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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Call for Proposals Due March 15, 2019- Are you ready to present?

Calling all faculty and students who are finishing Community Engaged Scholarship classes or have new research to present as a result of past courses and projects-Colorado State University has a call for proposals for their “Deepening our Roots: Advancing Community Engagement in High Education Conference” see video for more information!

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Next Steps for Students

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.

Encourage Undergraduates to Submit Papers for Publication

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

The Journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.   

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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.