Follow-up: Conversation on Gender-Based Harassment at Service Site

The November 14th, Conversation on Community-Engaged Scholarship was about gender-based harassment or assault in the context of service sites. Several faculty have recently had students express discomfort from experiencing unwanted attention while at their service-site. This Conversation was intended to be the first of many discussions about how to respond and how to proactively prepare students to feel more comfortable communicating their boundaries, particularly in the context of the service relationship.

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Encourage Undergraduates to Submit Papers for Publication

The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change has a call for papers.  You can view the Journal at http://opus.govst.edu/iujsl/ 

The Journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.   

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GW Ranked one of the Best Colleges for Student Voting

Washington Monthly ranked GW one of America’s best colleges for voting. The rankings were decided based on a variety of metrics-one of places that GW scored well was that the institution encourages students to vote. You can see the full article (as well as the other civically active and not-so active universities here: https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/september-october-2018/americas-best-colleges-for-student-voting/)

New Course, The Autism Experience: A Public Health Perspective

PUBH 6299. 13 The Autism Experience: A Public Health Perspective

2 credit hours Friday, 10:10am - noon

Open to graduate and upper level undergraduate students

Instructor, Sean D. Cleary, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology sdcleary@gwu.edu

A public health perspective of the autism experience is explored through service learning and community participatory research methods engaging autistic young adults, their parents, researchers, clinicians and other service providers. The course covers the science, viewpoints, and experience of autism with a focus on young adults transitioning to adulthood. Collaboratively with community advocates, students will explore research relevant to the autistic community.

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Call for Presentations: Dr. Martin Luther King Week

Shared by the King Week Planning Committee:

The King Week Planning Committee invites departments, student organizations, faculty, staff, alumni, and individual students to honor Dr. King's legacy of diversity and inclusion through action.  Our community has the opportunity, and the responsibility to pay homage to his legacy. Therefore, you are invited to submit proposals for programs and activities in support of our university-wide community celebration of Dr. King's life.

 Programs and activities may include:

  • Presentations

  • Workshops

  • Papers

  • Research

  • Panel discussions

  • Lectures

  • Artistic presentations/displays (spoken word, performances, documentaries)

  • Other expressions of campus diversity, solidarity, and social justice are welcomed.

The criteria for programs and activities should reflect the George Washington University Statement on Diversity and Inclusion.

Proposals should be submitted to go.gwu.edu/KingWeekRFP by Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Notifications of proposal requests will be sent by Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

If you have any questions, please email kingweek@gwu.edu.



Storytelling as Scholarship: Exploring Digital Stories, PhotoVoice and Other Methods

The 2019 Nashman Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) are forming now. These small inter-disciplinary/inter-professional groups meet monthly for one year to discuss and learn collectively about their topic of interest. All GW faculty and administrators are welcome. Click here for information about other FLC's forming for 2019.

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Faculty Learning Community: Community-Engaged Scholarship in Online Courses

The 2019 Nashman Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) are forming now. These small inter-disciplinary/inter-professional groups meet monthly for one year to discuss and learn collectively about their topic of interest. All GW faculty and administrators are welcome. Click here for information about other FLC's forming for 2019.

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