CCE Faculty Newsletter
February 2019 | Volume 7, Issue 2


CCE Faculty Newsletter

Faculty Engagement Associate Updates

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

The Spring semester is now fully underway and I hope everyone’s courses are going well. My goal for each of the CCE Faculty Newsletters is to share opportunities for professional development related to community-based teaching, research and scholarship. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time to discuss your interest in these activities.

In addition to a listing of professional opportunities, in this issue you will find highlighted a review of the newly relaunched Community Engaged Teaching Fellows Program and the engaged work that the 2018-19 fellows are planning. We are now recruiting fellows for the 2019-20 program. Applications are due May 1, 2019.

Faculty are invited to apply to exhibit their community engaged projects in the inaugural Binghamton University Community Engagement Showcase from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10in the University Union Mandela Room. The application deadline to participate is Monday, March 11, 2019.

Finally, I  encourage all faculty to consider having their class designated as a community-based learning course through the university’s registration system. Applications may be submitted through the CCE website.  

CCE resources for faculty

CCE relaunches the Community Engaged Teaching Fellows Program

The CCE was excited to relaunch our fellows program for 2018-19. The primary goal of this initiative is to guide faculty in the design and implementation of effective community-engaged teaching and learning. We are happy to announce this year’s fellows. A summary their proposed work is available on the CCE website.

  • Congrui Jin, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Bryan Kirschen, assistant professor of Spanish and linguistics, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
  • Judith Quaranta, assistant professor, Decker School of Nursing. 
  • Matthew Sanger, director of the Public Archaeology program and assistant professor of anthropology, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
  • Natesha Smith, assistant professor of student affairs administration, College of Community and Public Affairs
  • John Zilvinskis, assistant professor of student affairs administration, College of Community and Public Affairs

Recruitment for the 2019-20 Community Engaged Teaching Fellows Program is now underway. Applications are due May 1, 2019

CCE Awards: Community Engagement Faculty Teaching Grants

So far this academic year, the CCE has awarded seven grants to support academic service-learning/community-engaged courses by covering up to $500 in related project expenses that enrich student community engagement.

Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis year round.

Spring 2019 CCE/CLT workshops

Asset-Based and Reciprocal Teaching, Learning and Research through Community Engagement

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 

Academic service-learning and community-engaged learning are well-established high-impact community-based educational practices. This workshop will provide a basic introduction to designing or modifying an experiential learning course and syllabus, including: creating meaningful and reciprocal community partnerships using an asset-based approach; linking course objectives with community-learning outcomes; developing structured and effective reflection; and establishing community-based research and scholarship opportunities. Register online.

Measuring and Assessing Impacts and Outcomes of Community-Based Learning and Research

1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A critical component of high impact experiential learning through community-based teaching and research is building a set of rubrics and assessment strategies for measuring the impact of community engagement on student learning. It is as essential to measure the impact of these experiences on community partner outcomes.  This workshop will walk through step-by-step best practices for establishing course and research project goals and objectives, while developing measureable and assessable outcomes. Register online.

Other CCE Resources

Community-Based Learning course designation through the Binghamton University registration system (Banner) is critical for fostering both a student-centered approach to high impact experiential and applied learning, and recognizing faculty who support best practices in strengthening university-community partnerships. Applications may be submitted through the link above.
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

Eastern Region Campus Compact Bi-Annual Conference

March 25-27, 2019
Providence, R.I.

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, 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.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium call for proposals

Oct. 8-9, 2019 (Pre-conference: Oct. 6-7)
Denver, Colo.

Submission deadline: March 15, 2019

Engagement Scholarship Consortium seeks proposals for its 2019 conference, Deepening Our Roots: Advancing Community Engagement in Higher Education. The conference will take a retrospective look at the driving forces behind public higher education institutions' "return to their roots" of public trust; share insights into current engagement theories and practices; and provide perspectives on the future and next level of higher education's engagement with communities. Proposals for presentations are due Friday, March 15, 2019. For detailed submission guidelines, visit the conference website

Publication opportunities 

International Journal for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

Submission deadline: May 15, 2019

The editorial board has issued a call for manuscripts for Issue 7 (2019) of the International Journal for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. Submissions are sought that reflect the breadth of scholarship in the service-learning and community engagement field, with articles from different countries and disciplines and representing a range of methodologies.

The author guidelines are available on the IJRSLCE website; submissions will be managed by ScholasticaHQ.

Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement

Submission deadline: Feb. 15, 2019

Gateways is a peer-reviewed, open access, scholarly journal concerned with the practice and processes of university-community engagement. Through its open publishing practices, Gateways provides academics, practitioners and communities with free access to high quality research, analysis, cases studies and reviews in community-engaged scholarship and practice. Call for papers: Vol. 12. No. 2

Potential community-engaged learning and publication outlets and resources

Professional development

Campus Compact 2018-2019 Webinar Series

The Campus Compact webinar series highlights innovations and deep thinking in strategic priority areas for the Campus Compact network. Registration is free and archived webinars are available online. 

Upcoming webinars:
  • 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
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