Application for Communities of Practice 

Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program

October 2019 – March 2020

Application Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019, 4 p.m. PST

Applicants will be notified by Monday, October 7, 2019


In October 2019, Campus Compact will welcome community engagement professionals and a team of distinguished facilitators to co-create two virtual Communities of Practice (CoPs) for the Community Engagement Fundamentals and Community Partnership Micro-Credentials.  Each CoP will consist of approximately 12-15 participants.

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a learning community, or collegial network, that we define as “a group of people who share interest in an area of inquiry and engage in collective learning about that issue as it relates to their work or practice. Through discussions, joint activities, and relationship building, the community of practice develops a shared and individual repertoire of resources, skills, and knowledge to use in their practice.” (MN Campus Compact).

Participation in one of the currently-offered CoPs for the CEP Credentialing Program can play an important role to help you prepare to earn micro-credentials by: 

  1. Providing you with the space to share, reflect on, and build your knowledge around key competencies you are expected to demonstrate to earn certification, and 
  2. Providing a valued “cohort” experience for collegial support as you reflect on your professional practice and prepare to submit required materials as part of the micro-credential application process.*

Visit to find out about the micro-credentials you can earn, begin your application, learn more about submission requirements, and find resources and tools to help you start earning micro-credentials.

All Campus Compact-approved CoPs embrace and embody the following equity-based principles that:  (a) everyone has knowledge to share, (b) everyone has learning to do, and (c) participants bring many identities and ways of knowing and that such diverse expressions should be encouraged and incorporated into CoP activities.



The CoP will meet six times between October 2019 – April 2020 for 90 minutes via scheduled virtual meetings (using the Zoom platform).  Additional readings and or/resources may be recommended. Selected participants are required to participate in all CoP meetings.    


Sessions * Fundamentals Community Partnerships
Session 1 Thurs. Oct 17, 3pm EST Wed. Oct 16, 3pm EST
Session 2 Thurs. Nov 7, 3pm EST Wed. Nov 13th, 3pm EST
Session 3 Thurs. Jan 16, 3pm EST Wed. Dec 11th, 3pm EST 
Session 4 Thurs. Feb 20, 1pm EST Wed. Jan 15th, 3pm EST 
Session 5  Thurs. Mar 26, 3pm EST Wed. Feb 19th, 3pm EST
Session 6 Thurs. Apr 16, 3pm EST Wed. April 15th, 3pm EST 

*There may be an additional opportunity to meet/gather for those attending the Campus Compact national conference March 29-April 1, 2020  in Seattle, WA. 

Participation Requirements: 

These CoPs will be facilitated by Campus Compact network staff team. 

For more information, contact Dr. Clayton Hurd: 

How to Apply

Twelve to fifteen participants will be selected for each CoP, with the intention of creating a diverse learning community that includes multiple perspectives and experiences, institutions, roles, and approaches to community engagement. Additional selection criteria include: 

These CoPs are a good fit for individuals with approximately 3-5 years of experience with campus and community engagement (in a variety of possible roles – community partner, staff or faculty associated with a community engagement center, past AmeriCorp/VISTA member).

Please note that participation in either of the CoPs does not guarantee an individual will earn the micro-credential.  

Application Process

To apply, please complete the following tasks by  4pm PST, on Friday September 13, 2019:

  1.  Go to and complete the basic demographic and self-assessment survey for the Community Partnership and/or Community Engagement Fundamentals micro-credential.  It is not necessary for you to pay the $60 fee or complete the rest of the micro-credential tasks at this time. You will be able to come back later to continue with the micro-credential application.  
  2. Complete a short application form by clicking HERE.  (