Compact Nation Podcast

Posted by Campus Compact on January 15, 2019

Bring higher education community engagement on the go with Compact Nation Podcast! Tune in bi-weekly for conversations with leading community engagement professionals and discussions of new research and innovative work in the field. ( This year we added a new co-host, Marisol Morales, Campus Compact’s Vice President for Network Leadership.

Latest Episodes:

Season 3, Episode 5: Let’s Talk Faculty -This time on #CompactNationPod, we address faculty development! First, we dive into the evolving meaning of the word “faculty.”  We also discuss a new publication, Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement. Our bright spot of the episode is brought to us by Clayton Hurd, Campus Compact’s director of professional learning, who dives deep into the forthcoming Community Engagement Professional Credential. Plus, Emily’s sleuthing reveals Andrew Seligsohn’s (Campus Compact President) alter ego, Mr. Pig.

Season 3, Episode 6: Honoring Native Communities – On this episode of Compact Nation Podcast, Marisol talks with Persephone Lewis, professor of practice in ethnic studies and tribal liaison at University of San Diego. Persephone takes time to explain the role of tribal liaison and why similar positions are becoming more prevalent on campuses across the country. She also describes some ways that colleges and universities can engage native communities by focusing on relationship building and setting foundations by honoring the history and contemporary context of indigenous people. Plus, some reflections on the recent midterm elections.

Season 3, Episode 7: 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.

Season 3, Episode 8: tudents Making Change – 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.

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