CECE Learning Exchange
About the CECE Learning Exchange:
Member engagement need not end with the CECE Summer Meeting and the APLU Annual Meeting. CECE’s virtual “Learning Exchange” forum is a member-driven set of discussion forums that allows university leaders to exchange best practices, address shared challenges, network, and learn from one another through regular phone calls or video web meetings. Through the Learning Exchange, CECE members can lead or contribute to discussions addressing topics in economic and community engagement. Forum members may exchange documents and resources via listservs and file sharing services and may elect to publish articles on the CECE blog if coordinated with APLU’s Office of Economic Development & Community Engagement. CECE’s Learning Exchange empowers the Commission to agilely respond to the many and varied needs of its membership.
Current CECE Learning Exchange Forums
- IEP Startup Cohort
Chair: Shalin Jyotishi, APLU
Regular calls of institutions pursuing APLU's Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University designation focused on sharing best practices and addressing shared challenges in economic engagement. Speakers include current designees, program reviewers, IEP award winners, APLU staff and other subject matter experts. Participants must be a member of the IEP start-up cohort.
- Rural Engagement for Resilient Communities
Co-Chairs: Sheila Martin, APLU and Michael Gaffney, Washington State University
Join a group of university leaders making a difference in rural communities. This Learning Exchange Forum will be a series of monthly phone calls for members to exchange best practices, engage philanthropic, private sector, and government funders, and more. Sign up today and join the monthly discussion every third Tuesday at Noon Eastern Time.
- MAY- Rural Opportunity Zones
- JUNE - No Forum. Join the CECE-CoR Joint Summer Meeting in State College, PA.
- JULY - Infrastructure Development
- AUGUST - Rural Workforce Development
- SEPTEMBER - General Rural Economic and Demographic Trends
- OCTOBER - Value Added Food Manufacturing
Steps for Establishing a Learning Exchange Forum:
- One must have at least 4 interested CECE members and 1-2 members who are willing and able to serve as chairs of the forum. The chairs are responsible for cultivating, managing and leading the discussion group’s agenda and objectives.
- APLU requires chairs to identify a reoccurring meeting time for the group (e.g. Third Thursday at 2 PM Eastern Time).
Chairs are solely responsible for the logistical management and leadership of their forum, including calendar invitation management, reminder emails, or other forum logistics.
- APLU provides the chair with dial-in details, a sharable Dropbox folder, and an email listserv, if desired. APLU will also promote the forum meetings via CECE’s website and mailing list.
- Discussion forums are given opportunities to meet in-person during each Summer Meeting and Annual Meeting.
Forums may be discontinued at any time.