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.
January 2015 Network Meetings
Western Network Meeting
Thursday, January 8, 2014 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Catawba Valley Community College Workforce Development Innovation Center, Hickory, NC
Eastern Network Meeting
Wednesday, January 14th (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Duke University, Durham, NC
Professional Development Session: "Social Justice and Self-Reflection for Civic Engagement Professionals"
Facilitator: Dr. Silvia Bettez, Associate Professional, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department, UNC Greensboro School of Education
Silvia C. Bettez received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Duke University. Her primary areas of specialization include: Sociology of Education; Race, Class, and Gender Intersections; Critical Multicultural Education; Qualitative Research Methods; and Feminist Gender Studies. Her dissertation research project explores the life stories of sixteen adult mixed race women who have one white parent and one parent who is a person of color. The research examines how participants navigate their hybridity, what we can learn from their stories in our efforts to communicate across lines of racial difference, and what experiences the women share that cross racial and ethnic lines. Dr. Bettez has publications (current and forthcoming) that cover a variety of topics related to social justice including: social justice activist teaching, the experiences of Latinas in higher education, and teaching globalization to privileged students.
Her publications include:
• Albert, C., & Bettez, S. C. (2013). Unveiling the continuum of intended and unintended consequences: Exploring social media’s impact on the connections made by individuals who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or queer (LGBQ). International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networks, 5(3).
• Bettez, S. C., & Hytten, K. (2013). Community building in social justice work: A critical approach. Educational Studies, 29(1), 45-66.
• Bettez, S. C. (2012). Navigating the guilt vs. innocence dichotomy in teaching social justice. South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society 2011 Yearbook, 169-181.
• Bettez, S. C. (2011). Building critical communities amid the uncertainty of social justice pedagogy in the graduate classroom. The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 33, 76–106.
• Hytten, K., & Bettez, S. C. (2011). Understanding education for social justice. Educational Foundations, 25(1–2), 7–24.
• Bettez, S. C., & Suggs, V. L. (2012). Centering the educational and social significance of HBCUs: A focus on the educational journeys and thoughts of African-American scholars. The Urban Review, 44(3), 303–310.
• Bettez, S. C. (2011). Critical community building: Beyond belonging. Educational Foundations, 25(3–4), 3–19.
• Bettez, S. C., Rockford, J., Carlone, H. B., & Cooper, J. E. (2011). On negotiating white science: A call for cultural relevance and critical reflexivity. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 6, 941–950.
• Noblit, G., & Bettez, S. C. (2004). Powers in the arts in education. Journal of Thought, 39(4), 7–13.
• He, Y., Bettez, S. C., & Levin, B. (revise and resubmit). Refugees and immigrants share their stories: Critical incidents, expectations, and structures of schooling. Urban Education.
• Bettez, S. C., & Suggs, V. L. (Eds.). (2012). Centering the educational and social significance of HBCUs: A focus on the educational journeys and thoughts of African-American scholars [Special issue]. The Urban Review, 44(3).
• But Don’t Call Me White: Mixed Race Women Exposing Nuances of Privilege and Oppression Politics (book)
RVSP to Leslie Garvin by January 1st.
August 2014 Network Meetings
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
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.