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ERIC Number: EJ1106796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
The Meaning of a Compact
Wasescha, Anna
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v20 n2 p7-21 2016
To mark the 30th anniversary of "Campus Compact," leaders from across the network came together in the summer of 2015 to reaffirm a shared commitment to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact's 30th Anniversary Action Statement of Presidents and Chancellors is the product of that collective endeavor. In signing the Action Statement, institutional leaders commit to deepening engagement work that maximizes impact for students and communities by building effective partnerships, preparing students for lives of citizenship, embracing place-based responsibilities, and challenging inequality. They also make a specific commitment to developing a campus civic action plan that makes public how they will implement the principles articulated in the document. As chair of the board of Connecticut Campus Compact, Anna Wasescha was an active participant in shaping the Action Statement; in this President's Essay, she shares her vision for why a compact still matters from the perspective of a community college president.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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