News and Opportunities From the Field

Program and Event Opportunities

Annual PACE Conference 

NCCE’s annual Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference will take place on Feb. 15, 2023 at High Point University in North Carolina. The purpose of the conference is to grow and share the practice and scholarship of engagement. Members of CEA partner institutions can register at a discounted price!

Dissertation Dish by LEAD California

The Dissertation Dish is a collaboration between the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), Imagining America, and LEAD California. Dissertation Dish webinars are meant for all audiences, from seasoned scholars to practitioners to graduate students, as well as journal editors or conference organizers seeking scholars to present the most current and innovative research. Dissertation Dish highlights quality emerging research in the field of service learning and community engagement by providing a platform for recent doctoral degree recipients to share their work more broadly.

Webinars by Collaboratory

Collaboratory informs institutions, connects and convenes practitioners, and provides quick access to the data needed to help prepare applications for the Carnegie Foundation’s 2024 Elective Classification for Community Engagement. Click here to sign up for an upcoming webinar. These webinars are open to anyone and there is no cost to register.

Public Health AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, has launched Public Health AmeriCorps, a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs. Learn more here.

Journal Publishing Opportunities

Vernon Press: Engagement and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on "Community Engagement and the Covid-19 Pandemic."  With a primary focus on community-engaged teaching in higher education, this collection will explore how faculty, students, and community partners adapted their work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn more here.

ENGAGE! Journal

ENGAGE! is committed to advancing the field of community-engaged research (CER) and community-based participatory research (CBPR) in urban settings, nationally and internationally. The journal addresses current issues, and challenges, facing urban communities. See the latest issue here.

Metropolitan Universities Journal

Metropolitan Universities Journal disseminates scholarship and research relevant to urban and metropolitan universities. Articles amplify the mission of CUMU by reinforcing the value of place-based institutions and illuminating our collective work of supporting the changing needs of our students, institutions, and cities. The journal accepts manuscripts on an ongoing basis.

      • "The pedagogy of place-based initiatives and anchor institutions" Submission deadline August 1, 2022
      • "Developing and sustaining institutional support for community-engaged research" Submission deadline September 15, 2022

Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education

The JCEHE, published by Indiana State University, has just released its latest issue,  Vol 13, No 3 (2021). The Journal is an online, open access, refereed journal concerned with exploring community engagement and community-based learning perspective, research, and practice.

Resource Hubs

HUD + Higher Ed Engagement Network

The HUD + Higher Ed Engaged Network is a new partnership that will foster renewed collaboration between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and campuses across the county to benefit communities. Presented in partnership with the Anchor Institutions Task Force, the Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities, and the University Economic Development Association, the Think Tank will offer ideas for new, high-impact partnerships between community-engaged institutions and HUD regional and field offices, and community partners to tackle challenges facing communities.

Higher Education Reparations Engagement (H.E.R.E)

H.E.R.E. is a resource and networking hub for campuses and local communities that are examining their histories, responsibilities, and commitments to restorative justice and repair for the historic and current injustices of slavery and colonialism. Resources are curated for use by campuses and community organizations for addressing the acknowledgment, healings, and ending of systemic racial injustices at the institutional, local, and national levels.

Civic Holidays  

Find election engagement resources and register your activities on the Civic Holidays website. Don’t forget, National Voter Education Week is October 4 – 8, 2022.

Job Opportunities

For more job resources, check out Inside Higher Ed or The Chronicle of Higher Education.