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

January 13, 2015              
January Newsletter



Our Website is Down Indefinitely

The Utah Campus Compact website,, is currently down. We have experienced a hacking attack and the site needs an extensive amount of maintenance or to be rebuilt from the ground up before it will be able to be restored. If you received an email from anyone other than alexisb, amyw, shannonf, davidk, or zherrera, please do not open the message. That being said, we will have to operate for a while without a website. We are compensating as much as possible with our Facebook page,, where we’ve listed both of our upcoming events the Community Engagement Institute and the 20thAnniversary. You can also follow any updates on our Twitter account @utcampuscompact. We have created a Google Drive as a temporary work around for all the AmeriCorps members, coordinators, and site supervisors. Please reach out to Amy for that link. Thank you all for your patience with this challenge, and we will let know as soon as we get up and running again.

Utah Campus Compact Turns 20 in 2016

Utah Campus Compact looks forward to celebrating our 20th Anniversary on Thursday, February 19th at 11am – noon in the Hall of Governors at the Utah State Capitol. Campus and community members that have connected with Utah Campus Compact during the past two decades are welcome to join in the festivities. If you plan to attend please RSVP here.
Campus Compact Civic Action Statement
Campus Compact was founded thirty years ago to help students engaged in their communities. In the three decades following, Campus Compact and its members have succeeded in fulfilling the organization’s purpose in many ways. Despite the success, there is much more to be accomplished. The leaders of the Campus Compact network have come together to articulate what is necessary of campuses individually and collectively. It’s available for you to read and become a signatory here.
Position Opening:  Community Engagement and Service Learning Coordinator
Snow College is seeking candidates for the coordinator position. This position works to develop and maintain community partnerships, serves as main point of contact for community service and outreach, etc. Learn more here.



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.
February 2016
  • Re-imagining the Engaged Campus: Lessons Learned from a Flagship, an Urban Land-Grant, and a Research-Intensive University
March 2016
  • External Reviews of Civic Engagement Programs
April 2016
  • Partnership Focus: The Impact of Community-University Partnerships on Community Organizations
May 2016
  • Student Spotlight: Showcase of Student Engagement and Service (stay tuned for this exciting addition to the webinar lineup)


26th Annual Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values. Student Activism & Advocacy: Higher Education's Role in Fostering Ethical Leadership and Moral Commitment
February 4-6, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL

For over 25 years the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values has promoted research, trends, and good practices related to the character and values development of college students. The annual meeting brings together administrators, faculty, researchers, and graduate students to explore scholarship and practice to effect change on our campuses. The 26th annual Dalton Institute will explore student advocacy and activism, and our role in leveraging this important piece of the student experience to encourage personal development and intellectual growth. Register Here.

North Carolina Campus Compact’s PACE Conference
February 10, 2016 | High Point University, North Carolina

Faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners are invited to be part of this day-long event. Together, we can advance the field of community engagement by sharing research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, effective curricular and co-curricular strategies, and best practices. The deadline to register is January 15, 2016. More information here.

2016 Ashoka U Exchange
February 25-27, 2016 | New Orleans, LA

Imagine a world where higher education institutions across the globe serve as vehicles for positive, sustainable social impact and innovation. At the Ashoka U Exchange, February 25-27, 2016, hosted by Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, you can begin to see and create this world. During your three days at the Exchange, you’ll join hundreds of other innovators in higher education who are reimagining how to utilize colleges and universities as platforms to catalyze long-term change and social impact. Here inspiration is sparked and deep connections are formed with peers who share your passion for higher education. More information here.

Campus Compact Celebrates 30 Years of Educating Citizens and Building Communities
March 21 - 23, 2016 | Boston, MA

A special conference exploring the past, present, and future work of the Campus Compact network; our member colleges and universities; and the many organizations, programs, and projects contributing to engagement in higher education. Additional information to follow.
Register Here.

30th Anniversary: A Summit of Campus Compact Member Presidents and Chancellors
March 21 - 23, 2016 | Boston, MA

Campus Compact has organized a summit for Presidents and Chancellors in connection with the 30th Anniversary Conference. At the summit, presidents and chancellors will affirm an Action Statement announcing a set of commitments to apply the principles articulated in the Presidents' Declaration on the Civic Responsibility of Higher Education. In the year leading up to the summit, Campus Compact state and regional affiliates and the national office will work with leaders of member institutions to articulate specific actions to which we commit ourselves. Register here.

Diving In and Diving Deep - An Excellent Opportunity for Professional Development for New or Seasoned Staff Members
Campus Compact is excited to offer Diving In and Diving Deep next year as "embedded institutes" within the 30th anniversary conference, March 21-23, 2016. The format includes a convening on Sunday afternoon before the conference starts, certain presentation offerings that are part of the main event, and opportunities to convene for reflection throughout. We've engaged two fantastic facilitators--Mandi McReynolds (former Diving Deep facilitator and Director of Community Engagement and Service-Learning at Drake University) and Dr. Shannon Wilder (former Diving In facilitator and Director of the Office of Service-Learning at University of Georgia) to lead the Institutes. Space is limited so please encouraged interested faculty and staff to register early. 

National Youth Leadership Council
March 30-April 2, 2016 | Minneapolis, MN

Join the more than one thousand students, educators, and government leaders from across the country and around the world at Educate. Ignite. Transform., the 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference, Minneapolis MN. This intergenerational event provides attendees with the tools, resources, ideas, and support to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities. Register Here.

27th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning: Building Bridges: Teaching Our Communities, Engaging The World
April 4-7, 2016 | Jacksonville, FL

The International Conference on College Teaching and Learning (ICCTL) is an engaging conference for higher education teachers, faculty and support staff that offers a variety of workshops, interactive sessions and presentations.
More information 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.

Campus Engagement Directors Retreat-DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/31
July 7-8, 2016 | St. Mary’s College of California

This retreat is intentionally designed to be a relaxed setting for a center director and administrator to: have uninterrupted time and space to ensure an intimate and productive experience; undertake an empirically based assessment of engagement infrastructure for the purpose of strategic planning; leave the retreat with a completed inventory of current practice; and complete a strategic program plan to launch an initiative on campus. Institutions are suggested to send two participants: the center director and the administrator to whom the director reports.
More information Here.


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

Call for Proposals: 27th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning
The theme for the 27th Annual International Conference on College Teaching and Learning is "Building Bridges: Teaching Our Communities--Engaging the World." In keeping with this theme, we welcome submissions that reflect engagement with students, faculty, and communities.
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.

Clinton Global Initiative University
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host CGI U 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area from April 1-3. The meeting will bring together more than 1000 students to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Learn more about applying here.


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.

Generous U- Celebrating Philanthropy on U.S. Campuses - National
Generous U is a contest that promotes the goal of encouraging social justice philanthropy. Generous U awards a $10,000 price (and a runner-up prize) to college students who propose ways of increasing philanthropy on their campus. Eligible student groups should submit an Intent to Apply and then prepare a proposal and short video, demonstrating how your group increases philanthropy and/or philanthropic values on your campus. Applications are due Friday, March 11, 2016. More information here.

Sillerman Center's Generous U
(March 11) 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.


Summer 2016 Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
This is an academic internship program for undergraduates passionate about service and interested in a summer experience making a community impact. The program equips students with the practical and ethical tools needed for students to strengthen their leadership and professional skills. The program runs from June 4 - July 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. More information here.

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.

Announcing Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Volume 22, Number 1
Since 1994, The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) has been the premier national, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues related to academic (curriculum-based) service- learning and community-engaged scholarship in higher education. The Michigan Journal, published by the University of Michigan's Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, contributes to advancing our work. The Fall Issue (Volume 22 Number 1) contains two special sections: one on global service-learning and one on the service-learning/community engagement future directions project. 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.

Update on President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
For those of you who applied to the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the Corporation for National and Community Service announced that they are in the midst of completing the review process. Once completed, they will make an announcement in late February 2016. CNCS apologizes for the delay, but they encountered technical issues on the review side of the Honor Roll's application website.  The site is now working and therefore they are working on the review. So please stay tuned for February 2016.

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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