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October 2020

Network Meeting: Anti-Racist Action and the Civic Mission

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

In an effort to promote an opportunity for healing, reflection, and growth, we offering a virtual gathering space for our network. The recent shootings of Jacob Blake and Trayford Pellerin by police, as well as the multiple attacks and shootings on Black Lives Matter protesters by white supremacists in the following days, are a continuance of the current and historical trauma of Black communities through police brutality and systemic racism. We invite you to join us virtually as we identify actions within the civic mission of higher education where we can take to make change together as people of color and allies committed to equity. We welcome the participation of staff, faculty, administrators, and students from across the Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Network as we process both recent and historical events.  Register here to join us at noon on October 2.

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Network Meeting: Current Issues in Higher Education

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across Iowa and Minnesota for connection, resource-sharing, and new ideas on current issues facing higher education. This gathering is open to faculty, staff, student leaders, and partners from our member institutions. We will have facilitated discussion on current events and issues in higher education community engagement. Wednesday, October 7, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Zoom web conference Register here for a custom Zoom link.

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Critical Conversation: Voting During a Global Health Crisis

October 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

2020 has offered no shortage of opportunities for important dialogue about our nation’s future. While dialogue may be more difficult this year as we all reconsider what it means to be together and safe, it has never been more important. At Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, we believe higher education has a key role to play in both leading the conversations and preparing students for the skills needed for them. Our Critical Conversations reflective dialogue series will support these critical efforts. Through the fall and into 2021, we will offer monthly Critical Conversations dialogue opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and community members interested in building their skills as dialogue participants and facilitators. The monthly sessions will offer an opportunity for reflective practice and engagement on a topical prompt and with featured dialogue tools. The sessions will engage participants in sample dialogues and time to reflect on how the featured prompts and models might translate to their home campuses, organizations, and/or…

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November 2020

2020 Social Changemaker Challenge

November 13
Zoom web conference

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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2020 Civic Action Academy

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Registration now open! The 2020 Civic Action Academy will be held on November 13 online. 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. More information on speakers and sessions will be announced soon! Agenda 12:00 pm Opening Session and Keynote 12:45 pm Affinity Groups Meet peers from across both states and discussed common challenges and ideas. 2:00 pm Break and Slack Q&A with Keynote 2:15 pm Civic Action Lightning Talks Hear from successful professionals in a variety of realms of social change 3:15 pm Break and Slack Q&A with Speakers 3:30 pm Affinity Group Meetings with Speakers 4:30 pm…

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Critical Conversation: Historical Perspective on “Unprecedented” Times

November 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

2020 has offered no shortage of opportunities for important dialogue about our nation’s future. While dialogue may be more difficult this year as we all reconsider what it means to be together and safe, it has never been more important. At Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, we believe higher education has a key role to play in both leading the conversations and preparing students for the skills needed for them. Our Critical Conversations reflective dialogue series will support these critical efforts. Through the fall and into 2021, we will offer monthly Critical Conversations dialogue opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and community members interested in building their skills as dialogue participants and facilitators. The monthly sessions will offer an opportunity for reflective practice and engagement on a topical prompt and with featured dialogue tools. The sessions will engage participants in sample dialogues and time to reflect on how the featured prompts and models might translate to their home campuses, organizations, and/or…

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December 2020

Critical Conversation: Civic Agency in a Pandemic

December 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

2020 has offered no shortage of opportunities for important dialogue about our nation’s future. While dialogue may be more difficult this year as we all reconsider what it means to be together and safe, it has never been more important. At Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, we believe higher education has a key role to play in both leading the conversations and preparing students for the skills needed for them. Our Critical Conversations reflective dialogue series will support these critical efforts. Through the fall and into 2021, we will offer monthly Critical Conversations dialogue opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and community members interested in building their skills as dialogue participants and facilitators. The monthly sessions will offer an opportunity for reflective practice and engagement on a topical prompt and with featured dialogue tools. The sessions will engage participants in sample dialogues and time to reflect on how the featured prompts and models might translate to their home campuses, organizations, and/or…

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January 2021

Critical Conversation: Reimagining Higher Education

January 22, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

2020 has offered no shortage of opportunities for important dialogue about our nation’s future. While dialogue may be more difficult this year as we all reconsider what it means to be together and safe, it has never been more important. At Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, we believe higher education has a key role to play in both leading the conversations and preparing students for the skills needed for them. Our Critical Conversations reflective dialogue series will support these critical efforts. Through the fall and into 2021, we will offer monthly Critical Conversations dialogue opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and community members interested in building their skills as dialogue participants and facilitators. The monthly sessions will offer an opportunity for reflective practice and engagement on a topical prompt and with featured dialogue tools. The sessions will engage participants in sample dialogues and time to reflect on how the featured prompts and models might translate to their home campuses, organizations, and/or…

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