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September 2020

Network-Wide Constitution Day Fulfilling the Promise of Full Citizenship Virtual Dialogue

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Through the fall and into 2021, we will offer monthly Critical Conversations dialogue opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and community members interested in building their skills as dialogue participants and facilitators. The monthly sessions will offer an opportunity for reflective practice and engagement on a topical prompt and with featured dialogue tools. The sessions will engage participants in sample dialogues and time to reflect on how the featured prompts and models might translate to their home campuses, organizations, and/or communities.  The series will begin with dialogue tied to Constitution Day on September 17. This is a day on which publicly-funded schools and government offices are required to provide educational programs to promote a better understanding of the Constitution.” For several years, we have promoted and supported the idea of leveraging this requirement as a day for campus and community dialogue. In honor of this milestone, we are preparing a dialogue guide: Fulfilling the Promise of Full Citizenship: History as Foresight into the Continued…

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Iowa Network Gathering: Community Partnerships

September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from Iowa and community organization staff from the Volunteer Managers of Central Iowa for a discussion on community-campus partnerships during COVID. We'll hear from community organization staff about their challenges and volunteer needs, connect, reflect, and brainstorm new ideas for our work together. The event will include Central Iowa partners, but higher education representatives from other parts of the state are welcome to join. Goals: Learn about nonprofit needs right now Learn about campus policies and options right now Make new connections Discuss ways of setting up future connections Resources to Review: Community Partner Study: https://iacampuscompact.org/resource-posts/higher-education-and-community-organization-partnerships-in-iowa-are-prolific-vital/ Social Change Wheel: https://iacampuscompact.org/resource-posts/social-change-wheel-2-0-toolkit/ Give Get Model: http://jces.ua.edu/establishing-and-evaluating-equitable-partnerships/  Agenda: Introductions and resources Small group breakout discussions: What are your best campus-community partnership examples? What makes them great? What do you have to give partnerships right now? What do you want to get right now? How is that different now from usual times?  Large group share out and group discussion:  What are the themes? How can…

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Network Conversations: Connecting and Reflecting in a Time of Unrest

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

In an effort to promote an opportunity for healing, reflection, and growth, we offering a virtual gathering space for our network. The recent shootings of Jacob Blake and Trayford Pellerin by police, as well as the multiple attacks and shootings on Black Lives Matter protesters by white supremacists in the following days, are a continuance of the current and historical trauma of Black communities through police brutality and systemic racism. We invite you to join us virtually as we work to build community, support each other, and consider actions we can take to make change together as people of color and allies committed to equity. We welcome the participation of staff, faculty, administrators, and students from across the Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Network as we process both recent and historical events.  Register here to join us Friday, Sept. 11

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Fulfilling the Promise of Full Citizenship Dialogue Training

September 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

In honor of Constitution Day, this dialogue guide will bring together conversations about history, including this year’s 19th amendment bicentennial, realities of the suppression of Black voters, and conversations about how to meaningfully engage with the 2020 presidential election during a global pandemic. It will provide the basis for us to have a nuanced and action-minded discussion about the history, the current state, and the future of voting and civic engagement in the United States. Join this training to build facilitation skills and prepare to facilitate this dialogue on your campus.

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August 2020

Network Gathering

August 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across Iowa and Minnesota to connection, resource-sharing, and ideas for the challenging year ahead. This gathering is open to faculty, staff, student leaders, and partners from our member institutions. We will have facilitated discussion on fall semester plans and contingencies. We will also discuss how we want to stay connected throughout this year as a network. Wednesday, August 12, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Zoom web conference Register here for a custom Zoom link.

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Webinar: Virtual Mentoring and Tutoring During COVID-19: Preventing K-12 Learning Loss and Building an Online Model for the Future

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

In response to COVID-19 and the call from community partners in Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida’s Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships moved quickly to facilitate collaborations for online mentoring and tutoring. By utilizing resources at the University and community organizations’ close ties to families in Hillsborough County, a new pathway to prevent K-12 learning loss during COVID-19 emerged. USF’s College of Education recognized the urgency for practicum students and student tutor employees to continue learning and working during the pandemic. College of Education (COEDU) students were connected with local community organizations to host online tutoring and mentoring sessions with K-12 youth. The central mission of the program was to prevent K-12 learning loss during COVID-19 in Tampa Bay while COEDU students continued their education and employment in the spring/summer semesters. Key stakeholders across the University also provided support to transition from in-person to online K-12 student support. These efforts sought to build the foundation for an online…

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July 2020

Webinar: Student Leadership in a Time of Global Crisis: From Ideas to Action for Full Participation in the 2020 Census & Elections

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

Democracy works best when all perspectives are included, but college students face unique barriers to participating in civic life. This panel will present how the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement and Dukes Vote are building the capacity of students as they lead 2020 Census and voter engagement initiatives. Presenters will discuss how students developed and implemented a campus civic engagement plan and what they’ve learned as best practices and strategies for achieving full participation even in a time of global crisis. Nonpartisan campus-wide student-led civic engagement initiatives are central components to lifelong participation in democratic self-governance. The presentation will consist of a panel of JMU students that have first-hand experience building and implementing a campus civic engagement action plan. Participants will be introduced to best practices for conducting census outreach (deadline for response extended to October 31, 2020), and voter education and mobilization, and developing and advocating contingencies during a time of global crisis that prevents in-person social interactions.…

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Webinar: Engaging Online: Promising Practices in E-Service Learning and Digital Civic Engagement

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

In this interactive webinar, we will highlight promising practices in building community-engaged experiences and courses online. Webinar presenters will comment on a range of topics, including: reimagining face-to-face civic and community engagement in an online environment incorporating effective learning design, digital tools, and assessments engaging community partners, students, and other stakeholders through online platforms naming and addressing barriers to access including how racial disparities and bias are encoded online a Q&A with participants related to community-engaged learning online in the context of COVID-19 Several of the participants contributed to E-Service Learning: Creating Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement Through Online and Hybrid Courses edited by Katherine Nordyke and Jean Strait (Stylus, 2016), and participants in the webinar will receive a discount code for the book.

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Webinar: Pitfalls and Possibilities for Ethical Partnerships and Critical Pedagogy in Service Learning and Community Engagement in the COVID-19 Era

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

In the context of service-learning and/or internship programs during the COVID-19 era (and beyond), what does it mean to support participation and voice amongst community partners? How can global educators push students to be more critically reflective about their own positionality as it intersects with their aspirations for participatory development? This session uses case studies of student and host partner experiences to spur reflection and discussion about these crucial questions. We will discuss these cases in Zoom breakout rooms and work to brainstorm optimal responses to each situation. The session draws upon the work of Omprakash (www.omprakash.org), a Seattle-based nonprofit working to help universities build ethical global partnerships and support students with critically-reflective training and mentorship. The session will also include details about the free, open-access online learning programs that Omprakash is offering in response to COVID-19—see https://www.omprakash.org/facing-pandemic—to help universities a) engage with the pandemic from a critical, intersectional lens attentive to issues of power and inequality; 2) attend to crucial…

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June 2020

Webinar: Risk Management in Community Engagement: Considerations and Recommendations in the Time of COVID-19

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

This webinar will share and discuss aspects/issues for community engagement professionals and faculty to consider when establishing risk management guidelines for online service-learning and volunteerism. What are the questions that should be considered in risk assessment? What are the added factors to consider in the pandemic? Hear from a panel of risk management professionals and a community engagement representative representing different institutions.

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May 2020

End of Semester Virtual Happy Hour

May 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact network for a virtual happy hour from 3:30 to 4:30 pm Central time on Zoom web conference. Make new connections and celebrate the end of the semester! Register here.

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Virtual Discussion: Election Engagement

May 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Campus Compact network every Friday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Central time on Zoom web conference for a discussion on current issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus crisis. This discussion will focus on election engagement and civic learning. Register here for May 15

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CANCELLED: High Impact Civic Learning Pedagogy

May 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Faculty are in a unique position to prepare students for their role in our democracy and as community leaders, but this outcome is often lost to more pressing academic and workforce needs. Yet, civic learning has multiple benefits. It is a high-impact pedagogy that, when done well, supports greater inclusion and success for all students. In this workshop, we will share a variety of tools, frames, and paths for effectively integrating civic learning into courses across disciplines. This will include ideas for political discussions, civic dialogue, civic engagement, community engagement, and more. The session will follow the course design process and link outcomes, activities, and assessment tools that meet a variety of needs and goals. Attendees will have the opportunity to brainstorm and develop a syllabus and/or course activities for the infusion of civic learning. They will leave with new ideas and fresh perspectives for effective strategies that enhance outcomes for all without increasing faculty workload. When: Friday, May 15,…

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Virtual Discussion: Supporting student well-being

May 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Campus Compact network every Friday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Central time on Zoom web conference for a discussion on current issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus crisis. Upcoming Discussions: May 8 - Supporting student well-being May 15 - Election engagement and civic learning. Register. May 22 - Engaging in long-term community recovery. Register. Register here for May 8

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Building Student Dispositions for Community Engaged Learning

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The webinar is structured around siz dispositions that are particularly vital for community-engaged learning designed to promote critical thinking and social justice in students. Speakers: David Donahue, Star Plaxton-Moore

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CANCELLED: Presidents’ Engaged Campus Awards Luncheon

May 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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This event brings together a variety of civic engagement stakeholders both to celebrate the good work already being done across the state and to consider ways of building on that work for greater impact. Date: May 5, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 11 a.m.) Location: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden REGISTRATION This event is canceled. With questions or to sponsor a table: contact Carly Bahnsen at cbahnsen@compact.org or 515-207-0049 AGENDA 11:00 a.m. Registration opens 11:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony & Keynote The nomination process for this year is now open! Learn more here. Keynote Speaker: Marisol Morales, Vice President for Network Leadership, Campus Compact (see below) 1:30 p.m. Adjourn KEYNOTE SPEAKER Marisol Morales is an established leader in the field of community engagement and previously served as Director of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement at the University of La Verne. Morales will join Campus Compact in February of 2018 and leads Campus Compact’s efforts to increase inclusion, equity, and diversity internally and in higher education community…

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Virtual Discussion: Working with community partners

May 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Campus Compact network every Friday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Central time on Zoom web conference for a discussion on current issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus crisis. Upcoming Topics: May 1 - Working with community partners. Register. May 8 - Supporting student well-being. Register. May 15 - Election engagement and civic learning. Register. May 22 - Engaging in long-term community recovery. Register. Register here for May 1

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April 2020

The Power of a Plan: How a Civic Action Plan can Create Significant Impact

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide inspiration and honest feedback about creating a Civic Action Plan,the challenges encountered, and the tremendous impact of the plan at two institutions. Speakers: Julianne Gassman, Laura Hill Rao

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Virtual Discussion: Contingency Planning for Courses

April 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Campus Compact network every Friday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Central time on Zoom web conference for a discussion on current issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus crisis. Upcoming Topics: April 24 - Contingency planning for faculty/courses. Register. May 1 - Working with community partners. Register. May 8 - Supporting student well-being. Register. May 15 - Election engagement and civic learning. Register. May 22 - Engaging in long-term community recovery. Register. Register here for April 24

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CANCELLED: April Network Gathering with Volunteer Managers of Central Iowa

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fox Brewing, 103 S 11th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States

Campus and Community: How can we work together? Our second Spring Network Gathering will be hosted in partnership with Volunteer Managers of Central Iowa. Members of this organization will join us for a conversation about how campus and community organizations can work together to create more strategic partnerships and streamline communication. Anyone interested in deeper and more meaningful partnerships is encouraged to attend. A brainstorming session from 3-4 pm will be followed by a networking happy hour from 4-5 pm. There is no cost to attend, but please register so we can plan for space. This gathering is part of a new series of informal network gatherings being held quarterly in Des Moines and the Twin Cities. We will also be hosting gatherings in other regions of both states throughout the year. Contact Sinda Nichols at snichols {at} compact(.)org with questions or if you’d like to host a gathering in your area.

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