Annual Meeting

Accepting proposals through June 21! See “Request for Proposals” below.

Registration closes August 2.
$35 early bird OCC and IKONC (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and North Carolina Campus Compact) member through May 31, $45 after May 31
$55 Other Compact member
$75 non-Compact member
$20 Student

The 2021 Meeting will be completely virtual.

The OCC Annual Meeting offers participants the opportunity to:
1. Network with others working to advance community and civic engagement;
2. Receive resources on best practices in community partnerships, faculty development, and student learning related to community and civic engagement; and
3. Share updates on critical state, regional, and national initiatives in higher education.


Ohio Campus Compact invites you to submit presentation proposals for the 2021 Annual Meeting. **Deadline is June 21.** 

We are seeking both traditional virtual and non-traditional virtual presentations (TED/TEDx-type format, hybrid, discussion-focused, etc.) generally focused on:

Advancing our civic engagement work with and for students and local communities.

  • Responding to the ever changing local, state and federal political landscape.
  • Civic engagement in career preparation.
  • Dialogue and courageous conversations between campus and community members, including anti-racism education, diversity and inclusion, and justice and equity.
  • Innovative examples and models of civic engagement programs, institutional support mechanisms, reciprocal partnership design, and responding to resource instability.
  • Utilizing faculty for institutionalization of civic and community engagement.
  • Identifying, engaging and supporting underserved and underrepresented students in civic engagement.

Consideration preference for presenters will be given for the following proposals:

  • Presentation includes student and/or community voice, either in person or via remote/video participation
  • A focus on access, equity and diverse perspectives
  • Opportunities for interactive engagement between the presenter and participants


Thursday, August 5, 2021
3-4pm ET       Book Discussion with Tia McNair on From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education (participants are responsible for obtaining the book on their own)

Friday, August 6, 2021
(Tentative schedule, all times are Eastern)
9-9:30am              Welcome and conference intro
9:30-10:30am       Keynote address
10:30-10:50am     Keynote discussion (small groups)
10:50-11am           Break
11am-12pm          Breakout sessions
12-1pm                  Lunch break and open networking
1-2pm                    Breakout sessions
2-2:30pm               Wrap up, reflection, closing


Keynote Address by Tia McNair

Dr. Tia Brown McNair is the Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, DC. She oversees both funded projects and AAC&U’s continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact practices, and student success. McNair directs AAC&U’s Summer Institutes on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, and TRHT Campus Centers and serves as the project director for several AAC&U initiatives. She is the lead author of From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education (January 2020) and Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success (July 2016). In March 2020, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education named McNair one of thirty-five outstanding women who have tackled some of higher education’s toughest challenges and made a positive difference in their communities.

Breakout sessions will include information on:

  • Student Learning and Support
  • Community Partnerships
  • Faculty Development

2021 Refund policy:

*Full refunds will be given through July 3.
refunds will be giving from July 4-July 24.
*NO REFUNDS will be given after July 24.

Join us and Tia McNair on August 5th, 3-4pm ET as we discuss the recently published “From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education” (January 2020). This discussion is FREE!
Participants are responsible for obtaining the book before the discussion and can be purchased from any major retailer including Jossey-Bass.
Dr. McNair will also provide the keynote address on August 6th.

Open networking session is 12-1pm ET August 6th. Grab your lunch and join us for informal conversation!

The Annual Meeting day is August 6 from 9:00am-2:30pm, virtual format.


Announcing Dr. Tia Brown McNair! Join us August 6th.

Breakout Sessions

More information coming soon!

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