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The Digest E-Newsletter
December 2015
Campus Compact Liaisons: RSVP by December 15 to attend our January Network Meetings

Our morning PD session will focus on fostering student voter engagement, featuring guest experts from Democracy NC and the Campus Vote Project. Join us to learn how to make voter engagement part of your civic and community engagement work. In the afternoon, we'll have lunch, network updates, and campus highlights.

January 5 @ Warren Wilson College, Asheville
January 7 @ NC State University, Raleigh
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
Cost: Free for faculty/staff from member campuses, lunch provided
North Carolina Campus Compact News & Events
Nomination Deadline: December 18, 2015

The Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award recognizes one faculty member in the state for significant contributions to the practice of service-learning. 

The Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award recognizes one or two administrators for outstanding leadership in institutionalizing service and engagement. Nominations accepted in 2 categories: "Emerging Leader" (less than 5 yrs of service) and "Sustainer" (5 or more yrs). 
2016 PACE Conference  
Registration deadline:  January 15
February 10, 2016
High Point University

Choose from 25 workshops exploring research, pedagogy, and institutionalization of service-learning and community engagement. Plenary sessions will feature Drs. Edward Zlotkowski, Patti Clayton, and Sarah Stanlick facilitating in-depth dialogues grounded in the

Registration fee: 
$100 pp/ Campus Compact member institutions
$130 pp/ non-member institutions
2016 Civic Engagement Institute
"Democratic Education: 100 Years Beyond Dewey"
February 9, 2016, High Point University
(Members only event) 
This year's institute will reconsider John Dewey's 1916 work "Democracy and Education" as a starting point for exploring ways to promote democratic practice within our institutions and in our classrooms; and ways higher education can support the development of democratic practice within individual students and the broader community. Choose from 24 workshops by invited presenters and hear keynotes from Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Professor Emeritus of English and Media Studies at Bentley University and Dr. Steve Dubb, Director of Special Projects at the Democracy Collaborative. 

Attendees should register as part of your campus team. Contact your team leader to join the team. Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin.
Registration fee: $100 pp.
Registration closes: January 15.
NC Institute of Political Leadership's Collegiate Leadership Workshops
NC Campus Compact is teaming up with the NC Institute of Political Leadership to offer college students a special training on political leadership. The NCIOPL is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1987 to educate future political and community leaders in campaign strategy, ethical decision-making, and governance. 

Designed for undergrad or graduate students, this one-day workshop serves as an introduction to politics and public service, and includes sessions on political values, leadership planning, and Q&A with a panel of current and former elected officials.
Students choose one to attend:
April 2 in Raleigh
April 16 in Asheville
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 (light breakfast & lunch provided)
MLK Mini-Grants Awarded to Campus Compact members      
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Congratulations to those NC Campus Compact member schools that received a 2016 MLK Day of Service mini-grant:
  • Appalachian State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Wake Forest University
NC Campus Compact is the administrator of grants in the southern region, which includes North Carolina. As the region lead we also awarded MLK grants to national Campus Compact members in 7 other states. 

Iowa Campus Compact is the national grant lead. Funding for the MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project is from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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Featured Job Post: Director, Center for Community Engagement, Wingate University

Wingate University seeks a Director to establish the University's new Center for Community Engagement. This full-time, twelve-month position is primarily responsible for implementing, guiding, and assessing Wingate's new sophomore, curricular, community engagement seminar which includes domestic travel (our QEP initiative). The Director will also design, develop, and support a wide range of community-engaged learning programs.
News from the Network

National Campus Compact News
30th Anniversary Action Statement

In honor of Campus Compact's 30th anniversary, member presidents and chancellors are affirming a 30th Anniversary Action Statement, committing themselves to leveraging the civic engagement infrastructure that has been developed over the past three decades in service of public outcomes.
More than 70 member presidents and chancellors have already signed - including 11 from North Carolina!

Campus Compact 2015 Annual Member Survey
SURVEY CLOSES December 18! 

Civic engagement administrators at member campuses are invited to complete the annual Campus Compact member survey for 2015. This survey marks 30 years of collecting data regarding campus-community engagement. This version of the Campus Compact survey is designed for greater alignment with other instruments in the field, while maintaining continuity with historical data.

Your institution's participation in this national survey is very important, as it helps us develop a greater understanding of today's trends and practices in higher education community engagement. Thank you for your participation!

Special for NC member schools: Campuses that complete the survey by December 18 will be entered in drawing to win a free registration to 2016 PACE or CEI
Engaged Campus Webinar Series
presented by California Campus Compact and Campus Compact of the Mountain West

January 26 - Responding to the Principles of Excellence: Tracking and Reporting for Student Veteran Success in Higher Education

February 23 - Re-Imagining the Engaged Campus: Lessons Learned from a Flagship, an Urban Land-Grant, and a Research-Intensive University

Registration fee: $25/per session for Campus Compact members

National Campus Compact Events

Campus Compact Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact 30th Anniversary Conference
March 21-23, 2016
Boston, MA

Learn more and register

2016 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
May 31 & June 1, 2016
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Call for proposals due February 12

Campus Engagement Directors Retreat
July 7-8, 2016
St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA
With John Saltmarsh, Marshall Welch, others 
State & National Community Engagement Events

2015 Corporation for National and Community Service Research Summit
December 16, 2015
Washington, D.C.

2016 Appalachian Summit on Service-Learning Pedagogy and Practice
February 6, 2016
Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN

William & Mary Active Citizens Conference
February 20, 2016
Williamsburg, VA

Minority Health Conference: "In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice"
February 26, 2016
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC
No Kid Hungry NC: NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference
February 23, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC

Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning
February 28-March 1, 2016
Franklin, TN
Call for Workshop & Showcase Proposals due January 4

March 11-13, 2016
Siena College, Loudonville, NY

NC Center for Afterschool Programs' 2016 Synergy Conference
March 21 - 23, 2016
Raleigh, NC

National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference
March 30 - April 2, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

National Conference on Student Leadership
March 31 - April 2, 2016
Denver, CO

Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit
March 31 - April 1, 2016
Indianapolis, IN 
Call for Proposals due December 11

27th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning
"Building Bridges: Teaching our Communities: Engaging the World"
April 4-7, 2016
John Dewey Society's Centennial Conference on Democracy and Education
April 7-8, 2016
Washington, D.C.

Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education
April 13-15, 2016
Savannah, GA

14th International Conference of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH): 
"Journey to Justice: Creating Change Through Partnerships"
May 11-14, 2016
New Orleans, LA

NASPA 2016 CLDE Meeting
June 2-4, 2016
Indianapolis, IN
Call for Proposals due February 1

AAC&U/Aspen Institute Seminars-"Citizenship in the American and Global Polity"
Queenstown, MD
The Wye Faculty Seminar
July 16-22, 2016

The 4th International Service-Learning Summit
October 23-25, 2016
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Call for Proposals due January 30
Awards, Contests, Scholarships & Fellowships
IMPACT 2016 Call for Award Nominations
Deadline: January 20, 2016

During the IMPACT conference, outstanding individuals and programs will be honored. Awards will be made in following categories: administrator of the year, student of the year, service program of the year, action program of the year, advocacy program of the year. More info: http://www.impactconference.org/awards/
Summer 2016 Institute on Philanthropy & Voluntary Service 
Application Deadline: December 10 (to receive a 5% tuition discount)  
Academic internship program for undergraduates passionate about service and interested in a summer experience in Washington, DC. Program provides internship placement with local or national non-profit, course credit and housing via George Washington University, leadership and professional development, and hands-on service with local non-profits.

Nominate a Top Student Today!
Consider nominating top students for special scholarship consideration. They award close to a million dollars annually and preference is given to nominated students.
Generous U Contest
Deadline: March 11 

Generous U awards a $10,000 Prize (and a runner-up prize) to college students who propose ways of increasing philanthropy on their campus. Eligible student groups should submit an Intent to Apply and then prepare a proposal and short video, demonstrating how your group increases philanthropy and/or philanthropic values on your campus.
Featured Opportunity for Recent Alums

Duke Endowment 2016-18 Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 4, 2016 at noon 

This Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position for those who have demonstrated an interest in the nonprofit sector and exhibited leadership potential in their civic and/or professional lives.

Candidates must be past or current residents of North Carolina or South Carolina OR graduates of a college or university located in North Carolina or South Carolina. Candidates must have 1-2 years years of post-college work experience or a graduate degree.
Calls for Proposals and Submissions
Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
General call for manuscripts

CIRCLE Call for guest web posts
The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) is seeking proposals for guest posts to its website, civicyouth.org, focused on relationships between electoral engagement and civic life and democracy.
Submit post proposals by January 1, 2016

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL)
Now seeking articles for volume 23 (fall 2016, spring 2017)
Email an abstract or précis to jphoward@umich.edu by December 20.
Abstracts should be 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 (3.28.16).
More info: https://ginsberg.umich.edu/mjcsl/

The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education
Call for manuscripts due March 11

Community Works Journal
Submission is on a rolling basis.
U. S. and international audience of K-16 and community-based readers. For more info contact jbrooks@cwinstitute.net

Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit
Workshop Proposals due December 11
Event: March 31 - April 1, 2016, Indianapolis, IN 
Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning
Workshop & Showcase Proposals due January 4
Event: February 28-March 1, 2016, Franklin, TN
William & Mary Active Citizens Conference
Workshop Proposals due January 22
Event: February 20, 2016, Williamsburg, VA
The 4th International Service-Learning Summit
Workshop Proposals due January 30
Event: October 23-25, 2016, 
Manhattan, KS

NASPA 2016 CLDE Meeting
Workshop Proposals due Feb. 1
Event: June 2-4, 2016, Indianapolis, IN

Grants and Funding Opportunities
For colleges/universities and your non-profit partners

Deadline: December 31 
Scope: Grants are provided to individuals to enable them to develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and launch one or more deliberative dialogues in their communities and organizations in order to advance NIFI's overall mission, which is to promote public deliberation about national issues.
Amount: N/A 
Next deadline: December 30
Scope: The Innovation Prize supports outstanding ideas, programs, and organizations that are locally-developed and locally-responsible. 
Amount: $10,000 or $2000
Eligibility: All participants (including students) at the 2016 Global Health & Innovation Conference (April 16-17 at Yale University) may present "social impact pitches" to compete for an Innovation Prize.

Application assistance webinar: December 7, 2015
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Scope: The Kresge Foundation's new "Fresh, Local, and Equitable: Food as a Creative Platform for Neighborhood Revitalization" initiative will support food-oriented programs that contribute to economic revitalization, cultural expression, and health in low-income communities throughout the United States. Grant recipients will participate in a national learning network and have the opportunity to apply for implementation grants.
Amount: Up to 20 planning grants of up to $75,000 each
Eligibility: Organizations and collaborations that lead food-oriented development programs in economically distressed urban neighborhoods are eligible to apply. 

Deadline: Rolling  
Eligibility:  Grassroots organizations, groups, and collectives led by and for young people of color and low-income communities are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to organizations with budgets under $500,000 that are based in areas with limited access to philanthropic resources. 

Deadline: Varies
A list of grant opportunities from around the U.S., intended to serve as a reference point for researching funding and grants that support community change efforts. View online or download. Last updated October 2015.
Publications & Resources 
Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Volume 6, Number 3 (2015)
How is the focus and practice of higher education community engagement changing as scholars and community members work to "more intentionally embody structures of inclusion, participation, and deliberation?" The new special issue of NC Campus Compact's online, peer-reviewed journal Partnerships explores this question.

International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement - Volume 3 (2015)

Latinos Civic Health Index
New report from the National Conference on Citizenship finds that Latino youth are at the forefront of increasing civic engagement within their communities.
How to start a Campus Kitchen Info Session
Webinar Dec. 14, 2016

From AAC&U: "Advancing Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure: A Roadmap and Call for Reform"
By KerryAnn O'Meara, Timothy Eatman and Saul Petersen

Working Side by Side: Creating Alternative Breaks as Catalysts for Global Learning, Student Leadership, and Social Change
By Shoshanna Sumka, Melody Christine Porter , Jill Piacitelli
Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations- Enhance Your Community By Becoming a Co-Educator With Colleges and Universities
By Christine M. Cress , Stephanie T. Stokamer , Joyce P. Kaufman

"Educational values have been segregated between culture and utility. The problem of education in a democratic society is to do away with the dualism and to construct a course of studies which makes thought a guide of free practice for all."
~ John Dewey
Social Media Highlights
#NC @FranklinProj ambassador writes: "we must renew a commitment to our future from the inside out" #ServiceYear
What is the purpose of higher education? The Deeper Tension Behind the Philosophers vs. Welders Debate theatln.tc/1MhIBdR @TheAtlantic
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