Pre-conference Sessions


Pre-conference Sessions

Engaging race: building our capacity to listen, reflect, and discuss how race impacts communities, both on campus and off

Sunday, March 25, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Given the current challenges our diverse democracy faces, we are called upon to build our collective capacity to discuss race and racism, both on campus and in community. As professionals in the field of community engagement we recognize that many aspects of identity, including race, play a significant role in our day to day work. In this interactive workshop, we will share strategies to address issues of race and racism; discuss what support and professional development can lead to the recruitment and retention of staff of color; share examples of successes and failures at addressing the topic of race; provide space for participants to reflect on and discuss where they are in their process of understanding their racial identity development.

Presenters/Facilitators: Karin Cotterman, University of San Francisco; Marisol Morales, Director of Civic and Community Engagement University of La Verne; Kent Koth, Center for Community Engagement, Seattle University; Elaine Ikeda, Executive Director, California Campus Compact

Preparing for the 2020 Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

Sunday, March 25, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This pre-conference offering will assist campuses preparing for the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. It is appropriate for both first-time applicants and campuses that are reclassifying (those classified in 2010). Content includes: an orientation to both the classification and reclassification frameworks, an overview of the 2020 process, additions and changes to the documentation framework, review of the documentation framework and complete application, and strategies that have been effective for successful application. There will be opportunities to work though aspects of the application and time for participants to ask questions. Both individuals and teams are welcome to attend.

Presenters/facilitators: John Saltmarsh, Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston; Gail Robinson, Higher Education Consultant; Mathew Johnson, Associate Dean, Engaged Scholarship and Executive Director, Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service