Campus Compact brings you our newest way to stay connected to higher education community engagement: The Compact Nation Podcast.Tune in monthly for conversations with leading community engagement professionals, book and literature reviews, and discussions of important topics in the field of higher education and community engagement.Carefree by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (


  • Where are They Now?

    Where are They Now?

    05/12/2019 Duración: 01h59s

    On this episode of #CompactNationPod, Emily talks with three former Campus Compact National Service members: Wendy Jeschke, Karley Ausiello, and Geovanni Almanza Olague. They discuss their experiences with national service and how their years of service impacted their lives and shaped their careers. Plus, in our sparks joy segment, Marisol and Andrew find common ground around sustainable transportation, Emily talks "Life" the game, and Andrew gives a shoutout to all our #GivingTuesday supporters. Related Resources: Campus Compact Impact Awards (; The Craft of Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning ( Music Credit: Andrew Savage

  • The Rising Generation Speaks

    The Rising Generation Speaks

    28/11/2019 Duración: 54min

    Join Andrew at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate as he speaks to two of Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows, Zaynab Abdi from St. Catherine University and Cameron Conner from Whitman College. Hear more about these two community-committed students and the work they’re doing both locally and globally to tackle wide-ranging issues like girls’ education, disaster relief, voter registration and more. Plus, we discuss how to be thoughtful about celebrating Thanksgiving while acknowledging the complicated history of our country. Then, a Thanksgiving treat: an extra-large conversation about what’s sparking joy for us right now. Related Resources: Thanksgiving Reading from Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (, Andrew's Lula Wiles recommendation (, The Campus Compact National Webinar Series (, #GivingTuesday ( Music credit:

  • The Making of an Activist-Scholar

    The Making of an Activist-Scholar

    07/11/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    On this episode of #CompactNationPod we talk with activist-scholar and professor emeritus at Pitzer College José Calderón. Listen in as he shares his story about his long career in engaged teaching and research and how his experience of coming to the US as an immigrant spurred his work organizing and connecting the classroom to communities. Plus, Emily and Andrew talk about their favorite pieces of funny writing and Marisol reveals her hip hop alter ego. Music credit: Andrew Savage

  • The students! They vote!

    The students! They vote!

    23/10/2019 Duración: 50min

    The students! They vote! On this episode of #CompactNationPod, Nancy Thomas talks with Andrew about the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) Democracy Counts 2018 report, which showed an impressive increase in student voting in the 2018 midterms. Listen in as they discuss how activism on college campuses and institutional work contributed to these outstanding results, and learn more about some of the exciting student voting research she’ll be focusing on in the future. Plus, in our “Sparks Joy” segment, Emily visits France and the hosts discuss the importance of self-care. Related resources: Politics 365 ( Election imperatives ( College convention 2020 ( Iowa Campus Compact’s 2019 Civic Action Academy ( Music credit: Andrew Savage (

  • The Path that Leaders Take

    The Path that Leaders Take

    09/10/2019 Duración: 46min

    On this episode of #CompactNationPod, we explore the “who?” “what?” “why?” and “how?” of mission-driven leaders with co-author of the book Your Life is Your Message, Mark Gesner. Hear about how the development of the book was influenced by a trip through India in which he and Cardinal Stritch faculty studied the philosophy and principles of Gandhi by making it real--engaging with real people who are living Gandhi’s principles today. Plus, hear from engaged faculty member Cheryl Moore about how this experience contributed to her approach toward community engagement in business classes. Related resources: Western Region ESI (; Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Award Recipients (; Your Life is Your Message by Nancy Stanford Blair and Mark L. Gesner ( Music credit: Andrew Savage

  • Does this Census Spark Joy?

    Does this Census Spark Joy?

    25/09/2019 Duración: 36min

    We’re back with season 4 of #CompactNationPod! Catch up with what’s going on with the Compact. Later in the episode, we focus on Census 2020 as we talk to Susan Brower, the Minnesota State Demographer (don’t worry--you’ll find out what that means!). Learn more about the importance of the census for ensuring good government and good public policy locally and nationally. Plus, learn how campuses can help to ensure a complete count both on their campus and across the country more broadly. We close the episode with a new segment as the hosts discuss what’s currently sparking joy in their lives. Related Resources: MN Census Resources (; Census 2020 Knowledge Hub (; Response Outreach Area Mapper (; Complete Count Committee Map (; Happiness Lab Podcast ( Music

  • Talking Dictionaries and Language Advocacy

    Talking Dictionaries and Language Advocacy

    30/05/2019 Duración: 55min

    On this special episode of #CompactNationPod, join Globalsl co-founder and executive director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College, Eric Hartman, as he uncovers some exciting community work taking place internationally. Learn about the work that’s going on to revitalize Zapotec, a language native to Mexico that has been rapidly disappearing. Through campus-community partnerships, native speakers, linguists, students, and educators teaching the language have come together to create online talking dictionaries that preserve Zapotec words and dialects and create a foundation for teaching the language to future generations. Resources: Professor Lillehaugen’s Webpage: Dr. Lopez’s Webpage: Talking Dictionary for San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec: Talking Dictionary for Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec: Talking Dictionary

  • A Macro View of Micro-credentials

    A Macro View of Micro-credentials

    16/05/2019 Duración: 01h17min

    This week is all about Campus Compact’s new Community Engagement Professional Credential. First, listen in as Andrew chats with Lina Dostilio, whose work has made substantial contributions to the program. Next, join a conversation with Clayton Hurd, our director of professional learning, and two of the credential pilot program participants. Finally, we stop in pop culture corner to discuss podcasts, TV, and (of course) Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame. Related resources: Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Professional Credential The Comunity Engagement Professional in Higher Education: A Competency Model for an Emerging Field Special Edition, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement National Alliance for Broader Impacts Music credit: Andr

  • 50th Episode Extravaganza!

    50th Episode Extravaganza!

    02/05/2019 Duración: 38min

    50th Episode Extravaganza: It's our 50th episode! Join us as we reflect on the history of the podcast and revisit some of our favorite moments from the past three years. Plus, a huge thank you to all of you, our listeners; we're so grateful for all the time you've spent with us. Episodes referenced: Season 1 Episode 1: Interview with Tim Eatman ( Season 1 Episode 6: Interview with Yaz Najeebi ( Season 1 Episode 11: Live with Byron White ( Season 2 Episode 1: Interview with Tom Harkin ( Season 3 Episode 4: Connecting Latinx Communities & Higher Education ( Season 3 Episode 5: Let's Talk Faculty ( Season 3 Episode 6: Honoring Native Communities ( Music credits: Compact Nation Podcast Theme by Andrew Savage Carefree by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a C

  • Within the Context of Community

    Within the Context of Community

    18/04/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    Meet the 2018 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award Winner, Dr. Eva Zygmunt. As a professor of Elementary Education at Ball State University, Zygmunt trains future teachers to thoughtfully engage communities to work toward social justice and educational equity. Nine years ago, she co-founded Schools Within the Context of Community, a program that immerses students in the Whitely neighborhood of Muncie, Indiana. Listen in for a conversation about how nurturing strong, authentic, and personal connections between students and communities can result in a transformative learning experience that challenges students to think differently. We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. Know another outstanding senior faculty member? Nominate them by May 31, 2019 at Music credit: Andrew Savage

  • Partnerships that Actually Work

    Partnerships that Actually Work

    03/04/2019 Duración: 01h20min

    Good partnerships are key to building strong bonds between campuses and communities, but how do we make sure they’re healthy, balanced, and effective? This week on #CompactNationPod we discuss partnerships in principle and in practice. Emily shares a fascinating new study from Iowa Campus Compact about how nonprofits perceive higher education and learns more about University of Nebraska Omaha’s innovative Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Plus, Compact conference season continues as Andrew shares some great tidbits from the Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference. Resources: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health: The Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center: "Perceptions of Partnership" study from Iowa Campus Compact: "Cuz" by Danielle Allen: Music credit

  • #CompactNationPod Goes West

    #CompactNationPod Goes West

    20/03/2019 Duración: 57min

    Catch up with the Campus Compact Western Region Continuums of Service Conference as Marisol and Andrew revisit two notable keynotes. We learn about the work of Common Ground Voices/La Frontera, a group of musicians from across Mexico and the United States led by Emilie Amrein (University of San Diego) and André de Quadros (Boston University), who use song to start meaningful discussions about social and political change. Plus, a great discussion about mindfulness, self-care, and justice spurred by the keynote delivered by University of San Francisco law professor Rhonda Magee. Resources: L.O.V.E. Notes - Common Ground Voices/La Frontera - Music credit: Intro and credits by Andrew Savage Vocals by Common Ground Voices/La Frontera

  • Making Accreditation Sexy Again

    Making Accreditation Sexy Again

    07/03/2019 Duración: 38min

    What is accreditation? Why should people focused on the public purposes of higher education care? Listen in as we discuss everyone's favorite part of higher education. Plus, learn about how changes to accrediting bodies' core criteria can provide opportunities for conversations about how civic and community engagement is embedded in the institution. Listen now and join the conversation online using  #CompactNationPod. Music credits: Andrew Savage

  • For Us, By Us

    For Us, By Us

    20/02/2019 Duración: 01h07min

    On this episode of #CompactNationPod, we celebrate Black History Month. Join co-host Marisol Morales for an intimate conversation with four Black engaged scholars: Zahra Ahmed (St. Mary’s College of CA), Tim Eatman (Rutgers University - Newark), Joseph Tucker Edmonds (IUPUI), Nicole Webster (Penn State University). Listen in as they discuss what it’s like to work as practitioners of color in this field and how they find space for healing. Music credits: Andrew Savage

  • Community Engagement Pros

    Community Engagement Pros

    06/02/2019 Duración: 43min

    This week, we talk “community engagement professionals,” including the evolution of job titles, the vast responsibilities of the role, and how it can sometimes be a little tricky to define the work. We also clue you in to our newest publication, “The Community Engagement Professional’s Guidebook,” by Lina Dostilio and Marshall Welch and give an update on our community engagement professional credentialing program. Plus, meet the student composer who’s behind our new theme music. Related resources: “The Community Engagement Professional's Guidebook: A Companion to The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education” Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Professional Credential And from pop culture corner: “Last Seen” podcast “Lean on Me” by Jose James “Scott J

  • Practicing Intellectual Humility with OpenMind

    Practicing Intellectual Humility with OpenMind

    24/01/2019 Duración: 53min

    Practicing Intellectual Humility with OpenMind: On this episode of #CompactNationPod, Andrew talks to Raffi Grinberg, Innovation Director and co-founder of OpenMind, a free online educational platform designed to depolarize campuses, companies, organizations, and communities by equipping people with essential cognitive skills to engage constructively across difference. Listen in for a discussion about the importance of practicing intellectual humility in our own lives. Plus, get some tips about how to incorporate the OpenMind platform into your campus or community work. Listen now and join the conversation online using #CompactNationPod. Related Resources: OpenMind: or contact Raffi at Music credits: Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist:

  • Bonus: A New Angle podcast episode with Andrew Seligsohn  Andrea Vernon

    Bonus: "A New Angle" podcast episode with Andrew Seligsohn & Andrea Vernon

    23/01/2019 Duración: 43min

    A New Angle is a podcast celebrating cool people doing awesome things in and around the great state of Montana. It is hosted by University of Montana Marketing Professor Justin Angle. On this episode: Service learning and civic engagement are focal components of a University of Montana education. The Montana chapter of Campus Compact recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary and Andrew Seligsohn, President of Campus Compact, visited Montana and our University System Board of Regents meeting to celebrate this milestone. In this episode Justin Angle speaks with Andrew and Andrea Vernon, Executive Director of the Montana Compact, about service learning in the Montana University System, changes and challenges in higher education, and the role of higher education in promoting civil discourse. Learn more at

  • Putting the Action in Civic Action Plans

    Putting the "Action" in Civic Action Plans

    09/01/2019 Duración: 59min

    For our first episode of 2019, we focus on Civic Action Plans. In two interviews, we highlight the work of two institutions — Loras College and James Madison University —  who approached the concept of Civic Action Planning in very different ways that both made big impacts on their campuses and communities. Plus, Emily reveals an Iowa food phenomenon: the "walking taco." Listen now and join the conversation online using  #CompactNationPod. Related resources: Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement & Civic Action Planning Resources: James Madison University Civic Action Plan: Loras College Civic Action Plan: Music credits: Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist:

  • Students Making Change

    Students Making Change

    12/12/2018 Duración: 51min

    This episode comes to you from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate where Andrew spoke to Veronica Fernandez-Diaz and Alicia Jiggetts, two Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows who were visiting Boston as part of the annual convening of Newman Civic Fellows. Listen in to hear more about their work making change on their campuses and in their communities. Music credits: Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist:

  • Midterm Madness

    Midterm Madness

    28/11/2018 Duración: 49min

    Midterm Madness: We share our reflections on the midterm elections, plus some thoughts about the work ahead as we strive for even greater civic participation among college students. Learn about some of the most recent voter turnout data from CIRCLE at Tufts University, and hear three short interviews that dive into deeper detail about some of the work that went on to drive student voter turnout in the midterm elections. Interviewees include: Samantha Bayne, election engagement organizer at Iowa Campus Compact, Verdis Robinson, Campus Compact’s director of community college engagement, and Clarissa Unger, director of civic engagement at Young Invincibles. Weigh in online using #CompactNationPod. Related resources: Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellowship: The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) youth voting data: Campus Compact’s Engage the Election Project:

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