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e-Newsletter 3/20/2018

Social Embeddedness Opportunities

This digital newsletter is designed to strengthen ASU's culture of Social Embeddedness by connecting community engaged faculty and staff with insights into the local and national dialogue on community engagement in higher education, as well as other resources and professional development opportunities.

ASU On-campus Events

  • 2018 Social Embeddedness Network Conference for all ASU community-engaged faculty and staff will be held on April 6th on the West campus. Conference agenda and registration link posted here

    *Note: New breakout session added: Engaging and Connecting Communities through Participatory Budgeting facilitated by Dr. Daniel Shugurensky, School of Public Affairs, and Madison Neanover, Civic Health Assistant, Center for the Future of Arizona. 

  • Join the ASU network of community-engaged faculty and staff through Twitter @ASUEmbeddedness or our new SLACK Channel

Conferences and Journals

  • 19th Annual Engaged Scholarship Consortium: Transforming Higher Education through Engaged Scholarship. Hosted by the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities on September 30-October 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. More info here

  • 2018 Assessment Institute hosted by IUPUI convenes in Indianapolis, IN on October 21-23, 2018 to discuss the newest techniques and proven approaches in a variety of outcomes assessment areas, including general education and major fields, as well as community engagement, ePortfolios, faculty development, global learning, graduate education, high impact practices, learning improvement and innovation, NILOA, STEM education, and student affairs programs and services. More info here

Grants and Awards

  • Civic Learning in the Major by Design mini-grants to support departmental discussions and redesigns. The Association for American Colleges & Universities invites departments from colleges and universities in the United States to apply for mini-grants ($500–$850) to enhance civic learning and democratic commitments for their majors. Grants are intended 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. More info here . Application deadline: April 23, 2018. 

  • 2018 Community Conversations Research Competition offers funding through the Corporation for National and Community Service Office of Research and Evaluation. The broad focus of the competition is to engage communities in conversations about their civic health using participatory research approaches to facilitate civic engagement and strengthen community capacity to address local issues. Successful applicants will receive awards of between $50,000 and $100,000 per year for up to two years. More info here

    Applications deadline: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by 5 p.m. EST.  

    First technical assistance call: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST

  • 2018 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty call for award nominations through the Swearer Center in partnership with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU). More info hereApplication deadline: June 1, 2018.


  • Campus Compact Podcast (Season 2 Episode 12): Hosts discuss the concept of the “citizen professional” and the importance of viewing students in a holistic way that addresses both preparation for the workforce and their civic lives. Listen here

Email Lindsey.Beagley@asu.edu for feedback and/or additions to this regular e-newsletter. 

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