The 2015 Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning will take place March 8-10, 2015 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Conference organizers are now seeking Leadership Committee Members to help plan to plan all aspects of the upcoming conference. Areas include:
- Reviewing and scoring conference workshop and showcase sessions
- Assisting in the planning of the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards (held during the 2015 conference)
- Marketing and spreading the word about TCVSL and GVSA
- Providing a welcoming environment through entertainment and ambience
If you would like to be a part of a Leadership Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 12, 2014.
Serve InDEED, the Tennessee Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, is currently seeking submissions for their upcoming publication. Submissions for Serve InDEED are accepted for publication in the following categories:
- Reflective Essays
- Research Based Articles
- Best Practices
Deadline for this opportunity is January 15, 2015.
This conference, to be held June 4-5, 2015 at Michigan State University, focuses on the use of systems modeling techniques in managing the complex social and environmental
problems related to food systems, natural systems, wildlife management, water, health, transportation, and education. Because of the intricate connections between complex
social and environmental problems, we are soliciting papers, demonstrations, and posters on:
- Trans-disciplinary (linked) modeling that involves the integration of knowledge and practice across the natural and social, behavioral, and economic sciences, public health, and other related disciplines
- Participatory modeling that involves stakeholders from a wide range of sectors in conceptualizing, representing, and managing complex problems
- Quantitative systems modeling techniques including, but not limited to, system dynamics modeling, social network analysis, and agent-based modeling
The deadline for submissions is December 19, 2014.
The Gulf South Summit annually presents five awards recognizing the hard work and dedication of outstanding people and programs in the field of service-learning and civic engagement in higher education. Please take the time to nominate one or more especially dedicated and competent colleagues for a Gulf-South Summit Award! Recipients of each of the following awards will receive a plaque in recognition of their accomplishments, and a $500 monetary award, presented at the Gulf-South Summit next March:
- Outstanding Practitioner Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education
- Outstanding Community Partner Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education
- Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning Instruction in Higher Education
- Outstanding Student Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education
- Outstanding Service-Learning Collaboration in Higher Education
Nominations for awards are now due November 12, 2014.
The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education is an academic peer-reviewed journal with a focus on community/civic engagement. JPSHE aims to advance the status and prospects for publicly engaged teaching and research in the academy by showcasing the new disciplinary and/or pedagogical knowledge generated by engagement with the community. JPSHE provides a venue for higher education faculty and administrative leadership to reflect on the ways that community engagement affects work in higher education. JPSHE welcomes diverse manuscripts, from empirically-based examinations to critical reflection pieces, theoretical investigations, commentaries, case studies, and pedagogical and research designs. All submissions must identify implications for the growth and viability of public scholarship in the academy. Deadline: February 1, 2015
Baylor University has announced a Call for Programs for the 2015 Multicultural Student Leadership Summit (MSLS), to be held Saturday, March 28, 2015. Please share this opportunity with interested undergraduate and graduate students (note: MSLS website shows information for last year’s conference, but will be updated soon.). 2015 MSLS Session proposals should fall into one of the following program tracks:
- Diversity & Student Leadership: Celebrating ethnic identities while fostering cross-cultural awareness & competency
- Organizational Management & Student Leadership: Communicating effectively & promoting best practices for event/ program planning
- Social Change & Student Leadership : Collaborating with others to affect positive change within and across organizations through service, education & advocacy initiatives
- Advisors/ Staff Roundtable Discussions: Celebrating best practices through program spotlights, best practices, or special topic discussions
Submission Deadline: December 5, 2014