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February 2018

Community or Political Engagement? Educating for Democracy in Troubled Times

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Throughout the 30+ year history of Campus Compact, questions have been raised about the connections between community service and political engagement, indeed, whether there were or should be any connections at all between the two. Over a decade ago, in 2007, concerned about the seeming disconnect between community and political engagement, the Carnegie Foundation’s Political Engagement Project encouraged higher education to direct its engagement work more explicitly toward educating for participation in democracy and public life. Later that year, CIRCLE and the Kettering Foundation published results from a study titled “Millennials Talk Politics,” which made recommendations about how colleges and universities could better educate students for political engagement. And yet, a decade later, college students seem more disengaged from politics, at least as politics is traditionally understood. Our current political landscape is full of craters, and our public discourse has become more polarized, with charges of “incivility” and “hate speech” being made on campuses from all sides of the political…

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Spring 2018 Network Retreat

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Iowa Center for Higher Education, 2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines,
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Join community engagement professionals, faculty, other staff, leaders and students for a network retreat focusing on important topics in the field. For this retreat, we will share community engagement learning outcomes and assessment and evaluation tools. Attendees will be asked to submit their examples in advance for a tool-sharing workshop. Following lunch with our full-time national service members from across the state, we'll open up a discussion on how we can best serve and engage today's student. Student demographics and demands are changing along with a backdrop of changing culture and political climate. These issues impact how we do our work and our ability to effectively help students learn and grow in community. We'll discuss trends on campus and explore ways to adapt. This retreat will also serve as a in-service training event for full-time AmeriCorps and VISTA members. Members of the Iowa College AmeriCorps Program or Iowa Campus Compact VISTA Community Corps can register at no cost with the…

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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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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. Registration for this event will open in 2018. Campuses and other sponsors interested in purchasing a table can contact Emily Shields. Schedule: 10:00-11:30 am Annual Membership Meeting This annual event is an opportunity to join in a discussion Iowa Campus Compact's progress and plans for the future. All member presidents are and can send a senior leader in their place. Board and committee members are also asked to attend. 11:30-1:30 pm Engaged Campus Awards Lunch and Keynote 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.…

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