So far, they have learned that it is more appropriate in the Canadian CCE movement to talk about ‘culture change’ in higher education rather than institutionalization. Culture change in this context is the process of authentically and holistically embedding an ethic of CCE into the practices of PSIs (governance, resources, and activities). In other words: culture change happens when people in an institution change their beliefs, behaviours and attitudes – and thus relevant programs, policies and processes. Institutionalization, on the other hand, is about changing structures, like communication channels, hierarchy structures, and institutional mandates. The working group also learned that a tool to assess culture change has to assess it on a continuum that represents the multi-directional flow of knowledge and expertise between communities and PSIs.
In many instances, campuses and communities
can often be thought of as separate clusters. C2UExpo 2017 has founded the
Ambassador Program to bridge this gap by allowing communities participate and
build employable skills in a reputable campus setting which the conference
takes place at. Obtaining rigorous training, Ambassadors will have the
opportunity to build capacity, and create an impactful difference both at, and
outside the C2UExpo 2017 conference.
With C2UExpo 2017 beginning in a couple short days, we can’t wait to delve right into some of the themes each of our Gatherings will be addressing.
Let’s see what Trail Blazer– David J. Phipps , Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services at York University had to say about the following questions!
Because we had such a great turn out of presentation proposals for the #C2UExpo 2017 , I’m happy to say there are a lot of concurrent sessions you can choose from this year! Here are a few sessions that have been the most popular so far, so you definitely don’t want to miss out signing up for them.