|NERCHE is committed to collaborative change processes in higher education to address social justice in a diverse democracy.
The Center focuses its resources on a variety of projects addressing three core areas:
| Reflective inquiry
| Transitions to and through
| The scholarship
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life2014 National ConferenceAtlanta, Georgia October 9-11th, 2014Pre-conference workshops, October 8th Co-hosted by Emory University, in partnership withKennesaw State University and Alternate ROOTS The 2014 Imagining America conference, to be held in...
The International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE) is a new, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of research focused on advancing the study and practice of service-learning,and campus-community engagement in primary, secondary, and higher...
URBAN.Boston (www.urban-boston.org) is an emerging network of scholars and community activists facilitating meaningful and successful collaborative research projects in the surrounding community. There are two goals. The first goal of the URBAN network is to advance community-based research...
From the NEBHE website--by Carol A. Moore and Bob Whittaker, December 2, 2013: Since the beginning of the 21st century, there’s been a growing concern about the escalating cost of an undergraduate education. With those concerns have come questions as to the real value of the education. Numerous...
NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College are pleased to present the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty to Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, and Associate...
NERCHE's 3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement: The Next Generation of Engaged Scholarship--Make Your Voice Heard, will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014, from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at UMass Boston. Click here to register. The Lynton Colloquium will feature a keynote...
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the New England Resource Center for Higher Education are pleased to announce the members of National Advisory Panel for the 2015 Elective Community Engagement Classification process. Established in 2006, the National Advisory Panel plays...
NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College are delighted to announce the selection of ten finalists for the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. The pool of candidates was extraordinary and represents a range of institutions...
Elaine Ward is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow for the Higher Education Policy Research Unit in the Center for Social and Educational Research at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a Visiting Scholar at NERCHE. Formerly, Elaine worked at the University of Massachusetts, Boston in the College of Public and Community Service, where she worked with adult students in the areas of leadership and community development, social justice and change, and civic and community engagement. She also participated in research related to the institutionalization of community-engaged scholarship through promotion and tenure and the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. As a native of Ireland, Elaine is also interested in the institutionalization of civic engagement in Irish higher education. Elaine holds a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Boston's Higher Education Administration program.
Sherry H. Penney and Patricia Akemi Neilson
Next Generation Leadership addresses issues such as:
Leading from the middle;
Networking within sectors and across sectors;
Adapting to new technology;
Inclusivity with organizations that represent current demographics;
Focusing on issues of gender, race, and ethnicity in the workplace;
Encouraging family friendly work environments;
Demonstrating corporate social responsibility and undertaking “green” initiatives;
Responding to globalization and the shrinking of our world.
Click here for a list of employment opportunities at Think Tank members' institutions, as well as other regional and national opportunities that reflect NERCHE's mission.