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
2016 Lynton Award Call
Call for Nominations:
2016 Lynton Award for the
Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), Merrimack College's Graduate Higher Education Program,
and the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)
The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. (Click here to view instructions for submitting nominations.)
Community engagement describes the collaboration between faculty and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
-Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Application Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2016, at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Questions regarding this framework should be addressed to the Lynton Award Coordinator, Dr. Elaine Ward, at Merrimack College's Graduate Higher Education Program in the School of Education and Social Policy, by email at email@example.com (subject line: "Lynton Award Help") or by phone at (781) 812-9112.