September 25, 2015
U.P. Summit | Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI

October 22 & 23, 2015 
Pen to Paper Writing Retreat: Writing With, For & About Service Engagement | Bay Pointe Inn
Shelbyville, MI 

November 6, 2015
Active Leaders Student Conference | University of Michigan-Flint hosting
Flint, MI



Pen to Paper Writing Retreat: Writing With, For and About Service- and Community-Engagement

October 22 & 23, 2015
Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake, Shelbyville, MI


Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to help faculty, professional staff and graduate students working on (or planning for) manuscripts, journal submissions and other documentation of service- and community-engaged scholarship. During the two-day retreat participants have time to write; to discuss ideas with editors, mentors and successfully published faculty members; and to share ideas with colleagues and peers.  The program is designed to accommodate 15-20 participants in each track, therefore space is limited to 40 total.

This year Pen to Paper will offer two tracks: Planning to Write for those beginning to strategize about writing articles stemming from well-developed projects or community engagement experiences; and Manuscript-Ready for those seeking advice on polishing draft manuscripts and selecting journals for submission.

Registration is now open and closes August 14, 2015. 

Register early, we anticipate this event will fill quickly!

Please join MiCC on August 5 from 9:00 to 10:30 for a "virtual" network meeting via webinar. We are trying this new format to ensure that all our constituents may participate from the comfort of their desks, not having to worry about being away from the office all day, travel budgets, meeting fees, etc. Learn about MiCC program updates, learning opportunities, and changes to expect in the coming year. 




Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference 2015 

ERCC 2015 Moving Us Forward: At the Intersection of Community Engagement and Collective Impact

As a vital agent of social change, higher education is integral to creating vibrant, healthy communities in our towns, cities, regions, and our nation. To this end, the 2015 Eastern Region Campus Compact (ERCC) conference will advance our understanding of the intersection of collective impact and community engagement. This conference will highlight emerging theory and practice in place-based collective impact initiatives, moving beyond isolated efforts to conjoin the resources and assets of higher education with those of our communities. ERCC will provide a forum to showcase the strategic engagement of faculty, students and the wider higher education community through engaged scholarship, cross-sector partnerships, service-learning, student research, and volunteer opportunities.

Michigan Campus Compact is co-sponsoring this conference - we hope you can join us in Newark, New Jersey from October 14-16, 2015. Early bird deadline extended until August 10!