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
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”.
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
- Miami Dade College
- Mount Wachusett Community College
- Occidental College
- Otterbein College
- San Jose University
- University of Louisville
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Villanova University
- Weber State University
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.
- Read A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access and Success through Civic Engagement, Campus Compact’s recently-published new white paper about the potential for community/campus civic engagement to enhance student access to and success in college
- Sign the Presidents’ Declaration on the Civic Responsibility of Higher Education.
- Learn more about the latest policy issues affecting campus engagement.
- Find models of presidential leadership.
- Use our service statistics to advocate for the public good of higher education.
- Scan quotes on engagement to use in your own speaking or writing.
- Gain insight into the Federal Work-Study community service requirement.
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.