Content with Topics : Engaged Campus

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…

Publication: Deepening Deliberation in Community Colleges

Publication from the Kettering Foundation. Read more 

The Facing Project Podcast

The Facing Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects people through stories to strengthen communities. We provide tools, a platform, and inspiration for communities to arm themselves with stories to begin crucial conversations—neighbor to neighbor, community to community—by discussing solutions and exploring healing through their own narratives.  Featuring several Ohio higher education institutions. Learn more.  

Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference 2019 Call for Proposals

*This is an external event  – please see links in this post. Welcome to the 20th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Deepening Our Roots: Advancing Community Engagement in Higher Education Deadline for proposals is Friday March 15 Learn more

Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Principles and Techniques

Description: This book offers a broad overview of many issues related to assessment in higher education, with specific application for understanding the impact of service-learning and civic engagement initiatives. This revised edition includes an additional chapter that explores recent changes in the assessment landscape and offers examples and resources for designing assessment strategies for community engagement in higher education. The original text includes narrative addressing assessment issues and strategies; a detailed discussion of learning from multiple research projects performed over the past two decades about impact on multiple constituencies –students, faculty, communities, and institutions; and a discussion of strategies for…

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

2020 Annual Meeting

Theme: 2020: Transforming Civic Engagement in a New Decade **Conference registration opens in March** The OCC Annual Meeting offers participants the opportunity to: 1. Network with others working to advance community and civic engagement; 2. Receive resources on best practices in community partnerships, faculty development, and student learning related to community and civic engagement; and 3. Share updates on critical state, regional, and national initiatives in higher education. CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN Proposal deadline is March 27th, 5pm. Ohio Campus Compact invites you to submit presentation proposals for the Annual Meeting hosted again this year by The Ohio State…

Alternative Break Citizenship schools

The ABCs are week-long experiential training sessions that provide college student and staff leaders the knowledge, skills, and connections they need to start or strengthen a quality alternative break program. The ABCs combine workshops, discussions, and planning sessions within an actual alternative break experience. Throughout the week, participants spend time engaging in direct service work and in small group sessions that focus on the details and best practices of alternative breaks. The result is a dynamic experiential learning opportunity that encourages participants to synthesize knowledge and skills gained in workshops with inspiring and educational contact with community members and other student and staff…

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…

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

Resources on Dialogue and Deliberation http://ncdd.org/rc/

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…

Indicators of an Engaged Campus self-assessment

Complete this self-assessment form and gain a snapshot of your institution’s civic vitality and learn where to direct your energy and think aspirationally. Download the form.

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…

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…

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…

September Guest Blog: Nonprofit Leadership at Youngstown State University

Our most recent Pay It Forward Award Ceremony in May 2017 with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. This photo includes United Way staff, YSU students, myself, and also representatives from the Kool Boiz Foundation, who serve as mentors in the Promising Men Mentorship Program. Greetings from Youngstown State University! I consider this a great honor to serve as a guest blogger for Ohio Campus Compact (OCC), and share some of our great work in the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at YSU. An even greater honor was receiving the 2017 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in…