#Digest, July 2022: Our members are helping to impact LGBTQI+ communities.
#Digest, July 2022
#DYK? Our members are helping to impact LGBTQI+ communities!
In honor of Pride Month, we proudly celebrate members like Robyn, who serves with Great Falls LGBTQ Center through the VISTA program. Robyn shares how her service is helping to create spaces and opportunities for people to feel at home in themselves and in their community.
New AmeriCorps VISTA summer members begin service!
We had a blast orienting 46 new Summer AmeriCorps members on Monday! These individuals will be serving for 10 weeks with organizations like the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, the All Nations Health Center, the Flathead Valley Community College Makerspace, and many more. Have a great summer everyone!
The field of community-engaged scholarship is new in its naming and old in its application. As with all fields, community-engaged scholarship depends on the diversity of its practitioners to move the field forward. Now, more than ever, we as a field strive to move forward with equity at the center of all we do by working with practitioner-scholars to develop the field through uplifting voices from diverse perspectives.
Campus Compact is pleased to bring together 15 faculty and practitioner-scholars who were selected from an outstanding field of applicants to form the newest cohort of the Engaged Scholars Initiative.
173 students honored for their commitment to solving public problems
Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has named 173 student civic leaders from 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico to the 2022 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes students who stand out for their commitment to creating positive change in local and global communities. Fellows are nominated by Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors, who are invited to select one outstanding student from their campus each year.
Every community is different. Oftentimes people are measured by a standard level used for all, that completely disregards the outliers and minoritized individuals. These standards are based on communities or groups of people who do not encompass everyone. Serving on the Fort Peck Reservation with high school students has made it more apparent that these standards are hurtful. We must celebrate every improvement and every success.
Millions of Students Experience Food Insecurity. But Campus Food Pantries Can Make a Difference
In a push to support students’ basic needs, the University of California system has added a food pantry to each of its 10 campuses — and students who use them regularly are improving their well-being, according to a new study.
ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE
For over 50 years, people around the world have come together to celebrate Pride Month, when we recognize the beautiful diversity of LGBTQI+ communities while acknowledging that the movement to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons has been one of both struggle and progress. Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall Uprising, a fateful day in 1969 when LGBTQI+ people fought back against police mistreatment and discrimination.
Montana’s people-oriented constitution turns 50 and still serves us well
My fellow Montanans, I am sorry that the trip from Phoenix to Helena is a little too much for these soon-to-be 97-year-old bones. But, I join you in spirit.
In 1969, when Jean and I moved to Helena from our Tule Creek farm in Roosevelt County, strong winds of change were sweeping Montana. I came at the beckoning of newly elected Gov. Forrest Anderson to become Montana’s State Land Commissioner. I had been to the Capitol as a young legislator a decade before and the 1959 Legislature could well have been the 1933 Legislature. The longstanding coalition of copper, utility, and cowboy was still a powerful presence.
UMass-Boston aspires to be an antiracist institution. Some faculty members disagree with this, saying it’s limiting for a university. Others raise major concerns about the institution’s ongoing treatment of its Africana studies faculty.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement - The mission of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement is to serve as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities.
Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education - The Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education is an online, international, peer-reviewed journal for the dissemination of original research regarding effective institutional-community partnerships. Our primary emphasis is to provide an outlet for sharing the methodologies and pedagogical approaches that lead to effective community-identified outcomes.
Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement - Partnerships recognizes that successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more. The articles in this peer-reviewed journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve such partnerships, connections, and collaborations.
Campus Compact Podcast - Bring higher education community engagement on the go with Compact Nation Podcast! Tune in bi-weekly for conversations with leading community engagement professionals and discussions of new research and innovative work in the field.
Hidden Brain- Hidden Brain explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world.
The Way Forward - The Way Forward features conversations between an array of academic leaders and faculty innovators. The conversations range from visions of engaged, "outside-in" universities committed to their communities, to proposals that center "wicked problems," not disciplinary 101's, at the heart of general education, to stories of successful institutional transformation in the face of fiscal, racial, and health crises.
Stuff You Should Know - If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime, and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
Tiny Spark - A podcast that takes a hard look at non-profits, international aid, and philanthropy. Tiny Spark investigates the business of doing good. In-depth interviews and shoe leather reporting from across the globe.
📚Resources and Toolkits
Benefits of Civic and Community Engagement Primer - The Primer on the Benefits and Value of Civic & Community Engagement in Higher Education, was created by the NC Campus Compact Community of Practice, Inquiry & Learning (COPIL). COPIL is comprised of practitioner-scholars interested in being part of the ongoing inquiry that is helping to establish promising practices of civic and community engagement and to build a knowledge base around it.
Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement - The Carnegie Foundation’s Elective Classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning that it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The elective classification involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity, and commitments and requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions.
Civic Action Plan Library - Civic Action Plans from Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Action Statement initiative. We are consistently updating the CAP Library as new plans are submitted, so check back often to view the bold approaches our member campuses are taking to further the public purposes of higher education.
Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative - Through a network of educational institutions and community organizations, The Collaborative advances ethical, critical, and aspirationally de-colonial community-based learning and research for more just, inclusive, and sustainable communities. The Collaborative is hosted in the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College, and funded through member contributions.
Daily Chatter World Newsletter - Campus Compact is proud to partner with DailyChatter to provide independent, non-partisan, global news for free to our member institutions. We hope that this daily newsletter provides a deeper understanding of global issues and inspires more nuanced conversations about what’s happening in the world around us.
Virtual Volunteer Resource Collection - To help students, we have compiled a collection of virtual volunteering opportunities – this resource includes non-profits, search engines, news articles, research papers, videos, and software links.
Campus Compact Virtual Dialogue Training - Campus Compact is pleased to share this offering for faculty, community engagement professionals, and others interested in using the deliberative dialogue method as an educational tool for building student capacity to engage in thoughtful, constructive, and critical discussions of public questions.
Campus Compact Webinar Series - Campus Compact’s webinars take the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and bring it straight to your desk.
TED Talks - TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events to help share ideas in communities around the world.
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