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

April 18, 2016              
                                                      
April Newsletter
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

UServeUtah Volunteer Management Training
UServeUtah  will present the Volunteer Management Training for volunteer coordinators, directors, managers, and volunteers who assist in Utah's nonprofit sector on May 12-13 in Salt Lake City. Earlybird registration ends May 1. For more information or to register, please visit the Volunteer Management Training webpage. 

Engaged Faculty Institute Train the Trainer
June 1, 2016 | Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Campus Compact is pleased to welcome Katie Kleinhesselink and Stephanie Schooley from Campus Compact of the Mountain West (CCMW) on Wednesday, June 1 to lead a full day training on the Engaged Faculty Institute Curriculum originally developed by Campus Community Partnership for Health and updated by CCMW and California Campus Compact in 2015. The session is intended for faculty and administrators interested in training and supporting faculty on their campuses in effective community engaged teaching and learning. Registration is $100 per person and can be completed HERE
 
Facing Project: Civic Storytelling Opportunity - DUE Monday, May 16 
The Facing Project works with campuses and communities to organize and sh are the stories of citizens through the talent of local writers and actors. Writers are matched with community members facing the selected topic (depression, hunger, homelessness, disabilities, etc), meet with them face-to-face, and capture their stories in the first-person. The stories are compiled into a book and brought to life on stage through a community theater event. Five Utah Campus Compact members have the opportunity to undertake this program for free (a $1,500 value). We encourage exploring the opportunity with faculty, students and community partners as you put together a proposal. Contact Alexis Bucknam if you are interested and have questions. 
 
Community Partnerships Coordinator Position Open at Salt Lake Community College
The Thayne Center for Service and Learning is pleased to announce a full-time opening for the Community Partnerships Coordinator position. Please check the SLCC Jobs website for details. 

Utah Campus Compact Awards Season in Full Swing
As Congratulations to the 2016 Utah Campus Compact Award winners! Alexis Bucknam has been traveling the state to participate in celebrations across the state since late March. Award winners are being featured on the Utah Campus Compact Facebook page and Twitter feed during the week of the campus based awards. We look forward to featuring them on our new website (coming soon).
 
2016 Newman Civic Fellows
Campus Compact is pleased to recognize three Newman Civic Fellows in Utah this year. Congratulations to: 
Cindy Kuo, University of Utah
Madelaine Tesori, Weber State University
Elhom Hosink, Westminster College
 
2016 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Application Now Open
Despite not having yet announced the 2015 President's Community Service Honor Roll recipients, the Corporation for National and Community Service has opened the 2016 application. Many Utah Campus Compact member institutions are perennially recognized through this program and we hope you will take the time to apply by June 15. Learn more here
 
New Utah Campus Compact Website Coming Soon
As you likely know, Utah Campus Compact has been without a website due to a significant hacking incident in early 2016. We are moving forward on creating a new website through a partnership with National Campus Compact and hope to have something to launch by early June. Thank you for your patience, and keep checking our Facebook page and Twitter feed for important updates. 
 
 
EVENTS

 

-REGIONAL-

Community Engagement Webinar Series
California Campus Compact and Campus Compact of the Mountain West staff have pulled together content and facilitators that highlight innovations and deep thinking in strategic priority areas for the Campus Compact network and specific programs and initiatives that are making waves at member institutions. Registration for all webinars opened in mid-September through the CCMW website Here.
Schedule:
May 2016
  • Student Spotlight: Showcase of Student Engagement and Service (stay tuned for this exciting addition to the webinar lineup)

Community Engagement Webinar Series
Engaged Faculty Institute Train the Trainer
June 1, 2016 | Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Campus Compact is pleased to welcome Katie Kleinhesselink and Stephanie Schooley from Campus Compact of the Mountain West (CCMW) on Wednesday, June 1 to lead a full day training on the Engaged Faculty Institute Curriculum originally developed by Campus Community Partnership for Health and updated by CCMW and California Campus Compact in 2015. The session is intended for faculty and administrators interested in training and supporting faculty on their campuses in effective community engaged teaching and learning. Registration is $100 per person and can be completed HERE


 
High-Impact STEM Education Conference
June 9-10, 2016 | Denver, CO

SENCER, the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities, and Campus Compact of the Mountain West are partnering with the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at the University of Denver to host a conference focused on advancing STEM education through high-impact practices (e.g. undergraduate and community engagement) connected to compelling civic issues. In addition, the conference will explore indigenous science and ways of knowing through all of the tracks. We welcome faculty from across the disciplines to engage in discussions throughout the conference on the intersections of undergraduate research, STEM-focused community engagement, sustainability across the disciplines, and STEM partnerships in the liberal arts. Track 1- Undergraduate Research through the STEM Curriculum. Track 2- Models for STEM-focused Community Engagement. Track 3- Sustainability: Responsibility & Engagement Across All Disciplines. Track 4- Strengthening the Liberal Arts: Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM in Partnership. The registration deadline is May 25. Learn more here

-NATIONAL-

Interfaith Youth Core Webinars for Student Life Professionals

IFYC will begin an ongoing professional development opportunity or campus professionals in Student Affairs, Religious and Spiritual Life, and other areas of student life. This four-part webinar series offers practical tips and examples of excellent interfaith work on college campuses nationwide.
Schedule:
Part 4: Responding to Conflict on Campus. May 17, 2016

  • The final webinar of the series takes a look at how campus professionals have responded to instances of conflict, crisis, and tragedy on campus in relation to religious diversity.
ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting
June 4-6, 2016 | Indianapolis, IN

This June, the ADP, TDC and NASPA communities will partner to strengthen and deepen the civic learning and engagement work that we are all committed to across our institutions—both public and private. All three organizations are dedicated to ensuring that students graduate from our colleges and universities prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. Fostering academic and student affairs partnerships and collaborations on our individual campuses and across our initiatives and associations is imperative to this mutual goal. Learn more here.

Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success
June 21-25, 2016 | Los Angeles, CA

In conjunction with AAC&U’s LEAP Challenge and Centennial Year focus on the connections between high-quality liberal learning, equity, and inclusive excellence, the 2016 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success is designed to help campuses and systems make institution-wide changes that benefit all students.  It is ideal for institutions at various stages of work, and it addresses ambitious goals for improving both completion rates and the quality of student learning.  Participant teams work on removing barriers to student success and devising integrative learning-centered plans—making intentional and evidence-based use of Essential Learning Outcomes and high-impact practices. Teams typically consist of a team leader and four team members. Team leaders are most often senior academic or student affairs officers.

OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Proposals: The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE)
The submission deadline for the upcoming issue of the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE) has been extended to May 27th. The IJRSLCE is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of high quality research focused on service-learning, campus-community engagement, and the promotion of active and effective citizenship through education. The journal follows seven sections for which interested individuals may submit: 
1.       Advances in Theory and Methodology
2.       Community Partnerships and Impacts
3.       Faculty Roles and Faculty-Related Issues
4.       Institutionalization
5.       International Service-Learning and Community Engagement
6.       Student Outcomes
7.       Works in Progress 
More information and submission guidelines here


DEADLINE EXTENDED: 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.
 
 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Interfaith Curriculum Development Grants - National
IFYC is happy to announce grants of up to $1,000 to individual faculty to support the development of undergraduate courses that engage the field of interfaith and interreligious studies.  
Spring and Summer of 2016. More information HERE.

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grant
(June 15) More information HERE..

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

Toyota USA Foundation/STEM Education - 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.

RESOURCES

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 shannonf@utahcompact.org 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
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 shannonf@utahcompact.org or (801) 585-7106 if you'd like to schedule a train-the-trainer workshop intended for student leaders, community members, etc.

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.

Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations: Enhance Your Community By Becoming a Co-Educator With Colleges and Universities: Christine M. Cress, Stephanie T. Stokamer, Joyce P. Kaufman
Based upon years of field experience, this Guide is addressed to you, whether your non-profit has experience of working with university interns or volunteers but wants to deepen and increase the effectiveness of the relationship; whether your agency is starting to explore how to improve client services through a campus collaboration; or whether you work for an NGO interested in partnering with universities across borders to effect positive change and draw attention to the challenges, resources, and needs of your community. This Guide offers insights and strategies to leverage student learning and community empowerment for the benefit of both parties. Recognizing both the possibilities and the pitfalls of community-campus collaborations, it demystifies the often confusing terminology of education, explains how to locate the right individuals on campus, and addresses issues of mission, expectations for roles, tasks, training, supervision, and evaluation that can be fraught with miscommunication and misunderstanding.  Most importantly it provides a model for achieving full reciprocity in what can be an unbalanced relationship between community and campus partners so that all stakeholders can derive the maximum benefit from their collaboration. 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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