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March 2020

Civic Action Planning Institute

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lewis University Romeoville, IL 60446 United States + Google Map
$25 – $50

Wednesday, March 4, 2020  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Lewis University 1 University Pkwy Romeoville, IL 60446 This event is designed for campus teams to come together and work on creating and implementing strong Civic Action Plans. Teams can include individuals from across campus and beyond including faculty, staff, administrators, students and community partners. We also recommend engaging leaders from across campus including faculty, staff from a variety of areas (diversity, ministry, teaching and learning, research, etc), student leaders, and community partners. Teams will have the opportunity to consider new strategies for civic action including applying an equity lens and engaging key campus leaders and will have the opportunity to work together and receive expert consultation on their planning and/or implementation. REGISTER HERE!

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January 2020

Building Democratic Skills Through Deliberative Dialogue

January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

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 an effective framework for mutual understanding and a common purpose that allows people to discuss difficult issues, weigh options, and ultimately take action. This workshop will provide an overview of the National Issues Forum deliberative dialogue model and allow participants to engage in a brief practice Forum. Since 2013, NC Campus Compact as trained over 550 faculty, staff, students, and community members from 71 colleges and universities, representing 12 states, to moderate deliberative dialogues Campus Compact’s National Webinar series returns…

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December 2019

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

December 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar
Free

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 partners in an array of best practices, institutions emerging with ideas, resources, and support structures that advance S-LCE faculty development on their campuses. In this webinar, there will be a presentation with built-in opportunities for interaction. We will provide an overview of the book, and then hone in on topics most pertinent to our goals, pulling from our book chapters to offer ideas and perspectives. Through engagement in this webinar, participants will make progress toward: (1) Identifying three research-informed practices…

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November 2019

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

November 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar
Free

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 in development. Participants will learn about multiple ways through which they can incorporate Votes & Ballots into their work and be able to ask questions/offer feedback. (Note: This is run from our parent organization, Compact.org, all information is taken directly from their website.) Campus Compact’s National Webinar series returns for 2019-2020 with more to support and inspire you. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune…

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Decolonizing Approaches to Inclusive Discussions and Trainings: Lessons from Indigenous Perspectives (Webinar)

November 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar
Free

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 feel relevant, welcoming, and safe to all participants. The session is relevant to instructors, researchers, AmeriCorps Vista trainers, and Campus Compact employees and administrators in both predominantly White institutions as well as contexts with a majority of first-generation college students and large percentages of minority students, employees, and volunteers. (Note: This is run from our parent organization, Compact.org, all information is taken directly from their website.) Campus Compact’s National Webinar series returns for 2019-2020 with more to support and inspire…

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May 2019

Midwest Region Campus Compact Conference

May 30, 2019 - May 31, 2019
University of Minnesota East Bank

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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April 2019

Census 2020: How Higher Education Can Support a Fair and Accurate Count in Illinois

April 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
University of Illinois at Springfield

Join Illinois Campus Compact as we 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. This event is a kick off to a yearlong series of events that will help colleges and universities map out a strategy for supporting a fair and accurate Census 2020 in Illinois. This is open to higher education professionals and community partners. 10:00am-10:30am – Registration 10:30am – 10:45am – Welcome and Opening 11:00am – 12:15am – Panel Discussion – A Fair and Accurate Census Count – Higher Education’s Role in the Community featuring Anita Banerji, Democracy Director at Forefront and Sherrie Taylor of Northern Illinois Center for Governmental Studies and Liaison to the…

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March 2019

Campus Meets Community Event

March 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East

Join Illinois Campus Compact, America’s Urban Campus, and the Asset Based Community Development Institute at the University of Illinois Chicago for our second Campus Meets Community event. Last year, the workshop brought together leaders from campus and community to discuss the current state of campus-community partnerships and to develop new strategies for future partnerships. This year, CMC will focus on best practices and networking. Higher education professionals and community partners will be together throughout the day. Registration for this workshop is free. 9:00am-9:30am – Registration and Breakfast 9:30am – 9:45am – Welcome and Opening 10am – 11:45am – Best practices panel and presentations 12pm-2pm – Networking Lunch and Conversation led by Terry Bergdall of the Asset Based Community Development Institute 2:15pm – 3pm – Wrap up and closing speaker

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February 2019

Webinar: Curriculum design and mapping for civic learning

February 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom Web Conference

Integrating Civic Outcomes Across a Major or Program: Curriculum design and mapping for civic learning In this webinar attendees will focus on identifying, articulating, and mapping civic learning and developmental outcomes (civic identity, civic-mindedness, civic agency, civic literacy, intercultural competency, etc.) for their program of study or major. A curriculum map is a tool to assure the content of a program of study or major is being presented and assessed, all content is linked to learning goals (e.g. institutional, accreditor), and that content is sufficient to reach learning and developmental goals. A curriculum mapping exercise can show gaps in learning, overlaps in content, and indicate where weaknesses or opportunities can and should be addressed. Anne Weiss has over seven years of experience in leading collaborative assessment, evaluation, and inquiry projects focused on resolving complex problems within higher education institutions- especially as it relates to civic or community engagement. In the role of Director of Assessment with Campus Compact of Indiana, Weiss…

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Webinar: What Went Wrong? A Partnership Analysis Framework

February 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom Web Conference

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. Her research focuses on community-based research projects that aim to address community-defined needs, contribute to social and policy change, enhance scientific methodology, and contribute valid information to our knowledge base. Brian Lozenski is Assistant Professor of Urban and Multicultural Education at Macalester College. His research explores the intersections of critical participatory research, Africana Studies,…

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November 2018

Peer Learning Video Conference: Rural Colleges and Universities

November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom Web Conference

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here.

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Community and Technical Colleges

November 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom Web Conference

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here.

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Webinar: Community Colleges as Civil Power Plants: Generating, Harnessing, and Spreading Civic Power

November 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom Web Conference

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 making a difference in the civic lives of the community that they serve?  This webinar will feature examples of civic engagement from across the diversity of the community college realm. Verdis Robinson –  is the new Director for Community College Engagement at Campus Compact. As an advocate of community college civic education, Robinson directs The Democracy Commitment (TDC) initiative as part of his portfolio. Before becoming national director of TDC, Robinson was a tenured Assistant Professor of History and African-American Studies at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, NY. Mr. Robinson is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Seminar on Citizenship and the American…

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Public Universities

November 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Web Conference

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here.

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October 2018

Peer Learning Video Conference: Urban Colleges/Universities

October 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom Web Conference

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations. Register here.

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Rural Community Engagement Summit

October 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Western Illinois – Quad Cities

Are you looking to engage and support rural communities or is your campus located in a rural community? Join us October 30th to connect with peers and get new ideas and strategies for these unique settings. Illinois Campus Compact along with Missouri Campus Compact, Iowa Campus Compact, and the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs are excited to host a Rural Community Engagement Summit with the support of Western Illinois University at their Quad Cities Campus. The day-long event will focus on the unique demographics of the rural Midwest and the role Higher Education can play in supporting sustainable rural communities. Campus Compact membership institutions and community organizations can purchase tickets for $25, non-member institutions can purchase tickets for $50. Scholarships available on a case by case basis. For questions or inquiries please contact Natalie Furlett at nfurlett {at} depaul(.)edu AGENDA 9:00 am – Welcome and Introduction: Changes and Challenges in the Rural Midwest, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs  10:00 am – Case Study Discussion: Opportunities for Strong, Impactful Rural Campus-Community Partnerships Iowa Wesleyan University…

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Private Colleges and Universities

October 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Zoom Web Conference

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations.  Register here.  

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CUMU Annual Conference

October 22, 2018 - October 24, 2018
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Webinar: Campus Voter Engagement

October 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom Web Conference

Join Illinois Campus Compact, State Matters, BallotReady, and Campus Election Engagement Project for a Webinar on Campus Voter Engagement. This webinar will discuss the tools and resources that these organizations use to engage students voters. Sign up for the webinar here. 

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Webinar: Community engagement and college completion

October 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom Web Conference

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 and has held clinical, administrative and faculty appointments at the University of South Australia, Bucknell University, The College of William and Mary, and The Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. Her research interests include university-community partnerships, service-learning, and university student development. Helen Rosenberg, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and…

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