News, opportunities, and reminders for those involved with Utah Campus Compact 

July 11, 2016              
July Newsletter



Welcome Nancy Hauck and Rebecca Van Maren to the Utah Campus Compact Network
Rebecca Van Maren, is the new Community Partnership Coordinator at the Salt Lake Community College Thayne Center for Service and Learning. A native Utahn, Rebecca recently received the Drew Peterson Alumni Service Award from the Bennion Center. After spending 4 years in Seattle and Washington, DC she decided to come back home to her roots. Most recently Rebecca was the Volunteer Coordinator for Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah supporting their food back, childhood hunger mobile pantry, and a program that helps new moms connect with resources. 

Dr. Nancy Hauck has been appointed to the newly created position of Associate Provost for Community and Global Engagement at Dixie State University. Dr. Hauck has served as a DSU faculty member since 1993. She earned her AS degree from Dixie College, BS from Southern Utah University, M.Ed. from Pacific University in Forrest Grove Oregon, and Ph.D. from Utah State University. Dr. Hauck currently serves as Faculty Senate President and directs the STEM Education Endorsement Program at DSU. She has presented numerous papers at professional meetings and is a member of many professional organizations. Dr. Hauck is a Dixie 2020 Strategic Plan goal leader for community engagement. Dr. Hauck is responsible for concurrent enrollment, global engagement programs, community engagement programs, the Hurricane Education Center, and community education at DSU.​
National Campus Compact Announces Civic Action Plan Institutes  
Please join us for one of three fall Civic Action Planning Institutes throughout the country to provide planning teams with inspiration, information, and time to share resources and ideas for leveraging existing campus infrastructure for engagement and for boldly exploring new areas and opportunities for impact. 

Please note that one institute, offered in partnership with ETS, will have a special focus on integrating high-quality assessment of student civic learning and development into Campus Civic Action Plans. For more information on opportunities to participate in pilot and field test phases for a new civic learning assessment instrument, click here.

There is no registration fee. Institutions are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.

Note:  The Civic Action Plan Institute in San Diego and TBA are loosely modeled off the Design Track at the 2016 Utah Campus Compact Community Engagement Institute. The institute co-hosted by ETS in Princeton will likely be similar but include different content related to their assessment instrument.
Utah Campus Compact is Hiring a Program Assistant
If you know anyone who would be interested, please forward them this link

Serve as a Program Reviewer for Continuums of Service Conference
The 19th Continuums of Service Conference is seeking proposal reviewers for its upcoming conference, Elevating Higher Education for the Public Good:  Commitment. Action. Impact., to be held April 6-8, 2017 in Denver, CO.

The proposal review committee is responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and making recommendations about each proposal that is submitted for all concurrent sessions. The work of the proposal review committee will take place in late October and November 2016. Specifically, as a committee member you will:
  • Complete a short survey in September 2016 indicating your expertise and interest in a specific proposal emphasis area, and your availability for conference calls.
  • Participate in up to two conference calls (including one training call).
  • Review and evaluate a topic-specific set of 8-10 proposals using a predetermined set of criteria.
Please complete this form if you are interested in participating as a proposal reviewer. We will follow up with you in early September with more information.  Please note: You can still participate as a proposal reviewer if you plan to submit a proposal yourself. 

Congratulations to SUU on a Successful Experiential Learning Leadership Institute
Southern Utah University hosted the Second Annual Experiential Leadership Institute June 27-30 at Ruby’s Inn near Bryce Canyon. Several members of the Utah Campus Compact network offered breakout sessions and former Bennion Center Director, Marshall Welch, was a featured speaker.  Next year the ELLI will be hosted in Park City, June 26-29, 2017.  Learn more here


Association of American Colleges & Universities’ Annual Meeting: Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence
January 25-28, 2017 | San Francisco, CA

Deadline for call for proposals: July 22, 2016
The 2017 Annual Meeting will provide an opportunity for the entire AAC&U community to come together, commit to enacting our principle of inclusive excellence, and leave with clear plans of action.  Sessions will focus on moving from intention to public commitment to practice—putting equity-minded policies into effect and shaping transformative learning experiences for students across majors and disciplines.  The meeting will demonstrate how liberal education and inclusive excellence can be embraced by everyone on campus—administrators, faculty, staff, and students—and become the linchpins for effective institutional change and for compelling public narratives. More information HERE.

2017 Western Regional Campus Compact Continuums of Service Conference
April 6-8, 2017 | Denver, CO

The Western Region of Campus Compact is pleased that the Continuums of Service Conference will be hosted in Denver, Colorado from April 6-8 in 2017. The conference will empower students, faculty, administrators, and community partners to embrace a commitment to advance civic and community engagement for a just, equitable, and sustainable future. The calls for session proposals and regional award nominations will open in August 2016. We encourage faculty, students, and staff to begin thinking about collaborative and innovative session possibilities with colleagues both within your campus and our larger statewide and regional Campus Compact networks. Find more information here

Developing Capacity for Student Interfaith Leadership in the Intermountain West
April 14-15, 2017 | Utah State University

More information coming soon. Please contact Ellie Thompson or Bonnie Glass-Coffin if interested. 

Graduate Certificate in Service-Learning and Community-Based Learning, Portland State University 
Gain High Impact Strategies for How to Teach, Coordinate, Lead, Research, and Assess Service-Learning for Educational Improvement and Community Enhancement. The program is designed for: College Staff and Administrators who (or who want to) coordinate and direct various forms of civic engagement including volunteerism, community service, service-learning and community-based learning; Faculty/Instructors at colleges and Teachers in K12 schools interested in connecting academic content with experiential and community-based learning and service activities including how to conduct community-based research, assessment of outcomes, and the scholarship of engagement; and Community Professionals interested in connecting non-profit agencies, NGOs, and social service organizations with colleges and schools in order to support student learning and community enhancement. Graduate Certificate students complete a very short application form. More information HERE

The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change
Submission is on a rolling basis. More information HERE.

Merrimack College Community Engagement Fellowship
This year-long fellowship covers all tuition costs. Students take courses in the summer and evenings throughout the semesters as they engage in a site-based residency (a partner school, college, or community-based organization), gaining unparalleled hands-on field experience.The program focuses on diversity and social justice, community development, and organizational change. Fellowships are open to all academic majors and backgrounds; bachelor’s degree is required. More information  HERE.

CHS Foundation/Rural America - National
(Ongoing) More information HERE.

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust - Western US and W. Canada
(Ongoing) More information HERE.

CISCO Foundation
(Ongoing) More information HERE.

New Earth Foundation
(Ongoing) More information HERE.

Wells Fargo Home Ownership Grant Program
(Ongoing) More information HERE.


America Counts
America Counts is a federally funded program which provides college students who are work study eligible with the opportunity to tutor children K-8 in math. America Counts is completely free to K-8 schools and institutions of higher education. To view more information, visit our America Counts One Page Summary If you are interested in bringing America Counts to your campus, please contact Shannon Farber at or (801) 585-7106.

Community-Based Work Study
Community-Based Work Study allows college students to earn work study funds by working through an off-campus non-profit community-based organization. This program gives students the opportunity to be engaged in work that directly benefits their community and is more than a form of financial aid. It's a powerful educational, career-preparation, and community service internship program. To view more information, visit our Community-Based Work Study One Page Summary.

College Positive Volunteerism Last Chance for Training: July 15th
Make sure to visit our College Positive Volunteerism Google Drive in which you'll find many resources to help students K-12 become college ready. Contact Shannon Farber at or (801) 585-7106 if you'd like to schedule a training workshop intended for student leaders, community members, etc. She will be available to host workshops until July 15th.

Engaged Sport Strategies
Engaged Sport brings strategies for developing and implementing successful, sport focused, community engaged programs, courses and research. We work to align the interests, skills and needs of the partners resulting in engaged learning and sustainable practice. More information here.

Latest Edition of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Now Available
Read the latest edition of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, North Carolina Campus Compact's peer-reviewed, online journal. Partnerships continues to accept manuscripts on a rolling basis that examine the processes and outcomes of partnerships that define service-learning and civic engagement projects and programs. The most recent issue, archived issues of the journal, and details for submissions can be found Here.

Engaged Faculty Institute Curriculum
California Campus Compact, Campus Compact of the Mountain West, and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health are very excited to announce the release of the Engaged Faculty Institute (EFI) Curriculum. The EFI Curriculum is a resource for intensive faculty development specific to service-learning course design (or re-design), including units focused on cultural competence, partnership development, sustainability and institutionalization of engagement, in addition to units on course design and assessment. More information here.

OpenIDEO Higher Education Challenge
OpenIDEO activates a global community to use design to tackle pressing issues. They invite you to join the Higher Education Challenge and address the following question: "How might we reimagine the cost of college in the U.S. and how it's paid for?" Learn more, including how to get involved today,  here.



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