Closing the Gap Campaign

This exciting two-day conference at the Hilton Dallas Park Cities Hotel that will address a number of important and timely issues for the field of service-learning and the work community service directors nationwide. A brilliant group of speakers, presenters and facilitators has been gathered to create what promises to be unique and fun conference

There will also be information and trainings around Campus Compact's new National Student Civic Engagement Campaign and the Texas Campus Compact partnership with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board "Closing the Gap Campaign".

The National Student Civic Engagement Campaign will offer community service directors across the country the opportunity to promote service-learning and civic education on their college campuses. Nick Longo the Director of the Campaign will be here to lead discussions around the Campaign and CSD's role in fostering student engagement on and off campus.

Dr. Alice White will speak about the Texas Campus Compact and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Partnership on "Closing the Gap Campaign".

Funding Panel:
  • Maggie McCarthy, Executive Director, Rapport Foundation
  • Michael K. McCoy, Senior Program Officer, Meadow Foundation
Speakers include:
  • Dr. Juliet Garcia, President, University of Texas-Brownsville
  • Reverend Antoine L. Campbell, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Community in Schools

Sessions: Presenters/Title

Catherine MacDermott & Donna Hagey
St. Edward's University
3001 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78764
Giving Feet to Your Univeristy's Mission
Vincent Illustre & Scott McCraw Graduating from Service Learning:
1332 Audobon St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Tulane University Undergraduate Interships at Tulane University
Molly Travis & Vincent Illustre
1332 Audobon St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Preparing the Faculty: A variation of A Proven
Tulane University Faculty Development Model
Vincent Illustre & Scott McCraw
1332 Audobon St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Defining the Role of the Service Learning Office: Case Study Tulane University of Tulane University's Office of Service Learning
Stephanie Schooley
2130 S. Race St.
Pioneer Hall North #217
Denver, CO 80208
Developing Compact Infrastructure and Connecting Campuses Colorado Campus Compact Through the AmeriCorps Education Award Program
Sarah Brackman, Jennifer Shuffield Fostering
Our Lady of the Lake University
411 S. W. 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
Program Sustainability and Growth
& Lynne Sobel Through the Utilization of AmeriCorps VISTAs
Kathy Engelken Strategic
Box 2700
Normal, IL 61790
Planning for Growing a Service Learning Initiaive Illinois Campus Compact on Your Campus
Kim Liebscher & Tamra Misak
100 Campus Dr.
Weatherford, OK 73096
FISH! Catch the Energy - A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Improve Results
Jan Shoemaker
B-31 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Developing Service-Learning Infrastructure: Finding Cracks
Louisiana State University in the Institutional Monolith

As a part of our new national strategic plan, Campus Compact is committed to providing more opportunities for community service directors and service-learning coordinators to develop professionally and to gain support from a network of colleagues. This will be a wonderful chance to make connections throughout the field and from the nation, to share resources, and gain new skills to take back to your university.

Call NOW for hotel reservations: Hilton Dallas/Park Cities Hotel 214-368-0400 or click here (call by May 28th and mention Regional Campus Compact Community Service Directors, Conference for group rate $99/night) use group block code "TXO".

For more information on Conference Registration, please contact: Irene Morales at 806 742-4600 or email to or go to to register electronically

Conference Registration Deadline is May 28, 2002

$100 (Campus Compact Members) $150 (non-members)

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Sponsored by
Texas and Oklahoma
And National Campus Compact

Empowering the Infrastructure
"Connecting with Faculty, Each Other, and the Community"
Regional Conference for Community Service Directors

June 12-14, 2002
Hilton Dallas Park Cities
Dallas, Texas

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

5:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. Dinner/Keynote speaker Dr. Juliet Garcia

Thursday, June 13, 2002

8:00am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 10:15am Session One
10:30am - 11:45am Session Two
11:45am - 1:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm - 2:45pm Session Three
3:00pm - 4:15pm Session Four
4:15pm - 5:00pm State Meetings

Friday June 14, 2002

8:00am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 10:15am Roundtable Discussions
10:30am - 12:00pm Funding Seminar with Panel Speakers Maggie McCarthy and Michael K. McCoy
12:00pm - 1:30pm Luncheon with Guest Speaker Tony Campbell
1:30pm Conference adjourned




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