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May 2020

Building Student Dispositions for Community Engaged Learning

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

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  This webinar introduces dispositions as a framework for students’ community-engaged learning. Dispositions are filters made up of values, beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and prior experiences that shape how we take in information and make sense of it. Too often, student orientation to community-engaged learning is a checklist of signing waiver forms, logging volunteer hours, and meeting minimum requirements. While logistics matter, the heart of preparation for engaging with community is bringing and developing a set of dispositions that foster positive cognitive…

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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
Free

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  Why should your institution create a Civic Action Plan? How do you move your plan from words to action? Creating a Civic Action Plan has been transformational for SUNY Buffalo State College and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The plan itself and the process of developing the plan has led to deep and broad conversations and impacts about important issues of reciprocity in community engagement, faculty and staff recognition for this work, and institutional structure and effectiveness. This webinar…

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Speak up: How to work change in your community

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  This webinar will teach participants how to engage in making change in their city, state, and country by becoming an advocate. The workshop will lead participants through the advocacy process, including: Why we should speak up for the issues that matter How to effectively make your voice heard How to engage your elected officials How to share powerful stories. Gina Plata-Nino, Staff Attorney @ Central West Justice Center Attorney Gina Plata-Nino joined the Central West Justice Center in January 2016…

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March 2020

High Impact Community-Engaged Learning Practices and Processes

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  This webinar will focus on three practices that facilitate achievement of high impact community-engaged learning (service-learning). Participants will develop a deeper understanding of cultivating reciprocal relationships, using a project management approach, and educating about context. Each practice will be paired with processes to provide options for implementation. Examples will be drawn from the development of service-learning at St. John Fisher College as the founding director of the program and a stand-alone service-learning course called Social Change through Service. A faculty…

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February 2020

Designing Asset-Based Educational Experiences

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  Using participatory facilitation methods, this 60-minute interactive webinar will introduce Dr. Tara J. Yosso’s Community Cultural Wealth Model as a framework for discovering and embracing every student’s unique assets, knowledge and talents and explore ways we can transform teaching and learning experiences that welcome students’ whole selves and actively honor diverse ways of knowing, being, and learning. Facilitators will share a variety of examples of how our campuses are incorporating the model and designing asset-based educational experiences.   Kristina Barger,…

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Braving the Wilderness: How Vulnerability Can Be a Pathway for Social Change

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  As community engagement leaders, we navigate institutional power, internalized conditioning and patterns of entitlement through seen and unseen hierarchal systems. During this interactive webinar, you will learn a framework to give language and understanding for how fear and power imbalances impact our capacity to communicate and connect with people across power and dominance. Instead of retreating and protecting, we will explore what it means to remain “value-based” and vulnerable as you build and deepen authentic relationships across these barriers as…

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January 2020

Building Democratic Skills Through Deliberative Dialogue

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  In the face of ever-increasing polarization and divisiveness, there is a great need and desire for an effective, accessible, and inclusive tool for diverse people to engage across difference in pursuit of common ground for action on major social issues. A Deliberative Dialogue Forum brings people together in a small gathering to deliberate about challenging public issues. The process is guided by a neutral moderator and a discussion guide that presents multiple approaches to addressing the problem. Deliberative Dialogue provides…

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December 2019

A Focus on Faculty: Practical and Research-Informed Strategies for Faculty Development in Community Engagement

December 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  As S-LCE professionals, many of us are adept in navigating the complexities of working with students, community partners, and broader members of the community. Often, our work with faculty partners and academic departments can be more daunting, in large part due to a dearth of frameworks guiding this work. Building upon the presenters’ recently released edited volume, Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement, the overarching goal of this session is for participants to analyze and situate their work with faculty…

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November 2019

Let’s play Votes & Ballots: Creating quality action plans for democratic engagement through gamification

November 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  In this webinar, participants will be introduced to Votes & Ballots, an interactive activity that takes the guesswork out of on-campus democratic engagement. Players are tasked with creating a comprehensive action plan while keeping in mind their institution’s historical voting rates (via NSLVE data), their resources, and the unique challenges faced by student voters. Votes & Ballots has been primarily played among students and staff, but, with an eye toward deepening faculty engagement, a Votes & Ballots: Curricular Edition is…

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Decolonizing Approaches to Inclusive Discussions and Trainings: Lessons from Indigenous Perspectives – National Webinar

November 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  The future of community engagement work requires a framework that is strengths-based, centers historically underrepresented groups working towards justice on their terms, and includes an analysis of power, positionality, systemic causes of disparities, needs for institutional changes, and critiques of inclusion assumptions. This session will provide decolonizing practice resources, concrete examples, and a chance to reflect on how to apply the practices to your context. Examples include an interactive session focused on how instructors, trainers, and supervisors can create environments that…

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Community Engagement and Mission Realignment Via Design Thinking

November 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Nebraska Wesleyan University, 5000 St Paul Ave
Lincoln, NE 68504 United States
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Free

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE   Design Thinking, a novel approach to problem-solving that begins with developing empathy for the target user, has only recently begun to be utilized in higher education. Join Dr. Kyle Ryan and Peru State College Honors Program undergraduate students as they describe how to realign goals and vision via Design Thinking while maintaining a climate of student involvement. This session will serve as an overview of student involvement in the Honors Program at Peru State College as well as provide an interactive opportunity to explore Design Thinking and how it can relate to community engagement.   RSVP to Kolten Schnack at kschnack@compact.org. Dr. Kyle Ryan currently serves as a professor at Peru State College and past co-director of the Children’s Health, Activity, & Nutrition Community Engagement (CHANCE) Initiative. Hired at Peru State College in 2009, Dr. Ryan is a Registered Strength & Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, recipient of…

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October 2019

Using Student Engagement Data to Create Institutional Change

October 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Campus Compact’s webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. These webinars are being offered free of charge, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link.  The Experiential Record at Nazareth College is a systematic, campus-wide data collection initiative created in-house to track all undergraduate and graduate students’ participation in experiential education. Implemented last academic year, this new process enables Nazareth to gather various, independent streams of data into one place, creating a centralized knowledge hub of student engagement. Benefits to students, faculty, staff and community include: an increase in interprofessional collaboration, stronger advising and coaching of students, innovative support strategies developed for targeted student populations,…

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September 2019

Service Learning and Community Engagement Workshop at Hastings College

September 25, 2019 @ 11:40 am - 3:00 pm
Hastings College
Free

Hosted by Hastings College in Hastings, NE Hastings College Hazelrigg Student Union Rooms A and B E 9th St, Hastings, NE 68901 RSVP Here. Sessions will be led by Jean Heriot of Hastings College, and Sanaa Ahmed and Julie Dierberger of The University of Nebraska Omaha.   Session Descriptions:   Retaining Students Through High Impact Practices: Service Learning and Community Engagement High Impact Practices (HIPS) have been shown to aid in the retention rates and academic success of students, and they appear to be especially impactful for underrepresented students, including first-generation college attendees, students of color, and students from low-income families. This workshop covers the current research findings on retention and learning in service-learning and community engagement and presents preliminary data from research at the University of Nebraska Omaha, on student retention in service-learning courses. We situate this research within higher education in general and within the strategic plans found on the campuses of Hastings College (small, private liberal arts…

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June 2019

Lunch & Learn in Sioux Falls, SD

June 25, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
University Center, 4801 N Career Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57107 United States
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Free

Campus Compact for the Great Plains (Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota) will be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on June 25! We would love to hear about the exciting engagement work happening on your campuses. We also have some exciting updates from Campus Compact.   Campus Compact - Lunch and Learn Tuesday, June 25 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. University Center - FSC1 208 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Please RSVP to Nico Lindell by Thursday, June 20 if you can attend and if you have any dietary restrictions. Anyone is welcome! Feel free to contact Mary Ryan directly if you have any questions about Campus Compact or the event. We look forward to seeing you on June 25!

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May 2019

Midwest Campus Compact Conference

May 30, 2019 - May 31, 2019
University of Minnesota East Bank Minneapolis, MN United States

Join us in Minnesota May 30-31, 2019 for our next regional conference for networking, learning, and building the field of community engagement in higher education.

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March 2019

Civic Action Planning

March 28, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
College of Saint Mary, 7000 Mercy Rd
Omaha, NE 68106 United States
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Join us for lunch and a presentation about Civic Action Plans from Emily Shields, Executive Director of Iowa Campus Compact and Acting Director of Minnesota of Campus Compact on Thursday, March 28 at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE. Please RSVP to Kolten Schnack at kschnack@compact.org by March 22. We will meet in the Warde Conference Room in Mercy Hall at College of Saint Mary. Attendees can park in any open, unreserved spot.  

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November 2018

Community Engagement: Engaging our partners

November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
University of Kansas Alderson Auditorium, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States

Join Campus Compact for the great plans for a discussion led by Dr. Andrew Seligsohn, president of Campus Compact. This event is hosted by Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas.

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October 2018

Engaging citizens and deepening learning: service learning as a high impact practice

October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Peru State College, 600 Hoyt Street
Peru, NE 68421 United States

The session, led by Dr. Kristin Mattson, History Political Science Director and Service Learning Director at College of St. Mary, will be an interactive introduction to service learning. The session will begin with a basic overview of the service learning literature, exploring definition and utility. It will then proceed to a more in-depth examination of the essential components of service learning: reciprocity, service-focused course objectives, and reflection.

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April 2018

Community Engagement: Pedagogy, Practice & Publishing

April 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nebraska Wesleyan University Weary Center, Huntington Ave
Lincoln, NE 68504 United States
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Campus Compact and Nebraska Wesleyan University are hosting a faculty development program on Tuesday, April 24 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Presented by Marisol Morales, Vice President for Network Leadership, Campus Compact This faculty development workshop is geared towards those who are interested in integrating service learning & community engagement into their courses. We will explore the types of activities that fall under the umbrella of community engagement as well as best practices in the implementation and execution of community engagement in the classroom. In addition, opportunities for a community engaged scholarship will be discussed. Refreshments will be provided. Location details: Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska Weary Center, American Room - Building #17, Second Floor Street parking or parking lot near the corner of the block.  (NW of the Huntington Ave and 56th Street intersection) RSVP to Mary Ryan by Wednesday, April 18

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