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Registration Closes Next Week for "Measuring and Monitoring Civic Engagement"

Register HERE for Measuring and Monitoring Civic Engagement. Registration closes May 23, 2012.


Have you ever thought "Our campus is very engaged in the community, but we aren't sure how to capture impacts and outcomes?"


Do you know more data could help, yet wonder what data is useful?


Participants will work to clarify their institutional goals and objectives for tracking engagement activity, identify target audiences and their expectations, and explore strategies and techniques for developing a sustainable data collection plan that will align with institutional needs and goals and capture the perspectives of diverse constituencies.


Featuring Dr. Barbara Holland, this event is designed for higher education civic engagement practitioners and those who can help implement civic engagement assessment strategies. Choose the location that is best for you and bring a team: civic engagement administrators, Institutional Research, student and academic affairs, and economic development or extension folks working in the community. 

Monday, June 11 (9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.) at East Carolina University, Greenville

Wednesday, June 13 (9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.) at Queens University of Charlotte


Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.   


Visit the CEAC website for more details. 
Monday, May 21st Conference Call
The President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge

The President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge is beginning its second year. This call will provide an opportunity for institutions that participated in the inaugural year to share their experiences and celebrate their successes, as well as hear about possibilities for the 2012-13 academic year. 


Featured Speakers:   

  • Joshua Dubois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Director, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Education
  • John Kelly, Senior Advisor to the CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Eboo Patel, President and Founder, Interfaith Youth Core and other special speakers and guests
Monday, May 21, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Call-in: 866-213-1962
PASSCODE: 4275659#
We are Still Recruiting VISTAs until June 1st!

Compact Colleagues:  Please share this opportunity with your graduating seniors (and grad students...) 


Fight Poverty with the Power of Higher Education! Become an NC Campus Compact VISTA


AmeriCorps*VISTA is a national service program that lets citizens commit a year of service to help non-profit agencies better serve low-income people. NC Campus Compact VISTAs advance higher education's mission of civic engagement and the VISTA mission of fighting poverty by bringing campus resources to support community partners serving people in need. Our VISTA projects focus on areas such as education, economic opportunity, healthy futures, and veterans. VISTAs work full-time and receive a monthly living stipend and health benefits and are eligible for a $5500 education award upon completion of their service year. You must have a Bachelor's degree to apply.


The link to AmeriCorps online application is:


Questions?  Contact Chad Fogleman (336) 278-7197
Save the Date: Fall Network Meetings


Join the NC Campus Compact network for our fall 2012 meetings. The meeting will include a morning professional development session followed by lunch and the NC Campus Compact business meeting.


(10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

August 1st - Triangle/Eastern region (Fayetteville State University) 

August 2nd - Western region (Western Piedmont Community College)
August 3rd - Charlotte region (Central Piedmont Community College)

August 9, 2012 - Triad region (location TBD)

Stay posted to the Network Meeting website for more details.  

Share Your Economic Develoment Efforts with National Campus Compact 


CC logoCampus Compact wants to know what your campus is doing to bring together economic and civic engagement.  They are gathering case study examples for a white paper entitled "Engaged Learning Economies: Developing Vital, Vibrant and Healthy Communities through Democratic Partnerships and Civic Engagement" which will be presented at the Campus Compact President's Leadership Summit in October 2012.


The paper will bring together ideas related to civic and economic engagement to help campus presidents, faculty, staff and community partners think strategically about the role of these types of engagement in economic development and democratic partnerships with communities. Case study examples will be used throughout the paper, and will be collected in an online database to serve as examples of powerful practice before, during and after the President's Leadership Summit.  


How to Participate

If you would like to participate, please download the Case Study form at this link. Provide as much information as you can give about your program. Amanda Wittman, Director of Academic and Strategic Initiatives at national Campus Compact, may set up times to talk more with individual programs.

North Carolina Students Eligible to Win Money for their Civic Engaement Efforts!
The Millennial Generation is rolling up their sleeves, solving problems both big and small and leveraging its unique  characteristics; technology, collaboration, diversity and more. 

To support this work, our partner just launched an election competition where Millenials can win award funding and and be invited to their election summit "Millennial Civic Engagement (MCE): Our Generation, Our Communities" to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 24 - 26th, 2012. 

Using the GOOD Maker platform, will invest over $25,000 in hyperlocal, Millennial-led projects that will work to increase civic engagement, community participation, and voter awareness. Millennials in North Carolina, Florida, California, Pennsylvania and Michigan will be eligible to submit their ideas online, and build communities around their projects.

From May 15th to June 11th, Millennials can submit their ideas online at  Approved submissions will be put to a public vote June 11th to June 29th. The Millennial with the top-voted idea in each state with receive an all-expense paid trip to the summit and a $500 starter fund to support their idea. 



In addition to the winners of the online competition, will invite additional outstanding applicants to the summit.   At the summit, they'll host a live competition where they'll distribute awards totaling $25,000 to support the implementation of these amazing examples of community-based, Millennial problem solving.

Please spread the word to your students! We REALLY believe there are powerful student-led projects in North Carolina worthy to be funded and acknowledged.

Help Name the Student Conference

Since 1992, the Student Conference has been NC Campus Compact's primary yearly effort to encourage student leadership in promoting campus-community engagement. Featuring student-led workshops, noted state experts, national leaders, Community Impact Student Awards, and hands-on service, the conference rotates amongst NC Campus Compact member campuses.


We need a name! We realize it is time to give this significant, annual event a name that encapsulates its purpose.


Do you have a suggestion? Enter your idea before May 25, and win a free registration to the 2012 Student Conference at UNC-Wilmington! The winning name will be announced at the Civic Engagement Administrator Conference in June.  Please share this opportunity broadly.


Follow this link to submit your idea. 
Mark your Calendars for the 2nd Annual Eastern Regional Campus Compact Conference

Join the Campus Compacts in the Eastern United States for "Moving Us Forward: Community Impact and Social Responsibility" on October 11 and 12, 2012 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. The mission of this conference is to advance institutional engagement while helping our member institutions strengthen their ability to meet the standards of the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. Leaders in higher education will participate in workshops on campus-community reciprocity and impact, institutional change, and engaged scholarship.


In addition to the one-day conference, the event will feature Pre-Conference Institutes. Topics include "Making it Count: Developing Institutional Strategies for Rewarding Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure," " Community Engaged Scholarship: Strategies, Resources and Opportunities," and 'The Culture of the Engaged Campus. "

Visit   for more information.

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