Initiatives

Campus Compact’s initiatives help campuses deepen their engaged work by providing replicable models, training, advocacy, and resources designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of service, service-learning, and civic engagement programs. Included here are successful engagement practices, awards to recognize exceptional work, professional development and training, on-site consultation opportunities, policy initiatives, and more.

Spotlight on Major Initiatives

  • College Student Philanthropy: A compilation of cutting-edge tools, information, and resources for campuses interested in experiential philanthropy.
  • College Positive Volunteerism: A curriculum guiding volunteers to encourage K-12 to go to college.
  • Connect 2 Complete: A program that pairs service-learning with peer advocacy, which significantly increases retention rates.
  • Carnegie Community Engagement Classification: Drawing its criteria heavily from Campus Compact’s Indicators of Engagement Project, this Carnegie classification reaffirms institutional commitment to deepen the practice of service and to further strengthen bonds between campus and community.
  • Federal Work Study: Earn, Learn, and Serve: Getting the Most from Community Service Federal Work-Study.
  • Making College Happen: A web guide for useful practices on increasing student access and success.
  • Programs & Syllabi: Our searchable database of hundreds of program models from campuses across the spectrum of higher education, indexed by type of program. Click here to submit your own syllabi.
  • Research Universities: A new toolkit with vital resources on the scholarship of engagement, two landmark reports, and other information from a network of research universities committed to engaged scholarship, coordinated by Campus Compact.
  • The Engaged Department and Faculty Rewards initiative of the Northern New England Campus Compacts: In 2007, the Campus Compacts of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont embarked on a three-year initiative to incorporate civic engagement and public scholarship into departmental work and faculty rewards processes on campuses in Northern New England. This two-part project included the Engaged Department Initiative (19 academic units) and the Faculty Rewards Initiative (five campuses).

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