New opportunities for faculty, staff, and campuses to spring into civic and community engagement
North Carolina Campus Compact has several upcoming programs and events for faculty, staff, and member campuses, including our Engaged Faculty Scholars program, our Midterms Matter Mini-grants to support student voter engagement, and the Civic Engagement Administrators Conference. These supports can turn your civic engagement buds into blooms.
Apply now to be an Engaged Faculty Scholar
Application deadline: May 18
Project Term: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
The Engaged Faculty Scholars program is a a unique, one-year opportunity for faculty interested in public scholarship, engagement and service-learning. Each Scholar is expected to work toward two goals:
- Promote and deepen the scholarship of engagement at the scholar’s own institution
- Assist in building the infrastructure for faculty engagement on another NC Campus Compact member institution
Up to two faculty members may be selected. Only faculty from member institutions may apply. Benefits of the program include: $1500 stipend paid upon completion of the service term; up to $500 travel reimbursement for visits to the partner campus, up to $500 for professional development, and at least one free civic engagement publication. Learn more | Access the application
Midterms Matter Mini-Grants for Student Voter Engagement
Application deadline: May 15
Project Term: June 1 – December 1, 2018
To strengthen campus supports for voter education and electoral participation during the 2018 midterm elections, NC Campus Compact will award $1,000 mini-grants to select member campuses. Mini-grant funds may be used to provide student leader stipends, facility rentals, transportation, food, supplies, materials, printing, technology services, speaker fees, or other programming expenses related to student voter engagement activities. All supported activities should be non-partisan and inclusive. This program is supported by the national Campus Election Engagement Project. Learn more about the CEEPNC initiative | APPLY for a mini-grant
The Compact is also coordinating a 2018 NC College Voter Summit. Save the date: Saturday, September 15! Open to students, faculty, and staff leading non-partisan campus voter engagement, the summit will focus on training, best practices, and idea exchange. See re-caps of our 2017 Summit and 2016 Summit to learn more.
Community Engagement Administrators Conference
June 12, 2018 at Elon University
Registration closes May 31
This one-day session will give participants tools, strategies, and information to design, initiate and/or enhance systematic mechanisms for monitoring and auditing community-engaged activities across your institution. Featuring Anne Weiss, director of assessment for Indiana Campus Compact. Anne is a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Administration at Indiana University and a Visiting Scholar with Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy and Higher Education. She is also editor of a forthcoming book, Assessing the (Often) Hidden Outcomes of Community Engagement.
SUMMER & FULL-YEAR Service placements with the NC Afterschool Corps
For current students: Our Afterschool Corps SUMMER ASSOCIATES program offers a 9-week AmeriCorps VISTA service experience working with an out-of-school time/summer learning program that serves low-income children and families. Activities may include leading lessons and enrichment activities or organizational / program development like fundraising or communications. Placements available in Durham, Greenville, High Point, Pembroke, and Pfeiffer. Start date: June 11 / End date: August 12. Apply ASAP (or by April 30). Learn more about SUMMER VISTA positions
For graduating seniors and alums: Our Afterschool Corps FULL-YEAR positions are a chance to gain experience leading projects that support youth and connect colleges to communities. Full-year members will attend a pre-service orientation July 16-19 and start their year of national service on July 20. Placements available across the state, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. (Apply by May 1 for priority consideration.) Learn more about FULL-YEAR VISTA positions