Network Meetings
(for members only)

These meetings offer civic engagement professionals the opportunity to engage in dialogue with other members as well as the NC Campus Compact staff and to gain in-depth information on a particular topic.  The agenda includes a professional development session, lunch, business meeting (in which NC Campus Compact staff share updates about our work), and member campuses sharing and highlights. 

Network meetings occur two times a year; in August and January. August meetings are usually in-person on a campus in that region.  The January meeting is usually a webinar. If you are hosting a meeting, click here to download an overview of responsibilities.

Questions?  Contact Leslie Garvin.

August 2014 Network Meeting

Thanks to UNC Greensboro (Institute for Community and Economic Engagement) and Appalachian State University (Appalachian and Community Together) for hosting the meetings. We appreciate the 60 civic engagement professionals who attended representing 24 institutions. Read a blog post about the gathering here.

Download the agenda here

A special thank you to Julie Plaut, Executive Director and John Hamerlinck, Associate Director of Minnesota Campus Compact, who facilitated the professional development sessions based on their 2014 publication "Asset-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education." This book contains thoughtful essays and case studies that explore the opportunities at the intersection of campus-community partnerships and Asset-Based Community Development. We were pleased that Janni Sorensen and Tara Bengle, faculty at UNC Charlotte also discussed their chapter in the book, "On the Path to Neighborhood Transformation: Social Capital, Physical Improvements, and Empowerment in Partnership."  They discussed the Charlotte Action Research Project (CHARP).  

January 2014 Network Meetings

Thanks to Catawba Valley Community College (Corporate Development Center) and Wake Technical Community College for hosting and to the 42 individuals representing 22 colleges and universities in attendance. We truly appreciate Adrienne Cole, Executive Director of the Wake County Economic Development and Dr. Tom White, Director of the Economic Development Partnership at NC State for facilitating the professional development session on "CEAs in conversation with Economic Development on Campus and in the Community"


Thanks to Lenoir-Rhyne University and Meredith College for hosting the August meetings. We truly appreciate the 56 staff and faculty, representing 27 campuses, who attended.


Meeting Handouts and Links

2013-14 calendar
Holland Matrix "Levels of Commitment to Community Engagement"
Civic Engagement Administrator Word Cloud
The Engaged Campus: Civic Engagement Teaches Workplace Skills [Minnesota Campus Compact]
Central/Southern Campus Compact Speakers Bureau

January 2013 Network Meetings

Thanks to Catawba Valley Community College and East Carolina University for hosting the meetings.  Over 60 staff and faculty from 29 member campuses discussed trends and issues in the field of campus-community engagement, shared their best practices and initiatives and networked with colleagues across the state.

Meeting Handouts and Links

2013 NC Campus Compact calendar document, online link
2013-14 VISTA Host Site Application website link
Civic Engagement Institute and PACE Conference flyer,  CEI website, PACE website
Civic Engagement Awards
Partnerships online journal
E-newsletters (Digest and Friday Update)

Click here for previous Professional Development topics and resources.

Questions?  Contact Leslie Garvin.