Undergraduate Opportunity: Heinz College Public Service Weekend 2018

Leadership in The Age of Smart Cities Conference: Deadline 6/22 to Apply and Attend

Undergraduates and recent graduates are invited to examine how data and equity are impacting urban communities -great opportunity to learn, network and share your ideas and research. We encourage students to apply and attend and hope our faculty will as well.

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Call for Papers International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change

Did you present your community engaged scholarship for a class? At the symposium? Share your work with the world!

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

The Journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.  The Journal considers three types of articles:

            1) Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the  

                 impact of the project on the community served;

            2) A case study of a service-learning project;

            3) A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.

Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references.  To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page.  Articles should not exceed 15 pages.  Authors should follow APA format.

The Journal accepts Book Reviews on service-learning and social change.  Book reviews should not exceed 2 pages and include Book Title, Author, and Publisher.

Submissions should be sent in Word format.  DO NOT HAVE HEADERS OR PAGE NUMBERING.

Submit by e-mail to: Ned Scott Laff, Ph.D.                       

ned.laff@gmail.com                                                                       

Former Knapp Fellow and GSHED Alumna Dr. Maranda Ward in the News!

Check out Dr. Maranda Ward: The Practitioner's Perspective - A Tale of Two Cities: My Health Equity Work in the Nation's Capital   

 

Her research is translated into practice as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Promising Futures. In her blog, she takes you on a bus ride from an affluent part of town replete with healthy and abundant food options and services, to her neighborhood, where residents struggle to even meet their most basic needs. She uses these examples to engage students in understanding structural inequity.

 

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Course: Theatre for Social Change TRDA 3131W

Looking for a unique way to satisfy your CCAS Writing in the Disciplines requirement? Sign up for Theatre for Social Change this fall!

   11:10 to 12:25 on Mon./Wed.    Professor Leslie Jacobson    All theatre is political – it either supports or challenges the  status quo .    This idea will be tested through our semester together.    Theatre gives the audience – and the performers – opportunities to experiment with a variety of life choices, and to experience individual and societal challenges in a safe creative space. This course will focus on theatre of social change as practiced in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Together, we will explore case studies from South Africa, Europe, and the US. You will research and write about a particular play, theatre company, or practitioner using theatre to effect societal change.   And you will create and perform, individually or with others in the class, a final project that is a piece of social action theatre.

11:10 to 12:25 on Mon./Wed.

Professor Leslie Jacobson

All theatre is political – it either supports or challenges the status quo. This idea will be tested through our semester together.

Theatre gives the audience – and the performers – opportunities to experiment with a variety of life choices, and to experience individual and societal challenges in a safe creative space. This course will focus on theatre of social change as practiced in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Together, we will explore case studies from South Africa, Europe, and the US. You will research and write about a particular play, theatre company, or practitioner using theatre to effect societal change. 

And you will create and perform, individually or with others in the class, a final project that is a piece of social action theatre.

Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Proposals Due June 22nd!

Faculty Call for Proposals due 6/15: Teaching Day SoTL Poster Session


Together with the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, we are sponsoring the 3rd annual SoTL poster session at Teaching Day 2018 on September 27.

For more information and to submit your proposal, please visit go.gwu.edu/sotl
Contact Maria de la Fuente or Elise Ruckert with questions.
 

Looking for resources on the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching?

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Imagining America Arts and Scholars in Public Life: Call for Proposals Due 6/22

Faculty and students are invited to submit proposals on their research and scholarship.

Transformative Imaginations: Decarceration and Liberatory Futures

 Invitation for Proposals
Imagining America 18th National Gathering

Chicago, Illinois | Friday-Sunday, October 19-21, 2018 | #18IAGathering
Submission Deadline: Friday, June 22

We are facing the largest social crisis in modern U.S. history, and it is a crisis that, on some level, affects every one of us. From children to seniors, foreign nationals to U.S. citizens, the United States’ carceral system locks up more than 10 million individuals each year through a vast network of prisons, jails, juvenile correctional facilities, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, and state psychiatric centers. This system restricts the lives of nearly 5 million individuals currently on probation or parole, and it destabilizes an exponential number of families and communities. Addressing a crisis of this magnitude requires moving beyond a public discourse limited by preconceptions of what is achievable.
 

Imagining America believes that the arts, design, and the humanities provide us with tools and practices that can free our imaginations as to what is possible. The 2018 Imagining America National Gathering seeks to bring people together to imagine, explore, and make real a world beyond incarceration and to envision liberatory futures – futures that include worlds where resources invested in carceral economies are directed to housing, health care, and public education.
 

Drawing on traditions of speculative, utopian, and Afrofuturist inquiry while engaging with transformative work already in progress, Imagining America invites proposals that advance dialogue, research, programs, and advocacy regarding the impacts of carceral systems – both historical and contemporary – on our communities. Proposals need not explicitly address incarceration, but should contribute to a vision of justice motivated by the healing of communities and individuals.
 

We encourage proposals from currently and formerly incarcerated individuals, people directly impacted by the carceral system, activists, community organizers, artists, designers, students, faculty, and staff from IA member campuses and beyond, and others engaged in liberatory visioning and work. We especially encourage proposals that highlight collaboration, dialogue, community engagement, and creative forms of expression.

This year’s gathering also builds upon current work being done by Illinois Humanities through an initiative called Envisioning Justice (https://envisioningjustice.org). Using the arts and humanities, Envisioning Justice seeks to strengthen efforts in Chicago to reimagine our criminal legal system and is inspired by a commitment to justice, accountability, safety, support, and restoration for all people. Launched in 2017, Envisioning Justice will continue through 2019, thereby providing space for the discussions, works, and imaginings that take place during the gathering to continue.
 

Webinar June 13th Corporation for National and Community Service

Want to learn how to marshal evidence for your community based research? Don't miss this CNCS webinar! 

  Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work      RSVP for the June Research and Evidence Webinar      The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) invites you to join our Research and Evidence webinar series. This webinar series is one of many ways ORE is sharing current research on civic engagement, volunteering, and national service.  This month, we are pleased to introduce:   Welcome : Mary Hyde, PhD., Director, ORE, CNCS   Introductory Remarks : Lily Zandniapour, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Manager, and Anthony Nerino, ORE, CNCS   Presentation : Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work  Nan Maxwell, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research  Scott Richman, Ph.D., Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research    Closing Remarks : Lily Zandniapour and Anthony Nerino   Date and Time   This webinar will be held on  Wednesday, June 13, from 2 - 3 PM ET .   Please  RSVP to attend .   If you have any questions, contact the CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation at  evaluation@cns.gov .     Study Abstract    Presentation: Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work  Presenters: Nan Maxwell, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, and Scott Richman, Ph.D., Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research  In recent years, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners have expressed a growing interest in using evidence to make investment decisions and grow the impact of community-based solutions that work. CNCS and its grantees have invested significant resources in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to improve a range of outcomes for children, families, organizations, and communities. These efforts have helped the agency identify and support effective community-based interventions.

Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work

 

RSVP for the June Research and Evidence Webinar

 

The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) invites you to join our Research and Evidence webinar series. This webinar series is one of many ways ORE is sharing current research on civic engagement, volunteering, and national service.

This month, we are pleased to introduce:

Welcome: Mary Hyde, PhD., Director, ORE, CNCS

Introductory Remarks: Lily Zandniapour, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Manager, and Anthony Nerino, ORE, CNCS

Presentation: Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work

Nan Maxwell, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

Scott Richman, Ph.D., Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research 

Closing Remarks: Lily Zandniapour and Anthony Nerino

Date and Time

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 13, from 2 - 3 PM ET

Please RSVP to attend

If you have any questions, contact the CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation at evaluation@cns.gov.  

Study Abstract

Presentation: Using Evidence for Scaling Community-Based Interventions That Work
Presenters: Nan Maxwell, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, and Scott Richman, Ph.D., Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

In recent years, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners have expressed a growing interest in using evidence to make investment decisions and grow the impact of community-based solutions that work. CNCS and its grantees have invested significant resources in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to improve a range of outcomes for children, families, organizations, and communities. These efforts have helped the agency identify and support effective community-based interventions.

CPBR Workshop at Children's National June 4th! Sign Up Now

Don't miss this opportunity to sharpen your skills and commitment to CBPR next week!

**This workshop is tailored specifically for researchers and/or community partners who are conducting collaborative, community-based research. The session is appropriate for basic, translational, and clinical investigators and community collaborators who seek to engage in these types of research.

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN) invites you to participate in an upcoming community-based research training workshop on June 4, 2018, Building Community Communication Capacities: From Bench to Communities.
The training is sponsored by the Community Engagement Core of the CTSI-CN as a way of bringing researchers and community partners together to foster dialogue and collaborate on important initiatives.
Space is limited and by invitation only. Register now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-
community-communication-capacities-from-bench-to-communities-tickets-45909982995

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance the capacity of researchers and community partners to effectively form partnerships and communicate to make collective decisions, while creating
relationships that advance both research endeavors and community health.
Communicating and creating shared directions among multidisciplinary teams - clinicians, scientists and nonscientists - requires individuals to flexibly and competently respond to their audience. Yet, communication and partnering practices that facilitate functional relationships are rarely part of our training.
The half-day workshop will apply an innovative and interactive methodology, where participants will be led through experiential exercises that develop their abilities to listen, ask questions, and build with what others say. These skills are foundational for creating a mutual understanding, establishing shared goals, and fostering effective communication for the conduct of community-based research.
The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Raquell Holmes, a pioneer in the use of improvisation and
performance to advance scientific research communities. Trained formally as a cell biologist, Holmes works in the fields of high performance computing and computational sciences. As the founder of improvscience, she uses her training in human development and performance from the East SideInstitute to help scientists build collaborative learning and research environment.

 

Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic 2018 Awards

Every year, Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic recognizes students, faculty, administrators, institutions, and community leaders for excellence in 11 categories relating to leadership in civic & community engagement, early & career scholarship, student groups, campus-community partnerships, and civic & institutional leadership. 

Do you know someone who models excellence in these categories? You can nominate outstanding professors, students, institutional and community leaders, administrators and campus-community partnerships who deserve to be recognized for their leadership in civic engagement. 

Individuals or organizations can be nominated for one of these Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic Awards:

  • Alan G. Penczek Service-Learning Faculty Award
  • Early Career Engaged Scholarship Award
  • Engaged Career Scholarship Award
  • Excellence in Service Student Group Award
  • Campus-Community Partnership Award
  • Civic Engagement Award
  • Institutional Leadership Award
  • Engaged Campus Award
  • Civic Leadership Award
  • William E. "Brit" Kirwan Engaged Leader Award
  • P20 Partnership Award

For more information on the awards and to nominate, go to the CCMA website  and download the CCMA Awards Nomination packet. After filling out the forms, email them to awards@ccmidatlantic.org. Nominations are due by Friday, June 8, 2018. 

 

President Knapp meets with 2018 & 2019 Knapp Fellows

President Knapp met with 2017-2018 Knapp Fellows Chloe King and Gayatri Malhotra to hear about the projects that they undertook over the course of the year and how community engaged scholarship made a difference in the places that they conducted their projects. Want to learn more about Gayatri's project? Check out this interview with her https://www.gwnashmancenter.org/the-nashman-faculty-update/2017/12/22/knapp-fellow-spotlight-gayatri-malhotra learn more about Chloe's project here https://www.gwnashmancenter.org/the-nashman-faculty-update/2017/11/3/knapp-fellow

We are so proud of the outgoing Knapp Fellows as was President Knapp!

He also met with incoming Knapp Fellows Gillian Joseph and Kristen McInerney to hear about their planned Knapp Fellowship projects for the 2018-2019 academic year and how they will engage the community with their research. To see what inspires Gillian and Kristen's work check out their interviews here:

Kristen: https://www.gwnashmancenter.org/the-nashman-faculty-update/2018/4/30/knapp-fellowship-winner-kristen-mcinerney

Gillian: https://www.gwnashmancenter.org/the-nashman-faculty-update/2018/4/27/knapp-fellowship-interview-with-gillian-joseph

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