Participants will include faculty, staff, students from ECU, area community colleges and universities and their community partners.
The symposium is a partnership between five ECU units (Office of Public Service and Community Relations, the Office of Human Research Integrity, the Faculty Senate Service Learning Committee, the Office for Faculty Excellence, and the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center) and North Carolina Campus Compact.
Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited.
The opening keynote address will center on "Framing the Issue: The University's Ethical Responsibility To Its Community," by Stephen Thomas, Ph.D., professor of health services administration in the School of Public Health and director of the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland in College Park. He is one of the nation's leading scholars in the effort to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.
A second keynote will be held during lunch on "The Ethics of Public Service and Faculty Rewards Reconsidered" by KerryAnn O’Meara, Ph.D., an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education and affiliate faculty in Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.