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Free Webinar on Understanding and Using Your NSLVE Data on 9/23/17

UNDERSTANDING AND USING YOUR NSLVE DATA
Wednesday, August 23 |  2:00 PM EST  |  60 minutes

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The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) is the first and only nonpartisan study of individual and institution-level data on college student voting. More than 1,000 campuses are participating and will receive their data from the 2016 presidential election this summer. Reports will also include comparison data from the 2012 presidential election.

If you’re wondering what your campus should do once it receives its report, then we hope you’ll join us for this conversation. Participants will learn how to read and analyze the data to inform campus activities and programming. The results are designed to increase political engagement and to help foster a campus climate for civic learning and participation.

A presenter from the Institute for Democracy in Higher Education at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life will share resources and tools on how to maximize use of the data and offer advice on sharing the results across your campus.

Note: Participants are strongly encouraged to review their campus reports in advance of the webinar. A full list of NSLVE’s participating campuses can be viewed online here. To obtain a copy of your institution’s report, please complete this online form.

Speaker:  Ishara Casellas Connors, Associate Director, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, Tufts University

Register here.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

For complete details and to register, please visit the ALL IN Challenge Webinar Series website.

September 13 – Developing a Democratic Engagement Action Plan
October 24 – Working With Your Local Election Office
November 9 – Fundamentals of Student Organizing 
December 7 – How to Make Your Campus a Polling Place

Job Opportunities with PIRG Campus Action

Campus Organizer: Multiple Locations

At PIRG Campus Action, our full time organizers work on college campuses across the country to empower students to make a difference on critical environmental and social issues. If we’re serious about climate change, we can’t afford to drag our feet—so we’re pushing cities and states to commit to 100% renewable energy, now. We rely on bees to pollinate our food, yet we’re allowing some pesticides to drive them toward extinction—so we’re working to ban these bee-killing pesticides. The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting millions of lives at risk — so we’re urging big chains like KFC to stop doing business with these farms. In short, we’re organizing to make a difference right now. We’re looking for people who have the passion and the drive it takes to win positive change on these important issues, and who aren’t afraid of hard work. If that sounds like you, consider working with us. What you’ll do If you become an organizer with PIRG Campus Action, you’ll organize and build the campus chapter into something that works — now, and for years to come. You’ll recruit hundreds of students to volunteer and get involved, and teach them how to plan and run effective campaigns through internships and on-the-ground training. You’ll build relationships with faculty and administrators, while organizing news events and rallies, and generating the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns. During the summer, you’ll run a citizen outreach office, building the organization by canvassing and training others to canvass. And you’ll learn from some of the best organizers in the country—people who have been doing this work for more than 30 years. Locations We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon and a few other states. Pay & benefits The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500 in the first year. PIRG Campus Action offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Apply here today!

 

Partner Spotlight: Lyon Software’s White Paper on Community Impact Reports

As part of a new series of AASCU Research and Strategy reports, AASCU corporate partners are providing important insights and data to our member institutions. Our latest report is a white paper from a company that ADP has worked closely with and that sponsored our 2015 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting.

Lyon Software’s white paper on “The Importance of Reporting Community Impact in Institutions of Higher Learning,” provides a set of concrete arguments for why institutions of higher education should consider measuring and reporting their community impacts, including developing and maintaining community support; maintaining academic credentials; and institutionalizing community engagement. The white paper also identifies four general communities related to the educational arena that institutions might consider reporting on — including: campus, academic, local/global, and mission-specific domains — and offers examples of programs or measures for each area.

Special Note for ADP Blog readers:

Institutions interested in tracking their impact on the community are invited to join Lyon Software’s Stewards of CBISA user group. CBISA Plus for Higher Education is  a tool used to help you track your institution’s service-learning and community engagement programs in order to create your institutional impact report. Those joining the Stewards of CBISA user group will receive 50% off their first year’s subscription to CBISA.

If you’re not familiar with Lyon Software and their CBISA tool, be sure to check them out online or by contacting either  Brittany Younts or Crystal Randolph at 419-882-7184 or at byounts @ lyonsoftware.com or crandolph @ lyonsoftware.com, respectively.

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

Save the Date!

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.

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