The Community Engagement Professionals Network (CEPN) is a community of practice for the faculty and staff who are responsible for administrating a community service, civic engagement, engaged scholarship and/or service-learning program, office, or initiative on their campus. Through networking, professional development, peer coaching, and sharing best practices, CEPN enhances members’ capacities to advance community engagement on their campus and throughout the state. RI CEPNs are listed at right.
CEPN meets approximately 4 meetings during each academic year. Generally, the group will come together for day long meetings (typically 10am-2pm) on a a Thursday or Friday. Each meeting addresses a topic or topics related to Community Engagement work and determined by the interests and needs of the group. Meetings include opportunities to network, share best practices and receive some professional development. The host campus will also have a little bit of time to present their overarching engagement work and CT & RI Campus Compacts will provide some updates and announcements as well as answer any questions folk have about current activities. The exact meeting format and flow changes based on the topics and group needs.
The Community Engagement Professionals Network is led by volunteer peer engagement professionals who work with Campus Compact to plan and lead the meetings. For 2016-2017, the leadership team includes:
- Sally Anastos, University of New Haven
- KC Ferrara, Roger Williams University
- Sarah Miller, University of Rhode Island
- Read more about this year’s leadership team
2016-2017 CEPN MEETINGS DATES:
- Friday October 21, 2016
- Thursday, December 15, 2016
- Friday, February 24, 2017
- Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Broadening RI’s Civic Engagement Network through participation in regional and state initiatives, Rhode Island Campus Compact actively supports the:
Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference
Higher education administrators, faculty, service-learning practitioners, and the broader network of eastern region Campus Compacts gather annually for the ERCC conference. This conference is a dedicated opportunity for professional development and best practice sharing around higher education civic and community engagement. The 2017 Eastern Region Campus Compact biennial conference will take place March 15 & 16, 2017 at New York University. The conference theme this year is “Equity through Community Engagement.” Join your colleagues from the Northeast Region for stimulating conversations and brainstorming by submitting a presentation proposal here by November 18, 2016 that will continue to Move Us Forward!
Campus Compact New England Network
One of six New England states with Campus Compact affiliates, Rhode Island Campus Compact shares in regional convenings with the Campus Compact offices of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The six state offices have hosted regional meetings in the past to honor Thomas Ehrlich award winners, to support best practice sharing for Community Service Directors, and to collaborate on engaged scholarship projects including Faculty Fellowships and faculty-specific trainings.
Providence Children & Youth Cabinet
Rhode Island Campus Compact forms one of approximately 70 organizations and 75 active individual members of the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC), a coalition committed to improving outcomes for all children and youth in Providence. RI Campus Compact represents higher education collectively in Providence’s collective impact movement, with specific staff support dedicated to the work of the High School College to Career workgroup and the Postsecondary Attainment subcommittee.