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July 2020

Webinar: Pitfalls and Possibilities for Ethical Partnerships and Critical Pedagogy in Service Learning and Community Engagement in the COVID-19 Era

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

In the context of service-learning and/or internship programs during the COVID-19 era (and beyond), what does it mean to support participation and voice amongst community partners? How can global educators push students to be more critically reflective about their own positionality as it intersects with their aspirations for participatory development? This session uses case studies of student and host partner experiences to spur reflection and discussion about these crucial questions. We will discuss these cases in Zoom breakout rooms and work to brainstorm optimal responses to each situation. The session draws upon the work of Omprakash (www.omprakash.org), a Seattle-based nonprofit working to help universities build ethical global partnerships and support students with critically-reflective training and mentorship. The session will also include details about the free, open-access online learning programs that Omprakash is offering in response to COVID-19—see https://www.omprakash.org/facing-pandemic—to help universities a) engage with the pandemic from a critical, intersectional lens attentive to issues of power and inequality; 2) attend to crucial…

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Webinar: Engaging Online: Promising Practices in E-Service Learning and Digital Civic Engagement

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

In this interactive webinar, we will highlight promising practices in building community-engaged experiences and courses online. Webinar presenters will comment on a range of topics, including: reimagining face-to-face civic and community engagement in an online environment incorporating effective learning design, digital tools, and assessments engaging community partners, students, and other stakeholders through online platforms naming and addressing barriers to access including how racial disparities and bias are encoded online a Q&A with participants related to community-engaged learning online in the context of COVID-19 Several of the participants contributed to E-Service Learning: Creating Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement Through Online and Hybrid Courses edited by Katherine Nordyke and Jean Strait (Stylus, 2016), and participants in the webinar will receive a discount code for the book.

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Webinar: Student Leadership in a Time of Global Crisis: From Ideas to Action for Full Participation in the 2020 Census & Elections

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

Democracy works best when all perspectives are included, but college students face unique barriers to participating in civic life. This panel will present how the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement and Dukes Vote are building the capacity of students as they lead 2020 Census and voter engagement initiatives. Presenters will discuss how students developed and implemented a campus civic engagement plan and what they’ve learned as best practices and strategies for achieving full participation even in a time of global crisis. Nonpartisan campus-wide student-led civic engagement initiatives are central components to lifelong participation in democratic self-governance. The presentation will consist of a panel of JMU students that have first-hand experience building and implementing a campus civic engagement action plan. Participants will be introduced to best practices for conducting census outreach (deadline for response extended to October 31, 2020), and voter education and mobilization, and developing and advocating contingencies during a time of global crisis that prevents in-person social interactions.…

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August 2020

Webinar: Virtual Mentoring and Tutoring During COVID-19: Preventing K-12 Learning Loss and Building an Online Model for the Future

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

In response to COVID-19 and the call from community partners in Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida’s Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships moved quickly to facilitate collaborations for online mentoring and tutoring. By utilizing resources at the University and community organizations’ close ties to families in Hillsborough County, a new pathway to prevent K-12 learning loss during COVID-19 emerged. USF’s College of Education recognized the urgency for practicum students and student tutor employees to continue learning and working during the pandemic. College of Education (COEDU) students were connected with local community organizations to host online tutoring and mentoring sessions with K-12 youth. The central mission of the program was to prevent K-12 learning loss during COVID-19 in Tampa Bay while COEDU students continued their education and employment in the spring/summer semesters. Key stakeholders across the University also provided support to transition from in-person to online K-12 student support. These efforts sought to build the foundation for an online…

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November 2020

2020 Civic Action Academy

November 13 - November 14
Franklin Junior High, 4801 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Save the Date! The 2020 Civic Action Academy will be held on November 13 and 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. For the fourth year in a row, this unique professional development opportunity will bring students from Iowa and Minnesota together to learn new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthropy, leadership, dialogue, advocacy and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on other campuses and network with peers. This year, the event will coincide with our first Social Changemaker Challenge, sponsored by Principal. Learn more here.

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2020 Social Changemaker Challenge

November 13
Franklin Junior High, 4801 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Brought to you by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact and Principal Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) is excited to announce the 2020 Social Changemaker Challenge, funded by Principal. The Challenge is open to current college students in business or related majors interested in using emerging business skills to address complex social problems. Student teams will be supported in taking a systems-level approach to understanding the problem, identifying gaps, and proposing solutions. The Social Changemaker Challenge uses higher education’s human capital to create innovative solutions to complex social problems. It helps students get experience addressing complex social problems by demonstrating highly sought-after workforce skills like leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptability, and teamwork. Student teams will work with a local community or campus partner to submit an application to participate. The application will include a description of the problem and plans for the partnership. IAMNCC staff will select and invite student-community teams to the innovation challenge day. On the day of…

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May 2021

Midwest Campus Compact Conference

May 25, 2021 - May 27, 2021
Saint Louis University, 1 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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Meet us in St. Louis! The Campus Compacts of the Great Plains, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin invite you to join us for the 2021 Midwest Campus Compact Conference being held May 25-27, 2021 at St. Louis University in St. Louis Missouri. Stay tuned for more information!

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