Sunday, September 28, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Optional networking dinner
Monday, September 29, 2014
Registration and Breakfast
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Opening Plenary: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities as Stewards of Place
Moderator: Julie Plaut, Executive Director, Minnesota Campus Compact
Gunnerson, President, Student Government Association, St. Cloud State University
Felicia Hamilton, Student, Community Development, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
George L. Mehaffy, Vice President for Leadership and Change, American
Association of State Colleges and Universities
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities
Earl Potter, President, St. Cloud State
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Turning Jobs into Public Work
Six schools – Augsburg College, Century College, Hamline University, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and Saint Paul College – partnered with the Kettering Foundation to create a new national conversation, “Linked Futures,” on colleges and the changing world of work. This workshop will focus on one of the topics, work “that pays and matters” like citizen teachers, citizen nurses, citizen entrepreneur. Participants will be able to launch ongoing conversations in their communities.
Presenters: Ron Anderson, President, Century College; Harry Boyte, Director, Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College; Lena Jones, Faculty, Political Science, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Engaging Alumni as Doers, Not Just Donors
This session will provide an overview of Citizen Alum, a national initiative that invites alums to become allies in higher education’s public mission. Participating campuses create teams of faculty, administrators, and staff from alumni relations, advancement, career services, and community engagement, which begin with a “listening project." At Metropolitan State University, writing students interviewed alums who are active in solving public problems. Drawing on this example and others, participants will explore ways to support and engage the important work of citizen-alums on their campuses.
Jodi Bantley, Community Engagement Coordinator: Civic and Community-Based Learning, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Metropolitan State University;
Danielle Hinrichs, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Composition, Metropolitan State University, and Chair, Citizen Alum Task Force on Intergenerational Learning for College Students;
David Weerts, Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, and Director of the Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education, University of Minnesota
Organizing Effectively on Campus to Advance Civic
This session will present
best practices, tips and suggestions for organizing students in civic
engagement on campus. In addition, it will include a facilitated discussion and
provide everyone with an opportunity to learn from each other and share success
stories, experiences and challenges.
Director of Campus Organizing, Minnesota State University Student Association
and Improving Campus and Community Civic Health
Professor of Political Science/Publication Administration and American
Democracy Project Coordinator, Winona State University
11:45 a.m . - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Civic Pathways for Student Success
2011 launch of TDC as a two-year college sister organization to ADP, many TDC
and ADP members have partnered to create a civic pipeline relationship. Because
50% of AASCU students transfer from community colleges, this is an important
effort to sustain democratic learning and engagement work. In this session,
participants learn about some examples of two-year/four-year civic pathways,
how such partnerships foster student preparedness and success, and then discuss
how best participants can create similar partnerships throughout Minnesota.
Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project, AASCU;
Stephanie South, National Coordinator, The Democracy Commitment
Economic Development Partnerships
In addition to preparing
students for work, state colleges and universities can contribute to the economic
vitality of their regions through a variety of institutional partnerships,
including training and microloans for aspiring entrepreneurs, joint
land-use/facilities planning and development, and community-based research, as
well as local purchasing and other operational choices. Participants in this
session will discuss examples of existing partnerships, the broader rationale
for considering economic development part of a campus’ civic mission, and
strategies for building on successes (and learning from mistakes or
Presenter: Earl Potter,
President, St. Cloud State University
Engagement in the Arts and Humanities
very best, art, music, dance, performance, storytelling, literature, and design
can invite and challenge the public to think critically and differently about
how communities might live well together. In this session, participants will
identify how the arts and humanities intersect civic life by engaging difficult
and enduring questions--questions that invite public debate and dialogue.
And they will explore how their strategies and practices foster student
learning opportunities and robust collaborations between communities, colleges
Keith Christensen, Professor in the
Department of Art; Tracy Ore, Chair of the Department of Social Work, Professor in the Department of
Sociology and Coordinator of the Community Garden; Geoffrey Tabakin, Professor in the Department of Academic Support
and Honors Program; Jennifer Tuder, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, St. Cloud State University; and Rex Veeder,
Professor in the Department of English and Founder and Director of
"Survive to Thrive, Start with the Heart"—all from St. Cloud State
Inequality in Communities and Among Students
team affiliated with Normandale Community College for a conversation on how
MnSCU institutions can impact student and community inequality, with a primary
focus on economic inequality. There will be brief opening comments by the
presenters, including faculty research on student inequality and a nonprofit’s
partnership to run the Campus Cupboard food pantry, as well as students’ perspectives. Discussion
will focus on larger issues of interest to participants, e.g., how MnSCU institutions can best support students’
basic needs, how college students and community members can tackle systemic
issues, and how colleges can make community engagement accessible to students
of a variety of economic backgrounds.
Presenters: Shawn Morrison, Executive Director, Good
in the ‘Hood; Jack
Norton, Professor of History, Normandale
Community College; Paige
Wheeler, Lead Experiential Education
Coordinator, Normandale Community College; and Normandale students TBD
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Using New Tools and Strategies for Engagement
How do social media and
other emerging technologies support and facilitate civic engagement? Explore
how college campuses can effectively support engagement that leverages
information and communications technologies to improve local communities. Join
this conversation about using technologies to make a real difference not only
in political activities, but also to support a variety of social change
strategies outlined in Minnesota Campus Compact's Social Change Wheel. Take away ideas that you can
start using immediately.
Presenters: Steven Clift, Ashoka Fellow, founder of
E-Democracy.Org, DoWire.Org, named a White House Champion of Change for Open
Government in 2013; and John Hamerlinck,
Associate Director of Minnesota Campus Compact, leader of MNCC's Center for Digital Civic
Partnering with K-12 Schools for Improved Educational Outcomes
Preparing learners for
college success, and fostering skills development for lives of engaged
citizenship requires effort that begins long before students are enrolled in
our institutions. In this session, participants will learn about effective
strategies for K-12 collaboration being pursued at that the institutional and
system level which result in improved educational outcomes, generate learning
opportunities for college students, and leverage authentic partnerships to
achieve systems change.
Presenters: Alli Iverson, Student, St. Cloud State University; Evelyn Rolloff,
Associate Director, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship,
Metropolitan State University; Eddah
Mutua-Kombo, Professor of Communication Studies and Director of
Communicating Common Ground, St. Cloud State University; Alli Nepsund, Student, St. Cloud State University; and Robert Johnson, Professor of Ethnic Studies, Director of Pre-College
Pipeline Programs, and Principal Investigator on the Access and Opportunity
Project, St. Cloud State University
with Global Challenges
For the past eight years,
the ADP Global Engagement Initiative has worked to empower college and
university students and faculty to effectively address the key global
challenges we face, including population, resources, inequality, and conflict.
This session will provide an overview of these global challenges and describe
the Initiative's efforts to educate globally competent students, including a
national blended learning course, a faculty toolkit, an ebook, and professional
Presenters: Dennis Falk, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Social Work and AASCU Global Engagement Scholar and William E. Payne, Dean, School of Fine Arts, and AASCU Global Engagement Scholar, University of Minnesota Duluth
Faculty Development and Engagement
This session will serve as a space for faculty
and administrators to think and learn together about how to best support and
advance faculty development and engagement in higher education’s civic mission
through their teaching, research and service. Presenters will share national
and Minnesota-wide contexts and resources and participants will learn about
innovative efforts by faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato that hold
possibilities and lessons for us all.
Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project, AASCU
Patricia Hoffman, Director of the Center for Excellence and Innovation and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Teresa
Kruizenga, Faculty, K-12 and Secondary Programs, Minnesota State
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, MnSCU
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Campus team planning and discussion
3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m.
Team presentations and feedback
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Concluding reflections and wrap up