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Consulting Corps

Click here to search Campus Compact’s Consulting Corps of experts in campus-based civic and community engagement.  Fill out our nomination form to recommend someone for inclusion in our Consulting Corps.

Campus Compact’s newly expanded Consulting Corps includes individual leaders whose valuable knowledge and diverse perspectives can inform efforts to deepen civic and community engagement in higher education. The original Consulting Corps was established in 2002, with support from a Learn and Serve America grant and in collaboration with the American Association for Higher Education.

The expansion reflects several pressing priorities in the field: developing mutually beneficial courses, programs, and initiatives grounded in collaborative partnerships between campuses and communities; increasing institutional support for civic and community engagement, including recognition of engaged scholarship in faculty review, tenure, and promotion; ensuring that research and assessment contribute to improved practice; and advancing a new and diverse generation of leaders while building on the work of established leaders.

These priorities mean that it is more important than ever to hear from people in a range of positions — not only faculty members but also academic and student affairs administrators, directors of civic engagement centers, community partners, and others. For this reason, Campus Compact’s Consulting Corps offers expertise from practitioners across functions. Engagement efforts also benefit from connections to related movements and resources. Therefore, in addition to substantial experience in service-learning and/or community-based research, many Consulting Corps members offer complementary strengths in such areas as college access and success, intercultural issues, and institutional change.

The online database of consultants is available for anyone to search by: name, state, current or past roles, types of consulting, types of civic and community engagement, related knowledge, public issues addressed through engagement, types of campuses, and academic areas.

After identifying potential consultants through an online search, please contact them directly using the information provided in their profiles. Consulting Corps members negotiate their own arrangements and fees. Campus Compact receives no payment from Consulting Corps members or clients.

The database of consultants will continue to expand as staff at the state affiliates and national office of Campus Compact nominate individuals they know possess valuable experiences and knowledge to share, as well as the skills to facilitate discussions, lead workshops, give speeches, and/or provide technical assistance effectively.

Questions or comments? Please contact us.

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Thanks to Campus Compact for all that you have done over the years to nurture the campus service and service-learning movement. When we started at St. A's 15 years ago there was a feeling among some campuses that we were seeing higher education's latest 'flash in the pan.' Instead it was the beginning of a revolution of ideas and relationships, and you guys have been fueling us all the way."

-Daniel Forbes, Director, Meelia Center for Community Service, Saint Anselm College