Our regional Campus Compact association, Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic is hosting a series of facilitated virtual discussions for faculty and staff. These are great opportunities to share what you are doing and learn from others in our area (DC, Maryland, Delaware).
Thursday, May 14th, 11am: How are you supporting your nonprofit partners in capacity building?
To register and view other upcoming CCMA events: https://midatlantic.compact.org/events/
"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.
...continue reading "“What Americans Are Doing Now is Beautiful”: COVID-19 and Americans In The Atlantic"
To view (this presentation is power point only) this BISC 1008 presentation click here.
This presentation describes community engaged scholarship through Dr. Tara Scully's course, BISC 1008 Understanding Organisms. Students in this course partner with local organizations to design and implement projects related to ecology.
Help select the Symposium Audience Choice Award. Click on this link to cast your vote for best Symposium presentation.
This is a great opportunity for faculty and staff who have never attended a Campus Compact Conference to get a sense of the conversations we have there. It starts on Monday, May 11, 2020 with presentations on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWMJpkWuFCw).
Click here for the schedule: https://events.compact.org
The keynote presenter kicks off the conference on Monday, May 11th at 3:30pm.
Raj Vinnakota, the new president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, has recently authored From Civic Education to a Civic Learning Ecosystem, a white paper that explores the existing landscape of civic learning and opportunities to improve it. He will share the key conclusions from the research, along with practical steps colleges and universities can take to contribute to democratic renewal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWMJpkWuFCw
Dr. Maranda Ward, assistant professor in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, was recently featured in a GW Today article that highlighted her dedication to social justice and community-engaged scholarship. While pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Ward created Promising Futures, a nonprofit organization that teaches youth how to inform their peers about health and social justice related issues using performative teaching techniques. We are so proud of the community engaged scholarship of Dr. Ward. Check out more of their work at this link. Learn more about how Nashman supports community engaged faculty here. Want more information on getting your Community Engaged Scholarship course designated click here. Click here for more information on the work of HSCI 2110, a community engaged course Dr. Ward teaches.
A recording of the April 24th Faculty Friday discussion, "Democracy Despite Disruption: Improving Student Voter Engagement through Pedagogy" presented by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) is available here:
Colleges and universities are leading the way on improving voter engagement of our diverse populations of student learners, and data show this focus is working. Yet students in some disciplines vote at lower rates than others. What are the ways—even in this time of COVID-19 disruption—that faculty can connect voter engagement to their work with students? This webinar will focus on non-partisan pedagogical and curricular strategies to improve student voter engagement.
Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal (SECEIJ) is calling for submissions to be part of a special issue honoring the life and legacy of Dr. David Ferguson, Distinguished Service Professor and Provost’s Scholar at Stony Brook University, who died unexpectedly in July 2019. David was one of the first individuals involved with the National Science Foundation-funded SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Project and became a senior leader in that community. In addition to chairing the SENCER Leadership Fellows program, David was a long-time member of the editorial advisory board for SECEIJ.
In keeping with the themes that were important to David during his career, we invite submissions on the following topics:
- diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM
- engineering for social good
- faculty development/leadership
- applied math and quantitative literacy
Submission guidelines can be found at http://new.seceij.net/submission-guidelines/. Please note that for this special issue, submissions do not need to fall into one of the categories described in the guidelines. All submissions should be sent to Marcy Dubroff, Managing Editor, at email@example.com. The deadline for submissions to this special issue is April 15. Questions about this special issue can be directed to either of SECEIJ’s co-editors in chief, Trace Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt Fisher (email@example.com).
2020 URBAN Conference Registration OPEN
Registration is open for the All-In: Co-Creating Knowledge for Justice conference! Registration will close for all attendees on April 12,2020. Contact mkdiscip.edu for any questions regarding registration. The conference is filled with sessions and performances with Wednesday and Thursday lunch, Wednesday evening reception and social dinner. Shuttles will be provided to and from conference venues, but the hotel must be accommodated separately.
Registration rates include:
Full Conference- faculty/ foundation representative: $235
Full Conference- Student/non-profit organizations: $85
One day- faculty/foundation reprsentative: $90
One day- Student/non-profit organizations: $35
Dr. Watson and her colleagues from Rutgers University analyzed data on how to practice high-impact equity using a toolkit. The toolkit provides a process practitioners can follow to become more equity-minded in their use of HIPs. Designed to ensure that students from all racial and ethnic groups are taking equal advantages of HIPs. It provides methods to assess: equal representation, equal access, and equal impact. They also created a report that's useful to interrogate whether there are equity gaps in your student engagement practices. Some of those practices being
1. Interrogate Policies and Practices
2. Race-conscious engagement practices
3.Interrogate Policies and Practices
4. Plan Inquiry Activities
5. Implement Actions and Set Equity Goals
To learn more visit the report findings and click here!