NASPA Conference and Professional Development Scholarships

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Through the generous support of the NASPA Foundation and their donors, NASPA is announcing a new scholarship for NASPA's professional development programs. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide access to professional development opportunities for individuals that might not otherwise have the financial means to participate. The professional development events available for this application cycle are the following:

· 2019 Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference

· 2019 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

· 2019 Closing the Achievement Gap Conference

· 2019 First-generation Student Success Conference

· 2019 Student Financial Wellness Conference

Complete applications will include:

· Online demographic information (which you can fill out here)

· Application Questions

· Current résumé or CV

· Completed Budget Template with necessary backup.

Recipients of the scholarships must produce pre-engagement and post-engagement blogs/essays/social media posts, as well as volunteer at least two hours during the selected conference. Specific engagement and volunteer activities will be confirmed with the selected recipients.

More information about this process can be found here. Apply here.

Call for Proposals: Celebrating the “I” in IARSLCE: Researching Engagement Across Borders

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The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is pleased to announce that proposals are now being accepted for the 2019 conference in Albuquerque, NM, USA. The conference will take place October 23-25, 2019. The theme of this year's conference is Celebrating the "I" in IARSLCE: Researching Engagement Across Borders.

For more information about the 2019 conference as it becomes available, to view the call, or to submit a proposal, please visit www.researchslce.org/conferences. Proposals will be due on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Questions? Contact Tara Luparello at info@researchslce.org.

Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) Journal Submissions due May 1

Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) journal (https://hlrcjournal.com/index.php/HLRC) is a peer reviewed journal focusing on higher education issues related to higher education and the public good, workplace competency and soft skills development. They publish both studies and essays. Contact Editor-In-Chief Gary J Burkholder, Ph.D.,gary.burkholder@mail.waldenu.edu.

IJRSLCE Call for Papers on Service Learning and Community Engagement

Paper Proposals due May 15th!

IJRSLCE Editorial Board has released a request for manuscripts they are seeking submissions, conveying the extent of scholarship in the field of service-learning and community engagement that represent a range of methodologies.

Author Guidelines are presented on the IJRSLCE website. To submit a manuscript, you must register on the site. Papers are due May 15, 2019. For more details and information, please email Glenn Bowwn (gbowen@barry.edu) and Clayton Hurd (churd@compact.org).

Call for Undergraduate Papers at the IUJSL

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An exciting new opportunity for undergraduates to be published in a peer-reviewed journal is available! The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change (IUJSL), which is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences, has issued a call for papers by undergraduate students.

The journal considers 3 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.

Submissions should be sent in Word format. Do not add headers or page numbers. Submissions can be sent by email to: Ned Scott Laff, Ph.D. (ned.laff@gmail).

This is a great opportunity for undergraduates, so be sure to share with service-learning students!

IJRSLCE: New Issue and Call for Submissions

IJRSLCE: New Issue and Call for Submissions

The latest issue of the International Journal for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE) is available online here. 

Call for manuscripts for Issue 7 (2019) of the journal the Editorial Board is seeking submissions that reflect the breadth of scholarship in the service-learning and community engagement field, with articles from different countries and disciplines and representing a range of methodologies. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2019.

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William and Mary Active Citizens Conference Call For Proposals Open: Deadline 2/20/19

Do you have students from Community Engaged Scholarship Courses with presentations to share?

Registrations and workshop proposals for the 2019 Active Citizens Conference are now being accepted. This is a student-focused conference for educating, uniting, and inspiring active citizenship. The conference is close enough to make transportation costs low and will be held Saturday, March 23 at William & Mary.

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Democracy, Call for Abstracts & New Book, "Jumping into Civic Life: Stories of Public Work from Extension Professionals"

Imagining America’s Newsletter has some great content this month:

Looking for a short read to motivate your civic thinking for the next semester?

Check out Democracy Under Siege: A Category 4 Storm https://www.aacu.org/aacu-news/newsletter/2018/november/perspectives

How about a longer read for over break? Check out "Jumping into Civic Life: Stories of Public Work from Extension Professionals" 

Edited by Scott J. Peters (former IA faculty co-director), Theodore R. Alter, and Timothy J. Shaffer. Through eight richly-detailed oral histories, this book helps to open our imagination to the possibilities for professionals to make constructive contributions to the task of making democracy work as it should. The first-hand stories of public work in these oral histories are told by professionals from six different states who either chose or were invited to jump into civic life as active participants. Kettering Foundation Press

Ready to share new Community Engaged Scholarship class next semester? Call for Abstracts: 2019 Community Development Education Symposium -Funding is Available!

The consortium invites Imagining America members who teach community development courses to submit an abstract proposal for the 2019 Community Development Education Symposium that will take place in Detroit, MI, from May 16th-19th. The symposium will convene educators to discuss innovative curricula and educational practices, while exploring the current and future state of community development education.

A limited number of travel stipends will be made available to individuals that are accepted to participate in the symposium. For more information regarding participation please click the link, here.

In addition, individuals participating in the symposium will also be eligible to apply for one of five community development innovation mini-grants (approximately $5,000/grant). 

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