14 Mar 2020

CACC Calls and Resources for COVID-19

Updated 3/31/20

A note from California Campus Compact:

CACC staff are working from home, but we are all accessible by phone and email. Below are opportunities to connect and share resources.  Additionally, we have provided links to various online resources to support you in a myriad of ways. We hope you find these helpful. New resources are highlighted in BLUE so you can keep track of new additions.

Connecting with California Campus Compact

We know that this is a stressful and challenging time on so many levels.  At this time of increased “social isolation”, we want to provide opportunities to connect virtually. We invite you to join in on the upcoming Zoom calls. No need to sign up – just call in when you can make it. If you wish to connect one-on-one, please just send an email (elaine@cacampuscopact.org) and we can set up a time.

Tuesday March 31, 2020
12:30 pm – 2 pm

Meeting ID: 406 625 665
Call in: +16699006833,,406625665# US

Thursday April 2, 2020
10 am – 11:30 am

Meeting ID: 353 035 511
Call in: +16699006833,,353035511# US



  • Going forward, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact will host a weekly virtual discussion on this topic every Friday at 2:30 pm central time for resource-sharing, ideas, and camaraderie. Register to join here. All Campus Compact members welcome.


  • NEW!!!The Institute for College Access & Success – Resource list for Student Loan Borrowers –  tools and advice for students and borrowers impacted by the Coronavirus.  
  • NEW!! COMPACT MEMBERS MOBILIZING FOR COMMUNITIES IN A TIME OF CRISIS – please read the latest blog post from Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn
  • NEW!! Campus Compact is seeking contributions from you – MUTUAL AID MOMENTS!   Mutual aid systems are an essential aspect of human life. They are hyper-local systems of community support in which community members take responsibility for each other to ensure that everyone’s immediate needs are met.  Please share your examples.
  • Iowa/Minnesota Campus Compact created a blog post that is being updated regularly: this is a helpful post regarding strategies engaged campuses can take, with some targeted guidance for partners.
  • Northeastern University created an online resource page for SL faculty related to COVID-19.  They are updating it regularly.  Find it here.
  • Campus Compact for Virginia created a webpage with some resources




  • NEW!!! Zoom blog: How to keep the Party-crashers from crashing your zoom event. (see above in Diversity section for other zoom tips)
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education posted the helpful article Going on online in a hurry: what to do and where to start: – it outlines 6 steps to help instructors kick-start their thinking as they are moving online. These seem like they could be modified to be more responsive to SLCE.
  • The AmeriCorps site has a useful guide that they use with their grantees, project partners, members and volunteers. Their teleservice policy may be helpful for some types of student/partner situations.  CACC has an example of a form that you can use – contact Elaine if you would like her to send it to you.
  • Download this free Chronicle collection for must-read advice guides and opinion pieces on online learning. You’ll get the insight and analysis needed to make the adjustment to teaching a full roster of courses online, if that time comes.
  • Teaching in Times of Crisis: a blog put together at Vanderbilt in the wake of 9/11 also has useful information about engaging students in processing their own/those closest to them experiences and engagement with crises [in this case the Pandemic].
  • Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID – 19: another blog; doesn’t address community-based experiences specifically rather it is focused on disability and access issues. One of the helpful recommendations among many in this posting was to consider conducting a syllabus hack-a-thon or design charrette. Instructors can distribute mid-semester course evaluations and ask students to collaborate in small groups (accessed digitally) to participate in hacking and tinkering with the educational process. Use the opportunity for course redesign to teach them valuable lessons related to project/course topic. This could easily be adapted for use re: service and experiential learning or civic learning.
  • Center for Civic Reflection: use one of the discussion plans, facilitator summaries and additional resources available to engage students in reflective dialogue on a range of topic with the current crisis as the source of experience.
  • Jon Westover (Utah Valley University) offered a link to his recent Advance HE webinar on doing service-learning in an online class.
  • Community-Engaged Teaching during Suspension of Face-to-Face Classes – Michael Valliant, Director,  IU Service-Learning Program, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), IU Bloomington
  • Continuing community engaged teaching during COVID-19 – IUPUI Center for Service & Learning
  • Community-Based Learning and COVID-10 – Jennifer Alkezweeny,  Teaching, Learning, and Engagement Associate, Portland State University
  • Teaching an Online Social Action Course webinar 3/13/20 – Bonner Foundation




Thank you to our Campus Compact colleagues, Mary Price (IUPUI), Jon Westover (UVU), NCDD, and the Higher Education Service Learning Listserv for several of these contributions.