WiCC General Overview

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This is a presentation given to the public on Wisconsin Campus Compact programming during a "Lunch and Learn" gathering.

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WiCC General Overview

  1. 1. Welcome to WiCC Lunch and LearnJenniferWalsh, Executive DirectorJacob Vennie-Vollrath, Americorps ProgramDirectorStephanie Jung, AmeriCorps*VISTA ProgramDirectorSimone Mishler, AmeriCorps*VISTA LeaderKelly Knox, AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader
  2. 2. Campus CompactEstablished in 1985 by the presidents of Brown, Georgetown, andStanford Universities and the president of the Education Commissionof the States to counter a false public image of college studentsHeadquartered in Boston, MassachusettsWisconsin Campus Compact is one of 36 state affiliates.Currently more than 1200 member colleges and universitiesrepresenting some 6 million studentsDedicated to promoting community service, Civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.
  3. 3. Wisconsin Campus Compact is….. a coalition of college and universitypresidents and chancellors who are committed tostrengthening civic engagement and service-learning partnerships between Wisconsin’spostsecondary institutions and the communitiesthey serve. Our Mission
  4. 4. Private Institutions UW-System UW-Colleges/ExtensionAlverno College UW-Eau ClaireBeloit College UW-MadisonCardinal Stritch University UW-MilwaukeeCarroll University UW-OshkoshEdgewood College UW-ParksideLawrence University UW-River Falls UW-Stevens PointMarian University UW-StoutMarquette University UW-SuperiorMilwaukee School of Engineering UW-WhitewaterMount Mary College Wisconsin Technical CollegesRipon College Gateway Technical CollegeSt. Norbert College Lakeshore Technical CollegeViterbo University Madison Area Technical College Milwaukee Area Technical College Nicolet Area Technical CollegeCareer Colleges Northeast Wisconsin Technical CollegeGlobe University, Inc. Waukesha County Technical College Western Wisconsin Technical College Our Members
  5. 5. About Wisconsin Campus CompactFounded in 2002WiCC has grown to 33 member colleges anduniversitiesNetwork of over 1,200 constituents includingpresidents, faculty, staff, students andcommunity partners
  6. 6. About Wisconsin Campus Compact 2011-2012 Academic YearSecured grants of over $1 million;Engaged over 18,000 individuals in service;Created and sustained over 500 campus-community partnerships.
  7. 7. Wisconsin Campus Compact envisions a statewhere…..Concepts such as service, volunteerism, and activismare united with educational goals to develop universitygraduates who are prepared not only for a career butalso for a life as informed and involved citizens at boththe local and global levels.Partnerships for civic engagement are formed byeducational institutions from pre-school through collegeto strengthen children, families, campuses, andcommunities. Our Vision
  8. 8. Some of WiCC Programs….Professional Development –  Regional Network Gatherings  Annual Presidents and Chancellors Meeting  Statewide Workshops – Imbedding Service Engagement into your Institutional Culture, Carnegie Classification, College Access and Success, Faculty Scholarship of Engagement, statewide conference  Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit  Rural Civic Engagement Project  Webinars Our Programs
  9. 9. Some of WiCC Programs….Grants –  AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America):Building and Sustaining Effective Campus Community Partnerships  AmeriCorps Midwest Citizen Scholars Program(M3C): College Student Access and Success  Learn and Serve STEM: Supporting Faculty Service-Learning  MLK Collegiate Challenge: mini-grant support for Martin Luther King Day of Service Activities Our Programs
  10. 10. Some of WiCC Programs….Resources –  including print and online books, periodicals, models, and toolsAmbassador for higher education through regular communicationwith state legislators, foundations and community-basedorganizationsStrategic partnerships with academic, community, business, andgovernment sectorsCampus consultation to meet specific needs Our Programs

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