Colloquia and Conferences

Colloquium on Faculty and Staff Development for SL/CE: Strategies to Enhance Engagement

One of the greatest challenges we hear from member campuses is “how to” engage faculty and staff in service learning and civic engagement efforts. Myriad environmental factors are at play, not the least of which are tight resources and staff turnover. How can you maximize the resources that have already been developed to advance your own goals and efforts on campus and in your local community? What can you share with your peers that may help them as well? Where can we collaborate?
Amanda Beardall, MiCC research assistant and MSU grad student, will share a Toolkit she has developed that – when complete – will be housed on the MiCC website. The Toolkit, as a virtual document, will provide links to a wide variety of examples for diverse campus types and academic disciplines. The Toolkit has been presented to a variety of constituents for feedback, and your participation today will help us lock down the final draft! Following the Toolkit review and discussion, we will hear about three examples of successful faculty and staff development efforts within our network and we will close with small group opportunities to dig in further and learn as a team.
There is no cost to participate – refreshments will be provided; lunch is on your own.
9:00 a.m. MiCC Update – Robin Lynn
9:30 a.m. Introductions and session overview – Robin Lynn 9:45 a.m. Toolkit Presentation – Amanda Beardall, MSU grad student
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. 10-minute Models – peers from MSU, LCC and KCC will share effective practices that they have implemented on their campuses.
11:15 a.m. Guided Small Group Discussion and Brainstorming 12:00 p.m. Small Group report out
12:30 Adjourn



Partners in Change 2016

November 3-4, 2016

University of Michigan – Dearborn, Fairlane Center

Michigan Campus Compact’s Partners in Change conference will blend two of MiCC’s signature events, the Active Leaders Student Conference and Civic Engagement Institute, facilitating a dynamic exchange of energy, ideas and knowledge. The conference will feature a diverse set of workshop sessions, innovative and outstanding keynote speakers, and valuable deep learning opportunities.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our host and premiere sponsor, University of Michigan – Dearborn!  Their donation of the host facility allows us to keep registration costs controlled while bringing in the highest caliber thought leaders and programs!

Detailed Schedule HERE!

Register HERE!

Registration options:

  • Thursday only – a variety of half-day, intensive, embedded colloquium options are offered; one targeted specifically for student leaders. Participants are invited to join us for an informal networking lunch to kick of the afternoon!
    • Student/national service member – $30
    • Faculty/staff – $75
    • NON-MEMBER:  add $50 to each level
  • Friday only – a traditional conference format with three separate workshop blocks, designed to address the needs and interests of faculty, staff and students; a morning member meeting and breakfast keynote (announcing our EXCITING new project!); two luncheon keynotes (your choice!); and an onsite service project led by our youth planning committee.
    • Student/national service member – $45
    • Faculty/staff – $140 early bird (by Sept 30); $170 regular (by October 28); $220 on-site
    • NON-MEMBER:  add $50 to each level
  • Full conference – commit to two days of professional development and networking for a discounted registration rate!
    • Student/national service member – $60
    • Faculty/staff – $195 early bird (by Sept 30); $235 regular (by October 28); $285 on-site
    • NON-MEMBER:  add $50 to each level

Register HERE!

Embedded Colloquium Options (Thursday):

  • Facing Project Orientation (invitation only) – J.R. Jamison and Kelsey Timmerman
  • One Step Ahead: Developing the Holistic Leader in You (student session) – Demarra Gardner
  • Advancing Service Learning and Community Engagement on Your Campus – Jeff Howard and Renee Zientek
  • Diving Deeply into “Impact” – Dr. Emily Janke


  • The Facing Project – J.R. Jamison and Kelsey Timmerman
  • If Believing is Seeing, What Stories are We Telling? – Dr. Emily Janke
  • Changing the Narrative: Checking Your Bias, Elevating Your Commitment and Holding Yourself Accountable – Breannah Alexander

Workshop Session Examples:

  • Restoring Trust in Michigan’s State Government
  • Tapping the Creativity of College Students to Inspire K-12 Youth
  • Engaged Departments: Do They Work?  And Are They Worth It?
  • (Re) Introduction to Community Engaged Teaching and Learning
  • Impact Circle: Convening Mutually-Reinforcing Grassroots-University Partnerships for Strategic Community Investment and Transformational Collective Impact
  • Working the Campus-Community Planning Table: Fostering a More Inclusive and Democratic Process
  • Building Effective Campus-School Partnerships Through a Literacy Lens
  • Keeping it Close to Home: Locally Based Alternative Breaks
  • Beyond Adulting: Not Your Mama’s Advice on Standing Out as a Young Professional
  • Community by Design
  • Community Learning Partners: Focus on STEAM
  • Reflection Circles as an Effective Method for Processing Community Engaged Learning
  • Supporting a Sustainable Engagement: A Case Study on Project-Based Programs
  • Fostering Student Leadership for Community Engagement and Social Justice

Register HERE!


See our Calendar of Events for future offerings!

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