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August 2017
$25

Fall Network Retreat

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Iowa Center for Higher Education, 2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines,
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Network Retreats offer an opportunity for faculty, staff and others from our member institutions who are leading community engagement efforts to come together to build relationships, share challenges, and develop collaborations. This fall's retreat will focus on Civic Action Plans and regional collaboration. Please register by Monday, August 7th! Agenda: 9:00 am                Coffee available and optional tour of Des Moines Internship Village 10:00 am             Opening activity: Speed networking 10:30 am             IACC updates, review agenda and goals 10:45 am             Self-Assessment and Civic Action Planning, including a group discussion with past self-assessment participants 12:00 pm             Lunch and Regional Connectivity Discussions 1:30 pm               Table Discussions: Civic Action Plan implementation challenges, and generating ideas for support and collaboration 3:00  pm              Adjourn The Member Capacity Committee will meet from 3:00-4:00 pm.

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September 2017
Free

Communities of Practice Application Deadline

September 8

For the 2017-2018 academic year, Iowa Campus Compact is partnering with Minnesota and Wisconsin to offer a new opportunity for faculty and staff from member campuses.  Six issue-focused Communities of Practice (CoPs) will offer the chance for deep and ongoing learning and networking across the region. The following six regional Communities of Practice are being offered in 2017-18: 1) Equity and Empowerment Lens  2) Promoting Understanding through Listening and Storytelling 3) Developing as Community Engagement Professionals 4) Strengthening Our Personal and Institutional Capacity for Reflective Practice 5) The Scholarship of Engagement Viewed from Community and Academic Lenses: Mirror Image or Distinctive Reflections? 6) Implementing Your Civic Action Plan Learn more about each topic here. CoPs will launch with an in-person gathering on October 13, 2017 in a Minneapolis/St. Paul location TBD, and then meet four times via video conference call. Each CoP is co-facilitated by leaders from our network, and there is no charge to participate. We are currently accepting applications to participate, due…

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Workshop with Dr. Stephen Black: Addressing Culture Change in Renewing the Civic Mission of Higher Education

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA United States + Google Map

As a pre-conference workshop to the 3rd Biennial Cedar Valley Conference on Ethics, Dr. Stephen Black will lead participants in discussion and action on the key Elements of culture Change in renewing the civic mission of higher education. Dr. Stephen Black is the founder and leader of the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama, where he has served as Director since 2005. In 2004, Mr. Black also founded Impact Alabama: A Student Service Initiative and currently serves as its President and Chairman of the Board. Housed at the UA Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility, Impact Alabama is the state’s first nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and implementing substantive service-learning projects in coordination with colleges and universities throughout Alabama. In October 2014, Impact Alabama became Impact America, which currently operates in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida. The session will include discussion on the transformative potential of community-campus partnerships, creating opportunities for students to build capacity,…

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November 2017

Preparing for Carnegie Classification Workshop

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St
Chicago Heights, IL 60411 United States
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Campus Compact is pleased to offer a series of workshops and webinars in partnership with John Saltmarsh and the Swearer Center at Brown University, the new administrative home of the the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. This series will support member campuses that are first-time applicants or reclassifying for the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. The Midwest event will take place in Chicago, but other workshops are being offered across the country. Learn more about other options, including virtual.

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Iowa Civic Action Academy

November 3 - November 4
Grand View University – Student Center, 1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316 United States
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Save the Date for our inaugural Iowa Civic Action Academy. This is a new, professional development opportunity for students interested in learning new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. It will be held November 3 and 4, 2017 at Grand View University in Des Moines. Students from across the state (undergraduate, graduate, and beyond) are invited to learn from professional across sectors. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthrophy, nonprofit leadership, dialogue, advocacy and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on campuses across the state and network with peers. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Justin Ellis at jellis@iwcc.edu. Registration and opportunities to present will open later this year.

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May 2018

Engaged Campus Awards and Summit

May 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Coe College, 1220 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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SAVE THE DATE for the fifth annual Engaged Campus Awards! 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. Other events details and registration will be announced later this year!

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