Expanding Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement

September 29, 2022

Campus Compact and the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University have announced a new partnership to expand the reach of the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement and support its associated Working Group. This academic year, the entities will co-facilitate and support the Working Group, a collaborative effort undertaken by 88 institutions and organizations across the U.S. and abroad to implement, analyze, use, and refine the Pathways framework and survey.

Beginning in the 2023–2024 academic year, Campus Compact will assume fiscal and programmatic management and work in partnership with Working Group members to identify rotating leadership co-chairs. Furthermore, Campus Compact is now using the Pathways as a centerpiece of the Newman Civic Fellowship experience and curriculum design.

About the Pathways and Working Group

The Pathways framework and survey aim to advance our understanding of students’ interests and predispositions regarding approaches to social change. They were developed at the Haas Center and piloted in 2014. Since then, Working Group members, Campus Compact, and other organizations have helped to refine the survey. In its current form, the survey helps improve the quality of student programming, track the shifting needs and desires of students over time, and develop a common framework and language that can be used across the field of higher education civic and community engagement.

The Working Group accepts new members on a rolling basis. To participate, institutions must identify a primary liaison who will administer the survey on their campus and must commit to participating in periodic meetings with other Working Group members. To join the Working Group, please contact Clayton Hurd, Campus Compact director of professional development and engaged scholarship, at churd {at} compact(.)org.

Learn More

Join us on September 13 at 2:00 pm Eastern time for a one-hour information session. Representatives from the Haas Center and Campus Compact will share details about the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement and how you might get involved with the Working Group.