Michigan Union Address:
530 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
About the Tri-Campus Provosts' Seminar:
The Tri-Campus Provosts’ Seminar was intended to initiate a multi-university collaboration between Wayne State, Michigan State and the U of M focused on civic engagement, engaged learning and community-based research as a part of forming a Community Engagement Consortium. The Provosts’ Seminar brought together administrators, faculty and potentially students from the three universities as well as leaders of community organizations with whom partnerships are already well established. The Provosts' Seminar provided a venue for active and committed individuals to come together to improve their current collaborations and discuss what mechanisms are needed to progress civic engagement efforts the state. The event took place at the Michigan Union in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
There were breakout sessions intended to enhance cross-fertilization among a number of separate yet parallel projects and initiatives among and between both institutions and community organizations. One breakout session provided participants with an opportunity to network and discuss best practices and challenges associated with current civic engagement efforts in Michigan. The final breakout session included an active discussion intended to identify future steps for establishing a CEC.
Nancy Cantor is the eleventh Chancellor and President of Syracuse University. Prior to her appointment at Syracuse, Cantor served as chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, prior to which she had been dean of its Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and vice provost for academic affairs; she also was professor of psychology and senior research scientist at the Institute for Social Research at Michigan. Previously, she had been chair of the department of psychology at Princeton University . An author of numerous books, chapters and scientific journal articles, Cantor holds an A.B. from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a member of the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. Cantor is the past chair of the board of directors of the American Association for Higher Education and former chair of the board of the American Council on Education. Among the boards of which she is a member are the American Institutes for Research, Say Yes to Education and the Future of Minority Studies. She is an Honorary Trustee of the American Psychological Foundation and was national co-chair of Imagining America's Tenure Team Initiative.
TED-like talk presentations focused on student-centered engaged learning, cross-university community-based research, foundation resources, and community-based programs and research. Following the TED-like talks participants had an opportunity to engage with these different topics discussing specific challenges and opportunities associated with collaborations taking place within their shared fields of interest.
Academic Specialist for Civic Engagement, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University
A partner with the Global Workshop, LLC, and founding director of Lansing’s Refugee Development Center, Vincent Delgado has a decade of experience speaking and writing about international and refugee issues. For ten years he worked as a print journalist, covering conflict in Central America, labor in Mexico, and politics and local government in the United States. His work has appeared in major newspapers, travel magazines, and several Washington, D.C.-based political newsletters. The Colorado native is fluent in Spanish and has worked as an English as a Foreign Language instructor and an adjunct professor in political science. Vince regularly works with college students on international topics, maintains significant contacts with experts in the migration and humanitarian aid community, and is a frequent speaker on international topics. Vince is also the author of the documentary cookbook A Taste of Freedom: A Culinary Journey with America’s Refugees (2003), published by Global Workshop.
Director, Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center, Professor, School of Public Health, U of M
Barbara A. Israel, MPH, DrPH, is a Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan. She received her graduate degrees in public health from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Israel has published widely in the areas of: the social and physical environmental determinants of health and health inequities; the relationship among stress, social support, control and physical and mental health; and community-based participatory research (CBPR). Dr. Israel has extensive experience conducting CBPR in collaboration with partners in diverse communities. Since 1995, she has worked together with academic and community partners to establish and maintain the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center. The Center involves multiple NIH and Foundation-funded basic etiologic research and intervention research projects aimed at increasing knowledge and addressing factors associated with health inequities in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Israel is actively involved in several of these CBPR projects examining and addressing, for example, the social and physical environmental determinants of cardiovascular disease, the environmental triggers of childhood asthma, access to food and physical activity spaces, and capacity building for and translating research findings into policy change.
Executive Director of the University Research CorridorPresenter
Executive Director of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Class of 2015, Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Psychology, WSUPresenter