Content with Institutions : Lehigh University

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…

Global citizenship, ignorance, and the power of travel

Sarah Stanlick, Lehigh University In late-December/early January, I had the honor and pleasure of accompanying our Global Citizenship Program students on their winter trip to Peru.  Each year, 23 students who have been selected through a highly-competitive application process travel together to what could be considered a “non-traditional” study abroad location.  The trip to Peru, the scope of our Global Citizenship Program, and recent “Presidential comments,” lead me to the topic of this post – what counts as “traditional” and why must we encourage and enable more young people to have “non-traditional” experiences? For many, when the topic of study…

Centralizing to keep track: Using the Greek system for assessment

Community service activities on many campuses are hard to assess because they aren t connected to any single office. However, simply creating a new office in no way guarantees that students engaged in service will report to that office. When Lehigh University formed a new community service office, they turned to existing service organizations for assistance. Since the Greek system at Lehigh is a source of much service activity, the office offered stipends to student leaders at fraternities and sororities to coordinate ongoing service activities out of the office. In this way, hundreds of students already involved in service are…

Lehigh CORPS Regional Economic Development Practicum

This Lehigh Community Research and Policy Service course will. involve teams of students in community-oriented research projects. The twin purposes of the program are: 1) to provide real-world, team oriented learning experiences to Lehigh students and 2) to provide a resource for local governments and community organizations that would allow them to draw upon the expertise of our students as consultants in analyzing problems and formulating policy. The students will participate in the design and execution of a specific research project identified by a Lehigh Valley development agency. A description of this year's projects is attached. The results of this…