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November 2019

Community Engagement Network Gathering – Moorhead

November 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ushers House, 801 Main Avenue
Moorhead, Minnesota 56560

REGISTER HERE Join us for an informal happy hour gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners in the greater Fargo/Moorhead region 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. Drinks and food are on your own. --- This event is part of a new series of informal Campus Compact network gatherings across Iowa and Minnesota. Find a full calendar of 2019-20 Minnesota events. Learn more about Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact's mission and priorities. Contact Sinda Nichols with questions at snichols@compact.org or 612-436-2080.

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Using NSLVE Data: Resource Sharing Zoom Call

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Register Here Join colleagues to discuss how to make the most of your institution's 2018 National Student of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) data. November 12, 1- 2 pm.

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2019 Civic Action Academy

November 8 - November 9
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA United States + Google Map
$25 – $75

See the agenda for the 2019 Civic Action Academy! This 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 on November 8 and 9, 2019 at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Students from across the Midwest and beyond (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to learn from professionals across sectors. 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. Accommodations The Cedar Valley has many accommodations to choose from for this event. A few suggestions are below. The Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau has a comprehensive list of hotels and motels in the area. Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel and Bien Venu Event Center 7400 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (map) Country Inn…

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October 2019

Student-Ready Campus Summit

October 25
North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 United States
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Join us on October 25, 2019 in the Twin Cities for a day of learning, sharing, and planning how to increasingly address students' basic needs, especially by engaging students as agents and leaders in this work and community partners as key allies. Registration has closed. See the Eventbrite Page Location: Center for Business & Technology (CBT) Grand Hall, Room 195 North Hennepin Community College 7411 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 See campus map Parking: You are welcome to park in any of the parking lots on campus. No parking pass is needed. The closest is the east entrance parking lot, indicated on the campus map. This is also the closest handicapped parking area. Special thanks to our planning committee in helping create this event: Erika Christensen; University of Iowa Diane Haskins; Mercy College of Health Sciences Emma Kiley; AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Hamline University Azania Tripp; North Hennepin Community College Crystal Watts; AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Southwest Minnesota State University May…

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Preparing Students for Primaries and Caucuses: Resource Sharing Zoom Call

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Preparing Students for Primaries and Caucuses: Resource Sharing Zoom Call Register Here Join colleagues to discuss how we're preparing students for the 2020 Caucuses and Primaries. The Iowa Caucuses are on February 3, Minnesota Precinct Caucuses on February 25, and Minnesota Presidential Primary on March 3. This Zoom call will take place on October 16, 2-3 pm.

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September 2019

2020 Census: Resource Sharing

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

2020 Census: Resource Sharing Zoom Call Register Here Emerging research indicates most students don't understand basic facts about the census, including that it is mandated by the Constitution. Even though the Supreme Court recently decided against inclusion of a citizenship status question, issues of mistrust are complicating the 2020 Census, and the stakes are high for a full and accurate count. Census counts determine how Pell grant dollars, school lunch program funding, and housing resources are allocated to states. That data also determines how many congressional districts each state has. Register below to join us on September 19, 1-2 pm for a conversation about how higher education can engage the census in courses and as an institution -- or peruse these curated resources. 

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Community Engagement Network Gathering

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mississippi Market Community Room (W. 7th Street Location)1500 West 7th St., St. Paul, MN 55102, St Paul, MN 55102, 740 E 7th St
St. Paul, MN 55106

REGISTER HERE September 18, 11 am to 1 pm. Open House -- come when you can. Mississippi Market Community Room (**NOTE:**West 7th Street Location) West 7th Store  |  1500 West 7th St. St. Paul, MN 55102 Join us for an informal lunchtime gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners interested in issues of community and civic engagement in higher education. We're creating this as an open space for networking, connection, and idea exchange among those who identify with Campus Compact's mission and seek thoughtful collaborators. No charge to attend. Lunch is on your own, with options available for purchase from Mississippi Market. (No outside food, please.) This gathering is part of a new, quarterly series of informal network gatherings in the Twin Cities. Look for additional Twin Cities gatherings in December, February, and April. We will also be hosting gatherings in other regions of Minnesota throughout the year. Contact Sinda Nichols with questions at snichols@compact.org or 612-436-2080.  

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August 2019

2020 Census Planning Institute

August 14 - August 15
Metropolitan State University St. Paul, + Google Map
Free

Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis College, Carleton College, and Minnesota Campus Compact are partnering to organize a planning institute on Wednesday, August 14 from 10 am - 4 pm and Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. This gathering is designed for staff and faculty from campuses across the state in every higher education sector. Individuals or campus teams may attend, and no expertise on the census is expected of participants. We are seeking participants who are interested in the following: - Learning about higher education's role in a complete 2020 Census count - Contributing to research on student census engagement, and - Taking time to plan curricular and co-curricular strategies to engage the census on campuses and in communities. Sessions for this two-day planning institute will include presentations from the Minnesota State Demographer's Office and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, information on models for integrating the census into courses…

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Constitution Day Dialogue: Resource Sharing & Planning

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Constitution Day Dialogue Initiative: Resource Sharing & Planning Zoom Call Register Here Topics: Campuses are welcome to choose any public issue as the focus of a Constitution Day Dialogue. Additionally, we've helped to develop a 2020 Census dialogue guide: "We all count. But will we all be counted?". Others plan to host dialogues on voting rights as we approach the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. More resources are available here. How to sign up: We're asking campuses to indicate if they plan to host a dialogue about a public issue on or around Constitution Day (September 17) by completing this short form before August 1. Planning support: Sign up for the planning Zoom call on August 9 from 1 - 2 pm, or contact Sinda Nichols at snichols@compact.org for for a time to talk.

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May 2019

Midwest Campus Compact Conference

May 29 - May 30

Dispatches from the Midwest: Community, Collaboration, and Critical Perspectives   May 29-31, 2019 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota University of Minnesota, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Visit the conference website here. When: May 29-31, 2019 The conference formally opens on Thursday, May 30 at 8:30 am for registration and light refreshments. Sessions start at 9:30 am. Optional pre-conference sessions begin on Wednesday, May 29 at 1 pm. Where: Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Registration, plenaries, and most conference activities take place in Coffman. Some sessions will be in the nearby Brunicks Hall and the Weisman Museum. See an annotated map here. Registration Hours: Wednesday, May 29, 11 am - 5 pm, 3rd floor of Coffman Memorial Union Thursday, May 30, 8:30 am onward, ground floor of Coffman Memorial Union, just outside the Great Hall. Breakout Session Schedule: The conference schedule details will be available online and via the University of Minnesota…

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April 2019

2019 Minnesota Summit and Presidents’ Awards Luncheon

April 10 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

2019 Statewide Summit & Presidents' Awards Luncheon Registration is closed. 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.  Date: April 10, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 11 a.m. The event program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Location: Rauenhorst Ballroom 3rd floor, Coeur de Catherine St. Catherine University 2004 Randolph Ave St Paul, MN 55105 See campus map. Parking: Free parking is available in the O’Shaughnessy lot, marked on the campus map. You may park in this lot regardless of whether they say they require a permit. Permits are not required on the day of the summit. The nearest handicapped parking is available southeast of the Coeur de Catherine building, near the roundabout. Handicapped parking is marked on the campus map. Meal: Lunch will be provided and will be served pre-plated. We have…

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Webinar: Integrating Civic Outcomes Across a Major or Program: Curriculum design and mapping for civic learning

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

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. Seth Pollack, PhD, is Professor of Service Learning, and the founding faculty director of the Service Learning Institute at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). CSUMB is one of the few higher education institutions in the country to have developed a service learning requirement for all undergraduate programs. Seth has led the effort at CSUMB to provide a framework for developing…

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January 2019

Civic Action Planning Institute

January 17 @ 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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$25

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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November 2018

Peer Learning Video Conference: Rural Colleges and Universities

November 16, 2018 @ 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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May 2018

Civic Dialogue — Twin Cities Regional Gathering

May 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Metropolitan State University St. Paul,

Civic Dialogue -- Twin Cities Regional Gathering Date & Time: May 24, 2018, from 10 am-3 pm. Morning refreshments and time for conversation will be available starting at 9:30 am.    Location: Metropolitan State University Library Room 306. (Please note this is a different room than originally planned.) The campus address is 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106, but that is not the specific address of the library. Please see this campus map for details.  Parking: Please park in the parking ramp marked on this map. We will provide parking vouchers so you can exit the lot free of charge. Meals: We'll provide light morning refreshments and a full lunch. With questions, please contact Sinda Nichols at sinda@mncampuscompact.org or 612-436-2080. In a context characterized by profound polarization, many of us are working to build, expand, and connect dialogue efforts as a means of fulfilling our institutions' civic missions. Toward that end, Minnesota Campus Compact is launching the Constitution Day Dialogue Initiative this September. Whether you intend…

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Civic Dialogue — St. Peter

May 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter, MN United States + Google Map

Civic Dialogue -- St. Peter Regional Gathering Date & Time: May 18, 2018, from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Morning refreshments and time for conversation will be available starting at 9 am.    Location: Second Floor Board Room, Jackson Campus Center, Gustavus Adolphus College. See campus map attached. Parking: Please park in the visitor parking in Lot A marked on this map.   With questions, contact Sinda Nichols at sinda@mncampuscompact.org or 612-436-2080. In a context characterized by profound polarization, many of us are working to build, expand, and connect dialogue efforts as a means of fulfilling our institutions' civic missions. Toward that end, Minnesota Campus Compact is launching the Constitution Day Dialogue Initiative this September. Whether you intend to be involved in that particular initiative or simply want to add tools to your dialogue toolbox, please join us. This gathering will include: An overview of how to be involved in the 2018 Constitution Day Dialogue Initiative and how to access a mini-grant; A train-the-trainer session on using Danielle…

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April 2018

Webinar: Engaging Immigrant Communities

April 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

CACC, CCMW, and UTCC staff have pulled together content and facilitators that highlight innovations and deep thinking in strategic priority areas for the Campus Compact network and specific programs and initiatives that are making waves at member institutions. Immigration is a national hot topic. During this webinar on April 10th, members of the Cal State East Bay community will share the responsive programs they created to engage the immigrant community and develop positive relationships across difference. Registration now open here.

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March 2018

Webinar: Equity and Inclusion for the 1% (not THAT 1%): Student Veterans in Higher Education

March 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

CACC, CCMW, and UTCC staff have pulled together content and facilitators that highlight innovations and deep thinking in strategic priority areas for the Campus Compact network and specific programs and initiatives that are making waves at member institutions. During this webinar on March 15th, we will discuss the ways in which the academic support needs of military-affiliated students align with other groups of non-traditional and adult learners. We will also highlight the ways in which student Veteran support programs have borrowed from Safe Zone and other interventions developed for LGBTQ students. Finally, we will share specific program models from SECond Mission that have made demonstrable impacts on student Veteran persistence in higher education and integration into their local civilian communities. Registration now open here.

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Ripple Effects Mapping Webinar

March 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom

Are you looking for a great way to document the impacts of your community engagement efforts? Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) uses elements of Appreciative Inquiry, mind mapping, and qualitative data analysis to engage program participants to reflect upon and visually map the intended and unintended changes produced by a complex program or collaboration. The result is not only a powerful technique to document impacts, but a way to engage and re-energize participants and stakeholders to keep moving toward collective goals. Presenter Scott Chazdon, an evaluator with the University of Minnesota's Extension Center for Community Vitality, will provide an in-depth description of REM’s use to document the impacts of collaborative community initiatives, such as community gardening efforts in the Frogtown and Rondo neighborhoods near downtown Saint Paul, and community engaged scholarship programming at the University of Minnesota.  Participants are encouraged to download A Field Guide to Ripple Effects Mapping, a free e-book, to reference during the webinar: https://www.lib.umn.edu/publishing/monographs/program-evaluation-series#Book Registration is free…

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February 2018

Campus Compact Carnegie Classification Workshop

February 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
University of South Florida, 140 7th Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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This workshop is designed to assist campuses preparing for the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. The workshop will address preparation for both first-time applicants and campuses that are re-classifying (those classified in 2010). The workshop will include: breakfast & lunch an orientation to both the classification and re-classification frameworks an overview of the 2020 process additions and changes to the documentation framework review of the documentation framework and complete application strategies that have been effective for successful application a copy of the forthcoming book "The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification," edited by John Saltmarsh & Mathew B. Johnson   Register here.

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