Liaison UPDATE * September 10, 2015
The UPDATE is for member campus liaisons and key contacts.
The UPDATE is distributed monthly or more often as needed.
Please forward or share relevant information with others on your campus. 

Register now for CSNAP Student Conference

That's how the Sustained Dialogue Institute defines dialogue. Such deep listening - and related skills - comprise a powerful set of practices for student leaders who seek to engage differences as strengths. First developed by American diplomats for use in Middle East peace negotiations in the 1970s, the sustained dialogue process can help student leaders navigate conflict and move from talk to action.
NC Campus Compact is excited to offer a day-long training on sustained dialogue to student leaders attending the CSNAP Student Conference on November 6-7. This year's event is hosted by UNC Pembroke. What you need to know:
  • Space is limited to the first 100 registrants
  • $90/pp - includes optional Friday evening session (with dinner) and Saturday training (with breakfast and lunch) 
  • Each campus can register up to 3 student leaders and 1 faculty/staff until all slots are filled. One of the students registered should be your campus Community Impact Student Award Winner!
  • After Oct. 5, registration will be first-come, first-served.
  • Stay at Holiday Inn Express Pembroke on Friday night and receive special rate of $72.00 (plus tax). Book online or call 910.521.1311 by Oct. 13.
  • We recommend that campus liaisons register the team together.
Contact Chad Fogleman at or 336-278-7278 with questions.

Nominate student service leaders for our statewide awards
Every year at the CSNAP Student Conference, NC Campus Compact recognizes outstanding student service leaders. Selection / nomination deadline is October 2nd!

The Community Impact Student Award 

Each NC Campus Compact member campus can select one student who exhibits outstanding leadership and commitment to community engagement. Each campus determines its own process for selecting the Impact Award winner.
The John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award
This award recognizes one student in the network who demonstrates innovation in civic engagement, creating foundations that expand partnerships amongst communities, campuses, and individuals. The award is named in honor of John Barnhill, NC Campus Compact founding Executive Director. The statewide winner will be notified by Oct. 12.

Student award FAQs:
What do student winners receive?
All winners are recognized at the CSNAP Student Conference and all receive a certificate, small gift, and press release highlighting their accomplishments. The Barnhill Trailblazer may speak at the conference and receives a complementary conference registration.
Do winners attend the CSNAP conference?
All student winners should attend the conference. Campuses should register and pay for the Impact Award winner. The Barnhill Trailblazer nominator should also attend. The Barnhill Trailblazer student winner receives a complementary registration.
Can my campus nominate the same student for both awards?
Yes, but there are 2 separate nomination forms, and one student cannot win both the Impact Award and the Trailblazer Award. We suggest you nominate your highest caliber student for the Barnhill Award first. If he/she is selected for the Barnhill, then you will have a chance to name a different student as your campus Impact Award winner (if you choose). If your Barnhill nominee is not selected, then we will consider him/her your campus Impact Award winner. 

PACE Conference Call for Proposals
Our annual PACE Conference will be held February 10, 2016 at High Point University. Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend this day-long event which seeks to inform and advance the research and practice of community engagement by sharing research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, effective curricular and co-curricular models, and best practices. 

The 2015 - 2016 academic year is a significant reflective moment for service-learning and community engagement. Thirty years ago Campus Compact was formed. Twenty years ago, in 1995, Edward Zlotkowski published the article "Does Service-Learning Have a Future?" -- strongly influencing the subsequent development of service-learning as an academic endeavor. To mark that anniversary, he is co-facilitating an international initiative exploring the future directions of the movement. Dr. Zlotkowski, along with Drs. Patti Clayton and Sarah Stanlick, will lead PACE participants in considering ideas and questions that are emerging from all across the community engagement world at this -- possibly threshold -- moment in our shared work.

The CALL FOR PROPOSALS is now available online. Deadline to submit is November 9, 2015. All workshop proposals are considered by our committee of faculty members from across the network. 

PACE Conference Timeline:
Conference registration opens: October 19
Proposal deadline: November 9
Presenters notified: December 7
Presenters confirm by: December 18
Registration deadline: January 15, 2016
PACE Conference: February 10, 2016
Save the date for January Network Meetings 
The semi-annual Network Meetings offer community engagement administrators the opportunity to engage in dialogue with other member institutions and NC Campus Compact staff and to gain professional development. There is no cost to attend; lunch is provided.
Our January 2016 network meetings will feature a professional development session focused on current voting rights issues impacting students in NC and recommendations for campuses seeking to foster electoral engagement. With Democracy NC and Campus Vote Project.
Eastern Region
Tuesday, January 5 at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Western Region
Thursday, January 7 at NC State University, Raleigh, NC
Our January 2016 network meetings will feature a professional development session focused on voting rights issues impacting NC students as well as recommendations for campuses seeking to foster electoral engagement. With Democracy NC and Campus Vote Project. RSVP and agenda coming later this fall.
Network Updates
US News & World Report Recognizes Outstanding Service-Learning Programs

Four North Carolina schools appear on US News and World Report's newly-released list of outstanding service-learning programs. North Carolina and Indiana each placed 4 schools on the list, tops among all states. Just 26 schools across the country were recognized. Congratulations to the four NC schools (all Campus Compact members):

Duke University
Elon University
UNC-Chapel Hill
Warren Wilson College

Presidents Forum Considers #ServiceYear
On September 30, more than 60 presidents, chancellors, foundation, government, and corporate leaders will gather at a special NC Campus Compact Presidents Forum to discuss how higher education can support a culture of #ServiceYear in North Carolina. Featured presenters include Retired General Stanley McChrystal, who chairs the Franklin Project, an initiative of the Aspen Institute that envisions a future in which a year of full-time national service - a service year - is a cultural expectation, a common opportunity, and a civic rite of passage for every young American. 

To learn more about this event and your president or chancellor's involvement, please contact Leslie Garvin

Wingate University has joined our Compact! 
A warm welcome to Wingate's campus liaisons...
Allison Lenhardt, Assistant Professor of English
Mark Roncace, Department Chair and Professor of Religion

Promotions! Congratulations to...

Dena Shonts who was recently named Associate Dean of Student Engagement at Central Piedmont Community College.

Jaime Russell who has been named Director of the Office of Leadership and Student Engagement at UNC Wilmington.

Melissa Barnes who is now Director of the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service at NC State University. 

Jobs in the Network


Program Officer, Carolina Center for Public Service, UNC-Chapel Hill


VISTA Leader, NC Campus Compact (mid-November start)


Relevant Links

Civic Engagement Jobs

National Civic Engagement Calendar

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 

NC Campus Compact VISTA blog 

National Campus Compact News & Resources
Engaged Faculty Institute Training
Campus Compact of the Mountain West, California Campus Compact, and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health recently published the Engaged Faculty Institute Curriculum, a comprehensive, research-based toolkit for guiding faculty members through service-learning course design.

Based on CCPH's 2007 Faculty Toolkit for Service Learning in Higher Education, the EFI Curriculum includes tools, resources, worksheets, reflections, and assessment tools for course design (or re-design), impact assessment, and sustainability.

CCMW will host facilitator training workshops throughout the month of October.  Click on the opportunities below to go to the registration site:
These workshops are appropriate for anyone who faciliatetes professional development around teaching & learning and/or community engagement or faculty/staff who are interested in learning more about this new resource.

Registration is $45 for Campus Compact members and $75 for individuals from non-member institutions. 
Featured: 30th Anniversary Embedded Institutes

Sunday, March 20, 2016
Boston, MA
Three embedded institutes, led by seasoned practitioners, will be part of the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Conference. Institutes offer a collaborative opportunity to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, and practices. In addition, there will be opportunity to converse for reflection throughout the conference. The Embedded Institutes, each aimed at a different area of professional development, are described below:
Diving In
This institute is designed for new civic learning and community engagement practitioners. It aims to provide a professional development opportunity to acquire knowledge, build skills, engage with colleagues, and reflect on topics that will enable those involved with competence, confidence, and support in future community or civic engagement related work. The institute uses Campus Compact's Looking In, Reaching Out publication as a framework.
Diving Deep
This institute is designed for experienced practitioners interested in exploring new territories, surfacing assumptions, and exploring on a deeper, personal level, what it means to be a leader and professional in civic and community engagement work. The institute aims to inspire, encourage, renew, and motivate participants by providing a space to share experiences and explore challenging situations. Institute topics may include: strengthening the ability to foster and deepen campus engagement with community, exploring how participants can shape the future of the field, and more.
Libraries & Service Learning
This institute is designed for those who are interested in current and potential partnerships between academic librarians, faculty who teach service learning courses, service learning professionals and community partners. The institute will facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, perspectives and best practices in library engagement with/in academic service learning. Session topics include accreditation, added value, assessment, case studies, institutional priorities, partnerships, retention, student engagement, student learning outcomes, and more.
Register today for the Institute or the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary conference "Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact" (March 21-23, 2016)
Rates increase $100 on October 1, 2015.

Learn more and register  
Statewide Updates

2015 NC Service-Learning Summit
"Impacting Our Communities" 
October 9, 2015
Guilford County Schools' Laughlin Professional Development Center, Summerfield, NC
This one-day conference is for K-16 educators, students, nonprofit partners, community groups, and service-learning rookies and experts. 
Call for Proposals: Workshops and Showcase Displays 
Deadline: September 11, 2015
All sessions are 50 minutes in length. Workshops are projected to average 30 - 50 attendees. NCSLC seeks proposal submissions from PreK-12, college/university, and community partners that demonstrate how service-learning is "impacting our communities." Workshops should address topics in the following tracks: Service-Learning in Action, Service-Learning Best Practices, and Service-Learning Advanced Practices.
Showcase displays may showcase a service-learning project, materials, products or resources. The Coalition will provide a table and two chairs for each display. Additional chairs, a table covering, and access to electricity may be requested. Presenters should provide their own display board, computer/technology equipment, and extension cord. Students may manage a display, however an adult must be present during showcase times if students are under 16.

National Community Engagement Events
IARSLCE 2015 Conference
"Revolutionary Scholarship: Innovation of Community Engagement Models:
November 16-18, 2015, Boston, MA
Early Registration deadline - SEPTEMBER 13
The conference will highlight the historical foundations of modern innovation to reveal how past research inspires original research questions and innovative methods to advance the field into the 21st Century.

Call for 2016 Conference Program Chair
Application deadline: October 5 

Individuals committed to research on service-learning and community engagement are encouraged to submit proposals to serve as Program Chair(s) for the 2016 Annual IARSLCE Conference which will be hosted by IARSLCE in New Orleans, LA, September 26-28, 2016.

The Assessment Institute
October 25-27, 2015, Indianapolis, IN
Early registration deadline - SEPTEMBER 14 

Tracks on assessment in high-impact practices, global learning, faculty development, graduate education, the use of electronic portfolios, student affairs programs and services, and the work of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) will be highlights of our program.This event is hosted by IUPUI. 

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