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IARSLCE Early Career Research Award to Janke – research news


Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2012 by UNCG Research.

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Dr. Emily Janke, Special Assistant, Institute for Community and Economic Engagement

UNCG Research congratulates Dr. Emily M. Janke on receiving an Early Career Research Award from the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE). Dr. Janke is the Special Assistant at the helm of the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) in the UNCG Office of Research and Economic Development.

IARSLCE promotes the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement, internationally and across all levels of the education system. The IARSLCE Early Career Award recognizes researchers with exemplary records of research and scholarly contribution early in their careers. Candidates boast “research that systematically addresses the exploration and understanding of the field, productivity that is both high quantity and high quality, evidence of promising impact on research and practice, and plans for continuation of research.”

As Director of ICEE, Emily facilitates campus and community conversations (from the local to international level) to identify how UNCG can enhance its ability to track and assess the impact of community engagement; to identify and access existing and new resources in support of this work; and to facilitate leadership, collaboration, resource sharing, grant development, and other activities.

Dr. Janke is also a Visiting Fellow with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) where she explores issues related to civic engagement identities and practices among the next generation of students, faculty, and scholars in higher education. Her articles on public scholarship, graduate education programs, faculty motivation for public scholarship, and faculty-community partnerships have appeared in the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Advances in Service-Learning Research, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, and Higher Education in Review.

Dr. Janke was co-recipient of the 2008 IARSLCE Dissertation Award for her work, “Shared Partnership Identity between Faculty and Community Partners.”  In 2012, she won the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement, an award established in 2011 by the American Democracy Project. She received her doctorate in higher education from Pennsylvania State University.