Open House with Campus Compact: April 7th

If you're reading this, your instituion is a member of Campus Compact, a state and national network of higher ed. institutions committed to the public good, teaching civic and social responsibility, and partnering with community.
On Wednesday, April 7th from 11:00AM-12:00 PM Campus Compact will have an open house with our national office. Natalie Furlett, director of partnerships and member engagement with Campus Compact, will join staff, faculty and administrators from Montana's higher education institutions to share the most up-to-date set of resources, programs and service available to MTCC institutions through their national Campus Compact membership. Campus Compact offers numerous professional communities of practice, affinity groups, a professional credentialing program, a database of community-engaged syllabi, faculty resources, awards, and numerous other resources for faculty, staff and administrators. Natalie will discuss these and answer questions.
This event is open to all campus administrators, faculty and staff interested in learning more about what their institution's Campus Compact affiliation comes with.
Please email Josh Vanek to RSVP for the event or save the link and join with this Zoom link.

Nine Montana Newman Civic Fellows Announced!

Nine Montana college students have been named as 2021 Newman Civic Fellows! They will participate as part of a 212 student national cohort comprising students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico. The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education. Following are the Montana Fellows announced for 2021:

Charlene Allmer |MSU Billings
Jessica Brito | Montana State University
Mara Hanks | Flathead Valley Community College
Mia McKinney | University of Montana
Catherine Mulholland |  Montana Technological University
Hannah Pate |  MSU-Northern
Sarah Parker | Rocky Mountain College
Savannah Vannett | The University of Montana Western
Nolin Waterhouse | Great Falls College MSU

Engaged Scholars Initiative Seeks Applications

We are getting ready to host our next nationwide cohort of early-career faculty and staff members with the Engaged Scholars Initiative!

Do you know early career faculty and staff who are interested in equity, community engagement and within their first seven years of their career? Please encourage them to apply. We've got scholarships for community and tribal colleges! Deadline: April 13

Apply here!
Join our National Webinar Series on April 22nd

Critical Consciousness for Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning: This webinar idea grew out of a Campus Compact Community of Practice entitled ‘Developing Students’ Critical Consciousness through Meaningful Praxis in Community Engagement’. During this Community of Practice, facilitators and participants alike found the need to continue this ever-increasingly important dialogue and consider ways to further enhance, development, and theorize critical consciousness in community-engaged teaching and learning. Presenters will 1) define critical consciousness as it has been articulated in current and relevant research, 2) describe ways to engage others in their own safe exploration of critical reflection as it relates to the development towards a critical consciousness, and 3) provide examples of how critical consciousness has the ability to “intervene in order to change outcomes and realities” and transform and empower the lives of youth.

Speakers:  Aaliyah Baker, Amy Shanafelt

Register here.
Welcome Pete Buchanan!

Pete Buchanan will join MTCC's staff as our operations and finanace manager. Pete joins MTCC after having been actively involved in our advisory committee, serving as member, vice chair and chair person over the last year. Most recently, Pete coordinated the work of MSU-Billings Center for Engagement, where he was a tireless advocate for students, speerheading community engagement, food security and democracy work. Pete's also an alumnus (first cohort) of the Western Region Engaged Scholars Initiative. 

Please Invite Students and Grads to Apply to Serve

We have opened recruitment for our full-time and Summer 2021 projects, and if you'd like information for your students, please email Eli Bowe.

The Community Engagement Professional Credential offers a framework for community engagement professionals to grow and achieve formal recognition for the knowledge and skills they develop in their careers. Micro-credtional certification areas include: Community Engagement Fundamentals,Community Partnerships, Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching (Service-Learning), Program Administration, and Supporting Engaged Faculty Development.

Learn more here.

Publications, Webinars, Conferences, Funding, etc.

Conference: 2021 Rural College Access and Success Summit. April 26-30, virtual. 

Program: Engaged Scholars Initiative: Early Career Cohort of Community Engaged Staff and Faculty. National corhort, nomination deadline: April 13.

Resource: MSU Billings Virtual Volunteering

Training: Fusion Webinar Series, critical trainiing for faculty navigating online teaching during the pandemic. Dates: Multiple.

Training: Campus Compact Virtual Dialogue Training

Resource: Campus Compact Knowledge Hub: Community Engaged Teaching and Learning In the Time of COVID.

Conference: IUPUI Assessment Institute, virtual. Oct. 24-27, 

Journal: Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

Call for Papers: International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership and Social Change is seeking papers. 
Resource: Campus Compact Podcast Tune in bi-weekly for conversations with leading community engagement professionals and discussions of new research and innovative work in the field. 

Discount: Campus Compact member discount. Campus Compact members (if you're reading this, that means you) save 20% on books available through the online Campus Compact bookstore!  

Story to Share? Send it to Us!

The MTCC Network Office wants to share your good news! Especially those pieces related to campus-community partnership, civic engagement, service learning, volunteerism and democracy. Email your story ideas, or ready made pieces to Josh Vanek to get them included in this monthly newsletter, regularly seen by over 1000 education and community leaders across Montana.
Montana Campus Compact Affiliates:
Blackfeet Community College
Carroll College
Dawson Community College
Flathead Valley Community College
Fort Peck Community College
Great Falls College MSU
Helena College UM
Little Big Horn College
Miles Community College
Montana State University Billings
Montana State University
Montana State University Northern
Montana Tech
Rocky Mountain College
Salish Kootenai College
The University of Montana
The University of Montana Western

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