All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend “The Impact of Catholic Education in America,” a conference to be held June 20-22, 2013 on the University of Portland campus, according to Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center. The purpose of the conference is to bring together teachers, school administrators, pastors, and scholars to deepen the conversation around issues facing Catholic schools today and the impact these schools have had on the flourishing of the Catholic faith throughout the nation.
Members of the UP community—including undergraduate students—may attend any or all sessions free of charge but are asked to register at http://www.up.edu/garaventa/. Faculty who have local archdiocesan teachers, administrators, or pastors as students are asked to let them know that registration is $100 for the Friday sessions, which include topics of particular interest to them (technology in the classroom, school standards and benchmarks, legal topics, effective school boards, transferring the mission to lay leadership, etc). There are also a limited number of $50 scholarships available to this group.
For more information contact Powell at 7702 or email@example.com.