The Community�s Colleges by Oi4S6F


									The Community’s Colleges

 Campus Compact’s Indicators of
Engagement at Community Colleges
  & Minority-Serving Institutions
• Project Overview
• Key Lessons Learned
• Success Stories From Community Colleges
• Success Stories from HBCU’s and HSI’s
• Using Themes & Indicators to evaluate and
  deepen engagement
• Next steps
       About Campus Compact
• Campus Compact is a national coalition of
  more than 900 college and university
  presidents--representing some 5 million
  students--who are committed to fulfilling the
  civic purposes of higher education.
• Campus Compact promotes service
  initiatives that develop students’ citizenship
  skills, helps campuses forge effective
  community partnerships, and provides
  resources and practical guidance for faculty
  seeking to integrate civic engagement into
  their teaching and research.
   The Indicators of Engagement
     Project (IOEP) Overview
• In June 2002, the Carnegie Corporation of New York
  provided funding for Campus Compact to document and
  disseminate best practices of civic and community
  engagement and to help campuses achieve broader
  institutionalization of civic and community engagement.
• Campuses need a series of models that they can use to
  create civic and community engagement strategies
  appropriate to their particular type of institution and their
  specific needs.
        Major Project Activities
• Surveying best practices of engagement at each type of
• Conducting interviews and focus group meetings to learn
  more about civic and community engagement at each type
  of institution
• Visiting colleges to identify, document and disseminate
  best practices of civic and community engagement that
  demonstrate successful strategies for that particular
• Creating databases and publication highlighting successful
  engagement strategies for each type of institution
          The Indicators of Engagement:
   Building Blocks for the Engaged Campus
• Mission and purpose          • Community voice
• Administrative and           • Support structures and
  academic leadership            resources
• External resource            • Faculty development
  allocations                  • Coordination of
• Disciplines, departments       community-based
  and interdisciplinary work     activities
• Faculty roles and rewards    • Teaching and Learning
• Internal budget and          • Forums for fostering
  resource allocation            public dialogue
                               • Student Voice
         Five Cluster Themes
•   Institutional Culture
•   Curriculum and Pedagogy
•   Faculty Culture
•   Mechanisms and Resources
•   Community-Campus Exchange
           Key Lessons Learned
• Assets Trump Deficits
• Using the indicators to conduct an institutional audit of
  civic engagement, campuses discovered both assets and
  deficits. Successful campuses moved on their assets
• Successful colleges recognized 2-3 strong assets,
  stimulated intellectual capital and individual passion
  around those assets, connected strategically with key
  campus leaders, community partners, and funders, and
  moved intentionally from innovation to
Community Colleges: Successes
       and Lessons
• The community college can itself be viewed
  as a community-based organization: it is of,
  not simply in a particular place
• One especially important way in which the
  college assists the community is by acting
  as an “honest broker” and an “active
  listener.” As a result relationships are truly
 HBCU’s: Successes & Lessons
• Students at HBCU’s are typically
  introduced to the heritage and mission of
  service early on in their academic careers
• HBCU’s play an important role in preparing
  the next generation of community leaders.
  Many nonprofit and government leaders
  who partner with HBCU’s are alumni of the
  college with which they partner.
HBCU’s: Successes and Lessons
• Presidential Leadership is crucial to creating
  a culture of service and engagement at
• A tradition of viewing service as “giving
  back’ has led many HBCU’s to institute a
  community service graduation requirement.
  Such a requirement highlights service-
  learning and facilitates the coordination of
  community-based activities on campus
  HBCU’s Successes &Lessons
• The presence of dynamic and effective
  service-learning coordinators plays a critical
  role in sustaining community-based work at
• The emphasis on giving back helps many
  students embrace work with younger
  students as a basic personal responsibilty
   HSI’s: Successes and Lessons
• HSI’s gain the trust of the community by focusing
  on family development, reaching out to
  community members of all ages, and providing
  service for family units as a whole
• Institutional support of community festivals and
  other key cultural events serves to strengthen
  relationships with community partners
• Creative use of limited resources and successful
  grant writing are critical to sustaining community
  outreach and engagement
      Next Steps for the IOEP
• Using the Indicators to document
  engagement for accreditation
• Connecting Civic Engagement &
  Workforce Development
• Civic Engagement & New Americans
• Civic Engagement and Diversity initiatives
    Using the themes to deepen
• Do the success stories discussed earlier
  provide any models to deepen engagement
  at your institution?
• How can current strengths deepen
  engagement on related indicators?
• How can the indicators help document your
  successes to leverage additional resources
  and allies?

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