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
2015 Lynton Award Recipient Announced
Introducing the 2015 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty Finalists
2015 Lynton Colloquium
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
University of Massachusetts Boston
Please join the Center for Engaged Democracy and NERCHE for the 4th Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement. This event will include a keynote address from Eric DeMeulenaere, recipient of the 2015 Lynton Award, as well as research presentations from the 2015 Advancing Current Critical Issues in Community Engagement Research grant recipients. Colloquium participants will have an opportunity to openly and collaboratively discuss the "critical issues in the field" for 2016 and beyond. Please find the full agenda here.
For additional information, please direct any questions to Dr. Elaine Ward at email@example.com
2014-2015 Advancing Current Critical Issues in Community Engagement Research Grant
The Center for Engaged Democracy requested proposals for research in three research priorities areas (structures of inclusion, leadership, and student outcomes) . Three grant proposals will be supported through a grant of up to $5,000 per research project.
This year there were 37 research-funding proposals submitted from 79 total principal investigators representing 43 different institutions (25 public institutions, 11 private institutions, and 7 community colleges) across 21 different states and includes one international applicant.