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Community Engagement in the COVID-19 Reality

The Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement (JHEOE)  is sharing a call for proposals for an upcoming special issue.  This special issue invites proposals that are research articles, reflective essays, projects with promise, or relevant dissertation overviews related to the theme of “Community Engagement in the COVID-19 Reality.”  This issue is being guest-edited by Dr. Brian Davenport and Dr. Barbara Holland.

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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 

The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health would like to gather stories and resources about how our institutions and community partners are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Submit your stories through this google doc (please answer any questions as you see fit).

The Spring 2020 volume of the International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership, and Social Justice is live at 

This journal is a good opportunity for our undergraduate students. We encourage you to review this volume, and consider course assignments that would create opportunities for your students to submit their work. 

GW recently joined the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. This organization, "connects leaders and scholars of urban and metropolitan universities to share, discuss, and debate important issues facing our unique institutions and the cities we serve."

The association distributes relevant news, facilitates conversations across member institutions, holds an annual conference, and publishes a journal.

Stay tuned for more information on the connections and professional development benefits you can take advantage of given our institutional membership.

The annual Points of Light Conference will be June 10-12, 2020, here in Washington, DC.

The Points of Light Conference is a global convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders who connect, collaborate, gain and share the knowledge and resources needed to galvanize the power of people to create change. This year’s event will be the centerpiece of a yearlong celebration to mark Points of Light’s founding by President George H.W. Bush 30 years ago.

Civic life today requires that we look beyond traditional labels like “volunteer,” and empower people to express their desire to do good in ways that are meaningful to them: through the purchases they make, how they vote, in what they share on social media, where and how they choose to work, and what causes they support with their time or money.


The IJRSLCE Editors have issued a call for manuscripts for Volume 8 of the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. The Editors are seeking submissions that reflect the breadth of scholarship in the service-learning and community engagement field, with articles from different disciplines and countries, reflecting a range of methodologies.
The Journal has five main sections: (1) Advances in Theory and Methodology; (2) Community Partnerships and Impacts; (3) Faculty Roles and Institutional Issues; (4) International Service-Learning and Community Engagement Research; and (5) Student Outcomes – Primary, Secondary, and Higher Education. In addition, there is a Book Review section.
The Author Guidelines are available at the IJRSLCE website; submissions are managed by ScholasticaHQ. To submit a manuscript, registration on the site is required. The deadline for submissions for Volume 8 is May 15, 2020.

Registration is now open for the 2020 IUPUI Research Academy.

"Convened from May 13-15, 2020 on the IUPUI campus, the Research Academy is an intense, interactive 3-day workshop designed to develop research, assessment, and evaluation skills, learn about methods, and develop a research and/or assessment project on high impact practices or other engaged learning. Convened since 2009, the Research Academy historically focused on service learning research.  However, beginning in 2019 the Research Academy has expanded its scope to cover other types of high impact practices and engaged learning (e.g., themed learning communities, ePortfolios, global engagement)."

If you want to learn more, please read this article:

Contact Tom Hahn ( if you have any questions. 

Register for the Research Academy at:



Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life and Tulane University has announced their 2020 National Gathering will be held October 9-11 in New Orleans, less than one month before the national Presidential election. The two organizations will work with local institutions and leaders in organizing this dynamic national conference. 
"The Imagining America (IA) Gathering is an annual convening of public scholars, artists, students, designers, and leaders who are addressing critical public issues through creative cultural organizing, collaborative research, and engaged learning. The conference offers participants a three-day immersive experience in which to connect, dialogue, learn, and strategize around the ways to build new knowledge and inspire collective imagination towards transformative education and action.
New Orleans will serve as a powerful context in which to showcase local and global work around this year’s Gathering themes of displacement and movements."

This year, the Engagement Scholarship Consortium 2020 Conference Planning Committee is particularly encouraging student participation in the conference: September 15-16, 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"Students are invited to submit a proposal for a poster to be presented at the 2020 conference, detailing impactful community engagement through research or service work. Delivering a poster at an international conference is a unique academic experience and is an excellent addition to a résumé or graduate school application."
Please circulate this call for posters to students whose experiences support the conference's theme of "Envisioning Engaged Scholarship" and can help us explore our many diverse futures together.

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