We are accepting presentation proposals for the 5th Annual Service Engagement Summit which will be held in Indianapolis, IN, March 26-27, 2015.This year's theme is Supporting Students in Social Ventures: Preparing students for a life of career and service.
Proposals are due December 12, 2014. Don't miss your chance to be part of this important and timely discussion.
Each year, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff on college and university campuses across the state partner with community agencies to improve people's lives. Indiana Campus Compact has the privilege of honoring the best of the best with our Annual Service Engagement Awards.
Applications are due January 15, 2015 and we encourage you to seek out those who make the campus/community connections happen on your campus and think about nominating them for an award.
5th Annual Service Engagement Summit
March 26-27, 2015
Indianapolis Marriott North
The Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit is our signature event and it brings our campuses together in celebration around the work they do in campus and community engagement. Our campuses have made a compact, a public agreement that they are dedicated to serving communities while preparing students as future leaders.
This year's theme is Supporting Students in Social Ventures: Preparing students for a life of career and service.
- Conor Grennan, Social Entrepreneur, Dean of MBA students at NYU Stern, and New York Times bestselling author of Little Princes.
- Jeff Snell, founder of the Midwest Social Innovation LLC and co-founder of the Midwest Consortium for Social Innovation at Marquette University.
Conference Registration Scholarships of up to $1,000.00 are available to students, professional staff, and faculty members presenting at scholarly conferences. Presentations should relate to the Indiana Campus Compact's mission to support higher education's effort to develop students into well-informed, engaged citizens and to serve as a catalyst for campuses and communities to improve people's lives through service-learning and civic engagement initiatives. Preference will be given to proposals that are a direct result of an ICC sponsored event or grant funding.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but must be received six weeks prior to the scheduled conference. Applicants will be notified of approval status within two weeks of official submission to Indiana Campus Compact. Scholarships are available on a reimbursement basis only and cannot be used toward Indiana Campus Compact sponsored events (i.e. Service Engagement Summit) and can only be used to fund registration fees.
Download application here.
Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.
As a member benefit, Indiana Campus Compact provides professional development for faculty, staff, and students on your campus. Together, our staff has over 30 years of experience in the field of service engagement in higher education and we can work with you and others on your campus to deliver workshops and training designed for beginning practitioners to experienced professionals.
Some of our most popular workshop topics include:
- Service-Learning 101 - This workshop is designed for faculty new to service-learning and will cover basic definitions, history of the field, and beginning course construction.
- Community-Based Learning Curriculum Development - This workshop is a follow up Service-Learning 101 and explores the development of service-learning course objectives, finding the right community partner, preparing students for their service-learning experience, and overall assessment.
- Campus-Community Partnerships - Finding the right community partner can be tricky. Is the relationship mutually beneficial, transactional, or transformational? This workshop will help attendees discover the right path for engagement in and with the community, and what it looks like to have a co-educational process with community partners.
- Student Engagement and Leadership Development - This presentation will help faculty and staff develop a comprehensive plan for working with students as colleagues.
- Creating Meaningful Reflection - This presentation will discuss various reflection techniques that can be used to help students process their role of engaged citizen while helping them articulate the learning in community-based learning.
- Community Engagement and Faculty Reward Systems - We will explore the intersection of community engagement and faculty reward systems, tips for engaged scholars, and suggestions for creating new campus culture that is inclusive of community engagement.
- Engaged Department/Campus Strategic Planning - Utilizing the Embedding Service Engagement in Higher Education Rubric for Institutional Planning developed by J.R. Jamison and Maggie Stevens, campus teams will be led through a consensus building workshop for future planning around service engagement work.
Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn announced that the annual membership survey is now open and will remain open until December 20, 2014.
Each member campus has designated a Community Service Director to be the staff liaison to Indiana Campus Compact. Those liaisons received the announcement from Dr. Seligsohn and will be the contact person for the survey on each campus. We will be following up with everyone who received a survey link. Although there is only one contact person per campus, multiple offices will need to provide data for the most accurate campus portrait.
To stay informed about professional development events and grant opportunities, download the 2014-2015 Indiana Campus Compact calendar or use the online calendar to search by year, month, or constituent group.
Download 2014-2015 Calendar PDF