David J. Schmidly Texas Tech President Texas Campus Compact President

Texas National Campus Compact is a coalition of 693 public and private, two- and four-year college and university pesidents located in 45 states and the District of Columbia. These presidents are committed to helping students develop the values and skills of civic participation through involvement in public service.

Campus Compact’s primary purpose is to support campus-based public and community service in higher education. Its convening force is the recognition of the urgent need for higher education to focus on its civic purpose and educate the leaders of tomorrow by connecting future leaders with the world of today.

The Texas Campus Compact is committed to a partnership between campuses and the communities, as well as to assist faculty who seek to integrate community engagement into their teaching and research. By creating a supportive campus environment for community service, colleges and universities can best prepare students to be active and involved members of society.

Texas Campus Compact proudly presents a workshop for factulty interested in service-learning.

Texas Campus Compact initiated the first in an important series of workshops by Dr. Edward Zlotkowski. The first workshop titled “Service Learning: From Theory to Practice” provided in-depth examples of service learning and civic engagement. The programs were conducted at University of Houston, Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and University of Texas in Arlington. While the morning sessions focused on the powerful impact of incorporating service learning, the afternoons were group oriented to provide specific examples to faculty of service learning in the disciplines. Dr. Zlotkowski has worked extensively with faculty and chief academic officers nationally on supporting faculty in service learning and campus community collaboration. We were honored that he shared his vision to more than 200 participants across Texas. Edward Zlotkowski, Ph.D. is a professor of English at Bentley College, Senior Faculty Fellow at the national Campus Compact, and Senior Associate at the American Association for Higher Education. He is the general editor of an 18-volume book series for AAHE that explores the relationship between service learning and the individual academic disciples which is available from AAHE.

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