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. Changed to CEAC in 2008, 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 in the Oaks/McCoy Commons building
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Registration closed on May 31. Contact Leslie Garvin with any registration questions. 

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.


8:00 a.m.  Registration check-in/Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Workshop
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m. Snack Break
2:45 p.m. Workshop
4:00 p.m. Adjournment


Drury Inn & Suites Burlington
1767 Glidewell Drive
Burlington, NC 27215
Telephone: (336) 584-2004

$107.99/night for 2 Queen Beds Deluxe room

Individual Call-In reservations can be made by reserving online, go to, then enter Group number of 2336729. 
Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number of 233672

Reservation cutoff date: Monday, May 21, 2018

  • Free Hot Breakfast - Start every day with make-your-own Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, KELSO+BROS® coffee and more.  Free hot breakfast is served daily from 6–9:30 a.m.
  • Free Evening Drinks and Snacks* - Join us from 5:30–7 p.m. every evening to enjoy free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback®. 
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Hotel - Get the score, check your social networks or email family members from anywhere in the hotel – for free!
  • Free Soft Drinks and Popcorn - Complimentary freshly-popped popcorn and a refreshing beverage are available each evening for a great nighttime snack!


Thank you to the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly for their sponsorship. We encourage you to visit their site if you are looking for a place to host student leadership retreats or for alternative break lodging. 


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.