Call for Member-Sponsored Programming

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…

Student Voice in COVID-19 Initiative

Campus Compact for Southern New England is pleased to announce a new partnership initiative with Local Voices Network to gather the voices of students who have been singularly affected by COVID-19. Details about upcoming gathering conversations for students throughout May are listed below.  What is the Local Voices Network (LVN) Developed by the non-profit Cortico, the Local Voices Network (LVN) is a unique physical-digital network designed to bring under-heard community voices, perspectives and stories to the center of a healthier public dialogue. LVN is fueled by ordinary people sharing their voices in small-group, in-person or virtual discussions led by volunteer…

Join Us for Virtual Office Hours

The Campus Compact for Southern New England team is offering opportunities for colleagues from across our region to reflect and discuss how we can adapt and sustain our shared work and selves in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Based on our initial meetings in March and early April, CCSNE is focusing upcoming conversations on specific topics, themes, and challenges currently affecting civic and community engagement in higher education.  New sessions will be added regularly, so keep checking the event webpage for updated info.

Western MA CEPN Meeting

The Community Engagement Professionals Network brings together member campus faculty and staff who are responsible for leading CE programs and units to advance our common priorities through sharing best practices, professional development, networking, and partnership building. This meeting is open to member campuses, and is primarily targeted towards member campuses within the Western Massachusetts geographic region. Register Now

Call for Evaluators

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ENGAGED SCHOLARS INITIATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION Campus Compact is pleased to invite evaluation consultants to submit proposals for the Engaged Scholars Initiative (ESI) being carried out over the next year. Up to $20,000 in funding is available to conduct an evaluation of the Engaged Scholars Initiative.  Project Title: Engaged Scholars Initiative Program Evaluation Project Start Date: January 2020 Project End Date: January 2021  Proposals are due at 5pm PST on Monday, December 2, 2019.

Writing Strategies for Strengthening Community Partnerships

Writing Strategies for Strengthening Community Partnerships Trinity College March 6, 2020 Join us in partnership with Trinity College for a one-day workshop focusing on strategies that use writing to contribute to social change in the community. We all use writing to communicate every day (through emails, text messages, and social media posts, as well as larger, more official tasks such as reports, white papers, or websites), and this workshop will help you consider how to navigate these genres of writing and more to build sustainable relationships. Faculty, staff, community partners, and students are invited to join us as we discuss multiple strategies and…

Engaged Scholarship Symposium

Hosted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth February 28, 2020 Join us in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for their annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium, an event to bring together faculty, staff, students, and partners around engaged scholarship. About the Program: Lee Walton, MFA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro will deliver the keynote address entitled, “Research as Experience: Making it Real.” The keynote will be followed by faculty presentations of engaged scholarship in different fields. Maureen Hall, Ph.D., STEM Education & Teacher Development Happy Teachers, Happy Schools: SEL as Intervention for Educators of At-Risk Youth Eric Larson,…

Community College Institute: Civic Guided Pathways

Civic Guided Pathways: Advancing Student Success by Integrating Civic Learning and Community Engagement into Guided Pathways Friday, May 1, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Virtual About the Workshop: Community Colleges are ideal hubs of civic engagement.  They are at the nexus of public and private pressures to adapt and deliver key educational experiences that advance the economic, social, political, and civic health of our local communities.  “The road to greater justice and equity runs through community colleges.” In a recent book, Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success (2015), the authors argue that what is needed is…

Thriving During the 2020 Election Season

Worcester State University January 15, 2020 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Snow Date January 17, 2020) Colleges and universities can expect students to mobilize around hot and sometimes divisive issues and voter engagement, and students want to talk about public issues across disciplines and campus. At the same time, campus leaders want to avoid being the next headline. The frequency of events over just the past few weeks highlight the potential challenges: a book burning incident at Georgia Southern University over an all-school reading assignment on diversity and inclusion, student protests at Syracuse University over 16 acts of racist vandalism in the first two…

Metro North & West CEPN Meeting

The Community Engagement Professionals Network brings together member campus faculty and staff who are responsible for leading CE programs and units to advance our common priorities through sharing best practices, professional development, networking, and partnership building. This meeting is open to member campuses, and is primarily targeted towards member campuses North and West of Boston. Register Now

Connecticut CEPN Meeting

The Community Engagement Professionals Network brings together member campus faculty and staff who are responsible for leading CE programs and units to advance our common priorities through sharing best practices, professional development, networking, and partnership building. This meeting is open to member campuses, and is primarily targeted towards member campuses in Connecticut. Register Now

College Convention 2020

Join us where the road to the White House begins! Coinciding with NH’s First in the Nation Primary, students from across the country are invited to experience the primary process up close and personal. The convention will feature visits from presidential candidates and campaign staff, members of the media, and political experts, along with a full agenda of educational sessions, an exhibit hall, conventioneering, ranked voting ballot, and social events.  Learn More and Register Hosted by the New England College Center for Civic Engagement and sponsored by Campus Compact.

RI & Southeast MA CEPN Meeting

The Community Engagement Professionals Network brings together member campus faculty and staff who are responsible for leading CE programs and units to advance our common priorities through sharing best practices, professional development, networking, and partnership building. This meeting is open to member campuses, and is primarily targeted towards member campuses within the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts geographic region. Register Now

Pre-DPI Story Circle

As a precursor to the Deliberative Pedagogy Institute on November 15, there will be an optional Story Circle on the evening of November 14. Participation in a Pre-Institute “story circle” led by Lizzy Cooper Davis, assistant professor at Emerson College, is available at no cost.  This is an opportunity to learn about the stories of identity, belonging, and activism of fellow travelers in the field of civic engagement, while learning more about the story circle method of dialogue for social change.  The story circle model involves a group of people sitting together and sharing stories about their experience on a…

Democratic Learning through Reacting to the Past

On November 9, 2019, Campus Compact for Southern New England, in partnership with the Reacting to the Past Consortium, will offer the workshop Democratic Learning through Reacting to the Past hosted by Boston University. ABOUT REACTING: Reacting to the Past (RTTP) is an active learning pedagogy of role-playing games in which students are assigned character roles with specific goals and must communicate, collaborate, and compete effectively to advance their objectives. Class sessions are run entirely by students; instructors advise and guide students and grade their oral and written work. Reacting seeks to draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve intellectual, academic, and civic skills. THE WORKSHOP: This workshop will explore the RTTP pedagogy…

Pathways to Community Engagement

Pathways to Community Engagement: Integrating Community Engaged Scholarship into Faculty Identity As part of its Mellon-funded Scholarship in Action Initiative, College of the Holy Cross, in collaboration with Campus Compact, Clark University, Anna Maria College, and Worcester State University, is pleased to host “Pathways to Community Engagement: Integrating Community Engaged Scholarship into Faculty Identity”. This workshop will be part of a series of workshops that will examine the key dimensions of carrying out meaningful community-engaged research and creative projects. The first workshop will focus on the faculty dimension while later themes will explore community partnerships and institutional supports in forming and…

Webinar: Compact2Learn Demo

As colleges and universities deepen their commitment to developing their students as full participants in their communities and our democracy, they need to capture student civic learning outcomes. This information can help institutions improve their curricular and co-curricular programs while answering questions posed by accreditors, public higher education authorities, and the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. To meet this growing need, Campus Compact has partnered with Liaison International to build Compact2Learn, an online tool that enables campuses to capture student civic and community participation and learning. Liaison brings to the partnership thirty years of developing and supporting technologies to serve…

2019-2020 Webinar Series

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 to each session for information, tools, and resources to help you in your work. These webinars are being offered free of charge to members, but all participants must register in advance to receive an access link. All webinars are at 3pm Eastern Standard Time. September 10: Picturing Community Engagement: What We Say Through Images and Why It Matters September 26: Engage the 2020…

Compact20: Registration Open

Registration is open for Campus Compact’s 2020 National Conference: Compact20 The Promise of Full Participation: Democracy, Opportunity, Voice As students and youth claim leadership in defining the future of our democracy, we gather to imagine how higher education can contribute to the achievement of opportunity and voice for all. Compact20 is the largest and most inclusive national conference focused on the role of higher education in building democracy and healthy communities. Sessions explore topics such as civic engagement, community-engaged research, civic- and service-learning, institutional change, university-community partnerships, and more. Compact20 provides professional development and networking opportunities for community engagement professionals,…

Deliberative Pedagogy Institute

Deliberative Pedagogy Institute: Creating Space for Democracy Sponsored by Campus Compact for Southern New England and Providence College’s Center @ Moore Hall Why Deliberative Pedagogy? “This is the next step for the movement — how to hold public dialogues and teach deliberative practices, get students thinking through issues, teaching them how to value democracy.” – Andrew Seligsohn, Campus Compact We live in divisive and polarizing times, often remaining in comfortable social bubbles and experiencing few genuine interactions with people who are different or with whom we disagree.  This division negatively impacts students’ sense of belonging, community cohesion, and the quality…

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