Content with Institutions : Haverford College

What is globasl? Seeking Global Citizenship and an Invitation to Contribute

By Eric Hartman At globalsl, we aim to offer weekly blogs on global citizenship work – snapshots of happenings, readings, and resources that are relevant for others supporting the work of community-campus collaboration to honor and advance human dignity, locally and internationally. Here’s some background on how globalsl and I got here. The gathering of resources and community at globalsl began through a couple key moments, including the interest and leadership of institutions that advanced the 2nd International (now Global) Service-Learning Summit. But a great deal of globalsl origins also tracks back to my personal experimentation with online reflection and…

The Public Purposes of Higher Education: Three False Dichotomies

Eric Hartman While recently moderating a panel on Human Rights Pedagogy and Practice, I was struck by the panelists’ collective, effective erasure of a number of dichotomies in the discourse around community-campus partnerships. First, it’s not community OR campus; we need better language than community-campus partnerships. Campuses are not so exceptional that they might be exempted from geographic space or history. They are places that include diverse and interlocking memberships, power structures, privileges, and exclusions. To frame work through the language of campus-community creates three problems. Campus-community language overstates the separation between the two. Students, staff, and faculty members live,…