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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                   March 2013

In This Issue
Compact Conferences
STEM Workshop
Community-Engaged Pedagogy
Reflection Journals
Service-Learning Faculty Institute
Michigan Journal Released
S-L for Literature Group
Global Challenges E-Book
Emerging Scholars Workshop
Millennials Civic Health Index
Scholarship in CE Work
Key Informants
CEEP Job Position
Related Links
VISTA Recruitment
Tenure & Promotion Webinar
President's Honor Roll
ASB Institute
Film Competition
E-Newsletter for Students
Carnegie Classification
Calls for Proosals
Awards & Contests
Grants & Funding

New Article Released by UNC Wilmington's Donna Chapa Crowe


At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, a task force was created to develop a workshop for student leaders to enhance their awareness of ethical issues and the consequences of bad choices. "Tough Choices: A Student Workshop on the Ethics of Leadership,  outlines the relevant literature, workshop curriculum, and assessment findings for this initiative.


Read more.

Midwest Campus Compact STEM Consortium Workshop
Community-Engaged Learning for Food Sustainability

April 11, 2013: DePaul University, Chicago, IL
May 16, 2013:  St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

The workshops will provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community partners to collaborate with professionals across the country working on refining their community-engaged learning courses focused on food sustainability for greater community impact, positioning these courses for promotion & tenure, and turning community-engaged learning into scholarly products. 

Learn more.


Sponsored by: CNCS, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Campus Compacts.


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The Engaged Campus: Driving Innovation through Partnerships


May 19-21, 2013
Dearborn, MI

This national conference will showcase and celebrate advanced and innovative efforts in campus civic engagement. 


Learn more here.




Diving In: Campus Compact's Institute for New Civic and Community Engagement Professionals

June 5-7, 2013
St. Mary's University
San Antonio, TX

This Institute is a professional development opportunity for new practicitioners. Campus Compact's Looking In Reaching Out publication, will serve as a basis for the curriculum.
Learn more here

Learn how Connect2Complete Promotes College Success


Campus Compact's Connect2Complete model utilizes peer-assisted community-engaged learning and peer advocacy to promote college success and persistence by encouraging academic development, social integration, and personal development.


Check out the new resource detailing the theory behind the practice here.

Community-Engaged Pedagogy: A Strengths-Based Approach to Involving Diverse Stakeholders in Research Partnerships

This recent article describes the educational approach-"community-engaged pedagogy"-used in a capacity-building training program with community partners in Boston. Drawing from adult learning theory and CBPR community-engaged pedagogy embraces co-learning and is rooted in a deep respect for the prior knowledge and experiences that community partners bring to the conversation around CBPR.

Download here.

Purdue University Offers Free Reflection Journals 
Online for faculty & students


On Purdue's ePubs are two

new Service-Learning reflection journals available for download. 


Service-Learning Reflection Journal


This journal provides a guide for service-learning projects that may last from a few days to a few weeks. Includes a quantitative assessment for the beginning and the end of the service-learning project and reflection assignments to help prepare for the service-learning project, as well as the conclusion of the project.


International Service-Learning Reflection Journal


This journal, specifically

 created for international study abroad courses,  provides pre-entry assignments and re-entry assignments to help with the reflective process as well as a quantitative assessment for the beginning and end of the project.
Download here.

Summer Faculty Institute and Learning Community

on Service-Learning

August 2-4, 2013
Saint Mary's College of California


The summer faculty institute is designed for instructors in the early stages of incorporating service-learning into their courses. Participants will learn and work with 11 other colleagues from around the country and devote focused time, attention, and energy to service-learning course creation. The institute includes time for personal and professional reflection on why one chooses to utilize this type of teaching and learning.



Space is limited, and registration is open now!


Early registration (Feb 25-March 31) is $500 and regular registration (April 1-30) is $550.


Learn more.





Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Volume 19, Now Available!

Please note the article on Reciprocity which includes several North Carolina practitioners!

Table of Contents:



Student Perceptions of Community-based Research

Partners and the Politics of Knowledge 


Emily W. Kane 


Reciprocity: Saying What We Mean and Meaning What We Say 

Lina D. Dostilio, Sarah M. Brackmann, Kathleen E. Edwards, Barbara Harrison, Brandon W. Kliewer and Patti H. Clayton 


The Four Furies: Primary Tensions between Service-Learners and Host Agencies 

Steven D. Mills 


Collaborative Faculty Assessment of Service-Learning Student Work to Improve Student and Faculty Learning and Course Design 

Daniel F. Shapiro 




Disrupting Borders: A Case Study in Engaged Pedagogy 

Laurie Ross 




Service-learning in Design and Planning: Education at the Boundaries Tom Angotti, Cheryl Doble, & Paula Horrigan, Editors 

Reviewed by Sharon E. Sutton 


Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions in Service-Learning Trae Stewart and Nicole Webster, Editors 

Reviewed by Tania D. Mitchell 

Download here.

New Online Group

Service Learning for Literature, Language & Composition


MLA Commons, a new, online discussion group, has been convened In order to facilitate more discussion of service learning and literature, language and composition within the academy. All are welcome to access information and read posts, blogs; only members, however, can post messages.


Learn more

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National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement


Don't forget to sign up for the college student voting study.  It's free, confidential, and protective of student privacy.  And it's easy - this is not a survey.  Just fill out an authorization form and send it in.


For more information, go to the NSVLE web site or contact Nancy Thomas at Tufts University directly.


New eBook

Global Challenges: Promise & Peril in the 21st Century


This eBook is an exciting outgrowth of the AASCU Global Engagement Scholars' on-going efforts to educate globally competent citizens.

Global Challenges  introduces readers to the 7 main revolutions affecting the globe and its inhabitants: Population, Resources, Information, Technology, Economic Integration, Security/Conflict, and Governance. This framework was developed by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.


Download here.

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop

Nomination deadline:
April 30, 2013


This workshop is part of the annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference, to be held October 6-9, 2013 at Texas Tech University. This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship. Participation is limited and interested applicants must be nominated to be part of this workshop.


Learn more



Millenials Civic Health Index


The Millennial generation represents a critical civic asset for the nation, making up a significant portion of the population and representing a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. NCoC, CIRCLE, Mobilize.org, and Harvard's Institute of Politics teamed up to take a closer look at how Millennials across the country are actually engaged in their communities and democracy.



One surprising trend - while engagement typically

increases with age,

22-25 year olds have lower levels of social cohesion and volunteerism than their younger peers.




Read the Millennials Civic Health Index here.

Yes, you can pull scholarship from your community engagement work


Do you work in higher education or in collaboration with communities? In doing so, do you develop curricula, training manuals, videos, briefs or toolkits? Did you know that you can simultaneously increase the impact of these products on communities and make them count as legitimate scholarship? This blog offers four keys to enhancing the impact of your work, both for communities and to advance your career in higher education.


Read the blog post here.

 New Article


The role and influence of key informants in community-engaged research


Because key informants inhabit social and professional roles in communities, they are often sought by researchers to provide knowledge and information about a community. However, their identification and selection - and their perspectives about what is important and would work best for a community - must be carefully considered. This article, by Stacey McKenna, University of Colorado Denver, concludes with several recommendations for enhancing community engagement in translational research.


Read the article here.





Job Opening


Founded by author Paul Loeb, the Campus Election Engagement Project is a nonpartisan project that helps America's colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. Focusing on administrators, faculty, and staff, and ways they can help engage their students, they worked with 500 schools in 2008 and over 750 in 2012!


They are currently hiring for a part-time Associate National Development Officer.


Read the full job description here. 


Related Links  

Civic Engagement Jobs


Digest Archive


National Civic Engagement Calendar


NC Campus Compact VISTA blog 


Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

NC Campus Compact is Recruiting for the 2013-14 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort 
Please encourage qualified individuals to apply!

Applications are now open for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Members begin in early August 2013 and serve full-time for one full year, working with a community agency and a campus to develop a partnership that fights poverty.


Projects may address local needs in the following areas:

  • K-12 education
  • Economic opportunity
  • Food security

Most VISTA members share work time between campus and community partner offices, and thereby gain experience in both non-profit and higher education settings. Our VISTAs take on a variety of activities, including: recruiting volunteers, creating volunteer training materials, coordinating service events, developing pilot programs, creating publicity materials, designing internship positions, or supporting leadership teams.


Selection is competitive and runs through June 1 so applicants should submit early. Accepted candidates receive training, a modest living stipend, health benefits, and a $5500 education award upon completion of a full year of service.

To learn more about the NC Campus Compact VISTA program and the application process, visit our FAQ page for Prospective VISTAs

Interested Individuals will go to the position listing on AmeriCorps.gov when ready to create an application.
Thinking it Through Tools for Teaching Ethics in Service-Learning

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Some of the most valuable lessons in service learning occur when ethical dilemmas are part of the experience but often, teachers feel poorly equipped to help students navigate the tough questions when they arise. Texts on Ethics often focus on theoretical problems, but because service learning happens outside the classroom, practitioners need concrete approaches that can be readily applied. This webcast will introduce the "toolbox" approach to ethical reasoning pioneered by the Rutland Institute for Ethics. By presenting three different ethical approaches in common-sense ways, the "toolbox" allows teachers to help students develop better critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills using common-sense principles within an easy to apply framework. Sponsored by Clemson University.  Click here to participate.


Where the Rubber Meets the Road:
Civic Engagement & the Tenure Review Process Webinar

March 20, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free but space is limited


This session focuses on how should engaged scholarship be evaluated during the promotion and tenure review process relative to more traditional scholarly activities. Sponsored by NERCHE. Click here to register.



The Engaged Campus: Linking student and Academic Affairs
March 21, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   

This final installation in Campus Compact's Engaged Campus webinar series,  will involve participants in a discussion about creating partnerships between student and academic affairs in civic engagement strategies. Drawing on the perspectives of presenters from both student and academic affairs, we will share examples of successful models, opportunities for collaboration and the outcomes of greater alignment.

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Cost: $50 for members, $100 for non-members

Note: Please note that each offering requires individual registration.


Click here to register .

Twenty-Two Member Campuses Named to Honor Roll  Honor Roll 

A total of 695 higher education institutions were recently named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with five earning the Presidential Award and 113 institutions earning the recognition of Honor Roll with Distinction.


Twenty-eight North Carolina institutions were named to the honor roll, five with distinction. Twenty-two are NC Campus Compact members.


Launched in 2006, the honor roll annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.


Below are the 2013 Honor Roll members from North Carolina. Congratulations to our member campuses!


Honor Roll Members with Distinction

  1. North Carolina Central University (Durham)
  2. North Carolina State University (Raleigh)
  3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  4. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  5. Warren Wilson College (Swannanoa) 

Honor Roll Members

  1. Campbell University (Buies Creek)  
  2. Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte)
  3. Davidson College (Davidson)
  4. Duke University (Durham)
  5. East Carolina University (Greenville)
  6. Elizabeth City State University (Elizabeth City)
  7. Elon University (Elon)
  8. Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs)
  9. Guilford College (Greensboro)
  10. Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory)
  11. Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer)
  12. Queens University of Charlotte  
  13. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  14. University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  15. University of North Carolina Wilmington  
  16. Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem)
  17. Western Carolina University (Cullowhee)


  1. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (Concord) 
  2. Charlotte School of Law
  3. Johnson & Wales University Charlotte
  4. Johnson C. Smith University (Charlotte)
  5. Mars Hill College (Mars Hill)
  6. Mid-Atlantic Christian University (Elizabeth City)
Alternative Service Experiences Institute Coming this Summer

On June 18-19, 2013 at High Point University, NC Campus Compact is sponsoring an Institute on alternative service experiences.  For the last two decades, there has been a consistent increase in the number of colleges and universities participating in alternative break programs throughout the year.  

The Institute will explore various aspects of this topic from student development to practical logistical considerations such as liability and risk; and post-trip reintegration.


Registration will open on April 30, 2013.  Stay posted to the Institute website for details. 

Questions?  Contact Leslie Garvin.

2nd Annual Documentary Film Shorts Competition
Hear For Me

NC Campus Compact invites students at member campuses to create a 5-15 minute documentary short that illuminates the theme: Campus-community partnerships positively impact local problems. Assessed by a distinguished panel of judges, one grand prize entry will receive $250 and be featured at the Compact's November 2, 2013, CSNAP student conference to be held at Central Piedmont Community College. Three additional films will be selected as finalists and put to a public vote  for the "People's Pick" award. 

Entries must be filmed between January 1, 2013 and September 20, 2013, the contest deadline. For more information,  including contest rules, review the website.  Above is the 2012 grand prize winning entry submitted by Elon student, Sean Dolan. You can view the finalist entries at the competition website.


Questions?  Contact Leslie Garvin.
NC Campus Compact Launches E-Newsletter for Students

In January NC Campus Compact launched a newsletter, the CSNAP Digest, targeting civically engaged student leaders.  It contains relevant news, fellowships/scholarships, awards and jobs specific to students. The initial recipients were students who signed up during the 2012 CSNAP student conference.


If you would like to be on this mailing list or have student leaders you would like to add, please send their name and email address to Leslie Garvin. The next issue is due out at the end of this month.

2015 Community Engagement Elective Classification Information and Resources 


Since 2006, the Carnegie has selected 311 colleges and universities for its elective classification on community engagement. Sixteen North Carolina institutions received the classification in 2008 and 2010. 

2015 Community Engagement Classification Timeline:

  • May 1-July 1, 2013 - Request for application (payment of fee and release of application)
  • September 9, 2013 - Release of applications
  • April 15, 2014 - Applications Due/Reviewing begins
  • December 2014 - Review Process completed/ campuses notified
  • January 2015 - 2015 classification results announced

Learn more here.


Carnegie Classification Webinar Recording


If you missed the webinar on February 20th sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the  Democracy Commitment and facilitated by John Saltmarsh, Co-Director, New England Resource Center for Higher Education, and Gail Robinson, Senior Advisor, Community College National Center for Community Engagement, a recording is available here


The PowerPoint presentation used for the webinar is also available for review (PDF) by clicking here.


Emily Janke, Special Assistant for Community Engagement, Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, discussed her institutions' experiences with the classification process. 

Calls for Proposals/Papers 


14th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference

"Engaged Scholarship Across Disciplines, Communities & Geography"

October 8-9, 2013, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX
Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 15, 2013


Learn more 


2013 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis
October 27 - 29, 2013

Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 29th  

Learn more


Special Issue of Journal of Community Practice
Call for Papers

Deadline: April 1st


Learn more


Society for Values in Higher Education
Debt: Obligations that Shape our Lives

July 24-28, 2013, University of Denver, CO  
Call for Papers
Deadline: April 15th 


Learn more


2013 Imagining America Conference

A Call to Action
October 4-6, 2013, Syracuse, NY

Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 12th

Learn more

2013 Pedagogy of Privilege Conference
August 5-6, 2013, University of Denver, CO

Call for Papers, Presentations and Workshops
Deadline: April 22nd 

Learn more

Action Research Journal Special Issue on:

Knowledge Democracy and Action Research

Call for Papers in English or Spanish
Deadline: May 1st  

Learn more 


The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
19th Annual Conference
"Transforming and Sustaining Communities through Partnerships"
October 26-29, 2013, Louisville, KY
Call for Proposals
Deadline: May 15th

Learn more 

International Journal of Service-Learning in Engineering  
Call for Papers

Deadline: August 20, 2013

The International Journal of Education for Social Justice (RIEJS)
Autumn 2013 monographic issue on Service-learning and Social Justice
Call for Articles 
Deadline: September 15, 2013


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Awards & Contests

Generous U/Sillerman Prize for Philanthropy on College Campuses
Deadline: March 15th 


Generous U is open to college student groups, clubs, and organizations that engage their peers in charitable giving. The judges are looking for creative initiatives that inspire student giving, have a positive impact in the community, and can serve as a model for other campuses.  The winner will be awarded the $5,000 Sillerman Prize and earn the Generous U title for its college or university.   


Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award 
Deadline: March 29th 

This award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students' civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education's contributions to the public good. Honorees  must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution.

Generations United Youth Volunteer Award
Deadline: March 30th

This award recognizes an individual, age 25 or younger, who has made an outstanding contribution to an intergenerational program or who has advocated for older adults and youth.


2013 Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Awards
Deadline: April 1st

This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions by nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private, and other social sector organizations, to society. Ten partnerships will receive awards, with the first-place winner receiving $25,000 and a documentary video about the partnership. Award recipients must demonstrate the difference the partnership has made, show the ability of the partnership to be replicated and stimulate new ideas in dealing with social issues, and illustrate the partnership's commitment to advancing the mission and principles of the organization.

Student Leadership Award recipients have exemplified a commitment to making a difference in the world either through ongoing activities or through the completion of a project during the 2011- 2012 or 2012-2013 academic year. The Jenzabar Foundation will recognize ten student-led campus groups and projects and each honoree will receive a $5,000 grant to continue their work. 

John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement
Deadline: April 8th


Launched by the American Democracy Project in 2011, this award is given in recognition of exemplary early-career leaders who are advancing the wider civic engagement movement through higher education to build a broader public culture of democracy. Candidates must be from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner. Recipient will receive $500.

UNC Greensboro's Emily Janke was a 2012 recipient.  


William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement

Deadline: April 8th

The Plater Award is designed to recognize the critical role of the chief academic officer in advancing the civic mission of the campus through curricular reform, public advocacy, accountability for institutional citizenship, faculty development and recruitment, and partnerships with community organizations. The recipient will receive $1,000. Candidates must have served as the chief academic officer of an AASCU member campus for at least three years.


Peace First Prize 

Deadline: April 12th   


Five young people between the ages of 8 and 22 will each receive $50,000 and a two-year Fellowship to recognize their peacemaking work and invest in their leadership. Winners will be chosen on these key criteria: compassion, courage, and the ability to engage others in creating positive change.    


Do Something Awards

Deadline: April 15th


Do Something Award nominees and winners represent the pivotal "do-ers" in their field, cause, or issue. In 2013 five finalists will appear on the Do Something Awards on Vh1 and be rewarded  a minimum of $10,000 in community grants, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the broadcast. 


2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty 
Deadline: April 26th


This award recognizes early career faculty who are pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career--within the first six years--at campuses with long-term contracts, who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. 

Grants & Funding


Land o'Lakes Foundation Grants     
Deadlines: April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st   

Grants will be awarded to organizations working to address hunger, youth education, and arts and culture in rural communities.     


Learn more

Lawrence Foundation Grants   
Deadlines: April 31st, November 1st   



The foundation awards program and operating grants with no geographic restrictions in support of the environment, education, human services, disaster relief, and other causes.       


Learn more


Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Deadline: May 1st  


Grants will support nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems.   


 Learn more  


State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants

Deadline: May 3rd

The grants range in size from $25,000-$100,000, and must address the root cause of one of the following issue areas: access to higher education / closing the achievement gap, financial literacy (and economic inclusion), community safety and natural disaster preparedness, social health & wellness issues, and environmental responsibility.

Learn more  


AAC&U Bringing Theory to Practice Grants
Deadline: June 15th


Support for campus-based initiatives that demonstrate how engaged forms of learning actively involve students both within and beyond the classroom directly contribute to their cognitive, emotional, and civic development.   


Learn more


True Hero Grants

Deadline: Rolling until June 30th

Funds for clubs, groups or organizations doing good work in their communities and beyond. A total of $20,000 will be given away to help fund service projects.  

Learn more 


Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program

Applications accepted: February 1st through August 13th

Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services to support to nonprofit organizations, public schools, and public service agencies that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities.


Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional veteran's housing or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional veteran's housing or community facilities; and planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans. Priority is given to projects for veterans that include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work.



The Pollination Project
Deadline - Ongoing 


Makes grants to individual change-makers with an idea and a plan to make their community and their world a better place.  Their goal is to give $1,000 seed grants to individual change makers, 365 days a year.


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.


Learn more