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Bring higher education community engagement on the go with Compact Nation Podcast! Tune in bi-weekly for conversations with leading community engagement professionals and discussions of new research and innovative work in the field.

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Bring higher education community engagement on the go with Compact Nation Podcast! Tune in bi-weekly for conversations with leading community engagement professionals and discussions of new research and innovative work in the field.

    Academic Freedom & Institutional Autonomy

    Academic Freedom & Institutional Autonomy

    On this episode of #CompactNationPod, Marisol is joined by contributors from the Council of Europe’s publication, Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, and the Future of Democracy. Guests include Ligia Deca, advisor to the president of Romania, Jon Alger, president of James Madison University and member of the Campus Compact Board of Directors, Sjur Bergan, head of the education department of the Council of Europe, and Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania and chair of the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy.

    Related resources:
    2020-2021 National Webinar Series: compact.org/webinarseries/
    Newman Civic Fellowship Nominations: compact.org/newman-nomination
    Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy and the Future of Democracy: book.coe.int/en/higher-education-and-research/8464-academic-freedom-institutional-autonomy-and-the-future-of-democracy-council-of-europe-higher-education-series-no-24.html

    Music credit:
    Andrew Savage
    andrewsavage.net

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Peter Levine on the Future of Civic Education

    Peter Levine on the Future of Civic Education

    We’re back with season 5 of #CompactNationPod! In this episode, Andrew reflects on the outcome of the election and discusses the future of civic engagement among young people with Peter Levine, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life. Plus, we say a fond farewell to Emily, who is stepping down as co-host. Keep the conversation going! Weigh in online with #CompactNationPod.

    Related resources:
    Fusion Course: Enhancing Online Education through Community-Based Learning (events.compact.org/fusion-fall20)
    2020-2021 National Webinar Series: (compact.org/webinarseries)
    Newman Civic Fellowship Nominations: (compact.org/newman-nomination)
    CIRCLE Research on youth voting: (circle.tufts.edu/latest-research/election-week-2020)

    Music credit:
    Andrew Savage
    andrewsavage.net

    • 59 min
    Bonus: A Conversation with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

    Bonus: A Conversation with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

    On this special bonus episode of #CompactNationPod, Andrew catches up with Jennifer Domagal-Goldman and Stephanie King from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. Listen in as they discuss some of the unique challenges prospective student voters are facing in 2020. Learn more about some of the work they're doing to increase student voting rates across the country and how you can get involved.

    Related resources:
    Campus Compact Impact Awards: compact.org/impact-awards
    Facilitating Online Deliberative Dialogues (Oct 1): events.compact.org/dialogue20
    Campus Compact Safe Elections Project: compact.org/safepolls
    The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge: allinchallenge.org

    Music credit:
    Andrew Savage
    andrewsavage.net

    • 48 min
    The Activist Academic

    The Activist Academic

    In our last episode of season four of #CompactNationPod, Marisol chats with Colette Cann and Eric DeMeulenaere, authors of the new book, The Activist Academic: Engaged Scholarship for Resistance, Hope and Social Change. Listen in as they share the true stories of their lives as activists, scholars, and parents who are trying to push forward social change through academic work. Plus, Andrew, Emily, and Marisol share their latest quarantine reads.

    Related Resources
    Campus Compact Safe Elections Project: compact.org/impact-awards
    Sign up to be a poll worker: compact.org/webinarseries
    The Activist Academic: Engaged Scholarship for Resistance, Hope and Social Change : styluspub.presswarehouse.com/browse/book/9781975501396/The-Activist-Academic
    Maria “TOOFLY” Castillo (cover artist for The Activist Academic): tooflynyc.com

    Music credit:
    Andrew Savage
    andrewsavage.net

    • 57 min
    Finding a Voice

    Finding a Voice

    On this episode of #CompactNationPod, Marisol chats with Irene Fernando, a commissioner of Hennepin County in Minnesota. Listen in as she chats about her work as a commissioner and the role of local government, the beginning of her community work as an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota (which led to her co-founding the organization Students Today Leaders Forever), and her thoughts on what students today can do to work toward positive change in their communities.

    • 1 hr
    Family as Faculty

    Family as Faculty

    Former #CompactNationPod host J.R. returns for a conversation with the winner of the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement, Cristina Santamaría Graff. Listen in as they discuss her work involving families as key participants in teacher education programs, informing the curriculum and impacting the way future teachers engage with families in the classroom to better serve children's needs. Plus, we talk social distance birthday parties and the hidden benefits of bad city planning.

    Related resources:
    Campus Compact Impact Awards: compact.org/impact-awards
    Summer 2020 Webinar Series: compact.org/webinarseries
    Fusion Course: events.compact.org/fusion-2020

    Music credit:
    Andrew Savage
    andrewsavage.net

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

sabernazzani ,

Greatest higher ed community engagement podcast!

Hands down the best podcast about higher education and civic engagement. Each and every episode is insightful, inquisitive and always very interesting! Also it’s worth mentioning that the unique and amazing connection the hosts have brings the humor in this podcast to another level. Look forward to the next episode!

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Informative and Entertaining

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