5th ANNUAL ERNEST L. BOYER AWARD: Creating the Connected Institution: Towards Realizing Benjamin Franklin’s and Ernest Boyer's Revolutionary Vision for American Higher Education

Featured Session
Friday January 23, 2015 8:45am to 10:00am

The New American Colleges & Universities has established a national award to honor the legacy of Ernest L. Boyer by recognizing an individual whose achievements in higher education exemplify Boyer’s quest for connecting theory to practice and thought to action, in and out of the classroom.  As stated by Boyer: “We emphasize this commitment to community not out of a sentimental attachment to tradition, but because our democratic way of life and perhaps our survival as a people rest on whether we can move beyond self-interest and begin to understand better the realities of our dependence on each other."  Ira Harkavy will deliver this address as recipient of the 2015 Boyer Award.

This session is presented by the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U)

Ira Harkavy
Associate Vice President and Director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships
University of Pennsylvania

An historian with extensive experience building university-community-school partnerships, Harkavy teaches in the departments of history, urban studies and Africana studies, and in the Graduate School of Education.  He is vice chair of the National Science Foundation’s Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE); US chair of the International Consortium on Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and Democracy; chair of the National Anchor Institutions Task Force; a member of the Board of Trustees of Widener University; and a member of the Harvard College National Advisory Board for Public Service