On March 21-23, 2016, Campus Compact will hold a 30th anniversary conference in Boston; the conference's theme is Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact. We look forward to bringing together the wide range of people and organizations making engagement happen across the country and beyond.
Campus Compact's thirtieth anniversary will be an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the achievements of the last three decades, learn more about what needs to be done and what resources already exist to enable that work, and commit ourselves to take the steps necessary to accelerate and deepen our efforts.
Interested in presenting at the conference? Learn more about what we are looking for and how to submit a proposal here.
Campus Compact Statement on Higher Education's Response to Events in Baltimore and around the United States
Campus Compact is dedicated to the proposition that colleges and universities have a special role to play in creating and sustaining the conditions for a thriving democracy. For that reason, we are compelled to respond to events in Baltimore, related protests across the country, and their antecedent conditions by providing our view of how colleges and universities can take positive action. We offer this view with a recognition that our colleges and universities are not separated from the broader society. The lives of students, faculty, and staff are directly affected by these issues, both on and off campus. We recognize also that many colleges and universities have long histories of leadership in addressing crucial public issues. We hope to call attention to the lessons learned through those histories to inspire even greater commitment across higher education.
While we are prompted to issue this call by events in which race and class have taken center stage, we encourage campuses to take the opportunity for reflection on how they can advance equality along a wide range of dimensions and how they can broaden and deepen existing efforts. Continue reading for the steps we recommend, followed by a link to resources to support implementation.
J.R. Jamison has been named the Executive Director of Indiana Campus Compact. He is the seventh leader to hold this role since the organization was founded in 1993. Jamison began his staff role with Indiana Campus Compact in 2005 as a Program Director, was promoted to Associate Director in 2006, and became the Interim Executive Director in August 2014. Before coming to Indiana Campus Compact, Jamison oversaw community engagement initiatives for college students at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Since he joined the Indiana Campus Compact team in 2005, Jamison has defined the umbrella term "service engagement" for the organization, designed several programs such as the "Building a Service Engagement Infrastructure" initiative, which established Centers for Service and Engagement on 10 Indiana campuses, and leveraged nearly $4,000,000.00 in funds to support the efforts of community-campus engagement throughout the State of Indiana. In the last eight months as Interim Executive Director, he oversaw the development of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and formed a major partnership with the Flagship Enterprise Center to offer a micro-loan program for student social entrepreneurs.
Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to help faculty, professional staff, and graduate students working on (or planning for) journal manuscripts about service- and community-engaged scholarship. During the two-day retreat participants have time to discuss ideas with journal editors, receive mentoring from faculty coaches, share ideas with colleagues and peers, and write.
Alternative Breaks are service-learning programs for students to explore social issues through meaningful service, education, and reflection during their academic breaks.
See what Indiana Campus Compact members have done!
Photo by John R. Gentry Jr. Left to right: Troy Fears (United Way of the Wabash Valley), Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Tirnere Bacon, and Mary Rayburn
- Trinere Bacon, Indiana State University, winner of the Richard J. Wood Student Award
- Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Purdue University North Central, winner of the Brian Douglas Hiltunen Faculty Award
- Mary Rayburn, Taylor University, winner of the Community Service Director Award
- United Way of the Wabash Valley, nominated by Indiana State University, winner of the Outstanding Community Partner Award
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Of this number, 83 institutions are receiving the classification for the first time, while 157 are now re-classified, after being classified originally in 2006 or 2008. These 240 institutions join the 121 institutions that earned the classification during the 2010 selection process. The Foundation congratulates all 361 campuses on gaining this important designation.
Congratulations to Indiana Campus Compact members:
- Anderson University
- Ball State University
- Butler University
- Indiana State University
- Indiana University Bloomington
- Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
- Marian University
- Purdue University
- Purdue University North Central
- Saint Mary's College
- Taylor University
- University of Indianapolis
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Southern Indiana
As a member benefit, Indiana Campus Compact provides professional development for faculty, staff, and students on your campus. Together, our staff has over 30 years of experience in the field of service engagement in higher education and we can work with you and others on your campus to deliver workshops and training designed for beginning practitioners to experienced professionals.
To stay informed about professional development events and grant opportunities, download the 2014-2015 Indiana Campus Compact calendar or use the online calendar to search by year, month, or constituent group.
Download 2014-2015 Calendar PDF