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COVID-19 Conversation Series

August 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - September 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT

COVID-19 Conversations Series

Campus Compact’s national webinar series came back for Summer 2020 with a special series focused on the needs of campuses as they thought about how to prepare for the Fall semester in light of COVID-19. CCMI/GP would like to give you a chance to talk with others to discuss locally focused information, tools, and resources. Be sure to tune in each session as we continue to prepare for the academic year. Descriptions are from the national webinars.

You are encouraged to watch the national webinar before the CCMI conversation, but it is not required. The webinars can be found on the Campus Compact website. They are also included in your event information after you register.


  • Wednesday, August 12, 11:00am ET: Risk Management
  • Wednesday, August 19, 4:00pm ET: Part 2 – Ethical Partnerships in Community Engagement
    • In the context of service-learning and/or internship programs during the COVID-19 era (and beyond), what does it mean to support participation and voice amongst community partners? How can educators push students to be more critically reflective about their own positionality as it intersects with their aspirations for participatory development?
  • Wednesday, August 26, 11:00am ET: Part 3 – Engaging Online
      • In this interactive webinar, participants were presented with promising practices in building community-engaged experiences and courses online. Webinar presenters discussed a range of topics, including:
        • reimagining face-to-face civic and community engagement in an online environment.
        • incorporating effective learning design, digital tools, and assessments.
        • engaging community partners, students, and other stakeholders through online platforms.
        • naming and addressing barriers to access including how racial disparities and bias are encoded online.
  • Wednesday, September 2, 11:00am ET: Part 4 – Student Leadership
    • Democracy works best when all perspectives are included, but college students face unique barriers to participating in civic life. This panel showed how the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement and Dukes Vote are building the capacity of students as they lead 2020 Census and voter engagement initiatives. Presenters discussed how students developed and implemented a campus civic engagement plan and what they’ve learned as best practices and strategies for achieving full participation even in a time of global crisis.
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2:00pm ET: Part 5 – Virtual Mentoring and Tutoring
    • In response to COVID-19 and the call from community partners in Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida’s Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships moved quickly to facilitate collaborations for online mentoring and tutoring. By utilizing resources at the University and community organizations’ close ties to families in Hillsborough County, a new pathway to prevent K-12 learning loss during COVID-19 emerged. Actions steps, lessons learned engaging stakeholders, and discussion of implications to strengthen community engagement for a post-COVID-19 world were discussed. We will discuss what this could look like for us locally.



August 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am
September 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
see individual webinar links




Campus Compact for Michigan & the Great Plains