Compact24 and TRUCEN Coming to Denver and Boulder, April 6–10 

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By Gretchen Minekime


Senior leaders, faculty and staff members and students from around the country will converge April 6–10 in Denver and Boulder for Campus Compact’s annual conference (Compact24) and The Research Universities Civic Engagement Network’s (TRUCEN) annual meeting. CU Boulder is a member of both Campus Compact and TRUCEN.  

Campus Compact is a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to advancing the public purposes of higher education. TRUCEN,  a Campus Compact network, works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities. Members are R1 institutions that share a fundamental commitment to leveraging their resources, skills and energy to address the most challenging issues in society.  

CU Boulder promises to be well represented by presenters and attendees. Below is a summary of sessions being led by University of Colorado colleagues. Full agenda.  

Sunday at CU Boulder, TRUCEN Annual Meeting  

“How Research Strengths and Signature Events Support Collaboration and Engagement: The United Nations Right Here, Right Now Climate Summit as a Case Study” 
Keynote w/ Q&A: Vice Chancellor & Chief Communications Officer Jon Leslie, University of Colorado Boulder  
Break-out Presentations:  

  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Local Government & Community Relations Lori Call, University of Colorado Boulder 
  • Professor Max Boykoff, University of Colorado 
  • Vice Chancellor and Chief Facilities Officer Chris Ewing, University of Colorado  
  • Outreach and Engagement Associate Patrick Chandler, University of Colorado 
  • Assistant Director of Energy and Climate Justice Jasmin Barco, University of Colorado 

Monday at Denver Hilton City Center  

A Capstone Conundrum: Navigating Anti-Racist Teaching in a Community-Engaged Leadership Course” 
Kira Pasquesi, University of Colorado Boulder 
Sabrina Sideris, University of Colorado Boulder 

“Reparative Description in Library Collections: Engaging Community Stakeholders in Project Design” 
Lauren Collins, University of Colorado Boulder 
Sean Babbs, University of Colorado Boulder 

“Shakespeare and Violence Prevention: A Handbook for Educators” 
Amanda Giguere, University of Colorado Boulder 

“How do we do community engagement? Insights from the Community Collaborative Research Center” 
Carrie Makarewicz, University of Colorado Denver 

University of Colorado Network Meeting 
Gather with other faculty members, administrators and students from the University of Colorado.  

Tuesday at Denver Hilton City Center 

“Equity-Oriented Zones of Collaboration: Methods for Engaging Power, Position and Process” 

Brenda Aguirre Ortega,University of Colorado Boulder 
Erica Caasi, University of Colorado Boulder 
Dawn Jacob, University of Colorado Boulder 
Lisa H. Schwartz, University of Colorado Boulder 

“How Flagship Universities and Regional Institutions can Partner for Public Impact and Mutual Benefit” 
Tim Casey, Colorado Mesa University 
Katie Kleinhesselink, University of Colorado Boulder 
David Meens, University of Colorado Boulder 
Leah Sprain, University of Colorado Boulder 

“What do words have to do with it? A dialogue on the language of diversity in community engagement” 
Kira Pasquesi, University of Colorado Boulder