1. Student Webinar Series
Don’t forget about our Making Ripples Student Webinar Series. Each month, students can log-on and participate in an hour-long webinar with our Director of Programs and Member Development, Laura Weaver, and discuss various topics related to their community-based work.
Upcoming webinars will focus on incorporating reflection into projects, how to handle those unexpected situations that always arise, ways to include your community-based work on your resume, and creative ways to capture information about your projects and share them with others.
Find out more and register for each webinar on the Making Ripples webpage here>>
2. Connecting Campuses with Communities
For the past 10 years, Indiana Campus Compact has partnered with the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning to bring you the Connecting Campuses with Communities week-long conference. This event has hosted over 400 engaged scholars from more than 100 institutions and five countries—isn’t it time you joined them?!
The conference is structured in two parts:
- The Service-Learning Institute, focused on the development of high-quality service-learning courses as well as professional development for community engagement professionals who specialize in providing service-learning faculty development, who are working to build and nurture campus-community partnerships, and who administer campus-wide community engagement efforts.
- The Research Academy, designed to strengthen one’s research on service-learning and community engagement, while advancing their scholarship of teaching and learning.
Connecting Campuses with Communities has been described as “one of the most valuable professional development workshop I’ve been to,” and is an event that faculty and practitioner-scholars look forward to each year. Space is limited so be sure to register early.
3. ABCD Institute Training
Indiana Campus Compact has teamed up with the ABCD Institute, Indiana State University, and Illinois Campus Compact to offer a two-day training on how to use asset-based community development techniques in service-learning courses and community-based research. Join experts in the field of community development for a deep dive into this democratic approach to community engagement. Watch for more information and registration in late February.
4. Pen to Paper Writing Retreat
We are excited to announce the dates for the 2018 Pen to Paper Writing Retreat, in partnership with Washington Campus Compact and the Universities of Washington Bothell and Seattle.
The retreat will be held August 26 – 28, 2018, at the Dumas Bay Retreat Center in Seattle, Washington. The Retreat Center is situated just off Puget Sound and offers stunning views of the Olympic Mountains—a perfect setting for some focused time to WRITE!
Mark your calendars now and watch for registration to open this March. Find out more about Pen to Paper here>>.