Monday Update * July 13, 2015


CSNAP Student Conference 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at UNC Pembroke


Inclusive Leadership through Sustained Dialogue: A Day-long Skills Intensive for Students and Administrators


To be a strong leader you must be prepared to work effectively in diverse environments across all lines of social identity. The Sustained Dialogue Institute trains campus leaders by sharing skills and tools with change agents who seek to engage differences as strengths. In this high-energy, interactive workshop, participants will learn to apply dialogue and inclusive leadership skills in order to transform community relationships, better understand sources of conflict, and catalyze informed community action.


This 1-day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn new frameworks and concepts around cultural humility, deep listening, and moving from talk to action with community allies. In this high-energy, interactive workshop, facilitators will help you will learn to apply dialogue and inclusive leadership skills in order to transform relationships, better understand sources of conflict, and catalyze action on and outside of your service and campus communities.

Announcing the 2015-16 NC Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Scholars

This Spring NC Campus Compact launched the Engaged Faculty Scholars Fellowship Program to support the integration of service-learning and community engagement in teaching, research, and service. 


Program Goals
  1. Promote and deepen the scholarship of engagement at his/her own institution
  2. Assist in building the infrastructure for faculty engagement on another NC Campus Compact member institution

Each Scholar is expected to work toward these two goals. At the end of the program year each Scholar will share resources and materials with North Carolina Campus Compact to assist others in the network.


We will announce the partner institutions for Goal Two in August. If your institution would like to be considered, please contact Leslie Garvin.


From an outstanding pool of applicants, we are pleased to introduce the inaugural Engaged Faculty Scholars.


Dr. Annie Jonas

Chair of the Department of Education

Faculty Liaison to Service-Learning
Warren Wilson College


Dr. Jonas will explore how the First Year Seminar (FYS) at Warren Wilson College can optimally address civic identity. She will explore the developmental qualities and needs of first year students in relation to civic identity and then connect this understanding to the community engagement component of FYS courses. Dr. Jonas will develop a conceptual framework for the FYS that lays the groundwork for a developmental model ultimately spanning the 4-year college experience. This new understanding will assist faculty who teach FYS courses and also support the launch of the college's new general education program that emphasizes community engagement.


Dr. Ashley Oliphant

Associate Professor of English 

Faculty Fellow for the Francis Center for Servant Leadership  

Pfeiffer University  


Dr. Oliphant will assist Pfeiffer in restructuring the first course of the first-year writing sequence (Introduction to College Writing) to include a significant service-learning component requiring real-world writing grounded in sustained direct service. The Journey program-designed to help students navigate the transition to college life and all its expectations-offers access to the tools they need to manage their four-year Pfeiffer experience. With a focus on addressing the "whole student," Journey offers a level of coaching and mentoring rarely found in an undergraduate setting and unique programming specific to each year. 


Click here to read their full bios

Register Today for the August Network Meetings 

The semi-annual Network Meetings offer community engagement administrators the opportunity to engage in dialogue with other member institutions as well as the NC Campus Compact staff and to gain professional development. Lunch is provided.


Special thanks to CPCC and Methodist for hosting. You can attend whichever meeting is most convenient. 

Eastern Region
Tuesday, August 4 at Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

Western Region
Thursday, August 6 at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC


RSVP by July 28:



10:00 a.m.  Welcome

10:15 a.m. - Professional Development Session "Becoming an Engaged Campus: Best Practices and Lessons Learned"  

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

12: 45 p.m. - NC Campus Compact Updates

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Campus Sharing - opportunity for campuses to highlight one-two innovative/exciting events, projects, programs, or initiatives. Please bring handouts/fliers to share.


Staffing Updates

On July 1, we welcomed Carolyn Byrne as our new VISTA Program Coordinator. A former two-term NC Campus Compact VISTA placed at UNC Chapel Hill, Byrne brings to the position intimate knowledge about VISTA and NC Campus Compact as well as higher education community engagement experience. You can learn more about Carolyn here.


Chad Fogleman, who has served as Program Coordinator since 2012, where he primarily managed the VISTA Program, has been promoted to Assistant Director where he will oversee communications, network events, awards, and other programs.


Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Carolyn and Chad.

Jobs in the Network
Relevant Links

Civic Engagement Jobs

National Civic Engagement Calendar

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 

NC Campus Compact VISTA blog 

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National Campus Compact News & Resources

Call for Community-Based Syllabi

Campus Compact re-organized the syllabus database on the new You can now search for syllabi using a variety of fields including type of instruction, institution type and more. The easily searchable database contains more than 400 syllabi of courses using service-learning and other community-engagement approaches. Visit the new resource library and look for the syllabi database on the left.


Campus Compact is also seeking new syllabi, please send them directly to Maggie Grove.


Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact

Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Conference

March 21-23, 2016, Boston, MA 


Join us for this special conference marking Campus Compact's thirtieth year as the nation's leading organization preparing college students for lives of engaged citizenship and enabling campus-community partnerships. For three days, administrators, faculty, and other higher education leaders will convene for a critical dialogue about past and present efforts to achieve our shared goals and how we can move higher education to more fully embrace its public purposes.


Rates increase $100 on October 1, 2015.

Learn More 
General Engagement News & Resources 

NC Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP)
Leadership & Learning Community Professional Development
Application deadline: July 17 


The NC CAP Leadership and Learning Community is a collaborative professional development opportunity created by the NC Center for Afterschool Programs in collaboration with North Carolina State University's Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program. The Leadership and Learning Community brings together directors or members from diverse programs in afterschool and expanded learning space, faith-based, local government, community and university outreach, as well as K-12 educators, to build a robust network that addresses leadership and programmatic issues. 


This professional development will use a blended approach (face-to-face and virtual) to engage participants over the course of 7 months.  Topics to be discussed during the professional development include staffing, communication, community collaboration, program design, program delivery, and evaluation. The blended learning professional development begins in September 2015. Apply here


The cost to participate is $200.00 and space is limited. For questions, contact Tracey Greggs.


Virtual Graduate School Fair  featuring top graduate schools in international affairs and public policy 
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)
July 21, 2015 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)


International Youth Day

"Youth Civic Engagement"

 August 12, 2015


The Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, led by the co-chairs, DESA and UNDP, is running an online campaign in the lead up to International Youth Day. Young people will be able to share their message by submitting a photograph that relates to the theme, by tweeting ideas and opinions on the theme using #YouthDay, or by organizing an International Youth Day Event. is a free online portal that offers learning, book abstracts, webinars, and written materials to develop, train, and broaden the skills of the nonprofit professional. The course library contains over 200 courses to support the most common jobs in the sector: Fundraising, Leadership, Accounting and Finance, Operations, Marketing and Communications, Volunteer Engagement, and Program Management.
Calls for Proposals/Submissions
Virtual Conference

"Marching Toward Tomorrow: Race, Class, Privilege, and Power in Education"

November 13-14, 2015

Deadline: July 15


Journal for Public Scholarship in Higher Education
Call for Reviewers
Deadline: Ongoing

Recent Articles/Publications
Enhancing Voter Engagement through Student Leadership and Voice (NASPA blog post by Meagan Smith, Associate Director for Service-Learning and Communications, East Carolina University)

Call for Submissions:  Partnerships Journal

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, North Carolina Campus Compact's peer-reviewed, online journal hosted by UNCG is now accepting submissions for the 2016 spring/summer issue. 


Manuscripts will be sent out for peer review upon receipt, pending the editor's initial review. Our multi-disciplinary, open access periodical provides scholars a forum for publishing research surrounding campus-community partnerships and collaborations in service-learning and community engagement projects. Research articles reflect diverse methodologies and theoretical perspectives. Essays that contribute new knowledge, address current issues, or highlight unique perspectives, anchored in a literature base, are also accepted for publication consideration. All work submitted to Partnerships should be original material not under review elsewhere, with a recommended length of 8-13 single spaced pages excluding abstract and references. 


More information about the journal and submission guidelines here.

Read the recent special edition devoted to a critical examination of teaching democratic thinking. Volume 6 Number 1 (2015) here.

Grants and Contests - 
For institutions and community partners 


2015 Truliant Community North Carolina Mini-Grants
Deadline: July 17 


Truliant Federal Credit Union offers $1,000 grants for operating, programming and capacity-building projects to qualifying non-profit organizations. Organizations must be tax-exempt as a 501(c)(3) organization, have been in existence for a minimum of three years, and provide services in the following counties: Alamance, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Mecklenburg and Randolph, NC. 


This year Truliant is focusing on four funding priorities: financial education, basic needs, arts and culture and youth development.


American Honda Foundation 

Deadlines: August 1, November 1

The American Honda Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions nationwide that address the areas of youth and scientific education. The Foundation's primary funding priority is youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; the environment; job training; and literacy. Grants range from $20,000 to $75,000.


UN Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change 
Deadline: August 17 


Young people, between the ages of 18 and 30, are invited to share what they are doing to combat climate change. Two winners will get a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in the French capital in December (COP21), where they will join the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) communications team as videographers and reporters. 


The Rockefeller Foundation 
Deadline: Ongoing

Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that fit within one of the following four core issue areas: advancing health, including creating incentives for better nutrition and wellness; revaluing ecosystems, including accounting for nature's role in people's economic and social well-being; securing livelihoods, including expanding opportunity and creating inclusive markets in the changing global economy; and transforming cities.
Deadline: August 28 


The Foundation's Community Partners grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local municipalities undertaking high-need projects such as building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades, and safety improvements. Most grants range from $10,000 to $25,000. 


The Home Depot Foundation: Community Impact Grants Program

Deadline: September 1

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


This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

Final Reflection

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  

- Nelson Mandela

Learn more about Mandela Day (July 18th).