Civic Engagement Projects & Conferences

Join the Movement, Help Build an Engaged Nation - Partner with NCoC

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is now accepting new partners for the 2012 Civic Health Initiatives. NCoC currently works with cross-sector partners in over 25 communities across the country to use civic health data to enhance the prosperity and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are excited to continue these partnerships while growing this network to include all 50 states, 50 largest metropolitan areas, and other issue-based communities. Our partnerships have produced reports, infographics and initiatives that create a deeper understanding of civic health, generate dialogue and catalyze action. They have been used to inform public policy, develop community initiatives, and direct resources and investments. You are invited to  join this growing effort, by partnering with NCoC on Civic Health Index reports and initiatives for 2012. Learn more at: 

Service Engagement Summit 2.0

Indiana Campus Compact’s 2nd Annual Service Engagement Summit
RFP Deadline: November 28, 2011
Event Date: March 29-30, 2012

The gathering will take place in Indianapolis at the Marriott Indianapolis North and will highlight emerging trends in service engagement in higher education. This two day event will provide opportunities for college and university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and their community partners to interact with local, state and national leaders in service and higher education, an awards reception and ceremony, and interactive workshops to address engagement between higher education campuses and their communities. 

Request for Presentations:
The Service Engagement Summit 2.0, March 29-30, 2012, will highlight emerging trends in service engagement in higher education including the use of new technologies (e.g. social media, web-based collaboration, or teaching), new ways of engaging (e.g. innovative approaches to community based learning and research), and new ways of partnering.  Keeping in mind these emerging trends, Indiana Campus Compact is seeking theoretical, research, and practical application poster presentations.

A limited number of accepted poster presenters will be invited to a deliver a presentation during a conference breakout session.

Please click on the link below to submit your proposal online by November 28, 2011.

PDF version of RFP for reference only - please submit online with link above.
Please contact Liza Newman with any questions (317-274-6500).

Institutionalization of Service Engagement Team Workshops

Three years ago, Indiana Campus Compact invited campuses to participate in The Institutionalization of Service Engagement in Higher Education: A Rubric for Institutional Planning.  Throughout May 2009, 11 campus steering committee teams participated in five regional workshops using the rubric as a guide.  Since that time, Indiana Campus Compact has provided technical assistance around the rubric when requested on a case-by-case basis.  Because we heard from campuses that participated in 2009 that this process was beneficial to strengthen the partnership between Academic and Student Affairs on their respective campuses, and it truly helped them reflect on where they have been and where they plan to go as an overall institution.

Because of this, Indiana Campus Compact is reintroducing the rubric  and inviting new campuses, and campuses that were part of the 2009 process, to participate in this opportunity to reflect upon where your campus is in institutionalizing service engagement and to start planning where you would like to be in the future. Through this process we hope to:

·         Help campuses with self-assessment and potential strategic planning in the area of service engagement.

·         Guide Campus Compact in its work with individual campuses and collective membership base.

We will be hosting three workshops in various locations in Indiana in February. For locations, dates, and pricing information, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact J.R. Jamison at 317-274-6500