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Annual Symposium & Related Events

17-18 Engaged Faculty Scholars Program

North Carolina Campus Compact has selected ECU to be the partner campus for the 2017-2018 Engaged Faculty Scholars Program. In partnership with the Office for Faculty Excellence, CLCE will offer a series of workshops to help faculty make connections between their community engagement efforts through service-learning and their public scholarship. Event details will be posted soon.

Global Service-Learning Workshop with Dr. Nora Reynolds

In April 2017, Dr. Nora Reynolds, research associate with Globalsl.org and Haverford College, led an "Intro to Global Service-Learning" workshop. This workshop was a collaborative effort between CLCE, Global Affairs, and Faculty Excellence. More than 50 faculty attended the workshop and expressed interest in offering global engagement experiences to ECU students. More info about the workshop can be found here

2015 Engaged Scholarship Symposium, April 13-14, 2015 (offered by Office of Public Service & Community Relations)

Two days of important discussion on community engagement and engaged scholarship led by Dr. Hiram Fitzgerald of Michigan State University and others.  Register at the Office for Faculty Excellence website.  View the symposium schedule.


Ethics of Public Service Symposium, March 7, 2013, East Carolina Heart Institute

This Symposium will engage participants in discussions about ethical responsibilities of public universities, the value of public service to campuses and communities, the ethical dilemmas arising from public service, the rewards to all involved, and the ethical responsibilities. Participants will include faculty, staff, students from ECU, local community colleges and universities and their community partners.

At the end of this Symposium participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a public university's ethical responsibilities to its communities.
  2. Analyze the ethical principles involved when communities and campuses work together.
  3. Participate in case studies involving ethical dilemmas.
  4. Understand the community and university's perspectives toward public service.
  5. Network with community partners and university/college colleagues engaged in public service.

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.


8:30-9:00:  Registration / Poster Session

  1. Institutional Ethics and a Moral Order: How East Carolina University Does Public Service
  2. Building a Methodology for Monitoring and Measuring Community Engagement
  3. ECU's Public Service Initiatives
  4. ECU Office of Faculty Excellence
  5. Service-Learning at ECU

9:00-9:10:  Welcome by Chancellor Steven Ballard

9:10-10:00:  Opening Keynote: Framing the Issue: "The University's Ethical Responsibility To Its Community" by Stephen Thomas, Ph.D.

10:00-10:30:  Questions/Discussion

10:30-11:00:  Break / Poster Session

11:00-12:00:  Panel: Community Partners and Faculty

12:00-1:00:  Lunch & Second Keynote: "The Ethics of Public Service and Faculty Rewards Reconsidered" by Kerry Ann O'Meara, Ph.D.

1:00-2:00: Workshops

  1. Tenure, Promotion, and Community Engagement
  2. Conflicts of Interest in Public Service
  3. Sites, Placements, or Partnerships: Reciprocity in Service-Learning

2:00-3:00: Workshops

  1. Challenges to the Sustainability of Public-Academic Partnership in Social Science Research
  2. ECU Institutional Review Board: Case Studies in Engaged Scholarship
  3. Student Perspectives on Ethical Dilemmas in the Community

3:00-4:00: Reception and Networking

Questions: Contact Beth Velde (veldeb@ecu.edu; 737-1377) or Dennis McCunney (mccunneyw@ecu.edu; 328-2802)