April Resource Roundup

We often share new books and articles each month. This month, we’re also featuring books and articles that our staff and community of practice groups have recommended from their work and study. Some are new, some have been around. Enjoy! Short Reads & Listens Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3 Episode 15: Partnerships that Actually Work CIRCLE: 2018 Youth Turnout Increased in Every State for Which We Have Data 2018 Global Engagement Survey by: Nora Pillard Reynolds Women Hold Up Half the Sky: L.O.V.E. Notes by Marisol Morales Books, Journals, and Reports The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings,…

Meet the 2019 Minnesota Presidents’ Award Recipients

Minnesota Campus Compact (MNCC) has announced the winners of the 2019 President’s Awards. This year, 88 awardees were selected from 27 colleges and universities across the state. “Our member colleges and universities are committed to civic engagement that impacts student learning and community progress,” said Acting Minnesota Campus Compact Executive Director Emily Shields. “These awardees represent the kinds of people, projects, and collaborations we need to move Minnesota forward.” The Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards provide an opportunity for member presidents and chancellors to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships. Awards will be presented…

Homelessness in Minnesota

Did you know that on any given night, about 15,000 people experience homelessness in Minnesota? Read on to learn more and how the College Health Corps VISTAs are serving to alleviate the crisis.

March Resource Roundup

Short Reads Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3 Episode 11: Community Engagement Pros Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3 Episode 12: For Us, By Us MLK Worked for Transformation – Not for Service Public Engagement and the Future of the University by: Diana Brazzell What Community College Students Say Impedes Their Progress by: Ashley A. Smith Books, Journals, and Reports Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges Report: Renewing the Democratic Purposes of Higher Education Building the Field of Higher Education Engagement: Foundational Ideas and Future Directions Edited by Lorilee R. Sandmann and Diann O. Jones The Diversity of Gentrification: Multiple Forms of Gentrification in…

Substance Use Research Beyond Classroom Walls

“Behind every naloxone kit dispensed is a human life potentially saved, a second chance, and countless friends and family members who get to help their loved one another day. Some believe that those struggling with a substance use disorder aren’t worth helping, but they’d think differently if they met any of our focus group participants.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrated Across the State

Minnesota Campus Compact members organized a variety of thoughtful programming during the week of January 20, 2019, celebrating the legacy of Dr. King. Here’s a small sample of activities:

February Resource Roundup

“By Any Other Name” by: Colleen Flaherty “Change Happens When We Come Together” by: Atticus Rice, Newman Civic Fellow The Community Engagement Professional’s Guidebook: A Companion to The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education by: Lina D. Dostilio and Marshall Welch

Announcing the Engaged Scholars Initiative

Campus Compact of the Midwest has announced the Engaged Scholars Initiative (ESI). The initiative will select and support a small cohort of engaged scholars and scholar-practitioners who can advance co-created knowledge, critically engaged pedagogies, institutional change, and collaborative action to address societal issues. Michigan State University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Minnesota are strategic partners for the initiative, providing critical leadership and in-kind and financial support. Campus Compact is now seeking applications from scholars interested in participation. The initiative was also recently launched in the organization’s Eastern Region, with twelve scholars selected in late 2018. Curriculum has been developed by Campus Compact and the Swearer Center at…

January Resource Roundup

January Resource Roundup: AASHE Campus Sustainability Hub: Coordination & Planning, Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3, Episode 8: Students Making Change…

Civic Agency Workshops

This curated series of experiential workshops supports the development of civic agency through strategies and skills related to “self,” “us,” and “now,” all available for free download. Our staff is also happy to come to your campus and facilitate these experiences with your students or colleagues. If you have questions, additional topics and content to offer, or would like us to come to campus, please contact info {at} mncampuscompact(.)org.  

Communicating Effectively about Community Engagement in Higher Education

This toolkit provides guidance for a community engagement professionals, campus communications professionals, campus administrators, and others involved in telling the story of higher education community engagement.  It is the work product of the 2017-18 Minnesota Campus Compact Communications Task Force. We thank all those who participated for their contributions.

December Resource Roundup

December Resource Roundup: Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3 Episode 5: Let’s Talk Faculty, Critical Intersections In Contemporary Curriculum Pedagogy, Edited by: Laura Jewett, Freyca Calderon-Berumen, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto

Anoka Ramsey Community College: The Start of the Campus Cupboard

Megan Schlecht served with the 2017-18 College Health Corps Cohort at Anoka Ramsey Community College. She worked to help address needs of low-resourced students, and was successful in kicking off a campus pantry. Keep reading to learn more about her experience and advice for others!

November Resource Roundup

Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Principles and Techniques  by Sherill B. Gelmon, Barbara A. Holland, and Amy Spring Campus Compact National Webinar Series Playlist on YouTube CIRCLE Poll: Ahead of 2018 Midterms, A New Generation Finds its Political Voice Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3, Episode 4: Connecting Latinx Communities and Higher Education Colleges Partner With Housing Authorities to Combat Student Homelessness Engage the Election: National Voter Registration Day Results Georgetown University and edX Create On-Ramp to Civic Engagement Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement: “This Is Engagement: Best Practices in Community Engaged Scholarship.” A Guide to Collaborative Communication for Service-Learning and Community…

October Resource Roundup

AAC&U Employer Survey & Economic Trend Research, Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Principles and Techniques by Sherril B. Gelmon, Barbara A. Holland, Amy Spring With Seanna Kerrigan, Amy Driscoll, Campus food shelves in Minnesota fight growing food insecurity, stigma by Chris Bowling

September Resource Roundup

2018 Employer Research Report, by AAC&U and Hart Research Associates Addressing Student Housing Insecurity Changing the Narrative: Socially Just Leadership Education edited by Kathy L. Guthrie and Vivechkanand S. Chunoo Compact Nation Podcast: Season 2, Episode 20 Constitution Day Op-Ed by Southwest Minnesota State University President Connie Gores Communicating Effectively about Community Engagement in Higher Education, a Minnesota Campus Compact Toolkit Finding Your Elected Officials 2018 Assignment Template Prepared by Lena Jones, Minneapolis College How to Make a Civics Education Stick by Emily Cardinali National Voter Registration Day resources (free posters, stickers, etc) Public Scholarship, Place, and Proximity, Vol 5 Issue 1…

LeadMN’s Democracy in Action Summit Recap

Blog post written by Rachael Houston, the State Organizer for Campus Election Engagement Project On August 8th, 2018, LeadMN organized the Democracy in Action Summit to bring together students, staff, and faculty from two-year and four-year campuses across the state to discuss how students can have their voice heard in the 2018 midterm election. The conference was broken up into two sections: workshops and an interactive competition. During the first part of the day, participants attended workshops that exposed them to different approaches, and resources, they can use to engage students in the election. The second portion of the day…

2018 Constitution Day Dialogue Campuses

2018 Constitution Day Dialogue Initiative Campuses Often missed on busy calendars, Constitution Day could pass without a lot of thought or fanfare. But this Sept. 17 colleges and universities around the state are using the occasion to recommit to preparing students for effective engagement in democracy through dialogue and deliberation – something that was so critical at our nation’s founding and in the centuries since. Carleton College will host a dialogue and civic engagement event titled “Stand and Be Counted!”  Students and faculty will speak from diverse perspectives about the particular call to civic engagement made by the Constitution, focusing on the…

August Resource Roundup

Civic Identity and Agency after College: Alumni Voices from Three Academic Civic Engagement Programs, by Richard M. Battistoni and Tania D. Mitchell A Civic Imperative for Media Literacy: Moving Teens from Consumption to a Use/Action Paradigm, by Abby Kiesa and DC Vito, 22×20 Community-Based Global Learning by Hartman et al.  Course-Based Undergraduate Research: Educational Equity and High Impact Practice, edited by Nancy Hensel Engaging Students in Democracy by Andrew Seligsohn and Thomas Erhlich How Colleges Must Collaborate to Life Up the Communities Just outside their Door, by Nancy Cantor Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Vol 22, No 2…

July Resource Roundup

Augsburg University’s Health Commons episode, Compact Nation podcast AASHE’s Campus Sustainability Hub The Best Freshman Year is a Gap Year Constitution Day Dialogue Initiative Resources College Kids Want to Save the World, Just Don’t Ask them to Volunteer Developing as Community Engagement Professionals: Book Discussion Questions  Dialogue in the Classroom: An Interview with Jennifer West Fussing and Fighting: A Primer on Polarization and Social Conflict High Impact Practices and Low-Income Student Success: What Works? Living Room Conversations: To Vote or Not to Vote OpenMind Depolarization Resources Macalester College Community Citizenship Report Minnesota’s Youth Could Rock the Vote in November — If They…

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