Community-Building Webinar Series Starts Soon

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Campus Compact’s 2021–2022 national 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. Webinars will cover topics such as Democracy in Action, Re-Envisioning and Co-Creating Community Engagement, Building Thriving Partnerships between Colleges & Local Government, and more. Be sure to tune in for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. Dates: Thursdays, September 30, 2021–April 7, 2022 Time: 3:00–4:00 pm Eastern time Cost: FREE for Campus Compact…

Fusion Course: Enhancing Education through Community-based Learning

Free for CCNH members! This five-session webinar offers critical training and support for faculty as they continue to adapt to shifting teaching practices. Learn how to infuse community-based learning into existing online, hybrid, or in-person courses to strengthen learning, create community connections, and improve student retention. Participants will: Review best practices in community- and problem-based learning pedagogy Learn effective strategies for engaged teaching and community building through online and hybrid courses Explore benefits, challenges, and successful practices in using community-based learning in online, hybrid, or in-person courses Gain experience with helpful online learning tools, techniques, and technologies Faculty members will…

SUMMIT ON HIGHER EDUCATION

The largest statewide gathering of New Hampshire public and private university and college heads with business and civic leaders to address critical issues facing New Hampshire and beyond. We are pleased to announce an updated list of state, regional and national leaders to serve as panelists and speakers at the 2nd Annual Higher Education Summit. Keynote Speaker, New York Times bestselling author and former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey J. Selingo Sarah A. Flanagan, Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Development, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Thomas L. Harnisch, Director of State Relations…

EASTERN REGION CAMPUS COMPACT BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

Education for Democracy: Innovating in Complex Times Campus Compact believes that higher education is instrumental to creating just, inclusive, sustainable democracy.  In support of that vision, the Eastern Region Campus Compact (ERCC) Conference is a convening of campus executives, scholars, practitioners, students, and community partners, committed to enhancing our democratic society through community and civic engagement.  ERCC provides a venue for thinking critically about the issues, trends, and challenges in our shared work and for building stronger networks among colleagues. ERCC aims to build personal, institutional, and field-level capacity to foster change on- and off-campus; enhance community-engaged teaching, scholarship, and…

Census 2020 and Higher Education

Through this webinar, we will discuss the vital role that colleges and universities can play in ensuring a fair and complete count in the 2020 Census. A complete count is essential to ensuring that states maintain their federal funding levels and their representation in federal government. By working with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and most importantly, community partners, colleges and universities can support their communities in maintaining important resources. In this webinar, we will explore available resources as well as highlight schools gearing up for this work in 2020. Sherrie J. Taylor, Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies Research…

Exploring the Connection: Community engagement and college completion

Colleges and universities face the significant challenge to help students from all backgrounds enter and complete college in a timely manner. This webinar will highlight the potential that community engagement offers to increase college completion rates, using specific research studies that have contributed to the growing body of evidence that connects community engagement with student success for all students. Lynn E. Pelco, Ph.D., is associate vice provost for community engagement in the Division of Community Engagement at Virginia Commonwealth University where she also directs the Office of Service-Learning. She earned her Ph.D. in school psychology from the Pennsylvania State University…

What Went Wrong? A Partnership Analysis Framework

Building on the 2014 “What Went Wrong?” conference, this session offers a framework for analyzing and transcending the wrongness of structures and practices in community-academic research, education, and social action partnerships that limit effective democratic participation and the distribution of power of those who experience marginalization. Susan Gust is a community activist and small business owner. In 2003-04 she was named a Humphrey Institute Public Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota. She co-founded and chaired the Phillips Neighborhood Healthy Housing Collaborative a community-university and public agency research partnership. Cathy Jordan is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Extension at the University of Minnesota….

Placed-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education

Widely known through the work of the Harlem Children’s Zone and the federal government’s Promise and Choice Neighborhood programs, geographically specific community engagement initiatives have the potential to positively address the challenges of inequity and injustice within our communities. While we may be familiar with these types of place-based initiatives from non-profit organizations or governmental grants, less is known about this type of strategy in higher education. This webinar will include a presentation of a recent national study and the facilitators’ recent book on place-based community engagement in higher education, followed by an exploration of several of the most salient…

Students and Spirituality: Student motivation to do good

This webinar is an opportunity for Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and Campus Compact to explore the intersection of faith and service as it relates to student motivation to engage in civic engagement. Dr. Janett Cordovés will introduce the work of IFYC and research they have done around how students in faith communities engage with their campuses and communities through civic engagement. Dr. Cordovés will be joined by staff and students to talk about their experiences. Janett I. Cordovés, Co-Curricular Partnerships Manager, equips and empowers campus professional staff to be interfaith leaders. Prior to joining the IFYC team, Cordovés worked in higher education…

Community Colleges as Civic Power Plants: Generating, harnessing, and spreading civic power

Inspired by Eric Liu’s You Are More Powerful Than You Think and his notion of civic power, this webinar will introduce the concept of community colleges as “Civic Power Plants” generating power in the civic life of their students and campuses. How can community colleges harness their true public purpose by educating for democracy and sending it out to make a difference in the civic lives of the communities that they serve? This webinar will feature examples of civic engagement from across the diversity of the community college realm. Verdis Robinson is Director for Community College Engagement at Campus Compact. As an advocate…

FROM 8 TRACK TO EMOJI: A GENERATIONS WORKSHOP

Keynote Presentation by Paradigm Shift Educators and administrators are tightly knit with Millennials and Gen Z, as both colleagues and service providers. How we work with younger generations is not the question, but rather how do we integrate their ideas and values into our culture? This workshop will discuss the three major trends we see with Millennials and Gen Z, and the questions associated with those. We will also discuss practical strategies on creating environments in which they thrive both as students and as fellow staff members. Registration will open at 9:30am with the Keynote Presentation kicking off at 10am….

ENGAGED SCHOLARS INITIATIVE

In 2008, Campus Compact convened an intentionally diverse group of ten engaged faculty and staff who named themselves the Engaged Scholars for New Perspectives in Higher Education. Over the last decade, they have published and presented collaboratively and taken on new leadership roles in their institutions and the field. Many consider the group’s initial retreat a formative experience: in their words, it “was a catalyst for developing my scholar practitioner identity,” “one of the most joyful experiences of my career,” and a central element of “my story of leadership development and what keeps me grounded in the work I do.” In…

Racial Equity Across College & High School: It’s about liberation & transformation, not diversity & inclusion

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz. What do these words actually mean for students, faculty, and staff of color who frequently feel excluded and marginalized? How can systems that weren’t built to educate students of color become places of belonging, liberation, and wholeness? This webinar will share real world examples and suggestions for promoting racial equity across college & high school. Mila Buckland is a first-generation college graduate, second-generation immigrant. She identifies with the pronouns she/her/hers and as Southeast Asian American. Buckland is the Curriculum and Training Manager at Campus Compact of Oregon. In her role, she supports Campus Compact’s Racial…

University Junctions: Connecting writing and service-learning across campus

How can we connect writing and service-learning to achieve existing course goals like research, field-specific writing, and reflection in a way that will not bury instructors under a pile of grading? Our webinar will be interactive, so all participants are encouraged to come prepared with identified course goals that they feel might be advanced through writing. We will discuss writing across the disciplines. We encourage anyone interested in incorporating more writing assignments into their service-learning courses to join us. Rachel Morgan is the co-director of Cornerstone, a first-year integrated communication and writing course, at the University of Northern Iowa, where she…

CSD Meeting

CCNH will host our first CSD meeting of the year at Dartmouth College. We will be joined by colleagues in Maine and Vermont. We ask all CSD’s to register through our Eventbrite form. We look forward to seeing you there!