Community Engagement Administrators Conference (CEAC)

Launched in 2003 as the Community Service and Service-Learning Directors Conference, this event is designed for community engagement professionals – both faculty and staff – who facilitate civic and community engagement programs and initiatives. Renamed in 2008, this gathering allows participants to reflect on their role and work through presentations and workshops, facilitated discussions, and networking. CEAC is usually held in June at a member campus.

CEAC 2021

Instead of a full day CEAC we are hosting one workshop session.
Democratic Partnerships and Critical Reflection in SLCE: Old Stuff, New Stuff, and Upcoming Opportunities
Wednesday June 30, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
NC Campus Compact’s Practitioner-Scholar-in-Residence Patti Clayton ( will discuss two of the most important and challenging components of SLCE: democratic partnerships and critical reflection. Patti will share frameworks and tools she has been part of developing — and recently refining — that support deep practice and inquiry; and she will extend opportunities for further engagement on these and other fronts in the coming year. Whether new to your role or well-established as a CEA, you are sure to leave the session with new ideas or questions, hot-off-the-press resources, and potential steps to deepen your work. 
Free but registration is required.


Past CEA Conferences

2020 — Recalibration:  Knowledge & Tools for Deepening & Sustaining Community & Civic Engagement (the 2020 event was virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

2019 —  Southern Region Community College Institute (for the 2019 event we partnered with Kentucky Campus Compact, Virginia Campus Compact, and national Campus Compact to host a gathering specifically for community colleges)
Facilitator: Verdis Robinson, Director for Community College Engagement at Campus Compact

2018 — Planning for Data Collection on Civic and Community Engagement Activities
Facilitator: Anne Weiss, Director of Assessment, Campus Compact of Indiana

2017 — The Future of Alternative Service Breaks: Deeper Learning and Impact
Facilitators: Melody Porter, College of William and Mary; Shoshanna Sumka, Sidwell Friends School. Highlights

2016 — Recognizing Implicit Bias in Community Engagement
Facilitator: Rev. Jason Williams, Co-Administrator, MeckMin

2015 — Diving Deep in Community Engagement
Facilitators: Dr. Patti Clayton; Dr. Sarah Stanlick; Leslie Garvin

2013 — Alternative Service Experiences Institute
Featured Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Niehaus, University of Maryland. (More Alternative Break resources here.)

2012 — Tracking and Measuring Community Engagement:  Articulating Methods that Align with Current and Future Institutional Goals
Facilitator: Dr. Barbara Holland. (More Monitoring and Measuring resources here.)

2010 — 2010 CEAC program booklet

2009 — 2009 CEAC program booklet

2008 — Closer to the Goal: Going Deeper in our Civic Engagement Efforts

2007 — 2007 CSD-SLD program booklet

2006 — 20/20 Visioning

2005 — 2005 CSD-SLD program booklet

2004 — Southeast Conference for Community Service and Service Learning Directors (co-sponsored with Florida Campus Compact)