Save the date for the
Service Engagement Summit
March 26-27, 2015
Featuring an opening keynote address by Conor Grennan, Social Entrepreneur, Dean of MBA students at NYU Stern, and New York Times bestselling author of Little Princes. Conor founded Next Generation Nepal, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has rescued and reconnected with their families approximately 500 trafficked children in post-war Nepal. "Conor is a bridge builder who successfully discovers unforeseen opportunities to make a meaningful difference where business, society, culture and people intersect." - Peter Henry, Dean of NYU Stern
The opening keynote address on day two will be by Jeff Snell, founder of the Midwest Social Innovation LLC and co-founder of the Midwest Consortium for Social Innovation at Marquette University Snell said that he has seen over and over again that once students are introduced to the concept of social entrepreneurship and shown real-world examples, their capacity to innovate proves endless. "The students run with these ideas," he said. "As an administrator or faculty member, you have to know when to get out of the way. Help them unleash their passion, and then let them go. It's fun to watch."
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.
Call for proposals available Novemember 2014
Registration opens January 2015
- TurboVote - When you sign up for TurboVote, they keep track of your elections, local and national. Indiana Campus Compact members receive a 25% discount to sign up as a campus so all of your students receive the benefit.
- Indiana Voters website - check the status of your current voter's registration, find your polling place, get information about a provisional ballot or an absentee ballot, and find out who is running in your district.
- Campus Election Engagement Project - founded by author and activist Paul Loeb.
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.
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