The Value of Membership in New York Campus Compact
1. Visibility - NYCC membership highlights presidential and institutional commitment to public service and to campus/community partnerships. It's "good company." See the NYCC members and the national member institutions. (www.compact.org.) NYCC’s press releases and alerts highlight institutions’ contributions and impacts to a wide audience..
2. Practical Assistance - Access to training and technical assistance for faculty and chief academic officers seeking to incorporate service learning and engaged scholarship into curricula, course work and faculty research. Support for student affairs officers and community service directors developing volunteerism and community-outreach projects. Assistance through workshops (discipline-based; thematic; best practices, current issues), national and state resources, publications and websites, free consultant services.
The Regional Roundtable series has featured “Evaluation and Assessment in Service-Learning,” “Reflection: the Essence of Service-Learning;” “Risk Management and Liability in Service-Learning;” “Building Youth/Adult Partnerships,” “Fostering the Learning in Service and Community-Based Learning," “Thriving During Tough Times,” “Service-Learning: The Full Spectrum,” “Global Service-Learning;” and “Community Partners as Full Partners.”
The NYCC Occasional Papers series features programs, authors, topics and best practices from across the NYCC membership.
3. Financial Support - Resources for campuses, communities, faculty, students: access to faculty development grants/fellowships, course and curriculum design projects; student grants for community service projects, direct financial support/scholarships; access for communities to partnership-funding sources, e.g., state/federal/corporate/foundation initiatives.
The NYCC-VISTA program provides 16 federally-paid VISTA members to NYCC campuses, as well as recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation services
4. Recognition - Well-developed state and national awards programs for faculty, campuses, students, community partnerships; e.g., Ehrlich Faculty Award, Howard Swearer Student Humanitarian Award, Frank Newman Leadership Award, Carter Foundation Academic Service Entrepreneur grants, Fidelity Fund student philanthropy grants
5.Collaborations - Partnerships with state and national associations to develop policy, funding streams and legislation to support student civic engagement, campus/community partnerships, economic development. Current collaborations with SUNY University Faculty Senate, AARP, Imagining America, NYS Commission for National and Community Service.
6. Student Leadership - Multiple connections to each member campus through faculty and community service/service-learning coordinators, NYCC reach thousands of students in New York with information on leadership and service opportunities, awards, grants and affinity groups.
National Campus Compact Membership Benefits Membership in NYCC includes membership in the national Campus Compact and access to all its resources.
“I consider Campus Compact to be one of the most enlightened and farsighted ventures that American colleges and universities have undertaken in recent years. It provides evidence that there are, in the world of higher education, people more than willing to pitch in, people of vision and commitment.” John Gardner, Former U.S. Secretary Of Health, Education And Welfare and Former President of the Carnegie Corporation
Trusted resources for presidents, faculty, students, and community service staff, including books, periodicals, and extensive online resources for connecting campuses and communities.
Successful campus models for community engagement, including thousands of exemplary practices, program models, and sample syllabi.
Funding for campus-based community outreach, with more than $28 million raised in the past decade.
Value and visibility for presidents, including national leadership colloquia, influential public statements, special bulletins, and forums for promoting the public good of higher education. See resources and information for Presidents.