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As the new year and semester begin, faculty have the opportunity to get involved in new Faculty Learning Communities (or FLCs). These are groups that meet monthly to explore an issue of interest with a small group of faculty from a variety of disciplines and are each chaired by a certain faculty member. For the year 2020, there are currently 3 FLCs:  

  • Black Lives Matter, Co-chairs Maranda Ward and Susan LeLacheur 
  • Writing for Publication Accountability Group, Chair Imani M. Cheers 
  • Democratically Engaged Assessment, Chair Wendy Wagner 

FLC chairs are selecting meeting times now, based on the availability of those interested. Contact Wendy Wagner ( as soon as possible to be included.


On January 17, 2020 The Nashman Center will be gathering all Community-Engaged Scholarship course instructors for a meeting to kick-off the semester right. Lunch will be provided!

We are looking forward to sharing a number of resources with you and discussing each others' new ideas, concerns, and questions. A few important conversations we'll have include:

  • Your feedback on the new course, department, and school reports that our GWServes platform makes possible.
  • Advice from the registrar on a number of ways to ensure students are aware your course will include community engagement.
  • Changes to the Symposium for Community-Engaged Scholarship.

To register for this event click right here!

Hope to see you all there!

Faculty, TAs and GAs please join us for an online virtual tutorial about your course and how to register students on GWServes/givepulse. We will review how to see student hours, how to edit your class, how to find your community partners and ass to your page and how students add their impact hours. Weblink for each day will be sent out ahead of the sessions. Down below are the times and dates for the sessions. RSVP link down below.

Session days/times:
January 10th at 10am
January 11th at 10am
January 14th at noon
January 15th at noon

RSVP by clicking here!

The Community Engagement and the Arts Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is nearing the end of its calendar year of work, after having met consistently for the year 

The many members of the FLC, led by Leslie Jacobson, Professor Emerita of Theatre, have centered much of their discussion on how to facilitate greater community engaged scholarship in the arts at GW. More recently, they have focused on learning about better ways to ‘tell our story’ through assessment methods that accurately capture the depth of the work done through community engaged arts. They are currently in the process of determining a way to share their work with the GW community.  

If you are interested in getting involved with a FLC that will be convening for the coming year, check out more information here 

"Waging Peace in Vietnam: An Exhibit, A Book, A Movement" will take place at the George Washington University from November 11th-15th, 2019. 

Day 1: Mon. November 11th, 2019 

...continue reading "Elliot School Hosts “Waging Peace in Vietman: An Exhibit, A Book, A Movement”"

According to the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame University, "[here] are suggested classes on GI and veteran resistance to the Vietnam War that can be incorporated into courses on social movements, political change and other topics. Four classes are listed: instructors can pick or choose as they wish from among the suggested classes and listed resources."

  • Class 1: An overview of GI resistance to the Vietnam War
  • Class 2: The veteran’s story; invite a member of Veterans For Peace or other veterans groups to come to class and talk about the experience of serving in the military.
  • Class 3: The Vietnam Veterans’ movement
  • Class 4: Class, race and military war resistance

For more information about each course, please click here.

For a PDF version of the above referenced information, please click here.

"As part of the Waging Peace in Vietnam Conference hosted by Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), the Elliott School of International Affairs will hold a Peace Poetry Open Mic commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Mobilization for Peace." To learn more about the event, please click here.

The Open Mic will take place Wednesday, November 13th from 6 to 8pm in the 2nd Floor Atrium. 1957 E St, NW, 20052.

To note, before the Open Mic, "a Peace Poetry Workshop will take place in Room 213 from 5 to 6pm. During the Workshop, Vietnam veteran poets Jan Barry and Lamont B. Steptoe will assist individuals wishing to write poetry to share at the Open Mic later in the evening."

To RSVP for the workshop & open mic, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact

“DCCPA’s Annual Conference will take the theme “Capitalizing on Change,” and brings together higher education professionals from across the region to exchange ideas and discuss best practices, research, current issues, and trends in local, national, and global higher education. The conference will take place on December 6, 2019 at the George Washington University.

Our world, our city, and our institutions are in an era of change and within the next decade, our local and national higher education landscape will look vastly different. A combination of political, economic, demographic, and technological changes are influencing the way in which we do our work every day and while challenging, this era of change presents unique opportunities for innovation and creativity. We want to know how you, your students, and your institutions are rising to the challenges facing us today. What are the ways in which you are capitalizing on change? What are the ways in which you’re preparing for change? How are you preparing your students to enter a changing workforce and economic landscape? How have you succeeded in creating change in your area? 

DCCPA encourages program submissions that connect to ACPA’s Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice and Decolonization. DCCPA, a chapter of ACPA: College Student Educators International, boldly supports the ACPA Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice and Decolonization and explicitly, but not exclusively, invites program proposals that center on the experiences of marginalized peoples.  If you have questions about the strategic imperative, you are invited to review the literature here and engage the board with your questions."

  • Submissions are due October 25, 2019.
  • Confirmations will be sent out on or around November 4.

Read the full call for proposals and submit your proposal here. 

The 6th Global Service-Learning Summit is November 3rd-5th at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. The topic: ‘One World: Inclusion and Transformation in Service-Learning'.  

The schedule for the summit has been announced and the plenary will be on ‘Asset-based Local Engagement and Inclusive Community-Building'. This panel will feature a panel of women who have been working to advance the inclusivity in Upstate South Carolina. To read the original post on the summit click here 

For more information on the summit and how to register click here
For more information on the panel click here  

The Elliot School of International Affairs will be hosting a book launch event in celebration of Reclaiming Patriotism, the newest book of Dr.Amitai Etioni, University Professor and Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies.  

The event will be on October 1st, from 12:30pm-2:30pm in the Lindner Family Commons (room 602) of the Elliot School of International Affairs (1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20052). The event is free, with books available to purchase and a light lunch provided.  

RSVP for the event here 

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