Illinois Campus Compact frequently holds webinars in partnership with other Campus Compact’s, nonprofits and scholars. We bring together experts on important topics pertaining to higher education and civic learning. Below you can find all of our webinars, with presentation slides included.
This webinar was led by Christopher Merrett, Director and Professor in the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) at Western Illinois University and Anne Hlavacka, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) as well as the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Our presenters discussed rural civic engagement and trends in rural communities while addressing what makes rural communities appealing to university partnerships, combining classroom experience with experiential learning. They spoke about the unique opportunities available in rural communities and current trends in rural communities and how colleges and universities can support growth strategies. They also discussed how we can leverage existing resources (grants, programs, etc.) that would support campus/community partnerships or that could support community growth and accessing those resources.
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Slides by Anne Hlavacka.
Slides by Christopher Merrett.
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Dr. Sally Thompson has spent nearly forty years working with the native tribes of the West. Trained as an anthropologist at the University of Colorado, she has worked in Montana as an archaeologist, ethnographer, and ethnohistorian. In this webinar she is joined by Crow Tribal member Shane Doyle, EdD.
As colleges and universities attempt to better connect with indigenous populations, we need some guiding frameworks. This webinar addresses specific protocols in working with tribal communities.
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Dr. Sally Thompson has spent nearly forty years working with the native tribes of the West. Trained as an anthropologist at the University of Colorado, she has worked in Montana as an archaeologist, ethnographer, and ethnohistorian. As founder and director of the Regional Learning Project at the University of Montana (2001-2010), Sally oversaw a team of specialists developing curriculum resources on regional history, geography and culture.
Dr. Thompson recommends the authors below on the subject. If you have any additional comments about the webinar or the following authors’ works, you are encouraged to leave a comment below.
- Louise Erdrich
- James Welch (Fools Crow)
- Sherman Alexie
- M Scott Momaday
- Elizabeth Cook Lynn
- Vine Deloria, Jr.
- Dorothea M. Susag (Roots and Branches: A Resource of Native American Literature)
- Kent Nerburn (Neither Wolf Nor Dog)
Wisconsin and Illinois Campus Compact partnered with the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee to present this webinar, which explores ways that on-campus food pantries are working with local food pantries to make their efforts more successful.
There are several campus experiences highlighted, including:
– Western Technical College + Hunger Task Force La Crosse (La Crosse, WI)
– UW-Green Bay + Paul’s Pantry (Green Bay, WI)
– Western Illinois University-Quad Cities (Moline, IL)
View the webinar and download the PowerPoint Slides below!
On Tuesday, we were joined by Sarah Goodwin Thiel of the University of Kansas and Anne Marie Gruber of the University of Northern Iowa to discuss the role of academic libraries in promoting civic engagement. You can access the entire webinar below to learn from these two engaged academic scholars, as well as directly download the slides.
If you are interested in developing civic engagement resources in your community using the local library, consider reaching out to these two civic engagement professionals!
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DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 17, 2017
The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program is a partnership between Campus Compact and Tyson Foods to provide an invaluable opportunity for select college students to gain professional experience while making a positive impact in our community. The program provides full-time college students an eight-week paid summer job to assist community organizations and gain experience with diverse social issues. In the summer of 2018, the program will provide 40 nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area, and Sioux City, Storm Lake, and Council Bluffs, Iowa with a grant of $3,000-3,500 to hire a qualified college student for the summer.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 17, 2017
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CAMPUS COMPACT Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact supports institutions in fulfilling their public purposes by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As the largest national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, we provide professional development to administrators and faculty to enable them to engage effectively, facilitate national partnerships connecting campuses with key issues in their local communities, build pilot programs to test and refine promising models in engaged teaching and scholarship, celebrate and cultivate student civic leadership, and convene higher education institutions and partners beyond higher education to share knowledge and develop collective capacity.
Our final Summer Webinar of 2017 series is now available for download! In this webinar we discussed how civic engagement professionals at Universities can tap into the fundraising resources available on campuses. To learn more abut this, we were joined by Jennifer McFarland, Associate Vice President of Development and Managing Director of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association and Lynette Green, Associate Vice President for College Advancement at St. Norbert College.
Civic engagement projects within universities have become accustomed to applying for grants, but there is room to grow by developing on-going relationships with donors. We hope that this webinar will spur outreach strategies in civic engagement offices that tap into the skills of the many development professionals on campuses across the country.
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On June 22, Illinois Campus Compact hosted an Online Service-Learning Webinar in partnership with Wisconsin Campus Compact. This webinar explored ways that online courses can be structured to bring service-learning to the ever-growing digital classroom.
Below you will links to the resources presented in the webinar. These resources include power-point slides covering the topic, example syllabi and the recording of the webcast itself.
Online Service-Learning Webinar Resources
Example Syllabi –