CCE Faculty Newsletter
March 2018 | Volume 6, Issue 6


Resources and Funding for Community-Based Teaching

Faculty Newsletter
March 2018 | Volume 6, Issue 6

Interested in learning more about community-engaged teaching, research and scholarship? 

Kelli Huth, director of the Center for Civic Engagement, is happy to meet with faculty members, whether you have been doing engaged work for years or you are just curious and interested in potentially incorporating community engagement into your work. Email her at to set up a time to meet.  

Local News

Local resources, awards and other opportunities for Binghamton University faculty members.

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, N.Y. For more information contact the Center for Civic Engagement.

You're invited to a Party With A Purpose

6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 14
Spotlight Binghamton, 73 Court St.

The Master of Public Administration Graduate Student Organization at Binghamton University invites faculty and staff to attend its annual Party With A Purpose (PWAP). All proceeds from ticket sales and donations go directly to a local organization chosen by students in a nonprofit management course. Since 2009, PWAP, along with the Binghamton University Philanthropy Incubator, has raised and donated over $150,000 to local charities. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the inauguration of the Philanthropy Incubator. 

Tickets may be purchased online for $40 and include food, drinks and music. 

For more information, email Hannah Osman

Publication Opportunities

Calls for conference proposals and submissions to academic publications.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2018
Minneapolis, Minn.
Presentation proposal deadline: March 16

Call for Proposals

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium seeks proposals for presentations that will inform or advance the study and practice of engaged scholarship in higher education through research findings, innovative design and partnership models, proven community/institutional impacts, effective modes of community-engaged learning curricula, collaborative policy development and integration, and/or successful civic engagement practices. 

For more information and instructions on how to submit, please see the ESC Conference Call for Proposals PDF.

Engaged Scholarship & Teaching Faculty Symposium

May 17, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, N.Y.

Poster presentation proposals deadline: March 16

Call for Poster Presentations

Have your community-engaged courses informed your scholarship? Has your university/community partnership work transformed the way you teach?

Here is your opportunity to share what you've learned at a one-day symposium hosted by RIT University/Community Partnerships and sponsored by New York Campus Compact. Participate in a 90-miute poster presentation session to discuss your work with colleagues from across the region. We invite visual examples of lessons learned, challenges, successes and outcomes from your: 

  • engaged scholarship
  • engaged teaching
  • integration of engaged scholarship and teaching

Propose your poster presentation online by submitting a 300-word abstract describing your poster. Proposals are due by Friday, Mach 16.

Awards and Grants

Calls for nominations and applications for community engagement awards and grants

John S. Duley Lifetime Achievement Award
in Experiential Education

Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2018

Do you know someone doing exceptional work in Experiential Education? We are looking for outstanding people and corporate/foundations who have contributed to Experiential Education. This award recognizes the lifetime, sustained contributions and achievements of those who have devoted their professional careers to the development of the philosophy and practice of experiential education and to the advancement of that field.  They have done so while demonstrating professional integrity, humanitarian regard, ethical concern, standards of excellence, informed knowledge, leadership, service, dedication, and recognized scholarship/practice. View nomination criteria and submit a nomination online.

Mini-grants to Support Departmental Discussions and Redesigns

Application deadline: April 23, 2018

With funding from the Endeavor Foundation, AAC&U invites departments from colleges and universities in the United States to apply for mini-grants ($500–850) by midnight on April 23, 2018, to enhance civic learning and democratic commitments for their majors. We intend these grants to facilitate departmental discussions about how to design pathways through which civic learning and social responsibility are understood as integral parts of students' majors and dimensions of their disciplinary or interdisciplinary study. Most students have opportunities to hone their knowledge in this regard through the first two years of college, but far less frequently in their majors. While there may be some civic-rich courses and pedagogies, few are laid out deliberately through levels of learning across students' experiences in the major.

The goal is to have civic learning and social responsibility essential, pervasive and central to how students understand their major and its engagement with public matters.


Apply on the AAC&U website. For questions, contact either Caryn McTighe Musil or Carol-lynn Swol.

Chicago Service-Learning Research Fellowship

Nomination Deadline: June 1, 2018

The Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning at DePaul University is again offering a research fellowship, this year focused on community/community partner impact of higher education service-learning in Chicago. This is a national fellowship open to assistant professors and doctoral students at any U.S. higher education institution. The fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend, two one-week residencies in Chicago to gather data and share findings, and funding to present the research at a national service-learning conference.

More information may be found online. Questions may be directed to Jeffrey Howard.

Professional Development Opportunities

Announcing Campus Compact 2017-2018 Webinar Series

This webinar series highlights innovations and deep thinking in strategic priority areas for the Campus Compact network. All webinars begin at 12pm PT/1pm MT/3pm ET. Click on the webinar titles for detailed information and to register.

March 15, 2018 - Equity and Inclusion for the 1% (not THAT 1%): Student Veterans in Higher Education

April 10, 2018 - Engaging Immigrant Communities 

Webinar: “Redesigning Majors: Disciplinary Knowledge, Civic Learning, and Public Responsibility”

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Free for AAC&U members; $100 for nonmembers

Please join our upcoming webinar, “Redesigning Majors: Disciplinary Knowledge, Civic Learning, and Public Responsibility.” This webinar, designed for faculty and departmental chairs and funded by the Endeavor Foundation, will focus on how departments can structure the design, expectations and experiences for all their majors to expand students’ civic capacities while also deepening students’ learning in the discipline. Guided by practitioners who have already implemented such departmental designs, participants can learn how departments adapted their curricula by developing civic-centered learning goals, mapping out levels of learning over time, and creating opportunities for applying disciplinary knowledge to address large public challenges. The webinar will feature a panel discussion moderated by AAC&U’s Caryn McTighe Musil with experts from the University of Maine at Machias, Bates College, and California State University–Monterey Bay.

Visit the Center for Civic Engagement website
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