Community Engagement Colloquium

This Colloquium  will serve as a professional development opportunity centered on on community engagement for faculty, staff, and students at Campus Compact member institutions. The Colloquium will bring our network of colleges and universities together to celebrate achievements, share resources, and learn from one another for the purpose of advancing community engagement on our campuses. For the first year of the Colloquium, we are planning the Colloquium as a traditional one-day, drive in conference. Breakout sessions will be presented by constituents from our member campuses and cover a variety of topics related to engagement. See below to submit a presentation propsoal. 


Wednesday May 17, 2017


9:00 AM - 4:45 PM


St. Charles Community College (4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO 63376)


$50 per person (Campus Compact member institution)

$75 per person (non-member)

$35 per person (student rate)


The Colloquium is meant for anyone interested in learning more about higher education community engagement practices. We plan to have breakout sessions tailored to all experience levels, from novice to expert. It will also serve as a venue to network with and learn from colleagues. 

Registration - Coming Soon

Hotel Options: This will be a one day, drive-in conference. However, if you need to secure lodging we will provide a list of options nearby. Check back soon.

Agenda (tentative)

  • 9:00 AM Keynote
  • 10:00 - 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00-1:30 PM Lunch and General Session
  • 1:45-3:30 PM Breakout Sessions
  • 3:45-4:45 PM General Session

Breakout Sessions (submit RFP)

Breakout Sessions will be organized into four general themes, which will include the following. Breakout Sessions may also be added from proposal submissions that do not fit into these categories.  We welcome presentation proposals from Campus Compact member campuses as well as those outside our network with information useful to the practice of community engagement in higher education. We welcome presentations in a variety of formats on topics that will help our network enhance community engagement on our member campuses. This may include presenting an innovative program or project on your campus, facilitating a discussion with colleagues about issues we face in this field, sharing information about a useful institututional practice on your campus, and much more. Presentations will be 45 minutes in length. 

Town-Gown Relations

  • Working with our neighborhoods to enhance quality of life and fulfill our role as anchor institutions (e.g. anchor institution strategies, community building, neighborhood revitalization, neighborhood-based student engagement).
  • Authors from the recent MOCC publication and/or presentations from schools who did not submit to the publication but have their own story to tell.

Institutionalization and Civic Action Planning

  • Strategically incorporating community engagement into our core functions to live out our civic mission and public purpose and/or assessment for institutional planning. (e.g. tenure/promotion policies, assessment techniques, civic action/strategic planning, curriculum development, etc.)

Student Leadership

  • Building the capacity of our students to engage with integrity, inclusivity, and a sense of responsibility (e.g. co-curricular engagement, service-learning, community-based research opportunities)

Reciprocal and Inclusive Partnerships

  • Developing lasting partnerships with the community that reflect principles of reciprocity, commonality, and community voice in decision-making 

Breakout Session RFP