approved preparation opportunities


Below you will find optional preparation opportunities vetted by Campus Compact to help practitioners prepare to earn a micro-credential in Community Engagement Fundamentals.

Trainings will be added on a rolling basis. Please check back soon for new additions.

Available now (updated April 2020):

Communities of Practice (free and organized by Campus Compact)
  • Sign ups for new Communities of Practice for the enrollment period starting May 15 – August 30, 2020, will be announced here in early May 2020
Approved Training Opportunities (Recommended offerings from 3rd party providers)
  • TBA
Past opportunities
  • January 16 – May 8, 2020: Online graduate course
    • CME 6025G: Community Engagement in Higher Education, instructed by Dan Sarofian-Butin, PhD. (Online; offered through Merrimack College). January 16 – May 8, 2020; Weekly Webinar: Fridays 8am – 9am EST.  Description: This course examines the contemporary community engagement movement – e.g., service-learning, civic and community engagement, community-based research- in higher education. It explores key programmatic issues such as course development, student outcomes, and community partnerships as well as core theoretical questions. The courses will focus on the limits and possibilities of community engagement in higher education through multiple frames of reference: technical, cultural, political, and conceptual.  (4 credits). Register here. For more information, contact Alexandra Harrigan at or visit
  • January 29 – May 13, 2020: Online graduate course
    • HIGHED 662: Community Engagement in Higher Education, instructed by John Saltmarsh, PhD. (Online, offered through UMass Boston, Department of Leadership in Education). January 29 – May 13; Weekly webinar: Wednesdays, 5:30pm -8:15pm ESTStudents may attend in person or on-line (15 student limit). Description: Community Engagement in American Higher Education has had a long history tied to the democratic and public purposes of postsecondary education. This course will focus primarily on the current community engagement movement, starting in the 1970 through to the present. Our collective goal is to critically examine the philosophical, theoretical, historical, and programmatic dimensions of the current community engagement movement as well as the implications for practice, student learning, organizational change, and institutional commitment to fulfilling the democratic purpose of higher education. For more information about the course, including tuition and fees, see the course flier here. Contact for assistance in registering for the course.
  • Communities of Practice (CoPs)
    • Virtual CoP (national). Date: October 2019 – March 2020 (6 virtual meetings). Hosted by the Campus Compact network.