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.
  • Federal Work Study: Earn, Learn, and Serve: Getting the Most from Community Service Federal Work-Study.
  • 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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