Campus Compact has issued a call for colleges and universities to take action in pursuit of equal justice, equal opportunity, and equal power for all. They also recommend that colleges and universities examine the circumstances in their own communities and take specific steps consistent with their stated values.
"In 2015, following an earlier wave of protests in response to police violence against African Americans, Campus Compact released a set of recommendations for ways colleges and universities can challenge injustice. Read more about what your campus can do to take action.
Read the recommendations >"
Many thanks to Dr. Maranda Ward for compiling and sharing this resource list:
Issues in Science and Technology is hosting a virtual town hall on May 27th, 2:45-3:45pm. Link here to register or view the event recording.
In case you missed it, the Chronicle of Higher Education recently published this article, 15 Ways Colleges Are Mobilizing to Support Their Communities.
"As the pandemic has closed campuses, forcing higher education to reinvent itself, many colleges are also meeting this unprecedented moment with a renewed sense of purpose about their role in the community...."
Congratulations to Nashman Affiliate Faculty, Dr. Maranda Ward, who recently published a a research article on youth identity formation through participatory action research. To read the full article, click here.
Dr. Ward used Promising Futures, the arts-based peer education program she developed, as her study site in conducting this research. Dr. Ward sought to understand how the identities of urban youth labeled as ‘at-risk’ was affected by their role as peer mentors for students traditionally labeled as ‘at-risk’ by academic standards.
JHEOE is an open access, peer-reviewed journal focused on advancing theory and practice related all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities. The latest issue is available at https://openjournals.libs.uga.edu/jheoe/issue/view/203
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Read the latest issue of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, North CarolinaCampus Compact’s peer-reviewed, online journal, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The journal is available online here.
All volumes (2009-2019) are archived and are available for download. Visit the Partnerships Archive.
"Most Americans now alive have experienced no more than one or two moments of nationwide unity. The oldest Americans remember the victory gardens and scrap-metal drives of World War II; Baby Boomers might recall the period of national mourning after John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963; many of us recall the wave of patriotism and flood of flags after 9/11. Someday, we may very well tell future generations about the spirit of 2020, the spring of the coronavirus, when we learned about social distancing and exponential spread."
Read the full article inThe Atlantic here.
The Council on Undergraduate Research will be waiving their membership fee and allowing free access to all of their services until April 30th. Setup your account here!
CUR, a membership organization that works to increase the undergraduate research capacity for faculty and students at campuses across the country, are aiming to provide greater assistance to both students and faculty during this difficult time. The organization provides an online community for support and collaboration. The membership also grants access to many journals and online resources.
This access comes at a great time in the semester, as final papers and projects are right around the corner. For students, the CUR membership could provide a plethora of resources to complete these assignments. It could even assist in finding a journal to submit a paper to for publishing.
Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity!