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2020 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service

Ohio Campus Compact is pleased to announce the two David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service Recipients for 2020! The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service is designed to recognize and honor the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement performed by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.  This award is named for the late David Hoch, the Dean of Honors at The University of Toledo, who served as the Director of Service Learning from 1999 – 2005.  Hoch was instrumental in initiating and nurturing the role of civic engagement at The University of…

2020 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Recipients

Ohio Campus Compact is excited to announce nine Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Recipients for 2020! OCC’s Charles J. Ping Student Service Award is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.  These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for…

COVID-19 Resources for Engaged Campuses- from IA and MN Campus Compacts

*reposted from IACC UPDATED APRIL 9, 2020 Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact will host a weekly virtual discussion on this topic every Friday at 2:30 pm central for resource-sharing, ideas, and camaraderie. Register to join here and take our survey on what you’d like to see with future meetings. All Campus Compact members welcome. Our team is also available to you for questions, consultations, and event virtual course presentations! Below is our original post with updated resource links being added to the bottom daily. We also want to point to two new articles that offer ideas for the higher education response doing forward. First, National President…

AmeriCorps Student Resource Center Member Snapshot: Amber Smreck, Marietta College

Amber Smreck, Marietta College’s OCC AmeriCorps member I thought I had life figured out. In 2015, I graduated from Marietta College with a BFA in Theatre. Acting was my life, my passion, my everything. I was going to move to Hollywood. I was going to make it. I moved to Columbus, Ohio and started my path to Hollywood. I auditioned for everything in the area. I was told no every time. I felt like I failed. I had hit rock bottom hard, and didn’t know where to go from there. I took a hard look at my life. Theatre was…

AmeriCorps Student Resource Center Campus Snapshot: University of Akron

LEFT- Kayla Perry, OCC’s AmeriCorps member at the University of Akron, at UA’s MLK Day Fair to inform students of services they can receive through the Student Resource Center program, ZipAssist. Meet Kayla Perry, OCC’s AmeriCorps member at the University of Akron. Kayla started her service at UA in fall 2019. She is helping her campus expand the programming of their ZipAssist initiative, which is designed to is meant to “serves as a central information hub, intentionally designed to share available resources, and provide support and assistance to help students be successful at The University of Akron.” At the University…

OCC’s AmeriCorps Student Resource Center program Addressing Barriers to Success

Farrah Chrstos joined Ohio Campus Compact in the summer of 2019 to help lead Ohio Campus Compact’s AmeriCorps Student Resource Center program. In this blog, Farrah provides an introduction to the program and how it is providing assistance to Ohio’s college students. The  Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps Student Resource Center (SRC) program is in its inaugural year on ten college campuses in the state of Ohio. Developed by Ohio Campus Compact, the AmeriCorps SRC program helps students address non-academic barriers to their college success.  Research has shown that the reason a student will most likely drop out of college is…

Campus Compact seeks Evaluator for Engaged Scholars Initiative

Campus Compact is pleased to invite evaluation consultants to submit proposals for the Engaged Scholars Initiative (ESI) being carried out over the next year. Up to $20,000 in funding is available to conduct an evaluation of the Engaged Scholars Initiative. Project Title: Engaged Scholars Initiative Program Evaluation Project Start Date: January 2020 Project End Date: January 2021 Proposals are due at 5pm PST on Monday, December 2, 2019. Submit proposals here. BACKGROUND Background on the Organization Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. As the only national higher…

Merrimack College Master’s degree in Community Engagement Online Courses Fall ’19

The Merrimack College Master’s degree in Community Engagement is offering three four-credit courses, delivered online, this fall. For more information and to register for a course, please contact Alex Harrigan at harrigana {at} merrimack(.)edu. CME 506G Community Organizing & Development; Online; Thurs 8:30-9:50 required weekly virtual session; This course examines place-based community organizing and development from a social justice perspective. Through case studies, students learn about current issues and approaches to community change. The course emphasizes organizing in low-income communities and provides an assets-based approach. The course will address key issues such as housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and sustainability, with a…

CAMPUS COMPACT ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 MIDWEST ENGAGED SCHOLARS

Campus Compact today announced the twelve faculty and staff selected as 2019-2020 Midwest Engaged Scholars. Those selected will be a part of the two pilot cohorts of the new Engaged Scholars Initiative. The initiative provides support, development, and connections for leaders who can advance co-created knowledge, critically-engaged pedagogies, institutional change, and collaborative action to address societal issues. Scholars were nominated by college and university presidents and chief academic officers and selected from a highly competitive pool from the Midwest Region. The 2019-2020 scholars represent nine institutions from twelve states, and a variety of roles on their campus connected to civic and community engagement….

2019 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Winners Announced

The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award, sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact (OCC), is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.  These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for campus-community partnerships and increased opportunities for students to become active and…

2019 David Hoch Memorial Award for Service in Excellence Recipients Announced

The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service is designed to recognize and honor the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement done by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.  This award is named for the late David Hoch, the Dean of Honors at The University of Toledo, who served as the Director of Service Learning from 1999 – 2005.  Hoch was instrumental in initiating and nurturing the role of civic engagement at The University of Toledo, not only in the Honors Program, but in residence life and other departments as well. His guidance helped…

2019 Midwest Campus Compact Conference

Save the Date: 2019 Midwest Campus Compact Conference Proposals now open! Due February 8. Join us in Minnesota May 30-31, 2019 for our next regional conference for networking, learning, and building the field of community engagement in higher education. Registration opens Winter 2019. Check out the conference website. The 2019 Midwest Campus Compact Conference is a collaboration between: Campus Compact of the Great Plains, Campus Compact of Illinois, Campus Compact of Indiana , Campus Compact of Iowa, Campus Compact of Michigan, Campus Compact of Minnesota, Campus Compact of Missouri, Campus Compact of Oklahoma, Campus Compact of Ohio, Campus Compact of Wisconsin.

Webinar – Tackling Student Food Insecurity

According to research recently completed by Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, 36% of college students today face food insecurity, 36% report facing housing security, and 9% report being homeless. These issues are significant barriers to student success. In this webinar, you will learn about a variety of ways in which higher education is tackling the issue of student food insecurity. We will then take a deep dive into Mount St. Joseph University’s “Be Concerned Supplemental Nutrition Program”, an innovative partnership with a local food pantry that provides supplemental food assistance to Mount students at no cost to the…

Webinar – Faculty Development Models for Community Engagement

Developing faculty members’ skills in community-based teaching and research requires creative strategies and a solid understanding of institutional culture.  Join us for a webinar featuring four institutions’ faculty development models for community engagement.  Presenters will share information about successful models, best practices, and lessons learned along the way. Presenters: Kelly Bohrer Director of Community Relations in the School of Engineering at University of Dayton Melissa Gilbert, PhD Associate Dean of Experiential Learning/Director of the Center for Community Engagement, Otterbein University Marcia Jones Manager of Career Services, Lorain County Community College Paul Valdez Associate Director, Center for Community & Civic Engagement,…

3rd Annual Town and Gown Summit

The Ohio Town & Gown Summit planning committee is happy to announce that the Session Topics have been posted on the the Town-Gown website. The sessions are centered on four main tracks: Sustainability, Public Health and Safety, Economic Development, and Neighborhood and Quality of Life. To see the full schedule, click here. Register before June 19 to get the early bird registration rate and remember to book your hotel, if necessary. Come early on Wednesday for the downtown Farmer’s Market, BG/BGSU About Town Tour and the President’s Reception to kick things off! On Thursday we will showcase the Best of BG at the Simpson Garden Park and shuttle you…

The Elective Carnegie Classification: Constructing a Successful Application

New publication from Campus Compact! Edited by Matthew Johnson & John Saltmarsh About the publication: The Carnegie Engagement Classification is designed to be a form of evidence-based documentation that a campus meets the criteria to be recognized as a community engaged institution. Editors Saltmarsh and Johnson use their extensive experience working with the Carnegie Engagement Classification to offer a collection of resources for institutions that are interested in making a first-time or reclassification application for this recognition.  Learn more

2018 David Hoch Memorial Award for Service in Excellence Recipients Announced

The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service was designed to recognize and honor the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement done by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.  This award is named for the late David Hoch, the Dean of Honors at The University of Toledo, who served as the Director of Service Learning from 1999 – 2005.  Hoch was instrumental in initiating and nurturing the role of civic engagement at The University of Toledo, not only in the Honors Program, but in residence life and other departments as well. His guidance helped grow…

2018 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Recipients Announced

2018 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Winners The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award, sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact (OCC), was designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.  These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for campus-community partnerships and…

Announcing the 2018 Newman Civic Fellows

Campus Compact is pleased to announce the 268 students who will make up the 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. Newman’s leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are annually invited to nominate one community-committed student from their institution for the fellowship. These nominees are individuals who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges…

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