Message from new ILCC Executive Director, Natalie Furlett:
As I begin my role as the Executive Director at Illinois Campus Compact, I am honored to begin working with your campus. The national Campus Compact office, 1100 colleges and universities nationwide, as well as over 40 Illinois campus members have dedicated their time and energy to the advancement of civic education. We are excited to continue to share our resources and enthusiasm with your campus for the 2015-2016 school year.
Illinois Campus Compact strategic priorities include:
- · Supporting faculty through civic education and service learning curriculum
- · Building access and success for first generation college students
- · Student leadership as a tool to develop civic engagement
- · Educational opportunities and support of faith and social justice work
- · Student veterans as civic assets; bridging military service with civic engagement
- · STEM curriculum and service learning resources
Illinois Campus Compact members have access to conferences, trainings, workshops, and the capacity-building AmeriCorps VISTA program that places over 30 VISTAs on Illinois campuses to support civic education. We are committed to building upon those and creating more as we enter this new year of possibilities.
In addition, as Illinois Campus Compact members you become members of the national Campus Compact network. The exciting national strategic plan includes a newly launched website with enhanced resources, professional development opportunities, plus opportunities to recognize and celebrate faculty and students who are leading the field with their work. In the coming academic year, Campus Compact will mark our thirtieth anniversary. We will celebrate this milestone with a Summit of Presidents and Chancellors on March 20, 2016, at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. The Summit will be followed by a national conference March 21-23, the theme of which is “Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact.”
Please feel free to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (312-362-7693) me with any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you in the coming year to enhance civic education across Illinois.
Congratulations to the following Illinois 2015 Newman Civic Fellows!!!!
Sarah Moses - Adler University
Charles Harned - Knox College
Acadia Reynolds - McKendree College
Randiss Hopkins - Northern Illinois University
To learn more about the Newman Civic Fellows Awards Program please click on the link below: