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By Cameron Lee, ADP Intern, AASCU
Professionals and scholars once again have the opportunity to become ADP Civic Fellows, a new initiative of the American Democracy Project. Civic Fellows will have the span of a one-year renewable term to develop their own research and ideas to design and advance ADP programming on a national scale. The Civic Fellowship is a cohort experience and members will receive support from the ADP national office in the form of programmatic, publication and leadership opportunities, as well as free registration to an AASCU event or conference. Working closely with Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager, and the steering committee, Civic Fellows will ultimately explore assessment, research, and programmatic efforts related to ADP’s civic learning and democratic engagement mission and affect change within ADP.
Although four Civic Fellows (to be publicly announced in August) have already been accepted, ADP is reopening applications to expand the reach of this opportunity.
Applications are now due on Friday, August 18th, 2017 and they must be submitted to Jennifer Domagal-Goldman at email@example.com no later than then. For questions, please contact Jennifer Domagal-Goldman at 202-478-7833 and click here for further information about the program.
The application can be found here.
Please join us for this free training by registering HERE by April 17, 2017. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the tentative agenda.
AASCU is pleased to announce a professional development opportunity for faculty at member campuses:
Japan Studies Institute (JSI), Dates: June 5-18, 2017
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) offers AASCU faculty members without prior experience in Japanese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japan, both past and present. The two week institute, located on the campus of San Diego State university, encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities related to Japanese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Previous programs have included topics as diverse as wartime and occupation Japan, social relations and the changing role of women in Japan, Japanese foreign policy and regional relations, classical music, ikebana, calligraphy, survival Japanese, Japanese film in the classroom, and philosophical and religious traditions in Japan. The formal program is complemented by a number of off-campus and evening activities. Institute faculty will include scholars, representatives from the local Japanese community, artists, journalists, and government officials. Most of the costs of the JSI are covered by a grant from the Japan Studies Institute endowment.
AASCU is pleased to announce study-abroad opportunities for students at member campuses:
· Scholarships for Undergraduate Study in China
We are pleased to announce that the Educational Office, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, in Washington, D.C., has approved the Chinese Government Scholarship awards for U.S. undergraduate students attending AASCU member colleges and universities for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. This year, we are able to offer scholarships for one academic year (Sept. 2017 – July 2018), or semester programs in either the Fall (Sept. 2017 – Feb. 2018) or Spring (March 2018 – July 2018).
For more specific information, visit the link below or contact Sufei Li by email at firstname.lastname@example.org: http://www.aascu.org/programs/InternationalPrograms/StudyinChina/
· 2017 China Summer Practicum
AASCU has partnered with Dalian Jiaotong University in Dalian, China to provide American students from AASCU member institutions with a 2017 Summer China Practicum. The two-week study and culture practicum will be held in two cycles, May and June 2017. The program will include Chinese language and cultural learning, field trips to historical sites, workshops on Chinese traditions, food, arts and crafts, as well as visits to companies and industries. All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Dalian Jiaotong University, with a description of class hours, on-site cultural activity hours, and practicum hours. The entire practicum could yield up to 1 to 2 transfer credits depending on each individual institution’s credit transfer policy.
For more specific information, visit the link below or contact Sufei Li by email at email@example.com: http://www.aascu.org/programs/InternationalPrograms/ChinaSummerPracticum/
We hope you will share this study in China information with undergraduate students interested in funding and experiential learning opportunities.
Our Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Roundup is a new, semi-regular feature on the ADP National Blog. It will feature short summaries of news, research, events and opportunities as well as other work by our partners and other national and international leaders in the civic engagement movement. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have information you’d like featured in a future Roundup.
- Save the date for the 2016 Frontiers of Democracy conference: June 23-25, 2016 at Tufts University’s Boston campus
- Matt Leighninger joins Public Agenda as VP for engagement and director of the Yankelovich Center for Public Judgment
- Everyday Democracy’s 7 Tips for Facilitating Discussions on Community-Police Relations
- Public Agenda releases a Participatory Budgeting Toolkit, featuring 15 key metrics
- Text, Talk, Act is back and bigger than ever, with national events on November 10th
- Four quadrants of citizen engagement: accessibility, collaboration, transparency, empowerment
- Sandy Heierbacher recounts a year of transition for the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
- Low community turnout and 10 things you can do about it from @EvDem
- Youth voter turnout down in 2014; young people more likely to vote for candidates who are more “in touch” with them – http://ow.ly/QkcQQ
- Campus Compact Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact Conference March 21-23, 2016, Boston, MA