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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                    December 2011

In This Issue
Register Today for the 2012 Civic Engagement Institute
Initiatve on Core Competencies in Community Engagement
Institutionalization of Service Engagement Team Workshops
Website Quick Links
Grants & Funding
Call for Proposals
Awards & Contests
Register Today for the 2012 Civic Engagment Institue!


"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, trustees, provosts, faculty, staff and community partners 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. 


Early-Bird Registration Discount

If you register seven or more on the same registration form, by January 15, 2012,  a discount of $10 per person will be applied. Registrations are transferable within an institution at any time.

Stay posted to the Institute website for more details.  

Winter Regional Webinar, January 11, 2012
(10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Mark your calendar for the annual Winter Regional  webinar.  We are pleased to announce that John Saltmarsh will join us for the professional development session to discuss "To Serve a Larger Purpose": Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education" which he and Matthew Hartley edited. Since Dr. Saltmarsh is only available on the 11th, we will record the session for those who are unable to participate.
His presentation will be followed by an NC Campus Compact business meeting with updates on upcoming opportunities and programs.
Please RSVP to Leslie Garvin by January 9, 2012.



Initiative on Core Competencies in Community Engagement


The Center for Engaged Democracy is pleased to announce an initiative to develop a draft set of Core Competencies for the community engagement field.

  • What are the learning outcomes for academic programs in "community engagement"?
  • What knowledge, skills, and dispositions should students have demonstrated by the end of their academic programs?
  • How should these competencies differ across diverse programs - certificates, minors, and majors?

The Center is sponsoring a set of dialogues over the next year to develop a draft set of standards. We are looking for a small group of individuals to solicit, compile, and synthesize existing program competencies and resources that will be shared at the summer conference as a preliminary draft and then made available online for dialogue, input, and revision. The goal is to distill common competencies and ultimately to propose a suggested list of core competencies for academic programs.


The Center will provide a $1,000 stipend or cover individuals' travel expenses, conference fees, and room and board at Merrimack College for the duration of the conference. If you would like to be on this committee, please submit your name, title, institutional affiliation, and a brief bio (100-200 words) to democracy@merrimack.edu  by December 15th.

Institutionalization of Service Engagement Team Workshops


Three years ago, Indiana Campus Compact invited campuses to participate in The Institutionalization of Service Engagement in Higher Education: A Rubric for Institutional Planning.  Throughout May 2009, 11 campus steering committee teams participated in five regional workshops using the rubric as a guide.  Since that time, Indiana Campus Compact has provided technical assistance around the rubric when requested on a case-by-case basis.  

Indiana Campus Compact is reintroducing the rubric  and inviting new campuses, and campuses that were part of the 2009 process, to participate in this opportunity to reflect upon where your campus is in institutionalizing service engagement and to start planning where you would like to be in the future. Through this process we hope to:

  • Help campuses with self-assessment and potential strategic planning in the area of service engagement.
  • Guide Campus Compact in its work with individual campuses and collective membership base.

They will be hosting three workshops in various locations in Indiana in February. For locations, dates, and pricing information, please visit http://www.tinyurl.com/icc-rubric.

Website quick links:



Engagement Matters blog


Civic Engagement Jobs


National Civic Engagement Calendar

Seasons Greetings!



We invite you the read the latest Digest.  It is hard to believe the semester is almost over!  Due to the holiday/winter break, the Friday Update will be on hiatus for three weeks.  We wish you a restful break and look forward to continuing to work together to build civically engaged campuses in the New Year.  

Archived editions of the Digest are available on the Digest home page


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Grants & Funding


Sodexo Youth Grants 
(Deadline - January 17, 2012)


 YSA will award 100 Sodexo Youth Grants of $500 each to support youth-led service projects in the United States that address the issue of childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012).   
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
(Deadline - February 1, 2012)

The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in North Carolina that address one of the following focus areas: Community Economic Development, Environment, Strengthening Democracy, Pre-Collegiate Education, and Social Justice and Equity. Grants are provided to organizations that work for progressive policy change at the regional or statewide level as well as community-based projects that reach low-resource and/or rural regions in the state.
Learn more

Do Something Seed Grants

(Deadline - Ongoing, one grant awarded weekly)

These $500 grants are for youth-led (25 and under) project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start a program. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of a project and organization to help expand the project and increase impact.


Learn more

Call for Proposals


2012 PHENND Conference: "Food Justice"

February 24, 2012
Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
Proposal deadline: December 16, 2011
Learn more...



IMPACT National Conference
March 29 - April 1, 2012
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Final proposal deadline:  January 20, 2011
Learn more...


8th Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

April 12 & 13, 2012, UNC Pembroke, Pembroke, NC  

Proposal Deadline: January 27, 2012

Learn more... 


The Biennial National Conference on Faith-Based Service-Learning
"Serving Our Neighbors:  Learning Across the Lines that Divide Us"
Messiah College, May 31 - June 2, 2012

Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2012
Learn more...

Awards & Contests 



Robert L. Sigmon Service Learning Award

Now Accepting Nominations!


The Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award recognizes one faculty person on an NC Campus Compact member campus who has made significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning. A committee, composed of practitioners in the service-learning field who live and work outside of North Carolina, selects the winner based on significant service-learning experience, community and student impact and institutional impact.


Nomination Deadline: January 13, 2012

Learn more...

Civic Engagement Professional of the Year
Now Accepting Nominations!  


The Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award recognizes a staff person at an NC Campus Compact member campus that has 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.


Nomination Deadline: January 13, 2012

Learn more...


Jenzabar Foundation Student Leadership Awards


The Student Leadership Awards will recognize student groups who have made a difference in the world through service and philanthropic activities, including local, national, or international activities. The awards will honor ten student-led campus groups or activities that have made a significant impact beyond their own higher education institutions during the 2010-2011 or 2011-2012 academic years.


A $5,000 grant is included with the Student Leadership Award recognition to support the student or group's future humanitarian endeavors.


Application Deadline: February 20, 2012


Learn more...


2012 John W. Gardner Leadership Award

Presented by the Independent Sector, the John W. Gardner Leadership Award recognizes individuals whose leadership in or with the nonprofit and philanthropic community has been transformative and who have mobilized and unified people, institutions, or causes that improve lives.

Nomination Deadline: January 31, 2012

Learn more...


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Saint Mary's College recently created and produced three new videos which you may find helpful in your work. Ideal for meetings, trainings, and self-study, the webinars include pauses for discussion with colleagues or personal reflection. They are audio-narrated and are approximately 10-12 minutes each.

Developing Service-Learning Courses with OPERA (for faculty audience)
A primer and self-study guide for creating service-learning or CBR courses.

Establishing Partnerships for Service-Learning (for faculty audience)
A specific exploration about developing and sustaining partnerships with long-term community impact in mind.

Community Partners Design Service-Learning (for community audience)