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

June Resource Roundup

Short Reads & Listens Beyond My Own Border: Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow at Campus Compact Compact Nation Podcast Season 3 Episode 18: A Macro View of Micro-credentials Study Finds More Low-Income Students Attending College By: Ashley A. Smith Welcome, Kelvin Alfaro, Director of Campus Compact for Wisconsin! What Is the Future of Town-Gown Relations? These Researchers Think They Know By: Lindsay Ellis  Books, Journals, and Reports Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges With Place-Based Partnerships and Anchor Institutions By: Justine Porter, Danny Fisher-Bruns and Bich Ha Pham Integrating Worlds: How Off-Campus Study Can Transform Undergraduate Education By: Scott D. Carpenter, Helena Kaufman and Malene Torp Vol 23 No 1 (2019): Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement Vol 10 No 1 (2019): Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Strategic Action: Community Engagement Professionals as Institutional Change Leaders By: Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Julianne Gassman, Emily Shields Tools Announcing Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program  

Announcing Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program

Announcing Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program “Campus Compact is launching this credentialing program because we believe the work of higher education Community Engagement Professionals matters,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “It matters enough that it’s worth supporting professionals to help them do their work well–reflectively, ethically, and effectively. We also believe supporting CEPs as they build their own competencies will help higher education colleagues and community partners understand the value of CEPs and the importance of the knowledge and skills they bring to their campuses and communities.” To earn certification as a Campus Compact community engagement professional, the program will require applicants to earn micro-credentials across a range of topics. Applicants can earn individual micro-credentials by submitting materials that demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and experience in that topic. Each micro-credential application will be evaluated based on a set of key competencies that were determined and vetted by a committee of content area experts. The competency areas themselves…

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, and Conversations by: Craig Neal Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice (Education, Equity, Economy) Edited by: by Emily Schnee, Alison Better, and Martha Clark Cummings Community Engagement Professionals as Inquiring Practitioners for Organizational Learning by: H.Anne Weiss and Kristin E. Norris Educating About Religious Diversity and Interfaith Engagement: A Handbook for Student Affairs Edited by: Kathleen M. Goodman, Mary Ellen Giess and Eboo…

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 Minneapolis and St. Paul by: Edward G. Goetz, Brittany Lewis, Anthony Damiano, Molly Calhoun Vol 30 No 1 (2019): Urban and Metropolitan Universities: The Transformative Power of Anchor Institutions Tools A Civic-Minded Resume created by Iowa Campus Compact Campus Compact Blog: The Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program to Open in March 2019!

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…