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November 2018

Peer Learning Video Conference: Rural Colleges and Universities

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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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January 2019

Civic Action Planning Institute

January 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa, 125 N Madison St
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
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Register Here 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 in facilitated discussions on specific topics key to many Civic…

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February 2019

Minnesota Community Engagement Network Gatherings

February 22, 2019 - February 27, 2019
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Join colleagues with significant responsibility and leadership in civic and community engagement for an interactive day focused on key issues in our day-to-day work. This year, we're offering this gathering in two locations to be more accessible to colleagues across the state: February 22, 2019, South Central College, Faribault, MN -- REGISTER HERE February 27, 2019, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN -- REGISTER HERE We will focus on sharing resources and strengthening our collective capacity in the following competency areas identified as priorities by this network at the 2018 Minnesota Community Engagement Network gathering. They include: Ability to communicate an institution’s brand of engagement Knowledge of civic learning pedagogies (as potentially distinct from community-engaged pedagogies) Knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods; ability to assess and evaluate impact of community engagement on its stakeholders Commitment to developing critical consciousness through meaningful praxis (reflection, dialogue, and action) Ability to construct solid learning outcome goals Ability to navigate the institution’s political…

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April 2019

2019 Statewide Summit and Presidents Awards Luncheon

April 10, 2019 @ 11:00 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, 11 a.m.-3:30 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 11:00 a.m. Registration and networking time  11:30 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. Awards Luncheon and Keynote 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Roundtables: Conversations with awardees and peer learning With questions, please contact Sinda Nichols at sinda@mncampuscompact.org or 612-436-2080.  

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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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