This forum will provide an opportunity to reflect and learn from the experience of universities and communities successfully working together.
TIME: Monday 22 August 2005, 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
PLACE: RMIT Storey Hall, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
REGISTRATION FEE: $50
RSVP: 15 August 2005
1) Dr Ira Harkavy is Associate Vice President and founding Director of the Centre for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania. An historian with extensive experience building university community school partnerships, Harkavy teaches in the departments of history, urban studies, Africana studies, and city and regional planning. As Director of the Centre for Community Partnerships since 1992, Harkavy has helped to develop service learning and academically based community service courses as well as participatory action research projects that involve faculty and students from across the university.
Professor Ira Harkavy is in Australia as part of the Australian Consortium Fulbright Senior Scholar 2005.
2) Dr Ron Faris is President of Golden Horizon Ventures, a consultancy focused on lifelong learning strategies, global training reform and interactive learning technologies. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Educational Theory (adult education and educational administration) from the University of Toronto he taught high school in British Columbia and Australia and in a factory classroom in London. He has taught at a distance at the University of Victoria since 1992 and at the new Royal Roads University in the MA Program in Leadership and Training (service-learning at a distance for mid-career students).