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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
https://gwu.webex.com/meet/wagnerw

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.

 

 

Summer 2020 Faculty Workshop Series

This workshop series is now completed. All workshops and panels were held on WebEx and were  recorded. See below for links to resources and recorded presentations:

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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
noon-1pm

Register

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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."

 

National Voter Education Week(NVEW) is a digital voter education initiative that will take place the week of October 5-9, 2020. Read on for how you can get involved.

"Throughout our years of experience in the student voter engagement space, we have seen many efforts focused on voter registration and voter turnout, but few focused on voter education -- an essential component in ensuring that those who are registered actually cast a ballot.

Complementing the incredible success of National Voter Registration Day and the exciting launch of Vote Early Day, National Voter Education Week is a nonpartisan digital voter education campaign that equips voters with the tools, information, and confidence they need to cast their ballots. The full list of founding partners and steering committee members can be found in the press release here.

Please join us! We have two different partnership opportunities: Partners and Creatives. As a partner, we’ll share advanced resources with your organization, and will work together to make sure that information reaches young people across the country. Creatives will work with NVEW to craft unique and original content that can be shared widely to everyone participating in the campaign. To get involved, visit https://votereducationweek.org/partners. "

Message from Campus Compact:

Given the great level of interest we had in our risk management webinar, we have decided to create a knowledge hub of resources. We are currently doing a call for resources related to risk management and community engagement. If your institution has guidelines that you would like to share with us, waiver forms, or other sorts of resources please submit them to Campus Compact via the form link below. Our hope is that this space will be a source of collective knowledge building and sharing. We look forward to reviewing and sharing the submissions.

https://forms.gle/fffXeer9W5xpGqEv5

A recording of the webinar is available on our website and YouTube channel.

The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) invites you to participate in its virtual Annual Meeting in July 2020. It is free and open to everyone.

The conference sessions will be shared over the course of the month of July, to be viewed asynchronously.

Visit the AAEEBL website to learn more about the event.

What's new and different:

  • Learn: AAEEBL has taken four original conference themes -- portfolio pedagogy, digital ethics, engaging campus stakeholders, and high impact practices -- and turned them into four weeks of asynchronous and synchronous events. Every live session will be recorded.
  • Apply: Each week's activities are designed to support faculty as they move from learning about a topic to putting those concepts into action. Live 'playshops' will support participants at every level of experience.
  • Share: Each week AAEEBL will curate a gallery of resources, tools and strategies shared by the community during synchronous discussions and an asynchronous 'collaboratory.'

 

 

The Association of American Colleges and Universities has recently launched a new webpage listing resource links.  Educating for Democratic Justice: Civic Teaching Online, Anti-Racism Resources, and Assessment.

The resource is created, "for members of higher education committed to engaged, participatory, collective civic learning through differences worried that moving all learning online would diminish the transformative learning possible as well as offering resources on anti-racism, a dimension of civic learning and democratic engagement, and key assessments for civic and diversity learning."

This page offers some beginning steps in three areas:  online civic engagement strategies in the time of COVID-19anti-racism resources; and ways to assess student civic learning.

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