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Engaged Scholar Opportunities

2024 AAC&U Conference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment

This conference provides space for presenters and participants to engage with and reimagine approaches to the three interrelated, complementary pillars of content: general education, pedagogy, and assessment.

Date: April 9-17, 2024 

Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Summer '24 Teaching Social Action Institute

This three-day virtual institute will introduce faculty and staff to an experiential learning approach for incorporating social action campaigns into either a semester-long course or co-curricular workshop series. In this transformative experiential learning model, students develop and launch a social action campaign of their choosing during the semester the course is taught. The student campaigns seek to change a rule, regulation, norm, or practice of an institution, whether on campus or in the community.

Applications Due: Friday, February 23, 2024 

Winter '24 Teaching Social Action Institute

This three-day virtual institute will introduce faculty and staff to an experiential learning approach for incorporating social action campaigns into either a semester-long course or co-curricular workshop series. 

Applications Due: Friday, December 15, 2023

Writing Strong Narratives to Document the Impact of Your Work

WVU ADVANCE Center and Eberly Writing Studio invite faculty and advanced graduate students to attend a three-part workshop series on how to create narratives that highlight their commitment to educational excellence through diverse perspectives and inclusive engagement. 

Dates: Nov. 27, 1:00 PM | Nov. 28, 1:00 PM | Dec. 8, 11:45 PM

Leveraging the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement Application: Best Practices and Impact from Carnegie Staff on '24 and '26 Cycles

Cammie Jones, Director of the Carnegie Elective for Community Engagement, will introduce the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement and its relevance to engaged scholarship and community capacity. Utilizing self-study as a tool for institutional reflection and ritual, the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement provides an independent and rigorous assessment of an institution’s extraordinary commitment to, investment in, and accomplishment at Community Engagement. Speakers will highlight the ‘24 application cycle and revisions to the 2026 application, including a new section on civic and democratic engagement, how it reflects ongoing transformative shifts within our institutions and communities, and the Carnegie team’s approach to address institutional- and community-based problem solving for the public good.

Date: December 6, 2023 | 1:00 -2030 p.m. (EST)

Community Engaged Learning in the Classroom: Rubrics, Reflections, and Resources

This session will discuss creative examples, strategies for grading, and best practices for leading students to reflect upon and make meaning of their community-engaged learning experiences.

Date: December 6, 2023 | 1:00 -20:30 p.m. (EST)

Winter 24' Institute on Teaching Social Action

Hosted by the Bonner Foundation

Date: December 15, 2023 | 1:00-2:30 PM (EST)

Supporting Kinship Caregivers | REACH October Webinar | WVU Extension

This webinar discusses the relationships and support methods for grandparents raising their grandchildren in rural Appalachia. Public health disparages, such as the opioid epidemic, are regionally connected to this growing event. Nearly half of all grandparents in West Virginia raise their grandchildren. 

After completing this webinar, please complete the evaluation at the end, using the QR code on the last slide. 
Contact Gina Taylor, EdD, at for more information on this grant project.

Date: Pre-recorded webinar

Federal Community Development Funding Training| WVU Community Development Hub

The Hub, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, and federal partners will share knowledge on how to best secure and find federal funds and programs to match your needs at this free in-person training opportunity. This training is in preparation for a successful Spring 2024 federal funding cycle, and for successful management of current federal grants.   

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023|12-1:30 p.m. Central Time

Fall Campus Compact Webinar Series

Re-grounding our Response: West Virginia Initiative Fall Virtual Series | West Virginia Rural Health Association

This training network will be able to raise awareness about public health approaches to the opioid overdose crisis and provide a framework for community action to reduce overdose deaths. This crisis affects our communities in so many ways and effective solutions require partnerships and collaborations from many stakeholders.

Registration ends : November 6th, 2023, register here:  RORWV Fall Series 2023 (

NSF Fall 2023 Virtual Grants Conference

Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) to learn about up-to-date information about policies and procedures, and specific funding opportunities and answer attendance questions.

Date: Nov. 8, at 12 PM EST | Zoom

Place-Based Education Conference

Hosted by the Great Lakes Stewardship Conference

Date: Nov. 9-11, 2023  

Stepping into the Work: Expanding Understanding of Globa Positionality, Responsibility, and Opportunity.

Join the Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative on a series of presentations and intermittent, intentional dialogue and connection at Haverford College's arboretum campus. 

Date: Nov. 9-11, 2023 

Research Skills: WVU Libraries Workshop Series

WVU Libraries Research Commons will host several online workshops in October geared towards a variety of academic and professional levels. Increase knowledge and skill levels on research and data management programs through interactive online and in-person workshops.

Date: Multiple Times Available

Locating Journals to Publish Educational Topics

Have you written a great article or abstract about teaching but don't know where to publish it? This virtual session can help guide you. Join WVU Teaching and Learning Commons as we explore journal rankings in Web of Science and publishing opportunities in open-access journals. 

Date: November 9th, 2023 | 3:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M. (Virtual)

Community Conversations: The Elements of Community Partnerships

Hosted by Michigan State University

Date: November 13, 2023

West Virginia Rural Health Conference: Lighting the Way for Rural Health

Hosted by WVRHA

Date: November 15-17, 2023

Using the Researcher Impact Framework to Document the Impacts of Your Community Engaged Research

Hosted by ESC Member Institutions

How can we communicate the benefits of engaged research? Join MSU to discuss the Researcher Impact Framework (RIF), a tool designed to support researchers in identifying, recognising, and valuing the multiple activities of their scholarly life. Dr. Giovanna Lima and Sarah Bowman will share how the RIF can be used and adapted to your needs. 

Date: November 15-17, 2023