CCE Faculty Newsletter
November 2017 | Volume 6, Issue 4


Resources and Funding for Community-Based Teaching

Resources for Binghamton University Faculty
November 2017 | Volume 6, Issue 4

Local Events and Volunteer Opportunities

14th Annual Binghamton Symposium on Health Care Management and Policy

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Center of Excellence, Innovation Technologies Complex
85 Murray Hill Rd. Vestal, NY, 13850
Room: ITC-CoE 1011
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Theme: Affordable Care Act: Retrospect and Future of US Healthcare

There will be sessions involving professionals in health care, hospital administrators, insurance company executives, public officials, non-profit organizations and private citizens. There is no registration fee for faculty, graduate students and staff of Binghamton University. But, there is a charge of $20 for the lunch. All participants must register.

To register, contact Manas Chatterji (607) 777-2475 or e-mail:

Sponsored by: School of Management, In Cooperation with The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, SUNY Albany, NY, and the United Hospital Fund, New York City.


Join the NYS Mentoring Program at Johnson City

The NYS Mentoring Program at Johnson City is looking for faculty to mentor and tutor students between grades 3-5. The program is held on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. and is a full academic year commitment. This is a chance for faculty to make a positive impact on student future academic success, behavior, and grades. The program takes place at the Johnson City Intermediate School: 601 Columbia Drive Johnson City New York 13790. For more information contact Sara Hall at

Awards & Funding

Resources, awards and other opportunities for Binghamton University faculty members.

Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund Grant

Deadline: Nov. 20, 2017

Could you use some funding to plan or kickstart a public engagement project in your community? Applications are now being accepted from individuals who are interested in being considered to receive a Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund grant. Grants are provided to individuals to enable them to develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and launch one or more deliberative dialogues in their communities and organizations in order to advance NIFI's overall mission, which is to promote public deliberation about national issues.

Grants are expected to be in the range of $500-1,000.

The Taylor L. Willingham Fund was established to honor the work of Taylor Willingham in the deliberative democracy movement and is administered by the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI). Download an application online.


Newman Civic Fellowship

The Center for Civic Engagement is accepting nominations for the Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Have at least one year of their education remaining, so that they will be enrolled the entire 2018-2019 academic year (either at their current institution or at a different one)
  • Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities to create long-term social change
  • Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization
  • Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement

To submit a nomination, email the following to CCE by Friday, Dec. 15:

  • a letter of support outlining the student's commitment to community change and approach to addressing the root causes of social issues
  • a copy of the student's resume

The final nominee will be notified by early January, and the fellows will be publicly announced on March 6. Contact Alison Handy Twang for more information.


Regional, national and global service-learning and community engagement conferences.

Campus Compact's 2018 National Conference

True Stories of Engagement: Higher Education for Democracy
March 25-28, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana

Join us for learning, dialogue, and connection among people linking campuses to communities for the public good. Attend pre-conference workshops, 4 keynote speakers, 10 plenary sessions, and over 50 breakouts covering topics from assessment to student engagement work.

Dawn Porter, the featured keynote speaker, is an award-winning filmmaker whose work challenges dominant narratives of complex social issues through storytelling.  Porter's films have been selected or nominated for the Sundance Festival Editing Award, the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and the Emmy Award. Want to share your stories of engagement as a presenter at Campus Compact's 2018 National Conference?  Submit a proposal.

Calls for Proposals

Opportunities for conference proposals, presentations and publication submissions.

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE18) Meeting

The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA Lead Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. During this year’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE18) Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. from June 6-9, 2018, their goal is to bring together their collective networks to advance work that ensures students graduate from colleges and universities are prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. Submit your proposal by Jan. 29, 2018


The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change

The latest volume of The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change is live. The journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences. The Journal considers articles that: 1) discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served; 2) offer a case study of a service-learning project; and 3) reflect on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.


Public: A Journal of Imagining America

Call for submissions for Volume 5, Issue 1 on Public Data. For this call for PUBLIC we seek to host a critical and creative conversation around the many ways that engaged scholarship and practice in the arts, humanities, and design embrace the challenges and opportunities of public data: data collected on, by, with, and/or for our public interests. We seek submissions from a rich variety of perspectives centrally concerned with the social, cultural and political implications of public data around topics such as:

  • Public or private ownership of and/or access to data
  • The uses and abuses of quantitative information
  • Historical context for collecting data
  • Community datasets for social change
  • Participatory data collection
  • Data, bureaucracies, and power
  • Civic information infrastructures
  • Open data
  • Data and the construction of ‘publics’ and public identities
  • Data literacy
  • Data visualizations / auralizations
  • Alternative representations of data meant to empower
  • Origins, conceptualizations, and alternative understandings of data
  • Data activism

Guest editors Kathleen Brandt and Brian Lonsway are now accepting one-page proposals at Full submissions will be accepted between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, 2017.

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