New York Campus Compact Weekly
Educating Citizens, Building Communities
November 14, 2014
2015-2016 AmeriCorps VISTA Project Proposals
New York Campus Compact is now accepting VISTA project proposals for projects beginning July/August 2015. NYCC will give priority to project proposals in the areas of Education, Healthy Futures, and Community and Economic Development, with particular focus on STEM education outreach programming to low-income/high need P-12 schools, climate sustainability/resiliency education, or other high priority educational programming requested by the community partner. Special attention will be given to faculty led projects that have the potential to generate new knowledge and models of success for alleviating poverty in vulnerable communities.

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America Reads and Community Literacy Tutoring Initiatives Workshop
November 21st, 9:30-2:00
Syracuse University
The Syracuse University Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service (Shaw Center), Hobart & William Smith Colleges' Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning, and New York Campus Compact are co-hosting an interactive workshop on Community Based Literacy Tutoring Initiatives to explore engaged learning opportunities. Both schools host programs based on the America Reads model, which trains, develops, and engages students as citizens and critical players in addressing the challenges of low literacy and graduation rates in urban areas. Host programs have over 40 years combined experience, and are eager to talk with colleagues in the field at any stage of the process, from research to implementation and beyond.  Hosts will cover topics such as best practices, leadership development, enhanced student learning, and outcomes for community partners. Hosts will facilitate discussion and brainstorming for participants who have existing programs, and also for those who are looking to explore new opportunities.

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2014 Annual Survey is Now Available

Campus Compact's Annual Membership Survey is now available. Your institution's participation in this national survey is vital.


Conducted since 1986, the survey is the most comprehensive and widely distributed review of service, service-learning, and civic engagement in higher education. Through this instrument, Campus Compact is able to calculate student and faculty involvement in service and service-learning, measure campus infrastructure for community engagement, understand faculty roles and rewards, determine alumni engagement, and assess satisfaction with Campus Compact programs and services.


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Save the Dates! May 27-29, 2015

The Mid-Atlantic Engagement Academy program is a professional and institutional development event where campus teams work intensely for 2.5 days supported by instruction and mentoring from top scholars, leaders and practitioners in the field of community engagement.   

The goal for each team is to create a clear action plan designed to deepen institutional commitment to and capacity for high quality community engagement. Pre-work helps team identify specific challenges and goals for their campus.  At each stage of the Academy, participants learn new concepts and then craft components of their action plan to improve the alignment of engagement strategies with their institutional mission and goals.    

Team members return to their campuses with their action plan and new leadership skills to support successful implementation.  


Registration information coming shortly! 

NASCE Assessment Survey-
50% Discount for NYCC Members

The National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement is again partnering with New York Campus Compact to make this assessment survey available to our member campuses at a significantly reduced cost. The NASCE is an essential tool to help a campus measure the impact of its community and civic engagement programming on students. It provides important data to help improve the efficacy of community and civic engagement programs.


The NASCE is currently offering one-semester survey administration, data collection, and analysis for Spring Semester 2015.  


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Michigan Journal Subscriptions for NYCC Members

New York Campus Compact will be purchasing a subscription to the Michigan Journal for all of our member institutions!

For those of you not familiar with the Michigan Journal, since 1994, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) has been the premier national, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues related to academic (curriculum-based) service- learning and community-engaged scholarship in higher education. The Michigan Journal, published by the University of Michigan's Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, contributes to the national dialogue on community engagement.

 Learn more about the Michigan Journal here 

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In This Issue
VISTA Project Proposals
NYCC Roundtable
2014 Annual Survey
Mid-Atlantic Engagement Academy
NASCE Survey
Michigan Journal
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Do you want to see your stories and events featured in our newsletter?  Everyone involved in the work of civic engagement and community-based education has a story to tell, and New York Campus Compact is eager to help you tell yours. This newsletter is e-mailed to over 950 college and university presidents, service learning faculty, community service directors and civic engagement offices at our member campuses.

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