Building Capacity

At the core of Iowa Campus Compact’s mission is deepening our member campuses’ capacity to educate students for active citizenship and strengthen their communities. We do this through many of our programs, events, and resources. We also work to strength and ability of community-based organizations to be able to effectively engage in these partnerships. You can learn more about those efforts by reading about our Iowa College AmeriCorps Program and VISTA Community Corps.

Measuring Capacity

We have also implemented a new system to help campuses assess their current capacity and set concrete goals for the future. This will help us to better understand member campus ends and be able direct resources more effectively. The self-assessment process includes a rubric based largely on the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. An outline of the process and the rubric are both available for download below.

If you are interested in engaging your campus in a facilitated cohort self-assessment and planning experience, contact Emily Shields.