Monday, February 12, 2018

Gulf-South Summit Early Registration Closes Thursday, Feb. 15th

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The 2018 Gulf-South Summit is returning to Alabama this year! On behalf of my colleagues and co-hosts here in Birmingham (The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham Southern College and Samford University), we hope you will join us. Early Bird Registration closes February 15th, so act now!

This year's conference theme, Changing the Narrative: Storytelling as Social Action, will provide a dynamic forum to discuss the challenges and successes of higher education's drive toward true community engagement. Since 2003, the Gulf South Summit has convened passionate educators, practitioners, community partners and students from 33 states and abroad to discuss best practices, share research, and cultivate a professional network. The summit includes over 100 nationally-recognized keynote speakers, peer-led paper and workshop sessions, as well as a variety of topical pre-conference workshops. We hope to see you there!

Priority Application Deadline Approaching- Summer Service Scholars Internship Program

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The priority application deadline for Summer Service Scholars is one week away! Apply today!

Summer Service Scholars (SSS) is an academic internship program in New York’s State Capital through the Siena College Center for Academic Community Engagement. Accepted Summer Service Scholars spend 9 weeks with a nonprofit community partner in the Capital Region, working on projects that build capacity within the organization. SSS provides participants with engaging and valuable experience working with nonprofits, and an opportunity to engage in conversations about social justice with a cohort of other students interested in making a difference in the community.

In conjunction with their full-time service, participants enroll in a Siena College course, Internships in Community Development, for 0-6 credits, meeting once a week on Siena’s campus for seminars that focus on professional and community development. Scholars have the opportunity to utilize on-campus housing at Siena, and can apply to a competitive stipend pool once accepted to the program.

Priority Application Deadline: February 19, 2018
Final Application Deadline: March 19, 2018
Program Start Date: May 22, 2018
Program End Date: July 20, 2018


For more information visit our webpage www.siena.edu/sss or reach out to Katie Zyniecki at kwells@siena.edu for more information.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Spring 2018 Job Opportunities in Service-Learning

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Lead & Assistant Facilitator Positions Available - Chicago, IL

The Civic Education Project (CEP), a leadership and civic engagement program at Northwestern University, is NOW HIRING exceptional staff for our Spring Service-Learning Programs in Chicago, IL.

Lead a group of 12-18 outstanding middle or high school students from around the country in service-learning experiences at community organizations to learn from local activists, leaders and change makers.

Inspire students to develop their leadership capacity and role in making change through thoughtful reflection and dialogue about pressing social issues and promising solutions.

Expand your knowledge and skills in service-learning facilitation and tap into a nationwide community of top tier practitioners and educators.

Lead & Assistant Facilitator positions are available to work with outstanding middle and high school students from across the country. Staff receive a stipend, room and board, and training in service-learning and experiential education. Travel reimbursement is available for select programs.

Apply Now! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Complete details are at: http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/program/work-cep

Linsey Crowninshield
Assistant Program Director

Civic Education Project

Deadline is February15th for Seminar in International Service-Learning and Curriculum Development

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Dear Colleagues,

The deadline to register for the Seminar in Curriculum Development for International Service-Learning is  February 15, 2018, at 5 PM EST.

This is an exciting professional development training experience conducted by United Planet for administrators, faculty, and staff. The seminar will be held for 8 days in Quito, Ecuador -  May 19-26, 2018. You will learn how to integrate students’ international service-learning opportunities within their your curriculum as you gain:
·       Extensive knowledge – theories and practice – of service-learning pedagogy and curriculum development
·       A first-hand look at how international service-learning programs work
·       A network of like-minded colleagues committed to supporting each other

The seminar fee has been reduced to $2,995, a savings of $700! Scholarships are available.
Included in the program:
·       Training materials, courses, and practicum
·       Accommodation, food, and local transport in Quito
·       Cultural activities and excursions
·       Emergency medical insurance
Optional excursions to the Galápagos Islands and the Amazon Rainforest can be added for an additional fee.

Dr. Timothy Stanton, Engaged Scholar for Ravensong Associates, Director Emeritus of Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Studies Program in Cape Town, South Africa and Engaged Scholar for Campus Compact, will facilitate the course.

To register, please visit the link below and share with any colleagues who may be interested.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Assistant Director for Experiential Learning, Centre College

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The Center for Teaching and Learning at Centre College invites applications for an Assistant Director and Coordinator of Experiential Learning. The College seeks someone to provide pedagogical and administrative leadership for experiential learning, including community-based learning, academic internships, and undergraduate research. Key responsibilities include providing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff across a wide array of disciplines and departments, assessing programmatic effectiveness, documenting the impacts and best practices for experiential learning, and developing strong relationships with community partners. We anticipate an August 1, 2018 start date.

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in educational development, experiential learning, and assessment of relevant learning- and participatory-based outcomes for students and faculty. The candidate will also be a strategic thinker with an ability to interact with a diverse set of people and organizations.

Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Ph.D., have experience teaching in higher education, and can teach up to two community-based learning courses in his/her discipline.

The Assistant Director will hold a full-time staff position in the Center for Teaching and Learning and, if appropriate, faculty rank.

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,450 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high.  Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs.  Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences.  Please view the Statement of Community. The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of educational development and experiential learning philosophy, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested from a subset of applicants. The educational development and experiential learning philosophy is a free-form opportunity to convey your interests, motivations, plans, and desires to support the faculty and staff at Centre College in our efforts to expand and enhance experiential learning opportunities. To submit materials, please go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/48477. The deadline for applications is March 5, 2018.

Warmly,

Sarah

Sarah Lashley, PhD
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies

Centre College