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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See also this overview of all graduate student opportunities via the Center. 

 

Fall 2020 Workshops and Events

 

BUILDING CIVIC LEARNING: LESSONS FROM THE 19TH AMENDMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF NOVEMBER'S ELECTION

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 10:00am to 11:15am | Virtual Event

Christina Wolbrecht Ph.D., Department of Political Science 

with Jay Brandenberger, Ph.D., and Lulama (Lulu) Moyo, Center for Social Concerns

Christina Wolbrecht, Ph.D., will discuss historical and current electoral trends in the context of the anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the coming national election. What can history tell us about the struggle for voting rights today? How can previous elections help us understand the historic 2020 election? How can we help our students make sense of this specific political moment, what some have called a 'stunningly teachable moment about the importance of democracy”?

Christina Wolbrecht is professor of political science and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. Her recent co-authored book, A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage (Cambridge 2020), examines how women voted across the first 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Two of her earlier works were recognized with national book awards. Wolbrecht has authored articles on women as political role models, the representation of women, and partisan position-taking on education policy. She is co-editor of the journal Politics & Gender.

This session will be very relevant to graduate students thinking about means to incorporate civic and political education in their present or furture teaching and related work. 

Graduate Student register through GradConnect. This session is eligible for credit for the Community Engagement and Public Scholarship Certificate (CEPS)

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GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION SESSION
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 4:00-4:30 PM | via Zoom 

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. Join by Zoom at this link.  

 

SUSTAINABILITY OF A COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH PROJECT IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 [An Engaged Learning Forum]

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 11:00am to 12:15pm | Zoom link will be emailed after registration

Dr. Maria Alexandrova, Eck Institute for Global Health, Dave Lassen, Center for Social Concerns, and Lulama Moyo, Center for Social Concerns

This session will explore major setbacks and adaptations when implementing a community-engaged, public health research project during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project explored HPV-prevention strategies in St. Joseph County. Successful strategies focused on proactive adjustment to the anticipated timeline and open communication with stakeholders. Future steps will also be discussed, including data sharing and communication plans.  

Graduate Student register through GradConnect. This session is eligible for credit for the Community Engagement and Public Scholarship Certificate (CEPS).  

register via gradconnect

 

SPANISH CBL @ 10!   [An Engaged Learning Forum]

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 11:30am to 12:45pm | Zoom link will be emailed after registration

Rachel Parroquin, Ed.D.

(details available soon)

 

ENGAGEMENT MATTERS: Developing a Career as a Community Engaged Scholar

November 24, 2020 2:00 to 3:00 pm (Eastern)  —  Webinar

KerryAnn O'Meara, PhD

This webinar is being hosted by a leading scholar in the field of academic community engagement. Dr. O'Meara, professor of higher education and associate dean at the University of Maryland , will "share examples of high impact community engaged scholarship and strategies adopted by engaged scholars to succeed in reward systems that are not yet fully inclusive of this work." The webinar is sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and is available to Notre Dame faculty and graduate students via an institutional membership. To activate your individual membership (free), go to www.facultydiversity.org/institutions/nd and click on 'Activate my membership". Then register for the event at the site or here. Participation will count toward the Graduate Certificate.

 

Other graduate-student events for 2020 are in development.

Contact Jay Brandenberger for more information or suggestions. 

 

Overview of all Graduate Student Opportunities via the Center for Social Concerns



 

 

 


 

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Upcoming Events

September 2020

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Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

October 2020

02
Labor Café Goes Virtual! October First Friday
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
08
BetterTogetherND Interfaith Small Group Launch
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
11
Application Deadline | ISSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
11
Application Deadline | SSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
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November 2020

01
Higgins Labor Film Club: Norma Rae (1979)
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
06
Labor Café Goes Virtual! November First Friday
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
08
Higgins Labor Film Club: Bread and Roses (2000)
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 4:00pm
09
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 1)
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
10
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 2)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

December 2020

04
Labor Café Goes Virtual! December First Friday
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm