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“Building a Culture of Collaboration Through Civic Engagement and Service Learning Initiatives”. Debby Scire Executive Director Campus Compact for New Hampshire Tom Horgan President & CEO New Hampshire College & University Council. June 30, 2009 – 11 AM (est)

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Building a culture of collaboration through civic engagement and service learning initiatives

“Building a Culture of Collaboration Through Civic Engagement and Service Learning Initiatives”

Debby Scire

Executive Director

Campus Compact for New Hampshire

Tom Horgan

President & CEO

New Hampshire College & University Council

June 30, 2009 – 11 AM (est)

Webinar presentation for the Association for Consortium Leadership


Overview

Overview

  • Organizational Context and Campus Connections

  • Dual Consortial Approach – a New Hampshire Initiative

  • National Trends – Service Learning and Civic Engagement

  • Definitions

  • Addressing Higher Education Issues and Challenges

  • Motivating Influences

  • Importance of Leadership

  • Expected Outcomes

  • Funding Streams


Organizational context and campus connections

Organizational context and Campus Connections

  • Two Statewide Consortiums Working in Collaboration to Promote Civic Engagement and Service Learning


Organizational context and campus connections1

Organizational context and Campus Connections

NHCUC – A multi-purpose consortium.

  • Founded in 1966 – Public and Private Institutions - Multitude of program


Organizational context and campus connections2

Organizational context and Campus Connections

CCNH – A state affiliate of national Campus Compact

  • Founded in 1997 – Public and Private Institutions – focused on service, service learning and civic engagement


Why and dual consortial approach

Why and Dual Consortial Approach?

  • History

    • Founding of CCNH

    • Structural Synergy

    • Shared Interests

  • Organizational Priorities

    • NHCUC: Multi-purpose

    • CCNH: Focused, but flexible

  • Stakeholder Interests

    • Shared Membership

    • Shared Board Members

    • Shared Office

    • Shared Staffing

    • Complimentary Support Structure


National trends service learning and civic engagement

National Trends – Service Learning and Civic Engagement

  • Student increases

  • K-12 as driving force

  • Campus Involvement

  • Student expectations

  • Faculty involvement

  • Alternative Spring breaks

  • Fiscal concerns


What is service learning

What is Service Learning?

Service learning is credit-bearing, educational, experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.

Bringle, Robert and Julie Hatcher, “A Service Learning Curriculum for Faculty,” Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Fall 1995


What is civic engagement

What is Civic Engagement?

Campus civic engagement is broadly defined as “those activities that reinvigorate the public purposes and civic mission of higher education and action by individuals and institutions to create a society characterized by justice and dignity for all”

Bowley, Erin. The Minnesota Campus

Civic Engagement Study.

Minnesota Higher Education Service Office and Minnesota Campus Compact, 2003


Addressing higher education issues and challenges

Addressing Higher Education Issues and Challenges

  • Concerns about the Public Good of Higher Education – funding, influences and expectations

  • Improving Access to Higher Education – The NH Approach

  • NH Access Initiatives (ARC Project)


Access nh initiative

Access NH Initiative

Admission

Committee

New Hampshire Scholars

Other Partners

Stay Work Play

55% Initiative

NHHEAF

Project

ARC

Internships and Career Website

AmeriCorps VISTA

Access NH

Initiative

Latino Initiative


Addressing higher education issues and challenges1

Addressing Higher Education Issues and Challenges

  • Retention

    • Creating Welcoming Communities

    • First Year Programs

  • Accreditation

    • Aligning regional standards with institutional missions


Motivating influences

Motivating Influences

  • Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

  • Corporation for National Community Service – President’s Honor Roll

  • Recognition Opportunities national and state


Importance of leadership

Importance of Leadership

  • Presidential Leadership and Commitment

  • Working with Chief Academic Officers

  • Building Connections Between Chief Academic Officers and Chief Student Affairs Officers

  • Faculty Leaders

  • Community Service Directors

  • Student Leadership

  • Community Partners


Expected outcomes

Expected Outcomes

  • Creating Engaged Campuses

  • Student Learning Outcomes

  • Consortial Collaboration Opportunities

  • Community Impact

  • Faculty Development and Engaged Scholars

  • New ways to teach and conduct research

  • Improved Perceptions and Relationships (town/gown)


Funding streams

Funding Streams

  • National, Regional, State and Local – public and private

  • Member Assessments

  • Fee for service

  • Partnerships

  • Other


Questions and answers

Questions and Answers

Tom Horgan

President & CEO

NH College & University Council

[email protected]

603.225.4199 x 318

Debby Scire

Executive Director

Campus Compact for NH

[email protected]

603.223.2302 x 314


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