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Trainings & Conferences

Faculty Development opportunities range from one-on-one consultations to formal fellowships. Don't see what you're looking for, contact to learn more.

Associations & Organizations

  • Iowa & MN Campus Compact: State-wide coalition of colleges and universities committed to the civic mission of higher education
  • National Campus Compact: National coalition of colleges and universities committed to the civic mission of higher education.
  • Bringing Theory to Practice: Supporting and encouraging liberal education in linking the learning, well-being and civic development of students.
  • AAC&U LEAP: Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national public advocacy and campus action initiative. LEAP champions the importance of a liberal education—for individual students and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality.

Professional Conferences on Community Engagement

GivePulse has a list of community engagement conferences on their website. 

National Society for Experiential Education 

Community of Practice Fall 2021

This CoP is designed for faculty and staff ready to dive together into the pragmatics of educating students for social impact. We will meet once a month for an hour over Zoom to learn, dialogue, and practice. Email to register.

Changemaking 101
Sept. 14, 12:30-1:30pm
Aligned with the University Big Ideas initiative, participants will be introduced to the concept of changemaking, explore the concept in practice, and discuss strategies for incorporating changemaking into course assignments and research projects.

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Moving from Direct Service to Social Innovation: The Drake Way

Oct. 5, 12:30-1:30pm
This session will cover the Pathways of Civic Action & Social Change model, explore Drake examples in action, and provide room for faculty to share current social change projects they and their students are working on.

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Changemaking Sustainabilty & DEI
Nov. 2, 12:30-1:30pm
This session will draw upon the Equity-Based Service-Learning Toolkit that Drake's Director of Equity & Inclusion developed while serving as the AmeriCorps Service Coordinator for Equity & Inclusion and explore why DEI is critical to sustainable changemaking projects. 

This session was not recorded, view our CEL Resource Library for the toolkit.

Closing Reflection & Wrap up
Dec. 7, 12:30-1:30pm
This session will engage participants in reflection activities and dialogue based on the previous sessions.

Faculty-2-Faculty Spotlight Series

This talk show style series will feature Drake Faculty experiences with community engaged learning and best practices for CEL. Pick and choose to attend the sessions that interest you! Email to sign-up. You will be emailed a link to join the event.

CEL in the online or hybrid classroom
Sept. 15, 12:30-1:30pm
With Guest: Laurie Linhart, Lecturer in Sociology

Global Service-Learning: The Belize Project
Oct. 6, 12:30-1:30pm
With Guest: John Rovers, Professor of Pharmacy & Health Science

Drake Community Press
Nov. 3, 12:30-1:30pm
With Guest: Carol Spaulding-Kruse, Professor of English

Graduate courses and CEL
Nov. 17, 12:30-1:30pm
With Guests: Denise Hill, Associate Professor of Practice in Public Administration Jennie Zwagerman, Director of Agriculture Law Center/Assistant Professor of Law

IAMNCC Spring Communities of Practice

2022 IAMNCC Communities of Practice will begin this January, and are open to interested individuals affiliated with member campuses.

Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Communities of Practice will begin in January 2022 and conclude in June 2022, convening monthly for 90-minute virtual meetings. Each community of practice will ideally have 8-12 participants. Interested participants are invited to complete a short application. We will try our best to match participants with their first choice, and encourage participants to also indicate a second choice when possible. 

Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact is offering seven communities of practice options this academic year:

  • Responsive Community-Engaged Course Design
  • Building Capacity for 2022 Election Engagement
  • Civic Engagement at Two-Year Institutions
  • The Community Engaged Department: What is it? How do I implement?
  • Connecting Student Basic Needs Advocacy Efforts Across Campus and Community
  • Implementing Principles of Deliberative Democracy Towards Authentic and Meaningful Community Engagement
  • Connecting the "Student-Ready Campus" and "Equity Walk" Frameworks to Community and Civic Engagement

Applications will close on December 10, 2021. Please contact Jane Turk at with questions about the application process or the communities of practice program. 

Learn more and Apply Now!

IAMNCC Engaged Faculty Institute Online

Registration Now Open! December 2021 and January 2022 Cohorts
of IAMNCC's Engaged Faculty Institute Online 

This December and January for the second year in a row, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact is proud to offer a two-week, online, cohort-based learning experience for faculty, instructors, and staff interested in designing and facilitating community-engaged courses. The December 2021 cohort of the EFI Online will run from December 6 through December 17, 2021, and the January 2022 cohort of the EFI Online will run from January 3 through January 14, 2022.

Our Engaged Faculty Institute Online (EFI Online) builds on the Engaged Faculty Institute curriculum developed by California Campus Compact and Campus Compact of the Mountain West. The EFI Online is best suited for faculty (tenure-track and non-tenure-track) who are ready to design or re-design at least one specific community-engaged course. Staff who teach and/or support faculty development and educational development efforts on their campuses are also welcome to participate. Any interested faculty, instructors, or staff from Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact member institutions are invited to register and participate at no cost as a benefit of membership. Please contact Jane Turk at with any questions. 

  • December 2021 Cohort of EFI Online: December 6-17, 2021. Register now. (Free for faculty, instructors, and staff on IAMNCC member campuses. Registration for the December 2021 cohort closes Wednesday, December 1, 2021.)
  • January 2022 Cohort of EFI Online: January 3-14, 2022.  Register now. (Free for faculty, instructors, and staff on IAMNCC member campuses. Registration for the January 2022 cohort closes Wednesday, December 15, 2021.)

The IACC Research Fellows Program has allowed me the chance to gain a deeper understanding of service-learning pedagogy and research.  During the Pen-to-Paper writing workshop, I was able to pitch ideas to journal editors and received personal mentorship.  It is amazing to be supported by such passionate and knowledgeable service-learning experts. 

Sally Haack, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences: Drake University

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