These meetings offer civic engagement administrators (faculty and staff) the opportunity to connect with NC Campus Compact staff and colleagues at other schools in the network. The agenda includes a professional development session, lunch, business meeting (with NC Campus Compact updates), and member campuses sharing and highlights.
Network meetings occur in early August and early January. If you are hosting a meeting, click here to download an overview of responsibilities. There is no charge to attend these meetings but you must RSVP.
Questions? Contact Chad Fogleman.
August 2016 Network Meetings - RSVP NOW!
Tuesday, August 2 - West Region Meeting at Davidson College in Davidson, NC
Thursday, August 4 - East Region Meeting at UNC Wilmington
Professional Development topic "Creating a Strong Civic Action Plan"
As part of the 30th anniversary, more than 400 member presidents (including 25 in North Carolina) signed the Action Statement, committing their schools to producing a Campus Civic Action Plan in the coming year.
Campus Compact has prepared some initial guidance to help in developing these plans and is creating additional resources in the coming months. During this session, NC Campus Compact will assist member institutions in developing civic action plans. This session is relevant for all institutions, even if your President did not sign the Action Statement.
Free but individuals must RSVP HERE. RSVP (yes or no) deadline is Monday, July 18.
Directions to August 2nd Network Meeting at Davidson College:
The meeting will be held in the “Sprinkle Room” which is located on the 4th floor of Knobloch Campus Center (which is the same floor as the Center for Civic Engagement).
Find directions to campus and a campus map here. Follow the directions for General Visitor Parking in Baker parking lot. There is not a fee for parking. The Knobloch Campus Center, which houses the Sprinkle Room, is # 69 on this map. Baker Lot is the large parking lot on the middle right hand side of this map. After parking, follow Baker Drive in between the football stadium (#71) and the athletic complex (#72). Follow the sidewalk along side of the football field, it will take you directly to Knobloch Campus Center. Enter through the doors at the end of the football field. You will be on the 3rd floor. The Sprinkle Room will be up one floor.
Directions to August 4th Network Meeting at UNC Wilmington: coming soon...
January 2016 Network Meetings
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:
Get a team, make a plan, work the plan!
Sign-up for NSLVE - National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement - provides free data on student registration and voting rates for your campus!
Reach out to your local BOE to learn how student addresses should be listed on voting registration forms and to discuss making your campus a one-stop early voting site.
Consider using tools like TurboVote (cost) or Rock the Vote (free) to help students obtain voter registration forms and receive election reminders.
Recruit and support a Campus Compact Election Engagement Fellow to lead election-related activities on your campus, or connect with student organizers working on your campus through other organizations.
Celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 27!
When registering, students should use their full name as it appears on the ID whose # they use to register (either a NC DL or SS card.)
Tell students to save the voter registration card they receive from the local BOE after registering! The card can be used as documentation to cast a provisional ballot if student lacks acceptable ID.
Encourage students to vote during early voting period - early voting allows out-of-precinct voting and allows time to resolve issues with ID, etc. before election day.
August 2015 Network Meetings
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."
Mary Morrison, Elon University, Assistant Dean and Director, Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
Bob Frigo, Associate Director, Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
Evan Small, Assistant Director for Student Programs, Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
Melody Wiggins, Wake Technical Community College, Coordinator, Office of Volunteerism & (Student) Leadership (O.V.A.L)
Dr. Leslie Parkins, UNC Chapel Hill, Senior Program Officer for Service-Learning, Carolina Center for Public Service
Dr. Lane Perry, Western Carolina University, Director, Center for Service Learning
Jennifer Cooper, Western Carolina University, Assistant Director, Center for Service Learning
Annie Hall, Western Carolina University, Administrative Support Associate, Center for Service Learning
Dena Shonts, Central Piedmont Community College, Director of Service-Learning
Cathy Kramer, Warren Wilson College, Dean of Service
Brooke Millsaps, Warren Wilson College, Assistant Dean for Service-Learning
January 2015 Network Meetings
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.
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"
August 2013 Network Meetings
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.