Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)

Engaged Scholarship Opportunities

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Spring 2014


11      RFPs available for the 2014 Annual Conference of the International Association for Research on 

Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)  (Sep.29-Oct.1 in New Orleans)

Theme: “Reaping What We Sow: Growing a Culture of Community Engagement


14     LOYOLA:  The Faculty Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship

Deadline for Applications from Nominees

26     LOYOLA:  Service-Learning and Engaged Scholarship Faculty Showcase

12 – 1:30 p.m.          HU131.          Lunch included. (RSVP required)

Dr. Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner, Department of Theology

"Service-Learning in Urban Health and Faith"

Drs. Alison Papadakis and Beth Kotchick, Dept. of Psychology

"The messy but rewarding business of engaged schoalrship: two cases of aspirations, processes, setbacks, and accomplishments"


5        NERCHE Virtual Think Tank: 

Promoting Health Equity Through Community Engaged Scholarship

Presenter: Farrah Jacquez, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 2013 Lynton Award Recipient

This webinar will present strategies--based on a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) orientation--for engaging community organizations and stakeholders in health equity teaching and research. Additionally, the presenter will explore how young faculty using CBPR as a framework for starting an academic career have the opportunity to not only meet the requirements of promotion and tenure but also impact the health of local communities. Challenges of engaging communities pre-tenure and specific strategies used to address those obstacles will also be examined. For more information, see:


10-12   Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education

San Francisco Marriot Waterfront


15     Deadline for applying to The Sixth Annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies (July 7-17)

[For best consideration, apply no later than March 15, 2014]

See http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/civic-studies/summer-institute/ for more information.

21     LOYOLA:  The Faculty Award(s) for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Presented

(At the Deans’ Symposium)

21      RFP Deadline for the 2014 Annual Conference of the International Association for Research on 
Service- Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) 

Sep.29-Oct.1 in New Orleans

Theme: “Reaping What We Sow: Growing a Culture of Community Engagement

24     Application Deadline for the PKAL Summer Leadership Institutes (I&II) for STEM Faculty

26-28 2014 Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education

Theme: "Creating Capacity Collaboratively: Connecting Learning and Civic Outcomes". 

The mission of the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education is to promote networking among practitioners, research, ethical practices, reciprocal campus-community partnerships, sustainable programs, and a culture of engagement and public awareness through service-learning and other forms of civic engagement.

Host: Auburn University. See www.gulfsouthsummit.org/index.htm  for more information. 

Or contact: gulfsouthsummit.org / (334) 844-7744.

27     LOYOLA:  Community Partners Workshop on Service-Learning and Engaged Scholarship 


2        NERCHE Virtual Think Tank - New Faculty Majority and Community Engagement

Presenter: Maria Maisto, President, New Faculty Majority

Session description coming soon. For more information, see: http://nerche.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1374&Itemid=507

2-4     The 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference

Location: Honolulu, HI. 

This conference brings together civic engagement and service-learning administrators, faculty, students and community partners. The theme for the 2014 conference will focus on how civic engagement and service-learning bridge gaps in education, in communities, and across the globe. Together we will examine current issues and disparities in educational access and success; health; wealth; and environmental sustainability. For more information, see: www.wacampuscompact.org/cosconference/cos2014.shtml .

8        Faculty and Community Partner Reception

for faculty and partners interested in Service-Learning and Engaged Scholarship 

5:30-6:30pm      (prior to the Celebration of Service)    Location TBD

8        Celebration of Service

6:30-7:30pm      McGuire East

11      LOYOLA:  Faculty Development Workshop: “Engaged Scholarship: How To Do It”

12-1:30pm  Presenter: Dr. Allen Brizee, Department of Writing

23      NERCHE Virtual Think Tank: 

The Politics of Civic Engagement: Engaging Values Beyond Partisan Posturing

Presenter: Eric Hartman, Faculty Member, Providence College

There is a contradiction at the heart of the higher education civic engagement discourse--that we may be objective and neutral while we engage in an act as overtly political as building democratic citizens. This webinar will briefly review the theoretical bases of democracy and its requirements while illuminating the ways in which those requirements express political actions and values choices. The webinar discussion will then turn to applied approaches to rigorously engaging values discourse in the classroom without falling into partisan bickering or ideological straightjackets.  The session will close with consideration of the capaciousness and flexibility of democratic ideals.  For more information, see:



7        NERCHE Virtual Think Tank:

Becoming Stewards of Place: Strategies for Institution-Community Engagement  

Presenter: George Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change, Association of 

American State Colleges and Universities   

At a time when traditional institutions feel besieged by a rapidly changing landscape, defining themselves as "stewards of place" offers new possibilities. Collaborating with communities and thinking of the border between campus and community as a permeable boundary provide new insights and opportunities for teaching, research, and service. This webinar will focus on AASCU's two 2014 monographs in the Stewards of Place series, both of which demonstrate that stewardship of place can make institutions stronger and more relevant in the 21st century. For more information, see:


12-15 LOYOLA:  Faculty Fellows Seminar on Service-Learning and Engaged Scholarship

(Invitations will be sent out in February)

15      Deadline for Submissions: The International Journal of Research on Service-Learning 

and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE).

See details of the Call for Submissions at:


7-17  The Sixth Annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies

“an intensive, two-week, interdisciplinary seminar that considers civic theories and civic practices as part of an effort to develop the new field of civic studies. To date, more than 100 practitioners, advanced graduate students, and faculty from diverse fields of study have participated. The Institute is organized by Peter Levine of Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College and Karol So┼étan of the University of Maryland.

See http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/civic-studies/summer-institute/ for more information.

Sessions will take place weekdays from July 7-17, 2014, at the Tufts campus in Medford, MA. The seminar will be followed by a public conference—“Frontiers of Democracy 2014” that will conclude on July 18 at 6 pm. Participants in the Institute are expected to stay for “Frontiers” as well. 

Tuition for the Institute is free, but students are responsible for their own housing and transportation. A Tufts University dormitory room can be rented for about $230-$280/week. Credit is not automatically offered, but special arrangements for graduate credit may be possible.

For best consideration, apply no later than March 15, 2014.

18–23 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty, Institute I: 

Pendle Hill, Wallingford, Pennsylvania 

Application Deadline: March 24, 2014

25–30 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty, Institute II: 

Baca Campus of Colorado College, Crestone, Colorado

Application Deadline: March 24, 2014

The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute is designed for both early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. The five-day intensive Institute provides faculty participants with the theory and practice required to effectively manage the politics of change and contribute to the national STEM higher education reform effort.

See http://aacu.org/pkal/events/sli/index.cfm for more information.

September - October

Sep.29-Oct.1      2014 Annual Conference of the International Association for Research on 

Service- Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)

Theme: “Reaping What We Sow: Growing a Culture of Community Engagement”

Hosted by: Tulane University, New Orleans
Conference Location:  The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans
RFPs: Available: Feb. 11
Proposals Due: Mar. 21

Notification: May 27

Sep.29-Oct.1     2014 Annual Conference of the National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE)

Theme: “Civic Engagement & Global Learning for the 21st Century”

Conference Location:  Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

[1] NERCHE Virtual Think Tanks: If you are interested in one or more of these webinars, please let me know of your interest. If enough faculty members are interested in one or more of these, the Office of Service-Learning will register those interested so that they may participate.

if interested, contact Robin Crews, Director of Service-Learning  (rcrews@loyola.edu / x2112)