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January 2019

Webinar: Placed-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education

January 24 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Spring 2019 Network Retreat

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Iowa Campus Compact (New HQ in the United Way Human Services Building), 1111 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50314 United States
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$25

Join higher education staff, faculty, leaders, students, and partners for a network retreat focusing on important topics in higher education and community engagement. This event will focus on discussions about the new "Community Engagement Professional's Guidebook." Attendees are encouraged to purchase and read it in advance, but there will also be a short presentation covering some material from it to launch the conversation.

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March 2019

Webinar: Community engagement and college completion

March 5 @ 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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April 2019

Workshop: The Community College Commitment to Civic Engagement

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Hotel at Kirtwood Community College, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$25

Join Verdis Robinson, Campus Compact’s director of community college engagement, for an community college workshop at Kirkwood Community College. Through a series of panels, small group dialogues, and larger conversations, we will explore the unique challenges and opportunities of community colleges and their critical role in preparing students to be informed, active, and mobilized citizens in their communities, states, and the world.  We will also examine aligning civic engagement with community college priorities. This workshop is hosted by Campus Compact's Community College Commitment, a new national network of community colleges dedicated to the advancement of civic learning and engagement at community colleges. This event is open to community college administrators, faculty, and staff from across Iowa and beyond. Attendees do not need to be current Campus Compact members for this special event.

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Annual Awards and Summit

April 29 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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$40

The sixth annual Engaged Campus Awards are coming! Join us April 29, 2019 at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for this inspiring event. Tickets are available now through April 19th. Award winners will receive one free ticket. Members colleges and universities and other organizations can also sponsor tables for $300. 11:30 am Awards Lunch and Keynote Join us as we present the 2019 awards and for a keynote presentation from Mandi McReynolds, Director of Community Relations and the Foundation at Principal. Mandi will draw on her experiences in higher education and corporate philanthropy to talk about the promise of partnerships and the business case for community engagement. Three things about Mandi: 1.) I love to build things. Not with hammers. With people. 2.) Nothing beats swimming with my daughter, Ava.  In January we get to swim with dolphins in the middle of the sea. 3.) The game of social comparison never wins. Don’t worry about my resume. A passion…

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May 2019

Midwest Campus Compact Conference

May 30 - May 31
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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