Membership: Advancing the movement

Being a globalsl member is most clearly about demonstrating support for community-campus partnerships that advance thoughtful, critical global learning and collaborative development. We recognize that truly advancing critical global citizenship and conscientious community development requires sustained effort, new ways of thinking about knowledge and practice, and – importantly – community of practice collaboration. Globalsl.org is therefore here to:

  • Extend research insights in the field, through collecting and sharing resources online (e.g. here);
  • Challenge ourselves and our field by continuing to push the most troubling, most confounding, and most important community-driven and rights-based discussions to the center of our field of practice (e.g. here);
  • Deepen our understanding of the field through collaborative, multi-institutional research such as the global engagement survey (here);
  • Move toward next steps together, as many of us struggle to implement increasingly community-based, reciprocal, and just institutional structures in the midst of community-campus partnerships, we look forward to supporting multi-institutional development of and advocacy for such resources and strategies (This area, like all of the above, is ongoing, but cooperative review and utilization of Fair Trade Learning is an example).

As a network that emerged from and remains centrally concerned with questions of justice, we are fundamentally committed to making information and program models as broadly available as possible. Unlike with other similar networks or organizations, you won’t find password protected sections of the information we curate. That is free, and we are thrilled if you use and share it, no matter who you are. But, one reasonably asks, what benefits do members get?

Membership is available at three levels: sponsor, partner, and friend. All members gain:

  • Clear commitment to the work represented and mobilized here, including mention in our materials
  • Opportunity to participate in the multi-institutional global engagement survey, supporting mixed-methods evaluation of global learning programming and continuous quality improvement for individual programs
  • First access to discursive webinars on challenging themes or ongoing research in globally engaged learning;
  • Globalsl members influence the dialogue and voice that globalsl speaks with as it engages larger associations and publications. For example, globalsl members have dialogued with the International Association of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, the Forum on Education Abroad, NAFSA, and Campus Compact about issues specific to working with vulnerable populations and promoting global citizenship.

Additional benefits are available at higher levels of support.

Sponsors support at the $4,500 level, and receive:

  • Discounted access to globalsl trainings in person, and discounted access to the Global Service-Learning Summit series (occurs every 18 months)
  • Opportunity to add up to 20 program-specific questions to individualized version of the global engagement survey
  • Ongoing opportunities for discussion of qualitative data in global engagement survey as it relates to overall dataset, trends in field, and continuous program improvement

Partners support at the $2,000 level, and receive:

  • Discounted access to globalsl trainings in person, and discounted access to the Global Service-Learning Summit series (occurs every 18 months). The number and rate of discount are less than at the sponsor level, and vary according to the year and location of the Summits or other gatherings.
  • Opportunity to add up to 10 program-specific questions to individualized versions of the global engagement survey
  • Bi-annual opportunities for discussion of qualitative data in global engagement survey as it relates to overall dataset, trends in field, and continuous program improvement

Friends support at the $1,000 level and receive all of the benefits of membership articulated in the section above.

Many of our members, and particularly our founders, quite simply see wisdom in putting collected and curated insights online, and regularly mobilizing those insights across international education, community-campus engagement, and global development dialogues. We are grateful for their commitments and for the opportunity to continue extending the good work collected at globalsl.org. For specific membership inquiries, please contact npreynolds {at} haverford(.)edu.

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