Community-University Partnerships: Opportunities & Challenges

The renewed focus on the roles universities can and ought to play in fostering civic engagement among students and in the communities where they are located dates to the mid-1990s.  One outgrowth of this renewed focus has been the increasing attention paid to Community-University Partnerships (CUPs). CUPs include community-service learning programs, community-based research projects, and a range of other initiatives that aim to put the resources of universities, including the skills of faculty and students, to work in and with community members.   A growing body of literature documents successful CUPs practices and projects, including the challenges they have faced (see … Continue reading Community-University Partnerships: Opportunities & Challenges

Submissions for the Nov. 2012 ARNOVA conference are due March 30, 2012

“…the deadline for submitting proposals for presentations for our November 2012 Conference is just 10 days away — that is, March 30, 2012. We invite proposals on the wide range of themes or topics that are included in our diverse field of studies, and encourage presentations that come from a variety of disciplinary (or interdisciplinary) perspective. We also encourage proposals addressing this year’s conference theme, “Re-examining Philanthropy: Exploring Root Concepts for our Fields.” We also strongly encourage you not to wait until the last minute to submit. We have a new submission system, which we think is easier to use; … Continue reading Submissions for the Nov. 2012 ARNOVA conference are due March 30, 2012

CGA membership – here’s how to renew or join

Dear Colleagues, If your membership in the Community and Grassroots Association section of ARNOVA has expired, or if you would like to join us, please read the below announcement. If you have tried to sign-up or renew your membership on-line but have had difficulties, please follow the instructions below. If you have already renewed, thank you! The form to renew your membership is available here: ARNOVA section membership form Simply fill out the form and fax it back to Rosalind Connors at ARNOVA OR you can contact Rosalind by phone (317-684-2120) or e-mail ( if you need assistance. You may … Continue reading CGA membership – here’s how to renew or join