Content with Topics : Engaged Campus

Building a Great Campus Civic Action Plan (Institute 1 – Princeton)

President Andrew Seligsohn and VP for Strategy and Operations Maggie Grove share information on creating a great Campus Civic Action Plan in this presentation from the first Civic Action Planning Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. Download [2.81 MB]

Partnerships that Challenge Inequality (Institute 1 – Princeton)

Campus Compact President, Andrew Seligsohn, and Vice President for Strategy and Operations, Maggie Grove, shared this presentation on community partnerships that challenge inequality at the Civic Action Planning Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. Download [3.41 MB]

Realizing Place-Based Strategies (Institute 1 – Princeton)

Steve Dubb, Senior Fellow at the Democracy Collaborative shared this presentation on place-based strategy at the Civic Action Planning Institute in Princeton, NJ. Download [5.20 MB]

A Tool to Develop & Nurture Campus – Community Partnerships

This tool would be beneficial to professionals responsible for reaching out from the campus to community organizations or in support of community organizations that wish to partner with a college or university in ways that promote shared success. this tool also could serve as a framing document when creating policies or guidelines governing partnerships. Download [1.24 MB]

Multi-Year Community Engaged Programs for Students,

This reporting assignment was undertaken to describe a range of exemplary, independently managed, multi-year community engaged programs for students. Given that each program that we focus on was developed independent of one another, with its own distinctive name, origin story and characteristics, we felt it important to document the breadth of innovative practices being used to develop engaged citizens and scholars. It is the rm belief of the authors that these types of programs can and should be considered deeply by other institutions of higher education wishing to create a distinctive and engaged educational experience that will help students stand…

My Time as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with Campus Compact

Those of us serving as AmeriCorps*VISTAs do not really know what we are getting ourselves into when committing to a year of service. I was coming in to build capacity for Campus Compact, but what did that entail? What might the work of a VISTA be like? It surely varies, but here is my story: Throughout my term, I focused mainly on college access. I transformed a state curriculum, which trains mentors to instill a college positive mindset in K-12 youth, to a national curriculum. My fellow Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC) VISTAs gave me the opportunity to facilitate both in-person…

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

Reflections on Orlando and Our Work

To the members of the Campus Compact network: The murderous attack on members of the LGBTQ community earlier this week in Orlando was so shocking and horrifying that it was difficult for many of us to know what to say or do. At Campus Compact, we have all experienced the sadness and anger shared by people across the country and beyond. We have also reflected on how this event relates to our mission. In the spirit of that reflection, I share these thoughts. Beyond the devastating reality of the murder of 49 of our fellow human beings, the Orlando massacre…

A Tribute to Earl H. Potter III

In an already heartbreaking week, the news of St. Cloud State University President Earl H. Potter’s death in a car accident is devastating. A past board member, vice-chair, and chair of the Minnesota Campus Compact (MNCC) board of directors, he steadfastly advocated and practiced thoughtful civic dialogue and action. He sought to integrate community engagement into every aspect of SCSU’s operations as essential to its communities and to education for “work, life, and citizenship.” He was a national leader too, serving on Campus Compact’s organizational development and strategic planning task force, while also contributing significantly to AASCU’s American Democracy Project…

Reflections on Campus Compact’s DNA

Recently I was a guest at Campus Compact’s Summit of Presidents and Chancellors to introduce Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of the Peace Corps. I appreciated the opportunity to be part of an event at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate that honors Senator Kennedy. He was the author of so much progressive legislation, and his legislative and political skills are sorely missed, more now than ever. He was the driving force behind the legislation in 1993 that created AmeriCorps and the reauthorized legislation that President Obama signed in 2009 is named the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America…

2016 Newman Civic Fellows Announced

Campus Compact has announced the 218 students chosen to receive the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award. This award honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education. “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to celebrate such an extraordinary group of students,” said Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn. “We are seeing a resurgence in student interest in acting to create lasting social change, and this year’s Newman Civic Fellows exemplify that commitment.” In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors were encouraged to…

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…

Creating a Great Campus Civic Action Plan

Campus Compact has made available guidance for campuses engaged in designing campus action plans. The plans emanate from commitments made in the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement. In signing the 30th Anniversary Action Statement, presidents and chancellors make a public commitment both to its principles and to developing a plan to put those principles into action. The framework available on the Campus Compact website provides a shared foundation for Compact members to approach Civic Action Plan (CAP) development while encouraging creativity, flexibility, and boldness. Our guide for “Creating a Great Civic Action Plan” is a useful starting point and…

Community Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship: A Bigger Umbrella

If we imagine all the ways our campuses can engage with the larger community, we can think of a pretty large umbrella. It may include service-learning, community-based research, problem-based learning, civic work and others. Recently, social entrepreneurship has been an increasingly important presence on campuses. Ashoka U, the higher education arm of Ashoka, a four-decade old incubator for social entrepreneurs recently found social entrepreneurship courses and programs in over two hundred campuses. Articles about social entrepreneurs have appeared in major media outlets. Fixes, a series co-written by David Bornstein and Tina Rosenberg for the New York Times, features articles on…

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…

Engaging the Student-Athlete Identity

The Aspen Institute released a report last spring entitled Project Play, which they described as ‘an ambitious plan to reimagine youth sports, prioritizing health and inclusion’ (Project Play, 2014). In creating the report and the subsequent strategy for engaging the nation, The Aspen Institute convened over 250 leaders in health, industry, policy and government. While academics helped develop the report, higher education was largely absent from the subsequent action plan.This is not the first time national initiatives have overlooked higher education as part of the solution, it is nonetheless disappointing given the recent strides made in the service and civic…