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

June 13, 2016              
                                                      
June Newsletter
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Utah Campus Compact Education Award AmeriCoprs Program Fully Funded
Utah Campus Compact has been notified that our application for the AmeriCorps program has been fully funded for 2016-17 by USERVE, the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism. The EAP program has grown to be one of the largest in the country thanks to the hard working staff on campuses and at the Compact that collaborate to meet the needs of our members. We are pleased to continue to offer this important program that both meets community needs and supports persistence and completion for participating students on member campuses.
 
Utah Higher Education Food Summit
Do you know students, staff, or faculty interested in helping to plan the first annual Utah Higher Education Food Summit? Contact sean.crossland@slcc.edu. This half day conference will have three tracks focused on community based solutions, campus based solutions, and multi-institution collaborations. It will also feature a panel discussion of participants in the Food Stamps Challenge and a community dinner. 

2016-2017 Utah Campus Compact Retreats 
We are planning on hosting our signature retreats on the following dates. Registration pages will be announced as they become available.
Engaged Citizenship Retreat: October 13-15, 2016
Alternative Breaks Leadership Retreat: November 18-19, 2016
Faculty Development Network: February 9-11, 2017

2016 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Application 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

SAVE THE DATE: 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 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.

Last Chance! Engineering Community Engagement Workshop
June 22-25, 2016 | Baton Rouge, LA

This exciting opportunity, co-sponsored by Louisiana State University and the EPICS program, headquartered at Purdue University,was designed to learn about integrating community-inspired design and community engagement experiences into your engineering curriculum.  The deadline has been extended to June 14. Learn more here

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 shannonf@utahcompact.org 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

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 later this month. Thank you for your patience, and keep checking our Facebook page and Twitter feed for important updates. 
 
EVENTS

Last Chance! Engineering Community Engagement Workshop
June 22-25, 2016 | Baton Rouge, LA

This exciting opportunity, co-sponsored by Louisiana State University and the EPICS program, headquartered at Purdue University,was designed to learn about integrating community-inspired design and community engagement experiences into your engineering curriculum.  The deadline has been extended to June 14. 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.

SAVE THE DATE: 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 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.
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OPPORTUNITIES

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

Culturally Engaging Service-Learning in Diverse Communities
Proposal deadline: June 30, 2016
Culturally Engaging Service-Learning in Diverse Communities is a book targeting scholars and practitioners who are considering or already engaging in critical service-learning (community-based learning, community-engaged learning) with diverse communities. The book contains sections focusing on people of color, the elderly, and working families (low-income). These chapters will illustrate authentic models that engage in service-learning with and in diverse communities. Additionally, there are chapters on partnering with and/or working in diverse K-12 communities, assessing and transforming programs that engage with diverse communities, and preparing partners for and mediating their experiences with these programs. We seek chapters that focus on the following: American Indians/Native Americans, African Americans/Blacks, Asian-Pacific Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos; Partnering with working families; Collaborating with the elderly; Working with diverse K-12 communities; Service-learning assessment models for projects that partner with diverse communities; Preparing partners for and/or mediating their experiences with service-learning in diverse communities. Those interested in submitting can find 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.
 
 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grant
(June 15) 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.

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 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 shannonf@utahcompact.org 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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