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September 2018

Webinar: Racial Equity Across College and High School – It’s about Liberation and Transformation, not Diversity and Inclusion

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz. What do these words actually mean for students, faculty, and staff of color who frequently feel excluded and marginalized?  How can systems that weren't built to educate students of color become places of belonging, liberation, and wholeness? This webinar will share real world examples and suggestions for promoting Racial Equity Across College & High school. Mila Buckland is a first-generation college graduate, second-generation immigrant. She identifies with the pronouns she/her/hers and as Southeast Asian American. Mila is the Curriculum and Training Manager at Campus Compact of Oregon. In her role, she supports Campus Compact's Racial Equity Across College and High School (REACH) efforts; REACH is Campus Compact's strategic initiative to build a statewide coalition and movement for racial justice in higher education across college and high school in Oregon. Mila’s area of expertise is in gender equity and inclusion of Asian, Pacific Islander students.   Kaycie López Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts in…

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October 2018

Peer Learning Video Conference: Private Colleges and Universities

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom web conference,

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations.  Register here.

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$25

Rural Community Engagement Summit

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Western Illinois University – Quad Cities Campus, 3300 River Dr
Moline, IL 61265
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Are you looking to engage and support rural communities or is your campus located in a rural community? Join us October 30th to connect with peers and get new ideas and strategies for these unique settings. Illinois Campus Compact along with Missouri Campus Compact, Iowa Campus Compact, and the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs are excited to host a Rural Community Engagement Summit with the support of Western Illinois University at their Quad Cities Campus. The day-long event will focus on the unique demographics of the rural Midwest and the role Higher Education can play in supporting sustainable rural communities. Campus Compact membership institutions and community organizations can purchase tickets for $25, non-member institutions can purchase tickets for $50. Scholarships available on a case by case basis. For questions or inquiries please contact Natalie Furlett at nfurlett@depaul.edu Register for the Rural Community Engagement Event here. Below is an agenda for the summit. 9am - Check in/Coffee 9:30am – 9:45am – Welcome 9:45am – 10am – Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs – Overview…

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Urban Colleges/Universities

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here.

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November 2018

Peer Learning Video Conference: Public Universities

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here.

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$25

Civic Action Academy

November 9 - November 10
Drake University, 2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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We hope to see you at the second annual Civic Action Academy! Registration is now open. This is a unique professional development opportunity for students interested in learning new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. The event will be held November 9 and 10, 2018 at Drake University in Des Moines. Students from across the Midwest and beyond (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to learn from professional across sectors. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthropy, nonprofit leadership, dialogue, advocacy and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on other campuses and network with peers. Students, staff, and faculty from Campus Compact member institutions can register at a discount for only $25 per person using the code "iaccmember." Registration closes October 31st. Keynotes Announced Mike Draper, RAYGUN Photo credit: RAYGUN Mike Draper was born at East 5th and University in Des…

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Webinar: Community Colleges as Civil Power Plants: Generating, Harnessing, and Spreading Civic Power

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Inspired by Eric Liu’s You Are More Powerful Than You Think and his notion of civic power, this webinar will introduce the concept of community colleges as “Civic Power Plants” generating power in the civic life of their students and campuses.  How can community colleges harness their true public purpose by educating for democracy and sending it out to making a difference in the civic lives of the community that they serve?  This webinar will feature examples of civic engagement from across the diversity of the community college realm. Verdis Robinson -  is the new Director for Community College Engagement at Campus Compact. As an advocate of community college civic education, Robinson directs The Democracy Commitment (TDC) initiative as part of his portfolio. Before becoming national director of TDC, Robinson was a tenured Assistant Professor of History and African-American Studies at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, NY. Mr. Robinson is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Seminar on…

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Community and Technical Colleges

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here.

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Rural Colleges and Universities

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here.

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December 2018

Webinar: Students and Spirituality – Student Motivation to Do Good

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

This webinar is an opportunity for Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and Campus Compact to explore the intersection of faith and service as it relates to student motivation to engage in civic engagement.  Dr. Janett Cordoves will talk introduce the work of IFYC and research they have done around how students in faith communities engage with their campuses and communities through civic engagement. Dr. Cordoves will be joined by staff and students to talk about their experiences. Janett I. Cordovés, Co-Curricular Partnerships Manager, equips and empowers campus professional staff to be interfaith leaders. Prior to joining the IFYC team, Janett worked in higher education for thirteen years, serving in various roles including student support services, such as residence life and crisis response, as well as in academic initiatives with first-year seminars, orientation, and senior experience courses. Janett has recently completed her doctorate in Ethical Leadership and successfully defended her research on the influence of spirituality on first-generation college students' level of…

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January 2019

Webinar: Placed-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education

January 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Placed-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education Widely known through the work of the Harlem Children’s Zone and the federal government’s Promise and Choice Neighborhood programs, geographically specific community engagement initiatives have the potential to positively address the challenges of inequity and injustice within our communities. While we may be familiar with these types of place-based initiatives from non-profit organizations or governmental grants, less is known about this type of strategy in higher education. This webinar will include a presentation of a recent national study and the facilitators’ recent book on place-based community engagement in higher education, followed by an exploration of several of the most salient topics arising from this promising new strategy. Erica Yamamaura is Associate Professor and Program Liaison Coordinator of the Student Development Administration Program at Seattle University. A long-time believer in the use of service-learning and community-based projects as part of her pedagogy, she engages in project-based learning in graduate education in her work at Seattle University. Since…

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February 2019

Webinar: What Went Wrong? A Partnership Analysis Framework

February 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

What Went Wrong? A Partnership Analysis Framework Building on the 2014 “What Went Wrong?” conference, this session offers a framework for analyzing and transcending the wrongness of structures and practices in community-academic research, education, and social action partnerships that limit effective democratic participation and the distribution of power of those who experience marginalization. Susan Gust is a community activist and small business owner. In 2003-04 she was named a Humphrey Institute Public Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota. She co-founded and chaired the Phillips Neighborhood Healthy Housing Collaborative a community-university and public agency research partnership. Cathy Jordan is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Extension at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on community-based research projects that aim to address community-defined needs, contribute to social and policy change, enhance scientific methodology, and contribute valid information to our knowledge base. Brian Lozenski is Assistant Professor of Urban and Multicultural Education at Macalester College. His research explores the intersections of critical participatory research, Africana Studies,…

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Webinar: Curriculum design and mapping for civic learning

February 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Integrating Civic Outcomes Across a Major or Program: Curriculum design and mapping for civic learning In this webinar attendees will focus on identifying, articulating, and mapping civic learning and developmental outcomes (civic identity, civic-mindedness, civic agency, civic literacy, intercultural competency, etc.) for their program of study or major. A curriculum map is a tool to assure the content of a program of study or major is being presented and assessed, all content is linked to learning goals (e.g. institutional, accreditor), and that content is sufficient to reach learning and developmental goals. A curriculum mapping exercise can show gaps in learning, overlaps in content, and indicate where weaknesses or opportunities can and should be addressed. Anne Weiss has over seven years of experience in leading collaborative assessment, evaluation, and inquiry projects focused on resolving complex problems within higher education institutions- especially as it relates to civic or community engagement. In the role of Director of Assessment with Campus Compact of Indiana, Weiss…

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March 2019

Webinar: Community engagement and college completion

March 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference,
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Exploring the Connection: Community engagement and college completion Colleges and universities face the significant challenge to help students from all backgrounds enter and complete college in a timely manner. This webinar will highlight the potential that community engagement offers to increase college completion rates, using specific research studies that have contributed to the growing body of evidence that connects community engagement with student success for all students. Lynn E. Pelco, Ph.D., is associate vice provost for community engagement in the Division of Community Engagement at Virginia Commonwealth University where she also directs the Office of Service-Learning. She earned her Ph.D. in school psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and has held clinical, administrative and faculty appointments at the University of South Australia, Bucknell University, The College of William and Mary, and The Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. Her research interests include university-community partnerships, service-learning, and university student development. Helen Rosenberg, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and…

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May 2019

Midwest Campus Compact Conference

May 30, 2019 - May 31, 2019
University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 100 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Save the Date In 2019 the Midwest Campus Compact Conference will be held on May 30-31 at the University of Minnesota's East Bank Minneapolis campus. Stay tuned for more information, including the call for proposals in Fall 2018!

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