Brand new Campus Compact report:
Embedding engagement into higher education institutions is at the heart of Campus Compact’s work. We support all institutions in their efforts to review and deepen their engagement efforts and community partnerships.
Professional Development Opportunities
Engaged Campus Institutionalization and Assessment Resources
- Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
Drawing its criteria heavily from Campus Compact’s Indicators of Engagement Project the Carnegie classification reaffirms institutional commitment to deepen the practice of service and to further strengthen bonds between campus and community
- Indicators of Engagement
This multiyear research project, designed to help campuses deepen their civic and community engagement work, has identified models and successful practices among two-year colleges, minority-serving institutions, and comprehensive universities.
Check out Rhode Island Campus Compact and North Carolina Campus Compact for resources and tools on measuring community impact
Leveraging your regional accreditation process may deepen your campus’s commitment to civic and community engagement by tying institutional priorities to engaged campus policies and processes. See below for more information on regional accreditation standards.
- Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- A Praxis Brief: Campus Compact’s Response to A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future
- A Crucible Moment: Reading Guide
A Praxis Brief highlights the intersection between Campus Compact’s mission and A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future (National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement, 2012). By exploring ways that campuses can implement the vision described in the larger report, this Praxis Brief underscores Campus Compact’s commitment to empowering colleges and universities as vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy.
- Engaged Department Toolkit
- Research University Toolkit
A toolkit with vital resources on the scholarship of engagement and other information from a network of research universities committed to engaged scholarship, coordinated by Campus Compact. (UPDATED 2012)
- Syllabi Project
Additional Program Resources
- College Student Philanthropy
A compilation of cutting-edge tools, information, and resources on this important and growing movement. 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.
- Federal Work Study
Earn, Learn, and Serve: Getting the Most from Community Service Federal Work-Study
- Program Models
Our searchable database of hundreds of program models from campuses across the spectrum of higher education, indexed by type of program.
- Engaged Scholars
Our engaged scholars collaborate with Campus Compact’s national office and state affiliates to develop and share valuable resources for the field.
- Graduate Only Resources
This list provides resources, links and abstracts for to engagement efforts at graduate-only programs.
- One Pagers from Minnesota Campus Compact
Two infographics pertaining to “The Engaged Campus” have been created and shared by our Minnesota affiliate. The Engaged Campus: Buying Locally looks at how institutions of higher education can bolster their local communities. Civic Engagement Teaches Workplace Skills demonstrates the significance civic engagement has in preparing students for successful futures.
Engaged Campus Research and Writing
- The Future of Campus Engagement
Provocative essays from Campus Compact member presidents, faculty, chief academic officers, community service staff, and students, as well as community partners and funders, proposing priorities and next steps for community engagement across the nation.
- TRUCEN reports
The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) has articulated why it is important for research universities to make engaged scholarship central to their institutional mission. Find out more in their reports.
- Campus Compact Bookstore
Browse and buy Campus Compact books, research and reports.