Spring 2021 Community Engagement Toolbox

Kick-off your spring sememster with us!

Welcome back!

Welcome back to campus – whether in person on virtually. We’re off to a new year full of possibilities.

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

As we embark upon 2021, I hope this new year finds you safe and well. My hope, too, is that we may return to some sense of normalcy by the summer. And let me say that I do use the word “normalcy” lightly. This past year has taught us many lessons, and I hope that the “normal” we find around the corner is not the same “normal” we left in March 2020.

I hope the warm embrace of close friends feels the same as it did many months ago, but the past 10 months have changed us—hopefully for the better. Like many of you, I’ve reflected upon lessons learned about what to work toward.

One of those lessons has been recognizing that higher education’s role in community engagement has never been more important. From critical thinking to connecting across differences to problem-solving to democratic values to workforce and economic development, community engagement is the hallmark of place-based experiences for our faculty and students. This was true in pre-pandemic life, but it must move to the forefront in the post-pandemic society.

Another lesson I was reminded of is the power of partnerships. This work cannot be done alone, and although we have had to connect via Zoom and become creative in how we operate, we did it together and are coming out stronger on the other side.

At Indiana Campus Compact, we have stayed true to our shared value of partnerships in the program and funding opportunities available to you for this spring and summer. One example is our collaboration with the Independent Colleges of Indiana and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to plan this year’s Summit. This virtual event on February 24th, 25th, and 26th will include keynotes from Dr. Zahra Ahmed and Dr. Andrew Furco, and there will be a joint community engagement awards ceremony among the three partnering organizations.

Of course, The Summit is only one example. Our hope is that you will find the right program or funding opportunity to suit your community engagement work. While all of these experiences will continue to find us connecting virtually, our goal is for you not to be alone in your work. Please remember that we are always a click—or a phone call—away.

Be safe and be well, and in partnership –

 

 

 

J.R. Jamison, MAEd
Executive Director

Indiana Campus Compact Partner Benefits

Indiana Campus Compact Partner Benefits

Learn about the unique benefits that are exclusive to our partner campuses.

Events - virtual, hybrid, and to your door

Indiana Campus Compact believes in the power of working together to support future leaders who push the status quo and who leverage their skills to create vibrant communities.

Q: What does that mean for Indiana Campus Compact Partner Campuses?
A: The highest quality community engagement professional development for partner campuses only or at a deeply discounted partner rate.

We craft each event based on the most current expertise, the most respected research in the field, and most importantly, with our partner campuses in mind.


PARTNERS ONLY TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT:

  • ACCE Experience – A coached experience tailored to your campus community engagement programs, projects, and plans.
  • Customized Assistance – Consultation to your door, including workshops, institutes, strategic planning, and more.
  • Carnegie Classification Assistance (in application years) – A series of programs intended to support, boost, or move your campus through the process of applying or reapplying for Carnegie’s Elective Classification for Community Engagement in Higher Education.
  • Community Action Forums – event funding to support gatherings of multiple stakeholders that address a community-identified concern and develop an actionable plan to meet needs, identify assets, and build capacity for tackling the issue.
  • ICC Reads Discussion Group – ICC Reads is an online book discussion group. Selected readings will focus on topics that can relate to a broad audience and will encourage participants to explore new and innovative ways of examining the field.

PARTNERS ONLY PRICING:

  • Best Practices in Assessing Community Engagement (BPACE or “Bee-Pace”) – A catalog of learning opportunities developed to strengthen strategic measurement in community engagement practices.
  • Colloquium on High-Impact Community Engagement Practices – A summer-long course developed and scaffolded to increase your knowledge and further enhance your engaged scholarship.
  • ICC Reads Discussion Group – ICC Reads is an online book discussion group. Selected readings will focus on topics that can relate to a broad audience and will encourage participants to explore new and innovative ways of examining the field.
  • Pen to Paper Writing Retreat– an academic writing retreat that provides time, space, and one to one guidance from journal editors for those working on manuscripts related to service-learning and community engagement.
  • The Summit – Join experts from around the country, the region, and from our own backyards as we explore community engagement in higher education.

Funding

We have invested millions of dollars in our partner campuses

Indiana Campus Compact offers a wide variety of funding opportunities to our partner campuses, including grants to support student service projects and plunges, curricular and co-curricular program development grants for faculty and staff, and funding to offset the costs of a campus-community dialogue and culturally relevant trainings.

PARTNERS ONLY FUNDING

Important dates for professional development, funding, and awards

Leadership and recognition opportunities

Indiana Campus Compact Leadership Positions 

2022 Indiana Campus Compact Awards – Nominations due May 15, 2021

Exclusive opportunities for students, faculty, staff, institutions, and community partners to have formal recognition for the work they do in community engagement.

National Campus Compact Awards

Our Impact

The Indiana Campus Compact team worked with Emmy Award-winning journalist Angela Cain to capture our story. Viewers will learn what a partnership in the Indiana Campus Compact means.

The video includes stories from a faculty member who received support to transition her special education course to one where parents of children with special needs co-teach alongside her and a college student whose community-engaged work has led her to decide to stay in Indiana post-graduation. These stories highlight what we can accomplish because of our shared commitment to one another.

Not a partner yet?

Indiana Campus Compact provides partner institutions’ faculty, staff, students, and administrators – anyone on your campus who works with service-learning, civic and community engagement, and community service – with resources, funding, and training to enhance your campus-community connection.

Check our current list of partner campuses to see if your campus is part of the Compact. If not, get the process started here.

Indiana Campus Compact Events

Indiana Campus Compact Events

Choose from workshops on your campus, a state-wide summit, writer’s retreat, and so much more.

Featured Spring and Summer Events

Featured Spring 2021 Events

  1. Annual Summit and Awards Gala – Join experts from around the country, the region, and from our own backyards as we explore community engagement in higher education.
  2. Best Practices in Assessing Community Engagement (BPACE) A catalog of learning opportunities developed to strengthen strategic measurement in community engagement practices.
  3. ICC Reads Discussion Group – ICC Reads is an online book discussion group. Selected readings will focus on topics that can relate to a broad audience and will encourage participants to explore new and innovative ways of examining the field.
  4. Midwest Campus Compact Regional Conference – The overarching theme for the three days is Full Participation, with a specific focus on “Resilience and Responsibility for Racial and Environmental Justice.”
  5. International Symposium on Service-Learning: Critical Service-Learning Across the Globe: Transforming Teaching into Social Action – An online symposium brought to you by the University of Nicosia, the University of Indianapolis, Stellenbosch University, and Indiana Campus Compact

Indiana Campus Compact Funding

Indiana Campus Compact Funding

Indiana Campus Compact has granted millions of dollars through our grants programs.

Download a funding opportunities spreadsheet

Grants and Loans

CURRENT GRANT RFPs 

  1. Faculty Fellows –  this program is a year-long learning community experience where selected individuals will participate as part of a cohort with other engaged scholars from Indiana Campus Compact partner campuses. Letters of intent due on March 1, 2021, and full proposals are due on April 19, 2021.
  2. High-Impact Community Engagement Practice – supports the development and implementation of a high-impact community engagement learning practice and strong reciprocal community-campus partnerships that strengthen student learning, and further support a culture of community engagement within the institution. Full proposals are accepted on a quarterly basis on the second Monday.
  3. Research With and About Community Engagement  – supports original research aimed at empirically exploring community engagement initiatives and organizational change at partner campuses or the effect community engagement has on students’ success during or after college. Full proposals will be accepted on November 9, 2020, and February 8, 2021.
  4. Strengthening Communities – supports a wide range of community engagement experiences designed in such a way that participants are able to further develop a deeper understanding of civic learning and democratic engagement, and further the development of high-quality community-campus partnerships in which all partners are able to transcend self-interest as a means of seeking mutual benefit. Full proposals are accepted monthly on the second Monday.

LOANS

  1. Social Innovation Microlending Program – supports innovative solutions for social change. Proposals are accepted anytime.

Indiana Campus Compact Awards

Indiana Campus Compact Awards

Nominate one of your colleagues or yourself for a prestigious Indiana Campus Compact award.

Download an awards spreadsheet

Nomination Forms

All Indiana Campus Compact Award and Recognition Nominations are due May 15, 2021.

Exclusive opportunities for students, faculty, staff, institutions, and community partners to have formal recognition for the work they do in community engagement.

  • STUDENT COMMUNITY ACTION LEADERS  – recognizes students who are beginning their community engagement work. One student from each campus will be honored.
  • RICHARD J. WOOD STUDENT COMMUNITY COMMITMENT AWARD – an award and cash gift for student leaders who exemplify self-directed creative, compassionate, and collaborative community engagement.
  • EMERGING LEADERS IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – recognizes faculty and graduate teaching assistants who are beginning their work in community engagement. One faculty or GTA from each campus will be honored.
  • BRIAN DOUGLAS HILTUNEN FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP OF ENGAGEMENT AWARD – an award and cash gift for experienced faculty who incorporate community engagement throughout their work, mentor other faculty, and advance the field.
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL AWARD – an award and cash gift for professional staff who incorporate community engagement throughout their work areas, including working with faculty, student development staff, and community partners, to advocate, implement, and sustain community engagement.
  • OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PARTNER– recognizes community partners who share in the work and joy of co-educating students, and developing benefits for the whole community. One community partner put for by each campus will be honored.

National Campus Compact Awards

ENGAGED CAMPUS OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • The engaged Campus of the Year award is now a triennial award. The next round of nominations for the Engaged Campus of the Year award will be available on January 20, 2022, and due May 16, 2022.

National Awards from Campus Compact 

What does it mean to be part of Indiana Campus Compact?

What does it mean to be part of Indiana Campus Compact?

It’s all in here – 2019-2020 Annual Report

Download 2019-2020 Annual Report

Each year Indiana Campus Compact invests in our partner campuses as they work with their communities in meaningful, reciprocal ways that will educate students and address some of the most pressing problems in our neighborhoods, across the state, and around the globe. And each year they amaze us with innovative programs that create community-minded students and citizens in our state and by developing longstanding, enduring partnerships that break down the perceived boundaries of any campus.

Indiana Campus Compact is honored to be a part of this work and by supporting our campuses as they grow their programs, increase intention, and develop greater reciprocity in all that they do. Indiana Campus Compact is educating students to be engaged citizens and is building partnerships between institutions of higher education and the communities where they reside.

Spotlight on people

Spotlight

Our leadership teams are integral to the work we do – take an opportunity to meet them.

Indiana Campus Compact Liaison Teams

Each year, Indiana Campus Compact Presidents and Chancellors appoint liaisons who serve as the main point of contact between their campuses and Indiana Campus Compact.

As part of our commitment to making sure that all parties on partner campuses are able to take full advantage of the myriad of programs, events, technical support, and funding opportunities we offer, Indiana Campus Compact staff offers to facilitate Liaison Team Meetings via an online meeting to introduce ourselves and to make sure that the Team has all the information they need to feel comfortable in their roles, answer any questions they may have, and help start conversations for them to collaborate as a team.

Learn more here.

Meet the Board

We feel incredibly lucky to have a group of committed leaders who donate their time and talent to Indiana Campus Compact. Our Board of Directors are not only supporters of our work, but they lead community engagement efforts on their own campuses.

Take a look! 

Meet the Advisory Council

The Indiana Campus Compact Advisory Council is a working group made up of 16 appointed faculty and staff and is led by a member of the Indiana Campus Compact Board of Directors, all of whom represent the unique make-up of Indiana Campus Compact partner institutions (public, independent, and community college). The Council is a body that provides non-binding strategic advice at the organizational level for Indiana Campus Compact and serves as our on-the-ground public relations team.

Council members are selected by the Advisory Council Chair and Indiana Campus Compact staff based on experiences and knowledge of the field of service and civic engagement.

They support Indiana Campus Compact staff by participating in strategic planning, program development, and evaluation processes, and creating or leading committees to delve deeper into their position as advisors to the Indiana Campus Compact staff.

We are forever grateful to our best advocates. Meet them here.

Create an Account

Create an Account

Make a profile for the one and only you.

Create a profile in our Portal

In 2019, Indiana Campus Compact launched its Engagement Portal to better track how you interact with us.

Data that individuals provide through the Engagement Portal will be very useful for Indiana Campus Compact as we seek to provide resources and support that are timely, meaningful, and beneficial for our partners. We base our decisions on what to offer, when, and to whom, on data.

Through this site, you will be able to:

  • submit funding requests
  • register for events
  • submit session proposals
  • submit award nominations
  • track your engagement with Indiana Campus Compact for dossiers, vitae, resumes, and more

Create your account and get started here.