Community Engagement Institute

I find that I am never more inspired to devote my energy to [Civic Engagement] than after a Campus Compact workshop. Kristin Norris was a powerhouse of a speaker at this year’s conference, and Anne Weiss was incredibly informative. My day attending the 2018 meeting was absolutely time well spent!  Amy Sibul, Associate Instructor/Community Engagement Coordinator, U. of Utah

The 2018 Community Engagement Institute was helpful and pleasant for our team.  We learned much from the nationally-known presenters and enjoyed interactions with teams and colleagues from around Utah.  I was cheered to see one university president in attendance, and the variety of participants indicated that the Institute offered something for everyone who cares about effective forms of community engagement.Earl Mulderink, Director, Community Engagement Center, Southern Utah University

2018 Utah Campus Compact Community Engagement Institute
Utah Campus Compact is pleased to host our 2018 Biennial Community Engagement Institute with both an institutional and faculty track. Distinguished subject matter experts from the Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis Dr. Kristin Norris and Anne Weiss will be leading the institute.

Dr. Kristin Norris is the Director of Assessment for the Office of Community Engagement at IUPUI. Kristin works with stakeholders (internal and external) to track community-engaged activities in order to conduct assessment, evaluation, and research that demonstrates how IUPUI’s community engaged activities, programs, pedagogies, and/or practices support the institutional mission, demonstrate progress, and inform decision making. Kristin is passionate about student civic outcomes and the public purpose of higher education in addressing community issues.

Kristin earned her B.S. from Purdue University and M.S. from Indiana University in Hospitality & Tourism Management and her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the IU School of Education at Indiana University. She is the chair of Indiana Campus Compact’s Advisory Council and serves on their Board of Directors. She is and editorial fellow for the Metropolitan Universities journal and is an active member of the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE).

Anne Weiss began working with Campus Compact of Indiana in 2015. Anne has over seven years of experience in leading collaborative assessment, evaluation, and inquiry projects focused on resolving complex problems within higher education institutions- especially as it relates to civic or community engagement. In the role of Director of Assessment with Indiana Campus Compact, Anne is expanding the capacity of our organization and our partner institutions across the areas of assessment, evaluation, tracking or monitoring, and strategic planning. In this capacity Anne develops data collection instruments, conducts literature reviews, performs data collection, analysis and interpretation, plus advises our organization and partner campuses on how to use findings from these activities for program and organizational improvement. Additionally, Anne hosts multiple professional learning and development initiatives across the USA and is being recognized as an emerging leader or authority on the topics of assessing transdisciplinary learning outcomes and evaluating institutions’ effectiveness in achieving the public mission(s) of higher education. Anne is the author of this forthcoming book from Stylus Publishing: Assessing the (Often) Hidden Outcomes of Community Engagement. Anne is a Ph.D. candidate with Indiana University in Higher Education Administration and also holds a Visiting Scholar position with Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy and Higher Education.

Institutional Track
Utah Campus Compact Member Institutions
$700 for team of up to 5
$150 for each additional team member over 5

National and other State Campus Compact Member Institutions
$1,000 for a team of up to 5
$225 for each additional team member

Non-Campus Compact Institutions
$1,750 for a team of up to 5

Faculty Track
Utah Campus Compact Member Faculty
$150 per faculty member

National and other State Campus Compact Member Faculty
$225 per faculty member

Non-Campus Compact Member Faculty
$350 per faculty member

Registration Link:
Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 10 at Noon.

Overnight Accommodations
There are no reputable hotels within walking distance of the SLCC South City campus. However there is a Ramada Inn on State Street and 2400 South with rooms from $79 p/night, the Extended Stay America at 1300 East and 2100 South with rooms from $85 per/night, and the Little America at 500 S. Main Street with rooms from $105 p/night.

The Little America is right on the Trax line and a short UBER/LYFT ride from the Ballpark stop could get you to the Salt Lake Community College – South City Campus

Friday, Feb 9, 2018

8:00 am Registration Opens/ Continental Breakfast

9:00 am Opening Plenary: What Does It Mean to Be and Engaged Institution?
Most universities have something about community engagement in their mission statement. However, how this commitment is enacted and the intended impact is often unclear. Given the current context of higher education and the social and political challenges of our time, now more than ever, we need to think strategically about how the work of faculty, staff, and students is connected to (or not) the outcomes we intend to achieve. Together, we can re-envision how we enact the public mission of our institution in a variety of ways (e.g., teaching, research, outreach, partnerships, economic development, community development, talent development, events, initiatives) and how this may influence the sustainability and success of our institution and the communities we serve.

10 am Large Group Workshop: Connecting Community Engagement to University Initiatives/Strategic Plans and Developing Performance Indicators
Campus’s will work in teams to think about how community engagement is a strategy for institutional success, then draft performance indicators for at least one goal area – related to a number of institutional-level goals or initiatives (e.g., recruit and retain faculty and staff, research and creative activity, student learning and success, pipeline programs/enrollment management, internationalization, campus climate/diversity, equity, and inclusion). The team will then inventory what data they currently have/collect as well as identify gaps or missing pieces of information.

Noon Lunch and Panel (provided as part of institute)

1:45 Break

2:00 pm Institutional Track Workshop : Developing Metrics and Strategies for Capturing Data Related to Performance Indicators
Building upon the morning workshop, campuses will learn about strategies to enhance or leverage existing systems and processes for capturing the information needed to demonstrate progress and impact. Discuss who needs what type of information, when, and develop a strategy for reporting. Additionally, considerations for generating campus-wide support, common challenges, and strategies for success will be discussed.

Faculty Track Workshop: Assessing the Hidden Outcomes of Community-Engaged or –Based Pedagogies
As has been noted by other scholars: Pedagogies of community engagement have been touted as one way faculty or staff can produce or strengthen disciplinary or subject outcomes, credentials, or skill development for our students in higher education. This has, consequently, left other learning and developmental outcomes often unspoken and more often unmeasured. These unstated learning and developmental outcomes are, however, intrinsic to community engaged pedagogies and initiatives: civic learning/knowledge, civic identity, civic agency, civic mindedness, and much more! In this workshop participants will begin with the PUBLIC goals, objectives, outcomes, etc. in mind and end with articulating a strategy to identify and assess these, often, unstated outcomes of community engagement pedagogies or initiatives.

3:30 pm Prepare for Critical Friends on Sat morning

4:00 pm End for the day

Saturday, Feb 10, 2019

8:30 am Continental breakfast

9:00 am Critical Friends in Institutional  Track and Faculty Track Workshop Follow-up and Critical Friends  


10:30 am Closing Plenary: Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Panel Discussion
Panelists will be facilitated through a discussion regarding how they strategically plan to assess students’ learning as it relates to their participation in a variety of community-engaged or –based experiences and how they have used the results of those assessments to improve practices.

12:00 pm End of Institute