Content with Topics : Assessing and Documenting Engagement

Congratulations 2020 Carnegie Classified Campuses – Indiana University Bloomington, Taylor University, the University of Indianapolis, and the University of Notre Dame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2020 Contact: Liza Blomquist, Indiana Campus Compact 317.274.6505 liza {at} incampuscompact(.)org Carnegie Foundation Selects Colleges and Universities for 2020 Community Engagement Classification Indiana Campus Compact Partner campuses among the 119 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the classification in 2020 Indianapolis, Indiana.  February 18, 2020 – Indiana Campus Compact is delighted to announce that four of its partner institutions have been selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates an institutional commitment to community engagement. Indiana University Bloomington, Taylor University, the University of Indianapolis, and…

Indiana Campus Compact On WFYI’s No Limits

WFYI No Limits / Indiana Campus Compact MARCH 21, 2019 Today on No Limits we talk about the Indiana Campus Compact, ICC, an organization that works to engage college students beyond campus. Our guests are ICC Executive Director J.R. Jamison, ICC Director of Communications Liza Donovan Blomquist and Ally Nickerson, University of Indianapolis student.   CLICK TO OPEN AUDIO FILE    

SEEKING CO-CHAIR

Call for Co-Chair for the 2019-2020 Community of Practice Tracking & Monitoring Community Engagement: I.T. and the C.E.P. Download flyer to share with colleagues Who are we looking for? An individual who can help us build a community around the topic of information technology (e.g. Collaboratory, GivePulse, GalaxyDigital, OrgSync, Lyons, Time2Track, Digital Measures-Activity Insight, etc.) and the practices of tracking or monitoring community engagement in higher education. The ideal candidate will be a staff or faculty member at any Campus Compact partner campus in the country, who has 2-5 years of experience in evaluating, onboarding, integrating, and sustaining one or…

Fall 2018 Kick-off Packet

Start the New Academic Year with Support from Indiana Campus Compact! Welcome back to campus, partners & friends: This time of year offers a certain nostalgia that makes me eager to get back into the swing of our work. While community engagement doesn’t follow a specific calendar and keeps us busy year round, it’s you, our trusted colleagues, who begin to reemerge within our inboxes and through our phones. It’s a reminder that none of us are in this work alone, and that we need each other to truly meet our goals. Our team here at Indiana Campus Compact has…

Indiana Campus Compact Announces 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

Indiana Campus Compact Prepares College and University Students to Advance the Public Good in their Communities Indiana Campus Compact Student Nominees for the Richard J. Wood Award Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Campus Compact is proud to announce its designation by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. With this new designation, Indiana Campus Compact can broaden its access to resources and strengthen its ability to serve institutions of higher education and their community partners across the state of Indiana. “Obtaining 501(c)(3) status is a major milestone…

Connecting Campuses with Communities

Developing. Engaging. Exploring. Who should attend? Scholars who are interested in enhancing their service-learning/community-based courses and advancing their research on service-learning and community engagement Practitioners whose primary job is to support faculty development, and develop community-campus partnerships, and strengthen campus-wide community engagement efforts. The week-long conference focuses on building a network of scholars and practitioners and offers participants the opportunity to attend any combination of three workshops.

Civic Action Planning Webinars

Many college and university Presidents and Chancellors in Indiana have signed Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Action Statement and made a commitment to develop a Campus Civic Action Plan over the course of the next year. In addition to the 3 national Civic Action Planning Institutes, Indiana Campus Compact is hosting a series of webinars and technical assistance calls beginning in August designed to provide planning teams with inspiration, information, and time to share resources and ideas for leveraging existing campus infrastructure for engagement and for boldly exploring new areas and opportunities for impact. Webinars will also focus on how existing…

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…

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…

Community Engagement Professionals as Inquiring Practitioners for Organizational Learning

H. Anne Weiss, Director of Assessment, Indiana Campus Compact and Kristin E. Norris, Director of Assessment, IUPUI Learn how we track, monitor, assess, and evaluate campus-community engagement. Abstract This essay examines the inquiry activities that community engagement professionals (CEPs) can utilize to support organizational learning. We advocate for an inquiry approach that focuses on improvement and informing community-engaged practices and organizational change. By unpacking why inquiry is imperative for CEPs and outlining the tensions that may arise, we introduce three concepts: inquiry consists of different yet connected activities including, but not limited to, assessing student learning; CEPs are key knowledge…