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Events & Training

To support NCCE member campuses in developing, expanding, and sustaining CCE at their institution, we provide ongoing training opportunities through hosted events, trainings, and consultation. Click on the “Events & Training Topics” menu above to learn more.

If you have questions about any of these opportunities or would like to sponsor contact Leslie Garvin, Executive Director.

Special Events

In additional to our annual and biennial events, we host special events and trainings focused on relevant or timely topics.


Carnegie in Action Workshop
June 12, 2024 at Elon University

The Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement application provides institutions an opportunity for self-assessment, accountability for institutional mission and commitment to public purpose, and the legitimacy of processes, institutional alignment, community partnerships, and outcomes. Join us for this in-person event, which includes a workshop and a breakfast panel to discuss community-engaged teaching and scholarship.

NC Campus Engagement is partnering with ACE to host this workshop to assist campuses in preparing for the 2026 Elective Classification for Community Engagement. The session will demystify the application process by including an orientation to both the classification and reclassification frameworks, an explanation of additions and revisions to the documentation framework, including the civic learning and agency section, a review of the documentation framework and complete application, and a discussion of strategies that have been effective for successful applications.

Participants will meet with ACE staff, scholars, and practitioners to discuss their experiences and best practices with community-engaged teaching and scholarship.

To learn more about the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement, click here.

Registration is $25 per person. Please note that the Community Engagement Administrators Conference is the next day, also at Elon University.  We encourage you to join us for both days of immersive learning to support build your capacity to facilitate and assess impactful community and civic engagement.


Cammie Jones is the Director of the Carnegie Elective for Community Engagement. Cammie, who is originally from Dallas, TX, has spent over 16 years in higher education and nonprofit leadership, continually paving the way for social justice and civic engagement. She is a first-generation college student with a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University A&M.


8:00 a.m. Check-In
8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Panel
10:00 a.m. Workshop
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m. Snack Break
2:45 p.m. Workshop
5:00 p.m. Adjournment


Are you a Community Engagement Administrator/Professional?

Consider staying an extra day to attend the NCCE Community Engagement Administrator Conference (CEAC) the next day, June 13, also at Elon University. 

Learn more


We have secured a block of rooms for Tuesday, June 11 for attendees of the Carnegie in Action workshop.  Please follow this LINK to reserve your room.

Drury Inn & Suites Burlington
1767 Glidewell Drive
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 584-2004

Please make your reservations by Friday, May 10, 2024 to receive the group rate of $122 (plus taxes, fees, and assessments).  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.   Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and referring to your group number 10109198.

The Drury Inn offers the following amenities:

  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast – Enjoy scrambled eggs, oatmeal, fresh fruit, potatoes, pastries, the all-important coffee and more. Hot, fresh, and, best of all, free. Free hot breakfast is served daily from 6-9:30 a.m. on weekdays
  • Complimentary Evening Drinks and Snacks (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) – Every evening enjoy a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.


2023-24 Events

 Achieving Transformational Change in Promotion and Tenure Policies for Community-Engaged Teaching and Scholarship (Webinar) at 1:00 p.m. ET
April 16, 2024

This session, co-sponsored with NCCE, LEAD California, and Collaboratory featured experienced faculty, administrators, and researchers sharing their strategic approaches to influence, integrate, and transform promotion and tenure guidelines and policies at the departmental and institutional levels. The panelists shared their reflections, research analyses, cautions, and successful strategies for achieving transformational change in promotion and tenure policies for community-engaged teaching and scholarship.

Promising Promotion & Tenure Reforms for Societally-Impactful Research: Strategies & Opportunities (Webinar) at 2:00 p.m. ET
February 5, 2024

This session, co-hosted by NCCE, LEAD California, and the Collaboratory, explored findings from a new white paper that scans promising reforms to faculty reward systems to recognize a wider range of scholarly contributions in promotion and tenure decisions. The project was commissioned by participants in the Transforming Evidence Funders Network (TEFN), facilitated by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Co-authors Emily Ozer, Jennifer Renick, Bruce Jentleson, and Bemmy Maharramli will share findings from the project, including recommendations for funders, who are increasingly pursuing investments in the structures, cultures, and conditions that enable more societally-impactful research.

Benjamin Olneck-Brown will discuss TEFN’s interest in supporting coordination among funders, university leaders, and other partners to build on the substantial momentum outlined in the white paper and catalyze innovations that lead to more dynamic, equitable, and impactful research systems.

Moving Beyond the Policy: Practical Considerations for
Reforming Promotion and Tenure
November 8, 2023 [Virtual]  

This session, co-hosted by NCCE, LEAD California, and the Collaboratory, featured Dr. Emily Janke, director of the Institute for Community & Economic Engagement at UNC Greensboro, who shared in-depth insights and learnings from the past 15 years about how UNC Greensboro has tackled promotion and tenure reform to value community engagement within the P & T process. 

The Dialogue Dilemma on Campus
October 4, 2023 [Virtual]

This newest installation in the NCCE Virtual Dialogue Series, featured Dr. Jake Fay, Director of Education at the Constructive Dialogue Institute. He discussed the foundations of constructive dialogue as a solution to the pedagogical challenge of dialogue in the classroom and on campus. He shared tools and strategies created by the Constructive Dialogue Institute to help address this challenge the classroom and on campus.

Teaching Public Scholarship: Lessons from Two Practitioner-Scholars
September 28, 2023 [Virtual]

This session was co-hosted with Ohio Campus Compact and featured two veteran scholars from our respective states who discussed the benefits and challenges of publicly engaged teaching and scholarship.

Featured speakers:

Spoma Jovanovic, Professor Emerita, Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Harvey J. Graff, is Professor Emeritus of English and History, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies, and Academy Professor at Ohio State University

2022-23 Events

Preparing for the 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Elective Classification

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Hosted at the University of North Carolina Pembroke

This workshop was designed to assist campuses preparing for both first-time applications and campuses that are re-classifying (those classified in 2015). The session included (1) an orientation to both the classification and reclassification frameworks; (2) an overview of the 2024 process; (3) additions and changes to the documentation framework; (4) review of the documentation framework and complete application; and (5) strategies that have been effective for successful applications as a means to demystify the application process.

Dr. Marisol Morales, Executive Director of the Carnegie Elective Classifications, American Council on Education.

Lauren Bartshe, Associate Director of the Carnegie Elective Classifications, American Council on Education.