Applied Learning

Upcoming Events


What’s Possible in OCEAL? Spring Workshop Series


Listening in the Community: Valuing Community Expertise with Reddgo Long
February 22, 2022: 11:30 am-1 pm

The communities that we serve in and partner with know what problems exist and how to fix them. The strategies proposed by community members are often better, comprehensive, and viable than some of the ideas being imposed upon them. Individuals and organizations are searching for the best and most effective ways to engage citizens in the community. This workshop will highlight tactics and insights on how to work with communities as experts of their environment. It offers an approach on how to engage and consult with communities effectively to build trust and relationships while organizing and mobilizing the community to translate their ideas and visions into practice. Everyone is welcome and can join   via Zoom (passcode: OCEAL) For questions or to RSVP:   longr@uncw.edu


Applied Learning/Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research Presents: How to Publish as an Undergraduate February 23rd, 2022, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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Are you currently doing or interested in research or other work in the community? Want to get experience in publishing a paper? The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is holding an information session about publishing as an undergraduate and what the general process entails. At the end of the session, we will discuss the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research, an academic journal just for undergraduates that is hosted on UNCW’s campus through the Office of Applied Learning. Whether you are writing an honor’s thesis, participating in an internship or service learning project either with a class or outside of class, we have information for you!

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE JOURNAL EDITOR OR ASSISTANT EDITOR AT ujslcbr@uncw.edu


QENO, Sarah Fletcher Daniels: Introducing QENO’s New Model for Nonprofit Capacity Building and Tracking Outcomes
March 2, 2022: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

QENO’s new Governance-Leadership-Management (GLM) model for nonprofit capacity building is designed to increase an organization’s effectiveness and sustainability. The model centers on the use of an annual calendar that delegates administrative tasks among the Board of Directors and executive staff, creating clear roles and responsibilities. By streamlining organizational administration and creating more accountability, the GLM model allows nonprofits to focus their efforts on activities related to program evaluation, advocacy, and collaboration. This workshop will help the UNCW community partner with locally-based nonprofits in ways that better reflect and support their organizational capacity - both the limitations and potential.   Join via Zoom.


Applied Learning/Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and
Community-Based Research Presents Information for Faculty About Undergraduate Publishing
March 2nd, 2022 12 - 1 p.m.

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Are you currently mentoring undergraduates interested in research or other work in the community? Want to serve as a reviewer or editorial board member on an undergraduate journal? The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is holding an information session about publishing as an undergraduate and how faculty can be involved. At the end of the session, we will discuss the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research, an academic journal just for undergraduates that is hosted on UNCW’s campus through the Office of Applied Learning.

Whether you are advising an honor’s thesis or undergraduate research, hosting an internship or service learning project, we have information for you!

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE JOURNAL EDITOR OR ASSISTANT EDITOR AT ujslcbr@uncw.edu


IMSRG Model of Practice: Discussion and Brainstorming
March 16, 2022: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Interdisciplinary Minority Student Research Group (IMSRG) is a collective of UNCW faculty mentors and student mentees who identify as racial/ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, first-generation students, military veterans, and/or those who identify as LGBTQIA+. IMSRG was originally funded by a 3-year Strategic Initiative award by the Office of Applied Learning and was named UNCW’s Applied Learning Project of the Year in 2021. The focus of this workshop is to present a preliminary draft of our conceptual mentoring model, model of practice, and an introduction and invitation to attendees’ to help strategize and hone our evolving models in a future concept mapping process.   Join via Zoom.


CSI, Chris Prentice & Stephanie Duea: Partnering with Community Organizations
April 12, 2022: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m

Center for Social Impact: The Center’s faculty and staff conduct interdisciplinary research with community partners; consult with local organizations to improve service delivery, cross-sector collaboration, and philanthropic engagement; and produce evidence-based policy proposals in support of community-defined goals in collective pursuit of healthier and more equitable communities. The focus of this workshop is on how to productively and meaningfully engage community partners to collaboratively produce insights for practice and novel programs that promote positive social change.

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Meeting ID: 810 4981 7973
Passcode: 992584