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April 2017 | Vol. 5  Issue 8
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Center for Civic Engagement News

Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conferences

Call for Conference Proposals

Call for Faculty Award Nominations

Recent Publications

Grant Opportunities

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Center for Civic Engagement News

Expert panel on international initiatives’ impacts in Broome County

April 5, 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
University Downtown Center

The College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) invites you to attend an expert panel, with lunch and networking to follow. The community event and lunch are free, but registration is required. The panel will focus on global service learning and civic engagement initiatives at Binghamton University, how these education and research programs benefit communities locally and abroad, and opportunities for future community-international partnerships.

Community-engaged scholars reception

April 21, 2017
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Are you leading a class or research project that involves the community? Are you interested in learning more about community-based teaching and research? Join us for networking and refreshments during Research Days at the community-engaged scholars reception. The Engaged Faculty Fellows for Teaching Excellence and instructors of designated service-learning courses will be available to discuss the challenges and rewards of community-engaged scholarship. Information on how to apply for community engagement grants will be provided. Instructors, staff and students both new to and experienced with engaged scholarship or service-learning are most welcome. RSVP online or to

Co-Sponsors: Division of Student Affairs, Center for Civic Engagement, Center for Learning and Teaching

We Have Issues: Strategies for contacting elected officials

Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 1 to 2 p.m.
Center for Civic Engagement (UU-137)

The Center for Civic Engagement's new initiative, We Have Issues, offers a supportive, nonpartisan space for students, faculty and staff who wish to make their voices heard and contact their elected officials regarding issues they care about. Participants can come to one meeting or many to find out which elected officials represent them, learn strategies for contacting officials and stay on the beat about local, state and federal policy issues up for consideration. For more information, email Jenn Dum at

Donate children's books for the Bright Green Bookshelf

The Center for Civic Engagement is collecting new and gently used children's books (appropriate for preschoolers and kindergarteners). The goal of the Bright Green Bookshelf initiative is to stock bookshelves in the community with books, which children and families can pick up and either keep or return to the bookshelf when they're finished, thus encouraging reading outside of school hours.The bookshelves will provide students who do not have access to books at home with an opportunity to engage in at-home reading with parents and family.

There is a donation bin in the CCE office (UU-137). If you have any books that you would like to donate to community children, please drop them off at this location. Questions can be directed to Cynthia Defranco at This program is based on the Bright Red Bookshelf, which was created by the Family Reading Partnership in Ithaca, NY.

Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conferences 

Connecting Campuses with Communities Conference

May 15-19, 2017
Indianapolis, Ind.

The Connecting Campuses with Communities Conference will include a Service Learning Institute and Research Academy to achieve the following objectives:

  • To increase the number of high quality service learning courses
  • To share promising practices and generate new ideas
  • To enhance reflection, assessment, and partnerships in service learning classes
  • To build a network of service learning practitioners
  • To strengthen research on service learning and community engagement
  • To advance the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • To provide consultation and feedback on research ideas
  • To build a network of service learning scholars
Topics will include:
  • Integrating curricula and research
  • Developing measurement approaches; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
  • Designing theory-grounded research questions using ethical methods
  • Writing research proposals and manuscripts

For more information, view the flyer or contact Laura Weaver or Tom Hahn

The Whole Student: Intersectionality and Well-Being 

A Bringing Theory to Practice Project National Conference

May 24-26, 2017
Chicago, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Apr. 6, 2017

We know now, more than ever, that engaged learning, civic development and engagement, and attention to wholeness and student well-being are more than just important or central to the heart of higher education—our dedication to them is our moral imperative as a society, and they are capable of securing the future of our democracy. Higher education’s promise as an enduring institution of democracy continues to be ours to fulfill.

As facilitators of this educational enterprise, we owe it to students to attend to the diversity of their intersecting identities and to the ways in which those identities intersect with those of community members; with curricula, campus designs, and programs; and with institutional priorities. Even if it weren’t enough to attend to these factors simply because the integrity of the enterprise demands it, the consequences of not doing so have never been plainer, as illustrated by the rash of recent clashes seen on campuses related to identity politics and free speech, to name just two examples. Registration is $225 per individual; $175 per person for a team of 3 or more Students (including graduate students) attend free. Visit The Whole Student: Intersectionality and Well-Being Conference website for more information.

Engagement Academy

May 31-June 2, 2017
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Co-hosted by Pennsylvania Campus Compact and New York Campus Compact

The Engagement Academy program is a professional and institutional development event where campus teams work intensely for 2.5 days supported by instruction and mentoring from top scholars, leaders and practitioners in the field of community engagement.

The goal for each team is to create a clear action plan designed to deepen institutional commitment to and capacity for high quality community engagement. Pre-work helps team identify specific challenges and goals for their campus.  At each stage of the Academy, participants learn new concepts and then craft components of their action plan to improve the alignment of engagement strategies with their institutional mission and goals.

Team members return to their campuses with their action plan and new leadership skills to support successful implementation.

The program reflects a curriculum of core modules such as: 

  • Tying public engagement to institutional priorities
  • Leading strategic change
  • Leading external & internal partnerships
  • Leading resource development

And topical modules such as: 

  • Carnegie Community Engagement classification application
  • Leading monitoring and measuring collective impact

Fee: $600 per person with a minimum of 3 people per team. $500 for each additional team member. Open to Campus Compact members only. Learn more and register online.

Institute on Academic Service-Learning

June 15, 2017 
St. John's University, Queens Campus
Queens, N.Y. 11439

$75 Registration Fee for Campus Compact Members
$125 for Non-Members

Facilitated by Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, former Professor of English at Bentley University and academic service-learning pioneer, this program is designed for faculty who want to explore and/or deepen their understanding and practice of academic service-learning.  Dr. Zlotkowski founded the Bentley Service-Learning Center in 1990. The Center provides university wide support for all undergraduate departments and has aided a quarter of the Bentley full-time faculty and several thousand students in participating in service-learning projects.  He has led service-learning workshops for international, national and regional organizations as well as for several hundred individual campuses and writes and speaks extensively on a wide range of service-learning and engagement-related topics.

The Institute is open to all full time and part time faculty and administrators who teach.  Your attendance at this program will result in certification in academic service-learning. 

  • To explore or deepen your understanding of the academic service-learning pedagogy and be better prepared to be an advocate of academic service-learning at your institution and with your colleagues
  • To design or re-design your course outline to include an academic service-learning component which can be used for your course
  • To identify the connection of your Institutional Mission and/or Strategic Plan to academic service-learning
  • To identify ways to build a community partnership
  • To identify ways to effectively link reflection and grading to academic service-learning

You will receive:

  • Academic service-learning certificate
  • Institute material with resource information on academic service-learning

Please bring your course syllabus with you. Register online.

8th Global Service-Learning Institute:

Advancing Community-Driven Global Service-Learning

June 29-30, 2017
SUNY Oswego Metro Center
Syracuse, N.Y.  

Fee: $150/person

This Institute will build upon established institute strengths in global service-learning pedagogy and program development, while also integrating more explicit attention to best practices in community-driven global service-learning. Previous institutes have highlighted encouragement of institutional teams and the opportunity to workshop global service-learning coursework and programs during the institute, along with deep collaboration, dialogue with, and learning from like-minded peers. Given the success previous institutes, we will continue to provide participants with the opportunity to further develop their global service-learning programs - whether they are novice or advanced - in centrally located Syracuse, New York.

The Institute is uniquely designed to be collaborative, open, and participatory. Past attendees have found the format and design offers opportunities for in-depth conversation, quality feedback, and network-building.  In addition, we welcome questions, suggestions and comments throughout scheduled programming.

Who Should Attend?

  • Faculty, professional staff and administrators currently working on International Affairs that have an interest in service-learning
  • Faculty, professional staff and administrators currently using service-learning pedagogy that have an interest in the global/international contexts of their domestic programs
  • Teams and individuals currently working on the SUNY Applied Learning Initiative interested in the intersection of service-learning and international education. 

Topics discussed:  

  • Community-driven GSL
  • GSL course and program design
  • Learning outcomes, reflection and assessment
  • Community-Campus Partnership Models 
  • Safety and risk management

Sponsors:  Cornell University, Engaged Cornell, New York Campus Compact, Amizade Global Service-Learning, the State University of New York  Register online

2017 Global Engagement and Social Responsibility

Oct. 12-14, 2017 
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, La. 

As more colleges and universities integrate the language of global learning into campus mission statements and strategic plans, the prominence and profile of global learning continues to rise. Institutional cases for offering global learning across all disciplines and majors have been made. Global learning ensures that students draw from scholarship generated across the globe to solve problems that exist both at home and abroad. In order to truly provide integrated global learning opportunities for all students, it is essential to understand what global learning means in diverse contexts on our campuses, in our nation, and throughout the world and to offer multiple opportunities for global learning across the curriculum and co-curricular activities both on and off campus. Here is the most recent conference information.

Call for Conference Proposals

4th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding 

Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017
New York City

Submission Deadline: June 9

The 4th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding seeks to inspire and coordinate a global effort to humanize humanity by providing a platform and an opportunity for a pluridisciplinary, scholarly, and meaningful discussion on how to live together in peace and harmony, especially in ethnically, racially, or religiously divided societies and countries. Through this pluridisciplinary scholarly encounter, the conference hopes to stimulate inquiries and research studies that draw on knowledge, expertise, methods, and findings from multiple disciplines to address a broad range of problems that inhibit the ability of humans to live together in peace and harmony in different societies and countries, and at different times and in different or similar situations. Interested researchers, theorists, and practitioners from any fields of study, including the natural sciences, social sciences, behavioral sciences, applied sciences, health sciences, humanities and arts, and so on, are encouraged to submit abstracts and / or full papers for presentation at the conference. Register online.

Call for Faculty Award Nominations

Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

Deadline: May 1

Sponsored by the Swearer Center at Brown University in partnership with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), the annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a full-time faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts, and who connects their teaching, research, and service to community engagement.

The Lynton Award emphasizes community-engaged scholarly work across faculty roles.  The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member's academic expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders, and reflects the mission of the institution.

This year’s Lynton Award will be presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and  Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), held from October 8-11, 2017 in Denver, CO. Recipients of the award are required to attend and present at the conference.

Learn more and submit a nomination online.

Recent Publications

Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research

Volume 5 of Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research has been published online. This publication is a refereed, multidisciplinary online undergraduate journal publishing intellectual and reflective work on service learning and community-based research. It is open to undergraduate students in the U.S. and across the globe. Volume 5 includes 16 essays by students in a wide range of disciplines. The journal is published through the Penn State University, Berks Center for Service Learning and Community-Based Research. 

Grant Opportunities

Campus Interfaith Innovation Grants 

Application deadline: May 15

Interfaith Youth Core is pleased to offer Campus Interfaith Innovation grants in the amount of $4,000-$5,000 to support campuses as they advance one or more Leadership Practices for Interfaith Excellence in Higher Education.  As religious diversity increases on college and university campuses and our country wrestles with differences that divide us, IFYC seeks to support institutions of higher education as they turn religious diversity into a unifying force in our country.  Through the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Fetzer Institute, IFYC is pleased to offer multiple granting opportunities for campuses who wish to advance institutional excellence in interfaith engagement.

Recipients will be announced in July 2017. Grant funding must be spent between August 1st, 2017 – June 30th, 2018. Only one grant will be distributed per campus, but campuses may apply in multiple categories if desired. Visit the IYC website for more information.

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