We couldn’t have done it without you this Giving Tuesday

This year on Giving Tuesday Compact Nation raised over $12,000 to further our work in advancing the public purposes of higher education and preparing students for lives of engaged citizenship. We are deeply grateful to, and want to recognize the generous gifts of the following donors who made our Giving Tuesday Campaign a success: Stenzel Family Joanne Gilbert Jonathan and Mary Ann Alger Tom Robertson Edward Zlotkowski Laura Basili Viv Web Solutions – Boston Website Design Company Andrea Vernon Dr. Marie Gnage Ted and Penny Cheryl Norton Ellen and Tom Ehrlich Barbara S Canyes Wonderful work of Ohio Campus Compact…

Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Newman Civic Fellowship

The nomination period for Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes community-committed students, is now open! Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are encouraged to nominate a student for this comprehensive fellowship experience. The Newman Civic Fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education.  You can learn more about the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows here. In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, we are seeking nominations of undergraduate or graduate students who engage in collaborative action with others in order to create long-term social change, take…

A special message from President Andrew Seligsohn: Coming back to our values

In the wake of a historic and divisive election, Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn shares these words on our democracy and the urgency of our work.

Robin Saha of the University of Montana Selected as 2016 Ehrlich Award Recipient

Campus Compact is pleased to announce that Robin Saha, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The award is bestowed annually to recognize one faculty member and up to four finalists for exemplary leadership in advancing student civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal partnerships, building institutional commitments to engagement, and enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. The award is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University,…

Campus Compact President’s Essay Published in Well-Being and Higher Education

“What Does Doing Good Mean?” is the central topic of Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn’s work featured in the newest release from Bringing Theory to Practice, Well-Being and Higher Education. This collection of essays explores the multiple connections of well-being to higher education and why those connections matter—for the individual lives of students and those who teach; for the institution; and for whether or not the unique promise of higher education to a democratic society can be advanced and realized. In his essay, Seligsohn navigates higher education’s role in fostering engaged citizenship in students through the lens of a contemporary American…

Posing as a Doctor is Illegal…unless you go to the “Developing World”.

Originally published as an Op-Ed on Feb. 25th 2016 in the Orlando Sentinel, this longer piece provides additional information and links to relevant articles that may be of interest. Noelle Sullivan  On February 18th, 2016, 18-year old Malachi Love-Robinson was arrested for “Posing as a Doctor” in Palm Beach. Practicing medicine without a license is a third-degree felony in Florida. Yet, were Mr. Love-Robinson to fly to Tanzania, Cambodia, Bolivia, Honduras, Senegal, Nepal or any other so-called “developing country”, not only would he be able to practice medicine without a license…his actions would be celebrated. An expanding and highly lucrative…

CAMPUS COMPACT PRESIDENTIAL ESSAY IN JHEOE

Through Campus Compact’s partnership with the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, we are able to highlight the voice of our member presidents. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement has recently published volume 20(2), June 2016 which features President of Middlesex Community College Anna Wasescha. It is found here, where full-text articles can be accessed subscription free. CAMPUS COMPACT PRESIDENTIAL ESSAY The Meaning of a Compact Anna Wasecha  pp. 7-22

American Council Professional Fellow Joins National Office

Ms. Diana Grosu, a Professional Fellow from Moldova, has joined Campus Compact’s national office in Boston, Massachusetts. Grosu is a participant in the American Councils’ Professional Fellows Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Professional Fellows are competitively selected public servants between 25 and 35 years of age from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Belarus and Ukraine who hold advanced degrees in economics, law, management and other related fields, and are fluent in English. Fellows are placed in full-time internships with government offices, NGOs and research institutions across the United States based on the…

Campus Compact Action Statement to be Celebrated in Boston

Campus Compact will be celebrating the more than 350 signatories on our Action Statement during a Summit of Presidents and Chancellors on March 20, 2016 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. Over 350 Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors have already signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement, a document containing strong language about the public obligations of higher education that commits campuses to taking specific steps to deepen their engagement for the benefit of students, communities, and the broader public. The document concludes with a commitment by each signatory to create…

Campus Compact Presidential Essay in JHEOE

Through Campus Compact’s partnership with the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, we are able to highlight the voice of our member presidents.Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement has recently published volume 19(4), December 2015 which features Phoebe Haddon and Nyeema Watson of Rutgers University – Camden.It is found at http://openjournals.libs.uga.edu/index.php/jheoe/index, where full-text articles can be accessed subscription free.CAMPUS COMPACT PRESIDENTIAL ESSAYServing a “City Invincible” With Access and EngagementPhoebe A. Haddon, Nyeema C. Watson  pp. 7-14

Explore 30th Anniversary Conference Program

The full conference program is now available! Learn more about the many exciting opportunities for learning and networking at Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Conference this March in Boston. For three days, administrators, faculty, and other higher education leaders will convene for a critical dialogue about past and present efforts to achieve our shared goals and how we can move higher education to more fully embrace its public purposes. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to join your colleagues across the country – Explore conference details and register today!

Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Newman Civic Fellows

The nomination period for Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows Award, which recognizes community-involved student leaders, is now open!Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are encouraged to nominate a student for this special recognition.The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education. You can learn more about the 2015 Newman Civic Fellows here.In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, we are seeking nominations of undergraduate or graduate students who are proven leaders with both the motivation and ability to make substantial contributions toward public…

Presidents and Chancellors Asked to Affirm Action Statement on Public Purposes of Higher Education

Read the 30th Anniversary Action Statement and become a signatory.In the mid-1980s, a group of higher education leaders came together based on a shared concern about the future of American democracy. Motivated by their conviction that amidst the pressures toward personal acquisition and personal advancement, their students were not learning to think, speak, and act in the service of the public good, they resolved that higher education must reclaim its historic mission of preparing the next generation of citizens to achieve public goals and solve public problems.This group decided to take action. They became the founders of Campus Compact.“Campus Compact was…

Campus Compact Remembers Liz Hollander

Campus Compact notes with sadness the passing of Liz Hollander, Campus Compact president from 1997 – 2006. We celebrate her great contributions to educating citizens and building communities during her time as president and throughout her career.Liz requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a Providence youth and arts organization she was very involved with, Community MusicWorks. CMW is a wonderful and innovative effort to knit music more tightly into the fabric of the community through both education and performance. Donations can be made online at www.communitymusicworks.org (click the Donate Now button) or by mail at Community…

Complete the 2015 Annual Membership Survey

Campus Compact invites you to complete the annual member survey for 2015. This survey marks 30 years of collecting data regarding campus-community engagement. Your institution’s participation in this national survey is very important. Together we will be able to develop a greater understanding of today’s trends and practices in higher education community engagement. Thank you for your participation! Guidelines: Please ensure that only one survey per campus is completed. All data reported in the survey should reflect the 2014-15 Academic Year. Multiple offices will need to provide data for the most accurate campus portrait. The survey is to be completed…

Campus Compact Announces Grant Recipients for Civic Learning and Student Success Civic Partnership Initiative

A consortium of four organizations—Campus Compact, the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), Education Commission of the States (ECS), and Generation Citizen—have selected nine institutions to receive grants and participate in an initiative to advance civic learning and student success across the education continuum.“The National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement at Education Commission of the States is pleased to take part in this important work with three peer organizations and participating teams from across the country,” said Paul J. Baumann, Director of the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement. “One of ECS’ core functions is to provide…

The Washington Center Honors Five Compact Members

Each year, The Washington Center’s New York Life Higher Education Awards recognize five colleges and universities “achieving breadth and depth of civic engagement through sustained and mutually transformational partnerships that define and address issues of public concern at any level from the local to the global.” Campus Compact is proud to congratulate the 2015 recipients of the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award, all of whom are Campus Compact members: Dominican University of California John Carroll University Rutgers University – Camden Tufts University Weber State University “Dominican University of California is honored to be one of five colleges and universities from…

Dr. Anne P. DePrince of University of Denver Selected as Recipient of 2015 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Campus Compact is pleased to announce that Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Psychology and Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at the University of Denver, is the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. “Community engagement is deeply integrated into my teaching and research, helping to define who I am as a leader at the University of Denver. I strive to cultivate partnerships across research and teaching that are mutually beneficial, and I have been struck by how community-engaged work becomes a truly transformational enterprise,” said Dr. DePrince. “As a…

Call for Participation: Initiative to Advance Civic Learning and Student Success

A consortium of four organizations—Campus Compact, the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), Education Commission of the States (ECS), and Generation Citizen—are launching an initiative to advance civic learning and student success across the education continuum. The initiative is grounded in the understanding that civic learning is both intrinsically important and is a powerful way to deepen students’ engagement in their own education, thereby promoting their overall success. The initiative is a team-based approach designed to support local education partnerships through an Action Summit and complementary learning communities. Building on the State Civic Education Policy Framework developed by ECS…

Campus Compact Welcomes Americorps VISTA Member to National Office

Photo Courtesy: Rania Ezzo Rania Ezzo, a recent graduate of Boston University with majors in psychology and philosophy, has joined Campus Compact’s national office in Boston, Massachusetts as part of Massachusetts Campus Compact’s Americorps VISTA program. MACC VISTA members work to build capacity for campus-community partnerships that improve educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged children and youth. Ezzo will support partnership development for Campus Compact’s 1,100 college and university members and their partner K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations. Ezzo will focus on supporting partnership development to achieve college readiness, student learning, and student success through three initiatives: Connect 2 Complete, College…

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