Communities of Practice (CoPs) provide a unique opportunity for Campus Compact members to join peers across the country to dig deeper into specific areas of engagement practice. Through discussions, joint activities, resource sharing, and relationship building, participants develop a repertoire of resources, skills, and knowledge to use in their practice. Above all, the CoPs provide a great space to communicate and share strategies with like-minded individuals from across the country!
Apply today to host a spring 2024 Community of Practice on a topic of your choice. We welcome proposals for CoPS that focus on any area of engagement work. CoPs should encourage:
- Continued conversations around civic and community engagement in educational spaces
- Discussions of emerging and pressing issues of the moment
- Space to collectively imagine new approaches and innovative practices in our field around a specific topic or challenge
- Support for peers and colleagues interested in earning Campus Compact Community Engagement Professional Credentials
- Dialogue around recent developments in the field and best practices to approach those changes
When considering a topic for suggestion, feel free to draw inspiration from recent CoPs hosted by Campus Compact:
Collaboration for Better Practice: Creating Synergy Across all Sectors to Better Impact the Field
This CoP will focus on building collaborative relationships with industry, government and academia to achieve "glocal" sustainable development goals.
Student Success and Civic Engagement
Participate in this CoP to discuss how to best support students' experiential learning and civic and community engagement using Federal Work-Study, fellowship funds, and internal and external grants.
We're All In This Together: Building a Network of Mutualism among Young Community-Engaged Professionals
Join this CoP to participate in discussions about labor, advocacy, compensation, and values when it comes to young professionals working in the higher education civic and community engagement field.
- Applications are due December 23, 2023.
- Participation in CoPs is a benefit of Campus Compact membership. Your institution must be a member for you to apply.
- All CoPs are co-facilitated. If you have a partner in mind, you will be able to nominate someone as part of your application. If you do not have a nomination, we will pair you with someone with similar interests.
- Campus Compact will notify co-facilitators in January.
- Co-facilitators will collaborate to lead their CoP from February through April 2024.
- All co-facilitators are required to attend 1 of 2 orientations. The orientation will provide an overview of expectations, an introduction to resources provided by Campus Compact, and a review of past CoP agendas. Campus Compact staff will be available to support co-facilitators throughout the semester.
- Co-facilitators are responsible for organizing meetings for their CoP and responding to reflections and assessments regarding CoPs when requested.
- Co-facilitators are required to hold 6 meetings between February and April. Co-facilitators set their own meeting schedule in collaboration with Campus Compact.