Save the date: Summer 2017 Network Meetings
• August 1 and August 3, locations TBD
THE RSVP FORM will open in early May.
The Winter 2017 network meetings were held at Queens University of Charlotte (January 4) and Meredith College in Raleigh (January 5). Thanks to these institutions for hosting. Across the two session, 50 individuals representing 24 campuses attended. Our morning session focused on three topics: civic action planning, sustaining election engagement, and equity and diversity. The following documents were shared at the meeting:
Thanks to the community engagement staff at Davidson College and UNC Wilmington for hosting.
Below are the documents from the professional development session "Creating a Strong Civic Action Plan."
For additional resources visit the national Campus Compact Civic Action Plan websites
Looking ahead to elections of 2016, our morning PD session focused on fostering student electoral engagement and featured guest experts Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy NC and Mike Burns, national director of the Campus Vote Project, a program of the Fair Elections Legal Network. We learned about the latest iteration of NC's voter registration and ID laws, discussed best practices and challenges for campuses fostering student civic learning through electoral engagement, and heard updates from members schools about local developments in community and civic engagement.
Special thanks to Warren Wilson College and NC State University for hosting these meetings! Over the two days, 53 fac/staff attended representing 21 of our 35 member campuses.
Please find links to shared documents and recommended resources below:
Suggested pre-work: participants should review the Campus Election Engagement Project’s Campus Self-Assessment and the Campus Vote Project’s Best Practices Guide.
Resources about voting in NC:
2016 Student Voting Guide for North Carolina (from Campus Vote Project)
NC Guide to College Voting (from Democracy NC)
Vote with or without a Photo ID (pdf), also www.GotIDNC.org
Voter Registration Kit (link to downloadable resources from Democracy NC)
Resources for campuses to support student electoral engagement:
NC College Student Voting: Issues & Strategies (PowerPoint)
Your Campus Vote Plan (worksheet)
Developing Strategic Goals for Voter Registration (worksheet)
Higher Education Act Dear Colleague Letter - clarifies obligation of colleges/universities to provide voter registration information to students
Key tips/takeways for campuses:
Thank you to the community engagement staff at Central Piedmont Community College and Methodist University for hosting. We are also grateful to the following presenters, who spoke during the professional development sessions on "Becoming an Engaged Campus: Best Practices and Lessons Learned."
Thanks to Duke University, specifically the DukeEngage and Duke Community Service Center, and the Catawba Valley Community College Workforce Development Innovation Center for hosting the meetings. We appreciate the 53 civic engagement professionals who attended representing 21 institutions. Read a blog post about the gathering here.
Download the agenda here.
A special thank you to Dr. Silvia Bettez, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department, UNC Greensboro School of Education, who facilitated the professional develepment session on "Social Justice and Self-Reflection for Civic Engagement Professionals."
Download a handout from the session here.
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.
• But Don’t Call Me White: Mixed Race Women Exposing Nuances of Privilege and Oppression Politics (book)
You can download her CV here.
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).
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
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.