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WCE Hosts Inaugural NC School-University Partnership Summit

Thursday, November 09, 2017

UNCW Provost Marilyn Sheerer, Watson College dean Van Dempsey and WCE PDS director Somer Lewis welcomed participants to a summit of UNC school-university partnerships on Oct. 20.

The inaugural two-day event was designed to share successes and challenges and take away new ideas related to collaborative PDS work. The theme of the summit was “Blurring Boundaries: Creating Opportunities for School-University Partnerships.”

Ninety individuals from 10 UNC institutions, 17 North Carolina school districts and five community agencies participated in the summit.

“The 2017 summit serves as the first in what we hope will be an ongoing collaboration of school-university partnerships across the state,” Lewis said. “Participant feedback revealed the summit provided a much-needed opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about our partnership work and to consider new strategies to advance our respective missions both within and among our school-university partnership teams.”