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2019 CHEC Conference EPIC Workshop

Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PT

The 2019 California Higher Education Collaborative (CHEC) Conference is being held October 1-3, 2019 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. This conference, with a theme of New Opportunities – Common Challenges, convenes administrative leaders and professionals from the three segments of California public higher education to encourage the exchange of ideas and practices, which may improve administrative performance, service, and outcomes. This year CHEC is hosting a pre-conference EPIC workshop on Tuesday, October 1.

You can register for the EPIC workshop pre-conference even if you are not registered for the CHEC Conference.

The EPIC workshop is designed to introduce university and local government representatives to the adaptable and replicable campus-community partnership model that is now succeeding at more than 30 higher-education institutions across the country and internationally. The EPIC model systematically matches real-world interests and needs with university capacity at a scale that can have lasting and sustainable impacts for all involved. The workshop includes

  1. An introduction to the EPIC Model, calendar, logistics, and benefits including case studies from proven EPIC Partnerships;
  2. A panel discussion with university and city representatives that have implemented the model; and
  3. Guidance on setting up a pilot year.

This workshop is intended for university representatives (faculty, administrators, sustainability professionals, service learning / community engagement professionals), local government representatives (local government managers, staff, and other representatives), nonprofit / philanthropic organizations that support municipal or community related projects or issues, and federal and state representatives that support community projects.


Jessica Barlow
Professor / Executive Director
San Diego State University / Center for Regional Sustainability

Marc Schlossberg
Professor / Co-Director
University of Oregon / Sustainable Cities Institute

Mike James
Assistant City Manager and Public Works Director
City of Lemon Grove, CA


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