School Joins Colorado Campus Compact
The Colorado School of Public Health is the newest member of the Colorado Campus Compact (CCC) (www.cccompact.org). CCC is a coalition of 22 college and university presidents from private, public, two- and four-year higher education institutions across the state. CCC members are passionate promoters of the principles of service learning. As a member of CCC, the Colorado School of Public Health strengthens its support for community-based learning initiatives that positively impact both student learning outcomes and identified needs in the local community. CCC has designed and implemented programming to help CSPH meet accreditation standards, strengthen student learning and build stronger communities through student engagement.
As a CCC member, CSPH is invited to participate in the following programs:
Faculty and Staff Initiatives
Engaged Faculty Institute: A cohort model for intensive high quality faculty development focused on integrating service learning and civic engagement into curricula. Over the course of this peer- facilitated, six-week training series, EFI participants design and workshop service learning curricula for new or existing courses that they will implement the following semester.
Professional Development Scholarships: Faculty and staff are eligible for competitive scholarships to support ongoing professional development focused on service learning and civic engagement. Scholarships maybe applied toward local, national or international conferences and events.
Service Learning and Civic Engagement Workshops: Workshops are designed for the specific needs of CCC member institutions, from introductory service learning experiences to more advanced topics such as developing reciprocal campus and community partnerships.
Compact Service Corps Program (formerly the UCAN Serve AmeriCorps Program): The CSC awards more than $6 million in scholarships to over 3,800 individuals for their service to their communities in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. CSC focuses student service in three key areas: capacity building for local nonprofit agencies, education support to struggling public K-12 schools and healthcare services to medically underserved communities in the region.
Service in Action Projects: Students participating in the CSC AmeriCorps program or other campus-based service projects submit photos and stories of their experiences for this competitive award. Entries are judged by a panel of faculty and staff from member institutions and finalists are determined by popular vote via a social media site. Three students win scholarships from CCC for their Service in Action projects.
For more information on how to be involved in these efforts, contact the Center for Public Health Practice office at Colorado.CPHP@ucdenver.edu