Monday, April 16, 2018

Engineering and Community Engagement

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Looking for a way to connect Community-Engaged Learning and Engineering?   We are having a workshop at Purdue University.  Please forward or attend yourselves.
2018 Global EPICS Symposium and Workshop
Sponsored by the EPICS Program and EPICS in IEEE Invite
When:  June 11-15, 2018  
Where:  Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Deadline is May 25, 2018
EPICS is an engineering-based, service-learning approach to multi-disciplinary design where student teams address needs within their local and global communities. Founded at Purdue University, EPICS has been integrated into the curricula at 42 universities and colleges. EPICS in IEEE, a signature program of IEEE, empowers students to work with local service organizations to apply technical knowledge to implement solutions for a community’s unique challenges.
This year’s gathering will bring together three groups for a synergistic set of workshops, panel discussions and roundtables.  These three groups are:
  1. New Faculty, instructors; staff professionals; IEEE volunteers and members; industry partners and others interested in learning about the EPICS model for Engineering/Computing-based Service-Learning and Community Engagement
  2. Experienced EPICS leaders, faculty, instructors, administrators, students and partners from the member institutions of the EPICS Consortium
  3. International EPICS leaders, faculty, instructors, administrators, students and partners, especially  from India and including our IUCEE-EPICS institution partners
Workshop Details
Date: June 11-15, 2018
June 11 – Introduction to EPICS - for those new to EPICS and Community Engagement
(all participants invited to the welcome reception on the evening of the 11th )
June 12-13 – for all participants, sessions led by experienced faculty from multiple institutions and opportunities for discussion and sharing best practices  
June 14-15 – focus integrating EPICS into international curriculum with special emphasis on the Indian engineering curriculum
Where: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Registration Fees:
$200 June 11-13 (includes Tuesday and Wednesday meals and Monday welcome reception)
   $400 Full week (June 11-15 and includes Tuesday - Friday meals and Monday welcome reception) 
Participants are expected to cover their lodging costs and travel to the workshop. A room block is available on Purdue’s Campus at the Purdue Union Club Hotel from June 11-15.
Questions can be forwarded to
Eric VandeVoorde at +1-765-494-3750 or or
Dr. William Oakes at

William Oakes, PE
150th Anniversary Professor
Director, EPICS Program
Prof., Engineering Education

EPICS Program
Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 W. Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN   47907-2045

Mobile: +1-765-418-8029,
office: +1-765-494-3892,
Fax: +1-765-494-0052

National Community College Service Learning Conference - Registration Deadline approaching!

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Dear Colleagues,
Claim your spot and register by Friday before rates go up!
The National Community College Conference on Service Learning and Community Engagement, “Service Learning for the Public Good,” is coming up soon! Join us May 18-19, 2018, at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado. Check out the conference website to:
  • Register for the conference. Rates for faculty, staff, and administrators will increase to $375 after April 13.
  • Book your hotel room for the conference rate of $134/night by April 13.
  • Peruse our lineup of timely, useful, and interactive workshops and roundtables, with topics such as “Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approach to Community Partnership Development, “Critical Formative Assessment to Institutionalize Service Learning as an Innovation,” “Best Practices for Meeting Faculty Where They Are, “Preparing for the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification,” and “Turning Art into Poetry--into Sandwiches?”
  • Learn more about our dynamic opening speaker, educator and author Paul Hernandez (see his TEDx talk), and plenary speaker Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center.
We welcome newcomers as well as intermediate and advanced practitioners. Due to campus space limitations, attendance will be capped at 150 people. Register now to ensure your voice is part of the conversation! For more information, contact Toni Nicholas and Wendy Bird, Faculty Conference Coordinators, Red Rocks Community College,, 303-914-6685, or visit

See you in Colorado!
Toni Nicholas
History and Humanities Lead Faculty
Service Learning Center Co-Coordinator
Red Rocks Community College
13300 W 6th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80228

Seeking candidates for NC Afterschool Corps (AmeriCorps VISTA)

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North Carolina Campus Compact is currently recruiting to fill positions in our NC Afterschool Corps. Please share this AmeriCorps VISTA service year opportunity.


The NC Afterschool Corps is a team of AmeriCorps VISTA members who serve with a college, university, or community-based organization to build the capacity of afterschool programs that serve low-income children and families. North Carolina Campus Compact is currently recruiting candidates to serve in these one-year, full-time placements at selected sites across our network.

NC Afterschool Corps members will work to recruit and train afterschool volunteers, increase funding and resources to these programs, and expand local awareness of the value of afterschool. Corps members will also enhance civic and community engagement by implementing “Design for Change,” a project-based, service-learning curriculum that empowers young people to solve local problems through design-thinking and action. Several placement sites are seeking candidates with Spanish language skills!

Candidates must be able to attend an in-person Pre-Service Orientation July 16-19, 2018 in Orlando, FL. (Travel & expenses will be paid by AmeriCorps VISTA.) The official first day of service will be July 20, 2018. The year-long service term will end on July 19, 2019.


Questions? Check out our Afterschool Corps FAQ page, contact VISTA Leader Zandra Cuff at, or call 336-278-7278.

10th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities conference

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Dear Community Engaged Colleagues,

We are less than a month away from the 10th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities conference (CCC).  Held from May 7-11, 2018 on the IUPUI Campus the event comprises the Service Learning Institute  (May 7th - 9th ) and the IUPUI Research Academy  (May 9th - 11th).  Attendees can attend one or both events. CCC is jointly hosted by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning and Indiana Campus Compact.  Please see below for additional information.

The conference is a two-part event that focuses on building a network of scholars and practitioners and offers the following opportunities:    

Service Learning Institute - Mon. May 7 - Wed. May 9, 2018
Institute Objectives:
* To increase the number of high quality service learning courses
* To share promising practices and generate new ideas
* To enhance reflection, assessment, and partnerships in service learning classes
* To build a network of service learning practitioners

Research Academy - Wed. May 9 - Fri. May 11, 2018
Academy Objectives:
* To strengthen research on service learning and community engagement
* To advance the scholarship of teaching and learning
* To provide consultation and feedback on research ideas
* To build a network of service learning scholars

Registration Fees:
$300 for one event, $550 for both (faculty and staff)
Discounts for groups of 3 or more.

For more information:
Service Learning Institute: contact Laura Weaver at
Research Academy: contact Tom Hahn at

Call for Papers The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change

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The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change has a call for papers.  You can view the Journal at 
The Journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.  The Journal considers three types of articles:
            1) Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the  
                 impact of the project on the community served;
            2) A case study of a service-learning project;
            3) A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.
Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references.  To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page.  Articles should not exceed 15 pages.  Authors should follow APA format.
The Journal accepts Book Reviews on service-learning and social change.  Book reviews should not exceed 2 pages and include Book Title, Author, and Publisher.
Submissions should be sent in Word format.  DO NOT HAVE HEADERS OR PAGE NUMBERING.
Submit by e-mail to:
Ned Scott Laff, Ph.D.                        Joyce Fields                          Professor of Child and Family Studies
                                                           Columbia College