Don’t miss out on the chance for funding your service engagement work this quarter!
The following grants are accepted on a quarterly basis and the upcoming deadline is November 10. Projects in any of these categories that demonstrate strong, collaborative inter-campus partnerships can receive an additional $1,000.
- Listening to Communities ($2000; $500 cash match)
- Student Community Service ($500-$1000; institutional cash match of $750)
- Scholarship of Engagement ($500-$1000; institutional cash match of $125-$250)
- Engaged Campus Grants ($14,000-$20,000; institutional cash match of $3500-$5000)
Listening to Communities Grants provide funds to offset the costs of hosting campus and community dialogues which develop implementation strategies to connect campus and community through reciprocal and sustainable partnerships. Whether you have five agencies in your community or fifty, it’s important to talk about creating mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships. Partnerships that provide community-based learning for students and meaningful assistance for the community agency. These meetings can be a perfect venue for interaction between faculty members, staff members, and community partners. Just like any other good relationship it’s all about explicit expectations. These conversations can be powerful tools for members who are struggling with managing multiple partners in the community, reluctant or unsure community partners, unsatisfactory learning experiences for the students, or for those who are just starting to reach out to their community partners. Indiana Campus Compact can help members with goals and processes for the meeting, financial support, facilitating institutional collaboration with other campuses in the community, and the dynamics of the conversations with community members.
Student Community Service Grants are a great way to mobilize and support the work of service-minded student leaders. Last year, students at Ivy Tech Richmond were able to utilize their funds to implement a Day of Service that organized 58 college student volunteers to perform 154 hours of service at 10 community agencies which directly impacted 140 members of the community and indirectly impacted 605. Volunteers worked on educational, environmental, animal, mental health, and other needs of the community.
Scholarship of Engagement Grants provide resources for service learning course development, service learning research, or professional service with a local community agency. These projects can lead to far-reaching future impact. Doug Grant of Franklin College utilized a Scholarship of Engagement grant to assess the impact of the institution’s longest running and most well regarded service learning course, Leadership in Inner-City Missions. Students, instructors and community partners who were involved in the 17 year run of the course were contacted to provide feedback on how the course had impacted them. The findings from the assessment will lead to deeper and stronger relationship for community partners, provide evidence for funding of future service learning courses and projects and establish the positive impact of service learning courses on student learning.
The Engaged Campus Grants support embedding service engagement into the institutional structure of a campus. Each institution my choose one of two institutionalization projects (only one application per campus):
1. The Engaged Department Grant – $14,000. Individual departments may apply for this grant and will spend 16 months developing or strengthening support for faculty and staff in their work in with the community. Successful applicants will design a program that creates a departmental culture shift and elevation of work and will demonstrate how the program supports the goals of the institution.
2. Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration Grant –$20,000. Institutions may apply for this grant and will spend 16-months supporting collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs to holistically implement service engagement as part of the institutional structure. Successful applicants will design a program that details the institutionalization process and the partnership between divisions and demonstrate how the program supports the goals of the institution.
Please contact Tiffany Erk, Programs and Research Associate at
or 317.274.6500 with questions.
All applications are due November 10, 2014.
Visit http://indianacampuscompact.org/grants for more information and to download applicaitons
Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.
- TurboVote - When you sign up for TurboVote, they keep track of your elections, local and national. Indiana Campus Compact members receive a 25% discount to sign up as a campus so all of your students receive the benefit.
- Indiana Voters website - check the status of your current voter's registration, find your polling place, get information about a provisional ballot or an absentee ballot, and find out who is running in your district.
- Campus Election Engagement Project - founded by author and activist Paul Loeb.
Save the date for the
Service Engagement Summit
March 26-27, 2015
Featuring an opening keynote address by Conor Grennan, Social Entrepreneur, Dean of MBA students at NYU Stern, and New York Times bestselling author of Little Princes. Conor founded Next Generation Nepal, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has rescued and reconnected with their families approximately 500 trafficked children in post-war Nepal. "Conor is a bridge builder who successfully discovers unforeseen opportunities to make a meaningful difference where business, society, culture and people intersect." - Peter Henry, Dean of NYU Stern
The opening keynote address on day two will be by Jeff Snell, founder of the Midwest Social Innovation LLC and co-founder of the Midwest Consortium for Social Innovation at Marquette University Snell said that he has seen over and over again that once students are introduced to the concept of social entrepreneurship and shown real-world examples, their capacity to innovate proves endless. "The students run with these ideas," he said. "As an administrator or faculty member, you have to know when to get out of the way. Help them unleash their passion, and then let them go. It's fun to watch."
The Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit is our signature event and it brings our campuses together in celebration around the work they do in campus and community engagement. Our campuses have made a compact, a public agreement that they are dedicated to serving communities while preparing students as future leaders.
This year's theme is Supporting Students in Social Ventures: Preparing students for a life of career and service.
Call for proposals available Novemember 2014
Registration opens January 2015
As a member benefit, Indiana Campus Compact provides professional development for faculty, staff, and students on your campus. Together, our staff has over 30 years of experience in the field of service engagement in higher education and we can work with you and others on your campus to deliver workshops and training designed for beginning practitioners to experienced professionals.
Some of our most popular workshop topics include:
- Service-Learning 101 - This workshop is designed for faculty new to service-learning and will cover basic definitions, history of the field, and beginning course construction.
- Community-Based Learning Curriculum Development - This workshop is a follow up Service-Learning 101 and explores the development of service-learning course objectives, finding the right community partner, preparing students for their service-learning experience, and overall assessment.
- Campus-Community Partnerships - Finding the right community partner can be tricky. Is the relationship mutually beneficial, transactional, or transformational? This workshop will help attendees discover the right path for engagement in and with the community, and what it looks like to have a co-educational process with community partners.
- Student Engagement and Leadership Development - This presentation will help faculty and staff develop a comprehensive plan for working with students as colleagues.
- Creating Meaningful Reflection - This presentation will discuss various reflection techniques that can be used to help students process their role of engaged citizen while helping them articulate the learning in community-based learning.
- Community Engagement and Faculty Reward Systems - We will explore the intersection of community engagement and faculty reward systems, tips for engaged scholars, and suggestions for creating new campus culture that is inclusive of community engagement.
- Engaged Department/Campus Strategic Planning - Utilizing the Embedding Service Engagement in Higher Education Rubric for Institutional Planning developed by J.R. Jamison and Maggie Stevens, campus teams will be led through a consensus building workshop for future planning around service engagement work.
Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn announced that the annual membership survey is now open and will remain open until December 20, 2014.
Each member campus has designated a Community Service Director to be the staff liaison to Indiana Campus Compact. Those liaisons received the announcement from Dr. Seligsohn and will be the contact person for the survey on each campus. We will be following up with everyone who received a survey link. Although there is only one contact person per campus, multiple offices will need to provide data for the most accurate campus portrait.
To stay informed about professional development events and grant opportunities, download the 2014-2015 Indiana Campus Compact calendar or use the online calendar to search by year, month, or constituent group.
Download 2014-2015 Calendar PDF