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Welcome!

As members of Montana Campus Compact's(MTCC) Advisory Committee, we at the network office have set as a goal creating a valuable, one-stop resource list for the folks who work with community partnerships, student engagement, service learning, and volunteerism. My name is Lacy Fiore and I am the Program Specialist for the Montana Campus Compact.  I served as an MTCC AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Girl Scouts in Kalispell through January 2015 and then as a leader for MTCC through this past January. I will be creating a newsletter to send out monthly and updating you on publications, conferences and professional development, news and so much more.  If you have any suggestions or resources to share with the rest of the group, please feel free to email or call me.  I'm always open to new ideas!
National Campus Compact Civic Action Plan
As discussed on our monthly MTCC Advisory Committee conference calls, the national Campus Compact office recently published guidelines for Campus Civic Action Plans. This is the action plan that will be developed by campuses, starting this summer and into the 2016-2017 school year, whose Presidents, Chancellors and Deans signed the Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Action Statement. The Civic Action Plan will state the actions campuses will take in 2017 and beyond to further develop and implement community engagement efforts and identify the expected impacts. Steps to develop Civic Action plans will be discussed at the MTCC Summer Network Meeting June 8-9 in Helena. Information from the MTCC Campus Profile, MTCC Strategic Plan, and national Campus Compact Annual Survey will all be included to build and support Campus Civic Action Plans. 
Faculty Development Opportunity
University of Montana is hosting a faculty development webinar titled, “Turning your Work in the Community into Published Scholarship” on Thursday, March 24 from 12:40 to 1:30 PM. Ross Brooke Watts, Director, the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington will present via video conference and discuss the scholarship of community engagement. She will help faculty explore new venues for publication related to their courses and projects that involve the larger community (local, national or global). The webinar is co-sponsored by the Faculty Development Office and the Office for Civic Engagement at UM and is free to attend. Please have faculty from Montana colleges and universities who are interested in participating in the webinar email colleen.kane@mso.umt.edu before March 17th to receive log-in information at no cost.
MTCC Advisory Committee Network Meeting
Please fill out the quick survey here to indicate the topic areas you are interested in covering at this summer’s Network Meeting. The meeting will be June 8-9 in Helena at the Helena College. This is our first in-person gathering of MTCC affiliate institutions in many years, you won’t want to miss out on the fun, networking, and information.  
Funding Opportunity: Summer AmeriCorps and VISTA Grants  
Our Summer programming  host site application is now active! These positions make excellent summer community service Work Study placements for Montana College students, and help address needs in our communities. Please pass this information along to any organization who could benefit from a summer member.  
 
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