About the Episode
In this two-part episode, our final episode of the second season, co-host J.R. Jamison sat down guest host Eric Hartman, Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College and the Co-Founder of globalsl.org, to discuss critiques of global service-learning and best approaches for future practice. Eric then facilitates a discussion on the topic with panelists Janice McMillan, Associate Professor, Director UCT Global Citizenship Programme—University of Cape Town (South Africa); Marisol Morales, Vice President for Network Leadership—Campus Compact (United States); Richard Slimbach, Professor of Global Studies—Azusa Pacific University (California); and Nicole Webster, Associate Professor of Youth and International Development, Co-Director of 2iE-Penn State Centre for Collaborative Engagement Burkina Faso—Pennsylvania State University.
Stay with us until the end of part two where you’ll get the chance to hear Eric’s reflections on what kind of root vegetable he would be if he had to give up his important work in global service-learning and live the rest of his life firmly planted in one place.
Eric Hartman, guest host
Eric Hartman is curious about the ways in which social transformation is simultaneously personal and structural, and thrilled to be working on both as Executive Director of the Haverford College (Pennsylvania) Center for Peace and Global Citizenship. He is lead author of Community-Based Global Learning: The Theory and Practice of Ethical Engagement at Home and Abroad and has written for several peer reviewed and popular publications including The Stanford Social Innovation Review, International Educator, Tourism and Hospitality Research, and The Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning. Eric served as Executive Director of a community-driven global nonprofit organization, Amizade, and taught on human rights, transdisciplinary research methods, and globalization in global studies programs at Arizona State University and Providence College. Eric has worked in cross-cultural development practice and education in Bolivia, Ecuador, Ghana, Jamaica, Northern Ireland, Tanzania, and throughout the United States. He co-founded both globalsl.org and the Global Engagement Survey, initiatives that advance best practices in global learning and cooperative development within community-campus partnerships.
Janice McMillan is Associate Professor and Director of the UCT Global Citizenship Programme, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). She joined UCT in 1994, first in the Department of Adult Education, and later in the newly merged unit Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching as senior lecturer based in the curriculum and course design team. Since 2010, she has been Convener of UCT Global Citizenship: Leading for Social Justice. Janice’s work has gone beyond UCT working on the South African national CHESP service-learning initiative and as the service-learning coordinator and lecturer for Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Study Program and Centre in Cape Town from 2009-2014.
Marisol Morales joined Campus Compact in February 2018 as Vice President for Network Leadership. Morales is the Founding Director of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement at the University of La Verne (California) where she developed and led university-community engagement initiatives in the areas of academic service-learning, community-engaged scholarship, and co-curricular community engagement. Prior to joining the University of La Verne, Morales was Associate Director of the Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning and Community Service Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. Her civic work in Chicago included service on numerous nonprofit boards including Josephinum Academy, the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, and the Puerto Rican Agenda. In addition, Morales was appointed by former Governor Pat Quinn to serve on the Commission on the Elimination of Poverty and the Illinois Latino Family Commission, where she chaired the Education sub-committee.
Richard Slimbach is Professor of Global Studies in the Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Azusa Pacific University (California), where he has been since 1990. Prior to his professorship, he picked fruit with migrant farmers and tutored Vietnamese refugees, followed by two years dedicated to occupational literacy program development among Muslim cycle rickshaw drivers in Hyderabad, India. Slimbach is the Founder of Azusa Pacific’s global studies major and Co-Founder of the Master of Arts in Transformational Urban Leadership program, a completely field-based global development program focused exclusively upon the world’s burgeoning informal settlements. Slimbach currently directs the Global Learning Term—a self-directed, full-immersion study and service abroad program that has enabled hundreds of global studies students to conduct small-scale community research and academic service-learning projects in over 50 non-Western countries.
Nicole Webster is Associate Professor of Youth and International Development in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Pennsylvania State University and is Co-Director of the 2iE-Penn State Centre for Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Her areas of expertise includes civic engagement and social change and international and domestic community development. Her research concentrates on youth civic development and international community development. Her current research activities examine the role of black youth participation and inclusion in 4H programs in the US, the role of youth engagement and social movements of young adults in Central American and West Africa, and the inclusion and role of youth in agriculture as a form of engagement in the West Indies (Trinidad).
Emily J. Shields
Executive Director, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact
Executive Director, Indiana Campus Compact