THE STATE OF CAMPUS COMPACT & INTRODUCING THE FUTURE-FOCUSED LISTENING TOUR

Rob Barron, Executive Director I’m writing today to give an update on the organization and to ask for your help and engagement with our Future-Focused Listening Tour .  In the last 18 months, Iowa Campus Compact and Minnesota Campus Compact have welcomed new leadership, seen the boards unanimously approve a merger of the two networks, and learned of a forthcoming change in our relationship with Campus Compact, our national affiliate, all amidst a global pandemic.  These seismic changes compel us to think about the future of this organization. The good news is that our foundation is solid. We have a network of…

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…

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