Understanding Community Engagement in Times of Crisis: Lessons Learned (HLC Conference)
Join members of our AASCU Collaboratory cohort at the Higher Learning Commission’s 2021 Annual Conference!
2020 brought unprecedented challenges, but also a unique opportunity to re-examine civic engagement in this new landscape. Learn how a cohort of AASCU institutions came together to use data in examining community-university partnerships to address pressing social issues, demonstrating the relevance of higher education, particularly in times of crisis.
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Christine BrucknerAssistant Director of Assessment and Data Management, Illinois State University
Christine Bruckner started as the Assistant Director of Assessment, Data Management, and Grant Writing in December 2016. Before working for the center, Bruckner was a Research and Planning Analyst for the Office of Planning, Research, and Policy Analysis at Illinois State University. Prior to working at Illinois State, she worked as a Research and Program Evaluation Specialist at the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in Bloomington, and as a high school speech and English teacher.
Bruckner is a double alumna from Illinois State University having received a B.A. in Communication Studies Teacher Education (with recognition as a Bone Scholar) and a M.S. in Communication.
Felice Nudelman Associate Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)Felice NudelmanAssociate Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)
In February 2021, Felice Nudelman assumed the role of associate vice president of Academic Innovation and Transformation at AASCU. Nudelman came to AASCU in January 2019, when she became the executive director of the American Democracy Project (ADP), which supports member campuses in programming to encourage students to be informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. In 2003, while working at The New York Times, Nudelman partnered with George Mehaffy and a group of AASCU provosts in creating ADP. She remained a thought partner and collaborator from the project’s inception as the program grew and developed.
Prior to assuming her role at AASCU, Nudelman served most recently as the executive vice president of the Weiss Institute/Say Yes to Education, which brings together the best thinking, latest research, and tested strategies for the benefit of communities seeking to make it possiblefor all young people to earn a college degree or other postsecondary credential. Before her work at the Weiss Institute, Nudelman served as the chancellor of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio, from 2011 to 2016—a period in which the university built a new campus in Seattle and added an array of online programs. She subsequently served Antioch as chief global officer for innovation & partnerships.
She has spent the majority of her career in education, both on college campuses and for 12 years with The New York Times Company. In her final role there, she served as executive director of education. One of her key roles was developing The New York Times Knowledge Network, a new business model in e-Learning that included collaboration with colleges and universities to create and deliver online courses and certificates, including courses created and taught by New York Times journalists. In 2010 she led the Times Company’s collaboration with the Texas Education Agency to launch Project Share, a statewide initiative for 400,000 teachers and four million K-12 students. Before joining The Times, Nudelman served as executive director for Pace University’s School of Education (N.Y.), where she was responsible for internal and external relations, new program development, and the design and implementation of continuing education program. Previously, Nudelman spent nearly a decade in academic affairs at Bloomfield College (N.J.), where she served in several capacities including associate dean of academic affairs.