Publications from the Field

Civic Agency Workshops

View 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  

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. Download Toolkit

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

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 Engagement Partners It’s Up To Us!: A brief guide to community leadership by Tom G. O’Connell Organizational Behavior Simulation: Judgment in a Crisis, Michael A Roberto Saint Catherine University: Service-Learning Resources Student ARC: Advancing Retention in College Welcome, Nicole Springer, New Director of Campus Compact for Michigan “What Role Does the Community Play in the Care of Patients?” The Med City Beat

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 (2018) Tufts Tisch College Institute for Democracy & Higher Education: Election Imperatives: Ten Recommendations to Increase College Student Voting and Improve Political Learning and Engagement in Democracy Uncovering the Value of the Co-Curricular Transcript by Priya Thomas Welcome to college. Don't forget to vote. By Sarah Larimer

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 (2018) Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America, by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows Place-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education, by Erica Yamamura and Kent Koth Quiz: How Well Can You Tell Factual from Opinion Statements? by Pew Research Center Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement, by Berkey et al.  The Ripple Effect: Returning Adult Students Learning…

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 Show Up to the Polls Reflective Practice Resources Social Impact Educator Toolkit What Should We Do About the Opioid Epidemic? National Issues Forums Deliberative Dialogue Issue Guide We the People: Community Conversations about the Constitution

February Community Engagement Resources

ArticlesBooksJournalsOtherArticles ReMediate Your Research by Brady Krien Discusses how researchers can create scholarship that is open and accessible to a general audience. On 'Experiential Learning' by John Kijinski Argues that while real-life experiences confer some benefits, what students are offered in the classroom is significantly more valuable. How College Ignite Civic Engagement by Michael Anft Voter drives, community organizing, service learning, and new course offerings connect students with the world beyond the campus gates. Examining the Relationship between Service-Learning Participation and the Educational Success of Underrepresented Students by University of Minnesota researchers Underrepresented students have been identified as being less likely to attain a college degree than their majority counterparts. Service-learning (SL) offers students an opportunity to engage in community work and improve skills that might contribute to their educational success in college. 10 Key Points About Active Learning by Cathy Davidson What the author wishes she had known when she started down this exciting, productive, and rewarding path for higher education. Books Research on Student Civic Outcomes...