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January 2023

Newman Civic Fellowship Nomination Support Call

January 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Have questions about nominating a student for Campus Compact's Newman Civic Fellowship? Join us for a virtual Q&A to learn the ins and outs of the program. Nominations are due February 1, 2023.

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Engaged Faculty Institute Online – Winter Cohort

January 3 - January 17

Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact is offering a two-week, online, cohort-based learning experience for faculty, instructors, and staff interested in designing and facilitating community-engaged courses. The Engaged Faculty Institute Online (EFI Online) builds on the Engaged Faculty Institute curriculum developed by California Campus Compact and Campus Compact of the Mountain West. The EFI Online is best suited for individuals who are ready to design or re-design at least one specific community-engaged course. Staff who teach and/or support faculty development and educational development efforts on their campuses are also welcome to participate. This opportunity is free for Individuals from Campus Compact member institutions. Additional details can be found on the registration form.   Winter Cohort of EFI Online: January 3-17. Register now. Registration closes Wednesday, December 14.

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December 2022

National Campus Compact Open House and Info Session

December 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Find out how to get the most out of your institution’s Campus Compact membership! Join us for a Virtual Open House to learn more about all the tools, resources, and programs available to Campus Compact members. We’ll share information about ways everyone on your campus—faculty, staff, senior leaders, and students—can leverage Campus Compact membership to support institutional priorities and move forward civic and community engagement work.

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College Civic Learning for an Engaged Democracy – Forum 1

December 13, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - December 14, 2022 @ 4:30 pm

Presented by the CLDE Coalition and the University of Virginia's Karsh Institute of Democracy with generous support from The Endeavor Foundation. Both forums 1 and 2 will be virtual and held over two half-days. Registration is free for all who wish to join. These forums are hosted by Campus Compact, a lead partner in the CLDE Coalition.

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November 2022

2022 Civic Action Academy

November 11, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - November 12, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Grand View University – Student Center, 1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA United States
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$80

The 2022 Civic Action Academy will be held on November 11-12 in Des Moines, IA at Grand View University. For the fifth year in a row, this unique professional development opportunity will bring students from Iowa and Minnesota together to learn new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthropy, leadership, dialogue, advocacy, and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on other campuses and network with peers.   Event registration is $30/student for IAMNCC member campuses. Those from non-member campuses can register for $80/student. Hotel information is available on eventbrite and details will be shared once you register. Questions can be directed to Monique at mellefson@compact.org.

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October 2022

Network Gathering – Twin Cities

October 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Metropolitan State University, 700 E 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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22-23 Network Gathering

Join colleagues from Iowa and Minnesota for connection, resource-sharing, and idea generation. As we gather back in person for the first time since early 2020, we are prioritizing time for reconnection, getting to know new folks in the network, and informal conversation. Gatherings are open to faculty, staff, students, and partners. If you are ordering lunch, please register by Friday, September 30th.

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September 2022

Network Gathering – Des Moines

September 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
United Way, 1111 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
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22-23 Network Gathering

Join colleagues from Iowa and Minnesota for connection, resource-sharing, and idea generation. As we gather back in person for the first time since early 2020, we are prioritizing time for reconnection, getting to know new folks in the network, and informal conversation. Gatherings are open to faculty, staff, students, and partners. If you are ordering lunch, please register by Friday, September 16th.

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May 2022

2022 Virtual Awards Celebration

May 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join us for our 2022 Awards Event Celebration! This free, virtual event will be held from  11 am - 12 pm on Wednesday, May 4. Help us celebrate our 2022 Presidents' & Engaged Campus Award winners and all of the great work being done by our member campuses and their communities.

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April 2021

Webinar: Critical Consciousness for Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning

April 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom web conference

This webinar idea grew out of a Campus Compact Community of Practice entitled 'Developing Students' Critical Consciousness through Meaningful Praxis in Community Engagement'. During this Community of Practice, facilitators and participants alike found the need to continue this ever-increasingly important dialogue and consider ways to further enhance, development, and theorize critical consciousness in community engaged teaching and learning. Presenters will 1) define critical consciousness as it has been articulated in current and relevant research, 2) describe ways to engage others in their own safe exploration of critical reflection as it relates to the development towards a critical consciousness, and 3) provide examples of how critical consciousness has the ability to "intervene in order to change outcomes and realities" and transform and empower the lives of youth. Speakers:  Aaliyah Baker, Amy Shanafelt

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March 2021

Webinar: Innovative Ways to Meet Campus-Community Needs through National Service

March 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom web conference

National Service programs like AmeriCorps and VISTA have a long standing history with Campus Compact, across networks, regions, and the country. Compacts are finding creative solutions to campus-community problems to address student basic needs, co-creating student learning experiences, and much more. Join us for this call to learn just a few ways that our National Service members are helping Campus Compact fulfill its mission. Speaker:  Monique Ellefson

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February 2021

Webinar: The Quest for Authentic Community Engagement: How Market Forces Shape Community Engagement and What to Do About It

February 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom web conference

It is no secret that market forces play an important role in shaping almost everything in the world, and the higher education civic engagement movement (CEM) is no exception. Market forces have created pressures within higher education that have created the “entrepreneurial university” driven by neoliberalism, which imbues the business creed across the university. How did this happen? What does it mean for the CEM? How does it shape the quest for authentically building just, neighborly communities centered on equity and voices of those most marginalized? What can be done about it? This multidimensional session involves a historical background from an activist urban historian, followed by a panel of practitioner/scholars sharing their perspectives about how to do authentic engagement work within this context. Practical suggestions for how to incorporate this work into Civic Action Planning will also be explored. There will also be an opportunity for people to think collaboratively about what agency they have in countering these market forces…

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Webinar: Avoiding Microaggressions within Service Learning and Community Engaged Learning

February 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Community-engaged experiences provide the opportunity for faculty to collaborate authentically and reciprocally with partners who often represent historically disenfranchised communities where policy, resource allocation, and deficit-based communication strategies had an impact on growth, perception and development. This recipe results in implicit bias that exists in everyone, and as a result, microaggressions occur. That is exactly what happened on our campus and in our community. As Community Engagement professionals, during our support of faculty service-learning instruction and implementation, we started to see and hear an increasing number of microaggressions from faculty members, community partners and students. In response to these microaggressions occurring within service-learning experiences on our campus we developed workshops for students, faculty, staff and community partners to dedicate time and space to explore their journey with these concepts and to arm them with tools and strategies to address bias in community engagement work and to respond to microaggressions when they occur. This interactive session provides attendees hands-on learning about…

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January 2021

Critical Conversation: Reimagining Higher Education

January 22, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

2020 has offered no shortage of opportunities for important dialogue about our nation’s future. While dialogue may be more difficult this year as we all reconsider what it means to be together and safe, it has never been more important. At Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, we believe higher education has a key role to play in both leading the conversations and preparing students for the skills needed for them. Our Critical Conversations reflective dialogue series will support these critical efforts. 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…

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Webinar: Innovations for Teaching the Deliberative Experience Online: Our Experiences and Experiments using Common Ground for Action and Online Conferencing Tools

January 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Until very recently, deliberative democracy has mainly meant in person, face-to-face discussions. However, the current crisis has created an opportunity to innovate by experimenting with moving deliberation online. We will share insights we gained from hosting a national week of cross-campus online deliberative dialogues using Common Ground for Action (CGA), a series of weekly campus based online deliberations, and from several experiments in campus, community, and classroom deliberations using CGA and video conferencing software. Specifically, session attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a short demonstration of CGA, and then we will discuss how to integrate a variety of methods of online deliberation into university classrooms and campus-community deliberative events, how to structure syllabi and assignments for students to get the most from their deliberative experience, and explore best practices with seasoned forum conveners. Presenters represent the diversity of civic engagement in democratic practice across different disciplines at colleges and universities (2-year;4-year), the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues…

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Webinar: Honoring Ways of Knowing for Biocultural Restoration and Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

January 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Our civic engagement work with and in diverse communities is authentic to the extent that we honor and amplify the ways of knowing of our partners, be they experts from community-based organizations, communities of color, or the indigenous cultures of our places. Shared respect for different ways of knowing is the foundation for mutually beneficial, lasting and transformational partnerships. Four case studies will highlight the process of honoring community ways of knowing. Participants will reflect on their "amplifying" of the diverse ways of knowing of their community partners, and their "humbling" of their own academic ways of knowing. They will identify existing strong partnerships that provide a bracing foundation for biocultural restoration, environmental justice, community resilience, and climate change. Key Learning Outcomes: Attendees will learn: 1) to amplify diverse ways of knowing and humble their own specialized knowing 2) to prioritize other ways of knowing in building authentic partnerships 3) to identify strong partnerships for biocultural restoration, environmental justice, community…

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December 2020

Critical Conversation: Civic Agency in a Pandemic

December 17, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

2020 has offered no shortage of opportunities for important dialogue about our nation’s future. While dialogue may be more difficult this year as we all reconsider what it means to be together and safe, it has never been more important. At Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, we believe higher education has a key role to play in both leading the conversations and preparing students for the skills needed for them. Our Critical Conversations reflective dialogue series will support these critical efforts. 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…

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Webinar: The Arc of Citizenship Bends Toward Justice When We Work Alongside Communities

December 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom web conference

This webinar provides participants with ideas and resources to work alongside community organizations in mutually beneficial and reciprocal partnerships to deepen community-engaged civic learning. Participants will learn about our educational initiatives and community experiential learning programs that focus on redressing racial and socioeconomic inequities. Presenters will highlight the development and implementation of partnerships between James Madison University and local civic actors and community organizations in the broader Shenandoah Valley on programming, including: experiential learning tours of key sites related to slavery and the ongoing struggle for freedom and rights, and the contributions of social justice movements to American society and democracy; ensuring a complete count in the 2020 Census; education and mobilization for full participation in elections; and equitable responses to community needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will be guided through a design thinking based idea generation and solutions development process to identify how faculty, staff, students and community partners can work together to identify area-specific needs and connect…

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Webinar: Co-Producing Knowledge in Environmental Justice Research and Teaching

December 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom web conference

The 21st century is an era of rapid environmental change, from rising sea levels to the growth of cities. Globally, low-income communities and youth constitute a majority of the urban population and experience disproportionate impacts, yet their perspectives are often not included in the planning and design of their environments. Advancing environmental justice requires critically examining what counts as knowledge and applying inclusive and equitable approaches to nurturing knowledge in the next generation. Community-engaged teaching and research offer valuable opportunities to recognize multiple ways of knowing, such as local expertise held by community members. Yet, putting this into practice can often be challenging. Drawing upon a framework that elevates and recognizes multiple forms of knowing, this interactive session will examine how community-engaged teaching and research integrates these ways of knowing alongside more traditional forms of academic knowledge. Instructors in the fields of urban studies and civil engineering, along with a community partner focused on climate change resilience, will share their…

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November 2020

Webinar: Measuring Mutual Benefit and Reciprocity in Community Engagement and Public Service Activities

November 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Mutual benefit and reciprocity are arguably the defining characteristics/principles of the Carnegie Foundation's definition for community engagement partnerships. In this session, we examine how these two characteristics/principles are often conflated as synonyms by researchers, administrators, and practitioners (Dostilio, et al, 2012; Janke, 2018), and offer definitions and measures that demonstrate their distinctiveness. We will share an emerging research program that is aimed at creating greater conceptual clarity and operationalization of these two terms in how we measure and track community engagement activities and partnerships. We explicate the terms (mutual benefit and reciprocity), describe measures developed to track these aspects of partnerships, and share initial findings of and reflections on 800+ partnerships tracked using Collaboratory(™). Participants will then engage in dialogue around the emerging results to further the development of a construct for measuring reciprocity and mutual benefit, with the hope that it will allow researchers to better establish parameters for inclusion/exclusion of partnerships in studies, allowing larger samples of “apples…

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Critical Conversation: Historical Perspective on “Unprecedented” Times

November 19, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom web conference

2020 has offered no shortage of opportunities for important dialogue about our nation’s future. While dialogue may be more difficult this year as we all reconsider what it means to be together and safe, it has never been more important. At Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, we believe higher education has a key role to play in both leading the conversations and preparing students for the skills needed for them. Our Critical Conversations reflective dialogue series will support these critical efforts. 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…

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