Welcome to the Center for Engaged Democracy
The Center for Engaged Democracy acts as a central hub for developing, coordinating, and supporting academic programs – certificates, minors, and majors – around the country focused on civic and community engagement, broadly defined. The Center, which is housed within Merrimack College’s School of Education and Social Policy, brings together faculty, administrators, and community partners to support such academic programs through a variety of initiatives and practices: compiling existing research and documentation to support new and developing programs; sponsoring symposia, conferences, and research opportunities to build a vibrant research base and academic community; and providing a voice and space for dialogue for the value of such academic programs across higher education. We also welcome you to visit our webpage on the Merrimack College website.
News & Updates
2014 Lynton Award Recipient
3rd Annual Lynton Colloquium
The Next Generation of Engaged Scholarship:
Make Your Voice Heard
Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
University of Massachusetts Boston
Campus Center Ballroom
Request for Research Proposals
Hosted by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College, the Annual Lynton Colloquium launched a new research initiative aimed at studying key community engagement issues identified by a crowd-sourcing methodology and input from Colloquium Participants.
Grounded in the work of NERCHE's Next Generation Engagement project and the CED's focus on academic programs in civic engagement, the Lynton Colloquium and subsequent RFP seek to foster sustained and systematic investigations that will support deeper understandings of and clearer actions around critical issues in advancing community engaged scholarship.
The Center for Engaged Democracy is requesting proposals for research in any of the three research priorities areas (structures of inclusion, leadership, and student outcomes) and will support research in these areas through three research grants of up to $5,000 per research project.