CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2014: 3M NATIONAL STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Reposted from STHLE:  CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2014 3M NATIONAL STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada are proud to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2014 3M National Student Fellowship. 

The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond.

The Fellowship is open to full-time, post-secondary undergraduate college or university diploma or degree program students registered at a Canadian institution.  Candidates must be enrolled in their first undergraduate program, and not be in their first or final year.

 Each cohort member will: 

· Receive an award of 5,000 to be spent at their discretion.

· Join the others at the June 2014 STLHE Conference at Queen¹s University (June 17 to 20) where they will also participate in a 3M National Student Fellowship retreat.

· Receive a contribution toward the cost of conference travel and accommodations.

· Develop a cross-Canadian collaborative project to enhance teaching and learning at the post-secondary level.

 Submission Deadline 

Nominations should be submitted electronically on or before Monday, January 13, 2014, 5pm EST. 

Detailed criteria and application procedures are available at:http://www.stlhe.ca/3m-national-student-fellowship/ 

Contact:Alice Cassidy, PhD, 3MNSF Coordinator, alicecas@telus.net

 

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On Participatory Policy Research in Times of Swelling Inequality Gaps

 

Public Policy Implementation and its Implications

Free Webinar

Thursday, November 28, 2013

10:00 am – 11:30 am (CST)

 Often           new public policy is detected at the launch of a new program. While           much attention is paid to getting a new policy approved, the true           impact is not fully appreciated until implementation. This webinar           sheds light on current policy implementation discourse, provides           rural examples, and discusses different action approaches.

— PRESENTERS —

 

Dr. Lars Hallstrom

 

is the           Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities. The           Centre is charged with linking the research, outreach and educational           capacity of the University of Alberta with students, researchers,           rural communities, rural community organizations and policy makers at           multiple levels across the province, nationally, and internationally.           Dr. Hallstrom’s work focuses on comparative environmental policy, and           particularly on the intersection of politics, science and public           policy.

 

 

Dr.           Charles Conteh

 

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On Participatory Policy Research in Times of Swelling Inequality Gaps

Society for Community Research and Action Society for Community Research and Action·6 videos

Dr. Michelle Fine Keynote at the 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action at the University of Miami.

This talk explores an epistemological counter-narrative in which the gap of experience and expertise is delicately sutured in participatory action research. With a long and buried history within psychology, participatory policy research offers an alternative paradigm. Research teams integrate varied forms of expertise among academics and everyday people, in theoretical and methodological deliberative dialogue, producing materials for scholars, community activists, and policy makers about urgent matters of social (in)justice.

This talk reflects a 20 year memoir on the impact of a single piece of participatory policy research, Changing Minds: The Impact of College in a Women’s Maximum Security Prison. Readers are invited to explore how participation by university researchers and prisoner researchers facilitated methodological rigor, enhanced context and construct validity, deepened ethics and fueled the political sustainability of the findings over two decades.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EKXvb_Tf7g

About 50 minutes

 

is an           Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Brock           University. He specializes in Public Policy & Management,           Political Economy and Governance. His current research focuses           on governance structures and processes in complex and dynamic policy           systems, particularly examining collaborative and strategic policy           formulation and implementation.  Dr. Conteh currently           investigates how local, regional and national economies are           reinventing themselves in the face of seismic global economic           changes.

When: Thursday, November 28, 2013 (please           RSVP by November 25, 2013)

Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (CST)

For more information or to register contact Rural           Development Institute at:

rdi2@brandonu.ca           / 204-571-8550 / 204-571-8515

www.brandonu.ca/rdi

 

International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

The International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement first issue now available.   Do you have an article on CSL or community engagement ready for publishing? The Editorial Board of IJRSLCE invites manuscript submissions to the following four sections: Research Articles, Theoretical or Conceptual Articles, Review Articles, and Book Reviews. The journal is published annually.” Check out their call for manuscripts.

Invitation to 1125@Carleton

Please join us!

  • You are invited to the Official Launch of 1125@Carleton, on Wednesday Nov. 20th 2pm to 4pm. as part of the annual Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada Open Doors Open Knowledge 2013: Celebrating University-Community Engagement. 

1125@Carleton is a new collaboration and innovation work space at Carleton University that promotes partnerships and collaborations across the university, across our city, country, and across the world.  The aim of 1125@Carleton is to facilitate the co-creation of solutions for sustainable communities through partnerships with Carleton researchers (faculty and students) together with business, industry, community, and governments at all three levels.  We provide resources and partnership opportunities to encourage entrepreneurial and inventive solutions that will make a difference. We want to capture the best ideas generated at Carleton, whether those are technologies, products, processes, services, designs, or social innovations. We help these ideas to grow.

We are a Living Laboratory and are a member of ENoLL – the European Network of Living Labs.  Please join us to hear all about what it means to be a living laboratory!

1125@Carleton is located in a beautiful 7,500 sq. ft. facility located on Carleton campus overlooking the Rideau river.  We offer a range of membership-based services including hot desks, offices, board rooms, workshop space and audio/visual conferencing.  To learn more about membership please visit carleton.ca/1125/

1125@Carleton is located on the 4th and 5th floor (reception) of the Human Computer Interaction Building (HCI).  It is easily accessed from the Library parking lot P1, on Library Rd.  Please RSVP to Vanessa Good Davidson Vanessa.GoodDavidson@carleton.ca or 613 520 7606 by November 18th 2013.

We hope to see you on November 20th!

 

 

Dr. Kim Matheson,

Vice President (Research and International)

Carleton University

 

Dr. Tessa Hebb

Executive Director, 1125@Carleton.ca

Carleton University

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts: Community Development Society

Reposted from CDS email:

Community Development Society 2014  July 20-23, 2014

Grand River Center, Dubuque, Iowa 

 Conference Theme: Renaissance — From Vision to Action 

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for submissions:  January 31, 2014

Click this site to submit.

During the European Renaissance, society saw remarkable progress as old ways of thinking were questioned and individuals were challenged to great achievement, much of which endures today. In many of our communities and regions, present day leaders and residents face similar challenges to either move beyond old ways of thinking or face a severely diminished future.

Places that have created their own renaissance can provide lessons to benefit us all.

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Community Development Society will focus on effective community development strategies, programs, and policies — fostered by CD practitioners, academics, elected officials, development organizations, organized citizens and motivated individuals — meant to inspire a Renaissance in communities around the world.

Be it in the areas of economic development, health, education, local facilities/services, transportation, natural resources management or more, the Dubuque conference will provide an ideal setting for CDS members and guests to explore the renaissance of our communities — rural and urban — toward a better understanding of what creates and sustains them as places that both retain and draw residents seeking well-being.

Please view the detailed Call for Abstracts that includes a detailed description of conference themes here.

We invite your presentations, workshops and discussions of successful and innovative approaches to solving development issues in communities, large and small, in the US or internationally to share with your colleagues, new and emerging scholars, students and others in Dubuque.

Thank you

CDS

Free Webinar: Public Policy Implementation and its Implications

Public Policy Implementation and its Implications

 Free Webinar

Thursday, November 28, 2013, 10:00 am – 11:30 am (CST)

 Often new public policy is detected at the launch of a new program. While much attention is paid to getting a new policy approved, the true impact is not fully appreciated until implementation. This webinar sheds light on current policy implementation discourse, provides rural examples, and discusses different action approaches.

Dr. Lars Hallstrom  is the Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities. The Centre is charged with linking the research, outreach and educational capacity of the University of Alberta with students, researchers, rural communities, rural community organizations and policy makers at multiple levels across the province, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Hallstrom’s work focuses on comparative environmental policy, and particularly on the intersection of politics, science and public policy.

Dr. Charles Conteh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Brock University. He specializes in Public Policy & Management, Political Economy and Governance. His current research focuses on governance structures and processes in complex and dynamic policy systems, particularly examining collaborative and strategic policy formulation and implementation.  Dr. Conteh currently investigates how local, regional and national economies are reinventing themselves in the face of seismic global economic changes.

When: Thursday, November 28, 2013 (please RSVP by November 25, 2013)

Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (CST)

For more information or to register contact Rural Development Institute at:

rdi2@brandonu.ca / 204-571-8550 / 204-571-8515 www.brandonu.ca/rdi

Talloires Network Announces Call for Nominations from Exceptional University Community Engagement Programs

The Talloires Network Announces Call for Nominations from Exceptional University Community Engagement Programs

The Talloires Network has announced a call for nominations for the sixth annual MacJannet Prize. The Prize recognizes exceptional civic engagement initiatives based at Talloires Network member universities around the world and contributes financially to their ongoing public service efforts.

The Talloires Network, comprising over 300 universities from 71 countries around the world, was established in 2005 to focus on the obligation institutions of higher education have to actively engage with their communities. The Talloires Declaration, signed by the leaders of all member institutions, states that the university “should use the processes of education and research to respond to, serve and strengthen its communities for local and global citizenship.”

The MacJannet Prize was instituted to further the Talloires Network’s mission of strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. The first five years of the MacJannet Prize were a tremendous success. With about 70 nominations from dozens of universities around the world each year, the MacJannet Prize Selection Committee has been able to select a diverse group of innovative and effective winning programs.

Three prizes will be awarded in 2014: 1st Prize ($7,500), 2nd Prize ($5,000), and 3rd Prize ($2,500). Prize money will be used to further the goals and strengthen the impact of the awarded programs. Winning programs will be profiled on the Talloires Network website and highlighted in communications reaching thousands of higher education contacts worldwide. Winners will also have the opportunity to take part in a presentation ceremony at the 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference.

To be considered, programs must be nominated by 24 January 2014. Nominations will be accepted from students, faculty, staff, or administrators at member institutions. Only programs originating from member institutions of the Talloires Network are eligible for the Prize. Leaders of higher education institutions around the world that are not already Talloires Network members are invited and encouraged to join the Talloires Network. There is no fee for membership.

Nominations in English are preferred, but the Secretariat will do its best to accommodate nominations submitted in other languages. Please contact the Talloires Network Secretariat at talloiresnetwork@tufts.edu for information about submitting a nomination in a language other than English.

For additional information on the MacJannet Prize or the Talloires Network, contact the Talloires Network Secretariat at or visit our website: http://talloiresnetwork.tufts.edu.