Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota: Charting the Next Chapter
This conversation on the publicly engaged university of the 21st century will feature a panel discussion with Karen Hanson, University senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Barbara A. Holland, an internationally recognized public engagement scholar. Holland is a widely published author, consultant, and speaker on the topics of organizational change in higher education, community engagement, and partnerships. This free event is open to all faculty, staff, and students. It will be held April 23, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Carlson School of Management 3M Auditorium. For more information and registration.
Summer Public Health Institute offers Community-based Participatory Research course
This introductory course about Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) will explore topics such as: the purpose and applications of CBPR; partnership formation and maintenance; issues of power, trust, race, class, and social justice; conflict resolution; ethical issues; and CBPR’s relationship to cultural knowledge systems. This course is intended for graduate students and community practitioners, and will include visits from CBPR practitioners and visits to community partners. The course will take place June 3-7. Visit the Public Health Institute website for more information.
Congratulations to Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Award Recipients
On Monday, April 1, Community Service-Learning Center staff attended Minnesota Campus Compact’s Annual Summit and Awards Ceremony at Hamline University. Minnesota Campus Compact supports civic engagement and democratic renewal through its diverse network of colleges and universities, and every year each member institution can select recipients for the President's’ Student Leadership, Community Partner, and Civic Engagement Steward Awards. We invite you to join us in congratulating this year’s award recipients for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: Student Leadership Award recipient Yer Her, a graduating senior, peer advisor in our office, and founding member of the Community Engagement Scholars Program Student Leaders Board; Community Partner Award recipient Jakki Kydd-Fidelman of Pratt Community School; and Civic Engagement Steward Award recipient Margaret Delehanty Kelly, whose students many of you have hosted through her Multicultural Perspectives in Sociology and First-Year Inquiry courses. We are grateful for, and were very pleased to recognize with these awards, all the hard work Yer, Jakki, and Margaret do in their respective roles to promote and support the engagement of our U of M students in the Twin Cities community.
UMN - Crookston & UMN - Duluth named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll
Congratulations to UMN - Crookston and UMN - Duluth for being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Launched in 2006, this initiative highlights the role college and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve. 18 Minnesota Campus Compact member institutions were recognized on the 2013 Honor Roll. Visit the National & Community Service website for the full list and more information about this recognition.
- GAPSA / MSA Spring Advocacy Workshops, April 22
- Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota: Charting the Next Chapter, April 23
- Connecting to Transform Communities: Stakeholders in Health and Wellness, April 25-26
- Engaging Communities in Public Health Research, Practice, & Policy Annual Roundtable Event, April 26
- 6th International GUNI Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, May 13-15
- Midwest Campus Compact STEM Consortium Workshop on Community-Engaged Learning and Food Sustainability, May 16
- 2nd Annual Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit, May 29-30
- 4th Annual Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, June 4-7
- Leveraging Arts and Culture to Build Thriving Communities at U of M - Morris, June 5-6
Featured ResourceGuidance Statement on the Performance of Community-Based Research outlining the best practices for respectful and productive relationships with our community partners. The Guidance Statement lays out principles for engaging the community, strengthening community linkages, and respecting community values. Scroll halfway down the CTSI web page for the full text.
- 2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty (Deadline: April 26, 2013 at 5 p.m.)
This annual award recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. The Lynton Award is designated as an award for early career faculty. The award will be presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
- Community Collaborative Grants Program (Deadline: May 24, 2013)
The Office of Community Engagement for Health (OCEH) annually awards pilot grants to community-university partnerships to stimulate new research in the area of community and population health. Projects focused on issues in community and population health that involve both university and community-based researchers are eligible to receive pilot funding.
- Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research Call for Submissions (Deadline: April 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013)
The editorial team for volume 2 of Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research are seeking submissions for volume 2 of the journal. The journal is dedicated to publishing the intellectual and reflective work by undergraduates on service learning, community-based research, and all related curriculum. Submissions are welcome in six categories. Visit the link above for full submission guidelines and information about the journal’s content.
- Request for Proposals: Community Health Collaborative Research Grants Program (Deadline: May 24, 2013)
The annual application cycle is now open for the Office of Community Engagement for Health (OCEH) pilot grants to community-university partnerships, designed to stimulate new research in the area of community and population health. The pilot grants are also aimed at generating pilot data to allow new applications for extramural funding. Projects focused on issues in community and population health that involve both university and community-based researchers are eligible to receive pilot funding.
- Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives: Spring 2013 Request for Letters of Interest and Proposals (Deadline: May 17, 2013)
The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute invites letters of interest and proposals for three spring funding opportunities:
- Planning Grant (open to the community and University faculty and research staff)
- University Research Grant Graduate and
- Professional Student Research Grant
Civic Leadership Institute Online Calls: Learn More and Shape Its Contents
The Civic Leadership Institute Online is an exciting new project under development at Minnesota Campus Compact. This free, open resources will provide content and curate existing resources that can be used to enhance civic education and engagement - including interviews with diverse civic leaders and young people, stores of civic engagement efforts that demonstrated positive results, reflective exercises, and other materials to develop students’ ability to act on issues that matter to them. If interested in learning more/or sharing your suggestions, please just us for one of three conference calls: Wed. May 8, from 2-3 p.m.; Fri. May 10, from 10-11 a.m., or Mon. May 14, from 3-4 p.m. To register, please visit www.mncampuscompact.org.
Seeking Faculty Mentors for Volume 2 of the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning & Community-Based Research
The editorial team for the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is seeking faculty mentors familiar with service learning and community-based research. Faculty members work with undergraduate authors from July 2013 to October 2013. This journal is dedicated to publishing the intellectual and reflective work by undergraduates on service learning, community-based research and all related curriculum. If you’d like to be a faculty mentor, e-mail the editor, Laurie Grobman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enroll in this 3 credit course, CEHD 3100/5900: Community, Character, and Civics: Service-Learning in Singapore and Hong Kong
In this international seminar we will explore the nature of programs that lead to the goals of producing active and concerned citizens, and attends conferences on service-learning and civic engagement. The course will be led by Dr. Robert Shumer, one of the pioneers of the service-learning movement. The dates for the entire seminar are May 24 through June 9, 2013. Cost: $5490 + personal expenses. Contact Dr. Shumer, email@example.com for further information.
Neighborhood Liaison Program Job Posting
The Office for Student and Community Relations is launching a Neighborhood Liaison program that will identify identify property owners and students renting in the neighborhoods around the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus and plug them into an information network to help student renters meet their neighbors, share strategies for working with landlords, neighbors, or roommates, share resource information, promote volunteering, and plan social and community events. The Office for Student and Community Relations is seeking to hire four students (stipend provided) for the coming academic years. If you would like more information or application materials, please contact Kendre Turonie, Coordinator for Student and Community Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) offering summer & fall classes
- ID 3574 -- Race in America Then and Now: "Post-Racial" Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement
- Summer Term (June 3-24, 2013)
- 6 credits
- ID 3571, 3572, & 3573 -- Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment
- Fall Semester (also offered every spring semester)
- 16 credits (full-time, off-campus, semester program including an INTERNSHIP)
Visit www.offcampusstudy.umn.edu for information on all of HECUA's programs.
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