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January 2022

Re-Engaging Students in Community

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
by Zoom

Most campuses face lower student engagement levels due to pandemic challenges like low motivation, increasing academic demands, increasing mental health concerns, and changes in community practices. Re-Engaging Students in Community will explore how institutions can re-engage their students in meaningful community engagement as we transition back to “normal.” Date: January 19, 2022 Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern time Location: Virtual Cost: Free for Campus Compact members This virtual meeting is one of three “coalition conversations” open only to Campus Compact members. These conversations are designed to foster collective thinking and action focused on common themes in advancing civic and community engagement in higher education. Learn more or register

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Teaching Social Action: An Introduction

January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In social action courses, students develop and enact campaigns to change a policy, which provides them with first-hand experience with power and democracy. There is no better response by Higher Education to the growing anti-democratic forces than social action since it is designed to do democracy.

Free for members, $25/session for non-members
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Affinity Network: Rural-Serving Institutions

January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FIND SPACE TO STRATEGIZE TOGETHER, ASK QUESTIONS, FIND ANSWERS, AND RECEIVE SUPPORT.

This affinity network is open to Campus Compact member institutions that primarily serve rural areas (an area that is defined, identified, or otherwise recognized as rural by a governmental agency of the state in which the area is located).

It provides space and structure for community engagement professionals to discuss issues of shared interest and in designing creative approaches to advance community engagement within their institutional and personal contexts.

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Affinity Network: Minority-Serving Institutions

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4 sessions, by Zoom
FIND SPACE TO STRATEGIZE TOGETHER, ASK QUESTIONS, FIND ANSWERS, AND RECEIVE SUPPORT.

This affinity network is open to Campus Compact member institutions enrolling populations with significant percentages of undergraduate minority students or that serve certain populations of minority students under various programs created by congress.

Includes: Historically Black colleges or universities, Predominantly Black institutions, Hispanic serving institutions, Tribal colleges or universities, Native American serving nontribal institutions, Alaska native serving institutions, Native Hawaiian serving institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander serving institutions.

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Affinity Network: Community Colleges for Democracy

January 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4 sessions, by Zoom
FIND SPACE TO STRATEGIZE TOGETHER, ASK QUESTIONS, FIND ANSWERS, AND RECEIVE SUPPORT.

This affinity network is open to any Campus Compact member institution with Carnegie Classification of Associate’s College, Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's College, and Special Focus Two Year institution.

It provides space and structure for community engagement professionals to discuss issues of shared interest. These networks support members in designing creative approaches to advance community engagement within their institutional and personal contexts.

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Affinity Network: Mid-Career Community Engagement Professionals

January 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4 sessions, by Zoom
FIND SPACE TO STRATEGIZE TOGETHER, ASK QUESTIONS, FIND ANSWERS, AND RECEIVE SUPPORT.

This affinity network is open to any engaged professionals (faculty or staff) who work at Campus Compact member institutions and who have worked in the field of higher education community engagement for 8 to 15 years).

It provides space and structure for mid-career community engagement professionals to discuss issues of shared interest and in designing creative approaches to advance community engagement within their institutional and personal contexts.

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December 2021

Building Ethical and Collaborative Relationships with Community Partners: A focus on white saviorism, how it shows up in community engagement, and how to address it

December 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this webinar, we will discuss best practices of community engagement for curricular and co-curricular activities. Specifically, we will review how to engage with communities in ways that are authentic and mutually beneficial, and what it means to build sustainable relationships with community partners that are truly reciprocal. We will discuss white saviorism, and how white saviorism shows up with community engagement efforts. Free for members, $25/session for non-members Register

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Building Thriving Partnerships between Colleges & Local Government

December 2, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Representatives from two of California Campus Compact urban institutions with extensive experience partnering with or working for city government, along with one current local government representative, will share their reflections, recommendations, and lessons learned on how colleges can effectively partner and engage college students with local government.

Free for members, $25/session for non-members
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November 2021

COMPACT22 National Conference

November 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in March for Compact22, Campus Compact's all-virtual 2022 national conference. This is the largest and most inclusive national conference focused on the role of higher education in building healthy communities and fostering a just and equal democracy. This year’s theme is “A Better Way Forward: Innovation with Equity at the Center.”  When: March 29–31, 2022 Where: Online   A Better Way Forward In the past two years, we have faced a COVID-19 pandemic, an overdue racial justice reckoning, and deep threats to our democracy. The turbulence of our recent history has clearly illustrated our shortcomings—and the possibilities for positive change. It is the responsibility of higher education to seize the opportunity of this moment to build a new, more just world. Compact22 is designed to help campus professionals build healthy communities and foster a just and equal democracy. Sessions will explore topics such as civic engagement, community-engaged research, civic- and service-learning, institutional change, university-community partnerships, and more. This…

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From Pandemic to Paradigm Shift: How we are adapting to meet the evolving needs of our campuses and communities

November 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When a crisis hits, be it a hurricane or an international pandemic, students want to immediately respond. However, good intentions do not always present themselves as meaningful actions. Come learn from colleagues at Brandeis University’s Department of Community Service and the ways we pivoted our operations to continue providing necessary support to our community and campus amidst a public health crisis.

Free for members, $25/session for non-members
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Radical Imagination in Action: Re-Visioning and Co-Creating Community Engagement

November 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When a crisis hits, be it a hurricane or an international pandemic, students want to immediately respond. However, good intentions do not always present themselves as meaningful actions. A large group of untrained volunteers descending upon a community in crisis often creates more harm than good. It is our role to step into these spaces and bridge the gap between community partners and student volunteers. We must help guide our students in finding opportunities that allow them to safely engage, while providing meaningful support to our partners. Come learn from colleagues at Brandeis University’s Department of Community Service and the ways we pivoted our operations to continue providing necessary support to our community and campus amidst a public health crisis. In this session, we will share examples of both new and adapted programs and risk management policies, challenges and successes of remote engagement, takeaways from the shift from direct service to advocacy, and lessons we learned that will change our…

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October 2021

Higher Education’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Building a More Sustainable and Democratic Future

October 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar will feature key themes from the 2021 book Higher Education’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Building a more sustainable and democratic future, which included contributions from some 40 authors across the globe.

Free for members, $25/session for non-members
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Four Curricular Lenses for Centering Community Engagement, Equity, Justice and Movement Building

October 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar explores four “lenses” or conceptual frameworks for centering community engagement, equity, justice, and movement building in curriculum. The lenses: Naming the moment and our intervention; Paradoxes of education; Legacies and frames; Discomfort and resistance.

Free for members, $25/session for non-members
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Affinity Network: Rural-Serving Institutions

October 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4 sessions, by Zoom
FIND SPACE TO STRATEGIZE TOGETHER, ASK QUESTIONS, FIND ANSWERS, AND RECEIVE SUPPORT.

This affinity network is open to Campus Compact member institutions that primarily serve rural areas (an area that is defined, identified, or otherwise recognized as rural by a governmental agency of the state in which the area is located).

It provides space and structure for community engagement professionals to discuss issues of shared interest and in designing creative approaches to advance community engagement within their institutional and personal contexts.

Find out more »

Affinity Network: Minority-Serving Institutions

October 6, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4 sessions, by Zoom
FIND SPACE TO STRATEGIZE TOGETHER, ASK QUESTIONS, FIND ANSWERS, AND RECEIVE SUPPORT.

This affinity network is open to Campus Compact member institutions enrolling populations with significant percentages of undergraduate minority students or that serve certain populations of minority students under various programs created by congress.

Includes: Historically Black colleges or universities, Predominantly Black institutions, Hispanic serving institutions, Tribal colleges or universities, Native American serving nontribal institutions, Alaska native serving institutions, Native Hawaiian serving institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander serving institutions.

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