Liaison UPDATE * March 15, 2016

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


We want to know if someone from your school will attend:

Please email Leslie Garvin if you or your colleagues will attend either or both these events! We hope to coordinate an informal NC gathering, or otherwise connect NC participants.

Political Leadership training for college students 
Registration EXTENDED through March 21!

Students can learn from the experts who've trained hundreds of North Carolinians to be public servants -- in government, in community boards and organizations, and in politics --the
NC Institute of Political Leadership .

The 1-day sessions will include interactive presentations on voter engagement, political values, and leadership planning, plus Q&A with a panel of elected officials.
Students choose ONE to attend:
Saturday, April 2 at Meredith College in Raleigh
Saturday, April 16 at Western Carolina University's Biltmore Park campus in Asheville 
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 (light breakfast & lunch provided)
CEA Conference Registration & Call for Proposals 
Back by popular demand: our CEA Conference!
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Elon University

"CEA" is shorthand for "civic engagement administrator" - a faculty or staff member who oversees curricular or co-curricular programs that connect students and community.
CEAC will be an interactive day filled with deep inquiry and learning. It's an event of, by, and for the CE people! 

Call for Proposals is now open! - Proposals due April 22
We are seeking workshop proposals in various categories:
  • Program management & sustainability
  • Engagement innovation
  • Community partnership development
  • Student leadership & development
  • Faculty development
  • Research & theory
Registration is now open! - Registration closes May 13
Cost: $70/pp (participants & presenters)

Questions? Please contact Leslie Garvin, Executive Director 
Apply now to be an Engaged Faculty Scholar
NC Campus Compact's Engaged Faculty Scholars program supports the integration of service-learning and community engagement in teaching, research, and service. Two faculty members from the NC Campus Compact network will be selected. Engaged Scholars work to:
  1. Promote and deepen scholarship of engagement at scholar's own institution, AND
  2. Assist in building infrastructure for faculty engagement on another NC Campus Compact member institution.
Scholars receive a $1500 annual stipend, plus professional development funds.

Apply NOW! / Deadline: May 13
Scholar Term of service: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
New partnership with NCDPI: Give 5, Read 5
NC Campus Compact is now a partner with the NC Department of Public Instruction's Give 5, Read 5 book distribution campaign. We are one of three lead partners for the program, which was launched in 2013 to address summer learning loss. 

As a part of the campaign, colleges and universities are encouraged to collect new or gently used books to distribute to local elementary schools so that children have books to take home at the end of the school year. We are seeking to expand and deepen the campaign by mobilizing college students to interact with the book recipients (elementary school students) throughout the summer. 
If you missed the informational calls earlier this month, and would like to learn more, please contact Leslie Garvin at
Now recruiting 2016-17 AmeriCorps VISTAs
Priority consideration for early applicants null
Deadline to apply is May 30
The NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program supports campus-community partnerships that fight poverty with the power of higher ed! We are now seeking applicants for a 1-year, full-time service term beginning in early August. 
Our VISTA members serve at campus or community-based host sites across NC to fight hunger, support K-12 education, or increase economic opportunity for low-income people. Their daily work involves building program capacity, mobilizing volunteers, and creating pathways for community engagement.

Save the date: Network Meetings August 2 or 4
August 2 @ Davidson College (Western Region)
August 4 @ UNC Wilmington (tent.) (Eastern Region)

Network meetings give civic engagement professionals (faculty and staff) from member campuses a chance to engage in dialogue and learning. 
Our summer meeting PD session will explore how to help students develop cultural competency necessary for effective community engagement. We encourage you to attend and forward this invitation to other faculty/staff on your campus who might be interested in this topic. In the afternoon, we'll have lunch, network updates, and member campus highlights.
Cost: FREE for faculty/staff from member campuses. Lunch provided. 
Please RSVP (coming soon!)
Jobs in the Network
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 CE positions on our Jobs Blog.
From National Campus Compact
Deadline: May 16, 2016

The annual Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) for exemplary engaged scholarship that enhances higher education's contributions to the public good. Each year, one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) is selected for this national award. Honorees must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution.

2016 Ehrlich Award Timeline
  • March 11, 2016 - nomination form opens; announcement sent to all member Chief Academic Officers, Community Service Directors, and Service Learning Faculty contacts 
  • May 16, 2016 - Ehrlich Award nominations due by 11:59 PM EST
  • September 2016 - 2016 Ehrlich Award winner and finalists publicly announced

Webinar: Partnership Focus - The Impact of Community-University Partnership on Community Organizations
Registration deadline: April 19
Cost: $25 for CC member schools ($75 non-members)
Hosted by Campus Compact of the Mountain West

Best practices in community engagement prioritize mutual benefits among community and university partners; however, few tools exist to systematically assess the impact of community-university partnership on community partners. Recognizing this gap, the Community Impact Scale (CIS; Srinivas, Meenan, Drogin, & DePrince, 2015) was developed as a tool that can be used in partnership planning as well as in evaluating the impact on community partners.
Campus Election Engagement Project - NC
Once again NC Campus Compact is supporting campuses as you work to boost student civic engagement during the election season. Here are a few resources and opportunities:

Webinar: Being Nonpartisan, guidelines for 501c3 Nonprofits
Thursday, March 17, 2 PM EST
Presented by Nonprofit Votes

What is prohibited partisan political activity? How do you do voter registration, talk to the candidates, or get out the vote on a nonpartisan basis? In this webinar we'll discuss permissible, nonpartisan voter engagement for 501(c)(3) nonprofits - what you can and can't do, and recommended practices.

Webinar: The National Study of Learning, Voting & Engagement (NSLVE) Wednesday, March 30, 2:30 PM EST
Free but please RSVP!

In this session, researchers from Tufts University's Institute for Democracy and Higher Education will share findings from the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE), a study of voting rates at the student and institutional level. NSLVE is a free tool available to all U.S. colleges and universities. It is not a survey! Presenters will also explain how your school can join more than 800 participating schools and receive your student voting rates. Schools must submit an authorization form by April 15th. 
Learn more about the webinar

2016 College Convention
Application deadline is March 28!

Students are invited to apply to be a delegate to the 2016 College Convention, hosted by Dominican University of California. Each student delegate will represent his/her institution and state. Through the use of social media and campus-based discussions, student delegates will catalyze discussions among young voters across the country. Dominican will pay for the travel, accommodations, and meals of the delegate, and the institution would be responsible for the $300 registration fee.
Contact Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar with questions:

Sign-up to be designated as a Student Voter Friendly Campus!
Campus Interest Forms due April 29

Campus Vote Project and NASPA are partnering to recognize schools that deliberately support student voting. To seek the designation, schools much complete a "Students Learn, Students Vote" plan (by July 1), and then work to implement new supports for student registration and voting. 

More Great Non-partisan Voter Engagement Resources: - site maintained by NC State Board of Elections - site by Democracy NC - site by CommonCauseNC - site by the League of Women Voters

Connect with us on Twitter @CampusElect_NC to keep up with NC college voting news and share what is happening on your campus!

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