Field Wide News (9/20/2012)

Posted on September 20, 2012

 This digest of field-wide news has been synthesized from a variety of national outlets on public scholarship and community engagement.

Call for proposals for CU Expo 2013: Engaging Shared Worlds is now open!
CCPH is supporting this Canadian-led international conference designed to showcase the best practices in community-university partnerships worldwide, and to create opportunities for innovative and successful collaborations which strengthen our communities.

For submission guidelines, click here. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2012.

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. A monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration to the AAAS Annual Meeting, and reimbursement for reasonable hotel and travel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting to receive the prize are given to the recipient.

For the purposes of this award, public engagement activities are defined as the individual’s active participation in efforts to engage with the public on science- and technology-related issues and promote meaningful dialogue between science and society.
For information on eligibility and nomination procedures, click here. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2012.

NC Campus Compact Student Awards – Nomination Deadline is October 1st, 2012
The Community Impact Student Award recognizes one student per member institution who exhibits outstanding leadership and innovative approaches in their civic engagement efforts. Nominees must be full-time undergraduate students at an NC Campus Compact or National Campus Compact member campus.

Created in 2011, the John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award is awarded annually to a student at a NC Campus Compact member institution who, like Mr. Barnhill, demonstrates innovation in civic engagement, creating foundations that expand partnerships amongst communities, campuses, and individuals.

For eligibility criteria and nomination information, click here

CFP Opens October 1st 2012 – Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement Conference
Hosted by North Carolina Campus Compact, the Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference provides faculty, staff, administrators and community stakeholders with valuable information and skills they can utilize in their civic engagement work. Workshops provide research, resources and best practice models for every aspect of civic engagement work.

To see the highlights from last year’s Conference, click here.

Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health – is a free online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles. For example, videos, manuals, curricula and products developed through service-learning, community-based participatory research, and other community-engaged work!

Two New Case Studies about Assessment Now Available
Imagining America’s Assessing Practices in Public Scholarship (APPS) Research Group launches this month a series of case studies which illuminate assessment practices and ways of thinking related to public scholarship and community-based arts, humanities, and design. The case studies explore assessment efforts by IA members and others. On the whole and over time, they will examine how peers’ practices relate to what APPS calls an integrated approach to assessment–one that strives to address community impact in the design of the project, partnership, and assessment itself.

Please read and comment on the cases by visiting this blog post by APPS member, Pam Korza, co-director of Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts.

New Issue of The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change
The Fall 2012 issue of The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change is now available online here.

New Issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
The Sept 2012 issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE) is now available online here.

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES) Is Now Available Fully Online
The idea of accessibility has resulted in JCES being made available electronically. To access the electronic version of the journal, including all back issues, please go to www.”

Taking the Plunge – A Blog on University-Community Engagement
University Affairs today launched Taking the Plunge, a blog that aims to address key issues and stimulate in-depth dialogue about the challenges and joys of Canadian universities engaging with their external communities.

Imagining America Launches Web Series, “The New Activists: Students in the Community”
“The New Activists: Students in the Community” is Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life’s new web series of short videos profiling high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who are tapping their creativity and knowledge to address pressing social issues in their community and among their peers. Produced with the Orange Television Network, the stories explore the reciprocal value of having students and community members collaborate on solving problems. We invite you to read the announcement, view the first video, and share your thoughts here.

Citizen Alum Launches New Website
Our friends at Citizen Alum have a new Citizen Alum counters the image of alumni as primarily “donors” with a vision of them as also “doers.” Alums are allies in education–crucial partners in building multigenerational communities of active citizenship and active learning.

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