Fostering Global Citizenship in Higher Education
Proposals due June 5, 2009
The conference planning committee seeks proposals for conference workshops to be presented on Monday, October 5th that are interactive and geared toward varying levels of expertise from novice to intermediate to advanced. Workshops should provide participants an opportunity to engage with each other in learning about the session topic and applying it to their unique situations. Workshops will be 75 minutes long and may be presented by individuals or teams.
Workshop topics should relate to fostering global citizenship in higher education and may include but need not be limited to the following topics:
Please submit workshop proposals via email by Friday, June 5, 2009 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation emails will be sent upon receipt of proposals; potential presenters will be informed of decisions via email by July 15. Conference presenters will be expected to register for the conference but registration fees for up to two presenters per workshop will be waived for the conference (October 5); the waived registration fees do not apply to the post-conference institutes (October 6).
- Program models for promoting global citizenship, both local or global;
- Promoting global citizenship in challenging economic times;
- Campus or institutional strategies for fostering global citizenship;
- Defining and exploring global citizenship concepts.
For questions or additional information, please contact:
Cheryl Whitney Lower, Vermont Campus Compact, email@example.com, (802) 443-2507 or Marianne Jorgensen, World Learning/SIT Abroad, firstname.lastname@example.org, (802) 258-3235.
Please visit www.vtcampuscompact.org for additional conference information.
International Conference/Teaching Citizenship and Civility Call for Papers
The Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Announces the 11th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
November 12-15, 2009
The Society picks conference themes to encourage faculty from the relevant areas to submit papers, panels, or other standard forms of presentation, but submissions may speak to any issue regarding ethics across the curriculum. Questions about possible submissions should be sent to the directors at Wade.Robison@rit.edu.
Theme: Teaching Citizenship and Civility
It is a hallmark of civility within a society that those of opposing points of view can reasonably discuss their differences and find common ground amidst their disagreements.
Teaching students to become civil citizens and modeling a civil society within our classes are always pressing concerns. The concept of citizenship may encompass a wide variety of ethical actions (such as volunteerism or philanthropy) and political relations (such as nationalism or globalism). Teaching students to become civil citizens requires consideration of the content and practice of citizenship, in all its forms. Even in classes where the content is far removed from what seems relevant to a civic education, the way in which the class is taught -- how disagreements about answers are resolved -- can teach lessons essential to civility. Teaching civility, in all its forms, is an education across the curriculum. Although the theme of the conference highlights the content and practice of teaching civil citizens, submissions are not limited to the conference theme.
Submissions (either papers or abstracts) should be formatted for blind review and sent by September 15th 2009 to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Society, Donna Werner, DWerner@stlcc.edu or by hard copy to Dr. Donna Werner, Philosophy Department (HE 103), St. Louis Community College, Meramec, 11333 Big Bend Boulevard, St. Louis MO 63122-5799. Phone: 314.984.7934.
We will make decisions about papers as soon as we can after they arrive. So the sooner you submit your abstract or paper or panel suggestion, the sooner you will hear from us regarding its suitability for the conference.
The Society publishes Teaching Ethics, and papers for conferences may be considered for publication either in that journal or in a possible anthology on teaching citizenship and civility.
The Florida Campus Compact Certified Scholars Program 2009-2010
In an effort to develop a corps of regional presenters and consultants who can promote best practices in service-learning and community engagement across the state of Florida, Florida Campus Compact (FL|CC) invites faculty and staff members who are well acquainted with service-learning to apply for the 2009-2010 Certified Scholars Program. This structured certification program produces effective presenters and consultants to support FL|CC campuses and create inter-campus collaboration through trainings and workshops.
The FL|CC Certified Scholar Program consists of three sequential phases:
1. Learning, Creation, and Preparation ("Train the Trainer") - Participants will take part in workshops hosted by FL|CC highlighting various strategies for successfully hosting trainings/workshops/presentations. All participants will create a peer reviewed training/workshop/presentation on a selected service-learning subject. Throughout the program, participants will have the opportunity to submit outlines, research, and any other corresponding work to experts in the field for suggestions and feedback.
2. Experience and Certification - All participants will be expected to offer their preapproved training/workshop/presentation to at least one member campus in the state during the program year. After revisions and peer evaluation, each scholar will be certified as an official service-learning consultant.
3. Service and Professional Development - After completion of this program, all Certified Scholars will be given the opportunity to maintain a close relationship with FL|CC, giving trainings/workshops/presentations, providing consultative services, and representing FL|CC in various capacities in order to expand the impact of our work statewide.
This program provides a professional development opportunity for participants by advancing the field, expanding the reach of service-learning and FL|CC, thereby benefitting students, faculty, and communities in Florida and beyond. Participants will receive a $500 stipend for each semester of participation and may apply for support for related travel and other costs.
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The Florida Campus Compact Emerging Scholars Program 2009-2010
As part of an ongoing effort to provide valuable professional development and training for campus leaders across the state, Florida Campus Compact (FL|CC) invites Service-Learning/Civic Engagement/Community Service Directors (CSDs), Coordinators, and Faculty to apply for the 2009-2010 Emerging Scholars Program. This yearlong program provides an opportunity for participants to develop their interests in service-learning while working with experts in the field to build and develop high quality service-learning/civic engagement programs.
Emerging Scholars will be expected to:
• Participate in service-learning workshops and seminars
• Strengthen networks with colleagues and campuses throughout the state of Florida
• Produce resources for the field and receive feedback on their work
• Further service-learning and other engagement efforts on their campuses
• Develop and promote sustainable programs on individual campuses and across the state
Over the course of the year, scholars will have the chance to share their accomplishments and seek advice on their challenges through conference calls and face-to-face meetings with FL|CC staff members, other program participants, and service-learning experts. Each scholar will develop and submit a project portfolio, which will include personal reflections on the value of this program, best practices, and research related to the programs or projects they create or improve. These portfolios will be compiled and showcased as a resource to be shared statewide.
After completing the program, participants will have the opportunity to apply for the "FL|CC Certified Scholars Program" for further professional development and training in the field of service-learning.
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Soar TO Reach New Peaks: Educating ALL Our Children and Youth, NAEHCY Annual Conference
Deadline: June 1st, 2009
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) cordially invites presenters to submit a proposal to present at the 21st Annual Conference at the Marriott City Center in Denver, Colorado November 14-17, 2009.
The Conference theme is Soar to Reach New Peaks: Educating ALL Our Children and Youth. We are searching for education and community-based presenters who represent diverse backgrounds, roles, responsibilities, and experiences in serving homeless children and youth. We are interested in proposals that represent rural and suburban, as well as urban areas.
The 21st Annual Conference will provide research-based and best practice professional development opportunities, which focus on ensuring that every child and youth experiencing homelessness is successful – academically, personally, and socially. Presentation materials from recent conferences can be found through the annual conference section of our web site: http://www.naehcy.org.
Over the past twenty years, the NAEHCY Conference has been a showcase for best practice activities and services that are being implemented across the United States. Workshops and pre-conference institutes are intended to create a common vision, to be practical, and to model strategies proven effective or successful in helping children and youth from homeless situations succeed. The success of this Conference will result from the expertise of our presenters to provide participants a better understanding of how to achieve academic success for homeless children and youth.
We anticipate over 700 attendees from across the United States and its territories, including state coordinators for the education of homeless children and youth, local homeless education liaisons, homeless service providers, school district administrators and program coordinators, educators, preschool and care providers, policy-makers, child welfare workers – and all who care about ensuring school academic achievement and the overall success for children and youth whose lives have been disrupted by the lack of safe, permanent, and adequate housing.
See http://www.naehcy.org/conf/present.html for more information.
Imagine If ……..Story Contest MDGs
United Nations Millennium Development Goals
Imagine not having enough to eat or going to work to support your family at the age of 8 years old. What if you never had the chance to learn to read or write? In 1500 words or less we ask students to imagine life without running water, electricity, healthcare, or education. Students must review the MDG’s and IMAGINE IF…….. These resources were available to everyone.
Stories will be judged according to creativity, quality of writing, and the extent to which they promote awareness of one or more of the millennium development goals.
SASEF is working to raise youth awareness of the United Nations Eight Millennium Development Goals and global poverty. It is our hope the stories written will bring new ideas and solutions inspiring others to take action.
On Saturday, June 20th at 13:30 every participant is invited to read their stories aloud. There will be special prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries.
Stories will be bound into a book all proceeds from the event and sale of the book will go to the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation to support our work in helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
See http://sasef.org.dnstemplate.com/pdf/gysdimagineifwebpage09.pdf for more information.
Call For Proposals: Special Issue on Green Learning at Metropolitan Universities
Metropolitan Universities (http://muj.uc.iupui.edu/index.htm), a quarterly journal funded by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (www.cumuonline.org), is soliciting article proposals for an upcoming issue that will examine how universities are using green-inspired curriculum to promote a socially-just and environmentally-sustainable society, both in their local communities and globally. Green issues— ecological balance, social justice, animal rights, and sustainable economy –are increasingly becoming the focus of curriculum, service-learning projects, student organizations, and campus events. This issue seeks to examine how this green trend in learning is affecting curriculum, academic culture, and community partnerships. This issue will be published in 2010, and the guest editor is Roger Munger, Associate Professor of English, of Boise State University.
Possible Topics for This Special Issue
The guest editor invites proposals for articles on applied research or theory, case histories/studies, and/or tutorials that address some of the following issues:
Articles exploring related topics are welcome as well.
- Why should urban and metropolitan universities incorporate green issues in their curriculum? Why not?
- What challenges do urban and metropolitan campuses face when designing and implementing green-inspired curriculum?
- How should faculty integrate green learning in their curriculum? What models are proving to be successful?
- How have universities partnered with communities and/or other universities to increase public literacy about environmental sustainability and its impact on social justice and social capital?
- What are the links between green learning and research opportunities for students, faculty, and communities?
- In what ways has the green movement fostered greater synergy between campuses and their communities?
- What are the benefits or outcomes of green learning for students? Faculty? Communities? The University?
- How has technology been used to promote green learning?
Proposals should be 300-500 words in length. All proposals should include submitter name, affiliation, 100-word bio, and email address as well as a working title for the proposed article. Final manuscripts should be 4,000-7,000 words in length.
The schedule for this issue is as follows:
15 June 2009: 400-word proposals due
6 July 2009: Guest editor returns proposal decisions to submitters
1 November 2009: Draft manuscripts of accepted proposals due
15 January 2010: Final manuscripts due
Completed proposals or questions about either proposal topics or this issue should be sent to Roger Munger at email@example.com.
Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Fellows Program, 2009-2010
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the theory and practice informing collegiate service-learning and community engagement in the state of Florida, Florida Campus Compact invites research proposals from engaged scholars at our member campuses through this new fellows program. Researchers from all disciplines are invited to apply.
Up to five Florida scholars will be chosen by a panel of qualified reviewers to receive this distinction. Fellows will have the opportunity to be part of an active community of scholars who will meet quarterly (either virtually or in person) to discuss strategies for research design and dissemination. Each scholar will receive a small amount of financial support for her or his research and will be invited to submit an article for publication in a special peer-reviewed volume of Florida Engaged Scholarship to be published in 2011.
At least three of the five scholars selected will be tenure-earning. Projects focusing on community impacts of collegiate service-learning and community engagement will be favored. Interested researchers should complete the attached application and must include a project budget not to exceed $2500, with no more than $2000 to be spent on a faculty stipend. Funds will be available for distribution beginning July 15, 2009, and all deliverables will be due June 15, 2010. Deliverables will include a copy of a 25-30 page article on the research outcomes that may be submitted to our Florida publication or another appropriate forum, a short report/précis on the project based on an FL|CC template for inclusion in promotional materials, and an updated CV for the fellowship recipient that can be used in promotional materials. Participants will also be invited to present research at FL|CC events and may be invited to provide informal mentoring for emerging researchers in the state.
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Call for Emerging Scholars - K-12 Service-Learning Research
There are just a few spots left in the national K-12 Service-Learning Research Works in Progress program. This program is for emerging scholars conducting research on K-12 service-learning issues who are interested in receiving feedback on their work from senior scholars. Participation expenses (airfare, hotel, etc.) are covered by the program.
NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 11, 2009
We are currently seeking applications from emerging scholars investigating issues in K-12 service-learning who wish to participate in the 2009 Emerging Scholars in Service-Learning Works in Progress Seminar, to be held June 14-16, 2009 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Established in 2007, the Works in Progress Seminar is a program that provides support and encouragement for a new generation of diverse service-learning researchers. The Seminar teams emerging scholars with experienced researchers and practitioners to develop and advance the development of new scholarly work in field of K-12 service-learning. The Works in Progress seminar is a national program co-facilitated by the University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, and Tufts University and is funded by a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to the National Service-Learning Partnership.
See http://engagement.umn.edu for more information.
to Youth Photographers: International Photo Competition
A call to youth photographers! Adobe Youth Voices International Photo Competition
Adobe Youth Voices (AYV), a global youth media initiative, and the nonproft What Kids Kids Can Do, Inc. are delighted to announce our first-ever international photo competition.
When written in Chinese or Japanese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters--one represents crisis or danger, and the other represents hope or opportunity. We have taken this as inspiration for our groundbreaking competition. “Crisis and Hope” offers an exciting opportunity for youth around the world to express themselves through photographs--and make their voices heard--on both what is challenging and what gives hope in today’s difficult world.
Winning photographs will be showcased online, in a traveling exhibit, and in a book.
The contest is open to all young people--anywhere in the world--between the ages of 12 and 19.
The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2009. Winners--as many as 30--will be announced by August 31, 2009.
Join us! And please help us spread the word by forwarding this message to friends, colleagues, networks, and organizations that would find it of interest.
To learn more about the competition and submission guidelines, visit http://www.wkcd.org/AYV_Photo_Competition/index.html
Questions? Please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.