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Democracy, Civic Engagement and Student Learning

On Friday, February 1, the SENCER Center of Innovation Southwest (SCI-SW) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) hosted the Fourth Annual SCI-SW SENCER Regional Symposium in the Ann Stuart Science Complex. The theme of this year’s symposium aimed to link student learning, civic engagement and democracy. It brought speakers and experts in different disciplines from around the US and TWU to discuss together our roles in helping students develop a sense of civic virtue so they can build a thriving democracy for themselves and future generations. You can read the full report of the program here.

Valuesbased training for successful academic leadership at your institution

In October 2018, the organization founded by SENCER leaders Amy Shachter and Karen Oates, Success 4 Higher Education (S4HE), teamed with the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement to present the first Values‐Based Academic Leadership Institute hosted at Broward College. Thirty‐eight campus leaders from institutions across the United States, as well as one international campus, spent two days developing conceptual and practical foundations for their work as leaders. A report on this meeting was published in Dean and Provost (Vol 20, Issue 5) January 2019 Read it here:

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