A recap of our conversation with John Saltmarsh including links to resources, the video, presentation slides, and articles mentioned in the session.Read More
February 1st, the School of Nursing hosted community partners and faculty for a day to share knowledge, understand each others aims, and discuss potential initiatives. In addition to networking and roundtable brainstorming, several existing initiatives were presented,Read More
As we near the end of another semester, our students often need help identifying their next steps, given the significant learning experience they have had. Below are a few suggestions to forward to them.
Submit a proposal for funding to implement a new initiative that builds from their engagement and learning from your course. Several opportunities exist via the Honey W Nashman Center’s GW Upstart program. Students with relatively small projects can consider the Public Service Grant Commission. Students with larger-scale initiatives might consider the Eco-Equity Challenge, Projects for Peace, or the Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning.
Present about their experience, both their own learning and their community impact, to the GW community at the Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship. The event is Friday, December 7th, from noon-3:45. Students sign up to present via this link.
Submit a paper to the International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change. Accepted papers include project descriptions, case studies, and reflections.
If students have written a piece that is about Washington, DC, encourage them to submit it to the University Writing Program's Julian Clement Chase prize.
Please share these opportunities with students.
Our November faculty spotlight is Nashman affiliate faculty, Dr. Maranda C. Ward from GW's School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). She is currently teaching two Nashman designated Community-Engaged Scholarship courses. One is an online course where she serves as the course director and has integrated IRB-approved research funded by the GW SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence, HSCI 2110: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The other is funded by a Nashman course development grant, HSCI 2195: Applied Health Equity. Nashman's Community-Engaged Scholar, Emebte Atanaw, sat down with Dr. Ward to ask about her role as an Nashman affiliate faculty and her newest course offering.Read More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Faculty Learning Community studying Community Based Participatory Research gathered this week for their first meeting of the semester. After sharing progress on our research endeavors, we focused our conversation on issues related to building mutual trust and empowerment in community partner relationships. A few highlights:Read More
Community Engaged Scholars: Immersion Program Applications due Aug. 3rd Health Faculty Encouraged to Apply
Applicants with experience in research interested in being immersed into community engagement should apply for this program. This program spans four days, focusing on the five Social Determinants of Health outlined by Healthy People 2020 (Healthypeople.gov) through a partnership with Silver Spring Neighborhood Center in Milwaukee, a valuable community partner. This program was designed to align the community as teachers to researchers interested in learning how to become effective community-engaged professionals. During this experience you will be immersed into the community site programming, learn from the staff about perspectives of community partners in community engagement, and have the opportunity for bi-directional discussions. Space is limited.
September 17th (starting at 2pm) through September 20th, 2018
Program Cost $100
Applicants that align to our program must:
- Be a researcher interested in building capacity for community engaged research
- Have at least one year of graduate level study
- Have a willingness to be culturally humble
- Be available for the entire experience from September 17th to September 20th
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.