|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
The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE) seeks scholars and practitioners to serve as peer-reviewers for research articles focused on community engagement issues in higher education. Established in 1996, the mission of JHEOE is to serve as the premier peer-reviewed,...
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...
Campus Compact has chosen Leda Cooks, Professor of Communications at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to receive the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. This prestigious national award recognizes one senior faculty member a year for exemplary leadership in advancing...
The University of Massachusetts Boston recently released a report entitled "Advancing Community Engaged Scholarship and Community Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Boston." The report is one of the outcomes of a Working Group for an Urban Research-Based Action Initiative completed in March...
The 2014 Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement was held on September 15, 2014, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Hosted by NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College, the Annual Lynton Colloquium launched a new research initiative aimed at studying key...
Co-authored by John Saltmarsh (NERCHE, University of Massachusetts, Boston), John Wooding (University of Massachusetts, Lowell), and Kat McLellan (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), the working paper-- entitled "The Challenges of Rewarding New Forms of Scholarship: Creating Academic Cultures...
On September 19, 2014, Dr. Lorlene Hoyt, Director of Programs and Research at the Talloires Network (Tufts University) and NERCHE Visiting Scholar, was featured in University World News in an article entitled, "Rewarding academics for civic engagement gains ground." To read the article, visit ...
With the goal of revitalizing, enhancing, and expanding the Think Tank model, Brandeis University's Center for Youth and Communities (CYC) at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management will lead the next generation of Think Tanks, taking on the management and facilitation of the program....
Lorlene teaches in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. From 2002-2011, she was assistant professor and then associate professor of Urban Planning at M.I.T. where she founded and led MIT@Lawrence, an award-winning, sustained city-campus partnership. Her fields of interests are city/campus partnerships, community economic development, and social media. Vanderbilt University Press will soon publish her book, Transforming Cities and Minds Through the Scholarship of Engagement, which advocates the concept of reciprocal knowledge and seeks to offer a new paradigm for graduate education. Dr. Hoyt continues to serve as Strategic Advisor to Urban Revitalizers, a women and minority-owned urban planning consultancy she cofounded in 1998. She has a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York, and a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University.
In addition to serving as a NERCHE Visiting Scholar for the 2012-2014 academic year, Dr. Hoyt also participated as a panelist in NERCHE's First Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement. Additionally, in 2007, she was awarded NERCHE's Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement.
Corey Dolgon, Chis Baker
In Social Problems: A Service Learning Approach, authors Corey Dolgon (Stonehill College) and Chris Baker (Walters State Community College) integrate an innovative case study approach into a comprehensive introduction that helps students understand how they can
address social problems in their communities by applying basic theories and concepts.
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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.