?”