ERCC Engaged Scholars Announced

The Eastern Region Campus Compact, a partnership of Compacts serving campuses from Maine to Washington DC, is pleased to announce the 12 faculty and staff selected as 2019-2020 Engaged Scholars. The participants are: Sirry Alang, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology and Program in Health, Medicine, and Society (Lehigh University) Samantha Frisk, Coordinator of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs, Academic Affairs (University of Southern Maine) Raúl Gutiérrez, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Language Studies (Holyoke Community College) David Harker, Director, Center for Civic Engagement (Ithaca College) Nina Johnson, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Coordinator, Program in Black Studies (Swarthmore College)…

Announcing CT Civic Ambassadors Summit & Become and Ambassador

In order to further the civic engagement efforts on an ongoing basis throughout Connecticut, Everyday Democracy, along with Connecticut’s Secretary of State Denise Merrill and other partners, launched a Civic Ambassador Program in September of 2017. This initiative empowers resident to become catalysts for civic action that can lead to stronger civic health and REAL socioeconomic benefits, in terms of social capital and community well-being. Announcing the 2018 CT Civic Ambassadors Summit The 2018 Civic Ambassadors Summit will take place Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Hartford Public Library. Come to celebrate civic participation in Connecticut!  Be part of a movement to renew…

Announcing the Democracy Learning Channel

The Democracy Learning Channel will provide free tools and guidance for college instructors to advance student civic learning; first course, “Democracy in Troubled Times,” set to release this fall. Campus Compact and panOpen, a learning platform that supports institutional use of Open Educational Resources (OER), announced a partnership to launch Democracy Learning Channel (DLC), an area within the panOpen platform, dedicated to providing college instructors with openly accessible tools and guidance to advance student learning about democracy. Materials provided through DLC will be organized around particular themes, ultimately creating a cross-disciplinary range of curated OER courses and individual modules focused on student civic learning….

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…

CC Names Director for Community College Engagement

Campus Compact is excited to welcome Verdis L. Robinson as Director for Community College Engagement. Robinson joins Campus Compact to launch The Democracy Commitment (TDC), which was previously housed at the American Association of State Colleges & Universities, as a new Campus Compact initiative. Robinson, who for the last two years served as national director of TDC, will maintain the TDC initiative as part of his portfolio and continue the work of expanding membership, resources, and programming opportunities for community colleges. During his tenure as national director of TDC, Robinson travelled extensively, conducting site visits, delivering keynote addresses, facilitating workshops,…

Barbara Canyes Transitions to National Campus Compact

Campus Compact is pleased to announce that Barbara Canyes will serve as the new Special Assistant to the Vice President for Network Leadership beginning on July 25th.  The Campus Compact network includes a national office in Boston and over 25 state and regional Compacts throughout the country who support over 1,000 member campuses.   In this capacity, Barbara will bring her many years of experience with Campus Compact to support multiple initiatives designed to link and strengthen our national network.  Marisol Morales, Campus Compact’s Vice President for Network Leadership states, “I am both excited for the help and by experience that…

Announcing 2018 Newman Civic Fellows

268 students honored representing Campus Compact member institutions from 40 states, Washington, D.C., Mexico, and Greece BOSTON, Mass. – March 2, 2018 – Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education.   In the spirit of Dr….

Upcoming National Conference on Food and Housing Insecurity on Campus and Convening Summary from 2016

Ahead of the upcoming #RealCollege conference October 23-24 at Temple University, CCSNE is sharing the convening summary from the April 2016 conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. #RealCollege is a national convening on food and housing insecurity among undergraduates that last year brought together policymakers, practitioners, advocates, faculty, students, and researchers working to secure undergraduates’ basic needs for a two-day event. The 2016 convening summary outlines the goals, agenda, and outcomes from last year’s event and is an excellent resource that includes many examples of campus initiatives, community-based efforts and partnerships, challenges, lessons learned, and policy responses. Three CCSNE VISTA members…

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