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Community Engagement Institute 2018

May 22-23, 2018
Gonzaga University

What is the CEI? The institute brings together administrators, faculty, staff and community representatives from the Inland Northwest to discuss Service-Learning and community engagement initiatives, share promising practices and examine how institutions may become better able to seek solutions to complex challenges.  The conference seeks to share innovations in Service-Learning pedagogy and scholarship as well as to further discussions about the meaningful engagement of higher-education and communities to respond collaboratively to issues of need.

Why Spokane? The CEI brings campus and community partners together in a traditional gathering place, near the Spokane River falls, each year. This location emphasizes the importance of place and recognizes the responsibilities that institutions of higher education bear to the communities in which they live.  We draw inspiration from the geography of our region and the Spokane River to examine the changing currents of campus/community partnerships that bring about innovative and strategic responses to community needs.

May 22

Community Partner and Faculty Tracks

8:00am -  check in

8:30am to 3:45pm - sessions and lunch with Marshall Welch keynote

4:00 to 5:00 – social and awards

May 23

Faculty Track

8:00am -  check in

8:30am to 3:45pm  - sessions and lunch panel


K-12 Teacher Track

8:00am - check in

8:30am to 3:45pm - sessions with lunch panel

*attendance will count for five total clock hours

At a Glance 1-01

Red Lion Group Rate Information

Rooms available for booking at the group rate of $114 w/ breakfast included until 5-11-18. To book you may:

  • Call 800-RED LION (733-5466) and provide them with the group code: COMM0521 for Red Lion River Inn.
  • Or, click on this booking link Community Engagement Institute and it will take guests right to the Red Lion website where they can book directly.