Friday, January 10, 2014

Community-Campus Partnerships Award - Call for Nominations

Community Campus Partnerships for Health sponsors an annual award to exemplary partnerships. Please
see the announcement below.

Applications are due Feb 10, 2014 for the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award! Exemplary partnerships from anywhere in the world that are striving to overcome the root causes of health, social, environmental and economic inequalities are invited to apply for the award, presented at the 13th international CCPH conference, April 30-May 3, 2014 in Chicago.

For more information about the award, please visit

For more information about the conference, please visit

Questions? Write us at

Science and Community-based Learning Research Publication Opportunity

Please see the call for applications below for research addressing community-based learning, STEM, and
underrepresented populations.

The next RISE Research (Volume 8) focuses on science and service-learning as a multifaceted research-based learning strategy designed to improve academic engagement, civic responsibility, and/or resiliency for students “at-risk” to drop out of school. In addition, science and service-learning is recognized as an effective strategy for motivating students to attend college, plan for STEM careers, and encourage students and adults to collaborate as partners to improve their communities.

Manuscripts are being requested for this RISE Volume 8 relating to areas such as integrating classroom instruction in science and service-learning to:
a.            make learning more engaging,
b.            encourage collaboration among students, teachers, and community partners,
c.             improve academic competence,
d.            create social/civic responsibility,
e.            develop workforce readiness,
f.             stimulate resiliency in “at-risk” students,
g.            improve student interest in STEM subjects and majors, and
h.            develop STEM career interest.

It is recommended that authors first send by January 30, 2014, a brief one-page description of the proposed manuscript chapter (listing authors and affiliations) and including a description of the author’s original research to be included for editor’s comment. This should be done before preparing and sending a chapter manuscript draft. Invited chapter manuscripts to be considered for review must be submitted by April 30, 2014, to be evaluated by the Volume 8 review committee for possible inclusion. RISE is a peer reviewed research series.

This RISE Volume 8, Science and Service-Learning, Editors include: 

Dr. Jane Newman, University of Alabama, and Dr. Dennis Sunal, University of Alabama,

Rise Series Editors: Dr. Dennis Sunal, University of Alabama, and Dr. Emmett Wright, Kansas State University.

Send all questions and manuscripts to Dr. Jane Newman,, Phone: 205.967.4163. 

We look forward to hearing from you.  If you have questions, please contact me.

Jane L. Newman,  Associate Professor
College of Education
The University of Alabama
215-B Graves Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Monday, January 6, 2014

Project Kaleidoscope Funding Available to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is seeking proposals to increase the learning outcomes and retention of students historically underrepresented in the computer/information sciences and related STEM disciplines.

The Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) initiative will provide up to $300,000/3years for institutions of higher education to develop and/or redesign evidence-based and culturally competent courses related to the computer/information science disciplines.  Predominantly undergraduate institutions, minority serving institutions and community colleges are strongly encouraged to apply.

A letter of intent is due on January 10, 2014.
Full proposals (not to exceed 10 pages) are due on February 18, 2014.

More information is available at
If you have any questions, please, feel free to contact me at any time at

FLOWHE Quarterly Meeting in January

FLOWHE, the Florida Office of Women in Higher Education, the Northeast Chapter, will hold their quarterly meeting on January 10th, 2014.

A Free Professional Development Forum with
A Panel Discussion from Brooks College of Health

Corinne Labyak, Ph.D
Jenna Braddock, MSH, RD, CSSD, LD/N
Jenifer Ross, MSH, RD, LD/N
Jill McCann, MSH, RD, LD/N

Friday, January 10, 2014
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58W, Room 3703
Open to All Faculty & Staff 
Register at

For More Information Contact Christine Holland (904)-620-3823

Friday, January 3, 2014

CREL Course Redesign Summer Workshop Applications Due

For examples of previous redesign efforts, see the CREL participants webpage at:

The Review Process
The proposals will be reviewed by the OFE Director in consultation with the Faculty Association’s Faculty Enhancement Committee.

Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
  • The proposed change represents a significant change to the structure, organization, or activities associated with the course.
  • The proposed change is reasonable given the time constraints.
  • The proposed change is likely to affect student learning positively.
  • The proposal includes a thoughtful plan for evaluating the effectiveness of changes.
Preparing the CREL Project Proposal Application
Interested faculty should complete the online application at:

The deadline for applications is January  31st, 2014.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning - Call for Proposals

Please see the announcement from the Lilly Conferences on Teaching and Learning.

Due to the severe weather and travel conditions, we are extending the call for proposals for an additional week - closing on January 13th. 

For 33 years, the Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have been known as exceptional places to present and to learn from faculty colleagues on effective teaching and learning. This interdisciplinary teaching conference includes faculty, administrators, and graduate students from across the United States and abroad. Participants are given the opportunity to exchange ideas, build a repertoire of skills that can be put to immediate use, and to network with colleagues.

The overall conference theme for the Lilly Conference series is “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning.” Each of the Lilly Conferences are unique, but they all share the same great Lilly community spirit.

Lilly Spring International Conference Bethesda: May 29 - June 1, 2014

Call for proposals will close at midnight on January 6.

Community-engaged Conference Registration

Registration is Open for Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s 13th International Conference, Apr 30-May 3 in Chicago.

The conference, “From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Equitable & Transformative Partnerships” boldly tackles the challenges that prevent us from “walking the talk” of true partnerships and fully realizing their potential to transform communities and institutions.

Register today for early-bird savings & your first choice of pre-conference workshops at