2010 Presidents Summit on Access and Success at Georgetown University

“In a first-of-its-kind Presidential Leadership Summit convened by Campus Compact, nearly 100 college Presidents and Campus Compact state directors gathered to focus on a single, compelling thesis: that college students who participate in civic engagement and service-learning, earn higher grade point averages and have a better chance of staying in college and earning degrees.” – Campus Compact

"Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of Education, speaking at the Summit".

A theoretical review of the literature was published in new Campus Compact white paper, “A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access and Success through Civic Engagement”.

"Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, speaking at the Summit".

Click here to download a press release summarizing what was said on the day.

Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

Carnegie Classifications comprise a leading framework for describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education. The Community Engagement Classification is an elective classification for which institutions may voluntarily apply to be listed.

Carnegie defines Community Engagement as the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

The Community Engagement Classification was initiated in 2005 as a pilot classification, and there are 3 categories of the classification:

  • Curricular Engagement
  • Outreach & Partnerships
  • Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships

Campus Compact Members:

Featured Carnegie Classification applications for Civic Engagement –  2008

 In 2008, 119 institutions received the Community Engagement classification, of which 104 were Campus Compact members. In the prior round, 68 out of 76 institutions receiving the classification were Campus Compact members.

 Further Resources

We have also put together a comprehensive list of resources for presidents, which contains not only Campus Compact resources but also resources from other organizations.

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