Liaison UPDATE * November 16, 2015

The UPDATE is distributed monthly to member campus liaisons and key contacts.
Please forward or share relevant information with others on your campus. 

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. Share your pictures on Twitter with the hashtag: #HHAW. 
PACE Conference Registration 
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. 

In addition to a top-class slate of workshops from faculty experts across North Carolina and the region, PACE 2016 will consider "the future of service-learning" with a special participatory presentation led by Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Dr. Patti Clayton and Dr. Sarah Stanlick, 

Registration is $100 pp for member institutions.  The registration deadline is January 15, 2016.  

Civic Engagement Institute 
Democratic Education: 100 Years Beyond Dewey
February 9, 2016 at High Point University

The deadline for identifying a team leader was November 2.  If your institution is not on the list, contact Leslie Garvin today!

This annual Institute convenes faculty, staff, and community partners, from our 36 member institutions, who explore one topic, related to higher education community engagement.  For the 2016 Institute we are focusing on the ways in which higher education is promoting democratic practices within higher education generally and/or individual institutions;  within our classrooms; and how we are developing democratic practice within individual students; and engaging with our local communities democratically.   

In addition to 24 workshops, the Institute will include keynote addresses from Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Professor Emeritus of English and Media Studies at Bentley University and Dr. Steve Dubb, Director of Special Projects and Senior Advisor to the President at The Democracy Collaborative.

We will also have several plenary panels featuring faculty, staff, and students from Faculty Forward, Scholars for NC's Future, American Association of University Professors, Organize 2020, and NC Student Power discussing ways that these groups are working to democratize higher education. 
Nominations open for SLCE Awards
Nominations due December 18
Both awards are presented during the PACE Conference.

2016 Award recipients
l to r: Travis Hicks (UNCG), Nathan Hatch (Wake Forest), Nido Qubein (High Point University), and Lane Perry (Western Carolina) missing Dena Shonts (Central Piedmont C.C.) 

This award recognizes one faculty person on a member campus who has made significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning. A committee, composed of practitioners in the service-learning field who live and work outside of North Carolina, selects the winner based on significant service-learning experience, community and student impact and institutional impact.

Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award recognizes a staff person at an NC Campus Compact member campus that has worked towards the institutionalization of service, created and strived towards a vision of service on their campus, supported faculty and students, and formed innovative campus-community partnerships. 

Candidates may be nominated in two categories:
◊ Emerging Leader - Individual in the civic engagement field for 4 years or less
◊ Sustainer - Individual in the civic engagement field for 5 or more years

Jobs in the Network
NC State University, Associate Director
Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service 
RSVP for Winter network meetings January 5 & 7
Please RSVP by December 15!
Network meetings give civic engagement professionals (faculty and staff) from member campuses a chance to engage in dialogue and learning. As we kick off a presidential election year in 2016, our morning session will focus on fostering student electoral engagement and will feature guest experts from Democracy NC and the national Campus Vote Project. We encourage you to attend and forward this invitation to other faculty/staff on your campus (political science department, student government advisers) who might be interested in this topic. In the afternoon, we'll have lunch, network updates, and member campus highlights.
January 5 @ Warren Wilson College, Asheville
January 7 @ NC State University, Raleigh
Daily Schedule: 10 AM - 3 PM
Cost: Free for faculty/staff from member campuses, lunch is provided, must RSVP!
RSVP by Dec. 15:
NC Institute for Political Leadership's Collegiate Leadership Program, April 2 & 16, 2016
In recognition of this election year, NC Campus Compact is teaming up with the NC Institute for Political Leadership to offer college students a special training on political leadership. 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. NCIOPL's collegiate leadership program is a one-day workshop that serves as an introduction to politics and public service, consistent with the organization's philosophy of cooperative and collaborative leadership.
This promises to be a great session for undergrad or graduate students who are interested in public service, political office, and community leadership. In addition to structured training activities, students will hear from a panel of  current and former elected officials who are IOPL alums.
Save the date and make plans to attend 1 session:
  • April 2 at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC
  • April 16 at Western Carolina University's Biltmore Park campus in Asheville, NC
Registration will open December 15. Limited space available. 
News from the National CC Network!
Webinar: Impact Research for Service-Learning Partnerships
November 19, 2015
Registration deadline: 11/17
Cost: $25 for CC members

Hosted by Campus Compact of the Mountain West, this webinar will focus on the following:
  • Impacts of service learning on practitioners
  • Using research to advance service learning and support practitioner
  • An overview of the Colorado Service-Learning Council, including how others could replicate a similar collaborative group in their own state/region.
Learn more
Complete the Campus Compact Member Survey for a Chance to Win a Free Registration 

North Carolina CC Members - we need your input!

The deadline is December 18, 2015. 
It's time once again to complete the Campus Compact survey. This is a national survey that has been implemented for the last 30 years and gives us a snapshot of the status of civic engagement across the country. Key campus liaisons from North Carolina member schools should have received an email with the survey information and link to the online survey.

This is a special year for the Campus Compact membership survey as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. While maintaining longitudinal questions that have allowed us to measure the growth of the field over decades, the 2015 survey reflects modifications that create greater accessibility for researchers and alignment with other data collection instruments. Participation is more important than ever this year, as we examine not only connection with trends of the past but indicators of future direction.

For more information, please click here.

Complete the survey and your institution will be entered into a drawing for one free registration to the Civic Engagement Institute or PACE Conference (a $100 value). 

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

The program features Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of Our Kids and Bowling Alone as the keynote speaker. The leading national organizations in higher education engagement will offer sessions documenting the diversity and richness of efforts to advance the public purposes of higher education. Dozens of sessions will showcase the latest work by established and emerging scholars and practitioners. On Three embedded institutes offer the opportunity to experience the conference with a cohort of colleagues with shared interests. 

Learn more and register  Please notify Leslie if you are planning to attend. 
NobleCause Funding Opportunity
NobleHour Announces $1,000,000 Grant Competition to Foster Volunteerism
Deadline: December 6, 2015.
NobleCause is accepting grant applications from higher education institutions, non-profits and high schools. The NobleCause team is asking Campus Compact members to forward this opportunity to high school partners that they know will be able to benefit from this investment in high school strategies to engage their students in service.

Partner Spotlight: Rachel Carson Council
Dr. Robert Musil, author and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council (RCC) will be on tour in NC this week. The RCC is the national environmental organization envisioned by Rachel Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues.

Tuesday, November 17
UNC Chapel Hill, Bull's Head Bookstore, UNC Student Stores (3:30-4:30 PM)
UNC Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill (7:00-8:30 PM)

Wednesday, November 18
UNC Wilmington, UNCW King Hall, Room 101 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Thursday, November 19
UNC Greensboro, UNCG Music Building 217 (5:00 PM)

Featured National Events
IMPACT National Student Conference
"Organizing communities through service, action, & advocacy" 
February 18-21, 2016, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Keynote speaker: Dr. Andrew Seligsohn, President of National Campus Compact
Early registration deadline: January 15

April 13-15, 2016, Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Early registration deadline: March 1
Resource 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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