Proven technology and a shared commitment to fostering student civic engagement will help colleges and universities document lessons learned and goals achieved
WATERTOWN, Mass. (August 7, 2019) – Liaison International and Campus Compact have launched a new partnership — and an innovative new online tool called Compact2Learn — designed to help students and institutions track the learning outcomes of their civic engagement initiatives. Built on the foundation of Liaison’s existing, field-tested and highly respected tracking and reporting technology, the new tool will enable schools to document students’ civic learning goals, activities and outcomes.
“This partnership builds on Liaison’s proven, robust technology for higher education institutions and Campus Compact’s commitment to advancing student civic participation,” says George Haddad, founder and CEO of Liaison. “Capturing students’ community service experiences helps institutions advance their missions, empowers students to feel invested in their communities and helps Campus Compact advance its organizational goals. We’re excited about Liaison’s role in making this possible, and we’re honored to be a trusted partner in making a difference in communities and promoting the public good.”
Andrew J. Seligsohn, PhD, president of Campus Compact, explains how the new tool will simultaneously benefit students, schools and others with a direct interest in the relationship between student engagement and educational initiatives.
“Capturing this information is useful for students, because they can incorporate it into e-portfolios and resumes,” he says. “It’s useful for institutions, because it helps them demonstrate what they are achieving and informs their efforts to improve. And it’s beneficial for the country as a whole, because it will allow researchers and others to understand in qualitative and quantitative terms the learning outcomes that arise from efforts to improve society through academic and co-curricular community engagement.”
Dr. Seligsohn also says that Campus Compact and Liaison are encouraging colleges and universities to join this exciting initiative by becoming early adopters of the new technology.
“Institutions that get involved early will be in a position to shape the platform and the experience,” he says. “This is a great opportunity to demonstrate to your students, faculty and communities that your institution is serious about making a difference in society by promoting and supporting student civic engagement.”
To learn more about how the innovative new tools created by the Liaison and Campus Compact can position your school at the forefront of social and academic change, please visit compact2learn.org.