|NERCHE is committed to collaborative change processes in higher education to address social justice in a diverse democracy.
The Center focuses its resources on a variety of projects addressing three core areas:
| Reflective inquiry
| Transitions to and through
| The scholarship
The Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) advises the National Science Foundation (NSF) on policies and programs to encourage full participation by persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native...
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has transferred responsibility for the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to Indiana University Bloomington’s Center for Postsecondary Research. The Classification will continue to retain the Carnegie name after the...
Bridgewater State University is celebrating its 175th anniversary as one of the first teacher preparation institutions in the United States. To commemorate its historic role, the university invites proposals for conference papers that explore the rich and diverse history of teacher preparation....
Campus Compact has chosen Leda Cooks, Professor of Communications at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to receive the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. This prestigious national award recognizes one senior faculty member a year for exemplary leadership in advancing...
On Friday, January 30, 2015, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy will host "Crowdsourcing and Community Engagement: A Gathering to Explore Crowdsourcing as a Way to Bring New Solutions to the Challenges of Engaged Research, Teaching, and Outreach." Facilitated by...
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Of this number, 83 institutions are receiving the classification for the first time, while 157 are now re-classified, after being...
James Ostrow, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology at Lasell College and NERCHE Visiting Scholar during the 2013-14 academic year, recently published a commentary in the January 19, 2015, issue of Inside Higher Ed. The essay--"Honor and Values"--addresses the ways in...
The article by Farrah Jacquez, recipient of the 2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award, appears in the recent issue (Vol. 25, No. 2) of Metropolitan Universities Journal, and addresses the issue of “Demonstrating Impact as a Community-Engaged Scholar within a Research University." Article Abstract:...
John Wooding is the former Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is the former chair of the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development and currently a member of the Department of Political Science. He was trained as a political scientist and received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and his undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His has taught courses in international political economy, European politics, public policy, British politics, and occupational and environmental health policy. His research interests include occupational safety and health and environmental regulation, science and technology policy, international labor movements, and political theory. He is co-author of three books: The Point of Production: The Political Economy of the Work Environment (with Charles Levenstein; Guilford Press, 1999), Work, Health, And Environment: Old Problems, New Solutions (with Charles Levenstein; Guilford Press , 1997,) and Divided Conversations: Identities, Leadership and Change in Public Higher Education (with Kristin Esterberg; Vanderbilt University Press, 2013, forthcoming). He has published numerous articles on work environment policy and is on the editorial board of several journals. Several of these articles deal with the relationship between workers, organized labor, and the community. Wooding was a community and labor organizer in England, has extensive experience in adult education (over three years teaching in an adult training program), and is currently involved in several community-based research projects in Lowell.
Sherry H. Penney and Patricia Akemi Neilson
Next Generation Leadership addresses issues such as:
Leading from the middle;
Networking within sectors and across sectors;
Adapting to new technology;
Inclusivity with organizations that represent current demographics;
Focusing on issues of gender, race, and ethnicity in the workplace;
Encouraging family friendly work environments;
Demonstrating corporate social responsibility and undertaking “green” initiatives;
Responding to globalization and the shrinking of our world.
Click here for a list of employment opportunities at Think Tank members' institutions, as well as other regional and national opportunities that reflect NERCHE's mission.