Previous Conversation Topics


The Big Data Share
September 5, 9:30-10:45
Gelman Library Room 101
Data from the end-of-semester course surveys and student impact reports
allowed us to examine: where students are serving, how, and what the impact
is. We also discussed students’ responses to survey questions about their
learning from community engagement, and the challenges of these courses.


The Intersection of SoTL and Service-Learning
October 2, 9:30-10:45
Gelman Library Room 101
Maria de leFuente presented the basics of the Scholarship of Teaching and
Learning (SoTL) and we discussed how this work can inform our engaged
teaching practice and create new publishing opportunities.


The History of Inequity in Washington, DC: What Community-Engaged Scholars Need to Know

Wednesday, March 27th, 9:30-10:45am

Dr. Maranda Ward facilitated this Conversation about the history of inequity in Washington, DC and our role in partnering with those who are working toward justice.

Notes from this Conversation, including her slide deck which all are welcome to use are available here


Community-Engaged Scholarship and Activist Movements: Making the Connection

Wednesday, February 27th, 9:30-10:45am

This Conversation was facilitated by Dr. Phyllis Ryder and the members of the 2018 Nashman Faculty Learning Community on the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We discussed the intentionality, sensitivity, and skills needed to facilitate reflective discussions that help students connect their personal experiences in the community with larger societal inequities and national movements that are working to address them.

Notes from this Conversation are available here.


Featured Speaker, Dr. John Saltmarsh on Community-Engaged Scholarship

Wednesday, January 30th, 9-10:45am

The Nashman Center hosted Dr. John Saltmarsh, a nationally recognized thought-leader on issues related to the public purposes of higher education and how community-engagement is transforming colleges and universities. 

Click here for more information about Dr. Saltmarsh.

Notes from this Conversation are available here.  


Responding to Sexual Harassment at Service Sites

November 14, 2018  9:30-10:45am

Conversation facilitated by Christina Franzino, Assistant Director for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, in GW’s Title IX Office
Notes from this Conversation are available here.

Opportunities for Partnerships with DC Public Schools

October 17th, 2018 9:30-10:45am

Featuring guest speakers Thomasin Franken, Manager of Partner Engagement, Office of Family and Public Engagement, DC Public Schools and Charity Eddleman, the Nashman Center's Program Manager for School and Community Partnerships. 
Notes from this Conversation are available here.

The College Student Voter: What is Our Role?
September 25, 2018 9:30-10:45am

Featuring guest speaker Zaneeta Daver, Director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Notes from this Conversation are available here.

Welcome Back: Resources and Connections
August 30th, 2018 9:30-10:45am

Notes from this Conversation are available here.

When Students’ Experiences in the Community Lead to Politics in the Classroom
April 19, 2018 9:30-10:45am

Conversation facilitated by:  Dr. Jordan Potash, Art Therapy Program and Laurie McPherson, Organizational, Team and Individual Transformation and Effectiveness Consultant
Notes from this Conversation are available here.

Public Dissemination of Student Scholarship: Opportunities and Examples

March 29, 2018 9:30-10:45am

Conversation facilitated by: Dr. Michelle Kelso, Human Services and Social Justice, Dr. Dana Hines, School of Nursing, and Dr. Phyllis Ryder, Director University Writing Program



Recognizing, Evaluating and Rewarding Engaged Scholarship

October 11th, 2017 9:30-10:45am

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Greg Squires, Dept of Sociology
Notes from this Conversation are available here.

Community-Based Participatory Research

September 13th, 2017 9:30-10:45am

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Uriyoan Colon-Ramos, Dept of Global Health
Notes from this Conversation are available here.