Compact Nation Podcast
Compact Nation Podcast
Campus Compact
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.
Trumpism & Higher Education
Eric Mlyn returns to #CompactNationPod to talk with Andrew about the ongoing threat of Trumpism to higher education. Listen in for their reflections on the effect the Trump presidency had on our democracy and the role that higher education leaders might have played by not vocally condemning anti-democratic practices. Plus, we’ve got a lot going on at Campus Compact—hear more about upcoming events you might want to get involved in. Related resources: Fusion Course: Enhancing Online Education through Community-Based Learning: Fusion Webinar Series: Civic Action Planning Institute: Engaged Scholars Initiative: Eric's piece in Inside Higher Ed: Music credit Andrew Savage
Mar 11
50 min
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: Newman Civic Fellowship Nominations: Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy and the Future of Democracy: Music credit: Andrew Savage
Jan 27
1 hr 18 min
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 ( 2020-2021 National Webinar Series: ( Newman Civic Fellowship Nominations: ( CIRCLE Research on youth voting: ( Music credit: Andrew Savage
Nov 12, 2020
59 min
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: Facilitating Online Deliberative Dialogues (Oct 1): Campus Compact Safe Elections Project: The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge: Music credit: Andrew Savage
Sep 15, 2020
48 min
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: Sign up to be a poll worker: The Activist Academic: Engaged Scholarship for Resistance, Hope and Social Change : Maria “TOOFLY” Castillo (cover artist for The Activist Academic): Music credit: Andrew Savage
Aug 12, 2020
57 min
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.
Jul 22, 2020
1 hr
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: Summer 2020 Webinar Series: Fusion Course: Music credit: Andrew Savage
Jul 2, 2020
38 min
We Are Not Okay
We Are Not Okay: Join Marisol for an intimate conversation with Nanci Luna Jiménez, founder and president of the Luna Jiménez Institute for Social Transformation. Listen in as they share reflections in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the current movement against police brutality and the historic and systemic mistreatment of the Black community in our society. Related Resources: Luna Jiménez Institute for Social Transformation: Summer 2020 Webinar Series: Fusion Course: Music Credit: Andrew Savage
Jun 18, 2020
1 hr 31 min
American Conversations
This time on #CompactNationPod—something a little different. We’re releasing a new series of minisodes created by students, for students as part of the American Conversations project at St. Olaf College. Each minisode covers an issue related to the 2020 election, ranging from agriculture and environmental policy to education. Through research and personal anecdotes, the students explore issues and offer calls to action for their peers. Join us this episode as we talk to four of the student podcasters, and check our feed for the full series of American Conversations minisodes.
May 20, 2020
37 min
American Conversations Minisodes: Student Debt
This podcast minisode was created for students by students at St. Olaf College as part of the American Conversations project. For more information about these minisodes, check out season 4 episode 14, “American Conversations.” Loan-ly Students: An Exploration of America’s Student Debt Crisis In recent years, the price of a post-secondary education has drastically increased, forcing millions to take out unmanageable loans. Many students have grown uncertain about paying for a college education as national student debt has spiraled out of control. This podcast explores the reasons why student debt has increased so much over the past few decades, analyzes the different debt policies that are being proposed by current 2020 presidential candidates, and offers multiple perspectives on the debt crisis from current college students. Additionally, Carly Eichhorst, the Director of Financial Aid at St. Olaf College, provides insight into the present financial challenges faced by American colleges and universities.
May 20, 2020
15 min
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