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June 2020

Community Engagement Professional Retreat

June 22 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, 60098 United States
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$500

Campus Compact has a long history of creating spaces for personal and professional growth for those leading the public purpose of higher education. This retreat is designed by and for Community Engagement Professionals (CEPs) to carry on that tradition and create a unique reflective learning space. We are seeking to create a diverse group of attendees representing a variety of contexts, cultures, identities, and experiences to enhance learning, reflection and growth for all. See below for more information. Applications to attend due April 24, 2020. Retreat Goals: Relax in a welcoming environment, recognizing that our work is challenging and requires time for reflection and recharging Create an inclusive learning community in which personal and professional experiences are honored Reflect on the gifts and passion participants bring to this work, and affirm their commitment to the field Expand participants’ capacity to deepen engagement across the institution, lead through times of change in higher education, and exercise leadership with an equity lens Explore…

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May 2020

Participate in a Community of Practice (CoP) for the Credentialing Program

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Campus Compact is offering six distinct Community of Practice (CoP) opportunities this summer 2020 for individuals interested in joining a space for shared learning and collegial support related to the following micro-credential certification areas: Community Engagement Fundamentals Community Partnerships  Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching (Service-Learning) Program Administration Supporting Engaged Faculty Development   Want to sign up? Visit https://credential.compact.org/micro-credentials/preparation-opportunities/communities-of-practice/ to learn more about the specific topics, formats, dates, and times of the Summer CoPs and to apply. All CoPs will commence in early June and conclude by the end of August. Applicants must commit to attending all regularly-scheduled virtual group sessions (6 sessions, 90 minutes in length). There is no fee to participate in a CoP. Act now - the application deadline for summer 2020 CoPs is Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

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Community Engagement Network Gathering – Duluth and Superior

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway St.
Superior, WI 54880 United States
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Free

REGISTER HERE Join us for an informal, open house gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners in and around Duluth and Superior working on issues of community and civic engagement in higher education. This is an open space for networking, connection, and idea exchange among those who are interested in higher education’s public purpose and seek thoughtful collaborators. No charge to attend. Location: Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway St, Superior, WI 54880 —

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March 2020

Campus Compact 2020 National Conference

March 29 - April 1
Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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SAVE THE DATE! More info to come!

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Community and Civic Engagement Institute Day Two

March 18 @ 8:00 am - March 19 @ 2:30 pm
University of Wisconsin Oskosh, 748 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, 54901 United States
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$65

The annual Campus Compact for Wisconsin Civic and Community Engagement Institute (CCEI) is a time for community and civic engagement professionals, faculty, and administrators to get together, reflect on their work, learn about cutting-edge practices and news ways to conduct their work, and discuss important topics related to strengthening the civic infrastructure on college campuses. The landscape of higher education funding and the economic impact of colleges on communities in the state of Wisconsin are changing, and campus leaders gather at the Institute to consider ways that colleges and universities may improve the quality of community life through civic engagement, produce solutions in a changing economy, and assess and document impact on student learning.

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Community and Civic Engagement Institute Awards Dinner

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - March 18 @ 8:00 pm
University of Wisconsin Oskosh, 748 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, 54901 United States
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$45

Sister Joel Read Civic Engagement Practitioners Award The Sister Joel Read Civic Engagement Practitioners Award recognizes up to three outstanding faculty or staff members who have made significant contributions to civic engagement on their campus. The purpose of this award is to honor three practitioners who have built successful campus-community partnerships to both support student learning and development and the civic mission of the institution. Jack Keating Student Civic Leadership Award The Jack Keating Student Civic Leadership Award recognizes up to three students or teams of students that have taken a leadership role in creating change in their community. Honorees will expand their educational experience outside of the bounds of their campus while demonstrating measurable community impact. The purpose of this award is to honor students who work towards fulfilling the civic mission of their institution and Campus Compact for Wisconsin. Esther Letven Campus-Community Partnership Award The Esther Letven Campus-Community Partnership Award recognizes up to two outstanding campus community partnerships…

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Community and Civic Engagement Institute Day One

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - March 18 @ 6:00 pm
University of Wisconsin Oskosh, 748 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, 54901 United States
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$65

The annual Campus Compact for Wisconsin Civic and Community Engagement Institute (CCEI) is a time for community and civic engagement professionals, faculty, and administrators to get together, reflect on their work, learn about cutting-edge practices and news ways to conduct their work, and discuss important topics related to strengthening the civic infrastructure on college campuses. The landscape of higher education funding and the economic impact of colleges on communities in the state of Wisconsin are changing, and campus leaders gather at the Institute to consider ways that colleges and universities may improve the quality of community life through civic engagement, produce solutions in a changing economy, and assess and document impact on student learning.

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May 2019

Midwest Campus Compact Conference

May 30, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Dispatches from the Midwest: Community, Collaboration, and Critical Perspectives   May 30-31, 2019, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Visit the conference website here.  Call for Session Proposals: Submit your session proposal here Session proposals are due February 8, 2019 Whether you are new to civic and community engagement, curious about learning the basics of campus-community partnerships, or a seasoned professional seeking innovative approaches and discussion of important issues, this conference will provide opportunities to learn, explore, connect, and prepare for bold, thoughtful action. Who should attend? Faculty engaged or interested in community-based learning, research, or other collaborative efforts; staff and administrators in student affairs, academic affairs, and other areas (e.g., diversity, equity, and inclusion, institutional research and assessment); student leaders; and community. Pre-Conference Deep Dives* Member - $50 Non member - $50 Full Conference Early Registration February 1, 2019 – April 15, 2019** Member - $300 Non Member - $500 Discounted Rate (national service/student/nonprofit/planning committee) – $150 Full Conference Late Registration…

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April 2019

Webinar – Census 2020 and Higher Education

April 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar
Free

REGISTER HERE for this FREE webinar! Through this webinar, we will discuss the vital role that colleges and universities can play in ensuring a fair and complete count in the 2020 Census.  A complete count is essential to ensuring that states maintain their federal funding levels and their representation in federal government. By working with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and most importantly, community partners, colleges and universities can support their communities in maintaining important resources.  In this webinar, we will explore available resources as well as highlight schools gearing up for this work in 2020.   Sherrie J. Taylor, Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies Research Associate and Liaison to the State Data Center, joined CGS full-time in April 2001, after working as a Graduate Assistant for two years. She works with the public and a wide range of institutions in supplying data knowledge based primarily on the public data provided by state and federal agencies. As the project manager…

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The Community College Commitment to Civic Engagement

April 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kirkwood Community College, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$25

Join Verdis Robinson, Campus Compact’s director of community college engagement, for an community college workshop at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa. Through a series of panels, small group dialogues, and larger conversations, we will explore the unique challenges and opportunities of community colleges and their critical role in preparing students to be informed, active, and mobilized citizens in their communities, states, and the world.  We will also examine aligning civic engagement with community college priorities. This workshop is hosted by Campus Compact’s Community College Commitment, a new national network of community colleges dedicated to the advancement of civic learning and engagement at community colleges. This event is open to community college administrators, faculty, and staff from across Iowa and beyond. Attendees do not need to be current Campus Compact members for this special event.

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March 2019

Civic Engagement Institute

March 21, 2019 - March 22, 2019
Alverno College, Bucyrus Conference Center
Milwaukee, WI 53234 United States
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The annual Campus Compact for Wisconsin Civic Engagement Institute (CEI) is a time for community and civic engagement professionals, faculty, and administrators to get together, reflect on their work, learn about cutting-edge practices and news ways to conduct their work, and discuss important topics related to strengthening the civic infrastructure on college campuses. The landscape of higher education funding and the economic impact of colleges on communities in the state of Wisconsin are changing, and campus leaders gather at the Institute to consider ways that colleges and universities may improve the quality of community life through civic engagement, produce solutions in a changing economy, and assess and document impact on student learning. 2019 Civic Engagement Institute March 21 & 22, 2019 Alverno College Registration: Registration is now open and closes on Friday, March 8, 2019. Call for Proposals: The Call for Proposals is now open. Proposals are due Friday, February 8, 2019. Annual Awards Nominations: Nominations for the CCWI Annual Awards are currently being accepted.…

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Webinar – Exploring the Connection: Community Engagement and College Completion

March 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar

REGISTER HERE for this FREE webinar! Colleges and universities face the significant challenge to help students from all backgrounds enter and complete college in a timely manner. This webinar will highlight the potential that community engagement offers to increase college completion rates, using specific research studies that have contributed to the growing body of evidence that connects community engagement with student success for all students.   Lynn E. Pelco, Ph.D., is associate vice provost for community engagement in the Division of Community Engagement at Virginia Commonwealth University where she also directs the Office of Service-Learning. She earned her Ph.D. in school psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and has held clinical, administrative and faculty appointments at the University of South Australia, Bucknell University, The College of William and Mary, and The Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. Her research interests include university-community partnerships, service-learning, and university student development.   Helen Rosenberg, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and directs…

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February 2019

Webinar – Integrating civic outcomes across a major or program: Curriculum design and mapping for civic learning

February 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar

REGISTER HERE for this FREE webinar! In this webinar attendees will focus on identifying, articulating, and mapping civic learning and developmental outcomes (civic identity, civic-mindedness, civic agency, civic literacy, intercultural competency, etc.) for their program of study or major. A curriculum map is a tool to assure the content of a program of study or major is being presented and assessed, all content is linked to learning goals (e.g. institutional, accreditor), and that content is sufficient to reach learning and developmental goals. A curriculum mapping exercise can show gaps in learning, overlaps in content, and indicate where weaknesses or opportunities can and should be addressed.   Anne Weiss has over seven years of experience in leading collaborative assessment, evaluation, and inquiry projects focused on resolving complex problems within higher education institutions- especially as it relates to civic or community engagement.  In the role of Director of Assessment with Campus Compact of Indiana, Anne develops data collection instruments, conducts literature reviews, performs data…

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Webinar – What Went Wrong? A Partnership Analysis Framework

February 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar

REGISTER HERE for this FREE webinar! Building on the 2014 “What Went Wrong?” conference, this session offers a framework for analyzing and transcending the wrongness of structures and practices in community-academic research, education, and social action partnerships that limit effective democratic participation of and the distribution of power with those who experience marginalization. Susan Gust – is a community activist and small business owner. In 2003-04 she was named a Humphrey Institute Public Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota. She co-founded and chaired the Phillips Neighborhood Healthy Housing Collaborative a community-university and public agency research partnership. Cathy Jordan – is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Extension at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on community-based research projects that aim to address community-defined needs, contribute to social and policy change, enhance scientific methodology, and contribute valid information to our knowledge base.  Brian Lozenski – is Assistant Professor of Urban and Multicultural Education at Macalester College. His research explores the intersections of critical participatory…

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January 2019

Webinar: 2020 Carnegie Classification

January 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar
Free

Campus Compact is offering a Carnegie webinar for member campuses seeking Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in 2020. The speakers will be John Saltmarsh and Marisol Morales. This webinar is for campuses that are in the process of putting together their application - for first-time and re-classification applicants - for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification and will take place on January 31st at 12PM EST. The focus of the webinar will be discussion of strategies for coherently conveying evidence in a way that makes your best case for institutionalization. Advice and insights will be provided from campus-based experiences with putting together an application, and ample time will be provided for any questions participants have as they finalize their application. Anyone interested in the classification is welcome to attend, but this webinar is not oriented to a more foundational overview of the classification framework.

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“Fueling for the Marathon” (a Carnegie application workshop)

January 25, 2019
Indiana University Bloomington
$120

Indiana Campus Compact is hosting two events as a means of supporting institutions as they prepare their applications for Carnegie’s Elective Classification for Community Engagement. These events – “FUELING FOR THE MARATHON” workshops – are a part of Indiana Campus Compact’s ongoing Carnegie series "It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Applying for Carnegie’s Classification for Community Engagement in Higher Education." More information on these two events and the series can be found here. The cost for the events is $120 per campus team (up to 5 people) and includes a light breakfast and lunch. If interested, institutions would only choose one of the two dates to attend: November 30, 2018 at Indiana University South Bend (South Bend, Indiana) January 25, 2019 at Indiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, Indiana) What is this event? An off-site gathering for campus teams who are engaged in the process of organizing and compiling the application for the 2020 distinction.  This event will allow the time/space to dig deep, and…

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Webinar – Placed-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education

January 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar
Free

REGISTER HERE for this FREE webinar! Widely known through the work of the Harlem Children’s Zone and the federal government’s Promise and Choice Neighborhood programs, geographically specific community engagement initiatives have the potential to positively address the challenges of inequity and injustice within our communities. While we may be familiar with these types of place-based initiatives from non-profit organizations or governmental grants, less is known about this type of strategy in higher education. This webinar will include a presentation of a recent national study and the facilitators’ recent book on place-based community engagement in higher education, followed by an exploration of several of the most salient topics arising from this promising new strategy.   Erica Yamamaura – is Associate Professor and Program Liaison Coordinator of the Student Development Administration Program at Seattle University. A long-time believer in the use of service-learning and community-based projects as part of her pedagogy, she engages in project-based learning in graduate education in her work at Seattle University. Since…

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Civic Action Plan Institute

January 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa, 125 N Madison St
Iowa City, 52242 United States
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$25

REGISTER HERE Registration is now available and closes on January 9, 2019. This event is designed for campus Civic Action Plan teams to come together, get new tools and insights and connect with other campus teams. Teams can be in the planning stages or focused on implementation and can include individuals from across campus and beyond including faculty, staff, administrators, students and community partners. Teams may already be formed or can be gathered for this event. Those forming teams should consider engaging leaders from across campus including faculty, staff from a variety of areas (diversity, ministry, teaching and learning, research, etc), student leaders, and community partners. Teams will have the opportunity to consider new strategies for civic action including applying an equity lens and engaging key campus leaders and will have the opportunity to work together and receive expert consultation on their planning and/or implementation. In the afternoon, teams can spend time getting to know colleagues from other campuses across the state…

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Webinar – Collaboratory Coffee Break: Applying for Carnegie

January 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Webinar
Free

Applying for Carnegie? Take a Coffee Break with Collaboratory! Monday, January 14th 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST Register: https://noblehour.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5cd18b50a70ab88195b4f9ae1&id=fc35715f17&e=aeaab39c2c Is your institution in the process of applying for the elective Community Engagement Carnegie classification or reclassification? Or are you considering how to operationalize the commitments your institutions made to documenting your continued engagement since earning classification? Grab a cup of coffee and start your new year off right! This short (but powerful!) presentation will help your institution: Review last-minute strategies to institutionally crowdsource necessary data while expanding institutional relationships Identify tips for completing the application itself - including pitfalls, challenges, and opportunities to leverage your institution’s strengths Communicate with institutional leaders, faculty, and staff about the value of data collection initiatives like Carnegie and lay the foundation for future data needs Learn how Collaboratory can support your Carnegie data collection efforts Presenters: Dr. Emily Janke is the Director of the UNC Greensboro Institute for Community & Economic Engagement and an Associate Professor…

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December 2018

Webinar – Students and Spirituality: Student Motivation to Do Good

December 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar

REGISTER HERE for this FREE webinar! This webinar is an opportunity for Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and Campus Compact to explore the intersection of faith and service as it relates to student motivation to engage in civic engagement.  Dr. Janett Cordoves will talk introduce the work of IFYC and research they have done around how students in faith communities engage with their campuses and communities through civic engagement. Dr. Cordoves will be joined by staff and students to talk about their experiences. Janett I. Cordovés, Co-Curricular Partnerships Manager, equips and empowers campus professional staff to be interfaith leaders. Prior to joining the IFYC team, Janett worked in higher education for thirteen years, serving in various roles including student support services, such as residence life and crisis response, as well as in academic initiatives with first-year seminars, orientation, and senior experience courses. Janett has recently completed her doctorate in Ethical Leadership and successfully defended her research on the influence of spirituality on…

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