Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We are a network comprising a national office and state and regional Compacts throughout the country. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact enables campuses to develop students’ citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships. Our resources support faculty and staff as they pursue community-based teaching and scholarship in the service of positive change.

Featured Reviews

The Community Engagement Professional's Guidebook

A Companion to The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education

The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education: A Competency Model for an Emerging Field is a discussion of a systematic collection of 103 competencies, in areas of knowledge, skills, abilities, and dispositions, for community engagement professionals and the process undertaken to develop the set.

The Community Engagement Professional’s Guidebook is a compilation of  advice, questions, and reflections to assist the reader in deep engagement and application of the competencies. I would suggest reading the two texts in sequence. Though the Guidebook stands alone, the primary text gives readers context and an explanation of the research methodology used to develop and select the competencies

A Competency Model is an academic introduction to the model and is an edited volume, with different authors explaining their academic contributions to subsets of competencies. \It reads like a formal panel presentation at an academic conference, with each chapter representing a research team’s contributions to the whole. An authored text, the feels more like a coaching session with a mentor—a singular voice in an informal tone encouraging reflection.

Without question, Dostilio and her coauthors have made a monumental contribution to the field of community engagement with the Community Engaged Professional [CEP] competency model. Surely this model will ignite more research on the profession of CEPs, provide a framework for professional development, and enhance community–campus partnerships. These texts should be required reading for all CEPs.”

The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Constructing a Successful Application for First-Time and Re-Classification Applicants

“In The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, Saltmarsh and Johnson have brought together scholars and practitioners from a diverse array of institutions who provide thoughtful, practical advice and insights about community engagement efforts in higher education. These experts offer candid reflections on how the process of applying for (or renewing) the classification can benefit an institution’s culture, commitment, self-assessment, strategic planning, and outreach. Institutions interested in pursuing this voluntary classification, as well as in enhancing their community engagement initiatives more broadly, will find this volume to be an extremely valuable resource.”

Jonathan Alger, President, James Madison University

The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education

A Competency Model for An Emerging Field

"This book illuminates important work of thinly acknowledged citizens of academe - Community Engaged Professionals. It advances the movement for publicly engaged scholarship giving voice to their person, place and purpose in Academe with myriad inflections beyond campus borders. Couched in a conceptually rich analysis of the professions the authors demonstrate the multidimensionality and complexity of this rising class and their critical place in the university of the 21st century."

Timothy Eatman, Associate Professor, Syracuse University, Director for Research for Imagining America (IA)

Students as Colleagues

Expanding the Circle of Service-Learning Leadership

“Engaged students are vital to a flourishing democracy. This collection gives powerful examples of institutional support for student leadership in the academic curriculum that can help catalyze engagement on campuses around the country. We should all take notice, especially those of us who see service-learning as a vehicle for civic renewal.”

Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College