Florida Campus Compact Institutes

The Winter Institute in Daytona Beach has been rescheduled in favor of the following calendar of events. By popular request, Florida Campus Compact has developed programing on a variety of topics to be explored during the spring semester, 2017. Please register and join us for any or all of these unique gatherings taking place on multiple campuses across the state this spring.

Broadening & Deepening Engagement
Thursday, February 9 (9:00am – 4:00pm) and Friday, February 10 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
@ USF, St. Petersburg
Harbor Hall Community Room
St. Petersburg, Florida
Cost: $50/person for meals and materials
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  • Click Here To View Draft Agenda (Subject to Change)
  • This Institute is ideal for institutional teams pursuing the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, or other strategic initiatives. Dr. Laurie Worrall, Director of New York Campus Compact @ Cornell University, will be the primary facilitator for this event. Prior to her service in New York, Dr. Worrall was the founding director of the Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning at DePaul University and the Dean of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity at Defiance College. Prior to beginning her tenure at Cornell and the New York Camus Compact, Dr. Laurie Worrall spent over 20 years working with university-community partnerships. She has overseen the development of local, national and international community-based learning and research programs at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and at Defiance College in Ohio. As Dean of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, Laurie expanded the international community-based research program and developed national and local partnerships based upon the School’s international model. At DePaul, she served as Associate Vice President in Academic Affairs and founding director of the nationally renowned Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning. Under her leadership, DePaul’s academic service-learning program gained recognition as one of the foremost programs in higher education in the country, one of 23 such programs to earn US News and World Report recognition beginning in 2005. Laurie’s work won DePaul placement in Princeton Review’s publication, “Colleges with a Conscience.” Her research focuses on the community benefit of service-learning partnerships. She holds a doctorate of education from the University of Pennsylvania.
    For institutions that are too far to drive in for the day, we suggest booking hotels rooms soon as this is a busy time of year for this area. Below are a few hotels in relatively close proximity to the venue:
    • Quality Inn & Suites – currently has a Government Rate of $107 (5.5 miles from USFSP), 1400 34th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (727-323-3100)
    • Comfort Inn North – currently has a Government Rate of $123 (4.3 miles from USFSP), 2260 54th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33714 (727-362-0075)


    Engagement, Completion and Attainment
    Friday, February 17 (10:00am – 1:00pm)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    This Institute is free of charge but advanced registration is required to reserve your lunch
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  • This institute will take place in conjunction with the South Florida Regional Meeting.
    Completion refers to credentials awarded annually or the rate of student completion for an institution or system. Attainment refers to the educational level of a state’s population. The Florida Higher Education Coordinating Council recently adopted a goal of postsecondary attainment for the state of Florida. Learn more about completion and attainment in Florida.


    Developing and Sustaining Partnerships
    Friday, February 24 (10:00am – 2:00pm CENTRAL TIME)
    @ FSU Panama City Campus
    Bland Conference Center
    Panama City, FL
    This Institute is free of charge but advanced registration is required to reserve your lunch
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  • Strong community partnerships are essential for successful engagement initiatives.
    At this institute, attendees will participate in dialogues with two speakers representing higher education and the community. Spend time thinking about how to prepare students to meet identified community needs, develop new partnerships, and strengthen existing relationships.


    Galvanizing Collective Impact
    Register by Friday, March 3
    March 10, 2017, from 10:00am - 2:00pm
    @ University of North Florida
    Jacksonville, FL
    This Institute is free of charge but advanced registration is required to reserve your lunch
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  • At this institute, Madeline Yates, Executive Director of the Maryland-DC Campus Compact, and Emily Knowles-Kellett, P-20 CONNECTS Partnerships Coordinator, will join us via Skype to talk about the challenges and successes of a multi-year collective impact initiative. Collective impact projects are collaborative, inter-organizational efforts to effect change. P-20 CONNECTS (Communities Organizing Networks Now to Engage Citizens Through Service) “brings together PreK-12 schools, higher education, and community based organizations to strengthen infrastructures that enable students of all types – and particularly socio-economically disadvantaged students – to carry out civic engagement projects that enhance students’ post-secondary readiness, address locally identified needs, and benefit the communities of Maryland and the District of Columbia.” Following the presentation, we will discuss possibilities for a state of Florida collective impact project focused on college readiness and completion.
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  • Meet the Presenters:
    Madeline Yates, Executive Director, Maryland-DC Campus Compact
    Madeline is the founding director of the Maryland-DC Campus Compact with twenty-five years of experience in cross-cultural programming and service-learning, both K-12 and higher education. She has traveled extensively; living, working, and volunteering for extended periods of time in Japan, Haiti, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and New Zealand. While teaching and working at the Maryland State Department of Education, she received several fellowships, including two Fullbrights to India and South Africa, and others to Kyrgyzstan and Ecuador. She has consulted domestically and internationally. Her BA and MA are from Gettysburg and Hood College respectively.
    Emily Knowles-Kellett, P-20 CONNECTS Partnerships Coordinator
    Emily has a background in healthy youth development and community partnership-building. Working with NYC and Chicago non-profit organizations, Emily worked with teachers in under-served school districts to infuse core curricula with sustainable arts and integrative learning opportunities. She taught Social Studies in Maryland and Pennsylvania before serving as the local coordinator of the federal Drug Free Communities program in Adams County, Pennsylvania with Collaborating for Youth. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in Teaching Social Studies form Hunter College – CUNY.