Monday, February 14, 2011

We've moved!

We’ve moved! You can now find the latest information on calls for papers and proposals for service-learning journals, magazines, and conference workshops on the NSLC website.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Family & Community Health Call for Articles

Deadline: August 2, 2011

Call for articles on Community Lay Health Promoters/Community Health Workers

The interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal Family & Community Health will produce an issue on lay health promoters/community health workers (CHW) also known as lay health workers, village health workers, promotoras, etc. Articles are due by August 2, 2011 to Issue Co-Editors Elizabeth Reifsnider, Elnora (Nonie) P. Mendias, and Yolanda R. Davila, at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing in Galveston, Texas. Please submit manuscripts for consideration electronically to and . Articles are being solicited on topics as follows:
  • Building infrastructure that supports lay health promoters/CHWs
    • Examples of training programs for lay health workers/CHW
    • Examples of effectiveness of training, supporting, and maintaining lay health workers/CHWs
  • Lay health promoters/CHW and environmental health
  • Building community partnerships for lay health promoters/ CHWs
  • Using lay health workers/CHW with vulnerable populations
  • Research
    • Examples of research using lay health workers/CHWs
    • Evaluation research using lay health workers/CHWs
  • Historical development or current trends and definitions of lay health workers/CHWs
  • Concept analyses or systematic or integrative reviews related to lay health workers/CHWs
Family & Community Health (FCH) focuses on healthcare practitioners regardless of area of practice. The journal’s overall goal is to provide a forum to discuss a holistic approach to family and community healthcare and primary healthcare, including health promotion and disease prevention. Each issue of FCH focuses on a specific topic that can be used by faculty, practitioners, and students in a range of healthcare disciplines.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Journal for Civic Commitment Call for Articles

Deadline for next issue: Feb. 29, 2011

The Journal for Civic Commitment
is web-based publication of the Community College National Center for Community Engagement, offering research and theories, strategies, and tips and techniques to readers. It is dedicated to disseminating research-based and practical information to faculty, coordinators, administrators and state directors, and is published twice annually.

Submission criteria:

  • Articles discussing civic engagement, service learning, service learning projects, and community-based research will be reviewed from academic faculty, community volunteers, community partners, and students.
  • When a student, community member, or community partner is the primary author, an academic faculty member is required to stand as a second author.
  • A student, community member, or community partner may write as a second author with an academic faculty member writing as first author.
  • Criteria pertaining to evaluation for academic excellence will be applied to all articles submitted for publication.
  • Artistic and literary submissions related to civic engagement and service learning will be considered for publication

More information:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Call for Proposals: Southwestern PA Regional Network for the Growth of Service-Learning (SPRING) Annual Symposium

Deadline for Proposal Submission is January 5, 2010.

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2011 SPRING Service-Learning Symposium, which will be held on March 26, 2011 at the Community College of Allegheny County - South Campus. This year's theme is "The impact of Community Engagement: from Outputs to Outcomes." We encourage submissions that address this issue in the areas of student, community, or institutional outcomes of service-learning. Please view the  Call for Proposals (attached) for more details. Please complete the Online Proposal Submission form to submit a session or poster proposal.

Event Details
Join colleagues for SPRING’s 4th annual symposium. The annual symposium is held so that those interested in service-learning at the college and university level can come together to share their experiences, learn from one another, and discover potential areas for collaboration.  Conference participants will include faculty, administrators, and community service providers who wish to discuss service-learning and the ways it can positively impact our region.

The SPRING service-learning network promotes service-learning among institutions of higher education in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.  It is a regional network of institutions, comprised of colleges, universities, and community organizations.
Service-learning is an educational method, in which students perform meaningful service to meet community-identified needs while reflecting on their actions in a way that allows them to better understand course concepts, the role their discipline plays in society, and their civic identity.

If you would like to discuss a proposal idea, please contact:
Maribel Guati Rojo, SPRING Service-Learning Program Manager (a SPRING university contact will follow-up), (412) 396-2223.

2011 International Institute on Partnerships: "From Reciprocity to Collective Transformation: Achieving the Potential of Community-Campus Partnerships"

The 2011 International Institute on Partnerships theme is "From Reciprocity to Collective Transformation: Achieving the Potential of Community-Campus Partnerships." Proposals that address at least one of the following topic areas are desired:

  • Topic #1: Impact of Partnerships on Student Learning and/or Community Concerns
  • Topic #2: Implications of Partnerships on Faculty Roles and Rewards and Faculty Development Models
  • Topic #3: Effective Research Models or Methodologies in Community Engaged Research and Scholarship that Include Strong Community Voice
  • Topic #4: Roles and Significance of Trust, Power, Sustainability, and Reciprocity in Community-Campus Partnerships
  • Topic #5: Challenges and Opportunities of National and International Partnerships

The 2011 International Institute on Partnerships will accept proposals for 3 session types:

  • 90 minute Interactive Workshops
  • 45 minute Informative Presentations
  • 60 minute Poster Sessions 
For more information and to submit a proposal, go to

Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA) conference: "Next Steps: Building a New Engagement Agenda" call for proposals

The Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA) invites you to participate in its next annual conference, "Next Steps: Building a New Engagement Agenda," July 11-13, 2011 in Sydney.  Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) executive director Sarena Seifer and CCPH board chair Susan Gust co-keynoted this year's AUCEA conference and found the issues, challenges and rewards of community-academic partnerships to be remarkably similar across Australia, Canada and the US - there is much we can learn from each other!  The 2011 AUCEA conference in particular aims to draw greater international participation.
For more information about the conference, visit

Friday, December 3, 2010

California Service-Learning Leadership Institute: Call for Proposals

Deadline: December 13, 2010

The California Service-Learning Leadership Institute is now accepting workshop applications for the 2011 conference, Learn. Serve. Sustain. We invite you to submit an application by December 13, 2010, detailing your proposed workshop, which demonstrates high-quality service-learning practices or skill building practices. All workshops must connect to the theme: Learn. Serve. Sustain. and to the Focus Areas and/or the Program Interests.

Youth Leaders as Workshop Presenters

Special request! Calling all youth leaders to present or co-present. On Tuesday February 8, 2011, the Institute will focus on Youth Leading in Service-Learning. If you are a K-12 student, we want you to present. Please apply to share strategies for building service-learning capacity in and out of a classroom to create sustainable service-learning. If you would like to be on our Youth Institute Planning Committee, please email or call 619-599-8205 ext. 2.

For complete information, visit