Thursday Update * November 21, 2013
Welcome to the new Thursday Update (formerly the Friday Update).  Since many opportunities have a Friday deadline, we are now releasing this members only update on Thursdays.  We will continue to distribute it once or twice a month and include time-sensitive and noteworthy information relevant to the community engagement field in North Carolina.   
Leslie Garvin
North Carolina Campus Compact
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Network Regional Meetings
Engage in dialogue with other members as well as the NC Campus Compact staff and gain in-depth information on a particular topic. The agenda includes a professional development session, lunch, business meeting (in which NC Campus Compact staff share updates about our work), and an opportunity for member campuses to share highlights.

January 2014 Network Meetings

Western Region Network Meeting
January 7, 2014 - Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, NC

Eastern Region Network Meeting
January 9, 2014 - Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC


Professional Development topic: "CEAs in conversation with Economic Development on Campus and in the Community" 


Adrienne Cole, outgoing Business Development, at Lend Lease in Raleigh, incoming Executive Director of the Wake County Economic Development 

Dr. Tom White, Economic Development Partnership, NC State


RSVP to Leslie Garvin by January 3rd.  Stay posted to the website for parking/driving info.

President's Honor Roll Webinars

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the role that colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.

The 2014 Honor Roll will recognize higher education institutions in four categories:

  • General Community ServiceHonor Roll
  • Interfaith Community Service
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education Additional information about the categories will be available once the application is released. The application deadline is April 3, 2014. 


Sign-up for an introductory webinar that will introduce the new application and answer your questions about the four categories and more:

Civic Engagement Institute
2014 CEI, February 5th at UNC Wilmington   
"Anchoring Communitiy Vitality: Campus Community Engagement and Economic Development"  

Each member campus Provost was invited to identify a team leader who will share regular updates and pre-work information. Be sure you have connected with your team leader and register by the deadlines below. 

- Early registration deadline - January 3rd

- Starting January 4th registration increases by $25 per person.

- Final registration deadline - January 13th.

Featured speakers include:

  • John "Jody" Kretzmann, co-founder and co-director of the Asset- Based Community Development Institute, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University.
  • Joshua Dickson, US Department of Commerce
  • Chancellor Linda Brady, UNC Greensboro
  • Chancellor Harold Martin, NC A & T State University
  • President Garrett Hinshaw, Catawba Valley Community College
  • Christopher Gergen, CEO, Forward Impact
  • Andy Chan, Wake Forest University
  • Leslie Boney, UNC-General Administration  

See the complete list of workshops and register here.  

Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training

February 3, 2014 (2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) at UNC Wilmington


CEI participants are invited to come to Wilmington early for Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training.


Participants will learn how to....
* Enhance your facilitation skills
* Convene public forums and help citizens discuss difficult issues
* Incorporate public deliberation into your classroom, committee, or community

NC Campus Compact is partnering with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNCW to host this moderator training which uses the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) model. NIF focuses on convening public forums for the consideration of public policy issues. Moderator training is free.

Dr. Katy Harriger, Professor, Department of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University, and co-author of Speaking of Politics: Preparing College Students for Democratic Citizenship through Deliberative Dialogue (Kettering Foundation Press).


Register by sending an email to Leslie Garvin by January 6th. If you are registering more than one person, you will need to provide the name and email address of each registrant.

PACE Conference

Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement Conference
February 5, 2014 at
UNC Wilmington

The PACE Conference provides faculty, staff, administrators and community stakeholders with research, resources and best practice models for every aspect of civic engagement work.



  • Community College Track facilitated by Gail Robinson, former Director of Service Learning for the American Association of Community Colleges
  • Presidents Forum featuring President Richard Guarasci, Wagner College and Harris Wofford, Franklin Project Senior Advisor, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, chair of America's Promise, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy
  • Monitoring and Measuring Workshops facilitated by Dr. Barbara Holland, Community Engagement Consultant
  • Over 30 workshops

The early registration deadline is January 3rd.  Register and learn more here.

Publishing Opportunities

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) Volume 21 (fall 2014, spring 2015)
Call for Submissions

The MJCSL is a national, peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles on:

   - research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues pertinent to curriculum-based servicice-learning,
   - campus-community partnerships,
   - scholarship of engagement, and
   - scholarship on engagement.

Please consult submission guidelines for more information 
and to review articles from all past issues.

Abstracts due: December 20, 2013 to Jeffrey Howard (no more than a page in length)
Invitations to submit an article will be made by email no later than mid-January, with invited articles due the last Monday in March.

Partnerships 2015 Special Issue: Call for Submissions


The editorial staff of Partnerships, NC Campus Compact's peer-reviewed, online journal hosted by the UNC Greensboro, announces a Special Issue to be published with Guest Editors Brandon W. Kliewer at Florida Gulf Coast University and Judith Ramaley, President Emerita, Portland State University and Winona State University.



Abstracts due: March 15, 2014

Final drafts due: October 30, 2014



Building Skills for Social Change Workshops

From Davidson College:


Registration is open for the remaining workshops in the 2013-14 Building Skills for Social Change  series sponsored by the Davidson College Center for Civic Engagement.  Building Skills for Social Change is a professional development opportunity designed to expand our capacity for making change in our communities and provide networking opportunities across organizations.  The series is offered at no cost to community leaders and nonprofit professionals as well as students, faculty and staff at the college.


We would love to share these opportunities with folks in the NC Campus Compact network if they are interested.  


Perspectives on Poverty

January 29

Documentary Storytelling featuring Andrew Jenks

February 25 

Tools of Innovation: The Assessment Matrix

March 26


Register here. 

National Civic Engagement Opportunities

The International Undergraduate Journal on Service-learning, Leadership, and Social Change


The Fall 2013 volume is now available.  Access here.



Higher Education Service-Learning Listserv Now Supported by NYLC

The National Youth Leadership Council has agreed to support the continuation of the service-learning listservs, formerly hosted by the Corporation for National and Community Service, as a place for sharing resources, discussions, and to see the continued growth of service-learning through quality practice and research.


We highly recommend that you join the Higher Education Service-Learning (HE-SL) Listserv. It is a Google Group so you must set-up an account here to join the group.




New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) 
Virtual Think Tank on Faculty Engagement and Academic-Review Processes
December 18th, 12:00-1:30 p.m. EST 


NERCHE's Virtual Think Tanks are webinars, or virtual discussions, designed to engage higher education practitioners in the exploration of collaborative change processes which address social justice in a diverse democracy.

Michael Bernstein (Provost, Tulane University) will webinar will consider how colleges and universities can integrate faculty engagement in academic-review processes and the importance of expanding institutions' understanding of the traditional review categories of research, teaching, and service to reflect achievements and successes in the area of public engagement.

For more information, and to register, click here.



Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)
March 21-23, 2013
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Early Decision application deadline: November 22, 2013
Final application deadline: January 17, 2014


Nearly 1,200 students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities will come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. The five focus areas of the meeting are: Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.  Learn more and apply here



2014 IMPACT Conference
February 27, 2013 - March 2, 2014
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana


This is historically the largest gathering in the country focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.

Call for Workshop Proposals
Deadline: December 1, 2013


Workshop Categories:

  • Service-Learning & Community-Based Research
  • Community Service Programs
  • Issues & Advocacy
  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Alternative Break Programs
  • Spirituality/Faith & Service
  • Administrators Area
  • Volunteer Management

For more information visit



Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education
March 26-28, 2014, Auburn Univeristy, Auburn, AL
Early Registration Deadline: January 31, 2014


The mission of the Gulf-South Summit on is to promote networking among practitioners, research, ethical practices, reciprocal campus-community partnerships, sustainable programs, and a culture of engagement and public awareness through service-learning and other forms of civic engagement. Register and learn more here.