Civic Engagement Institute
(For members only)

Launched in 2007, this Institute is designed to thoroughly explore one civic engagement topic during a day-long gathering. Teams of faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners from NC Campus Compact member campuses are invited to attend.  

2017 Civic Engagement Institute  (suspended)

NC Campus Compact is partnering with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2017 to host the Gulf-South Summit (March 22-24). Stay posted to the Summit website for details. We will resume the CEI in 2018. 

We also encourage our member institutions to send a team to the Social Change Forum on February 14, 2017 at Duke University. Learn more here. 

Past Institutes

Year Theme (click on the title to
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Keynote Speaker (s)
2016Democratic Education: 100 Years Beyond Dewey

Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Professor Emeritus of English and Media Studies, Bentley University
Dr. Steve Dubb, Director of Special Projects and Senior Advisor to the President, The Democracy Collaborative

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2015A Common Agenda for Collective Impact: Campus, Community, Compact

The 2015 Civic Engagement Institute was cancelled due to inclement weather. The event was replaced by a 7-part "Collective Impact Webinar Series." Learn more about the series at the 2015 Civic Engagement Institute website.

2014Anchoring Community Vitality: Linking Campus Community Engagement and Economic Development

Allan Freyer, Budget and Tax Center, NC Justice Center
Leslie Boney, UNC General Administration
Brent Kanipe and Thomas Ward, Town of Williamston, NC
Dr. Gary Miller, UNC Wilmington
Bill Saffo, Wilmington, NC
Dr. Richard Guarasci, Wagner College

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Click here for the 2014 CEI Follow-Up Recommendations.

2013Becoming Citizens, Becoming Community

Dr. Peter Levine, Tufts University/CIRCLE
Dr. Judith Ramaley, Portland State University

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Intensifying Impact:  Engagement Matters

For the 10th Anniversary of NC Campus Compact, we combined the annual PACE conference with the Institute to create one celebratory event.

Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil, AAC & U
Chancellor Nancy Cantor, Syracuse University
President Mark Gearan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Chancellor Philip Dubois, UNC Charlotte
President Carol Quillen, Queens University of Charlotte
President R. Scott Ralls, NC Community College System

 2011A Deep Commitment to Our Communities: Anchor Institutions, Engagement and Collaboration Dr. Cathy Burack, Brandeis University
Hillary Kane, PHENND
Dr. David Maurrasse, Marga Incorporated
 2010Civic Engagement Through Social Entrepreneurship Dr. Brett Smith, Miami University
Al Delia, Senior Advisor to NC Governor Bev Perdue
Dan Gerlach, President of the Golden Leaf Foundation
Judith Cone, UNC Chapel Hill, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  2009Next Generation Success: Retention and Civic Engagement Dr. James H. Johnson,William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of entrepreneurship and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center, UNC Chapel Hill
Wayne Meisel, President of the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation
Robyn Hadley, Executive Director of "What's After High School?"
Community Partners as Co-Educators Dr. Kenneth Reardon, Cornell University
Dr. Tania Mitchell, Stanford University
2007Developing and Expanding International Service-Learning on Your Campus Dr. Barbara Holland, Director of the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Dr. Richard Kiely, Cornell University
Dr. Maureen Porter, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Kalyan Ray, International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership
Dr. Humphrey Tonkin, University Professsor of the Humanities and President Emeritus of the University of Hartford

Contact Leslie Garvin for more information.