Nashman Center and the National Churchill Library and Center at the Gelman Library hosted faculty for our first Breakfast Conversation on Community-Engaged Scholarship of the 2018-2019 school year! We were happy to welcome back our diverse, talented group of faculty to GW and make everyone aware of new ways we can support and promote their work this year. Click below for more information about our event and accessing support materials that were presented!Read More
Get ready for Syllabus Week in your CES courses-deadline for student waiver completion to Nashman Center October 1st
Students participating in onsite service as part of their coursework need to fill out waivers. Waiver forms can be found on GWServes click here for link. Faculty collect forms, scan and email them to the Nashman Center or place paper copies in campus mail to the Honey Nashman Center 837 22nd St NW Attn: Wendy Wagner. Forms are due October 1st - or before students begin service. Have a great Syllabus Week!
Great opportunities for undergraduates this fall who are interested in health equity coursework from GW's School of Medicine and Health Sciences! Dr. Maranda Ward a former Knapp Fellow and member of Nashman's Faculty Learning Community is offering these classes-encourage your students who may seek careers in health fields or non profits to take a look.
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?
- Felten, Peter. (2013). Principles of good practice in SoTL. Teaching & Leaning Inquiry, 1(1). 121-125.
- McKinney, Kathleen. (Ed.) (2013). The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning In and Across Disciplines. Indiana University Press.
- Vanderbilt Center for Teaching's SoTL Guide
- Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal
- Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Want to learn how to marshal evidence for your community based research? Don't miss this CNCS webinar!
The Nashman Center's Community Engaged Scholarship program hosted a successful Breakfast Conversation at The National Churchill Library and Center at Gelman on Thursday, April 19th, 2018. The conversation series supports faculty across a wide variety of disciplines at the university who engage in research and teaching that centers the community.
A big thank you to Dr. Jordan Potash from GW's Art Therapy Program and Laurie McPherson, an Organizational, Team and Individual Transformation and Effectiveness Consultant for leading this interactive and important conversation. Resources can be found by clicking power point slides for the conversation and two featured articles here and here.
Faculty learned how to facilitate discussion of political/controversial topics in the classroom and about difficulties that can arise in educational settings when students feel unheard or time is a concern in discussion of content and surfacing political issues.
Participants worked in small groups to brainstorm issues they face in medicine, nursing, education, and the humanities and then and then talked through possible solutions. Research was presented on best practices and the resources from the event are attached.
The group came up with several ideas based on the literature and their experiences in class. Suggestions included budgeting more time and making an effort to discuss issues in class, meeting with students one-on-one to better understand their perspectives, recognizing bias in ourselves, and keeping in mind that everyone comes from a different perspective and identity.
The University Teaching and Learning Center, in collaboration with the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, has issued an invitation for faculty to propose a poster for the 3rd annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Poster Session to be held during Teaching Day 2018 on September 27.
We strongly encourage faculty using service-learning practices in their courses to review the data on their students' learning experiences and submit!
"SoTL is scholarly inquiry and research into teaching practices; projects can be big or small. Examples of SoTL include, but are not limited to:
- Measuring changes in teaching or learning over time
- Examining how students understand a particular aspect or concept of a course.
- Assessing the effectiveness of a particular assignment, assessment, or pedagogical intervention or approach
- Comparing groups of students across a single class or across multiple course experiences.
For more information on SoTL posters, including how to submit your proposal, please visit go.gwu.edu/sotl.
For sample SoTL posters, see last year's contributions to Teaching Day.
For questions about doing SoTL and the Poster Session, contact Professor Maria de la Fuente.
Please encourage your students to submit for this honor. All disciplines welcome, as are collaborative or team projects. The prize is $1,000. Submissions are due May 21, 2018.
For more information: https://writingprogram.gwu.edu/julian-clement-chase-prize
Strong entries will show
- Original research demonstrating in-depth engagement with the Washington, DC community.
- Clear and effective communication of ideas.
- Adherence to the academic standards of a particular field or discipline.
The prize honors Sgt. Julian Clement Chase, 22, a native of Washington DC who was killed in action in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. He was set to matriculate at GW in Spring 2013. Julian knew and relished his city. His family has established this prize to recognize others who explore DC with the intelligence and exuberance that he did.
Community Engaged Scholar Emebte Atanaw works with our CBPR FLC and offers our first spotlight on FLCs with this blog post:
A group of faculty from different schools within the George Washington University community gather together once a month to discuss their interest in CBPR (community based participatory research) and provide each other assistance and advice on research projects. This group is part of the Faculty Learning Communities at the Nashman Center.
CBPR members include Erin Athney (School of Nursing), Lottie Baker (Graduate School of Education & Human Development), Mayri Leslie (School of Nursing), Uriyoán Colón Ramos (Milliken: Global Health), and Maranda Ward (Milliken: Clinical Research and Leadership).
Faculty discuss their research, obstacles they face, share ideas to improve projects. The group is interdisciplinary which allows them to connect with professors across schools at GW. Professors in the group are interested in community engaged scholarship courses, and learn how they can gain course designation if they haven’t already. The group ranges from new faculty to veterans which adds to the diversity in the group.
Want to get involved with Community-Engaged Scholarship at GW? We would love to meet you! Come to our next breakfast conversation on April 19, 2018 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Churchill Center at the Gelman Library to find out a little bit more about the Nashman Center.
Want to start an FLC next year or join one in progress this year? Check out the offerings here: https://www.gwnashmancenter.org/flcs-1
A Right to the City explores the history of neighborhood organizing and civic engagement in D.C. With a focus on a diverse range of neighborhoods across the city, the exhibition tells the story of how "ordinary" Washingtonians have helped shape and reshape their neighborhoods through the fight: for quality public education, for healthy and green communities, for equitable transit and equitable development, and for a genuinely democratic approach to city planning.
Don't miss a teach-in on Reconstruction for K-12 pre-service and in-service teachers. This is part of the Zinn Education Project campaign to teach Reconstruction. Presenters include NPS chief historian Turkiya Lowe, Howard University professor Greg Carr, Lies My Teacher Told Me author James Loewen, representatives from NMAAHC and the African American Civil War Museum, and more. Location: Howard University's Blackburn Center. This event is free. RSVP required.