Conferences & Proposals

Submission for the Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education. 

The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education is soliciting manuscripts for the 2016 edition.

The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education is an academic peer-reviewed journal with a focus on community/civic engagement. JPSHE aims to advance the status and prospects for publicly engaged teaching and research in the academy by showcasing the new disciplinary and/or pedagogical knowledge generated by engagement with the community. Missouri Campus Compact has published 5 volumes, beginning in 2011 all in print form. JPSHE is now hosted online in an open access format. More information concerning JPSHE can be found on our website: http://jpshe.missouristate.edu/ 

Call for Manuscripts – DEADLINE MARCH 11, 2016

JPSHE provides a venue for higher education faculty and administrative leadership to reflect on the ways that community engagement affects work in higher education. JPSHE welcomes diverse manuscripts, from empirically-based examinations to critical reflection pieces, theoretical investigations, commentaries, case studies, and pedagogical and research designs. All submissions must identify implications for the growth and viability of public scholarship in the academy. For full instructions and author guidelines, please see the JPSHE website http://jpshe.missouristate.edu/ or email us at jpshe@missouristate.edu.  

Tabitha Underwood

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Tabitha Underwood, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Missouri Campus Compact
Missouri State University


International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership, and Social Justice

The Fall 2015 volume of the International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership, and Social Justice is live at http://www.columbiasc.edu/service-learning-journal

The Journal  is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.  The Journal considers three types of articles:

            1) Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served;

            2) A case study of a service-learning project;

            3) A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.

Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references.  To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page.  Articles should not exceed 15 pages.  Authors should follow APA format.

The Journal accepts Book Reviews on service-learning and social change.  Book reviews should not exceed 2 pages and include Book Title, Author, and Publisher.

Submissions should be sent in Word format.  DO NOT HAVE HEADERS OR PAGE NUMBERING.

Submit by e-mail to:  Ned Scott Laff   ned.laff@gmail.com                                  

Joyce Fields
Professor of Child and Family Studies
Columbia College
Columbia, SC  29203
jfields@columbiasc.edu


2016 Appalachian Summit on Service-Learning

The Bonner Center for Service-Learning & Civic Engagement at Carson-Newman University is excited to announce the registration for the 2016 Appalachian Summit on Service-Learning is now open!

Last year, forty-five regional and local students, faculty, and community partners attended with topics varying from “The Role of Student Leader Development in Successful Service-Learning Experiences” to “Music and Community Building in Appalachia.” The 2016 Appalachian Summit will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016.  Please save the date!!  We are determined to make 2016 our best Summit yet. The overarching focus of the Summit is to create tangible outcomes to assist faculty in integrating service-learning into the classroom and initiating greater civic dialogue. The regional focus will broaden civic development and resilience in Appalachia. We are excited to be able to host such an intersectional dialogue about Appalachia. 

You can register here.

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $25 for individuals or $120 for groups of five participants. Attendance for students and AmeriCorps VISTAs is free. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. You can reach us through Anya Piotrowski at apiotrowski@cn.edu or on the phone at 865-471-4830.

We hope to see you there!


Join us for a beautiful Savannah-style Gulf-South Summit! Savannah, Georgia.
April 13 – 15, 2016

Registration NOW Open!

Our location is the Coastal Georgia Center – right next door to the Savannah Visitors Center and the Savannah History Museum complex, and within walking distance of conference hotels, and the fun and happening City Market and River Street areas.

Keynote speakers include Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, Director of the ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence at the University of Maryland, Melody Porter, Director of Office of Community Engagement at the College of William and Mary, and a Panel Presentation from Gabrielle Hickmon, Sarah Stanlick, Edward Zlotkowski, and Patti H. Clayton.

Program: Concurrent sessions of peer-reviewed presentations, pre-conference workshops, student-to-student poster sessions, and a service opportunity will help round out the schedule. All registrants are invited to enjoy a Thursday evening oyster roast in the fantastic Savannah Railroad Museum, with live Celtic music. Additional events are also available post-conference (Ossabaw Island, Savannah trolley tours, Savannah African American History tours).

Questions? Contact info@gulfsouthsummit.org or the Georgia Southern conference planners at  912-478-5708


Request for Proposals: 4th International Service-Learning Summit

The ISL Summit seeks proposals for individual sessions and team panel presentations involving various stakeholders. The summit will take place October 23 - 25, 2016, at Kansas State University. The proposal deadline is January 30.

Preference will be given to sessions that address:

  • Domestic examples of global learning and cooperative development partnerships
  • Effective practices in host communities (i.e., volunteer internship placement, homestay networks/vetting, orientation for students, homestay families, in-country staff and NGO supervisors, etc.)
  • Flipped or collaborative cultural sensitivity/competency training, global citizenship development, global activism, or global solidarity-building
  • Community-based research or research on global engagement
  • Effective collaborations to jointly assess learning and community development outcomes
  • Community-driven pedagogy, co-creation of global learning efforts, joint program planning, and effective community partnerships
  • Research on global service-learning economies with attention to impact on host communities
  • Partnership models that involve joint planning, co-evaluation, and collaborative research

Now in its 4th iteration, the International Service-Learning Summit has developed an inclusive community of practice across stakeholders, including students, educators, practitioners, and community organizations – concerned with mobilizing for best practices and the highest standards in global service learning. 

Summit co-hosts include Cornell University, Duke University, Kansas State University, Northwestern University, The University of Notre Dame, Washington University in St. Louis. 

Visit the summit website for proposal guidelines and more information. 

We look forward to seeing you in Manhattan, Kansas in October, 2016! 

Kathy Sikes
Senior Assistant Director for Student Programs and Outreach
DukeEngage
114 S. Buchanan Blvd., 2nd floor
Bays 7 and 8 South
Box 90590
Durham, NC 27708
Kathy.Sikes@duke.edu
919.660.3229


The Bonner Center for Service-Learning & Civic Engagement at Carson-Newman University is excited to announce the registration for the 2016 Appalachian Summit on Service-Learning is now open!

Last year, forty-five regional and local students, faculty, and community partners attended with topics varying from “The Role of Student Leader Development in Successful Service-Learning Experiences” to “Music and Community Building in Appalachia.” The 2016 Appalachian Summit will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016.  Please save the date!!  We are determined to make 2016 our best Summit yet. The overarching focus of the Summit is to create tangible outcomes to assist faculty in integrating service-learning into the classroom and initiating greater civic dialogue. The regional focus will broaden civic development and resilience in Appalachia. We are excited to be able to host such an intersectional dialogue about Appalachia. 

You can register here.

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $25 for individuals or $120 for groups of five participants. Attendance for students and AmeriCorps VISTAs is free. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. You can reach us through Anya Piotrowski at apiotrowski@cn.edu or on the phone at 865-471-4830.

We hope to see you there!