Indiana Campus Compact Fall Networking Retreat
September 26, 2014
Participants in this members-only retreat will be able to choose from two tracks during a day of connecting with colleagues, rejuvenation, and professional development at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, IN.
The two tracks will consist of one for practitioners who want to do big picture thinking and planning for the sustainability of the work, and another track for those who desire multiple workshops and breakout sessions.
Monday, October 6, 2014 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4th General Election.
- 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 ballott or an absentee ballot, and find out who is running in your distrtict.
- Indiana Secretary of State's website -register to vote online, in person, or by mail.
- Campus Election Engagement Project - founded by author and activist Paul Loeb. Download the newly updated 6 Key Ways to Engage Your Campus.
Start your semester off with a service engagement plan and the tools you need to implement it. You'll find links to member benefits, grants, events, and awards in the letter below from Indiana Campus Compact Interim Executive Director J.R. Jamison.
Greetings, Members and Friends:
A time of change is occurring as I write this letter: summer is quickly turning to fall as a new academic year begins, students are arriving on campuses—some for their first time away from home, and new partnerships among campuses and community partners are taking flight.
As many of you now know, this is a year of change as well for Indiana Campus Compact. As of August 11, 2014, I will be serving as your Executive Director for the next year. I look forward to how we will work together as a compact among colleges/universities in Indiana to be committed to our communities through reciprocal partnerships—or as I like to call it, one community.
To help move that vision forward, we offer member benefits at every level of the institution to ensure support is in place to make the magic happen. Sometimes that comes in the form of dollars, and other times the support offered is through professional development.
J.R. Jamison has been appointed the Interim Executive Director for Indiana Campus Compact (ICC), effective August 11, 2014. He succeeds Maggie Stevens, who has accepted a new position at the University of Indianapolis.
As Interim Executive Director, Jamison will assume the responsibilities of overall leadership for the organization for the upcoming year, including working with the presidents and chancellors of ICC member campuses, and guiding the strategic planning process.
"I am honored to lead Indiana Campus Compact as the Interim Executive Director for the next year", says Jamison, "The organization has been a huge part of my life, and I am looking forward to taking the work of the Compact to next level. During the upcoming academic year, the presidents, chancellors and I will carry out a strategic planning process for the organization which will provide a strong road map for community-campus engagement in Indiana. That effort will be priority Number 1, as we plan for a permanent Executive Director. I encourage members and non-members of Indiana Campus Compact to contact me with any questions and I look forward to working in this capacity."
Student grants for alternative breaks, service plunges, projects, and more
- Student Community Service Grant – for individual student or student group projects with the community, such as plunge experiences or national Days of Service events (ex: 9/11, MLK Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Earth Day). For members only, grants range from $500 to $1,000 (institutional cash match of $125-$250). The 2014/2015 application due dates are as follows:August 11th, November 10th, February 9th, and May 11th. Download application here. Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.
As a member benefit, Indiana Campus Compact provides professional development for faculty, staff, and students on your campus. Together, our staff has over 40 years of experience in the field of service engagement in higher education. Included in benefits members receive, we can work with you and others on your campus to deliver workshops and training designed for beginning practitioners to experienced professionals. As a membership organization, we want to work with you to best fulfill your needs.
Some of our most popular workshop topics include:
- Service-Learning 101
- Community-Based Learning Curriculum Development
- Campus-Community Partnerships
- Student Engagement and Leadership Development
- Creating Meaningful Reflection
- Community Engagement and Faculty Reward Systems
- Engaged Department/Campus Strategic Planning
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