CCE Faculty Newsletter
September 2017 | Volume 6, Issue 2

Resources and Funding for Community-Based Teaching

Resources for Binghamton University Faculty
September 2017 | Volume 6, Issue 2

CCE Spotlight: Jessica Arends, PhD

Faculty Engagement Associate Jessica Arends, PhD, supports faculty in developing  community-engaged projects to enhance student learning. Jessica can assist you in brainstorming ways to connect your students with community members and how to tie these experience back to your course objectives. She is also available to present CCE resources at your next department meeting. Contact Jessica at   

CCE News

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

CCE Fall Workshops


Service-Learning 101: A Course Design Workshop for All Instructors

Wed. Sept. 6
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Zurack Family High-Technology Collaboration Center, Glenn G. Bartle Library

What is service-learning and how does it differ from other forms of community engagement? How can I design a service-learning course that authentically enriches student learning? This interactive workshop is for faculty and staff looking to develop or refine a community-based course in any discipline.

Participants will explore tools for effectively designing service-learning courses, collaborating with community partners and preparing students for engagement. Faculty experienced with community-engaged teaching will share their experiences. Information on grants for community engagement will also be available. This event is free but pre-registration is required. Register by Friday, Sept. 1.

Co-sponsored by: The Center for Teaching and Learning


Preparing Students for Cross-Cultural Engagement: A Faculty Workshop

Mon. Nov. 6
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Center for Learning and Teaching Learning Studio (LN1324)

Engaging students with those who are culturally different stimulates self-awareness and cultural learning; however, these cross-cultural interactions may also reinforce stereotypes. This workshop will provide practical strategies and resources for effectively engaging students with immigrants, refugees, or culturally-diverse communities locally or abroad. Instructors leading cross-cultural projects will share their experiences. Register by Thursday, Nov. 2.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning

CCE Course Designation

What is ASL/CEL course designation?
The Center for Civic Engagement designates courses that include a community-based project to enrich student learning and benefit community members. Courses are coded as either Academic Service-Learning (ASL) or Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) in BU Brain for students to easily find highly sought-after community-engaged courses. See the Course Designation website to learn more.

Benefits of ASL/CEL designation

  • Designated courses are eligible for up to $500 in Teaching Enrichment Grants to support your community-based projects.
  • Join a growing community of engaged faculty from across the disciplines and share your expertise at workshops and other CCE events!


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

18th Annual Engagement Scholarship Conference

Pre-Conference: Sept. 24-27, 2017
Birmingham, Ala.

This year's conference is centered on the theme of This Is Engagement: Best Practices in Community-Engaged ScholarshipPre-conference workshops include:

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop: This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community-engaged scholarship. Participation in the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW) is limited and interested applicants must be nominated to be considered for this workshop. Learn more and apply on the EESW website.

Outreach and Engagement Practitioners Network and Pre-College Programming Workshop: This year’s session will offer participants the opportunity to delve deeper into the role of the professional boundary spanner, challenging each individual to push themselves to identify at least one new or additional way to be impactful. Participants will have access to critical, timely knowledge from key leaders from national organizations allied in the pursuit of furthering community engagement, outreach and scholarship.

As with previous years, we will also have the opportunity to continue to strengthen our network and make strides toward our goal of becoming an effective community of practice. Learn more on the OEPN website.


C.A.L.L. [Communities. Arts. Lands. Learning.]

17th Annual National Imagining America Conference

October 12 – 14, 2017
Davis, Calif.

Hosted by the University of California, Davis
Early Bird registration rates expire Sept. 8, 2017

The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, students and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. Together, we explore the power of shared identity — of understanding who we are and what we stand for, and therefore, what we are called to do. Read the Call for Participation.

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

Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2017
New York City, N.Y.

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. Register on the conference website.

17th International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference

September 14 – 16, 2017
Galway, Ireland

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is pleased to announce that proposals are now being accepted for the 2017 conference. IARSLCE is a scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement. The focus of presentations, symposiums, and keynotes is on research incorporating a variety of theoretical, methodologies, and perspectives. The conference also serves as a gathering place for networking and association business meetings for members. A significant component of the conference is the mentoring of graduate students and new faculty members interested in advancing their own research agendas in this field. This year’s conference theme is: Gateways- Charting New Territories & Forging Authentic Relationships. Visit the IARSLCE conference webpage for more information.

AAC&U’s 2018 Annual Meeting: Recapturing the Elusive American Dream

January 24–27, 2017
Washington, DC

“Can Higher Education Recapture the Elusive American Dream?”—The American Association of Colleges and Universities 2018 Annual Meeting will reinforce the alignment of higher education, life, work, and citizenship by highlighting evidence-based educational practices guided by clearly articulated goals for student learning—practices designed for students of all backgrounds and across all disciplines and institution types. A Pre-Conference Symposium, “The Power of Civic Engagement—Across Campus, Within Communities, Beyond Borders,” will be held on Wednesday, January 24, and the Ninth Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios will be held on Saturday, January 27. Registration will open on September 15.

Campus Compact 2018 National Conference

Indianapolis, Indiana
March 25-28, 2018

Higher education's role in the work of democracy has never been more important or more contested than it is right now. In March of 2018, we will come together in Indianapolis for our 2018 National Conference to share resources, strategies, and plans for action.

Presentation and Publication Opportunities

Calls for proposals and submissions to publications.

“The Inconvenient Truths” Network for Academic Renewal Conference

March 22–24, 2018
San Diego, California

Proposals due: Sept. 6, 2017

In his 2009 article in AAC&U’s Diversity & Democracy, “Another Inconvenient Truth: Capturing Campus Climate and Its Consequences,” the late Eric Dey challenged educators to examine the “real” versus the “ideal” view of our campus environments. This perspective recognizes that only through close examination of these often dissimilar viewpoints can institutions achieve the mission of higher education to prepare students for success in work, life, and citizenship, both nationally and globally. To better serve today’s nontraditional, technologically advanced, and equity-driven student population, AAC&U invites proposals for the conference, which will provide a forum for campus educators to reexamine existing institutional frameworks designed for a bygone era, a different student population, and a very different cultural environment. We encourage proposals for sessions that will engage participants in the difficult dialogues necessary to prepare them to lead discussions on campus to ensure all voices are engaged in transcending campus silos and boundaries to create an inclusive campus environment.

Call for Submissions to Community Literacy Journal

Submit by Nov. 1, 2017

Founded by editors Michael Moore and John Warnock, the Community Literacy Journal will continue to publish both scholarly work that contributes to the field’s emerging methodologies and research agendas and work by literacy workers, practitioners, and community literacy program staff and clients. We are especially committed to presenting work done in collaboration between academics and community members. View details at or email

Awards and Funding

Apply for various community engagement awards and funding opportunities.

Grinnell College Seeks Nominations for $100,000 Innovator in Social Justice Prize

Nominations Due: Oct. 9, 2017

Grinnell College is accepting nominations from across the globe for the 2018 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize. The college awards the $100,000 Grinnell Prize annually to individuals who are on the cutting edge of socially just innovation. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to nominate someone who is:
  • A change-maker working on the cutting edge of social innovation;
  • A leader who collaborates to co-create solutions to pressing social justice issues;
  • A visionary who is tackling immediate challenges while also addressing related systemic issues; and
  • A mentor who inspires the next generation of social innovators
The largest award given by any U.S. college in recognition of social justice, the Grinnell Prize reflects Grinnell's historic mission to educate individuals "who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good." Nominations are open to both U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries. Nominees must have earned a bachelor's degree no more than 15 years prior to their nomination. No affiliation with Grinnell College is needed. Details about the prize and nomination process are available on the Grinnell Prize website. Winners will be announced in May 2018.

K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Graduate Student Award

Due October 2, 2017

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education, who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others, and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. Nominees must hold student status in January 2018, and award recipients will attend and present at AAC&U’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
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