A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access and Success through Civic Engagement<br />
Campus Compact: Who we are?<br />A national coalition of 1,100 college and university presidents representing six million ...
Presenters<br />Maggie Stevens, EdD<br />Indiana Campus Compact<br />Executive Director<br />Jacob Vennie-Vollrath<br />Wi...
How did you get to college?<br />
THE RESEARCH: ACCESS<br />
Presidents Leadership Summit<br />Why a Presidents Leadership Summit?<br />Why look at Access and Success and its connecti...
Global College Completion Rates<br />
Civic Engagement: A Call to Action<br />“I call on all Americans to stand up and do what they can to serve their communiti...
Civic Engagement: A Promising Connection<br />Civic engagement increases student access and success<br />H.S. Student: “Se...
Getting through K12 to Higher Ed<br />Increased attendance rates and decreased suspensions <br />(Laird & Black, 2002; Ohl...
Getting through K12 to Higher Ed<br />Facilitation of the transition to adulthood <br />(Nela, Kielsmeier, & Crossley, 200...
Getting through K12 to Higher Ed<br />In a national study-- 65% of all high school students: motivation increases if class...
Getting through K12 to Higher Ed<br />90% of college mentors earn college degree<br />90% of mentees better understand how...
Michigan Campus Compact: <br />College Positive Volunteerism Curriculum<br />
What Would You Do with a Million Dollars?<br />$ 1,000,000    Individuals with bachelor’s degrees earn about <br />		$1 mi...
What could you do with a Million Dollars?<br />2000 water wells1<br />25 Habitat for Humanity Homes2<br />11,108 Tickets t...
Learn and Serve Grant Program2006 – 2009Youth Outcomes<br />Participating youth reported: <br />Increased success in schoo...
COLLEGE POSITIVE VOLUNTEERISMHELPING K-12 YOUTH TAKE STEPS TOWARD <br />POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION<br />© 2010, Michigan Camp...
     What is a College Positive Volunteer?	<br />	A college student who encourages and serves as a resource for youth, hel...
CPV Training Goals<br />Understand what it means to be an ambassador of higher education<br />Comfortable having conversat...
CPV Toolkit<br />1. Before you Volunteer<br />2. Elementary School<br />3. Middle School<br />4. High School<br />5. Ways ...
CPV Activities<br />CPV Activities for K-12  Youth<br /><ul><li>   Elementary Students
   Middle School Students
   High School Students</li></ul>CPV Activities by Length of Service<br /><ul><li>Event-Based
Short Term
Extended Term</li></li></ul><li>CPV Website<br />www.micampuscompact.org/cpvmain.aspx<br />
CPV Expansion<br /><ul><li>Train the Trainer Resources
College Positive Mentoring
Online Training Module
CPV Spanish Translation
Adapting the Toolkit for Adult Learners
College Positive Activities for Youth with Disabilities
College Positive Activities to do Without a Computer
College Access Resources for Youth in Foster Care
College Positive Activities using MiCAP</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Partnerships<br />GEAR UP<br />TRIO Programs<br />Mich...
<ul><li>Partnering on campus
Partneringbetween campus and community</li></ul>Performing Advocacy<br />Community Health<br />Transnational Management<br...
<ul><li>College Coaching Corps AmeriCorps Program
Michigan Service Scholars AmeriCorps Program</li></li></ul><li>Learn and Serve Grant Program2006 – 2010Impact on College S...
Funders<br />Department of Education<br />College Access Challenge Grant Program <br />
What helped you stay in college?<br />
THE RESEARCH: SUCCESS<br />
College Persistence and Completion<br />Academic Content<br />Critical Thinking<br />Writing<br />Verbal Communication<br ...
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This session will explore the known research about the connection between civic engagement activities and college access and success and share best practices, data and evaluations two successful programs that have used service and service-learning as a strategy to increase college access and success.

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  • I will expand upon this, but this is the gist of what I will say.Answer number 1—Campus Compact is a president’s organization, it is important to convene presidential leadership and engage them in the conversations that we are having with faculty and staff on their campuses?Answer number 2-Brief history about Campus Compact work groups; 92% of our member campuses report that they are interacting with K12 students, schools or school districts and 70% of those colleges indicate that those partnerships are working toward increasing college access and success. Let’s make those interactions intentional and purposeful. The president’s goal of 60% post-secondary credentials by 2020.
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    1. 1. A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access and Success through Civic Engagement<br />
    2. 2. Campus Compact: Who we are?<br />A national coalition of 1,100 college and university presidents representing six million students.<br />Committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.<br />Public, private, two-year, four-year<br />Founded 1985<br />35 state affiliate Campus Compacts<br />
    3. 3. Presenters<br />Maggie Stevens, EdD<br />Indiana Campus Compact<br />Executive Director<br />Jacob Vennie-Vollrath<br />Wisconsin Campus Compact<br />M3C Fellows Program Director<br />Michelle Snitgen<br />Michigan Campus Compact<br />Assistant Director for Grant Programs<br />Renee Zientek<br />Michigan Campus Compact<br />Executive Director<br />
    4. 4. How did you get to college?<br />
    5. 5. THE RESEARCH: ACCESS<br />
    6. 6. Presidents Leadership Summit<br />Why a Presidents Leadership Summit?<br />Why look at Access and Success and its connection to Civic Engagement?<br />
    7. 7. Global College Completion Rates<br />
    8. 8. Civic Engagement: A Call to Action<br />“I call on all Americans to stand up and do what they can to serve their communities, shape our history, and enrich both their own lives and the lives of others across the country.” <br />-President Barack Obama<br />
    9. 9. Civic Engagement: A Promising Connection<br />Civic engagement increases student access and success<br />H.S. Student: “Service-learning motivates me to keep on going.” <br />College Student: “I applied my chemistry skills to water quality problems. I can use this knowledge anywhere in the world.”<br />
    10. 10. Getting through K12 to Higher Ed<br />Increased attendance rates and decreased suspensions <br />(Laird & Black, 2002; Ohlson, 2009) <br />Improved grade point averages and academic engagement <br />(Billig, 2007; Kraft, 2003)<br />Enhanced sense of self <br /> (McGuire, 2006)<br />Enhanced social consciousness <br /> (Furco, 2002; Lakin, 2006)<br />
    11. 11. Getting through K12 to Higher Ed<br />Facilitation of the transition to adulthood <br />(Nela, Kielsmeier, & Crossley, 2006) <br />Greater impact on lower-income, ethnic minority, and at-risk youth <br />(Cress, Stokamer, & Drummond Hays, 2010; Melchior & Bailis,1999; Scales,2005)<br />“Civic engagement is one way to insure that no child is left behind.” <br />(Gent, 2007)<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Getting through K12 to Higher Ed<br />In a national study-- 65% of all high school students: motivation increases if classes connect learning with serving. <br />(Bridgeland, Dilulio, & Wulsin, 2008)<br />77% S-L students indicated that service learning encourages them to work hard <br />Only 8% of low performing schools offer service-learning<br />Youth from disadvantaged school districts less likely to have college access resources<br />(College Access, 2004; Darling-Hammond & Bransford, 2005; Evans, 2004)<br />and are less likely to have cultural knowledge about college procedures <br />(Bourdieu, 1977; Zeldin, 2004). <br />
    13. 13. Getting through K12 to Higher Ed<br />90% of college mentors earn college degree<br />90% of mentees better understand how a college degree can help their future<br />75% of mentees better understand which classes will best prepare them for college<br />79% African American & 2/3 of American Indian and Hispanic youth Strongly Agreed<br />California Campus Compact <br />Youth-to-College Initiative<br />
    14. 14. Michigan Campus Compact: <br />College Positive Volunteerism Curriculum<br />
    15. 15. What Would You Do with a Million Dollars?<br />$ 1,000,000 Individuals with bachelor’s degrees earn about <br /> $1 million more in a lifetime than a high school graduate 1<br /> - $ 23,000 Average Student Loans for a 4 year degree 2<br /> --------------------------------<br /> $ 977,000 after paying student loans<br />1 U.S Department of Labor, 2006<br />2 National Center for Education Statistics at the<br /> US Department of Education, 2008<br />
    16. 16. What could you do with a Million Dollars?<br />2000 water wells1<br />25 Habitat for Humanity Homes2<br />11,108 Tickets to Disney World 3<br />14 Hummers 4<br />400 Gucci Handbags 5<br />Sponsor 140 children for 20 years 6<br />1 Wine to Water<br />2 Habitat for Humanity<br />3.Disney<br />4 Hummer<br />5 Gucci<br />6 Save the Children<br />
    17. 17. Learn and Serve Grant Program2006 – 2009Youth Outcomes<br />Participating youth reported: <br />Increased success in school (49.1%)<br />Increased interest in going to college (64.5%)<br />
    18. 18. COLLEGE POSITIVE VOLUNTEERISMHELPING K-12 YOUTH TAKE STEPS TOWARD <br />POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION<br />© 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved<br />
    19. 19. What is a College Positive Volunteer? <br /> A college student who encourages and serves as a resource for youth, helping them to consider, plan for and pursue higher education.<br />CPV MOTTO:<br />Where are you going to college? <br />And <br />How can I help you get there?<br />
    20. 20. CPV Training Goals<br />Understand what it means to be an ambassador of higher education<br />Comfortable having conversations with youth about college<br />Understand that CPVs are RESOURCES<br />Comfortable using the CPV Toolkit<br />
    21. 21. CPV Toolkit<br />1. Before you Volunteer<br />2. Elementary School<br />3. Middle School<br />4. High School<br />5. Ways to Pay for College<br />6. Additional Resources<br />7. Glossary of Terms<br />
    22. 22. CPV Activities<br />CPV Activities for K-12 Youth<br /><ul><li> Elementary Students
    23. 23. Middle School Students
    24. 24. High School Students</li></ul>CPV Activities by Length of Service<br /><ul><li>Event-Based
    25. 25. Short Term
    26. 26. Extended Term</li></li></ul><li>CPV Website<br />www.micampuscompact.org/cpvmain.aspx<br />
    27. 27. CPV Expansion<br /><ul><li>Train the Trainer Resources
    28. 28. College Positive Mentoring
    29. 29. Online Training Module
    30. 30. CPV Spanish Translation
    31. 31. Adapting the Toolkit for Adult Learners
    32. 32. College Positive Activities for Youth with Disabilities
    33. 33. College Positive Activities to do Without a Computer
    34. 34. College Access Resources for Youth in Foster Care
    35. 35. College Positive Activities using MiCAP</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Partnerships<br />GEAR UP<br />TRIO Programs<br />Michigan College Access Network<br />Promise Zones<br />Michigan College Advising Corps<br />Community Foundations <br />Achieving the Dream<br />College Goal Sunday<br />Local College Access Networks<br />
    36. 36. <ul><li>Partnering on campus
    37. 37. Partneringbetween campus and community</li></ul>Performing Advocacy<br />Community Health<br />Transnational Management<br />Basic Chemistry<br />Colleges of Education<br />Spanish Language Courses<br />College Positive Campus<br />College Readiness Tours<br />Math & Science Summer Institute<br />Residential Programs<br />Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop<br />Student Panels @ K-12<br />Youth Mentoring<br />Kalamazoo Hispanic American Council<br />K-12 Youth Tutoring Programs<br />
    38. 38. <ul><li>College Coaching Corps AmeriCorps Program
    39. 39. Michigan Service Scholars AmeriCorps Program</li></li></ul><li>Learn and Serve Grant Program2006 – 2010Impact on College Students<br />College students reported: <br />Desire to graduate from college more or much more because of participating in this service-learning program (96.8%)<br />Retention rate of participation students was 92 % <br /> Average institutional retention rate at 78%<br />
    40. 40. Funders<br />Department of Education<br />College Access Challenge Grant Program <br />
    41. 41. What helped you stay in college?<br />
    42. 42. THE RESEARCH: SUCCESS<br />
    43. 43. College Persistence and Completion<br />Academic Content<br />Critical Thinking<br />Writing<br />Verbal Communication<br />Mathematics<br />Problem-Solving<br />Leadership<br />Interpersonal Skills<br />Cultural Competence<br />Civic Dispositions<br /><ul><li>Retention
    44. 44. Degree Aspirations
    45. 45. H.S. Graduation
    46. 46. College Enrollment
    47. 47. College Degree
    48. 48. Future Engagement</li></li></ul><li>College Persistence and Completion<br />Critical thinking<br />(Bowden & Marten, 1998; Cress, 2003; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005) <br />Academic Engagement, Retention, & Graduation<br />(Astin, 1996; Astin & Sax, 1996; Bringle & Hatcher, 2010; Gallini & Moely, 2003; Kielsmeier, 2009; Prentice & Robinson, 2010; MC3-- The Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar, 2010; Vogelgesang, Ikeda, Gilmartin, and Keup, 2002)<br />Identifying as future agents of positive community change<br />(Battistoni, 1997; Cress, Yamashita, Duarte, & Burns, 2010; Colby, Ehrlich, Beaumont, & Stephens, 2003, Eyler & Giles, 1994; Moely, McFarland, Miron, Mercer, & Ilustre, 2002; Gallini & Moely, 2003) <br />Enhanced leadership skills<br />(Cress, Astin, Zimmerman-Oster, and Burkhardt, 2001; Moely et al., 2002). <br />
    49. 49. College Persistence and Completion<br /> American Association of Community Colleges<br />Critical thinking <br />Academic development<br />Communications<br />Leadership and teamwork<br />Community College National Center for Community Engagement <br />Academic learning; degree aspirations <br />Discipline knowledge; pedagogical strategies<br />Homeland Security, emergency preparedness<br />
    50. 50. College Persistence and Completion<br />Campus Compacts of Northern New England<br />Retention, academic challenge and engagement, interpersonal and community engagement<br />Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar Fellowship Program<br />Retention, academic success <br />Higher Education Research Institute<br />Academic success, interpersonal growth <br />Faculty engagement, engaged scholarship<br />
    51. 51. MIDWEST CAMPUS COMPACT CITIZEN – SCHOLAR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM<br />
    52. 52. Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar Fellowship Program<br /><ul><li>Administered by Wisconsin Campus Compact in close collaboration with participating state campus compacts.
    53. 53. 7 state program on 47 campuses serving 600 students.
    54. 54. Focused on first generation, low-income students.
    55. 55. $1,132 AmeriCorps education award after students complete 300 hours of service with a local nonprofit organization.</li></li></ul><li>Goals of the M3C Fellows Program<br />
    56. 56. The Results of the M3C Model<br /><ul><li>Retention: Since 2005, 92% of the members who have completed the program return to college the following year. </li></ul>(2005-2010 Data Collected from Participating M3C Campuses)<br /><ul><li>Academic Success: The average GPA of M3C Fellows is 3.15 compared to 2.85 for Pell Grant Eligible students.</li></ul>(2005-2010 Data Collected from Participating M3C Campuses)<br /><ul><li>94% of members agree or strongly agree that the M3C Program contributed strongly to their academic success.
    57. 57. 98% of members agree or strongly agree that they can make their community a better place to live.
    58. 58. Successful program integration and institutional change.</li></li></ul><li>Civic Engagement: A Promising Connection<br />What has happened since the Presidents Leadership Summit?<br />
    59. 59. Civic Engagement: A Promising Connection<br />Contact your State Campus Compact Office to see what is planned.<br />Share A Promising Connection with partners and use it as a catalyst for conversations and new ideas.<br />Look for partnerships across your community and state with campuses, K-12 schools, youth serving agencies, and college access networks.<br />10/10/10<br />
    60. 60. Questions??<br />
    61. 61. Presenters<br />Maggie Stevens, EdD<br />Indiana Campus Compact<br />Executive Director<br />magsteve@iupui.edu<br />Jacob Vennie-Vollrath<br />Wisconsin Campus Compact<br />M3C Fellows Program Director<br />jacob.vennie-vollrath@uwex.edu<br />Michelle Snitgen<br />Michigan Campus Compact<br />Assistant Director for Grant Programs<br />msnitgen@micampuscompact.org<br />Renee Zientek<br />Michigan Campus Compact<br />Executive Director<br />rzientek@micampuscompact.org<br />

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