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The Digest E-Newsletter - April 2016
NC Campus Compact News & Events
Civic Engagement Administrators Conference 2016
June 7, 2016 at Elon University
CEAC is for staff and faculty who coordinate community engagement activities.This event offers deep reflection about civic engagement work through presentations, workshops, facilitated discussions and networking.

Call for Proposals now open - submit by April 22
Cost: $70/pp (presenters & attendees)
Register Now - closes May 18
Civic Leadership Training for College Students 
Space still available for April 16 session in Asheville
From April 2 event (L-R): IOPL ED Ross Harris, Burlington Mayor Ian Baltutis, NC State Rep. Gale Adcock, NC/CC Leslie Garvin, & NC State Treasurer Janet Cowell.
Attention student leaders: learn from experts who've trained hundreds of North Carolinians to take part in politics and public service -- the NC Institute of Political Leadership.

The 1-day sessions will include interactive presentations on civic values and leadership planning, plus Q&A with a panel of elected officials.
Saturday, April 16 at Western Carolina University's Biltmore Park campus in Asheville 
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $65 (light breakfast & lunch provided)
Staff opening: VISTA program coordinator

NC Campus Compact is now accepting applications for a VISTA program coordinator. The program coordinator provides leadership for all aspects of the NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program.

Desired qualifications and skills include:
  • Bachelor's required, Master's preferred
  • 2-3 years supervisory experience required, work with college-age or early career adults preferred
  • Knowledge or experience with AmeriCorps and/or Campus Compact
  • Experience in communications, grant-writing, and program management
  • Understands, appreciates, and promotes the value of a year of service to address community challenges, build personal skills, and develop as citizens
Applicants must pass National Service Criminal History Check. This is a grant-funded position. Full job posting and access to application:

We are also recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA members to work at campus or community sites to build campus-community partnerships that fight poverty. This is a full-time, 1-year commitment. Must be U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Students graduating in May 2016 may apply. Priority consideration for early applicants.
Engaged Faculty Scholars
Application closes 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.
National Volunteer Week
April 10-16

Next week is National Volunteer Week! Several of our member campuses are getting alumni involved, including Davidson College and Wake Forest University. Read about their plans:
Get National Volunteer Week Resources from Points of Light Foundation. 
Share your volunteer stories with #NVW2016
2015 Marshall Alternative Break Scholarship winner Madison Wilcox of UNC Pembroke.
From our Newsfeed
Election Engagement Corner

Through November, our Digest will feature election engagement resources and reminders:
Get NC election news & reminders curated for NC colleges & universities by following us on Twitter @CampusElect_NC
News from the Network

Jobs in the Network
UNC Chapel Hill: Program Officer for Student Programs
The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Program Officer for Student Programs. This position manages the daily operations, planning and execution of various student programs for the Center, such as APPLES service-learning courses, internships, alternative breaks and the Service-Learning Initiative. The duties of this position include program development and implementation, general administration, supervision and advising, and external relationships and partnerships.

Wingate University: Director, Center for Community Engagement
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. 

Wake Forest University: Assistant Director of Public Engagement
Supports public engagement initiatives, especially around issues of hunger, community development, and civic engagement. Assists the Director of Democratic Engagement and Justice Programs to develop programs that support student learning.
UNC Asheville: Director of Service-Learning and Community Citizenship
The Director of Service-Learning & Community Citizenship works to strengthen curricular and co-curricular service-learning and civic engagement initiatives sponsored by the Key Center and throughout the university.
Elon University: Campus Kitchen Coordinator (part-time)
The primary function is to advise and oversee program operations for the Campus Kitchen at Elon University. Advises an additional Elon Volunteers! student program. Position is 25 hours per week.
Find more jobs listed on our Civic Engagement Jobs Blog and submit your openings to nccc@elon.edu.
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National Campus Compact News
30th Anniversary Conference a success!

UNCA Chancellor & national board co-chair Mary Grant (center) with NC Campus Compact ED's past & present: Lisa Keyne (L) and Leslie Garvin (R).
Last month, more than 650 civic engagement professionals gathered in Boston for the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Conference. 

Reflecting on the week's event, Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn's writes: "Campus Compact remains essential. If higher education is to become what it must become, we will play a major role in the transformation." Read his full post here.
Learn more and see images from the Summit and 30th Anniversary Conference by searching #Compact30 on Twitter.

As part of the 30th anniversary, more than 400 member presidents signed the Action Statement, committing their schools to producing a Campus Civic Action Plan in the coming year. Campus Compact has prepared some initial guidance to help in developing these plans.

Photo: Attendees from the NC network (L-R): UNCA's Jill Moffitt, Leslie Garvin, Queens University of Charlotte's Pat Taft, Duke University's Eric Mlyn.
Campus Compact annual member school survey results

Campus Compact's annual member survey (conducted for twelve weeks beginning in October 2015) captured student and faculty community involvement, assessed institutional support and culture, and gathered information on community-campus partnerships.

Of 1079 member institutions in 2015, 400 responded to the survey, with a national response rate of 37%. About 52% of respondents were public 2- and 4-year schools, with 48% representing private institutions. 

Affinity group data summaries are also available, including summaries for privates, public 4-years, 2-years, minority-serving, research institutions, and institutions of varying FTE enrollments.
Recognizing the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows

Campus Compact recently announced the 218 students chosen to receive the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows AwardThis award honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact's founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education.

"We are fortunate to have the opportunity to celebrate such an extraordinary group
of students," said Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn. "We are seeing a
resurgence in student interest in acting to create lasting social change, and this
year's Newman Civic Fellows exemplify that commitment."

Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are invited to nominate undergraduate or graduate students for this special recognition. The following students in NC were recognized:

Elon University - Kenneth Brown
High Point University - Melanie Maldonado
Meredith College - Molly Smerko
UNC Asheville - Karmen Kurtz
UNC Charlotte - Erin Coggins
State & National Community Engagement Events (2016)
Visit the National Civic Engagement Calendar for a complete listing. 

Gulf-South Summit 2016
April 13 - 15, Savannah, GA
Register now

Alternative Break Citizenship schools (ABCs) from BreakAway
Early-bird registration deadline April 15
Final registration deadline May 13

FEATURED EVENT: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 14th International Conference "Journey to Justice" 
May 11-14, New Orleans, LA
Advanced registration ends May 4

2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE)
June 2-4, Indianapolis, IN (with pre-conference sessions to be held on June 1) 
Early-bird registration deadline is April 25
Special rates for individuals from AASCU/ADP/TDC member campuses or with individual membership to NASPA.

Summer Institute on Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation
May 16-18, Ball State University

Engage for Change
May 18, Siena College, Albany, NY

Civic Engagement Administrator Conference
June 7, Elon University

Action Research Network of the Americas Conference
June 16 - 18, Knoxville, TN
Proposals due March 15

Frontiers of Democracy Conference
June 23 - 25, Tufts University, Boston, MA

SAVE THE DATE: NC Campus Compact Summer Network Meetings
August 2 - Davidson College
August 4 - UNC Wilmington

Imagining America
October 6-8, Milwaukee, WI

CUMU Annual Conference 
"Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities"
October 23-25, Washington, DC
Call for proposals due April 25

The 4th International Service-Learning Summit
October 23-25, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
SAVE THE DATE: CSNAP Student Conference
November 11-12, UNC Asheville
Calls for Proposals and Submissions
Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
General call for manuscripts

Civic Engagement Administrator Conference
Call for workshop proposals due April 22
Event on June 7 at Elon University

International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE)
Call for Submissions ( 2016 volume) due April 15
IJRSLCE is the annual, peer-reviewed online journal of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. In this volume, we plan to publish submissions from international authors in both their native language and English. 

CUMU Annual Conference Call for Proposals
Submission deadline April 25

Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research
Submissions for Volume 5 will be accepted from April 1- June 1, 2016

This journal is a refereed, multi-disciplinary, online undergraduate journal open to all undergraduate students in the U.S. and across the globe. The journal is dedicated to publishing the intellectual and reflective work by undergraduates on service learning, community-based research, and all related curriculum- and/or research-based public community engagement activities. The editorial team of Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research encourages undergraduates to pursue their own intellectual projects and to join the academic conversation. We invite submissions in six categories: 
  • Reflective Essays
  • Analytical Essays
  • Research done in partnership with a community organization in the form given to that organization, accompanied by a short, reflective essay
  • Research Articles
  • Open Category
  • Responses to previously published articles
Direct inquiries and questions to the editor, Jill K. Burk, at jkb20@psu.edu.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) 
Call for articles on "Graduate Education and Service-Learning/Community Engagement." Abstracts due May 1, invited articles will be due July 31.

The editors welcome submissions of articles and reflective essays focusing on innovations in pedagogy, theory, research, practice, institutional models, and campus-community partnerships in graduate student service-learning and community engagement. The editors encourage quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research as well as theoretical contributions from a single disciplinary perspective and those that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Susan Harris, associate director for research and academic affairs at USC's Joint Education Project is serving as the guest co-editor for this special section. Questions may be directed to her at scharris@usc.edu. Learn more: ginsberg.umich.edu/mjcsl/

FOR STUDENTS: Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships
NC Service-Learning Coalition seeks student board members

Here's a great leadership opportunity for students who love service-learning: the NCSLC is seeking people to fill the following positions on our Executive Board.
  • Treasurer
  • Public Relations Chair
  • Higher Education Representatives (The Board hopes to select one student from a 4-year institution and one from a community college.)
Interested? Learn more about NCSLC: http://ncslc.org/ 
Request an application by EMAIL: ncservicelearningcoalition@gmail.com
Application deadline is April 15. Save the date for Board retreat in Wilmington: June 3-4.

Tarboro, NC seeks Rural Community Development Summer Intern

Are you a rising junior or senior in college who is passionate about rural community development issues such as poverty, health, education, government, tourism, and/or the arts? This may be the perfect internship for you. In the summer of 2016, the Tarboro Area Development Corporation (TADC) is piloting full-time internships in Edgecombe County for college students interested in rural community development. If you are a dynamic, intelligent college student with relevant experience, we want you to join us in strengthening the community of Edgecombe County, North Carolina!

Full-time position for 8-10 weeks this summer. For more info contact Caroline Leland at carolinehleland@gmail.com. To apply, you must submit resume & cover letter to Ms. Leland by April 27.

Photography/Digital Media Fellows, supported by Imagining America/Joy of Giving Something Foundation 

Are you a photography or digital media student engaging in community? Are you looking for an opportunity to collaborate with peers and mentors as part of a national network?

Imagining America (IA) invites publicly engaged students of photography or digital media from our member institutions to apply for a tuition award and to join a national working group of students.The goal of the IA/JGS Fellows Program is to elevate photography and digital media as a pathway for students to pursue their careers and make a difference in their communities.

The 2016-17 JGS Fellows will receive tuition scholarships of $2,000 each and will commit to engaging in a yearlong learning exchange that will result in a collaborative media project. Fellows will be invited to participate in the 2016 IA National Conference, October 6-8, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and will be eligible for a limited number of travel stipends to attend the conference.

Millenial Trains Project
Application: via crowdfunding, campaign must begin by April 15

MTP is a non-profit that leads crowd-funded transcontinental train journeys for diverse groups of young innovators to explore America's new frontiers, grow as leaders, and launch projects that benefit and inspire their communities.
FOR FACULTY/STAFF: Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships

The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. 

APLU Community Engagement Scholarship Awards
Nomination deadline: April 18, 2016

Nominations are open for the 2016 Community-University Engagement Awards, which recognize the outstanding community-university engagement scholarship work of four-year public universities. 

Awards include the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards and the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award. Kellogg awards are given to the winners of each of four regional competitions and will be presented during the Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference in Omaha, NE. Each recipient will go on to compete for the Magrath award, which will be presented during the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Meeting in Austin, TX.

Grants and Funding Opportunities
For colleges/universities and your non-profit partners
Deadline: varies
Scope: The Home Depot Foundation's Community Impact Grants Program offers grants of up to $5,000 to public service agencies that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Priority is given to volunteer projects that serve veterans and their families, whether that's repairing homes or improving facilities or involve veterans volunteering to help other veterans in the communities where they live.

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. 
What we are Reading 
"We must reclaim our shared investment in everyone's kids, regardless of economic status."
~ Robert Putnam, keynote speaker at Campus Compact 30th Anniversary discussing the growing inequality gap and why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. 
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