Opening Session: 2011 Fall Directors Meeting

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  • - Give my background\n * College\n * COOL\n * Bonner\n\n
  • - Clear best practices; Carnegie Classifications; magazine rankings\n
  • - Clear best practices; Carnegie Classifications; magazine rankings\n
  • - Clear best practices; Carnegie Classifications; magazine rankings\n
  • (1) issue coalitions (2) civic information (3) civic renewal\n
  • (1) issue coalitions (2) civic information (3) civic renewal\n
  • (1) issue coalitions (2) civic information (3) civic renewal\n
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  • — three areas of engagement, but only two ends for our work — student & community — with campus infrastructure a means\n— we’ve spent the majority of our attention on student impact and internal institutional change\n\n
  • — three areas of engagement, but only two ends for our work — student & community — with campus infrastructure a means\n— we’ve spent the majority of our attention on student impact and internal institutional change\n\n
  • — three areas of engagement, but only two ends for our work — student & community — with campus infrastructure a means\n— we’ve spent the majority of our attention on student impact and internal institutional change\n\n
  • — three areas of engagement, but only two ends for our work — student & community — with campus infrastructure a means\n— we’ve spent the majority of our attention on student impact and internal institutional change\n\n
  • — we need to do even more to impact more students since they are asking for it and our administrations want to give it to them\n— but, we also have to do more to help with community impact\n * higher poverty, environmental, global challenges than ever\n * non-profit and local government capacity needs are high (more demands, fewer resources....like us but much more severe)\n * plus, if you believe in the experiential model, we cannot achieve highest student outcomes without highest level of community engagement\n
  • — This is the big question\n— I have three recommendations or strategies to recommend\n— These represent the Bonner Foundation’s primary focus and vision for the future\n* we’re in this, too\n* and we share every resource, lesson learned on our website\n* invite you to contact us/me directly if you think we can help you somehow\n
  • — tell COOL story to indicate where I learned this to be true\n
  • — need for experimentation\n
  • — original challenge of coordination from COOL days is still with us because so many more people are mobilized\n— we have to look hard at what we’re good at (we’re not social service providing organizations)\n— we have to reach out to likely and perhaps unlikely partners\n
  • — original challenge of coordination from COOL days is still with us because so many more people are mobilized\n— we have to look hard at what we’re good at (we’re not social service providing organizations)\n— we have to reach out to likely and perhaps unlikely partners\n
  • — original challenge of coordination from COOL days is still with us because so many more people are mobilized\n— we have to look hard at what we’re good at (we’re not social service providing organizations)\n— we have to reach out to likely and perhaps unlikely partners\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • Loraine County Food Policy Council \nNew Brunswick Food Policy Alliance\n
  • Loraine County Food Policy Council \nNew Brunswick Food Policy Alliance\n
  • Loraine County Food Policy Council \nNew Brunswick Food Policy Alliance\n
  • TCNJ workshop\n
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  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
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  • — example: Spelman focusing on 1.7 mile radius\n— we need internships to be more strategically integrated into these partnerships\n— new model: experimenting with integrating these partnerships into 5 high impact practices\n
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  • Opening Session: 2011 Fall Directors Meeting

    1. 1. 2011 Bonner Directors Meeting November 6-9 • Kanuga Retreat Center
    2. 2. Foundation Update
    3. 3. Transition Nearly Done
    4. 4. Transition Nearly Done • Long-term structure set
    5. 5. Transition Nearly Done • Long-term structure set • Bonner Program endowment process complete
    6. 6. Transition Nearly Done • Long-term structure set • Bonner Program endowment process complete • Crisis Ministry funding focused on New Jersey
    7. 7. Advisory Structures
    8. 8. Advisory Structures• Presidents’ Advisory Council
    9. 9. Advisory Structures• Presidents’ Advisory Council• Bonner [Student] Advisory Board
    10. 10. Advisory Structures• Presidents’ Advisory Council• Bonner [Student] Advisory Board• Directors’ Advisory Council
    11. 11. Core Functions
    12. 12. Core Functions• Accountability
    13. 13. Core Functions• Accountability• Quality
    14. 14. Core Functions• Accountability• Quality• Sharing
    15. 15. Accountability
    16. 16. Accountability• Ensure Bonner Program standards met
    17. 17. Accountability• Ensure Bonner Program standards met• Maintain endowment oversight
    18. 18. Quality
    19. 19. Quality• Support program fundamentals
    20. 20. Quality• Support program fundamentals• Push innovations to improve
    21. 21. Sharing
    22. 22. Sharing• Support new program start-ups
    23. 23. Sharing• Support new program start-ups• Making resources freely available
    24. 24. Sharing• Support new program start-ups• Making resources freely available• Publishing & presenting research
    25. 25. Where are we as a movement?
    26. 26. We’re winning!
    27. 27. We’re winning!• Proven value for student outcomes
    28. 28. We’re winning!• Proven value for student outcomes• Everyone has centers, programs, courses for experiential education
    29. 29. We’re winning!• Proven value for student outcomes• Everyone has centers, programs, courses for experiential education• Central to campus identity / plans
    30. 30. We’re losing!
    31. 31. We’re losing!• Gov/Fnd funding lost or at-risk
    32. 32. We’re losing!• Gov/Fnd funding lost or at-risk• Not recognized yet in tenure and promotion
    33. 33. We’re losing!• Gov/Fnd funding lost or at-risk• Not recognized yet in tenure and promotion• Not taken seriously by community change groups
    34. 34. So, what next?
    35. 35. Two central challenges...
    36. 36. Two central challenges... • Take what works to scale
    37. 37. Two central challenges... • Take what works to scale • Focus on community impact
    38. 38. StudentImpact
    39. 39. Student CommunityImpact Impact
    40. 40. Student CommunityImpact Impact Campus Infrastructure
    41. 41. StudentImpact Campus Infrastructure
    42. 42. Community ImpactCampus Infrastructure
    43. 43. Student CommunityImpact Impact Campus Infrastructure
    44. 44. How?
    45. 45. Strategy #1 Leverage studentidealism, drive, numbers
    46. 46. Strategy #2 Focus oncommunity impact
    47. 47. Community impact by...
    48. 48. Community impact by...• Integrate campus outreach
    49. 49. Community impact by...• Integrate campus outreach• Leverage unique campus assets
    50. 50. Community impact by...• Integrate campus outreach• Leverage unique campus assets• Partner with new groups
    51. 51. Integrate
    52. 52. Integrate• Fewer but deeper partnerships
    53. 53. Integrate• Fewer but deeper partnerships• Engage all experiential education offices, programs, courses
    54. 54. Integrate• Fewer but deeper partnerships• Engage all experiential education offices, programs, courses• Experiment with new models for linking service and learning
    55. 55. Leverage
    56. 56. Leverage• Academic strengths in research, analysis, dissemination
    57. 57. Leverage• Academic strengths in research, analysis, dissemination• Role as neutral, respected community leader / convenor
    58. 58. Leverage• Academic strengths in research, analysis, dissemination• Role as neutral, respected community leader / convenor• Experiment with policy research, dialogue & public education
    59. 59. Partnerships• Reach out to issue-based coalitions not just neighborhood groups• Explore state-wide issue-focused partnerships not just local• Find partner-driven, issue-focused funding opportunities
    60. 60. Strategy #3Build strategic national partnerships
    61. 61. Service & Academic
    62. 62. Service & Academic• AAC&U
    63. 63. Service & Academic• AAC&U• Imagining America
    64. 64. Service & Academic• AAC&U• Imagining America• Bringing Theory to Practice
    65. 65. Service & Academic• AAC&U• Imagining America• Bringing Theory to Practice• Roosevelt Institute
    66. 66. Service & Academic• AAC&U • NERCHE• Imagining America• Bringing Theory to Practice• Roosevelt Institute
    67. 67. Service & Academic• AAC&U • NERCHE• Imagining America • AASC&U• Bringing Theory to Practice• Roosevelt Institute
    68. 68. Service & Academic• AAC&U • NERCHE• Imagining America • AASC&U• Bringing Theory to • Campus Compact Practice• Roosevelt Institute
    69. 69. Service & Academic• AAC&U • NERCHE• Imagining America • AASC&U• Bringing Theory to • Campus Compact Practice • Democracy• Roosevelt Institute Imperative
    70. 70. Issue-Based Coalitions
    71. 71. Issue-Based Coalitions• National Alliance to End Homelessness
    72. 72. Issue-Based Coalitions• National Alliance to End Homelessness• Opportunity Nation
    73. 73. Issue-Based Coalitions• National Alliance to End Homelessness• Opportunity Nation• Power Up
    74. 74. Issue-Based Coalitions• National Alliance to End Homelessness• Opportunity Nation• Power Up• etc....
    75. 75. Govt & Foundations
    76. 76. Govt & Foundations• Corporation for National & Community Service
    77. 77. Govt & Foundations• Corporation for National & Community Service• U.S. Department of Education
    78. 78. Govt & Foundations• Corporation for National & Community Service• U.S. Department of Education• HUD, HHS, Justice, etc.
    79. 79. Govt & Foundations• Corporation for National & Community Service• U.S. Department of Education• HUD, HHS, Justice, etc.• Gates, Ford, Kellogg, Kresge, etc.
    80. 80. A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future
    81. 81. A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future• Major report coming out in January
    82. 82. A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future• Major report coming out in January• Defines next stage of our movement
    83. 83. A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future• Major report coming out in January• Defines next stage of our movement• Need models & leaders
    84. 84. A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future• Major report coming out in January• Defines next stage of our movement• Need models & leaders - why not us?
    85. 85. Discuss Amongst Yourselves
    86. 86. Innovations• Those that are already happening that we should know about...• New ideas or strategies that could happen on your campus or in the Bonner network...

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