Dr. Maria Lawrence, Rhode Island College, connects to the theme of this year’s April 10th Statewide Meeting: Reflecting on Our Investment in Higher Education. In consultation with John Dewey, Dr. Lawrence examines engagement scholarship and service-learning in the context of her experience as an Associate Professor of Elementary Education. “Engagement Education: What Would Dewey Say?” “What would Dewey […]
Archives for March 2015
Campus Compact honored 201 college students from over 36 states plus the District of Colombia as Newman Civic Fellows through the generous sponsorship of the KPMG foundation. These students demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and a desire to positively affect their communities. Campus Compact Board Chair Richard Guarasci proudly describes the 201 recipients: “These students represent the […]
The Rhode Island Datahub released a data story with an introduction to new College Access and Persistence Programs. These programs hope to change the educational trajectory of students who have the characteristics historically associated with low rates of college enrollment. Rhode Island’s public colleges, Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the University of Rhode […]
The application for the 2015-2016 Engaged Scholars Presidential Faculty Fellowship is now available! Download an application here, and submit by the priority deadline of April 29, 2015 Rhode Island Campus Compact announces a unique opportunity for faculty to integrate engaged scholarship and community-based learning into all aspects of their professional lives – teaching, research, and […]
The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional […]
In anticipation of the Statewide Meeting on April 10, Sandra Enos shares a reflective essay, Imagine. Engage. Reflect. Repeat, offering insights into forty years of civic engagement work. Read the full essay here.
Join UMass Dartmouth’s Leduc Center for Civic Engagement on April 17, 2015 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM on the Woodland Commons at UMass Dartmouth for a discussion on the power of civic engagement—building social capital, expanding economic opportunities, and strengthening communities. Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Russell Krumnow, Managing Director of Opportunity […]
Melanie Tomlinson is currently serving at Salve Regina University and building the capacity of non-profit organizations to meet the needs of low-income individuals through campus-community partnership building. Melanie’s work focuses on integrating an established culture of service with academic coursework by supporting faculty in the development and facilitation of service-learning courses. Host Site: Salve Regina […]
In addition to providing local data on college completion rates, Minding the Gap gives an overview of systemic elements that lead to increased college persistence for all college-going students – and gives examples of promising strategies at Rhode Island’s institutions of higher education, as well as at local community-based organizations. Finally, the report offers recommendations designed to help Rhode Island educators and policy-makers take a more strategic, proactive approach to increasing post secondary attainment levels, ensuring that more of the Ocean State’s working adults are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed for success.
Rhode Island Campus Compact Annual Statewide Meeting: Reflecting on Our Investment in Higher Education in partnership with Roger Williams University on Friday April 10, 2015. Each year, Rhode Island Campus Compact hosts a Statewide Meeting of its higher education members and partners to share successes and challenges in addressing critical social issues. This year, in […]