Start the new year (and decade!) with help from Indiana Campus Compact

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

It is truly hard to believe we’ve entered a new year and a new decade. The changing of the calendar always brings forth opportunities for renewal and growth, and that’s exactly how we’re ringing in 2020 at Indiana Campus Compact—new programs, new funding, and some updates to our traditional offerings.

Below you will find everything you need to make 2020 successful for you and your community engagement programs. Click through the tabs, imagine the possibilities, and, as always, let us know how we can best serve you.

Thank you for your continued commitment –

J.R. Jamison, Executive Director
Indiana Campus Compact

P.S. We are in a new space with a new mailing address and new email addresses! Please update your address books and save us to your safe senders list.

What’s New at Indiana Campus Compact?

WE’RE HIRING– We are looking for a part-time Development Officer to add to our team. The Development Officer role is a new, part-time contract position which will serve as the primary fundraiser and manager of individual giving for Indiana Campus Compact. The position will oversee giving circles and/or a capital campaign and will develop a fundraising sustainability plan for the organization.

ANNUAL REPORTEach 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.

ENGAGEMENT 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.

LIAISON ZOOM MEETINGS – As part of our commitment to making sure that all parties on partner campus 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.

UPCOMING NEEDS ASSESSMENT – Through our needs assessment, we seek to understand not only what our partners need or require from us, but also how well we are currently providing support, how important that support is right now, and how likely our partners are to utilize it in the near future. In 2020 we will embark on a needs assessment that will explore the practices, semantics, structures and policies regarding community and civic engagement at independent colleges and universities in Indiana.

DOWNLOAD PAGE – Need printable materials? Find them here!
In order to be more environmentally responsible and use less paper, Indiana Campus Compact will no longer be handing out calendars,  flyers, fact sheets, and reports at events and trainings.

NEW! ACCE EXPERIENCE – Is your campus ready to Actualize its Culture for Community Engagement? Are you looking for custom assistance to identify how to get your campus there? If so, then the ACCE Experience is what you’ve been looking for! Open to Indiana Campus Compact partner institutions, this unique cross-campus experience provides participating institutions with the opportunity to begin the process of examining their community engagement efforts across campus, and to identify focus areas where they will work to shift their campus culture for community engagement.

10th Annual Indiana Campus Compact Summit, PLACE: Creating Community, Gaining Ground, and Building Belonging in and through Community Engagement February 24, 2020  Join experts from around the country, the region, and from our own backyards as we explore what it means to move from discussion to action, from research to practice, and from meaning well to doing good. The Summit will also include a celebration luncheon followed by the presentation of the Indiana Campus Compact Awards, recognition of the current class of Newman Civic Fellows, recognition of the Lynton Award winner, brief remarks from Teresa S. Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education, and recognition of the 2019 Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Grant Award winner.

NEW! COMMUNITY ACTION FORUMSThe Indiana Campus Compact sponsored Community Action Forums support gatherings that address a community-identified concern, facilitate multiple stakeholders participating in issue-based and community-focused conversations, and seek to synchronize efforts to meet needs, identify assets, and build capacity for tackling the issue.

PEN TO PAPER WRITING RETREAT May 18 – 20, 2020Kick-off your summer by attending Pen to Paper 2020 this May in east-central Michigan! This ever popular community-engagement focused academic writing retreat will be held May 18 – 20, 2020 at an outdoor education retreat center. And, those that are looking for even more concentrated writing time can opt to stay for the newly designed Pen to Paper 2.0, immediately following the retreat on May 20 – 22, 2020. Check the Pen to Paper website to find out more about Pen to Paper and Pen to Paper 2.0. Registration for both will open in early March. Contact Laura at laura {at} incampuscompact(.)org for more information.

CUSTOMIZED TRAININGMany Indiana Campus Compact partner campuses have scheduled on-campus professional development workshops that are tailored specifically for the faculty, staff, and students at their institution. While we are always eager to speak at events, present workshops, and assess your community engagement programs at your institution, our schedules are almost full for the spring semester! Complete the Customized Training Intake Form in the Engagement Portal right away if you are interested in this unique opportunity for Spring or Fall 2020. Find out more and view sample workshops here.

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SERVICE LEARNING (ISSL): JUNE 10-12, 2020, University of Nicosia (Cyprus). Critical Service-Learning Across the Globe: Transforming Teaching into Social Action. Sponsored by the University of Indianapolis, Stellenbosch University (South Africa), the University of Nicosia, and Indiana Campus Compact. Registration opens January 31st.

SAVE THE DATE! MIDWEST CAMPUS COMPACT May 25-27, 2021 CONFERENCE – The Campus Compacts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin invite you to join us for the 2021 Midwest Campus Compact Conference at St. Louis University

NEW! Congress of Senior Leaders in Community Engagement (CSLCE) – The mission of this group is to support leaders who transform our institutions through community engagement. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development to the senior staff at each of our partner campuses who work with their President or Chancellor to achieve the goals and visions of their campus and community (its people, leaders, organizations, agencies, businesses, etc.).

ICC READS DISCUSSION GROUP – The Spring 2020 session will focus on the text, Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practices edited by Berkey, Meixner, Green and Eddins Rountree. This session will be co-facilitated by Dr. Lindsey Payne and Carly Evich of Purdue University’s Office of Engagement.

CAMPUS COMPACT WEBINAR SERIESCampus Compact’s National Webinar Series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you.

INDIANA CAMPUS COMPACT GRANTS NEXT ROUND OF GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 9, 2020. Spring is the perfect time to begin planning your curricular and co-curricular community-engagement projects for the 2020 – 2021 academic year and continue building authentic partnerships that worK to create sustainable change. 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.

SOCIAL INNOVATION MICROLENDING PROGRAM – Supporting innovative solutions for social change. – Are you a social entrepreneur who has the passion and drive to create change and solve a societal issue? Do you have a social venture in need of capital? Are you prepared to enhance society’s capacity to act on social issues? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Indiana Campus Compact may be able to help you along your journey to successful social innovation.

NEW! INDIANA CAMPUS COMPACT ANNUAL AWARDS TIMELINE Indiana Campus Compact Awards publicly recognize and reward the commitment, creativity, and excellence our partner campuses spread across all aspects of community-campus partnerships which lead to improving tens of thousands of lives in Indiana and beyond. All 2021 Award nominations are due May 15, 2020.

NEW! Student Community Action Leaders Award – This award will recognize  students from multiple institutions who are new to community engagement and have shown, by action and leadership, their passion and ability to be a positive force in their communities.

NEW! Emerging Leaders in Community Engagement Award.  This award honors faculty and graduate teaching assistants from multiple Indiana Campus Compact partner institutions who are in the first seven years of their career who demonstrate leadership and innovation in advancing and shaping community engagement across the field.

NEWMAN CIVIC FELLOWS – Campus Compact is now accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Nominations will be accepted through February 3, 2020. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor on the basis of their potential for public leadership.

THOMAS EHRLICH CIVICLY ENGAGED FACULTY AWARD – recognizes one senior faculty member each year. Honorees are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. Applications open March 17, 2020, and the deadline will be June 2, 2020.

ERNEST A. LYNTON AWARD FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP OF ENGAGEMENT FOR EARLY FACULTY Applications are due June 1, 2020. The Ernest A. Lynton Award recognizes full-time, pre-tenure faculty who connect their teaching, research, and service to community engagement.