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2014 Compact Service Corps Annual Coordinator Meeting

2014 Compact Service Corps Annual Coordinator Meeting

A BIG THANK YOU to those Coordinators who attended, and participated in, this year's annual meeting. There was a lot of excitement, networking, sharing best practices and models, lively discussion and getting to know each other as part of a regional AmeriCorps program. A total of 51 Coordinators came to The Crowne Plaza in Billings, Montana for the two-day meeting February 27 -28, 2014.

Click here for the presentation we used to cover all the material over the two-day meeting.

Agenda Highlights: View the Agendathe Program and the Participant List

Montana State CNCS Field Office Presentation and AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary (slides 5-30 in presentation above)
AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Guidance on Outreach and Engagement

2012-2013 Compact Service Corps Member and Community Partner Impact Report (slides 31-41 in presentation above).
2012-2013 Year-end Report

12-13 and 13-14 Careers in the Common Good Scholarships Report.  Are you promoting these scholarships to your Members?

Enrollment and Retention Rate Reports.  Are you reaching 100% enrollment rates and 100% retention rates?

 

Program Management Resource Guide (slide 43 in presentation above)
Program Management Resource Guide from the Field (updated 3/17/2014 with more ideas from the Annual Coordinator Meeting)

Compact Service Corps Project Development (slide 44 in presentation above)

  • Model 1: University of Colorado Boulder (slides 45-51 in presentation above), Resource: Academic Mentors Program Information
  • Model 2: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (slides 52-73 in presentation above), Resource: S.E.R.V.E. Model
  • Model 3: Adams State University (see section on "Reflection" roundtable below)
  • Model 4: Montana State University (see pages 6-7 in Program Management Resource Guide from the Field)

 

2014-2017 Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps Program (slides 99-106 in presentation above):
Sample Capacity Building Service Project Proposal (Montana State University)
2014-2015 Slot Request Spreadsheet by Project
2014-2015 CSC Program Year Calendar

NEW! Two new Compact Service Corps Positions (SECond Mission Positions and CSC AmeriCorps Leader Positions) and a new standard for campus participation (National Service | Learning Criteria)
SECond Mission (Service | Education | Careers) Positions (slides 107-129 in presentation above): VMF Positions listed in 2014-2015 Slot Request Spreadsheet

 

Learning Studios and CSC AmeriCorps Leader Positions (slides 133-136 in presentation above): Leader Positions listed in 2014-2015 Slot Request Spreadsheet

 

National Service | Learning Criteria (slides 131-132 in presentation above)

 

More Resources

2013-2014 File Compliance Guidelines

2012-2013 Member Survey Results by State:


Program Management Best Practices Roundtables:

 

Program Structure on Campus:

Facilitator: Ariel Donohue, Montana State University. No resources.
Facilitator: Ryan Hanschen, University of Denver

Retention:

Facilitator: Faith Dunbar, Arizona State University and Eleazar Ortega, Great Falls College. Click here for a copy of the presentation. Resources: Great Falls College Ambassador Position Description, Arizona State University Team Leader Program Description and Arizona State University Scoring Rubric
Facilitator: Marie Gork, Regis University
Facilitator: Heather Martin, Minot State University

Writing the RFP:

Facilitator: Leah Kent, Colorado State University. Resource: Sample Email to Campus Partners
Facilitator: Eleazar Ortega, Great Falls College

Recruitment:

Facilitator: Jill Kolodzne, Fort Lewis College. Click here for a copy of this presentation. Resources: Flyer and Scoring Rubric and link to the Fort Lewis College AmeriCorps site

Orientation:

Facilitator: Suzy Belmont, University of Colorado Boulder. Resources: Orientation AgendaAmeriCorps Application and "AmeriCorps Is..." video
Facilitator: Karl Reasoner, University of South Dakota. Resource: Value-added Exercise During Orientation

Enrollment:

Facilitator: Leah Kent, Colorado State University (see slides 90-91 in the presentation above on www.signupgenius.com)
Facilitator: Laura Tan, Arizona State University. Resources: Guideline to AmeriCorps Paperwork and AmeriCorps Member Quiz
Facilitator: Ryan Campbell, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Facilitator: Amy Munger, Naropa University. Resource: Healthy Futures Applicable Site Placement Flowchart

Service Plan for Success:

Facilitator: Leah Kent, Colorado State University
Facilitator: Cynthia Connolly, Mesa Community College. Resources: Service Plan for Success Guidance (ED) and Service Plan for Success Guidance (HF)
Facilitator: Marie Gork, Regis University

Training:

Facilitator: Wendy Jeschke, Flathead Valley Community College. Click here for a copy of this presentation.
Facilitator: Amy Munger, Naropa University. Resource: Letter to Site Supervisors
Facilitator: Melora Coughran for Ryan Hanschen, University of Denver. Click here for a copy of the presentation agenda. Resources: Community Organizing Institute Agenda and Community Organizing Institute Handbook

Member Management:

Facilitator: Ryan Campbell, Metropolitan State University of Denver and Marie Gork, Regis University
Facilitator: Wendy Minster, Montana State University College of Nursing in Great Falls. Resource: Time Log Training
Facilitator: Lisa Wallace, Rocky Mountain College. Click here for a copy of this presentation. Resource: The Cheat Sheet (ED and HF)

Value-added:

Facilitator: Faith Dunbar, Arizona State University. Click here for a copy of this presentation. Resource: Training Calendar
Facilitator: Brittnee Benson, Salish Kootenai College. Resource: Value-added Activity and Examples
Facilitator: Willie Brown, University of Colorado Denver. Resources: Legacy Project Mini-grant Application, Sample Funded Application, Common Pitfalls

File Compliance:

Facilitator: Melora Coughran, University of Denver. Resources: File Compliance Process, File Compliance Guidelines, Member File Audit Checklist, Sample Email Communication with Members

Reflection:

Facilitator: Laura Tan, Arizona State University. Resource: Reflection Activity
Facilitator: Karen Lemke, Adams State University. Resource: Empowering People Through Food Proposal and link to the course blog
Facilitator: Colleen Kane, University of Montana. Click here for a copy of the presentation.

Exiting:

Facilitator: Leah Kent, Colorado State University. Resources: Exiting Presentation for Members and Sample Exiting Emails

Recognition:

Facilitator: Eleazar Ortega, Great Falls College
Facilitator: Jeanine Mason for Ryan Hanschen, University of Denver
Facilitator: Karl Reasoner, University of South Dakota. Resource: Sample Monthly Newsletter

Spending Pass-through Funds:

Facilitator: Heather Martin, Minot State University

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