Colloquium on High-Impact Community Engagement Practices

Colloquium on High-Impact Community Engagement Practices

Due to the concern about the continued spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, Indiana Campus Compact has transitioned the Colloquium on High-Impact Community Engagement Practices to a virtual experience for 2020.

All aspects of the Colloquium on High-Impact Community Engagement Practices  are developed and scaffolded to increase your knowledge and further enhance your engaged scholarship. We work to create spaces where faculty, community engagement professionals, graduate students, and community partners can learn, grow, and interact with one another while building a network of engaged scholars.

See tabs below for details for each part of the Colloquium and registration information.

Interested in bringing the Colloquium, or part of the Colloquium, to your campus? Contact Laura, Director of Professional Development and Engaged Learning, at laura {at} incampuscompact(.)org, to find out more 

Critically Engaged Teaching Seminar

Thursday, October 22, 2020 & Friday, October 23, 2020

10:00 AM – 5:30 PM (ET) each day  |  Virtual experience

At a time when our society is grappling with two different, yet parallel crises—one a global  pandemic, and the other a national struggle for social justice and equity—we, the scholar practitioners within the field of community engagement must continue to work towards a more liberated version of higher education. If you seek out ways in which you and your campus can enact the principles of critical community engagement and values of a democratically engaged institution, then join us for the Fall 2020 session of the Critically Engaged Teaching Seminar.

The completely virtual Fall 2020 Seminar delves deeply into how power, privilege, and positionality intersect areas of your community engagement work. And how implications of the current global pandemic effects the various stakeholder participants of both traditional and critical service-learning.

Critically Engaged Teaching Seminar Sessions

Each session of the Fall 2020 Seminar is 3 to 3.5 hours in length. Facilitators will ensure that session content flows from one session to the next and have worked to integrate active learning components throughout. Participants are strongly encouraged to participate in the entire 2-day experience.

  • Introduction to the Seminar and Principles of Critical Community Engagement, facilitated by Mark Latta
  • Designing a Critical Community Engagement Course, facilitated by Cristina Santamaría Graff
  • Ethical Considerations when Working with Community Partners, facilitated by Kiesha Warren-Gordon
  • Trauma-Informed Care as a Service-Learning Practice, facilitated by Niki Messmore
  • Critically Engaged Teaching Seminar Reflection, facilitated by Laura Weaver

About the Critically Engaged Teaching Seminar

The Critically-Engaged Teaching Seminar will focus on the intersection between community engagement, high-impact practices, and critical theory and practice. Sessions will cover the work of scholars such as Tania Mitchell (2008, 2015, 2017, 2020), Adrian Hoy and Matthew Johnson (2013), and Margaret Post, Elaine Ward, Nicholas Longo, and John Saltmarsh (2016).

We encourage those who implement both curricular and co-curricular community engagement teaching and learning practices, and are now looking to further develop these experiences by applying a more critical lens in partnership with their community partner. Sessions will allow faculty, community engagement professions, institutional chief engagement officers, graduate students, and community partners to discuss topics of power and privilege, race, gender, and ethnic inequities, and community-university relationships in a space of open dialogue.

The Critically-Engaged Teaching Seminar has been specifically designed for:

  • Faculty interested in incorporating critical community engagement, community-based research, or other high-impact community engaged practices into their existing community-engaged courses.
  • Community engagement professionals who specialize in providing campus-wide faculty development, work to build authentic community-campus partnerships and administer campus-wide community engagement efforts.
  • Graduate students who are familiar with critical theory and how it intersects with community engagement and are interested in what to further their future community-campus engagement and scholarly work.

Institute Objectives:

  • To build the knowledge of and around critical community engagement
  • To share promising practices and generate new ideas in the area of critical community engagement and community-engaged research
  • To enhance reflection, assessment, and partnerships in critical community engagement and community-engaged research
  • To build a network of public scholars

Institute Topics:

  • Introduction to high-impact community engagement practices (Hoy & Johnson, 2013)
  • Exploration and discussion of critical community engagement and publicly scholars
  • Designing critical community engagement experiences
  • Nurturing authentic community-campus partnerships
  • Exploring models to support those who are implementing critical community engagement and community-engaged research
  • Exploring models to further a campus culture for community engagement

Presenters

  • Cristina Santamaría Graff, Assistant Professor of Special Education and Urban Teacher Education in the School of Education at IUPUI
  • Mark Latta, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at Marian University
  • Niki Messmore, Program Director of Community and Civic Engagement at the IU School of Medicine
  • Kiesha Warren-Gordon, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Co-Director of the African American Studies Program at Ball State University
  • Laura Weaver, Director of Professional Development and Engaged Learning at Indiana Campus Compact

Online Community Engagement Boot Camp

Thursdays in June and July, 2020  |  10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (ET) and asynchronous learning

This opportunity has passed. If you are interested in bring this workshop to your campus, contact Laura, Director of Professional Development and Engaged Learning at laura {at} incampuscompact(.)org, to learn more.

In addition to the Service-Learning Institute and Critically Engaged Teaching Seminar, this year, we added new sessions focused on developing and implementing online community engaged experiences called the Online Community Engagement Boot Camp. This experience is divided into two sessions, an Online Basics Boot Camp and an Advanced Online Boot Camp, each focusing on topics selected to assist faculty, administrators, and community engagement professionals who are grappling with the opportunities and challenges presented by teaching online and remote community engagement courses.

This boot camp is specially designed for faculty, administrators, and community engagement professionals who are grappling with the challenges and opportunities presented by bringing community-based practice to remote and online classes. Participants can choose between the ‘online basics’ or ‘online advanced’ series—or combine the two!

Both programs include both synchronous meetings (3 sessions) and asynchronous learning modules offered through Indiana Campus Compact’s Canvas Learning Management System. Each synchronous session is 90 minutes, and participants are encouraged to spend approximately 2 hours per session on the asynchronous learning activities.

The online and advanced programs include access to the kick-off session for the Boot Camp series, Getting Warmed-Up: Community Engaged Work in an Online Environment, which will introduce the concepts of developing a community engagement experience in an online or remote setting, and cover important topics every faculty member, community engagement professional, and senior administrator should consider when moving engaged practices to remote and online environments.

Online Basics Boot Camp Sessions and Dates

  • Getting Warmed-Up Synchronous Session
    Thursday, June 18 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Online Basics Synchronous Session 1
    Thursday, June 25 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Online Basics Synchronous Session 2
    Thursday, July 9 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The basics program is designed for those faculty who are just starting to explore the opportunities for digital community engaged teaching. Participants should be faculty who are actively working on creating or converting a class into a remote or online format. Participants can expect to leave the camp with:

  • A framework for navigating a digital landscape that broadens our understanding of community
  • Case examples of successful community engaged partnerships in remote and online courses
  • Strategies to successfully adapt face-to-face course experiences to digital environments including the Digital Service-Learning Course Design Workbook and the Online Community Engaged Teaching Reflections Toolkit
  • A personal course action plan to identify key campus partners and resources to utilize into order to be successful as you transition your course
  • Equity-centered approaches to digital learning in online and remote community engaged classes
  • Resources that can be adapted for you to use such as a digital service-learning course syllabus template and reflection tools

Advanced Online Boot Camp Session Information and Dates

  • The Warm-Up Synchronous Session
    Thursday, June 18 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Advanced Online Boot Camp Synchronous Session 1
    Thursday, July 16 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Advanced Online Boot Camp Synchronous Session 2
    Thursday, July 23 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The advanced program is designed for those faculty, administrators, and community engagement professionals (CEPs) who are ready to move beyond the course design phase and dive more deeply into opportunities and obstacles that emerge in curricular and co-curricular digital service-learning and community engagement.

This session is aimed at faculty who have already integrated service-learning and community engagement into an online environment or who completed the Online Basics Boot Camp, as well as advanced CEPs. Participants can expect to leave the camp with:

  • A framework for understanding how to identify policy and legal considerations relevant for your digital service-learning and community engaged work
  • Strategies to balance complex digital logistics with student and program learning outcomes
  • Critical reflection approaches that work in digital environments – all participants are invited to engage in a place-based service experience as part of the boot camp
  • Knowledge of how to utilize their campus learning management system to effectively and equitably engage community partners as co-educators
  • Experience creating community, respect, and equity in online spaces
  • Resources to identify and assess virtual service-learning and community engagement opportunities

Presenter

The Online Community Engagement Boot Camp is led by Dr. Danielle R. Leek, Director of Academic Innovation & Distance Education at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts, and an instructor in the Communication MA program at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.

Danielle directs Bunker Hill Community College’s teaching center and oversees all online programs. In this role, she works with close to 1,000 faculty and staff to develop online and remote courses. She also heads up the College’s Open Educational Resources Program which includes over 200 sections of open education courses annually in almost every academic program. In 2018, Danielle received an Open Education Research Fellowship for her investigation of digital equity issues in higher education, and she currently serves as a member of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Open Educational Resources Advisory Council.

As a faculty member in Communication Studies, Danielle has over 14 years of experience teaching successful service-learning courses and training faculty to do the same. She has received the Michigan Campus Compact award for excellence in Service-Learning and was recognized as a Presidential Service-Learning Scholar by Grand Valley State University. Her publications and research focus on strategies for measuring and promoting civic learning and equity in face-to-face and online college classrooms. Danielle was previously the Director of Professional Learning at the National Offices of Campus Compact where she designed and developed the national credentialing program for Community Engagement Professionals. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Iowa, an MBA from Grand Valley State University, an MA in Communication also from the University of Iowa, and a BS in Speech Communication from Eastern Michigan University.

Service-Learning Institute

June 2021  |  In-person

The Service-Learning Institute is one of Indiana Campus Compact’s longest running summer workshops, now in its 12 year. We are currently work on plans for an in-person Institute to be held in June 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The official dates will be announced later this fall, as well as our timeline and plan in case the Retreat should pivot to a virtual (or hybrid) experience.

The Service-Learning Institute, better know as SLI (“slee”) is a 2.5 day learning community style institute designed to assist you in transforming your traditional course into a high-impact community-based experience. The Service-Learning Institute focuses on the basics of curricular course design, as well as introduce participants to the concept of high-impact community engaged practices as conceptualized by Hoy and Johnson (2013).

Begin by examining your learning objectives, and end with focusing on how to work with your community partners to co-create high-impact experience for your students. The Institute includes plenary workshops, concurrent learning sessions, and small group learning communities, allowing faculty, graduate students, and community partners the opportunity to focus on their individual learning needs.

The Service-Learning Institute has been designed for:

  • Faculty interested in designing new service-learning (or high-impact community engaged) courses or gaining strategies to improve the quality of their existing community engaged-course.
  • Graduate students who are interested in incorporating community engaged pedagogy into their future work. 
  • Community partners who are working with faculty or graduate students in the planning and implementation of a community-based learning experience.

Institute Objectives:

  • To increase the number of high-quality, high-impact community engagement experiences courses
  • To share promising practices and generate new ideas
  • To enhance reflection, assessment, and partnerships in curricular and co-curricular high-impact community engagement experiences
  • To build a network of engaged scholars and practitioners

Institute Topics:

  • Introduction to high-impact community engagement practices (Hoy & Johnson, 2013)
  • Designing both curricular and co-curricular high-impact community engagement experiences
  • Creating and assessing learning outcomes connected to community-based experiences
  • Developing meaningful reflection activities
  • Developing authentic community-campus partnerships
  • Constructing service-learning course documents including course syllabus, memorandum of understanding, and learning contract
  • Preparing students for community-based learning
  • Introduction to critical service-learning (Mitchell, 2008)

Registration Process

Registration for all Indiana Campus Compact events and programs takes place via the Indiana Campus Compact Engagement Portal. Find more information on how to create a user profile in the Engagement Portal on the dedicated Engagement Portal page.

Once you have logged into the Engagement Portal, please navigate to the PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, WORKSHOPS, AND TRAINING tab in the upper menu. From here you will click on ‘Register for a Professional Development Opportunity (Registrations)’ to select the appropriate opportunity.

Registration Rates+

+Individuals who register using the incorrect registration type (e.g., non-Indiana Campus Compact partners who register using the Indiana Campus Compact partner code) will be invoiced for the correct registration fee. All payments must be made prior to the beginning of the series.

Online Community Engagement Boot Camp

The Summer 2020 opportunity has ended.

The cost for each series* is:

*Individuals wishing to participate in both the Online Basics Boot Camp and the Advanced Online Boot Camp will be required to register for both which would double their registration fee. For example, an individual from an Indiana Campus Compact partner institution that participates in both series would pay a fee of $130 to participate, an individual from a Campus Compact partner institution would pay a fee of $200 to participate, and an individual from a non-Campus Compact partner institution would pay a fee of $600 to participate.

Service-Learning Institute

Registration information and rates for the June 2021 Service-Learning Institute will be released in late-fall 2020.

Critically Engaged Teaching Seminar