NC Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Scholars Program
North Carolina Campus Compact is offering a unique opportunity for faculty interested in public scholarship, engagement and service-learning. Annually two individuals from the NC Campus Compact network will be selected to serve a one-year term. The program supports the integration of service-learning and community engagement in teaching, research, and service.
Dr. Margaret Commins, Associate professor of political science, Queens University of Charlotte
Excerpt from the motivational statement Dr. Commins submitted with her application.
Dr. Cara Kozma, Assistant Professor of English, High Point University
Excerpt from the motivational statement Dr. Kozma submitted with her application.
On March 24, 2017, Dr. Kozma presented on "How Does Socioeconomic Status Affect Student Achievement of Service Learning Outcomes? A Case Study" at the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Through Higher Education in Greensboro, NC. She was joined by her colleagues Dr. Joe Blosser and Dr. Alixandra Yanus.
On February 17, 2017, Dr. Kozma, gave a presentation, "Teaching for Equity: The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Service," during the Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference in St. Petersburg, FL. She shared the results of a survey of service learning students, which shows that middle income students reported more modest gains than upper and lower income students. The highest gains came among upper-middle and upper income students.
On April 14, 2016, the 2015 Faculty Engaged Scholars presented at the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Through Higher Education in Savannah, GA. Dr. Oliphant facilitated an interactive workshop with Kelly Misiak (Pfeiffer University) on "The Nuts and Bolts of Building a Meaningful Service-Learning Core for the First-Year." Oliphant and Jonas, with Dr. Brooke Millsaps (Warren Wilson College) and Kelly Misiak served on a panel discussing "Community Engagement and First Year Students: Exploring Initiatives that Deepen Impact."
Photo: L to R. Brooke Millsaps, Annie Jonas, Kelly Misiak, and Ashley Oliphant.
Dr. Annie Jonas, Warren Wilson College
Dr. Ashley Oliphant, Pfeiffer University
Each Scholar is expected to work toward these two goals. At the end of the program year each Scholar will share resources and materials with North Carolina Campus Compact to assist others in the network.
Goal One: Promote and Deepen the Scholarship of Engagement at Scholars Own Institution
Goal Two: Assist in building the infrastructure for faculty engagement on another NC Campus Compact member institution
Other opportunities for engagement are available throughout the program year. Participation in these opportunities is not required but encouraged.
Each Scholar will receive the following compensation after successful completion of the program:
Colleges and universities are encouraged to provide a match of cash, course release, and/or other resources and recognition.
Terms and Conditions
The stipend will be given at the conclusion of the program, upon fulfillment of program expectations.
North Carolina Campus Compact will ask for a report at the end of the program period that will be posted on our website (along with other provided materials) and used as a resource for future Faculty Scholars.
This program is only open to faculty from North Carolina Campus Compact member institutions. This is a competitive application process. Faculty who demonstrate that their scholarship is responsive to community need, with the potential to establish long-term benefits to North Carolinians, will receive preference. Two individuals will be selected annually.
Desired qualities in nominees:
Contact Leslie Garvin, Executive Director, with any questions, (336) 278-7278.