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									                             Vermont Campus Compact Network Digest
                                        January 12, 2010
                                     Questions? Contact Colleen Converse (cconvers@middlebury.edu)


2010-2011 Americorps Programs
Please spend five minutes (or less) the week of Jan. 11, 2010 to help us apply and plan for the
upcoming year's program by identifying your intentions. Fill out the survey at
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SMGKRHZ with how many Americorps programs and positions you
intend to apply for in 2010-2011. Please call Laura (443-2511) or Amy (443-2510) with any questions or
feedback. Thank you!

VCC Statewide Award Nominations Deadline is Jan. 22, 2010

NECC Regional Conference Early Bird Registration Opens Jan. 15, 2010
Higher Education and the Greater Good: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century
on April 13-14, 2010 at UVM and the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Burlington, VT

Regional Conferences, Workshops and Call for Papers
1. Civic Engagement: Engaging Students and Communities through Technology
2. Webinar: Service-Learning in Online Courses
3. Note of Distinction: Applying for and Using the Carnegie Classification for Engagement
National Conferences, Seminars and Call for Papers
4. MLK Day of Service
5. Call for Good Practices - Conference on Higher Education's Commitment to Sustainability
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6. Registration Open for CCPH Conference - Early Bird Rates through February 23
7. Community-Based Research Conferences this March in California
8. Ford Foundation Request for Proposals on Sexuality, Health & Rights Among Youth in the US
9. Call for Papers on Service Learning and Literature
Awards, Grants, Fellowships and Positions
10. Atlas Corps Seeks Global Nonprofit Leaders
11. Atlas Corps Seeks Americans for Fellowship in Bogota
12. Atlas Corps Hiring Entry Level Staff in DC
13. Community Action Grants for Women & Girls
14. Disney Friends for Change Grants
15. Coming Up Taller Awards
16. Extended Deadline for the State Farm Award for SL Excellence in Teacher Education
17. Nominations Due for Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award
18. Big Read Grants
19. Get Ur Good On Grants
20. Nominate Someone You Know Who is Changing Their Community for the Purpose Prize
News & Resources
21. RWA Virtual Learning Community
22. Green Mtn. College Students Take the Lead on Green Projects on Campus
23. Service-Learning & Study Abroad Resources from IPSL
24. Help Appalachian State University Revise their Alternative Spring Break Program


***Regional Conferences, Workshops, Webinars and Call for Papers***
1. Civic Engagement: Engaging Students and Communities through Technology
Friday February 12, 2010 | 10:00-11:30 a.m.
     How are faculty using (or how could they use) technologies like online gaming or Web 2.0
        applications in community-centered teaching and learning?
     What civic engagement innovations are possible with existing technologies?
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        What civic engagement opportunities are presented when students see themselves as producers
         and not just consumers?

2. Webinar: Service-Learning in Online Courses
Tuesday February 9, 2010 | 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Join a conversation that explores the following questions:
        How are faculty currently implementing service-learning in online courses? What are the
         challenges and benefits?
        What types of service are students engaging in? Community-based research? Separate place-
         based volunteering at individual sites?
        What opportunities could online service-learning open up? International partnerships? Serving
         more rural communities or communities without colleges or universities?

3. Note of Distinction: Applying for and Using the Carnegie Classification for Engagement
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Wednesday, Feb. 3 2:00 pm central --- Registration Deadline: January 27
It’s the big neon sign pointing to universities that make civic engagement a core part of the educational
experience. So how do you go about getting a Carnegie Classification? What does it take and what does
it mean? Hear from one of the individuals (Dr. Chris Crawford – Assistant Provost for Quality
Management, Fort Hays State University Carnegie Recipient, 2008) who spearheaded the process at Fort
Hays State University, Kansas’ first Carnegie recognized institution. Interested participants from non-
member institutions will need to pay a $25 registration fee to Kansas Campus Compact. Questions, or to
register, please provide name, position, and institution by email to kscc@ksu.edu. Invoices and technical
details will be provided upon registration receipt.

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***********National Conferences, Seminars and Call for Papers***********
4. MLK Day of Service
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for
others?" On January 18, 2010, thousands of Americans across the country will answer that question by
joining their neighbors and serving as part of the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. King Day of Service. Led by
the Corporation for National and Community Service and the King Center, the MLK Day of Service will
include thousands of projects spread across the country. We need citizens like you to help renew our
nation through service - on the King Holiday and throughout the year. Please join us and answer King’s
call to service by organizing your own MLK Day of Service project or joining with an existing effort. NOW
is the time to get involved and you can do so by following the two simple steps below:
          1. Promote what you are doing and inspire more people to get involved by registering your
          project by clicking here. MLK Day is an opportunity to spread Dr. King’s message throughout your
          community. In that spirit, if your event does not have any available volunteer opportunities,
          please consider posting it anyway to promote the good work that you are doing in your
          community and if possible, opening up more slots to accommodate new volunteers.
          2. Participate in the MLK Day of Service by volunteering in a local service project. Visit
          http://www.serve.gov/mlkday.asp to search for a volunteer opportunity in your community.
Finally, whatever you choose to do on MLK Day of Service, be sure to increase your impact by
encouraging your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same.

5. Call for Good Practices - Conference on Higher Education's Commitment to Sustainability
Deadline: May 31, 2010
The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) launches a CALL FOR GOOD PRACTICES in the
framework of the 5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, Higher Education's
commitment to Sustainability: from Understanding to Action held at the Universitat Politecnica de
Catalunya (UPC) from 23 to 26 November 2010. The Conference is designed to deepen the conceptual
definition of the lines of change in higher education to respond to the challenges of sustainability, as well
as to identify ways for action. Both facilitate the transition between existing and new educational
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scenarios consistent with the vision of the sustainability paradigm to move from understanding to action.
The Call for Good Practices aims to make connections between the key ideas being examined in the
Conference, with good practices taking place 'on the ground'. The selected good practices will be
presented in the parallel sessions at the 5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education and
will be published in the next Report Higher Education in the World 4. GUNI looks for examples of good
practices in the following thematic lines:
      Curricula Innovation and Learning Processes
      Research
      Social and Community Engagement
      Institutional Management and Operations
Please see the conference website at http://www.guni-rmies.net/conference2010/ to learn more about the
conference and how to submit proposals.
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6. Registration Open for CCPH Conference - Early Bird Rates through February 23
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Deadline: April 30 , 2010
Online registration is now open for Community-Campus Partnerships for Health's 11th conference, May
12-15, 2010 in Portland, Oregon! Register by February 23rd to receive discounted early-bird registration
rates. The conference, "Creating the Future We Want to Be: Transformation through Partnerships,"
promises to be CCPH's best yet as hundreds of community and campus partners convene for 4 days of
skill-building, networking and agenda-setting! Whether you are new to community-based participatory
research, service-learning or community-campus partnerships and looking for basics to get started, or
you've been involved for years and seeking more advanced knowledge and connections, this is one
conference you will not want to miss! To register, visit:
http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?e=8525920f-f0f8-43e9-b1e4-89dec9feaecc

7. Community-Based Research Conferences this March in California
(1) Transforming All of our Lives: 4th California State University Conference on Community-Based
Research
        Where & When (please note there are two conferences one for each Northern and Southern CA):
        March 5, 2010, Northern California, Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Berkeley, CA
        March 12, 2010, Southern California, California State University, Los Angeles

    Conference registration will be available January 15 and is open to all interested in higher education-
    community, community-based research partnerships. For more information visit:
    http://www.calstate.edu/cce/meetings/research_conference/2010/


(2) Partners for Health: Communities and Researchers Working Together
        Where & When: Loma Linda, CA March 11, 2010

        For more information:
        http://www.atpm.org/prof_dev/community10_loma_linda.html

8. Ford Foundation Request for Proposals on Sexuality, Health & Rights Among Youth in the US
Deadline: February 1, 2010 Letter of Intent
The Ford Foundation is pleased to announce a new initiative to support social science research, entitled
"Sexuality, Health, and Rights among Youth in the United States: Transforming Public Policy and Public
Understanding." The announcement can also be found online at
http://fordfoundation.org/issues/sexuality/overview. The initiative includes support for research, support
for student training, and support for strategic communications to inform public policy and/or public
understanding.

9. Call for Papers on Service Learning and Literature
Abstract Due: March 1, 2010
Special Session, Modern Language Association Convention, Los Angeles, January 2011 (new date for
MLA)
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Topic: Service learning as Pedagogy in the Multicultural Literature Classroom

Service learning--a sustained, service experience outside of the traditional literature classroom--has the
ability to enhance students' interpretive abilities as it develops their civic awareness. How do you use
service learning (reflective journaling, reader response analysis, class reporting) in a traditional literature
class? Although I have focused the topic on multicultural literature, other classes (women's studies,
philosophical/anthropological approaches to literature, creative nonfiction, etc.) would also be possible.
Submit to Professor Roberta Rosenberg, rrosenb@cnu.edu.

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****************Awards, Grants, Fellowships and Positions*****************
10. Atlas Corps Seeks Global Nonprofit Leaders
We have extended our deadline for our March class and seek candidates with any of the following skills
or background:

        Arabic Speakers, or
        Muslim, or
        IT, or tech skills, or
        Sub Saharan Africa, or
        Human Rights / Youth / Child Rights

Atlas Corps has extended the application process for individuals who posses some of the above qualities
to apply for their 2010-2011 fellowship positions in Washington, DC. Expenses are paid in this prestigious
fellowship program, including a living stipend, health insurance, and training. Applicants must have
nonprofit or volunteer experience, a college degree, fluency in English and a commitment to returning to
their home country. Fellows are enrolled in a management development training program and join a
growing network of nonprofit leaders from around the world. To apply, please send a CV and cover letter
to apply@atlascorps.org ASAP for consideration for the Spring class.

11. Atlas Corps Seeks Americans for Fellowship in Bogota
Atlas Corps seeks Americans, and individuals from other countries, to apply for fellowship positions in
Bogota, Colombia starting in March and September. Candidates must be proficient in Spanish and
preferably have experience with fundraising or program management. To apply email a resume and cover
letter to applybogota@atlascorps.org - Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

12. Atlas Corps Hiring Entry Level Staff in DC
Atlas Corps is hiring a U.S. Program Manager in Washington, DC. To learn more, please visit
http://bit.ly/Atlas-USPM

13. Community Action Grants for Women & Girls
Deadline: January 15, 2010
Community Action grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as
well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research
projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. One-year grants ($2,000-$7,000 over
one year) provide seed money for new projects. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly
defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Two-year grants ($5,000-
$10,000 over two years) provide start-up funds for longer-term programs that address the particular
needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities.
Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and
equity for women and girls. Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Nonprofit organizations must be based in the United States. Grant projects must have direct public
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impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories. Special consideration is
given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls' and women's achievements in science,
technology, engineering or math.
http://www.aauw.org/education/fga/fellowships_grants/community_action.cfm

14. Disney Friends for Change Grants
Deadline: January 29, 2010
Disney's Friends for Change is a program that encourages kids everywhere to take steps together with
their friends to help the planet. The Friends for Change Grants will fund kids' projects that help the
environment and will look to engage children ages 5-18 as leaders in their communities. Disney, working
with YSA, will award 150 $500 grants throughout 2010.Disney's Friends for Change Grants are open to
schools, organizations and individuals planning service projects and will focus on projects implemented
by children and youth ages 5-18. The goal of each grant is to inspire children to work with their families,
friends, schools and communities to address critical needs in their local, national and global communities.
To be eligible, projects will need to be done any time during 2010 and should include one service or
celebratory component on Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25.
http://www.ysa.org/grants/announcements/friendsforchange

15. Coming Up Taller Awards
Deadline: January 29, 2010
The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities is inviting nominations for its Coming Up
Taller Awards, which recognize and reward excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and
humanities programs. Award recipients receive $10,000 each, an individualized plaque and an invitation
to attend the annual Coming Up Taller Leadership Enhancement Conference. The President's Committee
encourages programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, colleges,
arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities to
send in a nomination. Embarking on its thirteenth year, the Coming Up Taller Awards honor after-school
and out-of-school programs that are tangible examples of the power of the arts and the humanities to
encourage young people's creativity and to provide them with learning opportunities, chances to
contribute to their community, and ways to take responsibility for their own futures.
http://www.pcah.gov/news/cut2010Nominations.htm

16. Extended Deadline for the State Farm Award for SL Excellence in Teacher Education
Deadline: January 29, 2010
Teachers are at the heart of any successful effort to initiate, expand, or sustain service-learning in K-12
schools and communities. Teachers must be inspired and prepared to use service-learning as an
instructional strategy in their classrooms. The State Farm Companies Foundation Award for Service-
Learning Excellence in Teacher Education acknowledges and honors outstanding teacher education
programs that demonstrate significant interest and support for service-learning. This award recognizes
exemplary practices, which include, but are not limited to:

           The demonstration of service-learning as a pedagogy in preparing teachers
           The development of P-12 school/teacher education partnerships that provide student
            teaching experience with service-learning.
           The effective teaching and implementation of K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality
            Practice. Please see http://www.nylc.org/objects/publications/StandardsDoc.pdf for the official
            standards.
           The use of service-learning experiences with pre-service teachers in p-12 and/or other
            community settings
           The production of data that demonstrate the impact of service-learning on student outcomes
           The relationship of service-learning to the Principles of Good Practice for Service-Learning in
            Preservice Teacher Education.

Please see the Official Award Guidelines for the list of Principles of Good Practice for Service-Learning in
Preservice Teacher Education.

17. Nominations Due for Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award
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Deadline: February 1, 2010
The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Annual Award recognizes exemplary
partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions that are striving to achieve the
systems and policy changes needed to overcome the root causes of health, social and economic
inequalities. The award highlights the power and potential of community-campus partnerships as a
strategy for social justice. The 2010 award will be announced and recognized during a ceremony at
CCPH's next conference, May 12-15, 2010 in Portland, Oregon. Partnerships nominate themselves and
need not be members of CCPH. Partnerships that have applied in the past but did not receive the award
or honorable mentions may re-submit. We welcome nominations from any country or nation. For the
nomination guidelines, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pdf_files/Award10guidelinesf.pdf

18. Big Read Grants
Deadline: February 2, 2010
The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, is designed to revitalize the role of
literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big
Read provides U.S. communities with grants and comprehensive resources to support their efforts to read
and discuss a single book or the work of a poet. Funded organizations must conduct month-long
community-wide reads of a selected book or poet's work between September 2010 and June 2011.
Grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 may be used for expenses such as book purchases, speaker fees
and travel, salaries, advertising, and venue rental. Eligible applicants include literary centers, libraries,
museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments,
humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations. http://www.neabigread.org/guidelines.php

19. Get Ur Good On Grants
Deadline: February 22, 2010
Get Ur Good On Grants are available for youth-led service initiatives on Global Youth Service Day, April
23-25, 2010. Available to children and youth around the world, YSA's Get Ur Good On Grants will award
100 $500 grants to support projects addressing critical community needs such as poverty, education, and
environmental sustainability. To learn more about Get Ur Good On Grants and to take the eligibility quiz,
visit http://ysa.org/grants/announcements/get-ur-good-grants-launched

20. Nominate Someone You Know Who is Changing Their Community for the Purpose Prize
Deadline: March, 5 2010
Do you know someone who is putting their passion and experience to work for the greater good?
The Purpose Prize is accepting nominations, including self-nominations, at www.encore.org/prize until
March 5, 2010. The Purpose Prize provides ten awards of up to $100,000 to changemakers, 60 years
and older, who are creating new ways to solve our most pressing social issues – from health care to the
environment, poverty to education. It is the nation's only large-scale investment in social innovators in the
second half of life. Nominate someone today or help us spread the word by posting information about The
Prize in newsletters, list serves, blogs, or by emailing your friends and colleagues.

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21. RWA Virtual Learning Community
The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) is thrilled to announce the start of a new
initiative, the Read. Write. Act. (RWA) Virtual Learning Community. This virtual professional development
community will allow student leaders and campus-based literacy programs to improve program practice
and literacy outreach. Taking advantage of web 2.0 technologies including webinars, wikis, blogs, and
social networking sites, selected campus teams will be invited to participate at no cost in quarterly virtual
workshops on a variety of tutoring and program management topics. They will also participate in ongoing
virtual community-building and information-sharing opportunities. Members of the RWA Virtual Learning
Community will also gain access to SCALE’s library of downloadable tutoring manuals and literacy
workshop agendas. We will kick-off the program with activities honoring National Literacy Action Week
(NLAW) February 1-6, 2010. Visit http://www.readwriteact.org/ for more information.
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22. Green Mtn. College Students Take the Lead on Green Projects on Campus
Students at Green Mountain College are leading their campus towards environmental sustainability.
Before the students left for their winter break they voted to fund fifteen different proposals designed to
enhance the sustainability of their college. The students of GMC proved they aren’t all about talk, as they
funded each proposal with their own money. A more detailed account of the events can be found at
http://www.greenmtn.edu/news_events/new_releases/scgf-fall-2009.aspx.

23. Service-Learning & Study Abroad Resources from IPSL
The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership is dedicated to promoting the theory
and practice of service-learning and to this end publishes and distributes books relating to service-
learning, leadership and international education. Please see IPSL’s website at
http://www.ipsl.org/advocacy/publications.aspx for more details and to order.

24. Help Appalachian State University Revise their Alternative Spring Break Program
Appalachian State is seeking information from institutions that offer credit for international Alternative
Spring Break experiences -- number of credits these programs offer, what the general requirements are
that accompany them (number of class sessions before/after trip, significant academic assignments, etc),
what (if any) specific credentials staff/faculty must have to be involved, and what role faculty/staff play in
the course/experience. Any information you can provide would be very helpful as they "retool" their ASB
program. Please reply directly to Kate Johnson at johnsonka1@appstate.edu or 828-262-3032.


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    Thanks to VCC student employee Will McConaughy for his help compiling this copy of the Digest

								
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