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

August 4, 2016              
August Newsletter



2017 Continuums of Service Conference Call for Proposals
DUE: Friday, Sep 30, 2016

The Western Region of Campus Compact is pleased to invite proposals for the 2017 Continuums of Service Conference: Elevating Higher Education for the Public Good: Commitment|Action|Impact in Denver, CO from April 6-8, 2017.  An overview of the conference theme and proposal guidelines can be found here. Proposals can be submitted here.
2017 Biennial Western Regional Campus Compact Awards
DUE: Friday, Sep 30, 2016  

The Western Region of Campus Compact is pleased to announce a new set of awards that will be selected and conferred biennially in conjunction with our regional conference Continuums of Service. Utah Campus Compact encourages our member institutions to consider developing a nomination for one or more of these awards. Information on the eligibility and required application materials can be found at the following links.

Community Engaged Presidential Leadership Award
Community Engaged Campus Award
Community Engaged Scholar Award
Community Engagement Professional Award
Community Engaged Student Leadership Award
Campus-Community Partnership Award
Utah Campus Compact Launches Website
Utah Campus Compact is pleased to have launched a new website at After having a major hack to our site in early 2016 we have been working toward launching a microsite hosted by National Campus Compact. We will continue to use social media platforms to promote our programs and initiatives while also maintaining a current and useful website for our members.

2016-17 Utah Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program Starts Enrollments
The 2016-17 Utah Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program will enroll 917 part-time Education Award AmeriCorps members between now and August 2017.  The program is pleased to be partnering with the Salt Lake Community College Thayne Center and University of Utah Office of Engagement, in addition to continuing to work with our many existing partners at DSU, SLCC, SUU, USU, the U., UVU and WSU.  The program provides a great opportunity for students at our member campuses to make a difference in their communities and we thank the Campus Coordinators to their continued collaboration and hard work as we look to support members to serve over 300,000 hour and earn $1.2 Million in Segal Education Awards.

2016-17 Community Engagement Webinar Series Free to Utah Campus Compact Members
Utah Campus Compact is please to be partnering with the Campus Compacts of California and Mountain West to provide a free webinar series to our members.  Topics will include Anchor Institution Approaches to Community Engagement, Effective Practices for Student Immersion Experiences, and Liberating Service-Learning to name only a few.  A full list of webinars and registration details will be forthcoming.

Weber State University Welcomes Dr. Melissa Yack Hall as Executive Director of the Center for Community Engaged Learning
In the last decade, Dr. Hall has taught in the Master of Public Administration Program (MPA) at the University of Utah while serving as the Program Manager.She comes to the executive director position with a rich background in community engaged scholarship, specifically exploring the perceptions of community partners involved in service-learning collaborations and non-profit administration.  She co-authored MPA Program Partnerships with Program Partners for the Journal of Public Affairs Administration in 2013.

Melissa is well connected to some of the most critical organizations for advancing community engaged work in higher education – including, the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement, Campus Compact and the American Educational Research Association – and she has a keen interest in supporting community engaged scholarship among WSU faculty and staff.  She has been a valued member of the Utah Campus Compact network for several years, receiving the UCC Community Engaged Scholar Award for the University of Utah in 2015 and Co-Facilitating the Community Partner Track with Naddine Cruz at the 2016 Biennial Community Engagement Institute.  We congratulate Melissa on her new role and look forward to continued collaboration with CCEL.  


SAVE THE DATE - Utah Engaged Citizenship Retreat
October 13 - 15, 2016 | Location TBA

Registration Fee: $75 per participant
Utah Campus Compact and USERVE are pleased to co-host the annual Utah Engaged Citizenship Retreat (ECR) again this fall.  Intended for students interested in making an impact in their communities and currently serving AmeriCorps members, the ECR utilizes the Stanford Public Service Pathways model and Echoing Green Work on Purpose curriculum to facilitate thoughtful reflection and introspection on how one moves forward with purpose.  Further details will be released by September 1.

SAVE THE DATE - Utah Campus Compact Alternative Breaks Retreat
November 18-19, 2016 | Dixie State University Cabin, Pine Valley, UT 

Utah Campus Compact is pleased to host Break Away, the national Alternative Breaks coalition, to facilitate an event intended to introduce student leaders and staff to the 8 Components of a Quality Alternative Break and explore how to make our programs more effective and sustainable.  Registration details will be distributed to the Alt Break advisors at each member campus.

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.

SAVE THE DATE - 2017 Biennial Engaged Faculty Retreat
February 9 - 11, 2017 | Moab, Utah

Mark your calendars.  The call for proposals for the Biennial Engaged Faculty Retreat will be released on or before September 1, 2016.  We will be looking for innovative, thought provoking, interdisciplinary, and inter-campus sessions.

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. ‚Äč

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. 

September 19-20, 2016
Co-hosted by ETS
ETS Chauncey Center & Hotel, Princeton, NJ
(special focus on integrating high-quality assessment of student civic learning and development into Campus Civic Action Plans)
Deadline: August 11, 2016

October 13-14, 2016
Co-hosted by University of Missouri--St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Deadline: September 8, 2016
October 17-18, 2016
Co-hosted by University of San Diego
University of San Diego, CA
Deadline: September 8, 2016

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 St. Louis 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.

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. 

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.


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.

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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