Recognizing excellence in engaged teaching and scholarship.
Campus Compact’s Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career if not in a tenure line) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) 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.
The recipient and finalists will be announced in early fall 2017 and will be honored at Campus Compact’s National Conference in March 2018.
In addition, the winner will receive a $2,000 award. More information about the award and application guidelines can be found here.
Nominations will be accepted here until 11:59 PM EDT on June 6, 2017.
The Newman Civic Fellowship, an initiative of Campus Compact, distinguishes and supports students who are devoted to finding solutions to various challenges that communities are facing throughout the United States. Throughout the year-long experience, the fellows train and learn about resources that would help them tackle the community challenges. Each year, college and university presidents and chancellors nominate an exemplary student for Newman Civic Fellows. For 2017, Campus Compact selected 273 Newman Civic Fellows from colleges and universities throughout the United States.
ADP extends its congratulations to all of the students selected as 2017 Newman Civic Fellows and especially to the 54 students from ADP member institutions.
Get ready for an adventure! Roadtrip Nation is sending 3 students on a cross-country road trip! Apply here by April 3, 2017: http://roadtripnation.beating-the-odds-roadtrip-apply.sgizmo.com/s3/
When you take charge of your future, anything is possible. But it takes hard work and struggle, and no one can do it alone. Roadtrip Nation is sending three students who have beaten the odds by making it to college on a free four-week road trip across the U.S. As they go, they’ll meet groundbreakers and trailblazers who overcame their own struggles to succeed, and discover what’s possible when you set your sights high and go after your dreams no matter what.
You’ve worked hard and come far to get to college! Now get inspired for the adventures and challenges ahead! We’re taking a road trip across the U.S. to talk to people who have pushed past obstacles to reach their dreams, and we want you to come along! It’s free!
Apply by April 3, 2017
We’re Roadtrip Nation, and we send people on road trips to talk to individuals who’ve built lives around what they love. We film it all and turn it into a show to inspire people to go after their interests.
This time, fueled by the ACT Center for Equity in Learning and with the support of Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room campaign, we’re sending students who’ve beaten the odds to make it to college (or are on their way!) on a four-week road trip across the U.S. to talk to people who have overcome struggles to succeed. If you’ve overcome educational, societal, or financial hurdles, or faced down odds that might have kept you from getting to where you are today—we’re looking for you.
- The application is open to current and prospective students in community college, four-year colleges or universities, or industry training programs who are between the ages of 18-26.
- Applicants must be available to commit to travel from July 16 through August 10, 2017. If chosen, you’ll travel in a Roadtrip Nation RV to meet industry leaders and explore pathways within a variety of fields.
- Individuals who are chosen will help plan the trip, researching and booking interviews alongside Roadtrip Nation.
- This is for a documentary, so you’ll be filmed, and the footage may be shared on public television and other video platforms.
- All travel expenses, plus a daily stipend for food, are paid for by Roadtrip Nation.
- Questions? Check out our FAQ page.
- Click here to learn more about how to make this page accessible.
The Campus Election Engagement Project has created a set of nonpartisan resources that may be useful to your campus curricular and co-curricular program efforts:
- HOW CAMPUSES CAN TALK ABOUT THE PROPOSED FEDERAL BUDGET
With President Trump’s proposed budget touching every aspect of American life, Campus Election Engagement Project has pulled together a nonpartisan resource on ways campuses can use this teachable moment to bring discussion of the budget’s implications into classes throughout the curriculum, and to distribute it in other ways. CEEP has included framing questions, links to key summaries, and examples of how different disciplines can weave it into the curriculum. Given how much the budget affects every community in America, CEEP hopes you’ll distribute it as widely as possible to Deans, Department Chairs, your faculty Senate chair, and faculty in general. You can also distribute it to the campus newspaper, and to student affairs staffers who might be able to arrange community discussions or discussions in dorms. Here’s a PDF version as well as this link to the version on the website.
- THE GORSUCH SUPREME COURT NOMINATION: A NONPARTISAN GUIDE
With the hearings on Judge Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination underway, CEEP created an updated nonpartisan guide based on his parallels with Justice Scalia. Please circulate to anyone who could use it in classrooms or other campus discussions, or anyone who’d be interested off-campus. You’ll find a mobile-friendly version here and printable PDF link here.
- WHAT IS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER? GUIDE
Give the number of executive orders released recently and the controversy and legal actions surrounding some, you may find the CEEP/Rock The Vote guide on presidential executive orders useful. You’ll find updated version here.
We had a record number of participants for our joint American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment Civic Competency & Engagement: Building an Impactful Assessment Process webinar, which was supported by ETS.
ETS is continually engaging in the research and practice of higher education student learning outcomes assessment, and has recently built assessment frameworks in the areas of Civic Competency and Engagement as well as Intercultural Competency and Diversity. To stay informed on the development of these unique assessment modules, and take advantage of early adopter offers, visit the ETS mailing list sign-up page and select “College Program Assessments (Student Learning Outcomes and Student Success).” You may also learn more about ETS’s work with institutions to support effective student learning outcomes processes by visiting their website: www.ets.org/highered.
SLIDES & RECORDING
You can access a pdf version of the webinar slides. The full recording can be viewed here (1 hour and 3 minutes).
In addition, here are two ETS publications that were mentioned during the webinar that may be useful as you reflect on how we assess civic competency and engagement.
ASSESSMENT PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AT CLDE 2017
Wednesday, June 7th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Civic Engagement Assessment Pre-Conference Workshops with Networking Lunch
Organizers: H. Anne Weiss, Director of Assessment, Indiana Campus Compact and Assessment Specialist in Community Engagement, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; and Ross Markle, Senior Research & Assessment Director, Global Higher Education Division, ETS
Attend both half-day assessment pre-conference workshops for a reduced price and participate in our assessment networking lunch from Noon – 1 p.m. Alternatively, you can register for either the morning or afternoon session.
- 9 a.m. – Noon | Planning for Institution-Wide Data Collection on Civic and Community Engagement
- 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Measuring Civic Outcomes During College (see below)
You’ll find more information about the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement conference (CLDE17) here. Register by May 1 for our best rates.
Learn about upcoming ADP events.