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January 2016
North Carolina Campus Compact News & Events
Election Engagement Fellowships

North Carolina Campus Compact, in partnership with the national, non-partisan Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), is sponsoring 2016 Election Engagement Fellows at select schools in our network. Through non-partisan voter engagement activities and collaboration with campus and community partners, Fellows will accomplish two goals:
  1. Register, educate, and turnout student voters in 2016
  2. Assist the campus in creating or enhancing institutional supports for continued student election engagement
Support for this program is provided by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation through its Strengthening Democracy initiative.
NC Institute of Political Leadership's Collegiate Leadership Workshops
Registration closes March 1
NC Campus Compact is teaming up with the NC Institute of Political Leadership to offer college students a special training on political leadership. The IOPL is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1987 to educate North Carolina's 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: $65 (light breakfast & lunch provided)
Engaged Faculty Scholars
Application opens: March 2 / Deadline: May 13
Term of service: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
The program supports the integration of service-learning and community engagement in teaching, research, and service. Two individuals from the NC Campus Compact network will be selected. Engaged Scholars will work to:
  1. Promote and deepen the scholarship of engagement at the scholar's own institution, and
  2. Assist in building the infrastructure for faculty engagement on another NC Campus Compact member institution.
Participating scholars receive a stipend and professional development funding.
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Nominate a Student for the Newman Civic Fellows Award
Deadline: February 29, 2016

This award is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have taken action in pursuit of long-term, positive social change. Each member president or chancellor can nominate one student to become a Newman Civic Fellow, who will represent the school in a national group of student leaders. Student nominations must be submitted using Campus Compact's online nomination form.
The Campus Engagement Directors Retreat 
July 7-8, 2016 at St. Mary's College of California
Deadline:  extended to January 31  

The Campus Engagement Directors Retreat is intentionally designed to be a relaxed setting for a center director and administrator to: have uninterrupted time and space to ensure an intimate and productive experience; undertake an empirically based assessment of engagement infrastructure for the purpose of strategic planning; leave the retreat with a completed inventory of current practice; and complete a strategic program plan to launch an initiative on campus.

Campus Compact member participants must apply and be selected for attendance. We are limited to 15 campuses (2 participants from each campus). Join facilitators John Saltmarsh and Marshall Welch, authors of Best Practices and Infrastructures for Campus Centers of Community Engagement; Elaine Ikeda of California Campus Compact; and Laurie Worrall of New York Campus Compact.
30th Anniversary Action Statement

Nearly 200 member presidents and chancellors have already signed the Action Statement - including 15 from North Carolina!  Encourage your presidents/chancellor to sign today.  
Community Engagement Professionals Project - Invitation to Participate
Over the past year, Campus Compact has sponsored a project led by Dr. Lina Dostillo, Director of the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research at Duquesne University, and 15 research fellows, to develop a competency model for community engagement professionals.  For the purposes of this study, a community engagement professional is defined as a person who has responsibility for supporting community-campus engagement work, typically within a higher education institution. The study uses a "big tent" framing of community engagement to encompass diverse activities including community-campus partnership development, facilitating student and faculty civic engagement, knowledge exchange initiatives, etc. 
They have piloted an early version of the competency model at a number of professional organization meetings, and are now seeking a wide number of respondents to further refine the schema.

We invite you to answer a survey about the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and commitments you feel are important for community engagement professionals to have. The anonymous survey instrument can be found here: https://duqbusiness.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3JKvunWldJ2It0h and should take between 20 - 40 minutes. 
Engaged Campus Webinar Series
presented by California Campus Compact and Campus Compact of the Mountain West

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


March 15 - External Reviews of Civic Engagement Programs

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
State & National Community Engagement Events (2016)
Visit the National Civic Engagement Calendar for a complete listing. 

6th Annual Feast Down East Regional Conference: "Growing Our Local Food System"
February 12 
Burney Center, UNC Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

Engagement Academy featuring Dr. Barbara Holland
February 29-March 2
Central Kentucky
Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit
March 31 - April 1
Indianapolis, IN 

Service Learning Institute - May 9 - Wed. May 11
Research Academy - May 11 - May 13

Integrated Course Design national workshop
May 25 - May 27, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
The 4th International Service-Learning Summit
October 23-25
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Awards, Contests, Scholarships & Fellowships
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Non-Profit Internship Program (NPIP)
Deadline: February 2
Each summer, this program awards up to 20 college and university students with paid internships at ZSR-grantee organizations. Students spend up to eight weeks with the host organization participating in a range of exposure and skill-building opportunities including, but not limited to, research, community outreach, public policy, communications, fundraising and social media.  
Eligible applicants should be:
  • Full-time, enrolled students in a four-year college or university
  • Residents of North Carolina and/or attending institutes of higher education in the state
  • Receiving a Pell Grant during the academic year in which they submit an application. Students will be required to submit their Student Aid Report (FAFSA) to verify Pell Grant eligibility. Students ineligible for a Pell grant due to documentation issues or criminal conviction may be eligible and should contact Allie Garrett at allieg@zsr.org
Scholarships for 4th International Service-Learning Summit

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University is pleased to announce that it will offer 30 scholarships for attendance at the 4th International Service-Learning Summit for community members, students, individuals from Global South

Preference for scholarships will be given to individuals who (a) are accepted to present conference sessions or case studies and (b) demonstrate financial need. The scholarship form should be filled out at the time of conference proposal. Proposals are due by January 30.

The ISL Summit, which is dedicated to the theme of advancing global learning and cooperative development at home and abroad, is co-hosted by Cornell University, Duke University, Kansas State University, Northwestern University, The University of Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis.
The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation (JKHF) Fellowship program
Application Deadline: February 25

The JKHF Fellowship Program is an immersive, three-month opportunity for 25+ hours/week based in Raleigh, NC that combines hands-on community project management, leadership and skill-building seminars, internal team building and future program development as well as access to our extensive mentorship base.
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.
Jobs in the Network

The Assistant Director is responsible for developing and leading campus-wide leadership development and civic engagement programming and initiatives. This position works closely with the other members of the CSLEPS team as well staff throughout Student Leadership and Engagement to develop socially just, civic-minded student leaders who lead with ethics and integrity.

The Office of Leadership & Service-Learning (LSL) is currently seeking applications for the Associate Director for Curricular Programs. This position serves as the main point of contact for students, faculty, and community partners involved in service-learning courses and leadership initiatives in the curriculum. Supports student development through a series of service and leadership programs designed to foster students' skills, knowledge, competencies, and values necessary to become effective leaders and citizens. Works to develop faculty involvement in service-learning and leadership education in the curriculum, and offers assistance with course development.

Warren Wilson College invites applications from candidates who are broadly trained in developmental psychology and who are committed to the incorporation of community engagement and service-learning in their courses. Specialty is open, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in cultural psychology, diversity, identity development, and/or exceptionalities. The successful candidate will teach Infant & Child Development, Adolescent Development, Adult Development, Introduction to Psychology, Capstone Thesis or Practicum, and electives in the area of specialty.
This is a full-time, continuing faculty position in an extended contract system. PhD earned by August 1, 2016 preferred, but ABD will be considered. Entry-level as well as mid-level candidates are encouraged to apply.
Calls for Proposals and Submissions
Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
General call for manuscripts

4th International Service-Learning Summit
Proposals due January 30
Event: October 23-25, 2016, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

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

9th Annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference: "Stronger Together: Making Opportunities Out of Challenges"  
Proposals due February 8 
Event: Saturday, April 2, The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD 

2016 #NonprofitSTRONG Summit
Workshop Proposals due February 21 
Event: April 22, 2016, Raleigh, NC

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

2nd annual Community Engaged Learning Symposium
Workshop Proposals due March 16
Event: May 3-5, Rhodes University,  Grahamstown, South Africa 
Grants and Funding Opportunities
For colleges/universities and your non-profit partners
Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Grants
Deadline:  February 1
Scope: Grants provide tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration, and healthy, sustainable food sources. Project Orange Thumb is intended to promote new garden spaces and garden expansions. 
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public schools, and municipalities are eligible. 

Deadline: February 5
ScopeWith the generous support of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Generation On is encouraging you to help end food insecurity through volunteering. Apply now to receive a $250 grant, and if selected, you'll gather 50 of your friends from March 15th--April 30th to Make Your Mark on Hunger.
Eligibility: Applicants must reside within the United States.

Deadline: February 9 
Scope: The Trust's core funding focus areas are community assets, education (especially middle school success and post-secondary completion,) health care (esp. behavioral and oral health care,) safety net, and supportive housing.continue to be committed to improving the quality of life and health of financially disadvantaged individuals in Forsyth County. 
Eligibility: Organizations in Forsyth County, NC as well as organizations located outside of Forsyth County, that work to serve financially disadvantaged Forsyth County residents.  

Deadline: March 2
Scope: F
unds projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the United States. 
Eligibility: Anybody

Scope: Adult Literacy Grants support nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance. Family Literacy Grants support family literacy service providers that combine parent and youth literacy instruction. Summer Reading Grants help nonprofit organizations and libraries with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs for students who are below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities. 
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and libraries that offer literacy programs in communities served by Dollar General in 43 states. 

Deadline: March 11
Scope: Service Year Alliance is challenging higher education institutions to creatively integrate learning with service years into the college experience. All post-secondary education institutions are welcome to compete for one of three $30,000 prizes and an additional $10,000 Audience Choice Award.
Eligibility: Public, private, and community colleges and universities.

Deadline: May 19
Scope: Youth Literacy Grants support schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations that work to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. 
Publications & Resources 
The 2015 Volunteering and Civic Life in America report was recently released. North Carolina ranked 28th in the nation, with a 26.3% volunteer rate.  Nationally one in five (21.7 percent) of Millennials (aged 16-32) volunteered. The volunteer rate among young adults (ages 18-24) attending college was 26.6%, double the volunteer rate of young adults not attending college (13.2%). This gap reflects the important role of colleges and universities as catalysts for service, and challenges us to do more to engage more young people not attending college in service.

The newest volume of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (Volume 19, 4) includes the article "Students' Emotions in Academic Service-Learning" co-authored by Elon Professor Alexa Darby.

Featured Publication: The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (Volume 22, Number 1)

The Fall Issue contains two Special Sections: one on Global Service-Learning and one on the Service-Learning and Community Engagement Future Directions Project. The Furture Directions section is co-edited by Patti Clayton, Sarah Stanlick, and Edward Zlotkowski.  They will discuss this project as the featured speakers for the NC Campus Compact 2016 PACE Conference on February 10.
What we are Reading 
"Today, it is my fear that colleges and universities in this country are considered increasingly as nothing more than factories that must demonstrate an immediate return on investment for consumers. There's been far less talk about academic quality and excellence, and there is more and more talk about operational efficiency.
~ Tom Ross, former UNC system president (1/2616, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting)
Social Media Highlights
ICYMI: via @ADPaascu: Chance to order free issue guide "making ends meet" on inequality from @NIForumshttp://bit.ly/1VuyIN1
USA TODAY/Rock the Vote poll: Millennials more pragmatic than ideological  http://usat.ly/1P3YCCF  @usatoday@campuselect@nccampuscompact
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