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In May, Campus Compact released a statement about how colleges and universities can respond to the events in Baltimore, Ferguson, and elsewhere around the United States. The statement included a list of recommendations and an accompanying set of resources. Since then, I have heard from several colleagues about steps their campuses have taken–or plans they have made–based on these recommendations. I would love to hear more such stories. If your campus has taken action or made plans in response to the Campus Compact recommendations–or even without prompting from us–please share your story. Submit a comment in response to this post….
Pat Donohue, until recently assistant provost for community engaged learning programs and partnerships at The College of New Jersey, died last week. Pat represented the very best of higher education community engagement. In the nine years he spent at TCNJ, Pat built the college’s Bonner program into an extraordinary vehicle for learning and for positive community change. He did much more than that—creating and expanding a wide range of programs—but his work with the Bonners will be his enduring legacy. What stands out about Pat’s work at TCNJ is the depth of his twin commitments to the development of his…
Post authored by Emily Shields, Executive Director of Iowa Campus Compact and Mandi McReynolds, Director, Community Engagement & Service-Learning, Drake University The shortest distance between two points is a straight line; yet, pathways to careers and research on the field of community engagement follow a winding and hilly road. When you ask most people how they got to where they are, you get some version of a familiar, serendipitous, “I fell into it” story. For sustained institutionalization of service-learning and community engagement, we advocate for offices and staffing to support institutions committed to this work and meeting their civic purpose….
J.R. Jamison has been named the Executive Director of Indiana Campus Compact. He is the seventh leader to hold this role since the organization was founded in 1993. Jamison began his staff role with Indiana Campus Compact in 2005 as a Program Director, was promoted to Associate Director in 2006, and became the Interim Executive Director in August 2014. Before coming to Indiana Campus Compact, Jamison oversaw community engagement initiatives for college students at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Since he joined the Indiana Campus Compact team in 2005, Jamison has defined the umbrella term “service engagement” for the…
Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact March 21-23, 2016 Boston, MA During the 2015-2016 academic year, Campus Compact will celebrate our 30th anniversary. The culminating event will be a national conference in Boston, March 21-23, 2016. The conference’s theme is Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact. A central aim of the conference is to enable an informed critical dialogue among a wide range of participants about the extent to which we have achieved our shared goals and how we can move higher education to more fully embrace its public purposes. Campus Compact invites you to contribute to this important conversation. We welcome…
Campus Compact is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Ehrlich Award. The award recognizes tenured or other senior faculty for exemplary leadership in advancing students’ civic learning and higher education’s contributions to the public good, including teaching with engaged pedagogies, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional support for service-learning and civic engagement, conducting community-based research, and other means of acting on individual and institutional civic commitments. The recipient and finalists will be announced in early fall 2015 and will be honored at Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Conference in March 2016. In addition, the winner will receive a $2,000 award. More…
The success of the C2C program has prompted Campus Compact to create this Resource Guide to help colleges implement the C2C model on their own campuses. The guide is designed for a broad range of audiences, including community engagement professionals, faculty, student leaders, administrators, and presidents. While resources contained within this guide were developed on the basis of the experiences, needs, and cultures of community colleges, the model has garnered interest from four-year institutions offering developmental education, which can adapt the information here for their own use. The guide is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different aspect…
The mission of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE) is to serve as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities. The December 2014 edition features the essay “The ABCDs of Service-Learning: Who is Serving Whom?” by Devorah Lieberman, president of the University of La Verne and Campus Compact board member. Read the essay and entire issue here.
Campus Compact is delighted to welcome Dr. Sandra Enos, Associate Professor of Sociology at Bryant University, as a Scholar-in-Residence this spring. Dr. Enos will support Campus Compact by examining and maximizing the connection between the work of our member campuses and existing trends in the field. Dr. Enos will examine the connections and disjunctures between community-based learning and social entrepreneurship by tracing the history and development of these fields, documenting how programs are organized on campuses, assessing the limitations and challenges of institutionalizing both community-based learning and social entrepreneurship in the academy, and proposing a way forward for integrating how…
The 2014 Survey reflects the growth in breadth and diversity of institutions prioritizing engaged activities over the past three decades. Read the survey findings here.
The purpose of the book is to support strategic professional development and it should be used to help community engagement professionals to reflect on their own practice and growth. This reflective practice should be connected to wider discussions of how campuses can continue to institutionalize civic and community engagement, and the book provides concrete ways for community engagement professionals to link personal vocation to systemic change. http://www.iacampuscompact.org/diving-deep-publication.html
This is a two-semester, eight-credit Communication Honors Capstone course on Dialogue, Discourse, Identity and Community. This course also serves as an Integrative Experience for the Communication major. In the first semester (Fall 2012), we will cover a broad range of theories and methods for studying various aspects of the relationship between concepts of dialogue, language, identity, community based research and citizenship. Additionally, students will learn methods of dialogue facilitation and will participate in dialogues in class. Each student will develop a proposal to conduct an original research project on some relevant topic in the theory and practice of dialogue. The…