10th Annual Indiana Campus Compact Summit 2|24|20

PLACE: Creating Community, Gaining Ground, and Building Belonging in and through Community Engagement

Join experts from around the country, the region, and from our own backyards as we explore what it means to move from discussion to action, from research to practice, and from meaning well to doing good.

The Summit will also include a celebration luncheon followed by the presentation of the Indiana Campus Compact Awards, recognition of the current class of Newman Civic Fellows, recognition of the Lynton Award winner, brief remarks from Teresa S. Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education, and recognition of the 2019 Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Grant Award winner.



KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Act Locally – Engage Globally 

Matthew Mazzotta, Program in Art, Culture and Technology, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Matthew Mazzotta works at the intersection of art, activism, and urbanism, focusing on the power of the built environment to shape our relationships and experiences. His community-specific public projects integrate new forms of civic participation and social engagement into the built environment and reveal how the spaces we travel through and spend our time living within have the potential to become distinct sites for intimate, radical, and meaningful exchanges. Through his process, each project starts by creating temporary public spaces for listening – ‘Outdoor Living Room’ – as a way to capture voices from local people that might not attend more formal meetings. Stemming from this approach are experiences that involve people from a range of backgrounds working together to create new models of living that contribute to local culture beyond the economic realm. Mazzotta received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Masters of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology, a Loeb Fellowship from Harvard University, and is currently a Guggenheim Fellow.

DAY-LONG DEEP DIVE: Creating a More Inclusive Climate Through Microresistance

Dr. Cynthia Ganote,Assistant Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement in the College of Arts and Sciences, faculty member in the Department of Sociology, University of Louisville

Whether an observer, the target, or the unintentional perpetrator of microaggressions, we often don’t know how to respond to them in the moment. This deep-dive session will offer participants an understanding of microaggressions and their impacts on students and colleagues, considerations to make when responding to microaggresssions, and microresistance strategies to use when they occur. The goal of the workshop is for participants to feel more comfortable responding to microaggresssions with microresistance. We will provide examples of and opportunities to practice microresistance, which includes individual or collaborative efforts that empower targeted people and allies to cope with, respond to, and/or challenge microaggressions to disrupt systems of oppression as they occur in everyday life, and thereby create more inclusive institutions. Microaggressions, though they usually unfold in small interactions, are firmly situated in broader systems of oppression; they are micro-level manifestations of these systems. For that reason, we believe that employing microresistance to counter microaggressions can not only contribute to individual well-being, but also serve as one part of a systemic approach to transforming oppression on our campuses.

Dr. Cynthia Ganote is the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville, and a faculty member in the Department of Sociology. Her research focuses on ways to address microaggressions in higher education with microresistance; diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom; race, class, gender, and sexual inequalities; critical and feminist pedagogies; and critical approaches to community-based research. She formerly served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and later as Director of Faculty Development, at Saint Mary’s College of California in the San Francisco Bay Area. She serves as a national consultant on diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and has published in such areas as microresistance in the classroom, critical and feminist pedagogies, the roles of power and action in critical community psychology, and ways to connect classroom learning with democratic citizenship.

Call for proposals for the 10th Annual Summit. PLACE: Creating Community, Gaining Ground, and Building Belonging in and through Community Engagement.


  1. Click here to preview the online submission form.
  2. Click here to submit proposal online.
  3. Submissions due December 13, 2019

We are seeking interactive, 50-minute workshops. Presenters should be prepared to offer dynamic workshops that share information and best practices while encouraging creative thought and discussion, followed by a structured set of facilitated activities for audience participation. Presentations should include explicit suggestions for transferring the skills, models, and ideas learned to attendees’ own institutions.

Proposals should address the theme, PLACE: Creating Community, Gaining Ground, and Building Belonging in and through Community Engagement, directly and move away from surface level, awareness presentations to providing participants with skills to move forward in our work supporting community engagement in higher education. For example:

  • Show us how your work invites and mentors faculty and staff to include community engagement in their work in a way that that feels attainable and worthwhile
  • Show us how your work ensures high-impact practices are accessible and meaningful for all students in a way that honors their identity and fits with their levels of comfort, experience, and goals.
  • Show us how your work includes community voice in all community engagement – “nothing about me without me.”

Preference will be given to concurrent workshop proposals that address at least one of the following three goals:

  • How your college/university’s role as a place-based institution has developed, shared, and unified campus and community resources to accelerate systematic change and improve the quality of life for Hoosiers.
  • How you’ve accelerated the number of hands-on, place-based experiences for college students so they develop into the next generation of civic leaders and community-minded workforce in Indiana, and are prepared for a life of community engagement.
  • How you’ve increased rigorous and deep assessment to improve practices, identify gaps, and strengthen the story of community engagement’s collective impact on the challenges facing Indiana.


  1. Click here to preview the online submission form.
  2. Click here to submit proposal online.
  3. Submissions due December 13, 2019

Registration is conducted through our Engagement Portal in two easy steps. Create a new account or log in to an existing one, and then register for the event. Click here to get started!

Please contact Summer Webb at 317-274-6500 or summer {at} incampuscompact(.)org with any registration or portal questions.

Registration Closes February 9, 2020.


Campus Compact Partner Institution– $200

10th Annual Indiana Campus Compact Summit

PLACE: Creating Community, Gaining Ground, and
Building Belonging in and through Community Engagement

February 24, 2020 | Ivy Tech Community College Conference and Culinary Center


8:30 – 9:00 Registration

Light refreshments

9:00 Opening Remarks
9:10 – 9:50 Keynote Address: Act Locally  –  Engage Globally, Matthew Mazzotta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Art, Culture and Technology, School of Architecture + Planning
Room One Room Two Room Three Room Four
10:00 – 10:50 The State’s Role in Place and Space – Invitation Only, Liz Walker, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Convenings and Jarod Wilson Director of Postsecondary Outreach and Career Transitions, Indiana Commission for Higher Education Creating a More Inclusive Climate Through Microresistance – Day-Long Deep Dive with Dr. Cynthia Ganote, University of Louisville Breakout




11:00 – 11:50 Breakout




12:00 – 1:20 Lunch and Awards Celebration
Room One Room Two Room Three Room Four
1:30 – 2:20 Board Meeting – invitation only Creating a More Inclusive Climate Through Microresistance – Day-Long Deep Dive with Dr. Cynthia Ganote, University of Louisville


Breakout session Breakout session
2:30 – 3:20 Breakout session Breakout session
3:30 Closing Remarks

Presenting Sponsor

We are grateful to the Lilly Endowment Inc. for their ongoing support as the Presenting Sponsor of The Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit.



  • $350 includes:
    • exhibit table
    • one free registration to the Summit
    • Your organizations name and logo in the event program and on Indiana Campus Compact’s website
    • Recognition as a sponsor in the Indiana Campus Compact Annual Report, social media, and newsletter


Q: What’s in it for me?
A: Sponsorship of  the Indiana Campus Compact Annual Service Summit is an opportunity for your organization to reach administrators, faculty, staff, and students from more than 70 colleges and universities and their community partners. In addition, each year we welcome participants from across the country.

Q: What is unique about this opportunity over others?
A:  Many higher education conferences are specifically designed for practioners, The Service Engagement Summit audience includes presidents, chancellors, provosts, and other upper level administrators in addition to faculty, staff, and students.

Q: How is my company directly engaging the audience at this event?
A:  With the $350 sponsorship, You will have an exhibit table in the center of the conference. The layout of the conference space pushes traffic to your exhibit table after registration, between sessions, and during each meal. Finally, each sponsor receives a complimentary registration to the conference, which includes an evening awards gala. You will have time to network with participants away from your exhibit table during the cocktail reception and dinner.

Q: What kind of return could I see from sponsorship?
A: You will be delivering your message to decision makers representing colleges and universities from across the country as well as executives and staff from non-governmental organizations during the event. Your logo and link to your website will be included in Summit messaging before and after the event. Our current mailing list numbers nearly 2000 subscribers. Your message will also be included in social media event promotion.

Q: Will I like this event?
A:  The Indiana Campus Compact Summit is our signature event which brings our partner campuses, their community partners, and leaders from across the state and the nation together in celebration of the collective work they do in campus and community engagement. This is an energetic and well-regarded conference. The atmosphere is very conducive to networking.

Make it a weekend!

Plan to come the weekend before the Summit and make your trip even more eventful. There’s lots to do in Indy. From world-class museums, to shopping, dining, and the arts, you are sure to find something that you’ll LOVE. Follow the links below to learn more.