|Deliberative Dialogue Trainings
NC Campus Compact is pleased to host two deliberative dialogue moderator trainings in April and May. A deliberative dialogue is a technique used by the National Issues Forum Institute to explore diverse views and experiences related to a specific issue. We featured a dialogue during the 2013 Civic Engagement Institute. Learn more here: http://www.nifi.org/forums/about.aspx.
We invite individuals from NC Campus Compact member institutions to participate in either training. Both moderator sessions are free to participants.
Download a flyer for distribution here.
Deliberative Dialogue Trainings
April 24th (9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.)
Warren Wilson College
May 10th (1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
How to Frame the Questions for a Deliberative Dialogue*
April 24th (12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Warren Wilson College
$15 includes lunch
*participants will learn how to frame their own questions and issues to create a personalized dialogue
RSVP to Leslie Garvin by April 12th for Warren Wilson and by May 1st for Elon. Indicate which training you plan to attend.
Thanks to the Environmental Leadership Center and the Service Program office at Warren Wilson College and The Division of Student Life, The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and The Office of Leadership and Professional Development at Elon University
for co-sponsoring these trainings.
Did you Know?
High School Dropout Rates Declining
The fourth annual update on America's high school dropout crisis shows that, for the first time, the nation is on track to meet the goal of a 90% high school graduation rate by the Class of 2020- if the pace of improvement from 2006 to 2010 is sustained over the next 10 years. The greatest gains have occurred for the students of color and low-income students most affected by the dropout crisis.
Source: Balfanz R., Bridgeland, J., Bruce, M., & /fix, J. Hornig (2013). Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic
-2013 Annual Update
. Washington D.C.: Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, America's Promise Alliance, and the Alliance for Excellent Education. Retrieved here
Proposed North Carolina Legislation May Impact College Student Voting
Senate Bill 667
, known as "Equalize Voter Rights," would remove the tax exemption for dependents who register to vote at any address other than their parents' home.
House Bill 589
, entitled the Voter Identification Verification Act, or VIVA, would require all voters to show a government-issued photograph at the polls starting with the 2016 elections. The bill would accept driver's licenses up to 10 years after their expiration date, student IDs from public universities, state employee IDs, and would allow persons older than 70 years to use old IDs. It would also require the state to provide free photo ID's to those who claim financial hardship.
New Value of Volunteer Time Released
The 2012 value of volunteer time is $22.14/hour, a 35-cent increase from 2011, according to the Independent Sector . The value of volunteer time provides one way to measure the impact millions of individuals make with each hour they dedicate to make a difference.
NC Campus Compact is Recruiting for 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 listingon AmeriCorps.gov when ready to create an application.
Elon Hosting Multiple Sustainability-Related Events this Month
Film Screening & Discussion
The Island President, is a documentary film that chronicles Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed's efforts to confront climate change and rising sea levels, which threaten to submerge the 1,200 islands that make up the low-lying nation.
Monday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Lakeside Conference Room
Wednesday, April 17th at 9:00 p.m.
Lakeside Conference Room
Click here for the link to the Facebook event page. Click the link to download a flyer. Flyer
The discussion on April 17th is part of the national conversation on democracy and climate change facilitated by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and CSC Fellows Network which includes a web discussion with the film's director, Jon Shenk; Thilmeeza Hussain, former United Nations deputy permanent representative to the Maldives; May Boeve, 350.org executive director and cofounder; and Eban Goodstein, director of Bard CEP and the Bard MBA in Sustainability.
More than 85 colleges and community organizations across the country have lined up to host a screening and dicussion. Learn more here.
Hunter Lovins, "The Business Case for Implementing Sustainability"
7:30 pm @ McKinnon Hall
An author, sociologist, lawyer and sustainability advocate, Lovins will discuss how companies and communities are implementing genuine sustainability to create a more prosperous future. She is the founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions and has received a number of honors, including Time Magazine's 2000 Hero of the Planet, a Newsweek 2009 "Green Business Icon" and the Rachel Carson Award in 2012. Lovins has co-authored 10 books including Natural Capitalism and The Way Out: Kick-Starting Capitalism to Save our Economic Ass. Download a flyer here.
NC Campus Compact Hosts Alternative Service Experiences Institute in June
On June 18-19, 2013 at High Point University, NC Campus Compact is sponsoring an Institute to assist campuses in facilitating alternative break service trips. We will explore various aspects of this topic from pre-orientation to liability and risk.
Registration will open on April 15, 2013. Stay posted to the Institute website for details.
Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin.
Campus Compact Provides Support to Campuses Applying for 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Elective Classification
Considering the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application? Campus Compact is pleased to provide a variety of learning resources to its members for the Carnegie Classification application process.
1. Peer Development Network-- a 10-session Peer Development Network to support campuses in determining whether the Carnegie Classification is attainable for them, structuring their self-study processes, and addressing challenges encountered throughout the application process. This series is offered by Eastern Region Campus Compact.
2. Available Now: The Engaged Campus: Preparing for the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification (Recorded Webinar) In this pre-recorded discussion, panelists share information about the 2015 application cycle for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Elective Community Engagement Classification. Presenters discuss ways the Classification advances institutional engagement and offer "on the ground" perspective from two- and four-year institutions. Listen to the webinar here.
3. Carnegie Classification Virtual Learning Community, Fall 2013 For those actively pursuing the Carnegie Classification, this moderated virtual learning community will be available to all Campus Compact members seeking (re)classification for the Carnegie Foundation's Elective Classification on Community Engagement. During the application process, members will receive support from experts in the field who will be moderating the community as well as from one other.
Download the detailed list of resources here.
Sixteen North Carolina campuses have received the classification. Those that receive it in 2006 & 2008 must complete the application for reclassification in order to retain the classification.
2015 Community Engagement Classification Timeline:
- May 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
Visit the Carnegie Foundation website here. This classification provides an established level of legitimacy, accountability, public recognition, and visibility. It can be a catalyst for efforts to improve teaching and learning through curricular connections to community-based problem-solving, as well as a tool for institutional benchmarking, self-assessment, and self-study.
2nd Annual Documentary Film Shorts Competition
|Hear For Me - 2012 Winner|
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.
General Civic Engagement Opportunities
Hosting a bake sale is a fun and easy way to raise funds to help make No Kid Hungry a reality. The Bake Sale Resource Center has everything you need to have a successful bake sale to end child hunger! Find templates for flyers and media alerts, stickers, tips for pricing your baked goods and taking excellent photos and much more. Follow the link above to sign up to host a bake sale or find a bake sale.
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.
NSLVE Deadline Extension
Deadline: May 15th
The deadline for your campus to join the National Study of Learning, Voting, & Engagement (NSLVE) initiative has been extended.
Amway's Who Cares Challenge: Youth Leadership Contest
Deadline: June 5th
Amway will honor 10 youth changemakers in the United States and Canada. The contest is open to youth ages 13 - 22. Applicants will be narrowed down through public voting to a group of 100 entries. Charity partner Free The Children will then select 10 winners to receive $10,000 each to give to the nonprofit organization of their choice. Five grand prize winners from among those 10 will also receive a trip for themselves and a companion to Free The Children's next We Day youth empowerment event in Minnesota on October 8, 2013.
Calls for Proposals/Papers
2013 IARSCLE Conference
"Reinvigorating our Process of Discovery: Research Informing Practice in Service-Learning and Community Engagement"
Omaha, November 6-8, 2013
Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 12th
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities 19th Annual Conference "Transforming and Sustaining Commmunities through Partnerships"
October 26-29, 2013, Louisville, KY
Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 15th
IARSCLE Call for Manuscripts
Deadline: May 15th
The Editorial Board of the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE) invites manuscript submissions to the following four sections: Research Articles, Theoretical or Conceptual Articles, Review Articles, and Book Reviews.
Virtual Conference 2013
"Beyond the Classroom: Applying Literacy to Promote Equity"
October 31st- November 2nd
Deadline: May 31st
Call for Virtual Posters
Click to submit a poster proposal here.
Check out last year's posters here.
Call for Presenters
Deadline: June 1st
Click to submit a proposal here.
Click here to see descriptions from the 2012 virtual conference.
Call for Papers for The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change
This journal only accepts articles from undergraduate students. The Journal considers three types of articles:
1) Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served
2) A case study of a service-learning project;
3) A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.
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. This is a great opportunity to engage staff, alumni and youth to nominate young leaders for the Prize. Young people can also apply directly themselves. Winners will be chosen on these key criteria: compassion, courage, and the ability to engage others in creating positive change. www.peacefirst.org/prize
Target Store Grants for Arts Education and Childhood Reading Initiatives
Deadline: April 30th
Target Store Grants support nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company's stores are located. Arts, Culture, and Design in Schools grants support programs that enhance students' classroom curriculum by bringing the arts and cultural experiences to schools, such as in-school performances, artist in residency programs, and workshops in schools. Early Childhood Reading grants support programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Grants of $2,000 are provided in both categories.
Lawrence Foundation Accepting Proposals for Environmental, Education, Human Services Projects
Deadline: Rolling (April 30, November 1)
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 Seeks Proposals for Social and Environmental Justice Project
Deadline: May 1st
Grants will support nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems.
2013 Ford College Community Challenge Grants
Deadline: May 6th
The Ford College Community Challenge is designed to work with colleges to catalyze student-led, community-building projects that address pressing local needs. This year's overarching theme is "Building Sustainable Communities." Winning proposals must address, in some creative way, a tangible, unmet community need and propose a solution that will help build a sustainable community. Ford will choose up to 10 outstanding proposals and these winning schools or student organizations will receive a $25,000 grant to implement their ideas.
BI-LO Winn-Dixie Foundation
Deadline: June 30th
The BI-LO Winn-Dixie Foundation's primary focus is on providing funding to organizations that address hunger. The Foundation also funds a limited number of programs focused on health, education, women, and children.. Visit the Foundation's website to submit an online application.
Other Civic Engagement Happenings
Clemson University - Collaborations in Service-Learning Webcast
April 9th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
"The Pink Octopus in the Room: Embracing the Many Tentacles of Service-Learning"
This presentation will describe a multifaceted approach to using service-learning to enhance the classroom experience for both public school teachers and University faculty. Components of study abroad, service-learning, creative inquiry, promotion and tenure and University/public school partnership will be discussed.
Learn more here.
View the webcast here.
NC Service Learning Coalition Offers Two Area Trainings
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR K-12 PARTNERS!
NC Campus Compact is a proud member of the NC Service Learning Coalition whose mission is "to develop actively engaged and globally aware citizens by promoting, advancing, and supporting high quality service-learning." NCSLC is hosting two FREE regional trainings in April and May. Space is limited to the first 40 registrants, so register soon.
2013 Triad Area Regional Service-Learning Training
Saturday, April 27th, 8am to 4pm
Jamestown Middle School
301 Haynes Road, Jamestown NC 27407
2013 Southeastern Regional Service-Learning Training
Tuesday May 7th, 2013, 8am to 1pm
E.A. Laney High School
2700 North College Road, Wilmington NC 28405
For more information, visit the website.
The Engaged Campus: Driving Innovation Through Partnerships Conference
May 19-21, 2013
This event will feature 39 conference presenters, from 16 states, discussing their partnership work and innovation. For more information, a list of speakers and a conference schedule, and to register, click here.
Frontiers of Democracy: Innovations in Civic Practice, Theory, and Education
July 18th, Tufts University, Medford, MA
This conference will feature interactive learning exchanges, concurrent academic sessions, "short takes" (10-minute rehearsed talks by invited speakers), and meals and other opportunities to talk with scholars and practitioners from many countries who are interested in public engagement, deliberative and participatory democracy, collaborative governance, educating for democracy and civic learning, public work, building social capital, strengthening democracy, and related themes. Click here for a registration form and for more information.
2013 Hunger Dialogue
Wake Forest University, September 6th-7th
This event is co-sponsored by NC Campus Compact, Stop Hunger Now and the Center for Leadership, Ethics and Public Service at NC State. Stay posted to the website for details.