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Summer 2020 Faculty Workshop Series

All workshops will be on WebEx at, and will be recorded. See below for links to previously recorded workshops and panels.

Advocacy as Community Engaged Scholarship
Tuesday, August 4, 3:30-4:30pm

This WebEx workshop will feature a panel of faculty, staff and a community leader, describing course-based approaches to advocacy. Panelists and participants will discuss their own considerations and concerns, as well as those posed in the community engaged scholarship literature.


  • Maurice Cook, Founder of Serve Your City
  • Sean Cleary, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Jonah Lewis, The Nashman Center’s GW Votes team
  • Imani Cheers, SMPA Associate Director, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Virtual Direct Community Engaged Scholarship Courses
Tuesday, August 11, 3:30-4:30pm

Students CAN continue to do direct service with the community this fall. This WebEx workshop will engage faculty in sharing their new approaches to virtual direct service. The Nashman Center staff will share information about local organizations who are prepared to welcome virtual student service this fall. 

Facilitating Critical Reflection on Service
Tuesday, August 18, 3:30-4:30pm

This WebEx workshop will present techniques and facilitate mutual sharing about approaches to critical reflection on service experiences in our current course contexts: virtual discussions, in-class writing, assignment design, feedback, and evaluation rubrics.

GWServes Review: Administering your course page and maximizing platform options
Tuesday, August 25, 3:30-4:30pm

GWServes is the Nashman Center’s online platform for information sharing on all things related to community engagement. This WebEx will be an active workshop, walking course instructors through their own course pages and demonstrating how to make the most of the GWServes platform for communications and data gathering on student engagement with the community.

Previous Events:

Adapting Courses to Distance Service: Lessons from the eService-Learning Literature. Presentation Slides
Tuesday, June 23rd 10-11:30am

Service-Learning during a Pandemic? Yes! Presentation slides and recording
Tuesday July 7th, 3:30-4:30pm
Presented for the CCAS Undergraduate Studies Faculty Workshop Series



Imagining America’s Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellowship and the IA / Joy of Giving Something (JGS) Fellows program are both currently accepting applications.  Applications are being accepted through Friday July 17, 2020.

Imagining America is an association of artists and scholars in public life.

Imagining America announces a special issue of Public: A Journal of Imagining America, Beyond Mass Incarceration: New Horizons of Liberation and Freedom edited by Dr. Ofelia Ortiz Cuevas.

This issue includes principles and practices, case studies and resources, and a gallery. It opens with an editorial letter by Cuevas, Prisons and the Practice of Reimagined Futures, where she tells a story where she asks her race and prison class to reimagine allocation of funds from the California prison system to practices that would make communities feel safe and secure.

Imagining America is an association of artists and scholars in public life.

The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts has released,  a statement on Campus Action and Racial Injustice.The statement includes a list of links to campus actions, pledges, and resources to help shape a more just and inclusive democracy.

Join this excellent panel on July 28th, 6pm 
A strong nation is only as strong as its communities.  In these trying times, it is important that we come together to learn how we can be resilient in the face of adversity.  Our esteemed panelists include Dr. Wendy Ellis and Mr. Calvin Smith.

Thanks to Phyllis Ryder for sharing this opportunity. The Coalition for Community Writing is hosting a webinar series.  Next Monday, August 3, and Wednesday, August 5, join Drs. Iris D. Ruiz and Brian Hendrickson in their two-day webinar, Creating Epistemic and Community Coalitions.
August 3 and 5, 12-2:00pm
In light of the current moment of racial violence, civil unrest, and uncertainty about the future of higher education, this webinar provides space for conversation and concrete action steps. Register for the webinar here.
Coalition for Community Writing members receive a registration discount.
Your registration fee helps pay webinar facilitators.

Scott Myers-Lipton is well known in the community engaged scholarship field for his San Jose State University courses that engage students in organizing and activism. His textbook, Change! A Student Guide to Social Action is a recommended read.
This week he also shared this 30-minute documentary about his work, called Walk the Walk
"Walk the Walk shows how Social Action can be done in the college classroom. I have found that professors and staff don't teach Social Action because they are not sure how to. By watching three campaigns over a 12-year period, Walk the Walk gives them real-life examples on how to, and it will also inspire students who want to bring about community change."
- Robert Hackett, President, Bonner Foundation

e-Service-Learning: Best Practices and Shared Experiences

Thursday, July 30, 2020


...continue reading "GivePulse Webinar on e-Service-Learning"

Culture Surge is a new network of activist artists and "culture-makers." The organization provides resources and coordination "to maximize the collective impact of cultural influencers, artists, strategists, and movement leaders."

This week Culture Surge released a publication, "Storyteller's Guide to Changing the World."

Learn more about this organization through their recorded launch event, "Culture is the Engine to Protect Democracy."

Thanks to Ivy Ken, Department of Sociology for sharing this source of data for research and teaching students how to analyze data related to communities. Their latest demonstration data release allows researchers to view 2010 data in the Census Bureau's newly proposed framework. The aim of this project is to, enable, "a broad range of users to investigate and provide feedback about the quality of data produced by different DAS versions before the Census Bureau makes final design decisions for publishing 2020 data."

"The IPUMS National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides free online access to summary statistics and GIS files for U.S. censuses and other nationwide surveys from 1790 through the present."


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