Content with Topics : Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement

Campus Compact Launches Education for Democracy

New initiative will build democratic skills, combat political complacency among college students. Boston, MA – Campus Compact, a network of 1,000 higher education institutions committed to civic and community engagement, this week announced the launch of Education for Democracy. This major new non-partisan initiative aims to combat cynicism and political complacency among college students by equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary for responsible participation in public policy issues and democratic life. Education for Democracy has the potential reach more than six million students, or one third of undergraduates in the United States, at more than 1,000 colleges and…

INTRODUCING TDC INITIATIVE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES

The Democracy Commitment and its network of nearly 100 community colleges has joined Campus Compact’s national network, providing specialized support for community colleges Boston, MA – As of July 1, 2018 The Democracy Commitment (TDC), an effort dedicated to advancing the civic power of community college students, faculty, and staff, has become an initiative of Campus Compact. The launch of the TDC initiative at Campus Compact will provide targeted programming and dedicated resources to support civic learning at community colleges and contribute to a healthy democracy by preparing students for active, engaged participation in public life. The initiative will be…

The Civic Mission and the Anchor Mission are the Very Same Mission

June 8, 2018

There are many things to say about the state of national politics in the United States, which means there is much room for disagreement and competing interpretations. But one thing nearly everyone agrees about is that on the issues that matter most, we are very unlikely to see serious and sustained action in the foreseeable future. We are unlikely to forge a sustainable immigration policy or a policy to create economic opportunity for urban and rural communities that lack access to high-paying jobs. We are not going to act on climate change. We cannot ignore national politics, but we would…

Compacts Receive Davis Foundation Grant

Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE), in partnership with Maine Campus Compact (MCC), and New Hampshire Campus Compact (NHCC), has been awarded a $228,996 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support curricular innovation and environmental stewardship. The Campuses for Environmental Stewardship (CES) program will train college faculty from 16 baccalaureate degree-granting colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island to develop and deliver courses which partner with community organizations to address pressing issues such as environmental stewardship and STEM education. Through this three-year initiative, over 60 faculty members working in multi-disciplinary teams from 16…

Recommitting to Our Compact: Blog by President Don Farish

As you are all aware, the state-based chapters of Campus Compact in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut merged into a single organization on 1 July 2017. This transition was underway for more than a year, and accomplishing the merger took a lot of work and an abundance of good will. While the formation of Campus Compact for Southern New England better positions the Compact to achieve its critical mission, it also occurs at a unique point of in the history of higher education.We all understand that campus priorities change over time, and most of us remain under very serious budget…