The Conversations on Community-Engaged Scholarship Series

Join GW’s community-engaged faculty for a light breakfast and stimulating conversations on a variety of topics related to community-engaged teaching, research, and creative activity. These events are held in the Gelman Library first floor, in the National Churchill Library and Center.


 

Welcome Back: Resources and Connections

Thursday, August 30th, 9:30-10:45am

It's going to be a great year. Bring a colleague (or two!) to join our community of engaged faculty this year. Meet the Nashman Affiliate Faculty and learn about a few new resources from the Honey W. Nashman Center.  

  • Washington, DC 101 resource will be available for you to share with colleagues and students to situate our community engagement in the socio-political context of our city.
  • GWServes is a new platform for facilitating communication between faculty, students, and community partners. Use it to monitor student service hours, collect feedback from community partners, and much more.
  • Additional programs and supports available this year will also be reviewed.

9:30 am Connect with colleagues and enjoy a light breakfast
9:45 am Speakers and conversations begin

A light breakfast is provided. Please RSVP via this link: http://evite.me/yT7gKjv3av

 

The College Student Voter: What is Our Role?

Tuesday, September 25, 9:30-10:45am

Featuring:

  • Zaneeta Daver, Director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
  • Amy Cohen, Executive Director of the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service

September 25 is National Voter Registration Day and we will discuss the role of college faculty in encouraging and preparing students to vote. Voting is critical thinking in action. Reason, science, and humanism matter in students' civic lives as much as they matter in your disciplinary field. 

This Conversation will begin with data on GW's student voting rates (they aren't as high as you think), then move to research on campus practices that increase voter-turnout. Finally we will share the ways we bring the topic of voting into our teaching and mentoring of students.

  • 9:30 am Connect with colleagues and enjoy a light breakfast 
  • 9:45 am Speakers and conversations begin

A light breakfast is provided. Please RSVP via this link: https://givepul.se/tyfwo

  

Opportunities for Partnerships with DC Public Schools

October 17th,  9:30-10:45am

Featuring:

  • Najila Husseini, Deputy Chief of School Partnerships at District of Columbia Schools
  • Charity Eddleman, Program Manager for School and Community Partnerships 

Opportunities for partnerships with our local schools cross all disciplines and professional fields. This Conversation will explore those options and invite you to share your existing intiatives. Ms. Husseini will discuss the current strengths and growth priorities at DCPS. She will also overview the DCPS organizational structure to help us better understand the points of connection between GW and DCPS. Ms. Eddleman will describe opportunities for you to connect with GW’s existing school partnerships. 

  • 9:30 am Connect with colleagues and enjoy a light breakfast 
  • 9:45 am Speakers and conversations begin

A light breakfast is provided. Please RSVP via this link: https://givepul.se/wmlj2


Former Conversation Topics:

Thursday, March 29, 9:30-10:45am
Public Dissemination of Student Scholarship: Opportunities and Examples
Conversation facilitated by: Dr. Michelle Kelso, Human Services and Social Justice, Dr. Dana Hines, School of Nursing, and Dr. Phyllis Ryder, Director University Writing Program

Thursday, April 19, 9:30-10:45am
When Students’ Experiences in the Community Lead to Politics in the Classroom
Conversation facilitated by:  Dr. Jordan Potash, Art Therapy Program and Laurie McPherson, Organizational, Team and Individual Transformation and Effectiveness Consultant

September 13th, 9:30-10:45am
Community-Based Participatory Research
Conversation facilitated by Dr. Uriyoan Colon-Ramos, Dept of Global Health
Link here for Conversation notes

October 11th, 9:30-10:45am
Recognizing, Evaluating and Rewarding Engaged Scholarship
Conversation facilitated by Dr. Greg Squires, Dept of Sociology
Link here for Conversation notes