Constitution Day Dialogue Guide

You can now download Fulfilling the Promise of Full Citizenship: History as Foresight into the Continued Struggle for Universal Suffrage, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact’s dialogue guide for Constitution Day this year on September 17. The 2020 Constitution Day Dialogue guide has been compiled to guide dialogue participants in reaching individual and collective understandings about the history and future of voting. The conversations these materials are designed to facilitate are not about debating or contesting the historic or current reality of voter suppression in this country. Rather, these conversations will critically examine case studies and themes in our histories of…

Critical Conversations Dialogue Series Announced

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…

Student Needs During COVID-19

This unprecedented time has impacted everyone across higher education in disruptive and critical ways. Students who were already among the most vulnerable have arguably been impacted the most. The COVID-19 outbreak and pivot to distance learning have exposed and exacerbated socioeconomic and racial inequities, and many students are experiencing housing, food, or other forms of basic needs insecurity. While some lack the tools and resources to effectively engage in online learning, others (as much as 30% according to this LeadMN survey) have been laid off or are otherwise struggling more financially. First generation students, DACA students, international students, and others…

Civic Action Academy Travel Scholarships Available

Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact are offering a limited number of travel scholarships to students attending the 2019 Civic Action Academy. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Sunday, October 27, 2019. More information about the scholarship, including how to apply, is listed below. Who is eligible to apply? Students interested in applying for the scholarship must meet the following criteria. Be currently enrolled at a Campus Compact member institution Register and attend the 2019 Civic Action Academy Campus Compact AmeriCorps members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. Travel support is available through the AmeriCorps program. Contact…

News: Funding for Social Changemaker Challenge

Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Receives Grant from Principal Foundation for Social Changemaker Challenge For immediate release (Des Moines, IA): Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact today announced a new $20,000 grant award from Principal Foundation to pilot the college-student focused Social Changemaker Challenge. The Challenge will be held in November 2020 and engage business students to solve complex social problems using emerging business skills. Students teams will have a day to propose innovations to meet challenges posed by nonprofit organizations. Working with coaches from Principal, student teams will present their ideas and one will be selected for prize funding for…

Minnesota Campus Compact Releases Annual Report

Minnesota Campus Compact today released its Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report highlighting the accomplishments of the last year. Read and download below.

Minnesota and Iowa: Working Together

Across our campuses and within Campus Compact, we share a mission to fulfill higher education’s public purpose. That goal has never been more pressing to our communities than it is today. Increased political turmoil and questions about the value of education are forces that feel like they are bearing down on us. Too many people face seemingly insurmountable barriers to be able to flourish in their lives and careers. These are the very forces higher education has a responsibility to address through the education of our students, the quality of our research projects, and our partnerships with communities. At Campus…

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