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Campus Compact Carnegie Benefit Fact Sheet


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Whether institutions choose to formally apply for the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification or utilize the documentation framework as a campus-wide planning tool, Ohio Campus Compact is committed to providing tools and resources to our member colleges to support these important processes. A summary of offerings:

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Campus Compact Carnegie Benefit Fact Sheet

  1. 1. Special 2013-2014 member benefit:Carnegie Community EngagementClassificationsupport  training  assistanceIs your institution considering applying for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancementof Teaching’s 2015 Elective Community Engagement Classification?Don’t miss these great resources from Campus Compact!The Carnegie Community Engagement Classification recognizes higher education’scommitment to community engagement. Drawing its criteria heavily from CampusCompact’s Indicators of Engagement Project, the new classification reaffirms institutionalcommitment to deepen the practice of service and to further strengthen bonds betweencampus and community.In preparation for the next Carnegie accreditation cycle, Ohio Campus Compact canprovide assistance in navigating this complex process. Plus, national Campus Compactwill offer valuable self-assessment tools, webinars and technical supportto member campuses that seek to attain this prestigious designation. See reverse side fora complete list of Campus Compact resources specially designed to support member institutionsinterested in applying.Why seek the Carnegie Classification?Institutions are motivated to seek the Carnegie Classification for a variety of reasons,including:LEGITIMACYIf your campus has made a commitment to community engagement, the classification andCarnegie Foundation’s credibility provide you with a new level of legitimacy and publicrecognition and visibility for your work.ACCOUNTABILITYThe classification is one way to demonstrate that the institution is fulfilling its mission toserve the public good – and this is applicable across all institutional types. It can serve asa political device to justify activities to external stakeholders.CATALYST FOR CHANGEThe classification provides a tool for fostering institutional alignment for community-based teaching, learning and scholarship – it can be a catalyst for efforts to improveteaching and learning through curricular connection to community-based public problemsolving (through experiential, collaborative, active, and problem-based learning).INSTITUTIONAL IDENTITYThe classification is a way to clarify institutional identity and claim or reclaim a specificmission that distinguishes the institution from peers and establishes a specificcompetitive, market niche.INSTITUTIONAL SELF ASSESSMENTThe indicators of community engagement provide a means to bring the disparate partsof the campus together in a way that advances a unified agenda. At the same time itallows for the identification of promising practices that can be shared across theMemberInstitutionsAntioch University MidwestAshland UniversityBaldwin-Wallace UniversityBowling Green StateUniversityCapital UniversityCase Western ReserveUniversityCentral Ohio TechnicalCollegeCollege of Mt. St. JosephCollege of WoosterColumbus StateCommunity CollegeCuyahoga CommunityCollegeDefiance CollegeDenison UniversityEastern GatewayCommunity CollegeHeidelberg UniversityHiram CollegeJohn Carroll UniversityKent State UniversityLorain County CommunityCollegeLourdes UniversityMarietta CollegeMercy CollegeMiami UniversityMuskingum UniversityOberlin CollegeOhio Northern UniversityThe Ohio State UniversityOhio UniversityOhio Wesleyan UniversityOtterbein UniversityOwens Community CollegeShawnee State UniversityUniversity of AkronUniversity of CincinnatiUniversity of DaytonUniversity of FindlayUniversity of Mount UnionUniversity of ToledoUrbana UniversityWalsh UniversityWilmington CollegeWittenberg UniversityWright State UniversityXavier UniversityYoungstown StateUniversity631 N. Pearl StreetGranville, Ohio 43023(740) 587-8568(740) 587-8569
  2. 2.  Carnegie Classification resourcesavailable to Campus Compact members:ENGAGED CAMPUS WEBINAR: PREPARING FOR THE 2015CARNEGIE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CLASSIFICATIONIn this pre-recorded discussion, expert panelists share information aboutthe 2015 application cycle for the Carnegie Foundation for theAdvancement of Teaching Elective Community Engagement Classification.Presenters discuss ways the Classification advances institutionalengagement and offer “on the ground” perspectives from two- and four-year institutions. Presenters includeDr. John Saltmarsh, Co-Director, New England Resource Center for Higher Education and Ms. Gail Robinson,Director of Service-Learning, American Association of Community Colleges.PEER DEVELOPMENT NETWORKThe Peer Development Network is a 10-session series designed to support campuses in determining whetherthe Carnegie Classification is attainable, structuring their self-study processes, and addressing challenges in theapplication process.Phase 1: Content WebinarsPhase II: Peer Development InstitutePhase III: Ongoing state-focused supportBeginning with three webinars, national experts will explain the application framework, feasible assessmentmethods, and model application processes. Following the webinar series, participants continue theirparticipation through a Peer Support Institute. The Peer Support Institute will organize participants in smallgroups where they identify two areas of the application framework they anticipate to be the most challengingfor their campus. Trained facilitators will work with each group to identify resources and strategies to addressthose challenges. For more information, please visit: (additionalregistration fees may apply)CARNEGIE CLASSIFICATION VIRTUAL LEARNING COMMUNITYFor those actively pursuing the Carnegie Classification, this moderated virtual learning community will beavailable to all Campus Compact members seeking (re)classification for the Carnegie Foundation’s ElectiveClassification on Community Engagement. During the application process, members will receive support fromexperts in the field who will be moderating the community as well as from one other.This online platform will allow Campus Compact members the opportunity to participate in a moderated peerlearning community with similar institutions and experts in the field. Members can share information, askquestions and learn from each other. The Virtual Learning Community will be a place where members canreceive feedback on specific topics and share resources with other members. Campus Compact and its expertswill be active in the virtual learning community and will respond to and address key challenges as they arise.The learning community will operate from September 2013 – April 2014. Registration is free for all membersand will open Summer 2013. Professional development Events and programs On-campus consulting…plus supplemental resources,sample applications, planningtools and more!Member colleges and universities of Campus Compact consistently out-perform their non-member peers in national honors, measurements and assessments related to communityengagement. 100% of institutions in Ohio previously classified by Carnegie for CommunityEngagement are members of Campus Compact.Join the growing national network of more than 1,100 institutions committed tofulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. Join Campus Compact.