ERCC 2019 Call for Proposals

July 21, 2018

The Eastern Region Campus Compacts are seeking proposals to present at our 2019 Biennial Regional Conference taking place in Providence, RI from March 25-27, 2019. Proposals are being accepted  for moderated panel sessions, workshops, or poster sessions.

The 2019 conference theme is Education for Democracy Innovating in Complex TimesHigher Education is influenced by significant social, economic, and political factors within and beyond academe, and campuses are at the nexus of multiple social movements. The field of civic and community engagement is challenged to respond, contribute, and lead change-making efforts on and off campus that improve our communities and democracy. The rate of change is quickening, and we must ensure that our scholarship and practice is evolving to ensure student, institutional, and community impact. Innovation requires us to think and act differently. We are compelled to develop new educational opportunities and processes that provide solutions to complex problems and advance our common purposes of educating students for civic and social responsibility and improving communities.  Through a lens of the conference theme, proposals may cover a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Civic and democratic learning pedagogies and initiatives
  • Evidence-based work including community-engaged scholarship and/or research, assessment, and evaluation of service-learning and civic engagement
  • Place-based initiatives such as anchor institution activities, community partnerships, and collective impact.
  • Community engagement programs and practices, especially those positively impacting the priorities of student learning and success and/or equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • The role technology plays in communication, democratic expression, organizing, community development, and program management

For more details on the conference theme, session types, submission, and review process, please view the full Call for Proposals below.

Proposals are due by 11:59 PM EST on November 1, 2018

About the Conference:

The ERCC conference aims to showcase practices advancing the field of community and civic engagement. Through a mix of session topics and formats, networking opportunities, and a variety of speakers, ERCC conference participants will explore key topics related to community-engaged scholarship, learning that promotes civic & democratic engagement, and programs and partnerships that enhance both community & campus. The 2019 conference theme is Education for Democracy: Innovating in Complex Times.