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e-Newsletter 7/13/2018

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 Events

  • Social Embeddedness Photo Contest: University Initiatives is looking for high quality photos of community partner engagement for the 2018 edition of the ASU Social Embeddedness collateral piece. Images must follow the ASU Brand Guide for Social Embeddedness which includes community partners being represented and actively engaged  in the image. Winners will be included the collateral and will receive a $50 gift card. Submissions are due by Friday, July 27, 2018. Send to Lindsey.Beagley@asu.edu.

  • Public Forum hosted by the ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy: Arizona voter crisis prompts new project to better educate and engage citizen participation. Register here. Event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. July 17th, 2018 10am-11:30am. Westward Ho, Concho Room, 618 N Central Ave. 

  • 26th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies hosted by ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation is currently accepting proposals for facilitating a workshop. Conference takes place on October 25th, 2018 at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ. Submit proposals hereProposals are due by August 10, 2018. 

National Conferences and Journals

  • Journal of Experiential Education Call for Manuscripts for the Special Edition on social justice in experiential education. More info here. Submissions are due August 1, 2018 with an anticipated March 2019 publication date.

  • 2018 Pen to Paper is a two and a half day academic writing retreat hosted by Indiana Campus Compact and Washington Campus Compact designed to provide time, space, and resources to guide faculty, professional staff, graduate students and community partners working on manuscripts related to service-learning and community engagement. August 26-28, 2018 at the Dumas Bay Centre outside Seattle, WA. More information and registration here

  • International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference, July 18-20, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. More info here

  • 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
  • Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities 24th Annual Conference: Partnering for Equity Major themes include: The Anchor Mission, Population Health, Education Equity and Student Success, Segregation and Gentrification, Diversity and Inclusion, Innovative Approaches to Economic Development, Collective Impact Strategies, Sustaining the Work. October 22-24, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Register here ,

  • Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning Call for Papers for their special issue on community-based and service learning, slated to appear in Summer 2019. More info here. Submissions should be received by September 15, 2018. 

  • Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement General Call for Manuscripts invites submissions through August 1st. More information and Vol 9, No.1 (2018), visit here. Email editor with submissions: Spoma Jovanovic at s_jovano@uncg.edu.  

  • Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE) Vol 22, No 2 (2018) has been released and can be viewed here. Article topics include:
    • Civic engagement in engineering
    • Establishing reciprocity in an international teacher education partnership
    • Asset-based community development in digital service-learning
    • Community-based research and teaching for impact
    • Regional perspectives of engaged universities around the world

Grants and Awards

  • (None for this month)


  • Compact Nation Podcast Season 2 Episode 19: Becoming an Anchor Institution - Valerie Holton from the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and Emily Sladek from The Democracy Collaborative discuss what it means to be an anchor institution, and whether the Higher Education Mission Initiative and the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement are mutually exclusive. 

  • Book: Place-based Community Engagement in Higher Education: A strategy to transform universities and communities by Erica K Yamamura and Kent Koth (2018): This book presents the emerging model of place-based community engagement as a powerful process for attaining more positive and enduring results in their local communities as well as stimulating wider engagement by campus constituencies. Drawing upon the concept of collective impact and using data-driven decision making, place-based initiatives build long-term partnerships based upon a shared vision. Done thoughtfully, these place-based initiatives have attained impressive results.

  • Article: Voices from the Field: 2017 Coalition of Urban a Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference Opening Plenary Remarks (May 5, 2018) Barbara Holland (CUMU), Andrew Seligsohn (Campus Compact) and Ted Howard (The Democracy Collaborative) discuss the changing role of urban-serving institutions and the place-based advantages these institutions have in enriching their communities while strengthening the universities' core commitments. 

  • Volunteering in Arizona Today and Tomorrow: The Arizona Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism requests public input to establish new priorities that can be addressed through the local and statewide service and volunteerism initiatives. Offer your input through the survey here. Questions about the survey or the Arizona State Service Plan, contact Bob Shogren (bshogren@az.gov). 

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