The Summit and Research Symposium

Join us for the Summit and Research Symposium on April 7-8, 2022 at French Lick Resort.

The Summit is Indiana Campus Compact’s signature event of the year and brings together experts from around the country, the region, and from our own backyard as speakers and presenters who weave their work with community engagement in higher education.

This year, we are adding a new element to the 2022 Summit—a Research Symposium—to create a two-day professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community partners. The 2022 Summit and Research Symposium is a unique opportunity for our field to focus on the intersection of research and practice.

2022 Conference Theme

Moving Forward: Engagement for a new way of thinking, doing, and belonging.

The past two years have highlighted that the ‘old normal’ wasn’t working. As we move into new ways of thinking, doing, and belonging, we are reminded that equitable and inclusive environments enable diverse people of various races, classes, languages, national origins, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, or (dis)ability to find their place in society and thrive. In higher education, inclusiveness and social justice translate into learning, working, and research environments that promote equal opportunities to people from different backgrounds. It is here, by centering inclusive community-campus engagement, that higher education can be a catalyst for moving forward.

The conference will feature sessions that highlight the following focus areas:

  • Civic education and engagement
  • Community and collective impact
  • Community-engaged/publicly engaged scholarship
  • Critical community engagement
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Grant-funded projects/research
  • Justice, equity, and liberation
  • Strategic implementation
  • Student development/leadership

Program Overview

Click below to see the full 2022 Summit schedule.

Details of all concurrent sessions at the 2022 Summit are now available!

Keynote Sessions

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Opening Keynote Luncheon | Thursday, April 7, 2022

More than Another Chair at the Table: Centering Community Knowledge

Dr. Rachael Shah, Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and author of Rewriting Partnerships: Community Perspectives on Community-Based Learning

In this keynote, Dr. Rachael Shah will explore the transformative potential of community-based knowledge for both teaching and research, drawing from interviews of over 80 community partners to build a rationale for centering—not just including—community insights. Shah will dive into the practical questions of how to rework partnerships to access and build from this knowledge. The presentation will feature the voices of community members themselves, as they offer stories and insights about the dynamics of working with university students and researchers. Shah will offer an invitation for attendees to consider how to more deeply draw on the community-based expertise in their own partnerships.

Closing Keynote Panel | Friday, April 8, 2022

Guiding Our Path Forward: A conversation with Indiana's leading publicly-engaged scholars

Join us for an inspiring conversation with some of Indiana's leading community engagement scholar-practitioners as they explore the conference theme and how they have already been working to implement and embed critical community engagement practices throughout their public scholarship and daily work. Questions from the audience are welcome.

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Panelist: Dr. Darryl Heller, assistant professor of
women's and gender studies and the director of the Civil Right Heritage Center at IU South Bend

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Panelist: Dr. Kiesha Warren-Gordon, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology and director of the African American studies program at Ball State University

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Panelist: Mark Latta, assistant professor and co-chair of the department of English and director of community engagement at Marian University


Moderator: Dr. Khaula Murtadha, associate vice chancellor for community engagement at IUPUI

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Join Us at

French Lick Resort

The Summit and Research Symposium will take place in person on April 7-8, 2022 at the French Lick Springs Hotel.

8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432


Registration is Now Closed.

Registration for the 2022 Summit & Research Symposium closed on Monday, March 28, 2022.

Registration Pricing

Awards Celebration

The Summit and Research Symposium includes a celebration luncheon honoring and recognizing 2021 award winners and Emerging Leaders.

Our Sponsors and Partners

We are grateful to all our sponsors for their ongoing support of The Summit and Research Symposium.

Become a Sponsor

We are pleased to announce sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 Summit and Research Symposium! By becoming a sponsor, your institution or department can interact with conference attendees, showcase your work, and gain recognition. See details about all three sponsorship tiers by clicking below.

Past Summits

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