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 an learning pathway to attain the certificate.

A variety of Center for Social Concerns events count toward the graduate certificate. See the Events Calendar and sign up for the weekly newsletter, Communiqué

Fall 2018 Workshops and Events

Heart: Discerning Our Personal Vocation in Service to the Church and World

August 27, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. | Annenberg Auditorium (Snite Museum of Art)
Panelists: Lawrence Burnley, Ph.D., University of Dayton, Esteban Del Río, Ph.D., University of San Diego, and Roland Smith Jr, Ed.D., MPA, Rice University
Moderator: Rev. Kevin Sandberg, C.S.C., Executive Director, Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame
This session is part of a five-part series sponsored by the Office of the Provost entitled: Five Pillars of a Holy Cross Education and Inclusive Excellence. The series welcomes university diversity officers from across the nation, and asks participants how Notre Dame’s Catholic character calls it to be a place that is not simply welcoming but also inclusive. The session counts toward the Graduate Certificate. Registration is not required, though please share your plans to attend with the Patrena Kedik.

 

Religious Identity, Diversity, and College Student Outcomes

September 21, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. | Geddes Hall, Coffee House
Speaker: Nicholas A. Bowman, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Nick Bowman is a professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program and the director of the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education at the University of Iowa. Previously he served as an assistant professor at Bowling Green State University and a postdoctoral research associate at the at the University of Notre Dame. His research uses a social psychological lens to explore key topics in higher education, including college diversity, student success, rankings, admissions, and quantitative methodology. Lunch is included. All are welcome. Graduate students register via GradConnect. Others, please contact Patrena Kedik.
 

Mind: Seeking Understanding Through the Integration of Faith and Reason

September 24, 2018 |3:00 p.m. | Annenberg Auditorium (Snite Museum of Art) 
Panelists: Jabbar Bennett, Northwestern University; Evelynn Ellis, Dartmouth College; Bruce King, St. Olaf College
Moderator: Eve Kelly, University of Notre Dame
The session counts toward the Graduate Certificate. Registration is not required, though please share your plans to attend with the Patrena Kedik.​

 

Family: Embracing Christian Community as the Context for Lifelong Formation

October 22, 2018  | 3:00 p.m. | Annenberg Auditorium (Snite Museum of Art)
Panelists: Adrienne Davis, Washington University in St. Louis; Ande Diaz, Saint Anselm College; Amit Taneja, College of the Holy Cross
Moderator: Maria McKenna, University of Notre Dame

 

Community Engagement and Higher Education: History, Contexts, and Future

October 30, 2018 | 3:30–5:00 p.m. | Geddes Hall, Coffee House 
Speaker: Jay Brandenberger, Ph.D., Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame
​Colleges and universities increasingly advocate community engagement as a means to apply learning, serve community interests, and enhance relevance. Explore the history of such engagement, current paradigms, and future potentials. Especially relevant for graduate students hoping to integrate disciplinary interests with social concerns. Required session for the Graduate Certificate. Open to all disciplines. Register via GradConnect. For more information, contact Patrena Kedik.
 

Zeal: Fueling the Desire to Offer Our Gifts for the Good of All People

November 12, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. | Annenberg Auditorium (Snite Museum of Art)
Panelists: Regina Dixon-Reeves, University of Chicago; Redgina Hill, Bethel College; Donald Outing, Lehigh University
Moderator: Valerie Sayers, University of Notre Dame
The session counts toward the Graduate Certificate. Registration is not required, though please share your plans to attend with the Patrena Kedik.

 

Hope: Trusting in the Cross and God’s Promise of the Kingdom

December 3, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. | Annenberg Auditorium (Snite Museum of Art)
Panelists: Robbin Chapman, Harvard University; Elizabeth Ortiz, DePaul University; Rafael Zapata, Fordham University
Moderator: Hugh Page, University of Notre Dame
The session counts toward the Graduate Certificate. Registration is not required, though please share your plans to attend with the Patrena Kedik.
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Upcoming Events

January 2019

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Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
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2019 Social Concerns Fair
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

March 2019

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Pre-Conference Workshop: Restorative Justice on Catholic Campuses
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

April 2019

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Been & Seen Series
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

June 2019

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Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)