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Campus Compact’s National Webinar series returns for 2020-2021 with more to support and inspire you. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune to each session for information, tools, and resources to help you in your work.
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Increasing International Connections for Knowledge Mobilization OCTOBER 15 | 3 PM
Community engagement professionals from UW-Madison will facilitate a session with EU practitioners to increase cross-country connections for knowledge exchange. With so much output around engagement within our own borders, it can be difficult knowing where to access new knowledge coming out globally, and there is much to share between countries about different ways to organize community-based research in all its forms (CBR, CBPR, PAR). In our experience, graduate students and new faculty have said they want to learn more about different models to create equitable research and class projects. The International Living Knowledge Network of “Science Shops” has a 40-year history using principles of knowledge co-creation in a ‘brokerage’ type fashion. Forging positive links with researchers in the EU and beyond would also yield mutually beneficial exchanges of information and resources in both directions, helping increase the reach of CBR and innovation projects globally. While current U.S. political polarization creates heavy headwinds for science and research, many U.S. individuals and institutions are working hard to encourage knowledge co-production, including some robust activities in CBR and Citizen Science we can share and compare. Speakers: Beth Tryon, María Jesús Pinazo Delgado, Florence Piron, Norbert Stieinhaus
Measuring Mutual Benefit and Reciprocity in Community Engagement and Public Service Activities NOVEMBER 19 | 3 PM
Mutual benefit and reciprocity are arguably the defining characteristics/principles of the Carnegie Foundation’s definition for community engagement partnerships. In this session, we examine how these two characteristics/principles are often conflated as synonyms by researchers, administrators, and practitioners (Dostilio, et al, 2012; Janke, 2018), and offer definitions and measures that demonstrate their distinctiveness. We will share an emerging research program that is aimed at creating greater conceptual clarity and operationalization of these two terms in how we measure and track community engagement activities and partnerships. We explicate the terms (mutual benefit and reciprocity), describe measures developed to track these aspects of partnerships, and share initial findings of and reflections on 800+ partnerships tracked using Collaboratory(™). Participants will then engage in dialogue around the emerging results to further the development of a construct for measuring reciprocity and mutual benefit, with the hope that it will allow researchers to better establish parameters for inclusion/exclusion of partnerships in studies, allowing larger samples of “apples to apples” comparisons, help scholar-administrators establish baselines and goals for engagement, as differentiated from service. Guiding research questions: – If reciprocity and mutual benefit are two distinguishing features of CE, then how can we measure each one individually? – What types of roles and moments of community participation demonstrate reciprocity? – What outputs and outcomes demonstrate mutual benefit for community and academic partners? – In what ways do community engagement partnerships differ from public service partnerships with regards to reciprocity and mutual benefit? Speakers: Emily Janke, Terri Shelton, Kristin Medlin, Kristin Norris
Co-Producing Knowledge in Environmental Justice Research and Teaching DECEMBER 1 | 3 PM
The 21st century is an era of rapid environmental change, from rising sea levels to the growth of cities. Globally, low-income communities and youth constitute a majority of the urban population and experience disproportionate impacts, yet their perspectives are often not included in the planning and design of their environments. Advancing environmental justice requires critically examining what counts as knowledge and applying inclusive and equitable approaches to nurturing knowledge in the next generation. Community-engaged teaching and research offer valuable opportunities to recognize multiple ways of knowing, such as local expertise held by community members. Yet, putting this into practice can often be challenging. Drawing upon a framework that elevates and recognizes multiple forms of knowing, this interactive session will examine how community-engaged teaching and research integrates these ways of knowing alongside more traditional forms of academic knowledge. Instructors in the fields of urban studies and civil engineering, along with a community partner focused on climate change resilience, will share their experiences in environmental justice-oriented research and teaching in the context of this framework. Working in small groups, session participants will share and reflect upon their own experiences with integrating multiple forms of knowledge through community engagement and discuss practical strategies for prioritizing inclusive ways to co-produce knowledge with community partners. Speakers: Deland Chan, Derek Ouyang, Violet Saena, Esther Conrad
The Arc of Citizenship Bends Toward Justice When We Work Alongside Communities DECEMBER 10 | 3 PM
This webinar provides participants with ideas and resources to work alongside community organizations in mutually beneficial and reciprocal partnerships to deepen community-engaged civic learning. Participants will learn about our educational initiatives and community experiential learning programs that focus on redressing racial and socioeconomic inequities. Presenters will highlight the development and implementation of partnerships between James Madison University and local civic actors and community organizations in the broader Shenandoah Valley on programming, including: experiential learning tours of key sites related to slavery and the ongoing struggle for freedom and rights, and the contributions of social justice movements to American society and democracy; ensuring a complete count in the 2020 Census; education and mobilization for full participation in elections; and equitable responses to community needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will be guided through a design thinking based idea generation and solutions development process to identify how faculty, staff, students and community partners can work together to identify area-specific needs and connect service with political learning to address racial and socioeconomic injustices and inequities while developing an appreciation for the contributions of traditionally marginalized groups to society and democracy. The workshop will offer strategies for building relationships with community organizations and for developing initiatives that provide individuals opportunities to develop and practice civic skills. Presenters will emphasize using discussion-based pedagogy to bridge divides on race and class issues, and to synthesize content knowledge with real world experiences and action. Speakers: Jamie Williams, Carah Ong Whaley
Resources are available through the Butler Library to assist you in facilitating discussions about race in your classroom, as well as suggested readings and guides you might consider adding to your course. If you have resources you'd like to share, please use the comment box on the LibGuide to add references, make suggestions, and generally help to further develop this resource.
Where do we go from here? A virtual discussion on anti-racism efforts featuring President Conway-Turner, presented by Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities CUMU
If you'd like to learn more about this topic, here are suggested readings and materials that may help build an understanding of some of the topics covered:
Addressing three concurrent pandemics: Looking forward as a coalition, CUMU executive committee
Journal issues highlight race and equity work, Metropolitan Universities
African Americans: Struggle for recognition in the academy, Metropolitan Universities
Exploring the relationship between the anchor mission and racial equity, Anchor Learning Network
Resources from the panelists and moderator:
Stay calm while facing the storm, Katherine Conway-Turner
From tragedy to transformation, Thomas Parham
Augsburg making changes in response to the death of George Floyd, Paul Pribbenow
Statement from Chancellor Sobolik following the tragic death of George Floyd, Kristin Sobolik
How Minneapolis is trying to reimagine the future of policing, Fred de Sam Lazaro
Five 15-minute videos provide a basic overview of community-engaged learning.
Contact us today to meet with a CCE staff member about ideas, supports, and information.
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