The cooperative nature of our work is reflected in several key ways. Within the organization itself, we have a highly engaged Board of Directors that is seated by presidents and chief academic officers ranging from the Jesuit-inspired to the local community college. This PDF Document gives detail of the board’s purpose and functions.
Our Engaged Scholarship Advisory Committee promotes excellence in the recognized practices of connecting teaching, research, and service with identified community issues. The committee is also representative of our broad membership and its members believe strongly in the role that faculty and students can play in supporting community issues while simultaneously advancing along a career pathway. This PDF document gives detail of the committee’s purpose and functions.
Our Community Advisory Committee promotes campus-community partnership of the highest quality; partnerships that fulfill an agreed mission, share authority and experience, and increase the capacity of the community organization. The work of the committee helps to deepen students’ knowledge of both community issues and their career trajectory. This PDF document gives detail of the committee’s purpose and functions.
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A Reflection on our Present Challenge and Shared Responsibility
The career pathway for students has become a major statewide and national concern. In the context of sluggish job growth, deferred retirements, a rapidly changing occupational structure – along with abysmal job placements for recent college graduates – higher education is facing a major challenge as to the “value proposition” that it provides for students. Embedded within this challenge are the existing tensions that exist between private and public institutions, all of whom are competing for a diminishing number of students who have the ability to pay increasing costs.
Connecticut Campus Compact provides a ‘space’ for all higher education institutions in the state to collaborate and cooperate, to the benefit of students, institutions, and the state at large. Given the Compact’s focus on civic engagement, all institutions, ranging from Jesuit-inspired to local community college, can revel in the unique communities they serve and the wide breadth of opportunities provided to be engaged.
-President David Levinson, Norwalk Community College, Connecticut Campus Compact Board member, and recipient of the 2010 Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, August 12, 2011