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Workshop Recording: Creating Space for Democracy: Methods for Promoting Civil Discourse in Higher Education

This video recording of Campus Compact’s national workshop offers ideas and practices for promoting free spaces for civil discourse in classroom, student life, and community settings. How can educators use civil discourse to address increasing polarization and free speech controversies on campus? Drawing on lessons from Creating Space for Democracy (Stylus/Campus Compact/AAC&U), this workshop introduced various methods of dialogue and deliberation, including case study examples from leading dialogue practitioners. Moderator: Nicholas Longo, Campus Compact Deliberative Dialogue Fellow, Professor in the Department of Global Studies & Faculty Fellow for Engaged Scholarship with the Center for Teaching Excellence, Providence College Panelists: Sara Mehltretter Drury, Vice…

Nonpartisan Campus Election Resources

Campus Compact has compiled nonpartisan election resources that provide valuable guidance for students and others on campus. Resources range from government requirements for distributing voter registration forms on campus to information specific to upcoming elections in New Hampshire. Distributing Voter Registration Forms on Campus This Dear Colleague letter, from the Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Office of Postsecondary Education, outlines federal requirements and resources for campus voter registration. Read more → Education for Democracy Knowledge Hub This compilation of resources from national Campus Compact includes a plethora of guides and organizations for students, as well as resources on teaching…

Community Colleges for Democracy: Aligning Civic and Community Engagement with Institutional Priorities

This publication from Campus Compact presents a set of contemporary case studies examining how civic engagement and learning at community colleges can be leveraged to advance institutional effectiveness, college completion, and student success. Edited by Verdis L. Robinson and Clayton A. Hurd, this book is available from Campus Compact as a download or in hard copy. Community colleges, as local institutions, are an essential part of the American landscape of higher education, playing key roles to democratize it and to provide more people access to upward mobility. At the same time, community colleges are especially well positioned to provide benefits for the larger…

Anti-Racist Community-Engaged Learning

Campus Compact has made available video recordings from a virtual symposium, “Anti-Racist Community-Engaged Learning: Principles, Practices, and Pedagogy.” Held in February 2022, the symposium explored topics such as principles of anti-racist pedagogy, voices from the field, and creating an anti-racist community of practice. The symposium was sponsored by Campus Compact, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Salem State University, Worcester State University, Fitchburg State University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. View the recorded sessions.

Food Insecurity on College Campuses: Responding to Our Students’ Needs

Responding to Our Students’ Needs: Strategies for the Future is a powerful presentation about food insecurity among students, and what colleges and universities can do to help. The presentation is by Lauren Walizer, senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), speaking at the 2000 NHCUC Higher Ed Summit, sponsored in part by CCNH. Download the PPT Download the PDF

Building Local Capacity

One of the biggest challenges for universities seeking to be effective community partners is to identify partners and help those partners increase their own economic development capacity. This Knowledge Hub from Campus Compact contains links to resources on best practices, and models for effective, sustainable partnerships.

The Role of Libraries in Engagement Work

This Knowledge Hub from Campus Compact provides a compilation of examples showing the myriad ways that libraries can help deepen community relationships and further the ongoing engagement efforts of college and university campuses.

Community Engagement Professional Credentialing

Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Professional Credential offers a framework for campus-based community engagement professionals to advance their work. It also allows them to achieve formal recognition for the knowledge and skills they develop in their careers. Start by earning core competency credentials—digital badges that demonstrate knowledge, skills, experience, and critical commitments in a specific area of the work. Become fully certified by earning credentials across a range of competency areas that are critical to success in higher education civic and community engagement. This program is available only to professionals working at Campus Compact member institutions. Earn badges in the three…

Glossary of Campus Engagement Terms

Below you will find definitions to help understand and educate professionals interested in service-learning, civic engagement and the scholarship of engagement. What is Service-Learning? Service-learning means a method under which students learn and develop through thoughtfully organized service that: is conducted in and meets the needs of a community and is coordinated with an institution of higher education and with the community; helps foster civic responsibility; is integrated into and enhances the academic curriculum of the students enrolled; and includes structured time for students to reflect on the service experience. American Association for Higher Education (AAHE): Series on Service-Learning in…

Inclusive Excellence Toolkit

This toolkit assembles resources from a statewide symposium, Project Inclusion New Hampshire: Assessing and Enacting a Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity on Campus. The symposium, held in June 2016, explored strategies for making higher education more inclusive in ways that benefit all members of the campus community. Project Inclusion was made possible through support from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N. A., Trustee.  Documentation of the materials found on this page was made possible through the generous support of the New Hampshire Endowment for Health.

Institutional Assessment

To plan for future action, it’s important to understand your starting point. This entails a self-assessment of engagement across a variety to indicators, putting tracking and monitoring into place, and utilizing national data and trends to inform future practice. An institutional self-assessment will include a comprehensive examination of the following themes and best practices of an engaged campus: institutional culture, curriculum and pedagogy, faculty roles and rewards, mechanisms and resources, and community-campus exchange. One of a wide range of Knowledge Hubs developed by Campus Compact, Institutional Assessment offers a variety of resources to support self-assessment, tracking and monitoring, and the…

NH Colleges and Universities Help Communities During Covid-19

In times of hardship it is critical to come together and support each other and those in need. New Hampshire’s colleges and universities are doing just that. Initiatives to support communities during Covid-19 range from providing essential medical equipment to designing and producing masks to organizing food drives and donations. If you know of a higher education institution doing work that is not listed here, please share with CCNH staff so we can highlight the incredible work being done by NH institutions in their local communities.Great Bay Community College is working to meet the needs of students at risk of…

COVID-19 College Resource page

Information on staying an engaged campus in the midst of COVID-19. Resources gathered from around the country.

Podcast: Academic Freedom & Institutional Autonomy

In this podcast, Marisol Morales, vice president for network leadership at the national office of Campus Compact, is joined by contributors from the Council of Europe’s publication, Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, and the Future of Democracy. Guests include Ligia Deca, advisor to the president of Romania, Jon Alger, president of James Madison University and member of the Campus Compact Board of Directors, Sjur Bergan, head of the education department of the Council of Europe, and Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania and chair…

Peter Levine on the Future of Civic Education

In this episode, Andrew Seligsohn, president of Campus Compact, reflects on the outcome of the election and discusses the future of civic engagement among young people with Peter Levine, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life.

Student Voting Resources

A compilation of student guidelines and hands-on resources from the national Campus Compact office. Includes resources for making your vote as a student count and for helping ensure others can recognize their right to vote as well.

Queen City Serves

The Queen City Students Serve initiative is in partnership with the following NH higher education institutions.Families in Transition-New Horizons Granite United Way Sleep In Heavenly Peace Hillsborough County Chapter Pass Along Project GEAR UP Manchester Big Brothers Big Sisters Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter Boys and Girls Club of Manchester The Granite YMCA Aimee Kereage Amiee is the Director of Community Impact at the Granite United Way. She partners often with the Manchester community on a multitude of issues. Since the pandemic her efforts have focused on making sure that families and students in the Manchester community were fed…

Risk Management in Community Engagement

This knowledge hub provides resources and information for managing risk and ensuring safety in community-engaged learning experiences and campus-community partnerships.

Community Engagement and College Completion

A Research Brief for Higher Education By Debby Scire, EdD, Executive Director, Campus Compact for New Hampshire

Podcast: Trumpism and Higher Education

Eric Mlyn returns to #CompactNationPod to talk with Andrew Seligsohn, President of Campus Compact, about the ongoing threat of Trumpism to higher education. Listen in for their reflections on the effect the Trump presidency had on our democracy and the role that higher education leaders might have played by not vocally condemning anti-democratic practices.