The Society for Values in Higher Education has announced the dates for its summer conference. Imagination and Compassion in Higher Education will be held August 3-7, 2012 at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Registration for the conference is available here.
From the conference website:
Imagination and compassion are necessary, even obligatory, tools to prepare the next generations to survive and to thrive in a time we may not know, understand, or live to see. Yet, in education today, imagination seems to be, at best, an extracurricular concern while compassion is only the haphazard consequence of the standard curriculum. At its 2012 annual meeting, the Society for Values in Higher Education will investigate the role of imagination and compassion in the ways we understand human realities in order to revitalize their role in higher education.