Civic Action Planning

In March 2016, Campus Compact initiated a Campus Civic Action initiative to renew higher education’s commitment to to preparing students for democratic citizenship, building partnerships for change, and reinvigorating higher education for the public good. As part of this initiative, nearly 450 presidents and chancellors across the country have signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement, making a public commitment both to its principles and to developing a plan to put those principles into action (learn more about signing the statement). Both the national and regional Campus Compact organizations have made available guidance for member campuses engaged in designing campus action plans. In addition to training events, this guidance includes resources to provide a shared foundation for approaching civic action planning while encouraging creativity, flexibility, and boldness. In Connecticut, this included co-sponsoring Civic Action Planning Institute in October 2016 with Massachusetts and Rhode Island Campus Compacts. 

Resources for Civic Action Planning

Civic Action Statement Signatories from Connecticut

President Elsa Nunez, Eastern Connecticut State University
President Dorsey Kendrick, Gateway Community College
President David Levinson, Norwalk Community College
President Carlee Drummer, Quinebaug Valley Community College
President Mary Papazian, Southern Connecticut State University
President Neil Salonen, University of Bridgeport
President Steven Kaplan, University of New Haven
President Susan Herbst, University of Connecticut 

It’s not too late to sign the Civic Action Statement. Presidents and chancellors can sign here.