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December 2017

Webinar: Civic Action Plan – What Have We Learned

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

Time: This one hour and 15 minute webinar will be held at 12 pm Pacific, 1 pm Mountain, 2 pm Central and 3 pm Eastern time. Description: Utah Campus Compact was the first Campus Compact affiliate to achieve full adoption of the Civic Action Statement by all of its member institutions. In preparation, UTCC offered a Civic Action Planning Institute in February 2016 that kick started the civic action planning process for eight campuses. This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants hear from three institution types about what has been learned through this process and how the Civic Action Plans are moving the community engagement agendas forward for these campuses. Facilitators: Lucy Smith, Engaged Learning Coordinator, Salt Lake Community College - Lucy holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Utah in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an emphasis in Experiential Education. Lucy manages the Engaged Learning Program focused on service-learning and study abroad. Her focus areas…

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Virtual Meeting: Community Partnerships

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom web conference,

In 2017, Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact are pairing up to offer member staff, faculty, students, and community partners more opportunities to connect across the region using web video conference technology. These meetings will be engaging and interactive and offer the opportunity to meet new people, make connections, and get new ideas and resources. We will offer monthly meetings on topics relevant to a variety of community engagement priorities as well as affinity group calls once a semester for people at similar campus types to discuss common challenges and opportunities. This meeting will focus on creating strong, reciprocal community partnerships. Register here. You can also propose additional topics by emailing eshields {at} iwcc(.)edu.

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January 2018

From Research to Action: Findings from a System-wide STEM Service-Learning Research Study

January 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

The United States’ ability to contribute to, and innovate in, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) industries within the global market is of national concern. As the largest, most diverse and one of the most affordable university systems in the country, the California State University (CSU), with twenty-three campuses, 474,000 students, and 49,000 faculty and staff, plays a critical role in STEM degree completion. The CSU serves more than 125,000 STEM students, and graduated 20,201 STEM baccalaureates in 2016. Building on its 20-year commitment to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in community service, service learning (SL), deemed academically appropriate by faculty, the CSU Office of the Chancellor conducted a systemwide research study of service-learning courses in STEM fields from fall 2014 thru fall 2016. The study examined the impact service learning has on common measures of student academic achievement (e.g. GPA, retention and graduation), career development and civic engagement. The presentation will review these research findings,…

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February 2018

Community or Political Engagement? Educating for Democracy in Troubled Times

February 6, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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

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

March 15, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - March 28, 2018
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, 2018 @ 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, 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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