Wednesday, July 29, 2015

4th Annual Service Engagement Summit - March 27 - 28, 2014

4th Annual Service Engagement Summit - March 27 - 28, 2014 at the Indianapolis Marriott North

2014 featured speakers include:

Read more about our featured speakers.

Highlights will include:

  • Day one: Pre-Conference - Craig DeForest, Program Manager of Service-Learning at the University of Southern Maine and former Program Director at Maine Campus Compact will provide best practices and insights for community engagement in the on-line classroom based on his work with the Fusion Project, Maine Campus Compact's Online Faculty Learning Community
  • Day one: Lunch, Awards Ceremony, and Keynote Speaker- Ernestine Fu, co-author (with Thomas Ehrlich) of Civic Work, Civic Lessons will discuss the importance of intergenerational civic work. Ms. Fu will also present on how colleges and universities can support social entrepreneurship as a new form of civic work and how social media and new technologies can be leveraged for social entrepreneurship and civic work.
  • Day two: Lunch and Keynote Speaker - Derrick Feldmann, CEO of Achieve and author of Cause for Change will discuss how we can best engage and support millennial students in service and philanthropic endeavors, both during their time on campus and as alumni.
  • Day two: Student Track - Ernestine Fu will facilitate a discussion addressing ways in which students can leverage social media and new technologies to elevate social entrepreneurship and civic work.  In addition, Peter Keon Woo will talk about his journey from volunteer to social entrepreneur.  In this interactive session, students will hear about resources from Indiana Campus Compact and brainstorm ways to implement their ideas when they get back to their own campus. 
  • Breakout sessions both days: Presentation categories include community based research, empirically-based service-learning research, and practical application. Topics include the impact of reciprocal campus/community partnerships, institutionalization of service engagement in higher education, models of intra- and inter-campus partnerships, and methods to increase the number of effective campus-community partnerships.

Our two day event will feature presentations and workshops from state, national, and local leaders in the field of service and community engagement in higher education including a targeted track for presidents and chancellors, provosts, deans, and department chairs on Thursday. Students will have a specially designed program on Friday.

What past participants had to say:
• This was truly one of the best conferences I've ever attended!
• This was a highlight of my academic year!
• The quality of this conference, at every level, was absolutely outstanding.
• Excellent speakers and a variety of information.
• The key principals shared will be incorporated into a new class I'm teaching.
• Great ideas – good to talk to others about what they are doing.
• Appreciated the discussions of the future of higher ed and civic-minded students.
• I will incorporate what I learned about data collection and evaluation of service outcomes into my work.

Read more about the 2013 Service Engagement Summit and 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.