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…

Civic Learning in the Major by Design: mini-grants

An Invitation to Apply for Mini-grants to Support Departmental Discussions and Redesigns AAC&U invites departments from colleges and universities in the United States to apply for mini-grants to formalize helping students use a civic lens as they investigate disciplinary questions in their major. With funding provided by the Endeavor Foundation, we intend to support 15-25 departments with $500.00-$850.00 mini-grants to facilitate bringing departmental colleagues together to discuss how to design departmental pathways that insure civic learning and social responsibility as an integral part of a student’s major and a dimension of their disciplinary or interdisciplinary study. Most students have opportunities…

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 Proposals

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…

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…

Call for Proposals: 8th Annual Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference

Submit a proposal for the 8th annual Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference (SAARC) on Friday, June 8, 2018, at The Ohio State University. This year’s theme will be Giving Voice: Designing Inclusive Assessment, and we are very excited to announce that the conference keynote is Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart of Colorado State University! SAARC is aimed at faculty, staff and students with all levels of experience. For more information on registration and submitting a proposal, visit cssl.osu.edu. Deadline March 19.

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…

Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity

Lumina Foundation, in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is pleased to release this RFP for grants that are designed to support postsecondary institutions that are implementing significant work to advance equity on campus and in the broader community. Why Equity Matters While the face of America is changing, economic, and social inequities among racial and ethnic groups persist. Historical and current patterns of discrimination, segregation, and racism continue to foster disparities that make it increasingly difficult for many individuals to achieve the social and economic mobility that has been promised by the American dream. American Indian, African-American, and Hispanic citizens are…

Free Speech & Inclusion on Campus: A Discussion Guide

January 31, 2018

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

MLK Day of Service Grants

Project Grants Available! ServeOhio, along with its corporate Stewards of Service, Honda of America and AEP Ohio, announce the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15, 2018. Grant awards will range between $500 to $1,000. How can the funding be used? The Project Grants support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through community volunteer engagement. Funds may be used for: Supplies/materials Volunteer Support Who is eligible to apply? Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio…

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…

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