Content with Disciplines : Service-Learning

Remembering Liz Hollander

Campus Compact notes with sadness the passing of Liz Hollander, Campus Compact president from 1997 – 2006. We celebrate her great contributions to educating citizens and building communities during her time as president and throughout her career.A city planner and leader in service learning, she¬†had a long and distinguished professional career, first in Chicago and later in Providence. In the former, she was Planning Commissioner under the city’s first African-American mayor, Harold Washington, from 1983 to 1989. The first woman to hold that position, Hollander was a champion of city life, both through increased neighborhood development and the enlivening and…

New Focus on the Community Engagement Professional

The number of administrative staff who support community engagement within higher education has grown exponentially over the past 10-12 years. Looking at the 2014 Campus Compact survey, 100% of respondents report having dedicated engagement staff. Looking at a survey of Carnegie Classified institutions, 91% of respondents reported having full-time administrative staffing for their engagement centers (Welch & Saltmarsh, 2013). Despite their growing numbers, there has been very little empirical literature focused on these administrative stakeholders, such as myself. As a group, we influence the ways faculty, students, community partners, and institutional leaders implement and evolve engagement within higher education. We…