ERCC 2015 Moving Us Forward: At the Intersection of Community Engagement and Collective Impact
The Fifth Annual Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference
October 14th – 16th, 2015, Newark, New Jersey
- Conference Schedule
- Conference Fees - Early Bird Registration ends July 31st
- Transportation and Accommodation
As a vital agent of social change, higher education is integral to creating vibrant, healthy communities in our towns, cities, regions, and our nation. To this end, the 2015 Eastern Region Campus Compact (ERCC) conference will advance our understanding of the intersection of collective impact and community engagement. This conference will highlight emerging theory and practice in place-based collective impact initiatives, moving beyond isolated efforts to conjoin the resources and assets of higher education with those of our communities. ERCC will provide a forum to showcase the strategic engagement of faculty, students and the wider higher education community through engaged scholarship, cross-sector partnerships, service-learning, student research, and volunteer opportunities.
Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to help faculty, professional staff, and graduate students working on (or planning for) journal manuscripts about service- and community-engaged scholarship. During the two-day retreat participants have time to discuss ideas with journal editors, receive mentoring from faculty coaches, share ideas with colleagues and peers, and write.
On March 21-23, 2016, Campus Compact will hold a 30th anniversary conference in Boston; the conference's theme is Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact. We look forward to bringing together the wide range of people and organizations making engagement happen across the country and beyond.
Campus Compact's thirtieth anniversary will be an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the achievements of the last three decades, learn more about what needs to be done and what resources already exist to enable that work, and commit ourselves to take the steps necessary to accelerate and deepen our efforts.
Interested in presenting at the conference? Learn more about what we are looking for and how to submit a proposal here.
Photo by John R. Gentry Jr. Left to right: Troy Fears (United Way of the Wabash Valley), Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Tirnere Bacon, and Mary Rayburn
- Trinere Bacon, Indiana State University, winner of the Richard J. Wood Student Award
- Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Purdue University North Central, winner of the Brian Douglas Hiltunen Faculty Award
- Mary Rayburn, Taylor University, winner of the Community Service Director Award
- United Way of the Wabash Valley, nominated by Indiana State University, winner of the Outstanding Community Partner Award
As a member benefit, Indiana Campus Compact provides professional development for faculty, staff, and students on your campus. Together, our staff has over 30 years of experience in the field of service engagement in higher education and we can work with you and others on your campus to deliver workshops and training designed for beginning practitioners to experienced professionals.
To stay informed about professional development events and grant opportunities, download the 2014-2015 Indiana Campus Compact calendar or use the online calendar to search by year, month, or constituent group.
Download 2014-2015 Calendar PDF