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March 2018

Ripple Effects Mapping in Community Engagement

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

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. Registration is free of…

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Housing Insecurity & Homelessness Webinar for Faculty

March 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Join us to discuss the issues of housing insecurity and homelessness on college and university campuses. This webinar is designed for faculty to discuss the best practices to support students in the classroom. To join: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/403809328 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,403809328#  or +14086380968,,403809328# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location) US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 403 809 328

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

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Campus Compact Mountain West has been working with member campuses on an initiative called SECond Mission:Service|Education|Careers, an effort to support access to and success in higher education for Veterans and military-affiliated students. Though only 1% of Americans serve in the armed forces, college and university campuses have a robust population of students affiliated with the military due to the opportunities made available through the Post-911 GI Bill. This group of students is disproportionally nonwhite, living with a service-related disability, living in poverty, and earning less than their peers if they’re employed. During this webinar, 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…

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$375 - $499

National Campus Compact Conference

March 25 - March 28
J.W. Marriot Indianapolis, 10 S West St,
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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True Stories of Engagement: Higher Education for Democracy Higher education’s role in the work of democracy has never been more important or more contested than it is right now. Our stories are grounded in evidence derived from experience and from systematic investigation, and they are infused with the commitment of higher education to the pursuit of truth. We will: Come together to hear and to tell the stories of that work. Learn from each other about the practice of bringing people together across differences in pursuit of shared values and goals. Challenge ourselves to understand how we can more effectively communicate to a broader public the part higher education plays in creating the communities and the country we seek. Build a diverse web of faculty, staff, administrators, students, and partners committed to higher education’s public purposes.

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April 2018

Engaging Immigrant Communities

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Immigration is a national hot topic. During this webinar 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. In 2014, when a surge in the number of unaccompanied minors immigrating to the United States from Central America created a need for more support of immigrant youth, CSUEB created an Immigrant Community Engagement course. During this course our students probe the dynamics of immigrant experiences and serve at immigrant supporting agencies. In 2016-17 after a surge in federal immigration enforcement and arrests, 200+ campus employees and students have been trained to serve as allies to support the unique needs of undocumented students on campus. Our campus also hosted a CSU systemwide Undocumented Student Resource Summit. In 2017-18 our campus and community common read is In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero, which tells the story of the author’s life after…

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Iowa College Voter Engagement Summit

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Iowa State Capitol, 1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
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This spring, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is partnering with Iowa Campus Compact and Campus Election Engagement Project to build an unprecedented statewide college voter registration drive that includes all of Iowa’s colleges and universities. To plan, engaged, and learn, we are bringing together your statewide peers for the Iowa College Voter Engagement Summit at the Iowa State Capitol. This summit will include members of Student Government Associations and other civically engaged student groups across Iowa, as well as staff that work with student engagement. There are be TWO chances to attend this daylong event, in order to fit your busy schedule. You can choose to attend EITHER the session on Friday, April 13 OR the session on Saturday, April 14. Complete your free registration as soon as possible!

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$99

Facilitating Dialogue for Community Engagement

April 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Iowa Center for Higher Education, 2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines,
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An engaged and impassioned community strengthens our democracy, but leading effective dialogue for community engagement has become increasingly difficult, and when derailed, can lead to chaos. Our highly polarized politics contributes to a “win-lose” mentality, limited resources heighten the stakes, and a frayed trust makes tackling public issues fraught. Designing and facilitating effective community dialogue requires coolness, clarity, courage and skill, as well as a clear and effective meeting structure. The University of Iowa and Iowa Campus Compact are teaming up to improve Iowa's public conversations with the "What's Next, Iowa?" initiative, a hub for community-based engagement. We will provide training and materials to help community members lead difficult discussions about public issues. This University-Community partnership is sponsored by the University of Iowa’s Department of Communication Studies and Office of Outreach and Engagement and Iowa Campus Compact. Current Partners include: Golden Hills RC&D, Iowa Valley RC&D, Northeast Iowa RC&D, and Pathfinders RC&D. Those interested in building their community-based engagement skills…

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May 2018

Engaged Campus Awards and Summit

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Coe College, 1220 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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The fifth annual Engaged Campus Awards are coming! We are looking forward to having the event in Cedar Rapids for the first time. An outline of the nomination process is available on the Engaged Campus Awards page. The 2018 Engaged Campus Awards will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The event will be held at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Presidents, senior leaders, and committee members are invited to join our board meeting at 10 am. Please contact Emily Shields at eshields@iwcc.edu for more information. AmeriCorps VISTA members attending the Life After VISTA event should use the registration code. 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Engaged Campus Awards Luncheon Connecting our campuses and our communities in challenging (and changing) times We live in challenging and changing times. Major disruptions in our economic, social and political structures have led to questions about the purpose and meaning of many of our institutions including our colleges and universities. This upheaval can cause…

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