Seeking Community of Practice Co-Chairs
For the past two years, Iowa Campus Compact has collaborated with states in the Midwest to offer yearlong “Communities of Practice” to members. Cohorts meet monthly by web conference to gain new ideas, connections and knowledge on a topic in the field through conversation and resource-sharing.
Each community is led by a member of our network with experience in the topic area. Co-chairs create goals and plans for the year, communicate with participants, curate resources, and facilitate meetings. Each co-chair receives a $1,000 stipend for their time on the project.
The experience has provided meaningful professional development for participants and leaders. One past co-chair said, “As a facilitator I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. At every meeting the group had deep and meaningful discussions that seemed to be thought-provoking for all participants.”
Applications are being accepted now through April 22, 2019 for 2019-2020 Co-Chairs. Those interest can select from the priority topics below or propose their own:
- Supporting the development of community engagement professionals
- Advancing connections between community/civic engagement and career services on campus
- Advancing connections between community/civic engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus
- Making the case for community engagement and articulating an institution’s brand of engagement
- Assessing and evaluating the impact of community engagement on its stakeholders
- Engaging the spectrum of civic learning pedagogies
- Developing critical consciousness through meaningful praxis (reflection, dialogue, and action)
- Deepening community engaged research
Co-chairs can make a joint proposal or propose individually and the selection committee will create partnerships. Applicants will be selected based on demonstrated commitment to leadership on the issue and experience facilitating collaborative group processes.