NOSC 2012 at The University of Alabama, September 30–October 3, featured three well received plenary sessions, one of which, the opening plenary, also included the conference’s keynote address.
They were as follows:
• Monday, October 1, 2012, 2–3:30 p.m., Presidential Panel on Engaged Scholarship, moderated by UA Graduate School Dean David Francko. Panelists were Dr. Guy Bailey, president, The University of Alabama; Dr. William Muse, Kettering Foundation, former president, Auburn University; Dr. Lee T. Todd, Jr., former president, University of Kentucky; and Dr. David Wilson, president, Morgan State University.
Keynote Address: Ambassador James A. Joseph, Duke University. Title: “The Civic Engagement Imperative: Higher Education and the Public Good.”
• Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:30–8:30 p.m., Stephen Black, director, UA Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Title: “The Future of Morality: What Role Should Colleges and Universities Play?”
• Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 8–9:30, Dr. Kevin Kecskes, associate professor of public administration, Portland State University; and Dr. Kevin Foster, associate professor, University of Texas at Austin. Title: “Fits and Starts: Visions for the Community Engaged University.”