New opportunity: Institutional Partners for A Deliberation of Young People Across the United States

Shaping Our Future: A Deliberation of Young People Across the United States Call for institutional partners The Haas Center for Public Service and Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University and the Berggruen Institute seeks 50 campus partners to collaborate on a joint Deliberative Polling experiment with 18-29 year-olds across the country. Modeled on the America in One Room event in 2019, this two-day event, to be held May 15-16, 2021, will involve 1,000 college students across diverse regions and postsecondary institutions, engaging them in deliberations on some of the most pressing challenges facing the country. Over two days, participants will deliberate…

Campus Compact 2020 Census Knowledge Hub

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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 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.

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

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…

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.

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