CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal

Accepting submissions for its Summer Issue – DEADLINE EXTENDED! May 10, 2019

The mission of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal is to explore constructive connections between science education and civic engagement that will enhance both experiences for our students. In the 21st century, mathematical and scientific reasoning is an essential element for full participation in a democratic society. Contributions to this journal will focus on using unsolved, complex civic issues as a framework to develop students’ understanding of the role of scientific knowledge in personal and public decision making, along with examining how such knowledge is embedded in a broader social and political context. Since many pressing issues are not constrained by national borders, we encourage perspectives that are international or global in scope. In addition to examining what students learn, we will also explore how this learning takes place and how it can be evaluated, documented, and strengthened.

Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal is published by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE). Hosted by Stony Brook University, NCSCE’s mission is to inspire, support, and disseminate campus-based science education reform strategies that strengthen learning and build civic accountability among students in colleges and universities. The Center will serve as a national resource for the improvement of undergraduate science education and will provide a platform enabling faculty and administrators to broaden the impact of their innovations and reforms beyond their campuses.

The Journal solicits submissions for publication as articles in several different categories. Detailed descriptions of the various types of articles published as well as detailed submission guidelines can be found at http://new.seceij.net/submission-guidelines/. All submissions go through “single blind” peer review.

The journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis. However, manuscripts that authors hope to see published in the Summer 2019 issue should be submitted by May 3 to ensure full consideration.

Spring Meetings, Member Publications

Upcoming Meetings: 

Regional Meeting: SCI-Mid-Atlantic Spring 2019 Meeting
The SENCER Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting is being hosted by the New School with the exciting theme ofSTEM, Humanities and Social Justice.Proposals for posters, workshops, presentations are all welcome, particularly those from non-STEM disciplines and we shall be highlighting some of the exciting work being done at the New School. Deadline for submissions is Feb 8th.Please save the date – April 5th!! Please RSVP here

SCI-Midwest Spring 2019 Meeting
SCI Midwest will be hosting a meeting at Roosevelt University, Schaumberg Campus
Date: April 5, 2019
Title:Innovation and Collaboration in STEM Education
For program information and registration go to: 
https://ncsce.wildapricot.org/event-3246494

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SENCER SUMMER INSTITUTE 2019
Hold the Date!  August 1-4, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Early Registration will launch next week!

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Member News, Regional Meetings, Resources, and Opportunities

News from SCI-Southwest

Democracy, Civic Engagement and Student Learning

On Friday, February 1, the SENCER Center of Innovation Southwest (SCI-SW) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) hosted the Fourth Annual SCI-SW SENCER Regional Symposium in the Ann Stuart Science Complex. The theme of this year’s symposium aimed to link student learning, civic engagement and democracy. It brought speakers and experts in different disciplines from around the US and TWU to discuss together our roles in helping students develop a sense of civic virtue so they can build a thriving democracy for themselves and future generations. You can read the full report of the program here. http://sencer.net/southwest/

Valuesbased training for successful academic leadership at your institution

In October 2018, the organization founded by SENCER leaders Amy Shachter and Karen Oates, Success 4 Higher Education (S4HE), teamed with the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement to present the first Values‐Based Academic Leadership Institute hosted at Broward College. Thirty‐eight campus leaders from institutions across the United States, as well as one international campus, spent two days developing conceptual and practical foundations for their work as leaders. A report on this meeting was published in Dean and Provost (Vol 20, Issue 5) January 2019 Read it here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/dap.30539

Read More for Upcoming Meetings, New Resources, and Call for Submissions!

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Values-Based Academic Leadership Institute Held at Broward College

This October 5-6 the new venture Success 4 Higher Education (S4HE.com) teamed with the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (www.ncsce.net) to present the first Values-Based Academic Leadership Institute at Broward College. 38 campus leaders from institutions across the United States, as well as one international campus, spent two days developing conceptual and practical foundations for their important work as academic leaders. Continue reading