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The ACTION Edition

2011 Student Conf

Student Conference
November 12, 2011 @ Wake Forest University

Last Chance to Register here!


We invite you to "take action" and participate in the many exciting opportunities listed below.  Please note the pending deadlines and plan accordingly. 

Thanks for your continued partnership as we work together to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen communities. 
- NC Campus Compact 
Deadline Extended to Apply for an MLK Day of Service Mini-Grant 
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North Carolina Campus Compact is pleased to offer $500 mini-grants for the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to institutions in North Carolina.   The RFP and application are available at:



NC Campus Compact is a sub-grantee of Wisconsin Campus Compact in collaboration with Michigan Campus Compact, Missouri Campus Compact and Oregon Campus Compact.  Funding for this grant is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Visit  to learn more about the national MLK Day of Service.


The new application submission deadline is November 4, 2011.

Registration Opens on November 15th for the 2012 Civic Engagement Institute 
Save the date"Intensifying Impact: Civic Engagement Matters"
2012 Civic Engagement Institute
February 15, 2012
Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC  
In honor of NC Campus Compact's Tenth Year Anniversary, one large event will be held convening presidents, provosts, faculty and staff in intensive discussions about how we envision deepening this work of producing civically engaged graduates and strengthening communities. Keynote speakers, expert workshops, and a celebration of our work together will ensure this is a day you will not want to miss. 
Confirmed Speakers include:
  • Dr. Nadinne Cruz, Independent Consultant, Cruz Consulting
  • Dr. Philip Dubois, Chancellor, UNC - Charlotte
  • Dr. George Mehaffy, V.P. for Academic Leadership & Change, American Association of State Colleges & Universities
  • Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Vice President, the Association of American Colleges and Universities 
  • Dr. Brian Murphy, President, De Anza College
  • Dr. Carol Quillen, President, Davidson College

Stay posted to the Institute website for more details. 


Please note that this event combines the annual Civic Engagement Institute and PACE Conference. PACE will resume on February 13, 2013.

Newest Edition of Partnerships Available!
NC Campus Compact just published the latest issue of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement at
We invite you to review the web site to review articles and items of interest.


Campus Compact 2011 Annual Membership Survey Now Open

Campus Compact's Annual Membership Survey is now available online at


Your institution's participation in this national survey is vital. We need your help so that North Carolina can continue to have one of the highest response rates in the nation!


ChecklistConducted each year since 1986, the survey is the most comprehensive and widely distributed review of service, service-learning, and civic engagement in higher education. Through this instrument, Campus Compact is able to calculate student and faculty involvement in service and service-learning, measure campus infrastructure for community engagement, understand faculty roles and rewards, determine alumni engagement, and receive valuable feedback about Campus Compact member services.


The results allow campuses to compare their progress with state and national trends and help all of us better articulate our case to elected officials, funders, and to the media. Your participation is key because it helps assure that your institution's commitment and dedicated resources towards service-learning and civic engagement are reflected in all our data.

For the best results, we urge primary institutional contacts to download the PDF version first, collect information from colleagues on campus, and then enter the institution's responses to the online survey. We also encourage you to review a list of Frequently Asked Questions that are available to assist anyone entering (or preparing) responses on behalf of their institution.

The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday, December 9, 2011. 


President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Honor RollDeadline is December 9, 2011.  Nominations received after the 5:00 p.m. EST deadline will not be considered.


Applications for the 2012 President's Honor Roll will be accepted in either or both categories for service performed during the 2010-2011 academic year:

  • General Community Service, which recognizes the quality, quantity, and institutional commitment to community service initiatives at a college or university.
  • Special Focus Area, which recognizes exemplary initiatives aligned with the President Obama's education and innovation priorities. The three special focus area categories are:
    • Promise Neighborhoods Model
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Summer Learning
    • For both categories, it is important to highlight the qualitative impact that your service programs have had on the community in addition to the quantitative data, such as the number of volunteers and the number of hours served. 



New Applicants: 


If you have never applied for the President's Honor Roll you must first create an account, by clicking on the "Create User Account" link on the left. To begin the registration process, you must choose a user ID, create a password, and provide basic contact information for your institution. After your account is created, you will be directed to the online application.


Returning Applicants:    


If your institution has applied to the President's Honor Roll in the past three years, you may have to reactivate your account. Please click on "Account Log In" link on the left to sign on to the system. If you have forgotten your username or password, you can retrieve this information by clicking on the "Problems accessing your user account?" link.

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