Content with Disciplines : Public and Community Service Studies

Reaching Out to Help Vulnerable Populations: A Nursing Student Project, Julie Lara, Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) College of Nursing and the PNW Honors College partnered with Remote Area Medical (RAM) to provide free medical care to the surrounding communities of Gray, TN from November 2 – 4 at the Appalachian fairgrounds.

Dr. Cristina Santamaría Graff talks about her innovative Family as Faculty program

Listen to the Compact Nation Podcast Season 4, Episode 16, where our very own Dr. Santamaría Graff and J.R. Jamison discuss Faculty as Family at IUPUI which involves families as key participants in teacher education programs, informing the curriculum and impacting the way future teachers engage with families in the classroom to better serve children’s needs.

Make someone’s day – or year!

Know someone on your campus who is changing their community? Find out how we’ve made it easier for you to honor them. By Angela Cain “She leads with her heart and has “servant” in her bones.” I was honored to read that line, recently, from a script describing a young college student, and it unexpectedly choked me up and brought tears to my eyes. It was at the 2019 Awards Gala which took place during the Service Engagement Summit, from Indiana Campus Compact, in February. I was emceeing the Gala. During that moment, I was reading the nomination for the…

2018 Service Engagement Summit Concurrent Sessions

10:10-11:00 AM Workshops Workshops offer dynamic presentations related to higher education’s role in social justice, which will encourage creative thought and discussion, followed by a structured set of facilitated activities for audience participation.Susan Tancock, Professor, Department of Elementary Education, Sadie Matchett, Preservice Teacher, and  Kylie Kaminski, Preservice Teacher – Ball State University This session details a program of community-engaged teacher preparation that prioritizes the wisdom and expertise of community members in the development of culturally responsive, socially-just, equity-focused future teachers. A focus on the pedagogies employed to achieve this end will provide participants practical strategies through which to promote authentic engagement in their own…

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…