2020 Census Planning Institute for Higher Education

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Saint Paul

    Saint Paul

    Information about Metropolitan State University's Saint Paul location.
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If you're interested in the U.S. census, then be sure to check out this two-day planning institute to learn about, develop and ensure student engagement in higher education's 2020 Census role. This planning institute is for staff and faculty from campuses across the state in every higher education sector; individuals or campus teams may also attend. No expertise on the census is necessary and participation is free of charge, thanks to a Bringing Theory to Practice grant and the support of our partners. Organizers are seeking participants who are interested in the following:

  • learning about higher education's role in a complete 2020 Census count
  • contributing to research on student census engagement
  • planning curricular and co-curricular strategies to engage the census on campuses and in communities

Representatives who attend this event will leave having begun some of the initial 2020 census planning for their campus, and each campus that attends will be eligible for a mini-grant of approximately $250 to go towards census action planning and implementation, thanks to Bringing Theory to Practice. Information sessions will include:

  • presentations from the Minnesota State Demographer's Office and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education
  • information on models for integrating the census into courses and other civic and community engagement projects
  • time to plan and exchange ideas with those from other campuses

Spaces are limited and individuals are required to register to attend this event as a representative from your campus. Please await a confirmation email to confirm your spot so that we can ensure representatives from up to 20 campuses are able to attend.

The event is sponsored and organized by Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis College, Carleton College and Minnesota Campus Compact. Contact Sinda Nichols with questions. For more information about this census planning institute event, check it out on Facebook. To learn more about higher education's role in Census 2020, visit the MN Campus Compact website.


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