June 2017 – March 2018

Jun 15 Thu
Institute on Academic Service-Learning @ St. John’s University
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Institute on Academic Service-Learning @ St. John’s University | New York | United States

St. John’s University and New York Campus Compact will co-host an Institute on Academic Service-Learning on June 15, 2017. The institute will be facilitated by Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, former Professor of English at Bentley University and academic service-learning pioneer.

The program is designed for faculty who want to explore and/or deepen their understanding and practice of academic service-learning. Dr. Zlotkowski founded the Bentley Service-Learning Center in 1990. The Center provides universitywide support for all undergraduate departments and has aided a quarter of the university’s full-time faculty and thousands of students in participating in service-learning projects. He has led service-learning workshops for international, national, and regional organizations as well as for several hundred individual campuses, and writes and speaks extensively on a wide range of topics relating to service-learning and civic engagement.

The Institute is open to all full-time and part-time faculty and administrators who teach. Your attendance at this program will result in certification in academic service-learning.


  • To explore or deepen your understanding of the academic service-learning pedagogy and be better prepared to be an advocate of academic service-learning at your institution and with your colleagues.
  • To design or re-design your course outline to include an academic service-learning component which can be used for your course.
  • To identify the connection of your Institutional Mission and/or Strategic Plan to academic service-learning.
  • To identify ways to build a community partnership.
  • To identify ways to effectively link reflection and grading to academic service-learning.

You will receive:

  • An academic service-learning certificate.
  • Institute material with resource information on academic service-learning.

Please bring your syllabus with you.

Learn more or register.


Jun 29 Thu
2017 Global Service-Learning Institute @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center
9:00 am – Friday @ 3:00 pm
2017 Global Service-Learning Institute @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center | Syracuse | New York | United States

The 2017 Global Service-Learning Institute will explore global service-learning pedagogy and program development and examine best practices in community-driven global service-learning. The Institute is designed to be collaborative, open, and participatory, with opportunities for in-depth conversation, quality feedback, and network-building.

Given the success previous institutes, we will continue to provide participants with the opportunity to further develop their global service-learning programs – whether they are novice or advanced – in centrally located Syracuse, New York.

Topics will include:

• Community-driven global service-learning
• Global service-learning course and program design
• Learning outcomes, reflection, and assessment
• Community-campus partnership models
• Safety and risk management

Learn more.

Oct 8 Sun
24th Annual CUMU Conference: The Urban Advantage @ Denver Marriott City Center
Oct 8 – Wednesday all-day
24th Annual CUMU Conference: The Urban Advantage @ Denver Marriott City Center | Denver | Colorado | United States

The Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) is the largest nationwide meeting of leaders from urban and metropolitan universities and colleges. We are a diverse community filled with people who are focused on working in partnership to create vibrant, safe, thriving, and equitable neighborhoods, communities, and cities to work, live, and learn.

The Urban Advantage

Just as urban and metropolitan universities and colleges serve an important role in their communities, cities serve important roles in students’ academic and personal growth. Urban institutions provide them with the resources to grow and thrive in a fast-paced environment. With better opportunities for experiential learning, research and development, creative activity, and partnerships that create immediate and substantive impact on communities, this urban advantage is on display in Denver, the setting of this year’s conference. From a mile above sea level, learn about the ways administrators and scholars are changing the face of urban institutions, and the way these colleges and universities are contributing to the city they call home.

A Robust Exchange of Ideas

We know that CUMU members and stakeholders value the conference’s ability to serve as a platform to both engage in dialogue and learn proven practical applications for meeting our collective challenges and opportunities. To enhance this, the CUMU Annual Conference format this year includes new formats to meet the needs of both the presenters and audiences. This blend of short presentations and longer deep-dive discussions will provide more options to present, network, and discuss on a variety of topics of interest.

The Team Approach

Maximize your CUMU annual conference experience by attending with a team. Assembling a group of professionals from your institution who represent a variety of different fields will allow you to “divide and conquer” as group members attend different events and reconvene to discuss major takeaways from the sessions they attended. This year, the CUMU conference has even set aside times for teams to meet up between sessions to recap and plan ahead, take full advantage of the conference’s wide variety of events with the help of a team.

Learn more.

Oct 22 Sun
Assessment Institute and Carnegie Academy @ Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Oct 22 – Wednesday all-day
Assessment Institute and Carnegie Academy @ Indianapolis Marriott Downtown | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Planning to apply for the 2020 Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement? The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation’s oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education.

Hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the event is expected to draw some 1,000 educators from virtually every state as well as other countries. The Carnegie Academy will take place immediately following the last session of the Institute.

The Assessment Institute  is designed to provide opportunities for: 1) individuals and campus teams new to outcomes assessment to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field, 2) individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment to share and extend their knowledge and skills, and 3) those interested in outcomes assessment at any level to establish networks that serve as sources of support and expertise beyond the dates of the Institute.


October 22-24, 2017: Assessment Institute  |  Learn more.

October 24-25, 2017: Carnegie Academy  |  Learn more.

Mar 25 Sun
Campus Compact’s 2018 National Conference: Higher Education for Democracy @ J.W. Marriott Indianapolis
Mar 25 – Wednesday all-day

Registration is open for Campus Compact’s 2018 National Conference, True Stories of Engagement: Higher Education for Democracy. Join us for learning, dialogue, and connection among people linking campuses to communities for the public good.

The three-day convening will include pre-conference workshops, 10 plenary sessions, and more than 50 breakout sessions covering topics from assessment to student engagement work.

About the Conference

Our stories are grounded in evidence derived from experience and from systematic investigation, and they are infused with the commitment of higher education to the pursuit of truth.

We will:

  • Come together to hear and to tell the stories of that work.
  • Learn from each other about the practice of bringing people together across differences in pursuit of shared values and goals.
  • Challenge ourselves to understand how we can more effectively communicate to a broader public the part higher education plays in creating the communities and the country we seek.
  • Build a diverse web of faculty, staff, administrators, students, and partners committed to higher education’s public purposes.

Register now and save!

Book now and get the best deals on attendance at the Campus Compact 2018 National Conference. Bringing friends? Be sure to take advantage of our group rate for parties of 3 or more from the same institution. Learn more about conference pricing.

Learn more about the conference

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Keynote speaker: Dawn Porter

Dawn PorterDawn Porter will be one of four keynote speakers at the 2018 Campus Compact National conference. Porter is an award-winning filmmaker whose work challenges dominant narratives of complex social issues through storytelling.

Porter’s films have been selected or nominated for the Sundance Film Festival Editing Award, the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and the Emmy Award.