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…

Engaged Scholarship and the Liberal Arts

As part of its Mellon-funded Scholarship in Action Initiative, Holy Cross, with collaboration from Campus Compact for Southern New England, Clark University and Worcester State, is hosting Engaged Scholarship and the Liberal Arts at Holy Cross on Monday, November 4th. This event will feature speakers and provide an opportunity to learn collaboratively from scholars who have integrated community-based research into their teaching and scholarship in Worcester. Keynote Lecture Dr. Timothy Eatman Inaugural Dean, Honors Living Learning Community at Rutgers University Newark & Former Co-Director of Imagining America Featured Speakers Margaret A. Post Research Assistant Professor, Clark University & Co-Author of Publicly Engaged…

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,…

Merrimack College’s Community Engagement Institute

Join us along with Merrimack College students, faculty, and staff as well as local community leaders & higher education institutions to learn about how we can strengthen our community partnerships and community engagement practices at the 2019 Community Engagement Institute. Breakout session topics include: Strengthening Community Voice Across Institutions, Preparing Students for Maximizing Effectiveness & Learning, Evaluating Community Engaged Programs & Projects, and more! CEI 2019 Full Agenda RSVP Here

Call for Webinars 2019-2020

Campus Compact requests proposals for its webinar series for AY 2019-2020. Campus Compact will select a minimum of ten strong proposals. Please submit your webinar proposal using the form below. You will need to select one focus area from the list below. Webinars should be 45-75 minutes in length. PROCESS The Mission Achieving Committee of Campus Compact will serve as the selection committee. Submitters . will be notified of acceptance by March 18. All webinar presenters will be expected to provide short bios and headshots by April 5. All presenters will be expected to participate in a brief orientation prior…

2019 Engaged Scholarship Symposium

Campus Compact of Southern New England is pleased to co-sponsor the 2019 Engaged Scholarship Symposium at UMass Dartmouth. Historically, higher education has been criticized for hiding in the Ivory Tower – isolating ourselves from our communities and producing irrelevant research. More recently, there are indications that the entire system of knowledge generation and dissemination are in flux. The tower is crumbling. Scholars today are generating new approaches to teaching, learning, and knowledge generation. The Engaged Scholarship Symposium is designed to celebrate the usefulness of scholarship in shaping policy and enriching our communities. Participants will be exposed to strategies for involving…

Host a Campus Compact VISTA

Campus Compact is pleased to release the “Request for Host Site Proposals” for the 2019-20 AmeriCorps VISTA program. CCNSE member campuses are eligible to apply under this program as well as school and non-profit organizations that partner with one or more CCSNE member campuses. Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTAs are leveraged to build the capacity of higher education institutions and their partners to contribute to programs and organizations focused on improving the lives of individuals who live in poverty. We are seeking proposals for projects that specifically focus on one or more of the following areas: Education: PK-20 education preparation, retention & success Economic Success: financial literacy…

Community Engagement Showcase

Please join us for the last workshop in our three-part Pathways workshop series, Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Community Colleges, which focuses on teaching strategies and innovative learning opportunities within service learning and community engagement, specifically within community colleges. The workshops are explicitly didactic in nature: that is, workshops teach participants specific concepts and techniques, and focus on practical implementation in the college classroom. This final workshop in the series on February 22, 2019 will feature a focus on assessment of service-learning and civic engagement courses, led by Dr. John Reiff, Director of Civic Learning & Engagement at the Massachusetts…

Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Community Colleges: Part 3

Please join us for the last workshop in our three-part Pathways workshop series, Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Community Colleges, which focuses on teaching strategies and innovative learning opportunities within service learning and community engagement, specifically within community colleges. The workshops are explicitly didactic in nature: that is, workshops teach participants specific concepts and techniques, and focus on practical implementation in the college classroom. This final workshop in the series on February 22, 2019 will feature a focus on assessment of service-learning and civic engagement courses, led by Dr. John Reiff, Director of Civic Learning & Engagement at the Massachusetts…

CCSNE Open House

Please join us for an open house to see our new space in Worcester, MA, and connect with colleagues from Southern New England. Light refreshments will be served. This will take place immediately following the last workshop in our Civic & Community Engagement Evaluation Series, Going Beyond Rubrics: The Impact of Community Engagement on Our Campuses at MCPHS, a short walk from our office. Individuals are welcome to join us for the workshop and open house together, or each individually. If you are interested in attending the open house only, please RSVP to ccsne {at} compact(.)org. To attend both the workshop and open…

Going Beyond Rubrics: The Impact of Community Engagement on Our Campuses

Join us for the fourth and final workshop in the Civic & Community Engagement Evaluation Series.  This workshop will focus on strategies for evaluating the impact of civic engagement initiatives on your institution including policies, practices, and institutional mission and culture.  The workshop has the following overall goals: To examine the ways in which we define and measure institutional impacts related to civic engagement efforts:   What institutional impacts are important to us? To our institutional leadership? To others? To strengthen our understanding/awareness of current tools and strategies for assessing institutional engagement and examine their strengths and shortcomings in assessing institutional…

2019 Engaged Scholarship Symposium

Campus Compact of Southern New England is pleased to co-sponsor the 2019 Engaged Scholarship Symposium at UMass Dartmouth. Historically, higher education has been criticized for hiding in the Ivory Tower – isolating ourselves from our communities and producing irrelevant research. More recently, there are indications that the entire system of knowledge generation and dissemination are in flux. The tower is crumbling. Scholars today are generating new approaches to teaching, learning, and knowledge generation. The Engaged Scholarship Symposium is designed to celebrate the usefulness of scholarship in shaping policy and enriching our communities. Participants will be exposed to strategies for involving…

2019 Regional Campus Food Insecurity Summit

Friday May 31, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center CCSNE is co-hosting the Voices of Hunger summit, this year in partnership with UMass Lowell and Bunker Hill Community College. This year’s theme is Changing the Paradigm. Building on the previous two summits at Bunker Hill Community College and Worcester State University, this year’s Voices of Hunger on Campus summit theme will shift the focus to the systemic issues in society that contribute to the rising numbers of students experiencing food and housing insecurity. This event will bring together campus staff, faculty, and community partners from across the region…

Encounters: The Conference

Encounters: The Conference is a participatory event around the power of dialogue where publicly-engaged research meets practice and dialogue.  In partnership with the University of Connecticut’s Humility and Conviction in Public Life project, and as part of our Public Discourse Initiative, this event is free and open to our member campuses. The conference will be held November 17 at the UConn Hartford campus. Participants will explore various dialogic models and learn how they can bring such practices to their own settings. In particular, the conference will demonstrate a new, collaboratively-developed dialogue model, created in Connecticut, that communities can run anywhere and everywhere. Attendees will…

2018-2019 National Webinar Series

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. REGISTER SEPTEMBER 20 1 P.M. ETUniversity Junctions: Connecting writing and service-learning across campus How can we connect writing and service-learning to achieve existing course…

Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Community Colleges: Part One

The Connecticut Center for Teaching Pathways is partnering with Campus Compact for Southern New England by opening participation to CCSNE member campuses for their Road to Teaching Success program. The program is traditionally open to all faculty and staff in the Connecticut Community College system and is especially directed to faculty within their first three years of full-time employment. The three-part workshop series, Service Learning & Civic Engagement Across Disciplines at Community Colleges, will focus on teaching strategies and innovative learning opportunities within service learning and community engagement, specifically within community colleges. The workshops will be explicitly didactic in nature: that is, workshops teach participants…

ERCC 2019 Call for Proposals

The Eastern Region Campus Compacts are seeking proposals to present at our 2019 Biennial Regional Conference taking place in Providence, RI from March 25-27, 2019. Proposals are being accepted  for moderated panel sessions, workshops, or poster sessions. The 2019 conference theme is Education for Democracy:  Innovating in Complex Times. Higher Education is influenced by significant social, economic, and political factors within and beyond academe, and campuses are at the nexus of multiple social movements. The field of civic and community engagement is challenged to respond, contribute, and lead change-making efforts on and off campus that improve our communities and democracy. The rate of change is quickening,…

Campus Food and Housing Security Events

The Campus Compact network is working to help campuses address food and housing insecurity issues that affect their students. This spring, there are several opportunities throughout the network to learn more about the issues and get connected to this work. All events are open to Campus Compact members. Food Insecurity: “Food Pantries on Campus: How to do it well alongside community partners” Webinar Hosted by Wisconsin Campus Compact, Illinois Campus Compact, and the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee. Monday, January 29 @ 12 PM PST / 1 PM MST / 2 PM CST / 3 PM EST This webinar will explore ways that on-campus food pantries are working…

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