“We found the need was to go directly into the community. It wasn't enough to only do work in the hospital, we had to do more to help out within the field."
Dr. Erin Athey is a Nashman Faculty Affiliate and a faculty member in the GW School of Nursing, who works with students to create real-world experiences out in the community. Throughout her career, she has strived to provide equitable resources and quality care to individuals and families that need it the most. In doing so, she has brought her experience as a clinician and educator to Southeast DC where she has worked for the last decade to create a broader understanding of the social determinants of health.
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Are you looking for an internship this summer or fall or advising students who are seeking internships?
The Haas Center at Stanford University shared a great tip sheet for students working in a remote internship, or for those setting up remote internships. Click here for tips!
NCoC launched a new initiative in March called the “Learn, Ask, and Share” network in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their focus is to bring local leaders valuable tools, information, and partnership to help everyone adapt and achieve full participation in their own communities.
They've covered great topics like vote by mail, managing anxiety, and combating disinformation. NCoC also launched a series on “Talking to Your People Online.”
They are partnering with the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition team who rapidly shifted their entire in-person voter engagement strategy to online efforts learn more about their work here.
Student and Faculty opportunity- Submit your work to Collaborations
Collaborations: A Journal of Community Research and Practice is a partnership between the University of Miami and Rutgers University that operates using a non-profit, open access (OA) model. Collaborations are free for anyone to read and there are no submission fees or article processing charges (APCs) whatsoever for authors and dedicated to the open dissemination of peer-reviewed scholarly and/or applied work that features mutually beneficial collaboration between university and community partners.
The journal is interested in papers (or other media) authored by or in close collaboration with community members and submissions from students involved in community-engaged learning, research, and action.
A great opportunity to disseminate community-engaged scholarship!
April 03, 2019
Professor Leslie Jacobson, a Nashman Affiliate Faculty member and chair of the Faculty Learning Community on Community Engagement and the Arts, was honored at a retirement celebration commemorating her 42 years of teaching at GW and her commitment to students and the community. Read the coverage in GW Today about the event here. You can click here to learn more about our FLCs and click here to learn more about our other great Nashman Affiliate Faculty!
May 10, 2019
Thanks to everyone who attended, presented and supported the Spring 2019 Nashman Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship!
The symposium brought students and faculty from The Schools of Nursing, Business, Engineering, Education, Medicine, Media and Public Affairs, Columbian College, community partners working with students in courses and members of the GWU community together for an afternoon of community engaged scholarship discussion and dissemination. 75 students presented their work at the symposium showcase using video galleries, posters or laptop presentations to show attendees their research findings in unique ways. Students discussed a wide variety of topics-some presented information on their service site, others showcased community engaged research projects. Many of the student presenters are enrolled in courses designated by the Nashman Center as community engaged https://givepul.se/0xnbhq and their research and service in the community are woven into course objectives.
During lunch participants discussed data from the National Center on Citizenship DC Civic Health Index https://ncoc.org/research-type/2014dcchi/ at their tables with faculty facilitators and challenged each other to think about what kind of neighbors we are when we work with and in the DC community.
The day ended with reflection panels led by students and faculty with discussions on a wide range of issues including sustainability, Knapp Fellowship and Eco-Equity Projects, service with Latinx communities, community service as good business, pathways to service and issues of race and service.
We thank everyone for being part of Community Engaged Scholarship at GWU!
If your summer writing list is long and your research needs to be disseminated you need a writing retreat!
Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to guide faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners working on manuscripts related to service-learning and community engagement. The two and a half-day retreat provides participants with time to discuss ideas with and receive feedback from editors, share ideas with peers, and write.
Each year attendance is intentionally kept to a minimum in order to foster personal connections the small group provides the space participants need to focus on engaged scholarship. Registration and information here https://indianacampuscompact.org/pen-to-paper/