CCE Faculty Newsletter
September 2018 | Volume 7, Issue 1


Professional Development Resources for Faculty

Faculty Newsletter
Sept. 2018 | Volume 7, Issue 1

CCE introduces new faculty engagement associate

Barrett P. Brenton, PhD
Faculty Engagement Associate, UU-137, 607-777-2859

Barry joined the CCE in June 2018 as the faculty engagement associate and is primarily responsible for professional development initiatives to further faculty and student participation in a variety of community-based teaching, learning and scholarship activities. For over 25 years he has been an active practitioner of applied community-engaged learning and research. He has a broad record of national and global scholarship that developed with his position as a tenured professor of anthropology and faculty coordinator for academic service-learning and community-based research at St. John's University in NYC. He received a BA in anthropology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a MA/PhD in biocultural anthropology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, with a specialty in nutritional/medical anthropology. Additional perspectives on his past and present work that he will draw upon to support faculty engagement with local to global communities will be highlighted in future newsletters. 

Please find below in the contents of this newsletter opportunities for professional development related to teaching, research and scholarship. 

CCE Resources for Faculty

Resources and other opportunities offered by the Center for Civic Engagement for Binghamton University faculty members.

Community Engaged Teaching Fellows Program

The Community Engaged Teaching Fellows Program is a CCE academic support initiative that guides faculty in the design and implementation of effective community engaged teaching and learning. A select group of fellows each receives a $2,000 stipend and meets monthly through the academic year to discern how academic service-learning courses and community-based scholarship can support their professional teaching and research goals. Interactive sessions will assist in fine-tuning theoretical frameworks, networking with like-minded faculty and community partners, and exploring best practices for community engagement. This program is open to instructors of every rank and discipline. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 academic year cohort of fellows. The deadline is Oct. 26, 2018. 

Community Engagement Faculty Teaching Grants

Community Engagement Faculty Teaching Grants are a CCE academic support initiative to provide instructors teaching academic service-learning/community-engaged courses with up to $500 in related project expenses that enrich student community engagement. Examples of allowable expenses include: student transportation to community project sites, honoraria for hosting community speakers, event supplies and materials. Funds may not be used for stipends or salary. Allocated funds will be distributed after the submission of receipts by the instructor. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. 

Community-Based Learning Course Designation

Community-Based Learning Course Designation is an opportunity for faculty to apply to have their courses reviewed to be designated in the Banner registration system as a credit-bearing community-based learning course.

CCE Service Listings

The CCE Service Listings provide faculty with an interactive platform to search for community partners, projects, and networks that can be integrated with academic service-learning/community-engaged course curriculum and professional development.

Conferences and Workshops

Binghamton University Community Opportunities Fair

Noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4
Mandela Room and Old Union Hall

Explore potential engagement opportunities with 85 community partners in the Binghamton area during the CCE's annual Community Opportunities Fair. Barry Brenton and the CCE team will also be available to discuss your community-based learning and research ideas. 

Binghamton University CCE/CLT Workshop on Designing and Designating a Community-Based Learning Course

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
The Learning Studio (Library North 1324C)

Academic service-learning and community-engaged learning are well-established high-impact community-based practices. This workshop introduces experiential learning course design and the Banner course designation process.

Register for the workshop

5th Annual SUNY Applied Learning Conference: Thrive at Five: Amplifying the Learning in Applied Learning

Nov. 1-2, 2018
Tarrytown, N.Y.

SUNY is building capacity and best practices for individualized education featuring campus and student leadership/models/methods. This conference offers a range of interactive sessions and workshops for a variety of audiences including faculty, staff, students, administrators and community and industry partners. There will be both SUNY and non-SUNY participants.

Learn more and register

Engagement for the Public Good

Nov. 7-9, 2018
Harrisonburg, Va.

A conference for faculty, administrators, engagement professionals, students, and community members. Collaborate with peers to share strategies, research, and best practices relating to civic learning and partnering with communities on and off campus.

Learn more and register

Binghamton University Community-Engaged Research and Outreach Conference

9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Nov. 14
Anderson Center Reception Room

Interested in creating, expanding or improving your research engagement, outreach or broader impacts program? In this conference’s workshops and panel discussions, we will discuss working with external partners, research communication, evaluation/assessment, best practices for public presentations, and successes and challenges in engagement. For more information contact Michael Jacobson, Office of Strategic Research Initiatives.

Register for the event

Publication Opportunities

Calls for submissions to academic publications.

JCEHE Special Edition on Critical Service-Learning

Submission Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018

The Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education and Indiana Campus Compact are partnering for a special edition dedicated to Critical Service-Learning. This issue will be guest-edited by Tania D. Mitchell. Critical service-learning is an approach to community engagement that prioritizes attention to social change by interrogating systems and structures of inequality, questioning the distribution of power, and seeking to develop authentic relationships among students, faculty, community partners and members (Mitchell, 2008).

The full call for submissions can be found online.

Potential community-engaged learning resources and publication outlets:

Calls for Conference Proposals

Eastern Region Campus Compact (ERCC) Bi-Annual Conference 

March 25-27, 2019
Providence, R.I.
Proposal Deadline: Nov. 1 by 11:59 p.m. EST

The ERCC conference aims to showcase practices advancing the field of community and civic engagement. Through a mix of session topics and formats, networking opportunities, and a variety of speakers, ERCC conference participants will explore key topics related to community-engaged scholarship, learning that promotes civic and democratic engagement, and programs and partnerships that enhance both community and campus. The 2019 conference theme is Education for Democracy: Innovating in Complex Times.

For more details on the conference theme, session types, submission and review process, please view the full call for proposals or visit the conference website

Professional Development Opportunities

Engaged Scholars Initiative 

Nomination Deadline: Oct. 12

The Campus Compacts of the Eastern Region, in partnership with the Swearer Center at Brown University, are accepting nominations for up to ten engaged faculty, staff and/or administrators to join the 2019-2020 Engaged Scholars Initiative (ESI) collaborative learning and leadership cohort. ESI’s purpose is to develop, support and connect leaders who can advance co-created knowledge, critically engaged pedagogies, institutional change and collaborative action to address societal issues. View the call for nominations online.

Campus Compact 2018-19 webinar series (archived and forthcoming)

This webinar series highlights innovations and deep thinking in strategic priority areas for the Campus Compact network. Go to the Campus Compact webinar series website for detailed information. Registration is free.  

  • 9/20/18, 1 P.M. ET, University Junctions: Connecting writing and service-learning across campus
  • 9/27/18, 1 P.M. ET, Racial Equity Across College & High School: It’s about liberation & transformation, not diversity & inclusion
  • 11/13/18, 3 P.M. ET, Community Colleges as Civic Power Plants: Generating, harnessing, and spreading civic power
  • 12/6/18, 4 P.M. ET, Students and Spirituality: Student motivation to do good
  • 1/24/19, 3 P.M. ET, Placed-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education
  • 2/14/19, 3 P.M. ET, What Went Wrong? A Partnership Analysis Framework
  • 2/19/18, 3 P.M. ET, Integrating Civic Outcomes across a Major or Program: Curriculum design and mapping for civic learning
  • 3/5//19, 3 P.M. ET, Exploring the Connection: Community engagement and college completion
  • 4/16/19, 4 P.M. ET, Census 2020 and Higher Education 

University at Buffalo's Global Partner Studio (GPS) Institute 

The goal of the GPS Institute is to transform existing global partnerships into catalysts for new high-impact experiential learning and pedagogical innovation, with a focus on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), digital badges, ePortfolios and integration with their UB Curriculum. GPS Institute Digital Viewbook.

Visit the Center for Civic Engagement website
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