MLK Day of Service Grants

ServeOhio, Ohio’s commission on service and volunteerism, in conjunction with its Stewards of Service Honda of America, AEP Foundation, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 21, 2019. Applications due December 4, 2018. Learn more.

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…

March Member Feature: Kent State University at Stark Connect2Complete

Two Peer Advocates at KSU Stark, Caya Smarr (Left) and Demi Edwards (right) promote Connect2Complete at a Student Resource Fair. Hi! I’m Rylie Woods, the AmeriCorps VISTA Connect2Complete Coordinator at Kent State University at Stark in North Canton, Ohio. I am from Massillon, Ohio and I also attended Kent State University at Stark as a student and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in interpersonal communication. I love this campus and I am so excited to be here during my service year as a VISTA. As the Connect2Complete Coordinator, I work with a team of Peer…

2018 Assessment Institute

The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation’s oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. We anticipate that some 1000 educators from virtually every state and several other countries will take part in the 2018 Institute. The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is designed to provide opportunities for (1) individuals and campus teams new to outcomes assessment to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field, (2) individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment to share and extend their knowledge and skills, and (3) those interested in outcomes assessment at any level to establish networks that…

January Member Feature: Columbus State Community College Delaware Campus Connect2Complete

Connect2Complete student at Columbus State Community College Delaware campus assists with a suicide prevention video for Helpline Columbus State Community College’s Delaware campus is very intimate, serving around 1800 students. We are constantly asking ourselves how we can best meet the needs of our students. There are a couple of service-learning classes where students are able to serve the community and apply that experience to enhance the classroom learning. We also provide opportunities for students to engage in service outside of the classroom with our large Day of Service and with smaller service events throughout the year. Columbus State Delaware supports Day…

Free Speech & Inclusion on Campus: A Discussion Guide

How do we protect free expression, inclusion, and the open exchange of ideas at our colleges and universities?  Everyday Americans are deeply divided along lines of political ideology and social identity, and higher education institutions now find themselves in the middle of an ongoing – and increasingly heated – debate.  Using this guide, we encourage colleges and universities to examine the tensions on their campus in order to help foster the kind of learning environment and community they want. 

McDonough Leadership Conference Proposals

  CALL FOR PROPOSALS Conference Theme: “The Collaborative Side of Leadership” ***Deadline extended to January 24*** In our diverse, dynamic, and hyper-connected world, thoughtful collaboration is increasingly required for effective leadership. For the 2018 McDonough Leadership Conference, we invite you to consider “The Collaborative Side of Leadership.” How can effective leadership both drive and benefit from collaboration, not only with team members, but also across cultures, experiences, generations, industries, and more? We are interested in the power, challenges, limits, and potential of working together across boundaries to achieve goals – whether it is business leaders developing socially responsible and economically…

November Member Feature: Abby Honaker Schroeder, Director of the Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at the University of Mount Union

An interview with  Abby Honaker Schroeder, Director of the Regula Center for public Service and Civic Engagement at the University of Mount Union At the heart of Ohio Campus Compact’s AmeriCorps VISTA programs are the people that dedicated a year of service to our campuses. For some of our VISTA members, that year stretched into years as service led to employment. We recently reached out to our VISTA alumnus Abby Honaker Schroeder to discuss the impact of her VISTA service with OCC in her current role. OCC: Abby, can you start us off by giving an introduction to yourself and…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Learn more about this annual day of service, and find local opportunities to serve! https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday

Public Discourse Resources for Campuses

Brought to you by Campus Compact for Southern New England. Public Discourse is an ongoing public conversation that can take many forms, ranging from in-person discussions, to journalism, to online and off-line activism, to community projects, and beyond. The purpose of public discourse is usually to promote understanding of complex issues among people who disagree, in order to find common ground and take action. Learn more.

Congratulations to Six Ohio ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Awardees

The All In Campus Democracy Challenge aims to recognize colleges and universities that make a commitment to increasing student voting rates and engage students in democratic engagement. The Challenge is a national awards program and in Ohio, six campuses have been recognized for their achievements in student voting engagement. Hiram University, Miami University and The Ohio State University were each named as Bronze Seal campuses. This designation celebrated voter participation at 50-59%. Silver Seals were granted to Cleveland State University, Mount St. Joseph University, and Otterbein University. These three campuses featured 60-69% voter participation. Miami University was also acknowledged as…

A Fearless VISTA Leader Gives Back

Ava Carvour (bottom right) at a Pack the Mac event at Otterbein University In a year, more than 8,000 Americans commit to national service with AmeriCorps VISTA. Every one of them has a different experience, shaped by the organization with which they serve. I spent three years with the VISTA program, two of them with Ohio Campus Compact as VISTA Leader for the Connect2Complete (C2C) program.  Our goal was to help Pell-eligible and first-generation college students achieve success through peer advocacy and community service and the program took on a life of it’s own on each individual campus: building upon…

Campus Compact Announces Fund for Positive Engagement Winners

Ohio Campus Compact congratulates our members Marietta College and The College of Wooster for receiving an award. 40 institutions to receive funding from Campus Compact to bridge divides on campuses and in communities. ​ BOSTON, Mass. – September 11, 2017 – Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced 40 college and university recipients of grants to bring people together across lines of difference from its Fund for Positive Engagement. The Fund for Positive Engagement is a direct response by Campus Compact to the divisive and destructive climate in the United…

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