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2014 Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement is September 15

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2014 Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement
The Next Generation of Engaged Scholarship: Make Your Voice Heard

September 15, 2014  ~  8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
University of Massachusetts Boston, Campus Center Ballroom

REGISTER NOW!

Hosted by NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College, the 3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium will launch a new research initiative that aims to identify key issues in the field of civic and community engagement and to sponsor research “working groups” around each of these issues. Grounded in the work of NERCHE’s Next Generation Engagement project and the CED’s focus on academic programs in civic engagement, the Lynton Colloquium will foster sustained and systematic investigations and documented outcomes that will support deeper understandings of and clearer actions around such issues.

The Colloquium will be guided by a series of questions that encourage participants to think toward what matters in the field: What is imperative to investigate, discuss, and solve? If you could drive the research agenda for the civic engagement field for the next five years, what would you focus on? At the heart, we will be asking, “What matters to you?”

To help determine the focus of the 2014 Lynton Colloquium–and to assess and map out a research agenda for the field of community engaged scholarship–participants are asked to complete the following survey by September 10, 2014 :

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014lyntoncolloquium

Participants’ contributions to the survey will be aggregated and used to frame the content of the Colloquium and to help identify at least five research priorities for the coming academic year

The Colloquium will feature presentations and discussions that highlight the top reoccurring research priority areas identified by the above survey. Participants will then further prioritize these research areas and potentially form research working groups to carry out the research in 2014-2015. The results of these working groups will be presented at the 2015 Lynton Colloquium. NERCHE and CED hope to help support this work (in small, yet-to-be-determined ways).

The Colloquium continues to be inspired by Ernest Lynton’s framing of faculty scholarly activity as inclusive and collaborative work in which academics and community partners share knowledge and expertise in the process of public problem solving. Be a part of this change. We are excited for the Lynton Colloquium to provide this space for collective and collaborative inquiry and we look forward to your participation!

Colloquium Panelists:

 

Andrew Furco (joining remotely)
Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Associate Vice President for Public Engagement, Office for Public Engagement
University of Minnesota
Emily Janke (joining remotely)
Associate Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies
Director, Institute for Community & Economic Engagement
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Tania Mitchell (joining remotely)
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
KerryAnn O’Meara (joining remotely)
Associate Professor, Higher Education
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
University of Maryland, College Park
John Reiff (joining in person)
Director, Civic Engagement & Service-Learning
Senior Lecturer
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Morning and afternoon panels moderated by the Lynton Colloquium Program Chair:Elaine Ward
Assistant Professor of Education, Higher Education, Merrimack College 2014-2015, Visiting Scholar, NERCHE

 

Colloquium Schedule:

8:30 – 10:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:15: Welcome and Opening Comments:With introductory remarks by:

  1. Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Michael Middleton, Dean, College of Education and Human Development,
University of Massachusetts Boston

10:15 – 10:30: Framing of the Day:
What are the critical issues in Community Engaged Scholarship?
10:30 – 11:45: Critical Issues Framed by Field Experts
12:00 – 1:15 PM: Keynote Luncheon:Presentation of the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award to:Jomella Watson-Thompson
Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science and Associate Director for the Work Group for Community Health and DevelopmentUniversity of KansasKeynote Address by Dr. Watson-Thompson

 

With introductory remarks and Award bestowal by

Dwight E. Giles Jr.

Professor, College of Education and Human Development

University of Massachusetts Boston

 

1:20 – 3:30: Critical Issues in the Field:
Dialogue and Deliberation on Priority Issues, 2014-2015
3:30 – 4:00: Closing Remarks

Registration Information

To register for the Annual Lynton Colloquium, please proceed to the online registration page.

There are a limited number of graduate-student scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please contact NERCHE if you are interested in receiving a scholarship.

For information about overnight accommodations, please click here.

Partner Spotlight: 3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement

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NERCHE and CED Present the 3rdAnnual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement

The Next Generation of Engaged Scholarship: Make Your Voice Heard

Monday, September 15, 2014
9 AM to 3:30 PM
University of Massachusetts Boston

On Monday, September 15, 2014, the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) will host its 3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  The event will build upon the success of the 2013 Colloquium, where nearly 150 faculty and higher education administrators from New England (and beyond) gathered to reflect upon the pioneering work of Ernest A. Lynton and the legacy of his contributions to publicly engaged scholarship.

The 3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium will feature a keynote presentation by the recipient of the 2014 Lynton Award (to be announced in August 2014). It will also help launch a new research initiative co- sponsored by New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED). Grounded in the work of NERCHE’s Next Generation Engagement project and the CED’s focus on academic programs in civic engagement, this initiative aims to identify key issues in the field and sponsor research working groups on each of them. The goal is to foster sustained and systematic investigations and documented outcomes that will support deeper understandings of and clearer actions around such issues. Registration for the Colloquium is at http://www.umb.edu/news_events_media/events/lynton2014.

Download the 2014 Lynton Colloquium flyer.

CIRCLE Working Paper Examines Civics, Digital Badges and Alternative Assessments

CIRCLE LogoWith support from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, CIRCLE published “New and Alternative Assessments, Digital Badges, and Civics: An Overview of Emerging Themes and Promising Directions” (March 2013) which explores digital badges and alternative assessments for civic skills, knowledge, and dispositions. This working paper also considers ePortfolios, rubrics, games, simulations, and other assessment and learning tools that might expand options for those committed to improving civic education.

States are, to a greater extent, using multiple-choice-only tests that focus primarily on memorizing information, rather than demonstrating civic skills. Furthermore, assessments focus mostly on the history and geography of the United States; far fewer states assess students in world affairs or economics. Are we preparing and assessing students to be engaged citizens?

CIRCLE explores this question and the broader landscape of alternative assessments, here, in an online presentation.

For more information, go here.

CIRCLE’s Free Online Seminar RE: Youth Engagement Report

CIRCLE LogoCIRCLE Launches Free Online Seminar to Discuss Youth Engagement Report

In October, we released All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovating for Youth Engagement,” the report of our Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge. Since then, we have spoken with a wide range of stakeholders interested in improving youth civic and political engagement .

To enhance and broaden those discussions, we have developed a FREE, five-week, open online seminar that will extend research and recommendations from the report.

The seminar will start the week of January 13 and is open to individuals and groups interested in strengthening youth engagement. We welcome and encourage young people, parents, educators, policymakers, youth advocates, researchers, and others to join this learning community.

We hope you will join us, and please share with those in your network whom you think would benefit from the seminar.

For details and sign-up information, go HERE.

Improving Classroom Civic Education: A Reflection Guide for Teachers

All Together Now highlights the importance of civics and government classes in preparing the next generation of knowledgeable and politically engaged Americans. The data for the report included our survey of more than 700 teachers, who responded to questions about their teaching styles and goals, the resources at their disposal, and the level of support they enjoy from their school and community.

We have developed a reflection guide for teachers that includes several noteworthy findings from that teachers’ survey and encourages educators to consider how their experiences are similar—and how they may differ.

The guide also includes specific recommendations from the report and invites teachers to reflect on which ones would or would not work in their classrooms, and to think about any additional resources and support they may need to implement these and other suggestions for improving civic education.

View and download the full teacher reflection guide HERE.

Sponsor Spotlight: The New York Times in Education

Guest Post by Lynn M. Hall, National Education DIrector, The New York Times

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You’ve known us as The New York Times in College, but we have taken a new name — The New York Times in Education – to better communicate with audiences abroad as well as here in the U.S.

We’ve also launched these exciting resources that we hope you will view and share:

  • An elegant new Web site at our old address, www.nytimes.com/edu. We welcome your contributions to our Classroom Ideas section!
  • The New York Times in Education YouTube channel, where you can watch exclusive, 30-minute Webcasts with Times journalists addressing focus areas of our Leadership and First Year programs. Visit www.nytimes.com/edu/video.
  • An inspiring, two-minute video that introduces our multimedia journalism: “The New York Times: Because The World Has a Lot To Teach.”  Watch in at www.nytimes.com/edu/video.

Please contact me at lynn.hall@nytimes.com if you wish to contribute your classroom ideas to our new Web site, or for further information about our program.


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