NI³CE Survey Now Available

Campus Compact will not be sending out its annual membership survey in 2018 as it is being redesigned so that we can continue to provide data that is crucial to our mission and the field. This year, the Compact is encouraging member campuses to participate in the National Inventory of Institutional Infrastructure for Community Engagement (NI³CE, formally NIIICE).

The NI³CE provides a profile that a campus center for community engagement can use to compare its programming infrastructure in six categories with other institutions based on benchmarks included in the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.

The inventory provides campuses with a tool that can be used to understand their readiness to participate in community-engaged work and to effectively construct and implement campus civic action plans.  NI³CE results can be used for quality improvement and strategic planning.

Campuses that complete the NI³CE will be able to analyze their campus infrastructure supporting community engagement AND will be able to compare campus data with campuses nationally and with similar types of institutions.

Campuses are encouraged to utilize the results of NI³CE to:

  • Understand the elements of engaged infrastructure. Simply by completing the inventory, you will have a better understanding of what it takes to support engaged work on your campus.
  • To begin strategic action planning for the institution
  • To inform program review & assessment
  • To prepare & apply for the Carnegie Classification
  • As a 5-year assessment tool to evaluate institutional infrastructure progress

The NI³CE is being offered at a discounted rate to Campus Compact Members of $150 until May 1, 2018. After May 1, the cost will shift to a scale based on Institution’s FTE.