April 2018 with the Swearer Center & Swearer Community
April was a busy month here at the Swearer Center! Our Executive Director and Associate Dean of Engaged Scholarship, Mathew Johnson, traveled to San Francisco for the fifth annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education on April 3-5, a conference for educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and policymakers dedicated to accelerating improvement in education. The Swearer Center is the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s administrative and research partner for the Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, a major component of the College & University Engagement Initiative (CUEI).
Additionally, Dean Johnson traveled to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to provide a full day workshop for colleges and universities pursuing the Carnegie Classification in the 2020 cycle. He then traveled to Newfoundland, where he visited the Memorial University of Newfoundland Office of Public Engagement to explore the idea of conducting the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification International Pilot at the University in Canada’s easternmost province.
Back on campus this spring, the Center hosted several events, including:
- A visit from President Christina Paxson at our community partner and Community Corps site, the D’Abate Community School
- “People vs. Democracy,” an evening with Harvard University Lecturer on Political Theory Yascha Mounk
- Two screenings of the documentary film, “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” produced by two Brown alumni, Susan Margolin ‘85 and Amy Tiemann ‘90
- The Lynton Colloquium for community engaged scholarship
- The 22nd Royce Fellowship Induction Ceremony
Click through the photos above for a photo recap of this month.