Thursday, July 30, 2015

J.R. Jamison Named Executive Director of Indiana Campus Compact

jrj 3 iContactJ.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.

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Campus Compact Statement on Higher Education's Response to Events in Baltimore and around the United States

150426172013-01-baltimore-protests-0426-super-169Campus 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.

2015 Carnegie Classifications announced

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

 

Read more: 2015 Carnegie Classifications announced

5th Annual Eastern Regional Campus Compact Conference

ERCC 2015 Moving Us Forward: At the Intersection of Community Engagement and Collective Impact
The Fifth Annual Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference

October 14th – 16th, 2015, Newark, New Jersey

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Theme

As a vital agent of social change, higher education is integral to creating vibrant, healthy communities in our towns, cities, regions, and our nation. To this end, the 2015 Eastern Region Campus Compact (ERCC) conference will advance our understanding of the intersection of collective impact and community engagement. This conference will highlight emerging theory and practice in place-based collective impact initiatives, moving beyond isolated efforts to conjoin the resources and assets of higher education with those of our communities. ERCC will provide a forum to showcase the strategic engagement of faculty, students and the wider higher education community through engaged scholarship, cross-sector partnerships, service-learning, student research, and volunteer opportunities.

Read more: 5th Annual Eastern Regional Campus Compact Conference

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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.