April 2017 E-News highlights
Find April 2017 in our E-News archive on the right to see the full newsletter, including an updated job board, resource list, upcoming conferences, campus news, and more!
There is an allure, a strength seen in being able to go it alone, do it myself, to not need, want, nor ask for help. To be honest there IS a sense of empowerment and strength that comes from being able to support ourselves, to not have to rely on others, to know that we can take care of ourselves but there is also is a less recognized and acknowledged sense of isolation and vulnerability...
Join the 3rd Cohort of the Executive Learning Series on Equity and Empowerment!
Campus Compact of Oregon is now accepting applications for the 3rd cohort of the Executive Learning Series on Equity and Empowerment (ELSEE), a year-long learning community facilitated by Josh Todd and Sonali S. Balajee.
Click here to download the application, and join the 14 teams from 12 institutions that have participated so far.
The ELSEE brings together higher education administrators. staff, and faculty from across Oregon to delve into meaningful discourse surrounding racial equity, social justice, and the application of an equity lens in the work we do across K12 schools and institutions of higher education. Individual campus participants put together a cohort of 5-6 campus representatives to form a collaborative with other campus cohorts. Together, cohorts participate in a yearlong course that meets once monthly to discuss the dynamics of of systems power, privilege and oppression and how they affect us individually and as a collective. Read more about ELSEE!
Equity Action Teams Coming 2017-2018: We Need Your Feedback!
At the REACH Luncheon on Friday, April 21st, Campus Compact of Oregon announced the next step in our strategy to promote racial equity across college and high school - our plan to expand ELSEE into our REACH initiative.
In 2017-2018 Campus Compact plans to support the creation of up to four Equity Action Teams- made up of faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members from 2-yr, 4-yr, public and private institutions, committed to creating change on a specific focus area related to educational inequity. We hope these teams will work to develop specific recommendations both policy and practice which we can promote and advocate for.
Please fill out the this survey about what topics and focus areas you would like to see Equity Action Teams focus on and let us know if you would like to participate.
Campus Compact commits to holding orientation trainings to serve as primers on the equity lens we use in September and October around the State hosting in Eastern and Southern Oregon, the Mid-Willamette Valley and Portland. Members of the past ELSEE cohorts and anyone attending the orientation trainings will be welcome to join the Equity Action Teams.
Oregon's Newman Civic Scholars are Christine Hoang of Oregon State University, Tony Lamb of Portland State University, and Ian Needham of Wayfinding Academy. Congrats to all three students!
The 2017 Newman Civic Fellows will be the first cohort to benefit from a completely re-designed fellowship experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.
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