2018-2019 National Webinar Series

October 4, 2018

Campus Compact’s 2018-2019 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. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you.

The 2018-2019 webinar series is being offered free of charge, but all attendees must register.

SEPTEMBER 20
1 P.M. ET

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.

Facilitators: Rachel Morgan & Deb Young

SEPTEMBER 27
1 P.M. ET

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.

Facilitators: Mila Buckland, Kaycie López Jones & Joshua Todd

NOVEMBER 13
3 P.M. ET

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.

Facilitator: Verdis Robinson

DECEMBER 6
4 P.M. ET

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.

Facilitator: Janett I. Cordovés

JANUARY 24
3 P.M. ET

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 topics arising from this promising new strategy.

Facilitators: Eric Yamamaura & Kent Koth

FEBRUARY 14
3 P.M. ET

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.

Facilitators: Susan Gust, Cathy Jordan, Brian Lozenski, Sinda Nichols & Brian Xiong

FEBRUARY 19
3 P.M. ET

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.

Facilitator: Anne Weiss

MARCH 5
3 P.M. ET

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.

Facilitators: Lynn E. Pelco, Helen Rosenberg, Travis T. York & Deborah Scire

APRIL 16
4 P.M. ET

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.

Facilitator: Sherrie J. Taylor