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2020 Census Planning Institute

August 14, 2019 - August 15, 2019


Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis College, Carleton College, and Minnesota Campus Compact are partnering to organize a planning institute on Wednesday, August 14 from 10 am – 4 pm and Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. This gathering is designed for staff and faculty from campuses across the state in every higher education sector. Individuals or campus teams may attend, and no expertise on the census is expected of participants.

We are seeking participants who are interested in the following:
– Learning about higher education’s role in a complete 2020 Census count
– Contributing to research on student census engagement, and
– Taking time to plan curricular and co-curricular strategies to engage the census on campuses and in communities.

Sessions for this two-day planning institute will include presentations from the Minnesota State Demographer’s Office and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, information on models for integrating the census into courses and other civic and community engagement projects, and time to plan and exchange ideas with those from other campuses.

Representatives who attend this institute will leave having begun some of the initial 2020 census planning for their campus, and each campus that attends will be eligible for a mini-grant of about $250 to go towards census action planning and implementation, thanks to Bringing Theory to Practice.

Get more information on higher education’s role in Census 2020.

Participation is free of charge thanks to a Bringing Theory to Practice grant. As space is limited, please await a confirmation email to confirm your spot so that we can ensure representatives from up to 20 campuses are able to attend.

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August 14, 2019
August 15, 2019
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Minnesota Campus Compact


Metropolitan State University
700 7th St E
St. Paul, MN 51506 United States
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