SNE 2019 Lynton Finalists

The 2019 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement was awarded to Cristina Santamaría Graff, Assistant Professor of Urban Teacher Education at IUPUI. Additionally, five faculty members were named finalists for the award. Campus Compact for Southern New England is pleased to congratulate and highlight two finalists from our member campuses: Dr. Colin Rhinesmith of Simmons University, and Dr. Vanessa Rosa of Mount Holyoke College. The Lynton Award recognizes a full-time faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses, or early career at campuses with long-term contracts, who connects their teaching, research, and service to community engagement. The…

SNE 2019 Ehrlich Finalists

The 2019 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award was awarded to Diya Abdo, Associate Professor of English at Guilford College. Additionally, four faculty members were named finalists for the award. Campus Compact for Southern New England is pleased to congratulate and highlight two finalists from our member campuses: Dr. Suzanne Cashman of UMass Medical, and Dr. Joseph Krupczynski of UMass Amherst. The Ehrlich Award recognizes a senior faculty member for their exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of…

Compact Launches New Awards

Campus Compact today announces three new awards that will be bestowed on individuals and institutions who have demonstrated outstanding work in pursuit of the public purposes of higher education. The Nadinne Cruz Community Engagement Professional Award celebrates the ethical leadership and advocacy demonstrated by Community Engagement Professionals. Each year, we will recognize an exemplary Community Engagement Professional who has demonstrated collaboration with communities focused on transformative change, a commitment to justice-oriented work, and an impact on the larger movement to build ethical and effective community engagement locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The award is named for Nadinne Cruz, an innovative leader of…

Nominations for 20-21 Newman Civic Fellows

Campus Compact is now accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellowship. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship is named for 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. Newman’s leadership, the fellowship provides student leaders with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions to help them develop strategies for social change. Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors may each nominate one student from his or her institution…

Dialogue Discount for Compact20

Deliberative dialogue is an effective pedagogical tool for building student capacity to listen respectfully to the ideas of others and to engage in both constructive and critical discussion of public questions. Campus Compact is partnering with Up to Us, a leading program from Net Impact, to bring deliberative dialogue into the classroom. Any faculty member/community engagement professional/student from a Campus Compact member institution who hosts a dialogue using select National Issues Forum Institute guides on their campus prior to Campus Compact’s Compact20 national conference will receive $250 off of their registration. Eligible guides include A Nation in Debt (focus on the national debt) and A House…

2019 Ehrlich & Lynton Award Announcement

Dr. Cristina Santamaría Graff Receives 2019 Lynton Award Dr. Diya Abdo Receives 2019 Ehrlich Award Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education, and Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service are pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty and the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, which is awarded to senior faculty. The two awards recognize faculty for their exemplary engaged scholarship, teaching, and research. Recipients are selected on the basis of their collaboration with communities,…

Community College CoP Call

Communities of Practice: Service Learning in Community Colleges Registration will be open until capacity is reached but will close on Friday, October 18, 2019,  5 p.m. PST In October 2019, join us as Campus Compact welcomes community engagement professionals and a team of distinguished facilitators to co-create virtual Communities of Practice (CoPs) for Service Learning in Community Colleges.  This CoP will consist of approximately 24 participations in three regional cohorts. A Community of Practice (CoP) is a learning community, or collegial network, that we define as “a group of people who share interest in an area of inquiry and engage in collective learning…

No Student Should Face Hunger Rally

This is a Worcester-focused event, but is open to the public, and is led by the Worcester Food Policy Council, Regional Environmental Council, and Worcester County Food Bank. Healthy food is a basic human right and essential to health and well-being. No student should have to live off ramen noodles or make trade-offs between food and books, rent, or transportation so that they can get a degree. Join us to talk about how hunger is impacting our college students here in Worcester, highlight what this is like for students who face this struggle, and build momentum for local, state and…

Communities of Practice for CEP Credential Program

Application Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 4 P.M. PST Applicants will be notified by Monday, October, 7, 2019 In October 2019, Campus Compact will welcome community engagement professionals and a team of distinguished facilitators to co-create two Communities of Practice (CoPs) for the Community Engagement Fundamentals and Community Partnerships Micro-Credentials. Each CoP will consist of approximately 12-15 participants. A Community of Practice (CoP) is a learning community, or collegial network, that we define as “a group of people who share interest in an area of inquiry and engage in collective learning about that issue as it relates to their…

Campus Compact Seeks Development Director

Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Established in 1985, our network comprises a national office in Boston and state and regional offices and affiliates across the country. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based democracy-building, Campus Compact enables higher education institutions to develop students’ citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships. Our resources support senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students as they pursue community-based teaching, scholarship, and action in the service of positive change. Campus Compact seeks a Director of Development to advance…

CCSNE Education Equity VISTA Positions

Join Our Team! Campus Compact for Southern New England is pleased to announce that they are recruiting two Campus Compact VISTAs to serve in our office in Worcester, MA. These VISTAs will help build the capacity of our member campuses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to advance educational equity. Both VISTA members will contribute to mapping and assessing existing programming, communications, grant-writing, and fundraising to promote education equity and partnerships. Priority Deadline: June 1 Priority Start Date: July 22 The PK-12 Partnership VISTA will help build the capacity of higher education institutions to create and/or strengthen PK-12 programs that support low-income…

2019 Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award: Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the 2019 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, which recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career if not in a tenure line) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. The award — previously known as the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning — is named in honor of…

Call for Undergraduate Papers

The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change has a call for papers. You can view the Journal at http://opus.govst.edu/iujsl/ The Journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.  The Journal considers three types of articles: 1) Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served; 2) Case study of a service-learning project; 3) Reflection on service-learning and development of personal leadership. Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should…

CEP Credentialing Program Seeking Applicants

Campus Compact is pleased to announce the launch of the pilot of Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program.  To begin, Campus Compact is opening two micro-credentials applications to an initial group of 50 pilot participants (25 applicants for each micro-credential). The pilot micro-credential areas will be Community Partnerships & Community Engagement Fundamentals. Campus Compact is seeking applicants to participate in the pilot cohort! Interested individuals must meet the following criteria: Be serving in a role as a community engagement professional (E.g., engagement center staff, faculty, Campus Compact state/regional office staff, or other relevant role/positions); Believe themselves to be experienced enough to apply for one…

Nominations Open: Newman Civic Fellowship

Campus Compact is now accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellowship. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship is named for 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. Newman’s leadership, the fellowship provides student leaders with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions to help them develop strategies for social change. Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors may each nominate one student from his or her institution…

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…

Position Announcements: CCSNE VISTAs

Join our team!  We are recruiting two VISTA members to serve in the Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE) office in Worcester, MA to help build the capacity of our member campuses in two focus areas, basic needs security and educational equity. These two positions will serve as part of a corps of 54 VISTA members with shared training and professional development, and collaborate both regionally and by issue area throughout the service year. The Basic Needs Security VISTA will build the capacity of colleges and universities in Southern New England to reduce hunger and homelessness as barriers to…

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 EHRLICH AWARD

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career if not in a tenure line) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. The recipient and finalists will be announced in early fall 2018 and will be honored at one of Campus Compact’s regional conferences in spring 2019. In addition, the…

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…

AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities Still Available!

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. The University enrolls approximately 6,900 students, the majority of whom reside in University housing. The Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMS) was established in 2008 as an inter-district magnet school (grades 6-12) through a collaboration between the cities of New Haven, West Haven and the University of New Haven. The school has a special focus on STEM curriculum. Until this year ESUMS was located at a temporary site in Hamden, the school moved to its permanent location adjacent to the University…

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