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e-Newsletter 9/14/2018

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

  • Social Embeddedness Network Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series: Bring your lunch and join your colleagues in facilitated discussion around topics related to being a socially embedded scholar or community engagement professional at ASU.
    • September 21st (Tempe campus): What Kind of Boundary Spanner Are You?  Register here.
    • October 10th (Downtown Phoenix campus): Working for the University, Designing for the Community. Register here. 
    • November: TBD. Interested in hosting a discussion on your campus? Contact Lindsey.Beagley@asu.edu

  • Ethics @ Twilight: Ethical Community Engagement: In this series hosted by the ASU Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics and Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, panelists elaborate on ethical dimensions in their areas of expertise, followed by a moderated Q&A with the audience. September 24th at 7:30pm, Tempe campus. RSVP here. 

Conferences and Journals

  • Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities 24th Annual Conference: Partnering for Equity (October 22-24, 2018 in Chicago, IL). 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. Register here

  • Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education Call for Manuscripts for their special edition dedicated to Critical Service-Learning. This special issue intends to highlight research that explores critical service-learning experiences or the relationship between service-learning and social justice. Case studies that emphasize critical service-learning experiences, detail efforts to employ a critical service-learning framework, or offer constructive critique that may move a community engagement project towards a more critical or social justice-focused practice would also be welcomed. Scholarly pieces reflecting on critical community-engaged practices, challenging higher education and/or the service-learning/community engagement field, and outlining progressive models for community engaged work will also be considered. More info hereSubmission deadline is November 30, 2018.

Student and Alumni Opportunities

  • ASU MLK Jr. Student Servant-Leadership Award Call for Nominations: Strong candidates are those who exemplify the ideals of servant-leadership and have a track record of commitment through volunteer service. Awardee will receive a $1500 scholarship. Nominate a full-time undergraduate or graduate student hereDeadline for nominations is Monday, October 1, 2018

  • Grant: Changemaker Community Action Grants provide opportunities for students from all disciplines and interests to foster local and global change and create innovative solutions. Learn more and apply hereDeadline for applications is October, 21st. 

Grants and Awards

  • Alliance for the American Dream grant: The ASU Office of University Initiatives invites community-university teams to develop interdisciplinary ideas designed to increase by 10% the net income of 10,000 local middle class households, either by raising wages or decreasing costs, or a combination of both. Team Leads will submit a one-page proposal for up to $50,000 in funding to execute the idea. Contact Nelson.Andrew@asu.edu to learn how to submit a proposal. Proposals are being accepted on a rolling basis until September 29th .

  • ASU Institute for Humanities Research Visiting Humanities Investigator (VHI) grant funds a micro-residency that facilitates jointly-authored or jointly-led outcomes with a collaborator (other faculty, artists, or community leaders). Learn more and apply here. Fall applications are due October 1, 2018

  • Education for American Civic Life Request for Proposals: supports faculty-led efforts to prepare graduates to become informed and engaged participants in the civic life of their local, national, and global communities. Grants range from $100,000-$400,000 over a 24-36 month period based on the scope of the project. Learn more and apply hereApplications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed in November, February and May


  • 2018-2019 Campus Compact Webinar Series: See a complete list of topics here and register here
    • September 20th: University Junctions: Connecting writing and service-learning across campus.
    • September 27th: Racial Equity Across College & High School: It's about liberation & transformation, not diversity & inclusion. 

  • Book: Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practice. Addresses characteristics of faculty development programs centered on service-learning/community engagement, and features case studies that provide examples of tangible faculty development programs and strategies for implementation. More info here

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