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January 7, 2011
In This Issue
NC Campus Compact Led the Nation in Member Survey Responses
Regional Meetings Next Week
3 More NC Campuses Receive Carnegie Classification
Nomination Deadline Next Friday for Faculty/Staff Awards
Register for the 2011 PACE Conference
We Need Your Students!
L.E.A.D. Conference 2011, Hosted by NC Wesleyan College
UNC Charlotte Receives Grant for Civic Minor
NC Campus Compact Led the Nation with Member Survey Responses!

We did it!  With an 89% response rate NC Campus Compact led the large Campus Compact states (Compacts with 40 or more members).  Florida (76%) and California (73%) followed. 


Great job!  We appreciate the time you invested in completing the survey, and are looking forward to receiving our statewide results. Once we receive those, we will send each participating campus an individualized report of their responses. We know you will find the comparison interesting.


PRIZE DRAWING!  Congratulations to Campbell University and Elizabeth City State University who won the prize drawing.  Each will receive one free registration ($50 value) to the 2011 PACE Conference in February.  

Regional Meetings Next Week


Please RSVP  to Leslie by close of business on January 10 to attend the winter regional meetings. 


Professional Development Topic: "Social Media for Social Change"

Presenters: Jason Scott, Training Officer / eLearning Specialist,  Strategy Office, Corporation for National and Community Service and Kivi Leroux Miller, president of  Nonprofit Marketing and the author of "The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause" (Jossey-Bass, 2010).


The professional development session can be accessed through your computer and will be in "listen only" mode (with chat capability for questions) and the business meeting will follow which requires dial-in.  The same information will be covered on each call.   Leslie will send access information on Monday, January 10th.


January 12, 2011:

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Professional Development (webinar)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Business meeting (conference call)


January 13, 2011:

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Professional Development (webinar)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Business meeting (conference call)


Learn more about regional meetings here.   




3 More NC Campuses Receive Carnegie Classification
Congratulations to Elizabeth City State University, Gardner-Webb University and Wake Forest University!

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected 115 U.S. colleges and universities for its 2010 Community Engagement Classification. These institutions join the 196 institutions identified in the 2006 and 2008 selection process.  These three institutions bring the NC total to 16 - all NC Campus Compact members.


Colleges and universities with an institutional focus on community engagement were invited to apply for the classification, first offered in 2006 as part of an extensive restructuring of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Unlike the Foundation's other classifications that rely on national data, this is an "elective" classification-institutions elected to participate by submitting required documentation describing the nature and extent of their engagement with the community, be it local or beyond. This approach enabled the Foundation to address elements of institutional mission and distinctiveness that are not represented in the national data on colleges and universities.

Read the complete Carnegie Press Release.


Complete List of NC Institutions with the Community Engagement Classification 


Outreach and Partnerships

University of North Carolina at Pembroke (2008)


Curricular Engagement & Outreach and Partnerships

Appalachian State University (2008)

Duke University (2008)

Elon University (2006)

East Carolina University (2008)

Elizabeth City State University (2010)

Garner-Webb University (2010)

North Carolina Central University (2008)

North Carolina State University (2006) 

Pfeiffer University (2008)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2006)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2008)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2008)

University of North Carolina Wilmington (2008)

Wake Forest University (2010)

Western Carolina University (2008)

Nomination Deadline Next Friday for Faculty/Staff Awards

NC Campus Compact is now accepting nominations for our annual faculty and staff civic engagement awards. The nomination deadline is January 14, 2011. 

Both awards will be presented at the 2011 PACE Conference.   

Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award

This award recognizes one faculty member on an NC Campus Compact member campus who has made significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning.   Visit this link for the Call for Nominations.

Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award

This award recognizes staff on NC Campus Compact member campuses that have worked towards the institutionalization of service, created and strived towards a vision of service on their campus, supported faculty and students, and formed innovative campus-community partnerships. 

Nominations are accepted in two categories.

    • Emerging Leader - Individual in the civic engagement field for 4 years or less
    • Sustainer - Individual in the civic engagement field for 5 or more years


For the complete Call for Nominations visit this link 

Register for the 2011 PACE Conference
Register today for the 2011 PACE Conference on February 9, 2011 at Elon University. 

This year, as we focus specifically on using service as a solution to the challenges facing North Carolina, we are pleased to announce the following special guest speakers.
  • Nicole Gallant, Director of Learn and Serve America
  • Tom Ross, President of the UNC system
  • Dr. Hope Williams, President of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Dr. Scott Ralls, President of the North Carolina Community College System   

We encourage you to recruit broadly for this very special PACE. The registration deadline is January 21, 2011.

We Need Your Students!

We are seeking outstanding service-learning or civic engagement projects to feature during the 2nd Annual Student Showcase at the 2011 PACE Conference in February.  During the closing Plenary Session we will ask the students to set-up tables around the conference room with displays from these initiatives.  The students should be available at the tables to answer questions and describe their displays, similar to a Poster Session.

Let Leslie know as soon as possible if you have suggestions for students from your institution.  

L.E.A.D. Conference 2011, Hosted by NC Wesleyan College

Only $30 Per Student! Register by Jan. 17th Submit Proposals by Jan. 19th


Dear NC Campus Compact Friends,


The Division of Student Affairs at North Carolina Wesleyan College is excited to announce the 2011 L.E.A.D Conference, which we will host on behalf of the NC College Personnel Association on Saturday, February 19, 2011!   


Together with NCCPA, we invite student delegations from colleges and universities throughout the state to join us in Rocky Mount as we emphasize the intersection of leadership and service through our conference theme, "Serving Within 'The Ivory Tower' and Beyond." With our campus recently renewing its commitment to service and aiming to serve beyond the serpentine wall that marks our front boundary, we are excited to emphasize the concept of servant leadership through a day of powerful conference programming. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to develop general leadership skills and network with students from throughout the state.    


Registration is now open and available through January 17, 2011 at our conference website: Here, you will find a simple form that will allow institutions to go ahead and register for the number of delegates they plan to bring and then give us the details for each delegate (names, contact information, t-shirt sizes) later.


In addition to the registration information, at you will find full conference details, including a tentative schedule and information on how you and your students can submit Program Proposals. We hope many of you will consider presenting at L.E.A.D. 2011! Proposals will be accepted through January 19, 2011.     


Please help us spread the word about this wonderful annual gathering where our students meet and learn from each other and staff members. We invite you to forward this information along to your colleagues on campus and throughout NC.


On behalf of the NC Wesleyan College L.E.A.D. Conference Committee, we look forward to seeing you in February! In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.




Jessie Langley, L.E.A.D. 2011 Conference Chair

UNC Charlotte Receives Grant for Civic Minor

UNC-Charlotte was the only campus in North Carolina selected to participate in the Civic Minor in Urban Education project. The four other campuses selected are: Buffalo State, California State University, Fresno, San Jose State University and West Chester University.


The Corporation for National and Community Service awarded the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) a $433,000+ Learn and Serve Teacher Education grant to develop and disseminate a pilot 15-21 credit hour Civic Minor in Urban Education at five AASCU member urban institutions. Chosen campuses are expected to have their Civic Minors in Urban Education designed, approved, and in operation after three years.


The Minor will offer pre-service teachers, and their peers who might not otherwise consider a career in education, the opportunity to learn about service learning as a pedagogy, have experiences with service learning in urban settings, and take other courses in the minor which develop a rich understanding of the public policy context of urban schools and community factors that affect school performance and learning outcomes.


The assumption is that the five selected campuses will create five unique models. However, each model must include three core service-learning components:

  A course or experience in Public Achievement, an award winning service-learning model developed by the Center for Democracy and Citizenship under the leadership of Harry Boyte and Dennis Donovan.

  A second service learning experience identified by the urban school district partner (e.g. tutoring, after school programs, community study center, etc.).

  A service-learning methods course designed to make sure that future teachers can implement service learning with their students.


This initiative is intended to equip future urban teachers with direct knowledge of the complex context of urban schools, the strengths and capabilities of urban children, and the implications of public policy on the K-12 public schools. 

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