EWU Curriculum Initiatives

Barbara Holland came to Eastern Washington University to help change the curriculum. New innovative ideas based on research would be beneficial to Eastern’s education program to improve retention rates and  improve the quality of education. To read more about the ideas brought to Eastern please see the article by Jeff Bunch from Eastern’s 24/7 magazine.

Washington Campus Compact

The 2015 Faculty Institute will be an engaging event that brings together some of the top civic engagement leaders in Washington state for a day of professional development and regional networking.

We aim to make the 2015 Faculty Institute the best yet!

Will you help by doing two things?

1) Submit a proposal! Your experience, and insight into how civic engagement can solve critical issues is invaluable. Help strengthen our community of learners by proposing an interactive session highlighting best practices and innovative ideas that help move the field forward.

2) Forward this email to a colleague! Do you know colleagues, community partners, or other staff who might be interested in submitting a proposal or attending this great professional development opportunity? Invite them by forwarding this email.

Thanks for your time and commitment to higher education serving Washington.

All the best,

Washington Campus Compact

Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 2015 Faculty Institute to be held November 5, 2015, at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.

The following Proposal Submission information is also located on the Washington Campus Compact website. Questions regarding the Proposal Submission Process can be directed to Linnea Broker at 360-650-7554 or linnea.broker@wwu.edu.

During the institute, two sets of three concurrent breakout sessions will explore how civic engagement improves student learning while addressing critical issues in Washington. Intermediate and advanced practitioners are the intended audience and sessions should be designed accordingly. You are required to focus your proposal on one of the following three areas:

  • Track 1) Diversity and Social Justice: Fostering a culture of excellence grounded in equity and diversity
  • Track 2) Sustainability: Creating secure livelihoods through better human and ecological health
  • Track 3) Economic Development (Social Entrepreneurship): Pursuing innovative, transformative solutions to strengthen our economy

Sessions will be two hours long, must incorporate diverse perspectives, and 50% of the session must include active learning strategies (pdf). Presenters are required to identify one to three pre-session materials to help participants prepare for the session. To learn about selection criteria, please review the Proposal Evaluation Rubric (pdf). Acceptance notifications will be sent out July 24, 2015.

We are also seeking engaging keynote speakers for the 2015 Faculty Institute. If you know of an exceptional speaker in our region who can articulate the intersectionality of two or more tracks, please click here to send us your recommendations.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2015 Faculty Institute.
We look forward to seeing you in Ellensburg, Washington November 5, 2015!
Washington Campus Compact
Proposals must be submitted by: 5:00pm PDT on Wednesday, July 1, 2015





Become an Eagle Volunteer!

The EWU Office of Community Engagement offers a number of opportunities to exercise leadership skills through assisting OCE staff and community partners in the planning and implementation of one-time and on-going service projects.

Each EV Leader will participate in leadership development training and will attend leadership retreats throughout the academic year. Members of our leadership team serve in four leadership areas: large scale/one day service projects, hunger and homelessness outreach, K-12 youth mentoring, and garden based education.

To find the application click here.

West Valley Civic Conference

“The West Valley Civics Conference was launched in 2010 by the Partnership for Civic Engagement, a joint program of the West Valley School District and Eastern. The group works to advance the common good by cultivating citizens who are civically aware, think critically, value social justice, are involved civically in their communities, and understand the purpose of government. The Partnership was founded in 2007 by longtime West Valley School District Board Member Jim Williams, who is also a member of the National Center for Learning and Citizenship’s 100 District Leaders network, Bill Goetter of the EWU Department of Education and Helen Bergland of the EWU Office of Student Learning, Assessment and Instruction.”

This year on February 20, 2015 Supreme Court Justice, Debra Stephens and the Eastern Washington University president, Mary Cullinan and university educators joined together for this year’s sixth annual conference. For more information about this article from Eastern’s 24/7 please click here.

Mini-Grant Recipients Announced

From Eastern 24/7:

“The 2015 Eastern Washington University Community Engagement Mini-Grant recipients have been announced.

The program promotes faculty practice in service learning, community based research and community engaged scholarship. The recipients of the mini-grants are awarded $500 to encourage community engagement in the form of service learning course development/enhancement, community based research and community engaged scholarship.”

Click here for more information.