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MOCC Mini-Grant Applications Now Open 

2015-2016 MOCC Institution-Wide Mini-Grants

Missouri Campus Compact awards mini-grants of up to $1000 each for the best institution-wide proposals that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Seek to educate about, create, or enhance public scholarship as a legitimate and rigorous form of scholarly work on a member campus.
  • Promote the use of service-learning as a teaching pedagogy.
  • Create or build upon civic engagement initiatives on campus for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Request for Proposals and Guidelines         Application

2015-2016 MOCC Faculty/Staff Mini-Grants

Missouri Campus Compact awards mini-grants of up to $500 each for the best proposals regarding the transformation of courses by individual faculty members on member campuses that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Redesign an existing course to include service-learning as a teaching and learning strategy.
  • Conduct research with/on undergraduate students on the impact of service-learning/community engagement/public scholarship on students or community agencies.
  • Research conducted by a faculty member with a community agency for the benefit of the community agency.

Request for Proposals and Guidelines         Application

Fall 2014 Semester of Service Award Winners

We would like to congratulate Fall 2014's Semester of Service Award Winners. These 27 individuals served 2,332 hours combined!

  • Chaymaa Bakhalek, Community Catalyst, Cottey College
  • Tara Becker, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
  • Melenie Bongner, Community Catalyst, STLCC-Meramec
  • Emily Cortes, Community Catalyst, Cottey College
  • Heather Creel, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
  • Victoria Day, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
  • Angela Elmer, Community Contributor, Cottey College
  • Sarah Gage, Community Contributor, Cottey College
  • Caroline Guerin, Community Changer, Cottey College
  • Haley Guerin, Community Catalyst, Cottey College
  • Sabrina Hassan, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
  • Sarah Haughey, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
  • Monica Hernandez, Community Changer, Cottey College
  • Fatu Jambawai, Community Contributor, Cottey College
  • Abbey Johnson, Community Catalyst, Cottey College
  • Hailey Johnson, Community Changer, Cottey College
  • Etedal Kaid, Community Changer, St. Charles Community College
  • Fatima Kazimi, Community Catalyst, STLCC-Meramec
  • Geoffery McKay, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
  • My Nguyen, Community Changer, STLCC-Meramec
  • Denise Nzeyimana, Community Contributor, Cottey College
  • Kimberly Perkins, Community Catalyst, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Maria Pizzo, Community Contributor, St. Charles Community College
  • Jesilee Smithee, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
  • Jessica Starkey, Community Catalyst, Cottey College
  • Christine Wilcox, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
  • Namgay Zam, Community Changer, Cottey College

2015 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

We would like to congratulate the Missouri member schools who received the 2015 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification in 2015. These include Saint Louis UniversityUMKC, and Mizzou (first selected in 2008). These institutions join Missouri State University, Rockhurst University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Westminster College who were awarded the classification in 2010.

Congratulations to Missouri Recipients of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll!

      General Community Service                    Interfaith Community Service

  • University of Missouri (with Distinction)
  • Saint Louis University (with Distinction)
  • Rockhurst University (with Distinction)
  • William Jewell College
  • Westminster College
  • Missouri State University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Cottey College
  • Missouri State University - West Plains
  • Truman State University
  • Drury University
  • Maryville University of St. Louis
  • Saint Louis University (with Distinction)
  • Cottey College (with Distinction)
  • Westminster College

For more information on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Reciprocity in Practice

A higher education perspective on university/community relations

This workshop is designed for community and government agencies who desire to work toward stronger partnerships with area higher education institutions. Topics will include a look into the culture of higher education, best practices and standards for partnership, and a discussion of challenges and barriers you face in working with post-secondary institutions. Also included is an opportunity to meet with representatives from higher education institutions in the Springfield area.

Date: February 6, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
405 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO
Cost: $40
Lunch Provided


Questions? Contact Tabitha Underwood, Executive Director of Missouri Campus Compact, 417-836-3103, tabithaunderwood@missouristate.edu or Christina Ryder, GO LEAD Program Coordinator, 417-836-5973, golead@missouristate.edu 

Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education 2015

We have extended the deadline for submissions to The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education. Manuscripts are now due March 1, 2015. Please see the JPSHE website for more information and submission procedures http://jpshe.missouristate.edu/  


Missouri Campus Compact (MoCC) is a membership organization of college and university presidents established to strengthen civic engagement and service-learning partnerships between Missouri’s postsecondary institutions and the communities they serve.  There are currently 36 member institutions, all committed to enhancing students’ responsibility, citizenship and awareness of the community while reinvigorating higher education’s concern for improving the quality of life in society. MoCC is one of 35 state compacts in a national network.  At the national level, Campus Compact is a coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents, representing more than 6 million students.  See more about Campus Compact at the national level by going to http://www.compact.org.