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Engaged Campus Initiative

Engaged Campus Initiative

The engaged campus is defined as one in which academic and community engagement is integral to all aspects of the university, and a core component and value of the university’s mission and education. Campus Compact of the Mountain West’s Engaged Campus Initiative (ECI) offers an array of programs and services explicitly designed to assist campuses in creating and advancing a culture of engagement across academic, co-curricular and administrative programs and departments. Click on the headings below to explore our current ECI offerings.

To maximize the amount of training and development opportunities provided to faculty, staff, and students at CCMW member campuses, CCMW accepts applications for this campus-based training grant each September.  All CCMW member campuses are eligible to apply. Campus Compact of the Mountain West funds two grants of up to $1,500 each year.

The 2014-2015 Engaged Campus Training Grant...

Campus Compact of the Mountain West's Engaged Consulting Corps (ECC) is comprised of higher education professionals and community leaders whose valuable knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives can inform efforts to deepen civic and community engagement in higher education. The ECC serves to build and highlight local expertise so that our member campuses can leverage the best practices...

The Engaged Faculty Institute (EFI) provides an opportunity for up to 40 beginning practitioners to participate in a multi-faceted training experience around service learning, a dynamic teaching/learning strategy that has been shown to increase students’ mastery of course content, enrich campus/community relationships, and positively impact retention rates. Service learning is an experiential...

The Engaged Practitioners Scholarship Program provides funding to support faculty/staff presentations on their community-engaged work at national conferences. Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Funds for 2013-2014 have been expended. The application process will be reopened in July 2014.

Each year, Campus Compact of the Mountain West awards eight (four each semester) Engaged Scholarship Grants of up to $1,500 each. The Engaged Scholarship Grant program funds faculty projects that promote community engagement. These grants are intended to support and strengthen reciprocal community partnerships, promote student learning, and increase the visibility and legitimacy of community...

SPOTLIGHT ON ENGAGEMENT

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...