Knowledge Hubs

In order to support colleges and universities in developing and implementing high-impact Campus Civic Action Plans, we are developing a collection of knowledge hubs. The hubs are organized under the five commitments of the 30th Anniversary Action Statement, signed by presidents and chancellors of member campuses as a commitment to the civic engagement of their institutions.

Each hub is a starting point for a campus planning team to learn more about an aspect of engagement work. Some hubs are focused on specific institutional policies or practices. Others are focused on issues of importance to communities. Still others highlight a mechanism for making change. Each hub contains key resources, organizations, and exemplars to provide information, partnership, and inspiration as you shape the future of community engagement at your institution.

To review the Campus Compact Action Statement and its signatories, click here.

To review the guide for creating a Campus Civic Action Plan, click here.

If you know of resources that should be incorporated or would like to curate a knowledge hub, please contact Maggie Grove at mgrove {at} compact(.)org

Building Partnerships for Change

We empower our students, faculty, staff, and community partners to co-create mutually respectful partnerships in pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus — nearby and around the world.

Applying STEM to Real-World Issues through Service-Learning

Applying STEM to Real-World Issues thr...

Initial Curators: Gavin Luter, Wisconsin Campus Compact & Kelsie George, Campus Compact Introduction Children in the US, including Wisconsin, acad…

Building Deep and Sustainable Connections among Sport, Academics and Community

Building Deep and Sustainable Connecti...

Initial curators: Kerrissa Heffernan, Brown University & Eli Wolff, Brown University Introduction Most universities and colleges believe athletics…

Building Interfaith Cooperation through Civic Engagement

Building Interfaith Cooperation throug...

Initial Curators: Megan Lane, Interfaith Youth Core Introduction This Knowledge Hub provides resources for Civic Engagement and Service Learning profe…

Building K-12/Higher Education Partnerships

Building K-12/Higher Education Partner...

Initial curators: Gavin Luter, Wisconsin Campus Compact Introduction K-12 / Higher Education partnerships are perhaps the most pervasive form of commu…

Civic Engagement and Sustainability Education

Civic Engagement and Sustainability Ed...

Initial curator: Kim Coleman, Vermont Campus Compact Introduction The term “sustainability education” refers to a teaching approach that uses innovati…

Creating a Service Year on Campus

Creating a Service Year on Campus

Initial Curators: Jenna Dell, Ed.D &Cali Cornacchia, Service Year Alliance Introduction This Knowledge Hub provides resources for faculty and staf…

Preparing Students for Citizenship

We prepare our students for lives of engaged citizenship with the motivation and capacity to deliberate, act, and lead in pursuit of the public good.

Assessment of Students’ Civic Learning and Development

Assessment of Students’ Civic Le...

Initial curator: H. Anne Weiss, Indiana Campus Compact Introduction As mentioned in the Action Statement, one vital responsibility of higher education…

Dialogue Resources for Higher Education

Dialogue Resources for Higher Educatio...

Initial curator: Sustained Dialogue Institute Introduction What is dialogue? Dialogue is a process in which groups come together to share experiences…

Increasing Student Political Participation

Increasing Student Political Participa...

Initial curators: Andrew Snyder, TurboVote Introduction While many parts of fostering civic engagement in a campus environment are hard to measure, th…

Strengthening 2- to 4-year Transfer Pathways

Strengthening 2- to 4-year Transfer Pa...

Initial curator: Kelsie George, Campus Compact Introduction Building coherent, smooth, and clear 2-year to 4-year transfer pathways can impact student…

Responsibility of Place

We embrace our responsibilities as place-based institutions, contributing to the health and strength of our communities — economically, socially, environmentally, educationally, and politically.

Aligning Institution to Community

Aligning Institution to Community

Initial curator: Steve Dubb, Democracy Collaborative Introduction Universities are anchor institutions because, once established, it is hard to move l…

Building Local Capacity

Building Local Capacity

Initial curator: Steve Dubb, Democracy Collaborative Introduction One of the biggest challenges for universities seeking to be effective community par…

Comprehensive Neighborhood Revitalization: Community Economic Development Through Corporate Investment

Comprehensive Neighborhood Revitalizat...

Initial curator: Steve Dubb, Democracy Collaborative Introduction The topic of universities and neighborhood revitalization has been widely studied. F…

The Role of Libraries in Engagement Work

The Role of Libraries in Engagement Wo...

Initial Curators: Sarah Goodwin Thiel, Community Engagement Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries Introduction To support academia’s ongoing commi…

Institutional Capacity

We harness the capacity of our institutions — through research, teaching, partnerships, and institutional practice — to challenge the prevailing social and economic inequalities that threaten our democratic future.

Building Engaged Departments

Building Engaged Departments

Initial curators: Kevin Kecskes, Portland State University Introduction To build and strengthen our communities as well as reinvigorate student learni…

Considering Civic Engagement Majors, Minors, Certificates, and Scholar Programs

Considering Civic Engagement Majors, M...

Initial Curator: Tabitha Underwood, Missouri Campus Compact Introduction Institutionalization of community engagement requires both the integration of…

Faculty Development for the Democratic Classroom

Faculty Development for the Democratic...

Initial curator: Kelsie George, Campus Compact Introduction How can we develop classroom community that reduces the power differential between profess…

Institutional Assessment

Institutional Assessment

Initial curators: Tabitha Underwood, Missouri Campus Compact & H. Anne Weiss, Indiana Campus Compact Introduction The next step after signing the…

Publishing Engaged Scholarship

Publishing Engaged Scholarship

Initial Curator: Diane Doberneck, Ph.D., Michigan State University Introduction The transformative power of service-learning and community-engaged sch…

Supporting Retention Through Food and Housing Security

Supporting Retention Through Food and ...

Initial curator: Marie Dillivan, Massachusetts Campus Compact, AmeriCorps VISTA Introduction While civic engagement traditionally looks at the issue o…

Public Purposes

We foster an environment that consistently affirms the centrality of the public purposes of higher education by setting high expectations for members of the campus community to contribute to their achievement.

Addressing Barriers for Undocumented Students

Addressing Barriers for Undocumented S...

Initial Curators: Kelsie George, Campus Compact Introduction Addressing the barriers for undocumented students in higher education requires cross-depa…

Increasing College Access

Increasing College Access

Initial curator: Rania Ezzo, Campus Compact, AmeriCorps*VISTA Introduction As mentioned in the Action Statement, higher education is the bedrock of a…

Supporting Criminal Justice-Involved Individuals

Supporting Criminal Justice-Involved I...

Initial Curators: Kelsie George, Campus Compact Introduction Addressing the needs of criminal justice-involved individuals both on and off of campus i…