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

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 Brown University. “This initiative will build the next generation of leaders in community and civic engagement,” said Executive Director Emily Shields. “We encourage nominations from diverse backgrounds and institutions across Iowa.” Cohort members will commit to an ongoing learning and leadership process from May 2019 to August 2020. This experience includes a combination of in-person and online meetings, mentoring, and…

January Resource Roundup

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

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