Call for Member-Sponsored Programming

August 18, 2020

Do you have any programs/events/activities that you’re willing to make available to other members of Campus Compact? 

Challenges create opportunities for reflection, innovation, and collaboration, and the 2020-2021 academic year will be a time for a transformation of our campuses and coalition more broadly.   Our inability to gather in person combined with limited resources are negatively impacting our coalitions’ ability to advance our civic and community work.  One specific area that we can advance together is our professional development and shared learning priorities.

Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE) is collecting and disseminating programs offered by our member campuses and sharing them across the network to encourage collaborative learning and resource sharing.   This isn’t simply just an update of what you’re doing for your own campus, but rather an invitation for others to participate in an initiative that your campus is already planning. 

Virtual events are changing how we connect with each other.  By removing issues around travel, lodging, food, etc. and lowering or eliminating program fees, our coalition has the opportunity to use resources more efficiently, expand our reach, and deepen our impact.

If your campus is willing and able to share your trainings, workshops, symposiums, conferences, etc., please let us know by completing our online form. Completing the interest form does not bind you but is required for consideration as we collect and coordinate available opportunities. We will follow up with all those who complete the form in the coming weeks. 

Programs can be focused on different audiences such as undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, campus executives, community partner representatives, etc.  Below are some ideas/themes for programs.

For faculty, staff, and administrators, topics/ideas/themes might include (but are not limited to):

  • Civic and democratic learning pedagogies and initiatives (e.g. dialogic practice, political learning, service-learning, etc.) 
  • Community engaged scholarship including teaching, research, service, and innovation
  • Evidence-based work including assessment and evaluation of service-learning and civic engagement
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion including critical service learning, anti-racism practices, libratory practices, and leading institutional change
  • Place-based initiatives such as anchor institution activities, community partnerships, and collective impact 
  • Community engagement programs and practices, especially those positively impacting the priorities of student learning and success and/or equity, diversity, and inclusion.  
  • The role technology plays in communication, democratic expression, organizing, community development, and program management 
  • Election 2020 focused programs including voter engagement, political events (e.g. debates watches), candidate forums, etc. 
  • COVID-19 centric topics including adaptations to historical practices and innovative approaches to community & civic engagement

For students topics/ideas/themes might include (but are not limited to):

  • Civic leadership and skill building
  • Anti-racism practices
  • Community organizing strategies
  • Advocacy and activism training
  • Community building and team work techniques
  • Program management skills
  • Collaboration and problem-solving strategies
  • Volunteer management best practices
  • Election engagement activities
  • Dialogue and deliberation techniques 
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • How to build empathy within yourself and your community
  • Storytelling techniques & media engagement
  • Media and digital literacy

Priority deadline for consideration is Sunday, September 14 by midnight. Forms submitted after September 14 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Questions? Email us at ccsne {at} compact(.)org