Happy Friday! Here's a little about what's going on in community service and service learning. Have a great weekend!
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Heartland Campus Compact Conference, Due April 22, 2011
University of Michigan’s Barry Checkoway receives Campus Compact’s Thomas Erlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award
Heartland Campus Compact Conference, Overland Park, Kansas September 22-23, 2011
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Tarjan Center looking to fund innovative teachers who include students with disabilities in SAGE activities, Deadline April 1, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Student Leadership Institute, UNC Chapel Hill
WEBINAR : How to Design an Effective Service Learning Course Syllabus, April 5, 2011
WEBINAR: Going Blue: Using Service-Learning to Solve the Water Crisis, April 5, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 22nd Annual National Service Learning Conference in Atlanta, GA April 6-9, 2011
WEBINAR: Building Bridges for Peace: Education and Philanthropy for 21st Century Learners, April 7, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: National Service-Learning Conference: Service-Learning in Action, April 8-May 14, 2011
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: 2011 IARSLCE Annual Conference: Research for Impact: Scholarship Advancing Social Change, Chicago, Due April 15, 2011
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Engage, Empower, Invest: 2011 Conference on College Student Philanthropy, Deadline April 15, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University, April 16-17, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Public Scholarship: Engaging Contradictions in the Contemporary University, Irvine, CA, April 25, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Sixth Annual Service Learning and Indigenous Communities Forum April 27, 2011, San Diego, CA
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 14th Annual Continuums of Service Conference (April 27-29, 2011 in San Diego) registration now open!
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Michigan Nonprofit SuperConference May 10-11 Lansing, Michigan
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Community-University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action May 10-14, 2011 Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Connecting Campuses with Community at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis May16-20, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Second International Institute on Partnerships May 23-25, Portland, Oregon
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 20th Annual Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) Conference, May 25-27, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Southwestern College/Rotary Leadership Camp June 4-8, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Service Learning in Hong Kong June 7-11, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 4th Annual Institute on Global Service-Learning, June 9-10, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Eleventh International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations June 20-22, 2011 University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 2nd annual Summer Research Institute on the Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education, June 24-26, 2011 at Boston University
REQUEST FOR ARTICLES: Service Learning Special Issue of the National Forensics Journal, Due June 30, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: CWI’s Institute on Service Learning July 18-22, Shelburne Farms, Vermont
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Social Justice Training Institute: The Student Experience July 20, 2011, Cornell College, IA
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Second Annual Campus Compact Diving Deep Institute for Experienced Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners, July25-28, Indianapolis, IN
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: CWI's Summer WEST Institute on Service-Learning at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, August 1-5, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Engage, Empower, Invest: 2011 Conference on College Student Philanthropy, Columbus, Ohio August 18-19, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 2011 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, October 30-November 1, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 2011 IARSLCE Annual Conference: Research for Impact: Scholarship Advancing Social Change, Chicago, November 2-4, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Space and Flows: An International Conference on Urban and Extraurban Studies November 17-18, 2011 Prato, Tuscany, Italy
SAGE and the Tarjan Center looking to provide fellowships to 4 teachers who creatively include students with disabilities in SAGE activities
Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award Nomination Deadline April 18, 2011
2011 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, Nominations due April 29, 2011
Chia Art Competition, Deadline May 1, 2011
The William M. Plater Award for Leadership In Civic Engagement, Nomination Deadline May 2, 2011
3rd Annual BIG Ideas Scholarship Program, Deadline June 17, 2011
Buick Achievers Program Offers Scholarships for High School Seniors
True Hero Inc. Community Service Awards
National Rifle Association Foundation Grant
Service & Leadership Initiatives Graduate Assistantship, Grand Valley State University, Michigan
27th Annual Hunger Cleanup
Global Impact Corps: A Comprehensive and Unrivaled Global Health Experience
The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership offers summer service-learning opportunities abroad, deadlines rance from April 15, 2011-June 8, 2011
Kansas Volunteer Commission Seeking New Members
Children and Youth AmeriCorpsVISTA Project of Northwestern Pennsylvania seeking an AmeriCorpsVISTA Leader
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Tarjan Center looking to fund innovative teachers who include students with disabilities in SAGE activities, Deadline April 1, 2011 The Tarjan Center at UCLA and SAGE are looking to fund innovative teachers who include students with disabilities in SAGE activities. The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation has funded the Tarjan Center at UCLA and Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) to launch the “Including All Students in Entrepreneur Leadership” Project. As part of this project, we are seeking to fund 4 current or potential SAGE teachers to include students with disabilities in SAGE activities. Each SAGE teacher should work with a disability education professional to ensure that at least six students with disabilities are included in all aspects of the SAGE process: starting a business, participating in day to day operations, holding a designated corporate position, developing the annual report, and participating in the SAGE national tournament. Selected SAGE teachers (and disability partners) will be designated as SAGE-Mitsubishi Inclusion Fellows. Students in selected SAGE teams will be designated as SAGE-Mitsubishi Inclusion Ambassadors. To learn how to apply, or become a SAGE teacher, please download our Request for Proposals and Application Template found here: http://www.semel.ucla.edu/tarjan/news/11/mar/02/request-proposals-sage-mitsubishi-inclusion-fellows
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Student Leadership Institute, UNC Chapel Hill
Are you a motivated student who is ready to take on leadership roles? Apply for the Student Leadership Institute and be among a selected few who will learn how to be successful and informed leaders. Applications must be completed online and are due on March 1st, 2011 by 5PM.
Applicants who have been selected to participate in the conference will be notified by March 11th. The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is a virtual conference geared towards student leaders and student activists who want to collaborate and learn with like-minded students. Some of the topics that will be discussed at the conference will be: Defining leadership, learning how to support programs through program evaluation, and transitioning leadership.
For more information please visit our website or call 919-843-4494.
WEBINAR : How to Design an Effective Service Learning Course Syllabus, April 5, 2011 This webinar will help participants learn how to communicate consistently, effectively and to the right people. It will take attendees through the critical steps of establishing strategies for use on campus, with the media, and with other important groups; developing messages; defining audiences, setting objectives, preparing budgets, structuring assessments and creating timelines. More information – http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/550.htm
WEBINAR: Going Blue: Using Service-Learning to Solve the Water Crisis, April 5, 2011
More information available: http://www.nylc.org/store/going-blue-using-service-learning-solve-water-crisis
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 22nd Annual National Service Learning Conference in Atlanta, GA April 6-9, 2011
Celebrate this year’s Martin Luther King Day by registering to attend the 22nd Annual National Service-Learning Conference® The Time is Now, April 6-9, 2011 in Atlanta, Ga. Come to learn about the intersections between King’s philosophy and service-learning, walk in his shoes, and hear from civil rights leader Dorothy Cotton — along with international educators Greg Mortenson, and Grant Wiggins.
Questions? Reach us by replying to this email, visiting our website at www.nylc.org/conference, or calling (800) 366-6952.
- WEBINAR: Building Bridges for Peace: Education and Philanthropy for 21st Century Learners, April 7, 2011
More information available: http://www.nylc.org/store/building-bridges-peace-education-and-philanthropy-21st-century-learners
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: National Service-Learning Conference: Service-Learning in Action, April 8-May 14, 2011
More information available: http://www.nylc.org/store/national-service-learning-conference-service-learning-action
- REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: 2011 IARSLCE Annual Conference: Research for Impact: Scholarship Advancing Social Change, Chicago, Due April 15, 2011 Proposals may be submitted here: http://precis2.preciscentral.com/Link.aspx?ID=AFD429CB5112B1B2
To be considered, all proposals must be received via online submission by April 15, 2011, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Incomplete proposal submissions will not be reviewed. Proposals will be peer reviewed and notification of acceptance will be sent in June 2011.
Visit http://www.researchslce.org/conferences-awards/call-for-proposals/ for further information.
- REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Engage, Empower, Invest: 2011 Conference on College Student Philanthropy, Deadline April 15, 2011 Kentucky Campus Compact (KyCC), Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) and Ohio Campus Compact (OCC) are pleased to share with you the "Call for Presenters" for our 1st Annual Conference of College Student Philanthropy. This year's theme is "Engage, Empower, Invest" and will focus on strengthening local communities through academic student philanthropy within
higher education institutions. This conference is for higher education institutions and partners interested in strengthening communities and advancing service-learning through course-based student philanthropy.
More than 250 educators will gather to share ideas and best practices and
explore challenges related to the successful development and implementation
of student philanthropy initiatives. This year’s conference will encourage
participants to examine student philanthropy and its implications for civic
engagement and leadership. Suggested topics include key issues and
opportunities that strengthen student philanthropy practices in the
classroom and beyond.
In framing your presentation proposal, please consider the needs of the
target audiences for this conference: higher education faculty,
administrators, service-learning and community service directors,
development officers, community partner organizations and foundations, and
college students. Please highlight how your contributions to the student
philanthropy movement have a positive impact on student learning, civic
engagement, and lifelong philanthropy and service.
Our conference participants value interactive workshops. Opportunities for
dialogue, small group activities, and experiential learning are received
well. We believe this conference will attract both participants who are new
to student philanthropy, as well as many who have extensive experience in
the field. Please keep this in mind when planning your workshop proposal. We
value a variety of proposals designed for different experience levels.
Workshop presenters are volunteers. While we are not able to reimburse you
for travel, materials, or lodging expenses, we are able to offer a free
conference registration to you and one co-presenter. More information: http://www.the-meeting-connection.com/campuscompact/
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University, April 16-17, 2011
Unite For Sight's must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. The conference convenes 2,200 people from all 50 states and from 50 countries.
Register in January to secure the lowest registration rate. The registration rate increases after January.
Interested in presenting at the conference?
Call For Social Enterprise Pitches: Do you have an innovative idea or a new program in development? Submit your idea for presentation. Social enterprise pitches are accepted on a rolling application deadline, and the first quality pitches will be accepted for oral presentation. When the social enterprise pitch spots are filled to capacity, applications will no longer be accepted. See social enterprise pitch instructions on the conference website.
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Public Scholarship: Engaging Contradictions in the Contemporary University, Irvine, CA, April 25, 2011
This conference focuses on how to achieve a greater balance between public
scholarship and institutional prestige, especially given the need for
greater community investment in higher education. What are the ways in
which research universities can earn public trust through public
scholarship? And how can we address the contradictions between public
scholarship and prevailing institutional expectations of faculty
In exploring these tensions, close attention will be given to the
following key issues:
• The capacities of existing standards to evaluate excellence in public research
• Greater institutional incentives to promote engagement
• The forging of stronger town-gown relations and investment in higher education
• How public scholarship can build a more diverse and welcoming university
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
Victor Becerra, Conference Coordinator & Director
Community Outreach Partnership Center
Phone: (949) 824-9337
Fax: (949) 824-7445
more information: http://scholarship.ucicopc.org/index.html
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Sixth Annual Service Learning and Indigenous Communities Forum April 27, 2011, San Diego, CA
You are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual Service-Learning and Indigenous Communities Forum to be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the World Beat Cultural Center in San Diego, California. The Forum will be sponsored by Learn and Serve America and the Hawaii Pacific Islands Campus Compact and hosted by San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians. It will be part of the 14th Annual Continuums of Service Conference.
The Forum will focus on the Indigenous perspectives of environmental sustainability. Our Indigenous Communities are especially vulnerable to environmental conditions such as climate change and insufficient access to clean water. The results include disrupting major food supply chains and health issues such as asthma, digestive and circulatory problems, metabolic disorders, and cancer. This Forum will engage in a discussion of possible solutions through the use of Service-Learning and will provide examples of how Service-Learning has been incorporated into a variety of STEM disciplines to play a role in addressing environmental sustainability.
To register for the Forum and the Conference and for hotel registration information, please visit: http://www.wacampuscompact.org/cosconference General registration closes April 11, 2011. Registration after April 11, 2011 incurs a $50 late fee.
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 14th Annual Continuums of Service Conference (April 27-29, 2011 in San Diego) registration now open!
Registration is now open for the the 14th Annual Continuums of Service Conference!
Colleges and universities are involved in addressing major issues confronting our world today - from health disparities, poverty, and illiteracy, to immigrant rights, global warming, and economic development. Join your colleagues from throughout the western region and beyond in highlighting higher education's ground-breaking response to these challenges.
You can learn more about the conference by visiting the COS website for complete Continuums of Service information, including keynote presenters and hotel information.
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Michigan Nonprofit SuperConference May 10-11 Lansing, Michigan
Michigan Nonprofit SuperConference is an annual conference which brings together nonprofit organizations, government and funders to connect to create more efficient and effective nonprofit organizations. Inspiring speakers, quality content delivered by local and national experts and valuable networking time make this conference well worth your time. More information about the 2010 SuperConference is available here.
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Community-University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action May 10-14, 2011 Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
CU Expo 2011 is a Canadian-led conference designed to showcase the exemplars in community-university partnerships worldwide, and together to introduce creative ways of strengthening our local communities. Complex social issues require global perspectives to inform local action. Community-university (CU) partnerships can be an effective way to stimulate innovative solutions for the pressing concerns within our communities.
The overarching objective of the conference is to strengthen the community dimension of CU partnerships. This involves sharing stories, experiences, and enhancing skills and capacities:
• To engage diverse segments of both the community and the university in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada and around the world.
• To raise awareness of effective and innovative community-university strategies.
• To showcase how global perspectives can contribute to addressing local concerns.
• To create spaces for participants to develop strategies for action on common issues facing local communities.
• To leave a legacy of new and stronger global networks and a renewed understanding of the potential of community-university partnerships as a means for social action.
The Conference themes will broadly organize presentations and events into a number of important content areas. Inspired by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, these themes are expressed both in the local and global context. We encourage those presenting and attending to think about how these themes play out in your projects and local realities, and how they are related to broader regional, national or international issues:
• Environmental Sustainability
• Income Security and Affordable Housing
• Community Development
• Gender Equality
• Child Development
• Health Equity
• Diversity and Migration
For the details, visit www.cuexpo2011.ca
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Connecting Campuses with Community at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis May16-20, 2011
This event is separated into two parts: Service Learning Institute: Monday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 18, 2011, and Curriculum development to develop high quality service learning courses. Individuals can apply for one or both parts of the event.
Applications are currently available and will be accepted until March 1, 2011. Notification: March 21, 2011. Cost: $150 per event; $250 for both events
Last year over 40 faculty from across the country and around the world attended this two part event. This year we have added a "train the trainer" track for Community Service or Service Learning Directors and others who may support faculty on their own campuses in their curriculum development and/or research.
Information about both programs including links to applications for the events can be found at:
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Second International Institute on Partnerships May 23-25, Portland, Oregon
The 2011 International Institute on Partnerships will utilize a variety of session formats to engage participants in a unique learning environment that brings together national and international leaders in partnership research and practices. We are thrilled to welcome a wide variety of Institute facilitators to share their unique insights on partnerships from the perspectives of community organizations and higher education institutions. Facilitator bios are now available on our website at: http://www.pdx.edu/cae/international-institute-partnerships
- 20th Annual Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) Conference, May 25-27, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona
The Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) invites you to join us at our 20th annual national conference, May 25-27, 2011 at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please share your knowledge by attending and submitting a proposal to present on how your service learning and civic engagement program is making a difference for our students and communities.
We are honored to have as our keynote speakers three premier leaders in our country, Stephen A. Patrick, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Program, Education - Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Andrew Furco, Ed.D., Associate Vice President for Public Engagement / Associate Professor, University of Minnesota; and Casey Crabill , Ed.D., President, Raritan Valley Community College.
The theme of this year's conference is: Hand in Hand: Service Learning and College Completion
For complete information on our conference, please go to our conference web pages at:
The deadline for submitting proposals is March 10th, 2011.
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Southwestern College/Rotary Leadership Camp June 4-8, 2011
We would like your participation in helping us recruit for Southwestern College’s annual Rotary Youth Leadership Camp! The conference, Adventure Is Out There, will be held June 4 -June 8, 2011, on the Southwestern College campus in Winfield, Kansas.
Current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will benefit from this exciting camp. We encourage students who hold leadership roles in their community or school, or students who simply want to learn more about leadership, to attend.
If you have any questions or would like more information please visit our website at http://www.sckans.edu/leadership/rotary-camp or contact us at email@example.com.
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Service Learning in Hong Kong June 7-11, 2011
2011 is the 5th Anniversary Celebration for the Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University. We are excited to announce the 3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, which will be organized by the Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University, on 7th-11th June 2011 (Tuesday to Saturday) in Hong Kong. The theme for the upcoming conference is “Make a Difference: Impacts of Service-Learning--Tender Moment, Touched Heart and Inspired Action”.
Different people have different intentions and methods for learning and serving, but we are united by community engagement’s seminal experiences: sharing tender moments during service-learning, having our hearts touched by these moments and taking action with renewed inspiration and knowledge. In this conference, we focus on learning outcomes, reflections, research, best practices and other aspects of tender moments, touched hearts and taking action via service-learning.
We are honored to have Ms. Thelma Kay, who is the former Director of the Social Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) based in Bangkok, to be our keynote speaker and share ‘The role of University students in Higher Education’ with us. Other than that, we also have two Symposiums organized by United Board and Lingnan Foundations respectively, focus on Environmental issue and Cross-Cultural Learning in Service-Learning. Moreover, in order to better prepare participants for 3 days of conference, we are happy to cooperate with one of our important partners, Crossroads Foundation, for pre-conference workshop on 8th June 2011.
We invite proposals that echo the conference theme around the world. Conference presenters will have a variety of formats from which to choose; the Conference committee will make the final decisions on which format best suits each proposed presentation. The possible presentation formats are: Paper Presentation, Panel Presentation, Poster Presentation and Interactive Workshop. Interested scholars are invited to submit paper abstracts to the Conference Secretariat on or before 28th February 2011. The full manuscripts for accepted papers must be submitted by 15th May 2011. Selected papers from the Conference may be considered for special issue publication in the supporting education journal New Horizons in Education.
Take action now! To show the power of service-learning, please do share your tender moments and touching Stories to all of us.
For any enquiries, you can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information and registration, please visit conference website at http://www.ln.edu.hk/osl/conference2011.
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 4th Annual Institute on Global Service-Learning, June 9-10, 2011
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Eleventh International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations June 20-22, 2011 University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa Diversity Conference
The Diversity Conference has a history of bringing together scholarly,
government and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues
of diversity and community. The conference examines the concept of
diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalised society.
Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order, but there
are ways of taking this further without necessary engendering its
alternatives: racism, conflict, discrimination and inequity. Diversity as
a mode of social existence can be projected in ways that deepen the range
of human experience.
The conference will seek to explore the full range of what diversity means
and explore modes of diversity in real-life situations of living together
in community. The conference supports a move away from simple affirmations
that 'diversity is good' to a much more nuanced account of the effects and
uses of diversity on differently situated communities in the context of
our current epoch of globalization.
The Eleventh International Diversity Conference will take place in Cape
Town, a city both with a past marked by racial conflict and a rich
heritage of diversity. Cape Town, like many cities, continues to work to
overcome old divisions.
As well as impressive line-up of international plenary speakers, the
conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium
presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would
particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference
Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for
publication in The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations,
Communities and Nations. If you are unable to attend the conference in
person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit
a paper for refereeing and possible publication.
In addition to organizing the Diversity Conference, Common Ground
publishes papers from the conference at DiversityJournal.com, and we do encourage all conference participants to submit a paper based on
their conference presentation for peer review and possible publication in
the journal. Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this
conference, we also encourage you to present on the conference YouTube
Channel. In addition, we publish books at OnDiversity.com in
both print and electronic formats. We would like to invite conference
participants to develop publishing proposals for original works, or for
edited collections of papers drawn from the journal which address an
identified theme. Finally, please join our online conversation by
subscribing to our monthly email newsletter, and subscribe to our
Facebook, RSS, or Twitter feeds at OnDiversity.com
The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short
abstract) is 2 December 2010. Future deadlines will be announced on the
conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two
weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online
proposal submission form, are to be found at the Conference website -
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 2nd annual Summer Research Institute on the Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education, June 24-26, 2011 at Boston University
The Institute – sponsored by Merrimack College’s Center for an Engaged Democracy and Boston University’s Center for Character and Social Responsibility, and hosted at Boston University’s School of Education – will be held this year on June 24-26, 2011. This year’s keynote speaker will be Benjamin Barber, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Dēmos, president of the international NGO CivWorld at Dēmos and the Interdependence Movement, and the Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University.
This institute was begun because there are by now dozens of academic programs – certificates, minors, and majors – focused on community engagement, broadly defined, scattered across higher education. The first research institute in 2010 brought together 90 scholars, students, and community participants to engage critical questions of what it means to have an “academic home” for community engagement in higher education. This year, join an ever-growing group of administrators, faculty, researchers, graduate students, and community partners for the next step in growing this academic movement that is institutionalizing civic and community engagement in departments and academic programs through certificates, minors, majors, and interdisciplinary concentrations. Our goal – for this conference and beyond – is to support new and developing academic programs in community engagement; to provide a voice in the community engagement movement for the value of such academic programs; and to build a vibrant research base and academic community for scholars and practitioners committed to institutionalizing community engagement in higher education through such academic programs.
You can view a draft agenda, hotel information, key resources from last year’s conference, and register on our website http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/education/Pages/CommunityEngagement.aspx. Space is limited, so please register early. For additional information or questions, contact Sarah Novick (a doctoral student at BU and the institute coordinator) at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you and please pass this information on to colleagues who may be interested in this as well.
- REQUEST FOR ARTICLES: Service Learning Special Issue of the National Forensics Journal, Due June 30, 2011 This special issue of the National Forensics Journal is devoted to service learning. As educators, helping students understand the importance of service is critical to personal growth. The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (2011) defines service-learning as "a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities" (para. 1). This learning strategy provides practical application for classroom learning and individual reflection.
This peer reviewed special issue calls for articles that illuminate service learning within forensics or within education that has residual effects for the forensics community. Submissions should provide insight into the influences that service learning has on students, educators and the community. Explanation of the project, outcomes, and reflections are necessary aspects of the submission. Additionally, if the service learning occurred within a classroom setting, conclusions must apply to the forensics community to achieve the mission of the journal. All types of research are welcome.
Research submitted to the journal will be anonymously peer-reviewed; no material identifying the author(s) should appear in the body of the submitted work. The paper must not have appeared in any other published form. Each submission should be written in the 6th edition of American Psychological Association and submitted electronically. By submitting, authors warrant that (a) they will not submit the work to any other publications while the manuscript is under review with NFJ, (b) the work is original, and (c) appropriate credit has been given to other contributors, including students, to the project. Report of original research should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages (12-pt. Times New Roman, 1" margins; excluding references, tables, figures, and appendixes).
In submitting, authors agree to assign copyright of their manuscripts, if accepted, to NFA. Manuscripts should be submitted by June 30, 2011. The journal will be published for the Fall 2011 edition. Authors should send a manuscript (as well as inquiries) as an attachment to: Kittie Grace, NFJ Guest Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org@hastings.edu. Please include a less than 150-word abstract of the research on a separate page. Additional materials can be sent to: Dr. Kittie Grace, Hastings College, 710 N. Turner Ave., Hastings, NE 68901.
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: CWI’s Institute on Service Learning July18-22, Shelburne Farms, Vermont
Registration is now open. Event usually enrolls to capacity. Early registration is recommended. For more information: email@example.com
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Social Justice Training Institute: The Student Experience July 20-23, 2011, Cornell College, IA
What is the Social Justice Training Institute?
Opportunity for students to gather and do some "personal work" related to social justice issues. The institute is open to 50 undergraduate students on college and university campuses in the U.S. and abroad. This advanced experience is for students who have done a fairly significant amount of work on social justice issues.
The Social Justice Training Institute will provide an intensive developmental opportunity for students to examine the complex dynamics of oppression and to develop strategies to foster positive change on their campuses and in their communities.
We invite you to join similar students from a variety of campuses for an experience focused on what we can learn about ourselves, our own identities, and our skills in order to be more effective advocates, allies and agents for change. SJTI Student Experience is the rare opportunity to reflect on our own identities, experiences and impacts, and to focus on what we each can do to better embody social justice.
Cost: $495.00 (includes housing and food)
Deadline: April 4, 2011
Notification: April 15, 2011
Confirmations Due: April 25, 2011
Payment Due: May 9, 2011
Additional information can be found at: [http://www.sjti.org/home_student.html] (http://www.sjti.org/home_student.html)
Questions can be directed to:
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Second Annual Campus Compact Diving Deep Institute for Experienced Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners, July25-28, Indianapolis, IN
More information: http://www.compact.org/initiatives/professional-development-training/advanced-csd-institute/
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: CWI's Summer WEST Institute on Service-Learning at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, August 1-5, 2011 More information can be found on CWI's web site at: www.communityworksinstitute.org
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Conference on College Student Philanthropy, Columbus, Ohio August 18-19, 2011 More information: http://www.the-meeting-connection.com/campuscompact/schedule/
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 2011 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, October 30-November 1, 2011 For more information, view the website: http://www.planning.iupui.edu/ and click on ‘Assessment Institute - October 30-November 1, 2010,’ or contact Trudy Banta at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 274-4111.
CONFERENCE/TRAINING: 2011 IARSLCE Annual Conference: Research for Impact: Scholarship Advancing Social Change, Chicago, November 2-4, 2011
More information: www.researchslce.org
- CONFERENCE/TRAINING: Space and Flows: An International Conference on Urban and Extraurban Studies November 17-18, 2011 Prato, Tuscany, Italy
Following the success of our 2010 conference at the University of California, Los Angeles the 2011 Spaces and Flows Conference will take place in Prato, Italy. Prato is located in the Tuscany region of Italy, a short train ride from Florence and close to the Florence airport. Prato has yet to be transformed by mass tourism, even though it is in a beautifully preserved Italian Renaissance city. Historically home to a thriving textile industry, Prato has seen an influx of immigrant workers in the last 20 years. This juxtaposition of the local-historical with the global-hypermodern makes Prato an excellent location to discuss human spatial conditions in global flows.
This conference aims to critically engage contemporary spatial, social, ideological, and political transformations in a transitional world. In a process-oriented world of movement, the global north and global south now simultaneously converge and diverge in a dialectic that shapes and transforms cities, suburbs, and rural areas. This conference addresses the nature and mapping of these forces and the dynamics that propel these changes. The conference also examines and defines the myriad of different spaces that make up our contemporary world, including urban, edgeurban, de-urban, micro-urban, greenfield, and off-the-grid.
In addition to plenary presentations, the Spaces and Flows Conference includes parallel presentations by practitioners, teachers, and researchers. We invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may submit their written papers for publication in the peer reviewed 'Spaces and Flows: An International Journal on Urban and Extraurban Studies'. If you are unable to attend the conference in person virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for referring and possible publication. You also have the ability to upload your presentation to the Space and Flows YouTube playlist. Please sign up for our monthly newsletter http://spacesandflows.com/ideas/newsletter, and join us on Facebook and Twitter
The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 17 February 2011. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the conference website: http://spacesandflows.com/conference-2011/ .
- SAGE and the Tarjan Center looking to provide fellowships to 4 teachers who creatively include students with disabilities in SAGE activities
Each awardee will receive:
• A $2500 Annual Teaching Fellowship for the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 school years
• A video camera for documenting the inclusion experience
• A public relations package
• Free Room and Board for entire SAGE team at the SAGE National Tournaments.
For more information please download the Request for Proposals and Application here: http://www.semel.ucla.edu/tarjan/news/11/mar/02/request-proposals-sage-mitsubishi-inclusion-fellows
- Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award Nomination Deadline April 18, 2011 Campus Compact has launched the Newman Civic Fellows, a new initiative to both acknowledge and connect student leaders from colleges and universities throughout our network. The awards honor the late Frank Newman, a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education and one of the Compact’s founders. I urge each of you to work with others on your campus to nominate a student for this high honor.
In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, we are seeking student nominations for the Newman Civic Fellows Award to recognize student leaders with both the motivation and ability to make substantial contributions toward public problem solving—those that go beyond traditional service activities in their community involvement. Each institution’s nominee will become a Newman Civic Fellow, representing your school among a national group of leaders. Students will receive an award certificate and an invitation to join the Newman Civic Fellows online network. Newman Civic Fellows will be featured on Campus Compact’s national website and in state-specific activities as appropriate.
Nominations must be made by the president of the institution, so please encourage students, faculty or service directors to bring recommendations for nominees to that office. Sophomores and juniors at four-year schools and second-year students from community colleges are eligible for nomination. Only one student per campus may be nominated each year, and each member of KsCC may have a Newman Civic Fellow. Presidents are asked to submit a letter of nomination along with an abstract summary of the nominee’s community involvement and a photo. Newman Civic Fellows will receive certificates and invitations to join the Newman Civic Fellows network shortly after the nomination process is closed.
The entire nomination process, and additional details, can be found here: http://www.compact.org/initiatives/campus-compact-awards-programs/the-frank-newman-leadership-award/ Nominations are due by Monday, April 18th. E-mail Matt Lindsey email@example.com with any questions.
- 2011 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, Nominations due April 29, 2011 The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses and early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.
The Lynton Award emphasizes community-based scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement (also known as outreach scholarship, public scholarship, scholarship for the common good, community-based scholarship, and community-engaged scholarship) represents an integrated view of the faculty role in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member's expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders, and reflects the mission of the institution. In addition, NERCHE conceptualizes scholarly engagement in terms of social justice in a diverse democracy.
The award will be presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) which will be held from October 9-11, 2011, at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. CUMU is a co-sponsor of the Award. The recipient of the award will have several opportunities to disseminate his or her community based work, including presenting at the CUMU conference, publishing in the Metropolitan Universities Journal, and participating in one or more of NERCHE's Virtual Think Tanks focused on community-based scholarly work.
Nominators will submit nominations via an online application. To submit an application, please see the Application Instructions here: http://www.nerche.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=584%3A2011-lynton-award-application-instructions&catid=25&Itemid=120
If you have any questions regarding the Ernest A. Lynton Award, please contact NERCHE via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (617) 287-7740.
To learn more about the Ernest A. Lynton Award, click here: http://www.nerche.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=375&catid=25&Itemid=68
- Chia Art Competition, Deadline May 1, 2011
For more information about the service-learning or the fundraising, go to www.globalgreenlabs.org/servicelearning.htm
- The William M. Plater Award for Leadership In Civic Engagement, Nomination Deadline May 2, 2011
The American Democracy Project seeks nomination for the William M. Plater Award. The Award is given each year to an American Association of State Colleges and Universities chief academic officer in recognition of his or her leadership in advancing the civic mission of the campus. Any AASCU chief academic officer is eligible to be nominated. Funded through the generosity of IUPUI, the award acknowledges the critical leadership role that chief academic officers play in helping make an institution intentional about its public mission to prepare undergraduates as informed, engaged citizens.
The Plater Award, presented annually, includes an engraved commemorative and $1,000. The Award recipient is announced each year at the annual meeting of the American Democracy Project. The Award can also be presented on the recipient’s campus.
Nomination and Selection Process: Chief academic officers may be nominated by anyone on the campus. The president or chancellor must endorse the nomination. The materials must be submitted electronically to be received no later than May 2, 2011.
For details, please see the American Democracy Project website at http://www.aascu.org/programs/adp/PlaterAward.htm
- 3rd Annual BIG Ideas Scholarship Program, Deadline June 17, 2011
The BE BIG Campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and
raise awareness for how Clifford's BIG Ideas (Share, Be Kind, Help Others,
Be a Good Friend, Play Fair, Have Respect, Be Truthful, Believe in
Yourself, Work Together and Be Responsible) can make the world a better
As part of the BE BIG Campaign, the 3rd Annual BE BIG in Your Community Contest will award $75,000 in community grants to the BIGGEST ideas that best demonstrate Clifford's BIG Ideas!
One (1) Grand Prize BIG Idea will win a $25,000 Grant, Ten (10) first
place BIG Ideas will win a $2,500 Grant and Nineteen (19) second place BIG
Ideas will be selected to receive a $1,315.79 Grant (via HandsOn Network
affiliate organizations or designees) from the BE BIG Fund to be used
towards implementing the winning proposals.
For contest entry forms and official rules visit
- Buick Achievers Program Offers Scholarships for High School Seniors
Buick and the General Motors Foundation today announced the $4.5 million-a-year Buick Achievers Scholarship Program to recognize and reward 1,100 college-bound students nationwide who excel both in the classroom and in the community.
What distinguishes the Buick Achievers scholarships is that they are renewable for four years, which could bring the total individual scholarship to as much as $100,000. The GM Foundation plans to start a new group of 100 students on renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 each year.
Buick Achievers, designed to inspire, celebrate, and enable human achievement, also will provide 1,000 students with $2,000 scholarships renewable for up to four years. Majors covered include science, technology, engineering, mathematics, design, marketing and business administration.
All told, the foundation’s annual funding could reach $18 million annually after four years.
“As a company, and as a nation, we have a responsibility to support opportunities for higher education,” said Dan Akerson, GM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The Buick Achievers scholarship will help foster the next generation of leaders destined to develop future innovative solutions to global issues.”
According to the College Board, college tuitions rose at least 6 percent last year, making it increasingly difficult for students to pay for their education. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program was developed to help address this need.
“The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is one of the premiere scholarship programs in the country,” said Donald E. Lassere, senior vice president, Scholarship America, the nation's largest nonprofit, private sector scholarship and educational support organization. “The high-dollar value and renewability of the awards will provide recipients with a tremendous benefit throughout their college careers.”
To be eligible for the Buick Achievers scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors or high school graduates entering college for the first time in the fall of 2011; plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2011-12 academic year; and demonstrate an interest in the automotive industry. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States. Other criteria include being a first-generation college student, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.
- True Hero Inc. Community Service Awards True Hero, Inc. awards grant money to schools and organizations in an effort to support students doing good work in their communities and around the world. The awards are granted to those student community service projects receiving the most eligible votes from the general public during the current school year at www.truehero.org.
In last year’s competition, Campus Compact schools combined to win $8,000 in True Hero grants. Campus Compact winning schools for the 2009-2010 competition include: Saint Anselm College, Villanova University, Marquette University, Indiana University, and University of Cincinnati. This year, a total of $20,000 in grants will be given away June 30, 2011.
To POST a service project, follow these easy steps: Visit www.truehero.org and get a project posted…all you need is a short paragraph/description about a service project. Get votes for your service project…send out an email blast to all your friends, family, faculty and fellow students with a link to the site and encourage them to vote for your project. Come June 30th, seven grants will be given at the university/college level to the top seven vote getters.
Other grants will be awarded to high school and community sponsored projects.
Winning is easy, you just have to get people to go online and vote! Check out www.truehero.org and see how easy it is to participate. We know it would be an amazing opportunity for all Campus Compact schools to participate; not only to win grant money, but to gain awareness for their service projects. If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance in getting a project posted, please let me know! Also, check out our website: TrueHero and learn more about the Campus Compact schools’ winning projects.
- National Rifle Association Foundation Grant Since its inception, The NRA Foundation, Inc., has funded more than 15,000 grants totaling over $150 million, becoming America's leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. The NRA Foundation continues to expand its efforts to fund a variety of programs in communities across the nation. Through its national supported programs and support of local clubs, law enforcement agencies, youth organizations, hunting and conservation groups, teachers, school children and civic associations, the foundation reaches out to meet the needs of Americans everywhere.
State Fund Grants are awarded to eligible applicants for qualifying projects or activities that promote firearms and hunting safety; enhance the marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports; educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context; or contribute to the general well-being of the public at large.
•Restrictions on Funding
•Download a Brochure
- Service & Leadership Initiatives Graduate Assistantship, Grand Valley State University, Michigan
8/1/11 Start Date. Brief description: Responsible for coordinating a comprehensive offering of civic engagement programs and supports the overall leadership and service initiatives within the Office of Student Life and Community Service Learning Center. 10 month appointment (August- May) includes a stipend and tuition waiver. Full time enrollment in the Master of Education, College Student Affairs Leadership Program (CSAL). Submit an application online now to participate in the visitation days (March 18, 26). Full description available at http://gvsu.edu/service/ (see "news").
- 27th Annual Hunger Cleanup
Over its twenty-six year history, the Hunger Clean Up has
made a significant impact, involving 150,000 volunteers and raising more
than $2 million for local, national, and international anti-hunger and
homelessness relief efforts. Students participating in the Hunger Cleanup
spend the month leading up to their cleanup raising funds to provide
national poverty relief organizations resources to fight hunger in
communities across the country and then hold a day of service in their
community to address needs best met by volunteering directly.
Students participating in the Hunger Cleanup spend the month leading up to
their cleanup raising funds to provide national poverty relief
organizations resources to fight hunger in communities across the country
and then hold a day of service in their community to address needs best
met by volunteering directly. Over its twenty-six year history, the
Cleanup has made a significant impact, involving 150,000 volunteers and
raising more than $2 million for local, national, and international hunger
and homelessness relief efforts.
More information: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/LoginRegister.aspx?EventID=61760&LangPref=en-CA&Referrer=direct%2fnone
- Global Impact Corps: A Comprehensive and Unrivaled Global Health Experience
Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps is a high-impact immersive global health experience for students and for professionals. Unite For Sight is the world's leader in socially responsible, effective volunteering abroad. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our Global Impact Fellows, coupled with the highest quality of healthcare delivery programs with our partners.
WHAT DO GLOBAL IMPACT FELLOWS DO?
Global Impact Fellows support and learn from the partner clinics' talented medical professionals who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Through hands-on, structured training, Global Impact Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and social entrepreneurship. Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery.
Global Impact Fellows come from very diverse backgrounds, including those interested in public health, medicine, international development, social entrepreneurship, and the social sciences. Global Impact Fellows participate daily with local doctors to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty. They assist with patient education, visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks. They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, Global Impact Fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global health research. For example, current Global Impact Fellows are pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to care.
Locations of Year-Round Eye Care Delivery: (volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)
•Accra and Kumasi Regions, Ghana
•Northern and Ashanti Regions, Ghana
Complete details online at Volunteer Abroad Page
- The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership offers summer service-learning opportunities abroad, deadlines rance from April 15, 2011-June 8, 2011
IPSL programs combine academic studies and volunteer service with full cultural immersion to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience.
Go to WWW.IPSL .ORG FOR THE COMPLETE DOWN-LOADABLE SUMMER FLYER!
- Kansas Volunteer Commission Seeking New Members
The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is looking for individuals who want to make a positive difference in Kansas communities. The KVC strives to build a strong and effective board by ensuring that it is comprised of a broad and diversified base of talented and skilled people who have shown a commitment to improving Kansas by using service as a strategy to meet pressing community needs.
The KVC is a 19 member body that supports and promotes volunteer service to all Kansas citizens as an effective means to address community needs and foster a collective commitment to lifelong community service. The KVC grants funds to AmeriCorps*Kansas and Learn and Serve America programs; encourages volunteerism for everyone from youth to seniors to people with disabilities; promotes volunteerism for disaster preparedness and response; and helps to strengthen and expand Volunteer Centers in Kansas. At present, the KVC administers more than $2.0 million in federal funding for AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs statewide.
• Bi-monthly meetings--approximately 4 hours at locations throughout the state
• Committee work and individual responsibilities--time commitment varies
• KVC members serve by appointment from the Governor for a term of three years
BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Establish and develop policy to be communicated through the Kansas State Service Plan
• Attend and participate in KVC meetings – bi-monthly meetings (mileage reimbursement is available)
• Serve on committees and/or subcommittees to meet the purpose and goals of the KVC
• Attend orientation and training events sponsored/supported by the KVC
• Attend state events sponsored/supported by the KVC
• Represent the KVC at events located in your area of the state supporting volunteerism
• Assist in the development and review of grant applications submitted to the KVC
• Aid in the evaluation of grant programs awarded by the KVC
• Opportunity to attend national conferences/events (all travel expenses provided by KVC)
NEEDED SKILLS AND ASSETS
Our current board members have made significant and valuable contributions but we have identified some skills and assets that need to be filled:
• Previous experience working with well-established volunteer organizations and nonprofit agencies
• Ability to network with leaders of local, regional and state agencies, corporations and community-based organizations
• Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, marketing and business management;
• A representative of local labor organizations in the State
• A representative of local government in the State
• Applications are due by March 31, 2011
• Application materials are located at https://governor.ks.gov/serving-kansans
• Contact Amanda Noll, Administrative Assistant to KVC with questions 785.368.6207 or email@example.com
- Children and Youth AmeriCorpsVISTA Project of Northwestern Pennsylvania seeking an AmeriCorpsVISTA Leader
The Children and Youth project is a collaborative effort of Allegheny College, Edinboro University, Gannon University, and Mercyhurst College, spanning both Crawford and Erie Counties, which are located in “the chimney” of Pennsylvania. The mission of the project is to reduce poverty for under-served children and youth by mobilizing college students as volunteers in partnering community organizations.
The VISTA Leader will be headquartered at the Nonprofit Partnership in Erie, PA, and will be responsible for supporting approximately 15 VISTA members serving at local non-profit organizations and school districts. The VISTA Leader will support professional development of the VISTA members, and help to guide them in generating resources for their programs. In addition, the VISTA Leader will help to strengthen and shape the project’s Advisory Boards, and will help to design outcomes to measure the project’s impact and effectiveness in reducing poverty for children and youth in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Apply on-line at: http://www.americorps.gov/ (see the “Join AmeriCorps” box on the right--to find the NWPA project, select “Children & Youth” from the first drop down box and PA for state)
For more information, please contact:
Erin O’Day-Frye, Project Coordinator
Children and Youth AmeriCorps*VISTA Project of Northwestern Pennsylvania
520 North Main Street
Meadville, PA 16335