Community Engagement Administrators Conference (CEAC)

This conference, launched in 2003 as the Community Service and Service-Learning Directors Conference, is designed for faculty and staff who facilitate campus-community engagement efforts. In 2008, the event became the Civic Engagement Administrators Conference (CEAC). This gathering offers deep reflection about community and civic engagement work through presentations and workshops, facilitated discussions and networking. CEAC usually occurs in late spring/early summer.

CEAC 2018

"Planning for Data Collection on Civic and Community Engagement Activities"

June 12, 2018 at Elon University

Most campuses are eager to answer the question "How are the students, faculty, and staff on campus working to address civic issues and public problems?" We will explore this question in this workshop by reviewing a range of strategies to assess community-engaged activities (i.e., curricular, co-curricular, or project-based activities that are done in partnership with the community). In addition to these many strategies, institutions also often approach assessment with a variety of lenses including assessment and evaluation of community outcomes, student outcomes, partnership assessment and faculty/staff engagement among others. In practice, campuses confront an array of challenges to align these approaches into a comprehensive data collection framework and infrastructure. This session will give participants tools, strategies, and information to design, initiate and/or enhance systematic mechanisms for monitoring and auditing community-engaged activities across your institution. 


Anne Weiss, Director of Assessment, Campus Compact of Indiana

Anne has over seven years of experience in leading collaborative assessment, evaluation, and inquiry projects focused on resolving complex problems within higher education institutions- especially as it relates to civic or community engagement.  In the role of Director of Assessment with Campus Compact of Indiana, Anne develops data collection instruments, conducts literature reviews, performs data collection, analysis and interpretation, plus advises our organization and partner campuses on how to use findings from these activities for program and organizational improvement. Additionally, Anne hosts dozens of professional learning and development initiatives across the world focused on the topics of assessing transdisciplinary learning outcomes and evaluating institutions’ effectiveness in achieving their public mission(s).  Anne is the editor of a forthcoming book from Stylus Publishing- Assessing the (Often) Hidden Outcomes of Community Engagement- and has co-authored other pieces which appear as book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and conference sessions.  Anne is a Ph.D. candidate with Indiana University in Higher Education Administration and is a Visiting Scholar with Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy and Higher Education.

Registration opens March 16/closes May 31
$100 pp (Campus Compact members)/$130 pp (non-members)

Year Location Topic/Name
2017 Elon University

"The Future of Alternative Service Breaks: Deeper Learning and Impact" (program booklet)


2016 Elon UniversityRecognizing Implicit Bias in Community Engagement
2015 Bennett College for Women Diving Deep in Community Engagement
2013 High Point UniversityAlternative Service Experiences Institute
(see the Alternative Break Resources page here

East Carolina University
Queens University of Charlotte


Tracking and Measuring Community Engagement:  Articulating Methods that Align with Current and Future Institutional Goals 

(see the Monitoring and Measuring page here)

Thanks to our 2012 sponsors Noblehour and Lyon Software  

2010 Barton College2010 CEAC program booklet
2009 Davidson College2009 CEAC program booklet
2008 Embassy Suites Hotel Resort and Conference Center
(Concord, NC)
Closer to the Goal: Going Deeper in our Civic Engagement Efforts

Embassy Suites Hotel Resort and Conference Center
(Concord, NC)

2007 CSD-SLD program booklet
2006 Wake Forest University20/20 Visioning 
2005 Blue Ridge Assembly (Black Mountain, NC)2005 CSD-SLD program booklet
2004 Caraway Conference Center 
(Sophia, NC)
2004 CSD-SLD program booklet
2003 Carolina Inn
(Chapel Hill, NC)
Southeast Conference for
Community Service and Service
Learning Directors
(co-sponsored with Florida Campus Compact) 

CEAC was on hiatus in 2011 and 2014.