Transformative Education: Equity, Sustainability, Empowerment

Second Annual 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being and 40th Wisconsin Women and Gender Studies Conference TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION: Equity, Sustainability, Empowerment April 27-29, 2017 Pyle Center, UW-Madison The 4W Summit is hosted by the UW-Madison 4W Initiative — Women and Well-being in Wisconsin and the World – and the UW Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium. 4W is administered by the School of Human Ecology in partnership with the Global Health Institute and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where do we Go from Here?  Understanding the Current Crisis & Building Social Justice in the Midwest June 2-3, 2017, Edgewood College, Madison Forward is an annual gathering of community activists, students, and educators committed to social justice. In keeping with the Wisconsin Idea, Forward provides an open space for freewheeling discussion, strengthening alliances and networks, and developing visions and strategies for progressive social, economic, and political change.  will devote substantial attention to understanding the outcome of the 2016 elections and their implications for the struggle for social justice in the Midwest, including Wisconsin.

Thriving College Town Summit

Thriving College Town Summit April 26, 2017 at Ripon College (Co-hosted by UW-Extension and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation) This event will feature a WiCC-facilitated panel showcasing service-learning projects at UW-Whitewater (Choton B27-28, 2017asu, Business) and UW-Eau Claire (John W. W. Mann, History).

Writing Innovation Symposium

Writing Innovation Symposium Marquette University April 27-28, 2017 This event is sponsored by our Social Innovation Initiative and designed to help colleagues across disciplines develop writing instruction in conjunction with social innovation and social entrepreneurship education. The program features: A discussion of principles and best practices for incorporating formal and informal writing instruction into social innovation/entrepreneurship courses, co-curricular programming, and extra-curricular activities. A spotlight on the new first-year writing curriculum at Marquette, which is “seeding” social innovation through undergraduate research. Extended time to work with other Symposium participants and consultants to develop individual courses and assignments, course sequences, and/or co-…

Connecting Campuses with Communities

The IUPUI Center for Service and Learning and Indiana Campus Compact are joining forces again to host the 9th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities conference (CCC) on May 15-19, 2017. Over the years we have found one of the greatest benefits of attending CCC is the development of a network of colleagues interested in similar work. Please help us expand our network by sharing the following information. Service Learning Institute – Monday, May 15th – Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 Institute Objectives: To increase the number of high quality service learning courses To share promising practices and generate new ideas To…

Volunteer Management Webinar Series

Retaining Volunteers When: Monday, June 26, 11:00am-12:00pm What if we spent as much time on retention as we do on recruiting and enlisting new volunteers? The volunteer report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 70% of Wisconsin volunteers continue from one year to the next.  What’s the retention rate in your organization?  During this webinar we’ll explore problems tracking retention as well as some time-tested ways to keep your volunteers. Presented by Bonnie Andrews, Volunteer Milwaukee Manager, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee. Register here Webinars are open to all and free to attend.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium 2017 Meeting

ESC 2017 Meeting Welcome to the 18th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium This is Engagement: Best Practices in Community-Engaged Scholarship Birmingham, Alabama Preconference: Sunday, September 24, and Monday, September 25, 2017 Conference: Tuesday, September 26, and Wednesday, September 27, 2017  

Midwest Campus Compact Conference

Doing Democracy: Asset-Based Engagement and Culture Please save June 5-7, 2017, for a conference focused on asset-focused culture change and community engagement, hosted by Loyola University Chicago and sponsored by the Campus Compact, Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin Campus Compacts).

Webinar Series

Free webinars for faculty, students, administrators, staff, and community partners in the development and sustainability of engaged pedagogies and practices on college and university campuses. Campus Compact|Western Region webinars are open to individuals from any Campus Compact member institution nationally for free and to individuals from non-member institutions for $75 per webinar. All webinars begin at 12pm PT/1pm MT/3pm ET. Click on the webinar titles for detailed information and to register. Here’s Your Lineup! May 15, 2017 Liberating Service Learning Randy Stoecker, University of Wisconsin-Madison To review any of the webinars hosted in the 2014/15 or 2015/16 academic years, visit the…

Civic Action Statement

To advance the public purposes of higher education, presidents and chancellors across the U.S. in collaboration with Campus Compact affirm the following statements, which characterize our current commitments and name the ideals toward which we will work with renewed dedication, focus, and vigor. We empower our students, faculty, staff, and community partners to co-create mutually respectful partnerships in pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus—nearby and around the world. We prepare our students for lives of engaged citizenship, with the motivation and capacity to deliberate, act, and lead in pursuit of the public good….