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These informal, virtual check-ins were requested by faculty following the success of the Summer 2020 Nashman Faculty Workshop Series (link here for presentation recordings and links to resources shared).

Weekly Check-in for Instructors of Community Engaged Scholarship Courses
Fridays, noon-1pm

This supportive community has begun meeting weekly this semester, to share resources and ideas that have worked. Guest speakers will join occasionally. You need not attend every time to join us any time. We will share the resources exchanged at these meetings on our blog.




Many thanks to Dr. Maranda Ward for compiling and sharing this resource list:

The GW SGA president, Howard Brookins, and SGA vice president, Brandon Hill (two Black undergraduates) compiled an incredibly comprehensive Anti-racism Resource Guide. It includes antiracism books, articles, documentaries, toolkits, websites, and social media handles.
Without duplicating the resource guide above, here are some additional resources to consider sharing with your networks:

...continue reading "Resources on Anti-Racism"

Local community partners as well as members of the GW community are being offered a great opportunity with GW’s Art Therapy Graduate Program. Single workshops or a weekly workshop series can be designed for specific audiences, including teachers, frontline workers, parents, students, older adults, or volunteer staff.

Masters students in this program will provide therapeutic art workshops, delivered virtually through Zoom. The students will develop the workshops through a practicum course, with oversight from their professors.

Students can work with you to develop the topics for the GW community (faculty, staff, students) as well. Coordinators are needed to help the students develop an understanding of the intended audience, and provide outreach to potential workshop participants. Examples of workshops typical for an art therapy program include:

  • Managing stress through art-making
  • Using art in the fight for racial justice
  • Art-making for self-care under pressure
  • Creating connections with art
  • Coping with the unexpected using art
  • Honoring our losses through art
  • Art as communication: When words don’t work
  • Visual storytelling in COVID times

If you are interested in working with a pair of students to develop workshops for one of your audiences, contact Lisa Garlock,

Prof. Garlock will be hosting an information session for those interested in learning more about this opportunity:

Thursday, October 1, at 10am. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 771 9545 0328
Passcode: 7SnhRP


These resources were shared at today's Weekly Check-in for Instructors of Community Engaged Scholarship Courses (Fridays, noon-1pm,

Tricia Arnold, from GW's Instructional Design Core, was a featured guest for today's meeting, where she shared a Blackboard Course Template, which we are all welcome to use in future courses. The template pre-populates a Blackboard course with resources for students. Up for future conversation: if there is interest, Tricia would help us to add modules to this template unique to Community Engaged Scholarship courses.

The recorded presentation and the zip-file with the Blackboard template itself are available in the Nashman Center's Teaching Resources Box Folder.

See you next time!


Erin Powell, a senior majoring in International Affairs and minoring in Theatre and Sustainability, is one of the two 2020 Knapp Fellow winners. In addition to being a Knapp Fellow, Erin is also one of the 2020 Luther Rice Research Fellows. ...continue reading "Erin Powell, a 2020 Knapp Fellow Winner, discusses her project, Gender as a Barrier in Winterveldt, South Africa"

Check out the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Vol 24, No 2 (September 2020): ...continue reading "Recently Published: JHEOE September 2020 Issue – 24(2)"

Upcoming sessions, listed below, will be "hosted by Andrew Seligsohn, President of Campus Compact." To learn more and register, please click here. ...continue reading "Thank you, Campus Compact for announcing the Election 2020 Series:"


Join the Rodham Institute Wednesday, September 16 at 6pm-7pm EST, to discuss Rated R: Racism is Bad for OUR Health. To register, please click here. ...continue reading "The Rodham Impact, Rated R: Racism is Bad for OUR Health"

Join the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies on Monday, September 21, from 4:00pm EST -5:30pm EST. The panel, listed below, will discuss Suffer the children: Child Care and Schools if Covid Persists. To register, please click here.

...continue reading "The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies: “Child Care and Schools if COVID Persists”"

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join The Scholar Strike for Racial Justice  on September 8 and 9. Wednesday, September 9 from 10-11am, the Milken Institute of Public Health encourages everyone to attend, Mini teach-in on Black Morality: Black Deaths Matter. To participate, please click here. ...continue reading "Mini teach-in on Black Mortality: Black Deaths Matter"

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