As a president, you will join hundreds of college and
university presidental peers from across the country who are united
in their commitment to developing personal and social responsibility
in the educational mission of their campuses.
Advocate the partcipation of students, faculty, staff
and higher education institutions in public and community service.
Share a resolute commitment to speak out on issues
of publc concern and to articulate ideas that contribute to the common
good of American and global society.
Strive to influence the quality of civic discourse
and to ensure that key issues of civic concern are fairly discussed
in impartial forums.
Support initiatives that promote productive collaborations
between colleges and communities.
Provide for the development of opportunities that
increase student, faculty, staff and alumni involvement in citizenship-building
Leadership in Higher Education
Presidental Leadership Colloquia on the national
and state level to explore higher education's civic responsibility,
support the civic development of college students, and national publicity
that highlights presidential leadership in support of public and community
Training and Technical Assistance
Research into cutting-edge knowledge related to service-learning,
community-based learning, and student participation in civic engagement
National, state, and local models of integrating
community service with academic study as a method for colleges and
universities to address their communities and build their students'
civic awareness and participation
Workshops, training, and conferences that promote
civic engagement, citizenship, service, learning, and volunteerism
Collaboration, information sharing, discourse on
current issues, and discussion of "Best Practices"
- Assistance with developing strateies for the design, development,
implementation and mamngemant of campus-specific civic engagement
Information regarding grant and other opportunities,
to support institution-specific civic engagement initiatives
Resources and Publications
Public Education and Legislative Outreach
Both the Texas Campus Compact and national Campus
Compact monitor state and national policy issues relevant to campus
service and encourage legislation that supports and funds community
service, service-learning, and civic engagement programs
TxCC provides opportunities for networking, partnership
building and cross-stream training through partnerships with K-12
institutuions, national programs such as AmeriCorps, VISTA, SeniorCorps,
community-based organizations and public agencies