Campus Compact invites members to join in a series of “coalition conversations” for collective thinking and action focused on common challenges in our work. These conversations are part of our coalition-building work, driven by members committed to collaboratively advancing community and civic engagement work in higher education. The following topics have been identified by members during regular network meetings:

  • Re-engaging Students in Community (Jan 19)
  • ​​Keeping it Going: Advancing institutionalization of community engagement in times of transition (Feb 3)
  • Considering Approaches to Faculty Development (Feb 16)

Each conversation will be contextualized by members who are actively thinking about these questions and their own experiences, with dedicated time for deeper sharing and consideration of ideas for action:

  1. What is your context? What specific issues and challenges are you facing in your context?
  2. What are you doing?  What are you offering or facilitating at your institution to serve/advance your work in this area?
  3. What’s next? What are you hoping to do to move your agenda forward? How might you imagine channeling the power of our coalition/network to advance your own goals and program development?

Open to Campus Compact members only

Available Sessions

All sessions held 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Re-engaging Students in Community

How do institutions re-engage their students in deep, meaningful community engagement following the pandemic? The safety concerns of the last 18 months have disrupted both curricular and co-curricular student engagement. Now, the transition back to “normal” has begun. While we recognize that many innovative practices resulted from the pandemic, most campuses are now facing lower student engagement levels due to challenges like low motivation, increasing academic demands, increasing mental health concerns, and changes in campus community belonging traditions and practices. How can we evolve our practice—not to simply replicate what we did prior to the pandemic—but to creatively engage students to meet the most pressing community priorities while honoring their own needs?

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Keeping it Going: Advancing institutionalization of community engagement in times of transition

How do units responsible for overseeing community engagement initiatives sustain momentum through executive leadership transitions and other changes on campus? In the absence of a strong impetus for institution-wide organizing and coordination (e.g., external grant funding, preparing Carnegie applications, or developing quality enhancement plans for reaccreditation), what strategies and pathways might sustain or even enhance the institutionalization of engagement?  How do we organize and collectively build a broader infrastructure that enhances buy-in, support, and shared leadership for engagement activities across campus and community?

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Considering Approaches to Faculty Development

The field of community-engaged scholarship continues to evolve as we better understand the nuances of our work. Faculty development needs to follow a similar trajectory. In 2010, Doberneck, Glass and Schweitzer found that faculty divide their community-engaged work into four categories: research, teaching and learning, creative activities, and service. Faculty development efforts must address the type of community-engaged scholarship, institutional context, and the transformative nature of this work. What models are you using to create quality faculty development initiatives?