TheService-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference (SLCE)(http://bit.ly/1PXtE2k)is an annual event hosted by a network of universities and individuals dedicated to creating strong civic engagement, service-learning, and community partnerships in the Maryland and D.C. area. UMBC has been involved with this event when it "re-emerged" in 2008 at UMBC (planned and implemented by the Shriver Living Learning Community, thanks to Dr. Diane Lee) and then again at 2013 with the theme, "Getting Real About Civic Engagement," supported by a great UMBC team. For more history, visit https://www.mdccc.org/events/slce/slce-past.html.
Call for Proposals
The Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference is requesting proposals for workshops and posters. We are looking for excited and passionate individuals who are doing service-learning and civic engagement work in their communities and classes. Please share your experiences and help us collectively to develop more robust service-learning and civic engagement programs at every level throughout our communities. Please frame your proposal around one of the four main themes we are focusing on for SLCE 2016: Community Partnerships, Social Change Leadership, Academic Service-Learning, and Civic and Community Engagement. More information on how to apply is on the application form (http://bit.ly/1RACerd). Please note that proposals are dueMonday, February 8, 2016 at 11:55pm.
EXTENDED!!!! Call for Award Nominations
At the SLCE Conference, we also take the time to recognize individuals who have had an outstanding impact on or contribution to service-learning and civic engagement in higher education. Students, faculty, staff and community partners may submit nominations, and self-nominations are also accepted for all award categories. Submit nominations through our online form by Monday, February 8, 11:55pm. For more information on award criteria, clickhere (http://bit.ly/1Q37q0I). For questions regarding the awards, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMBC IS a member of the MDCCC, therefore keeping registration costs low: $10 for students and $25 for faculty/staff. Registration for all community partners is just $25. Registration includes access to all events as well as breakfast, lunch, and a dessert reception.