Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Webinar from TurboVote about voter engagement

Join the voter engagement non-profit TurboVote for an informational webinar on July 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST.

Over 125 colleges and universities have already partnered with TurboVote and have been able to use TurboVote's online platform to provide students with all the information and materials they need to vote in every election - local, state, and federal.

During this session, a TurboVote Partnerships Associate will provide an overview of how TurboVote works, the benefits of partnership, and share some examples of successful implementation from other partner institutions. The webinar will also feature Matt Impink from IUPUI who will discuss how he led the charge to use TurboVote on his campus.

TurboVote will provide a 25% discount to all Indiana Campus Compact members who form a partnership with Turbo Vote.

Please RSVP to Leslie Glotzer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for the webinar if you (or others from your institution) are interested in attending.

In addition, the TurboVote team is available as a resource for your voter engagement efforts on campus - feel free to reach out to Leslie directly if you have any questions.

Service Engagement at Indiana Campus Compact Member Campuses

Service Engagement at Indiana Campus Compact Member Campuses

Click on the links below to read about the programs, services, and opportunities for service engagement on ICC member campuses.

*Asterisks denote Building a Service Engagement Infrastructure Campuses.  **Double asterisks denote those with active Centers for Service Engagement.

Building a Service Engagement Infrastructure (BSEI) was a competitive, three-year (2007-2010) grant that served to assist 10 Indiana Campus Compact member institutions with development of a campus-based clearinghouse for service engagement, and/or other forms of community-based learning, to enhance student learning and faculty and staff development. Each campus received $22,500 from Indiana Campus Compact and $7,500 from their institutions for the research and appropriate supporting materials needed for the development of the Centers for Service Engagement that would attempt to achieve the following:

1. Serve as a clearinghouse for all service engagement learning and activities on the campus.
2. Assist faculty and staff with the development of service engagement courses and programming.
3. Conduct research in relation to service engagement.

Each institution was required to have a Steering committee for the campus development plan and implementation that included the Chief Academic Affairs Officer, the Chief Student Affairs Officer, one faculty member, one professional staff member, and one student.

Since the end of the BSEI grants in 2010, five of the 10 campuses have opened Centers for Service Engagement (or an iteration of) as a direct result of the grant program. The other five institutions have expanded, and continue to expand, their service engagement offerings through other existing departments and offices to include a holistic model of engagement.

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

ICC Membership Process

Accredited institutions of higher education in Indiana are eligible to become members of Indiana Campus Compact. To become a member, interested campuses should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Program Director for Marketing and Member Relations at Indiana Campus Compact to initiate the membership process which includes:

  • Conversations between Indiana Campus Compact staff members and representatives of the institution.
  • A meeting between the Executive Director of Indiana Campus Compact and the President/Chancellor of the institution to discuss membership details.
  • The President/Chancellor of the institution submits a letter of application for membership to the Indiana Campus Compact Board of Directors.
  • The Indiana Campus Compact Board of Directors considers and votes on the application for membership.

Once an institution is accepted for membership, the campus becomes a member of both Indiana Campus Compact and National Campus Compact.

Learn more about membership benefits here.

 

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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.