Capacity Building

Our staff is available for consultation and training with member and non-member campuses and community organizations.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2018-2019 Engaged Faculty Institutes. See below for more information.

We offer the opportunity for member campuses to host an Engaged Faculty Institute on campus. Using curriculum developed by California Campus Compact and Campus Compact of the Mountain West, we provide an in-depth institute on components and practices of quality and rigorous community engagement, as well as the opportunity to connect directly with community partners to co-create courses and/or research projects.

There is no charge to the campus host for the curriculum, materials, or facilitation. The curriculum will be customized to meet the host campuses’ needs, but the invitation will also be extended to other campus faculty to participate as space allows. Host campuses must provide the food and facilities and can opt to provide stipends to faculty and/or community partners (but this is not a requirement).

If you are interested in hosting an institute on your campus in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, please contact Sinda at sinda {at} mncampuscompact(.)org.

Our staff and our partners are available to facilitate experiential content from our civic agency workshop series for students, faculty, staff, and community audiences.

Any member campus or affiliate organization is welcome to contact us for short-term advice and consulting as a benefit of membership/affiliation. Working on assessment or strategic planning? Looking for a speaker or resource on a specific topic? MNCC staff members are available by phone and email, as well as campus visits.

MNCC is also available to provide more substantial consulting, such as facilitating dialogues or conducting workshops specifically tailored to your needs or conducting an external program review. Members receive a 50% discount on these services.

Standard cost per staff trainer/facilitator:
$250 half day/ $500 full day (plus travel expenses) for members and affiliates
$500 half day/ $1000 full day (plus travel expenses) for non-members

If you would like to bring us to campus but the rates above are prohibitive, please contact us about the possibility of negotiating a different arrangement.


We are also available to:

  • Present on-campus workshops for faculty on different approaches to community-engaged learning and research, publishing opportunities, and advanced engagement work reaching across disciplines, units, or terms;
  • Facilitate strategic planning with campus leaders eager to integrate and deepen engaged teaching, research, and co-curricular programs;
  • Introduce a variety of stakeholders (community members, students, staff, faculty) to asset-based approaches to collaborative public work;
  • Speak at conferences about the case for civic engagement and effective strategies for faculty development;
  • Serve on search committees for key civic engagement positions; and
  • Participate in conversations about institutionalization efforts, new programs, and engaging graduate students.

The MNCC staff is always eager to learn more about strengths in the network. If you would be interested in sharing your knowledge and experience with colleagues across the state, please be in touch.