Imagining America has a new StoryShare podcast

IAStoryShare is a project of Imagining America (IA) where publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, students and other community members share stories about their life and work.

Subscribe here to hear stories from 2017 National Conference. Come to the story booth in Chicago at this year's IA National Gathering for the opportunity to be featured in a future episode.

Medical College of Wisconsin Hosting Community Engaged Scholarship Program September 17-20 

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

Applicant Criteria

Applicants that align to our program must:

  1. Be a researcher interested in building capacity for community engaged research
  2. Have at least one year of graduate level study
  3. Have a willingness to be culturally humble
  4. Be available for the entire experience from September 17th to September 20th

Apply nowhttps://www.mcw.edu/Community-Engagement/Immersion-Program.htm

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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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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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.

 

Faculty Conversation: COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES & POLITICS IN THE CLASSROOM

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.

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EPICS Symposium, June 11-15

2018 Global EPICS Symposium and Workshop

June 11-15, 2018

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

https://www.conf.purdue.edu/landing_pages/epicsdesign/

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018

"EPICS is an engineering-based, service-learning approach to multi-disciplinary design where student teams address needs within their local and global communities. Founded at Purdue University, EPICS has been integrated into the curricula at 42 universities and colleges. EPICS in IEEE, a signature program of IEEE, empowers students to work with local service organizations by applying technical knowledge to implement solutions for a community’s unique challenges.

How You Benefit

• Gain a better understanding of engineering-based community engagement

• See examples of ways EPICS can be integrated into course curriculum and capstone projects

• Develop the skills to gain institutional support, acquire community and industry sponsors, establish funding models and build a sustainable program

• Gain insights from experienced leaders on how to engage students; identify, create and sustain projects; and conduct student assessments

• Network with established EPICS colleagues as well other interested facility members, industry and community leaders

• Learn how to make connections globally across programs

• Leave the workshop prepared to put what you learned into practice in order to grow, institutionalize or establish an EPICS program at your institution

Imagining America National Conference, Oct 19-21

Imagining America 2018 National Conference

Link to more info: https://imaginingamerica.org/2018/01/25/imagining-america-2018-national-conference/

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life and Illinois Humanities are pleased to announce that Imagining America’s 2018 National Conference will be held October 19-21 in Chicago, Illinois. The two organizations will work with local institutions and leaders in organizing this annual event.

About Imagining America
"A national consortium of colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, Imagining America advances public scholarship, community building, civically engaged learning, and campus change through the bold power of the arts, humanities, and design."