Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement and Public Scholarship

The Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement and Public Scholarship (CEPS) offers graduate and professional students opportunities to learn about academic community engagement in higher education, explore the pedagogy of community-based learning, envision discipline-specific community-based research, have an impact on communities near and far, and enhance career placement potential. Contact Jay Brandenberger to develop a learning pathway to attain the certificate.

 

A variety of Center for Social Concerns events count toward the graduate certificate.

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Fall 2019 Workshops and Events 

Graduate Student Information Session 

September 3, 2019 • Tuesday, 4:15 to 5:00 pm • 208 Geddes Hall

This informal gathering is for those interested in the Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement and Public Scholarship and other opportunities for graduate students through the Center for Social Concerns. Learn about the Certificate plans for the year, connect with others engaged, and consider similar potentials to link your talents and scholarship to the world’s need. Open to graduate students of all disciplines. No RSVP needed.  


Engaged Learning Forum - Community-University Partnerships: Fostering Knowledge for Social Change

Thursday, September 19, 12:00-1:30 PM; Geddes Hall Coffee House
12:00 PM | Lunch available
12:30 PM | Presentation

The Engaged Learning Forum series aims to advance the Center for Social Concern's approach to practicing Catholic social teaching through community-engaged research, teaching, and learning. Join us for a lunch forum and discussion featuring Dr. Ira Harkavy.

Dr. Harkavy is Associate Vice President at the University of Pennsylvania, and Founding Director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. He has helped to develop academically based community service courses and participatory action research projects that involve creating university-community partnerships and university-assisted community schools in Penn's local community of West Philadelphia. Harkavy teaches in history, urban studies, and Africana studies, as well as in the Graduate School of Education. In addition to this forum, Dr. Harkavy will spend two days on campus meeting with faculty, graduate students, and others to discuss public scholarship and higher education.
Please invite others who might be interested by forwarding this invitation. RSVP by 5:00 p.m. September 12, 2019. Registration is required though GradConnect. If you later have to miss, please let us know to allow for another guest.
 
Cosponsors include the Center for Social Concerns, Office of Public Affairs, the Center for Civic Innovation, and the Office of the Provost.

Please direct questions to Jay Brandenberger or Jackie Franco.

 

Engaged Learning Forum

Civic and Political Engagement and Higher Education

November 6 - 8, 2019 — Times TBA

Dr. Nancy Thomas, Tufts University

Dr. Nancy Thomas directs the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. IDHE is an applied research center that studies higher education’s role in American democracy and supports college and university student political learning and participation. The Institute's signature initiative, the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) examines student voting rates, patterns, and conditions. Through NSLVE, nearly 1,200 U.S. colleges and universities (including Notre Dame) receive tailored reports containing their students’ aggregate voting rates following each federal election. Dr. Thomas' work and scholarship include college student civic learning and participation in democracy, campus climates for political engagement, deliberative democracy, political equity and inclusion, campus free speech, and academic freedom. She holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a law degree from Case Western Research University’s School of Law. She is an associate editor at the Journal of Public Deliberation, a senior associate with Everyday Democracy, and a member of the Scholars Strategy Network. Thomas currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Public Deliberation and is a senior associate with Everyday Democracy. 

Beginning the day after the Fall 2019 election, Dr. Thomas will spend two days on campus meeting with faculty, graduate students, and others to discuss the intersection of civic/political engagement and higher education. See this site for further details, to be announced. 

 

Ethical Development and Life in/beyond Higher Education

Fall 2019

Dr. Darcia Narvaez, Department of Psychology

Dr. Narvaez is a leading national scholar who applies her insights about ethical development in multiple contexts. She will offer a session this fall for graduate students of all disciplines, one that will surely be forward looking and thought provoking. Details to be announced. 


Other graduate-student events for Fall 2019 are in development.

Contact Jay Brandenberger for more information or suggestions. 


 

 

 


 

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Upcoming Events

September 2019

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Application Open: ISSLP 2020
Monday, September 16, 2019 (All day)
17
Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:00pm
19
Peace Corps Application Workshop and Information Session
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:30am
19
Community-University Partnerships: Fostering Knowledge for Social Change
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
23
Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

October 2019

02
Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
04
Higgins Labor Café
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
08
Postgraduate Service & Social Impact Fair
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
10
Open Wide our Hearts Brown Bag Lunch Discussions
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
10
Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
13
Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 8:00pm

November 2019

01
Higgins Labor Café
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
03
Application Close: ISSLP 2020
Sunday, November 3, 2019 (All day)
03
Film CLASSics - Norma Rae
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 3:00pm
14
Open Wide our Hearts Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
17
ISSLP Interview Day
Sunday, November 17, 2019 (All day)

December 2019

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Higgins Labor Café
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 5:00pm