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September 2018

Webinar: Racial Equity Across College & High School – It’s about Liberation & Transformation, not Diversity & Inclusion

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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REGISTER HERE Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz. What do these words actually mean for students, faculty, and staff of color who frequently feel excluded and marginalized?  How can systems that weren't built to educate students of color become places of belonging, liberation, and wholeness? This webinar will share real world examples and suggestions for promoting Racial Equity Across College & High school.   Mila Buckland is a first-generation college graduate, second-generation immigrant. She identifies with the pronouns she/her/hers and as Southeast Asian American. Mila is the Curriculum and Training Manager at Campus Compact of Oregon. In her role, she supports Campus Compact's Racial Equity Across College and High School (REACH) efforts; REACH is Campus Compact's strategic initiative to build a statewide coalition and movement for racial justice in higher education across college and high school in Oregon. Mila’s area of expertise is in gender equity and inclusion of Asian, Pacific Islander students.     Kaycie López Jones holds a…

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October 2018
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Webinar: The Power of Community Colleges in Voter Registration

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Featuring: Dr. Connie Jorgensen, Piedmont Virginia Community College and Michael Dean, LeadMN Campus Compact is pleased to present a series of virtual dialogues on the electoral power of Community Colleges. This three-part series is part of the Engage the Election 2018 project, advancing electoral engagement in community colleges. This series will be hosted by Verdis L. Robinson, Campus Compact’s Director of Community College Engagement and feature experienced community college practitioners who will share some best practices they've established on their campuses. This will be followed by an open dialogue concerning the unique challenges and opportunities unique to community colleges regarding voter registration, education, and turnout. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire electoral engagement on campuses. The Engage the Election 2018 Virtual Dialogue Series is being offered free of charge for faculty, staff, practitioners, and student leaders, but all attendees must register. Spots are limited, so register early.

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Webinar: The Power of Community Colleges in Voter Education

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Featuring: Dr. G. David Price, Santa Fe College (FL) and Michael Burns & Debi Lombardi, Campus Vote Project Campus Compact is pleased to present a series of virtual dialogues on the electoral power of Community Colleges. This three-part series is part of the Engage the Election 2018 project, advancing electoral engagement in community colleges. This series will be hosted by Verdis L. Robinson, Campus Compact’s Director of Community College Engagement and feature experienced community college practitioners who will share some best practices they've established on their campuses. This will be followed by an open dialogue concerning the unique challenges and opportunities unique to community colleges regarding voter registration, education, and turnout. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire electoral engagement on campuses. The Engage the Election 2018 Virtual Dialogue Series is being offered free of charge for faculty, staff, practitioners, and student leaders, but all attendees must register. Spots are limited, so…

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Webinar: The Power of Community Colleges in Voter Turnout

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Featuring: Dr. Mary Frances Archey, Community College of Allegheny County, PA and Dr. David Bodary, Sinclair Community College, OH    Campus Compact is pleased to present a series of virtual dialogues on the electoral power of Community Colleges. This three-part series is part of the Engage the Election 2018 project, advancing electoral engagement in community colleges. This series will be hosted by Verdis L. Robinson, Campus Compact’s Director of Community College Engagement and feature experienced community college practitioners who will share some best practices they've established on their campuses. This will be followed by an open dialogue concerning the unique challenges and opportunities unique to community colleges regarding voter registration, education, and turnout. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire electoral engagement on campuses. The Engage the Election 2018 Virtual Dialogue Series is being offered free of charge for faculty, staff, practitioners, and student leaders, but all attendees must register. Spots are limited,…

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Private Colleges and Universities

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Urban Colleges/Universities

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here

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November 2018

Peer Learning Video Conference: Public Universities

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here

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2018 Civic Action Academy

November 9 - November 10
Drake University, 2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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We hope to see you at the second annual Civic Action Academy! Registration is now open. This is a unique professional development opportunity for students interested in learning new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. The event will be held November 9 and 10, 2018 at Drake University in Des Moines. Students from across the Midwest and beyond (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to learn from professional across sectors. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthropy, nonprofit leadership, dialogue, advocacy and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on other campuses and network with peers. Mike Draper, this year's keynote speaker, owns RAYGUN, headquartered in Des Moines with locations in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Kansas City. Students, staff, and faculty from Campus Compact member institutions can register at a discount for only $25 per person using the code “iaccmember.”  Agenda Overview Friday, November 9, 2018 1:00…

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Webinar: Community Colleges as Civil Power Plants: Generating, Harnessing, and Spreading Civic Power

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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REGISTER HERE Inspired by Eric Liu’s You Are More Powerful Than You Think and his notion of civic power, this webinar will introduce the concept of community colleges as “Civic Power Plants” generating power in the civic life of their students and campuses.  How can community colleges harness their true public purpose by educating for democracy and sending it out to making a difference in the civic lives of the community that they serve?  This webinar will feature examples of civic engagement from across the diversity of the community college realm. Verdis Robinson -  is the new Director for Community College Engagement at Campus Compact. As an advocate of community college civic education, Robinson directs The Democracy Commitment (TDC) initiative as part of his portfolio. Before becoming national director of TDC, Robinson was a tenured Assistant Professor of History and African-American Studies at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, NY. Mr. Robinson is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Faculty…

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Community and Technical Colleges

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here.

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December 2018

Webinar: Students and Spirituality – Student Motivation to Do Good

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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REGISTER HERE 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 first-generation college…

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January 2019

Webinar: Placed-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education

January 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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REGISTER HERE 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 2013,…

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February 2019

Webinar: What Went Wrong? A Partnership Analysis Framework

February 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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REGISTER HERE 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…

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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
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REGISTER HERE 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 collection,…

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March 2019

Webinar: Exploring the Connection: Community Engagement and College Completion

March 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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REGISTER HERE 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 the Certificate Program…

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April 2019

2019 Statewide Summit and Presidents Awards Luncheon

April 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

2019 Statewide Summit & Presidents Awards Luncheon This event brings together a variety of civic engagement stakeholders both to celebrate the good work already being done across the state and to consider ways of building on that work for greater impact. Both individuals and campus teams are invited to attend.  Date: April 10, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Registration and refreshments start at 9 a.m. The awards luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Location: St. Catherine University, St. Paul Awards: Award submissions are due February 22, 2019. Learn more here.  We will post more information as we get closer to the event. Registration: We will open registration in January 2019. Table sponsorships are available beginning in November. To learn more about reserving a sponsored table for your campus, contact Sinda, below.  Agenda 9:30 a.m. Registration and networking time  10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Plenary  11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Facilitated Networking and Peer Learning With questions, please contact Sinda…

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Webinar: Census 2020 and Higher Education

April 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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REGISTER HERE 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 of the NIU…

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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 The University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Visit the conference website here.  The full program will be released at the end of March. Early-bird registration rates are available starting in February 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…

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