New York Campus Compact Weekly
Educating Citizens, Building Communities
January 29, 2015
Institutional Engagement Strategies

May 27-29, 2015
Rutgers University-Newark

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.  



Emphasis within modules of the Academy will be placed on accountability and measurement regarding teams' identified priorities for community engagement. 



The fees are for teams of up to 8 people and includes all materials, breakfast and lunch each day, along with opening reception on 5/27.


Campus Compact members:  $2,500.00 (teams of up to 8)
Non-members: $4,000.00 (teams of up to 8)


Space is limited!  Registration closes on March 1st.  Reserve your team's spot now! 




Departmental Engagement at the Crossroads  
with Dr. Kevin Kecskes


April 7th- St. John's University, Manhattan 10-3:00

April 8th- Cornell University noon-2:00

April 9th- SUNY Buffalo State College  10-3:00


The academic department sits squarely in the middle of Academe; at a crossroads between students' experiences and senior leadership concerns. In addition, it is situated between university / national disciplinary association priorities and individual faculty scholarly agendas. Complex indeed. Now, add community engagement into the mix and a powerful opportunity emerges: a richer, more nuanced form of engagement that creates opportunities for deep learning, substantive scholarship, and healthier communities.  An engaged department agenda invites faculty -- and by extension, community partners and students -- to think and work more collectively toward greater impact for all.


The exploration of  this theme in a focused workshop format is designed to provide participants with opportunities to share initiatives and ideas, consider department-level community-university partnerships, and to further integrate our collective work toward the common good.


Participants will:

- Revisit the trajectory of the higher education community engagement movement and consider why the time has arrived to collectivize our impact by focusing on the academic unit;

- Explore various tools, strategies and examples for initiating or supporting departmental engagement; and

- Envision and plan for taking specific next steps in members' home departments to continue to build a department-level community engagement agenda.



Campus Compact Members: $85.00

Non-Members: $195.00

WNYSLC: free (NYCC will invoice WNYSLC for your fees)


Nominations Now Open for the
2015 Newman Civic Fellows



Dear Colleagues:


I reach out to you with a special request of all Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors. Today begins the nomination period for Campus Compact's Newman Civic Fellows Award, which recognizes community-involved student leaders. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact's founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education. You can learn more about the 2014 Newman Civic Fellows here. I encourage you to nominate a student for this special recognition.


In the spirit of Dr. Newman's leadership, we are seeking nominations of undergraduate students who are proven leaders with both the motivation and ability to make substantial contributions toward public problem solving. They will have also gone beyond traditional service activities in their community involvement. Each president and chancellor can nominate one student to become a Newman Civic Fellow who will then represent your school in a national group of student leaders. Students will receive an award certificate and an invitation to join the Newman Civic Fellows online network. They will also be featured prominently on the Campus Compact national website and invited to participate in state-specific activities as appropriate.


Please join me and the other member of the Campus Compact national board of directors in nominating a student for this honor and networking opportunity. The online nomination process is simple and the application can be found hereNominations will be accepted until March 4, 2015.




Richard Guarasci
President, Wagner College
Chair, Campus Compact 


Upcoming Professional Development Event


Patti Clayton, Senior Scholar with IUPUI and NERCHE and Principal with PHC Ventures. Workshops on assessment, critical reflection, reciprocal community partnership development, and curriculum development. New York Metro Area. May 19 - 21. Registration opening soon!


More information and registration coming soon!! 


DC Internship Programs for NYS Students

Did you know that a New York Campus Compact member runs a Washington Internship Program? The SUNY Brockport Washington Internship Program is an innovative, exiting program open to all New York State college students. There are internships available across federal agencies, including at The White House, The Supreme Court, Foreign Embassies, and more! For more information, go to


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