The ACU and DePaul University Conference on Community Engagement and Service Learning

Celebrate the significant achievements that stem from partnerships between university and community.


Start date

23 July 2019

End date

25 July 2019


Australian Catholic University, St Patrick’s Campus

Melbourne, Australia

Join us for a three-day conference hosted by Australian Catholic University in collaboration with DePaul University. This conference will celebrate the significant achievements that stem from partnerships between university and community and explore some of the contemporary challenges of university-community engagement/service learning at the two largest English-speaking Catholic universities in the world. These challenges include embedding community engagement/service learning in curriculum, engaging with community partners, and supporting staff and students in their community engagement journeys.


Keynote speakers include DePaul University academics Dr Nila Ginger Hofman and Dr Howard Rosing, along with Professor Sandra Jones, ACU’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement).

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The conference is presented over three days to provide an opportunity for all to attend. You may register for one, two or three days of the conference, choosing the parts that are more relevant to you. 

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Learn more about the wide variety of presentations on offer throughout the conference. 

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This conference is presented in partnership with DePaul University.


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