Content with Topics : Engaged Curriculum

Building a Great Campus Civic Action Plan (Institute 1 – Princeton)

President Andrew Seligsohn and VP for Strategy and Operations Maggie Grove share information on creating a great Campus Civic Action Plan in this presentation from the first Civic Action Planning Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

Multi-Year Community Engaged Programs for Students,

This reporting assignment was undertaken to describe a range of exemplary, independently managed, multi-year community engaged programs for students. Given that each program that we focus on was developed independent of one another, with its own distinctive name, origin story and characteristics, we felt it important to document the breadth of innovative practices being used to develop engaged citizens and scholars. It is the rm belief of the authors that these types of programs can and should be considered deeply by other institutions of higher education wishing to create a distinctive and engaged educational experience that will help students stand…

Reflections on Orlando and Our Work

To the members of the Campus Compact network: The murderous attack on members of the LGBTQ community earlier this week in Orlando was so shocking and horrifying that it was difficult for many of us to know what to say or do. At Campus Compact, we have all experienced the sadness and anger shared by people across the country and beyond. We have also reflected on how this event relates to our mission. In the spirit of that reflection, I share these thoughts. Beyond the devastating reality of the murder of 49 of our fellow human beings, the Orlando massacre…

Campus Compact Action Statement to be Celebrated in Boston

Campus Compact will be celebrating the more than 350 signatories on our Action Statement during a Summit of Presidents and Chancellors on March 20, 2016 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. Over 350 Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors have already signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement, a document containing strong language about the public obligations of higher education that commits campuses to taking specific steps to deepen their engagement for the benefit of students, communities, and the broader public. The document concludes with a commitment by each signatory to create…

Creating a Great Campus Civic Action Plan

Campus Compact has made available guidance for campuses engaged in designing campus action plans. The plans emanate from commitments made in the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement. In signing the 30th Anniversary Action Statement, presidents and chancellors make a public commitment both to its principles and to developing a plan to put those principles into action. The framework available on the Campus Compact website provides a shared foundation for Compact members to approach Civic Action Plan (CAP) development while encouraging creativity, flexibility, and boldness. Our guide for “Creating a Great Civic Action Plan” is a useful starting point and…

Building Bridges Coalition Agrees to Lead International Track of Service Year Campaign

The Building Bridges Coalition – a consortium that played a vital role in beginning the International Service-Learning Summits and the community-building that lead to globalsl – recently accepted the challenge to lead the international track of the Service Year campaign. The Service Year campaign aims to make one year of national service a normal part of growing up in America, as normal as going to high school. It aims to have one million Americans complete a civilian service year by 2023. International service will be one of the supported options. (The Beta version of the movement’s website can be found at…

Webinar on Host Community Impacts & Insights, Feb 19, Noon EST

International Service Learning: Engaging Host Communities (Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education) “explores the impact of ISL programs on members of host communities (e.g. host families and local partner NGOs) who are increasingly influenced by the presence of international students in their lives. Drawing upon post-colonial, feminist and other critical and decolonizing theories, it examines the complicated power relations between North American ISL students and host communities in East and West Africa, the Caribbean and Central America.” Webinar participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with Dr. Marianne A. Larsen, volume editor, as well as several contributors, including: Jessica Arends, Faculty…

Updates and Opportunities! – Summer Global Learning Eval, ISL Summit Submission Deadline Extended, Community Impact & Partnership Ethics Webinars

Greetings globalsl Colleagues & Friends! Please join us in spreading the word and making the most of several exciting updates and opportunities. As part of globalsl’s ongoing commitment to mobilize research and best practices supporting partnerships for global learning and cooperative development: Institutions and organizations advancing intercultural, civic, and critically reflective learning during (Northern) summer programming (including summer programs that start with coursework during the spring term) are invited to participate in the 3rd Global Engagement Survey during Summer 2016. Join this multi-institutional effort and have the (confidential) opportunity to compare your institution to the overall, mixed methods dataset. This is…

Keys to Success During Engaged Global Learning: Advice for Students

Many thanks to perennial contributor and thoughtful student of engaged global learning, Dr. Richard Slimbach, who has again shared with globalsl some of his accumulated practitioner-scholar wisdom. Below are the keys to academic success that Slimbach shares with students before they embark on Azusa Pacific University’s Global Learning Term. APU is a faith-based institution, and the advice below reflects that. Finding quiet, stillness, mindfulness, and thankfulness, however, seem to translate as important practices across many ways of being. Global Learning Term: Some Keys to Academic Success Richard Slimbach Any number of factors enables some GLT students to stay focused, organized,…

(Beyond) the death of global service-learning and the white saviour undone

Judy Bruce, University of Canterbury, New Zealand   The critique of global service-learning is now well established in academic literature and here, on this blog site. Did you read for example, Rich Slimbach’s critique of the ‘White Saviour’? His reference to Teju Cole’s Twitter still leaves me feeling identity ‘cringe’: “The white saviour supports brutal policies in the morning, founds charities in the afternoon, and receives awards in the evening”. Most of us are unlikely to actually found charities, or receive awards, but we are arguably all complicit in supporting “brutal policies” while simultaneously engaging in charitable and justice work….

Explore 30th Anniversary Conference Program

The full conference program is now available! Learn more about the many exciting opportunities for learning and networking at Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Conference this March in Boston. For three days, administrators, faculty, and other higher education leaders will convene for a critical dialogue about past and present efforts to achieve our shared goals and how we can move higher education to more fully embrace its public purposes. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to join your colleagues across the country – Explore conference details and register today!

Review Essay — Alternative Breaks: From the Margins to the Mainstream

Cynthia Toms Westmont College Working Side by Side: Creating Alternative Breaks as Catalysts for Global Learning, Student Leadership, and Social Change Shoshanna Sumka, Melody C. Porter, and Jill Piacitelli Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2015 Check out the full review here. In case you missed it: Richard Kiely & Eric Hartman’s Introduction: Special Section on Global Service-Learning – Reflexivity in Research: Reflecting on the Borders and Boundaries of the GSL Field Emily Morrison’s How the I Shapes the Eye: The Imperative of Reflexivity in Global Service-Learning Qualitative Research Nora Reynolds’s review of Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning Many thanks to Michigan…

Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Newman Civic Fellows

The nomination period for Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows Award, which recognizes community-involved student leaders, is now open!Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are encouraged to nominate a student for this special recognition.The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education. You can learn more about the 2015 Newman Civic Fellows here.In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, we are seeking nominations of undergraduate or graduate students who are proven leaders with both the motivation and ability to make substantial contributions toward public…

Review Essay — A Push to Explore and Learn from Discomfort in ISL

Nora Pillard Reynolds Water for Waslala, Temple University Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning Patrick M. Green and Mathew Johnson, Editors Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2014 Check out the full review here. Later this week we’ll share: Cynthia Toms’s review of Working Side by Side: Creating Alternative Breaks as Catalysts for Global Learning, Student Leadership, and Social Change In case you missed it: Richard Kiely & Eric Hartman’s Introduction: Special Section on Global Service-Learning – Reflexivity in Research: Reflecting on the Borders and Boundaries of the GSL Field Emily Morrison’s How the I Shapes the Eye: The Imperative of Reflexivity in…

How the I Shapes the Eye: The Imperative of Reflexivity in Global Service-Learning Qualitative Research

Emily Morrison The George Washington University While literature on research methods abounds, little attention has been given to understanding how qualitative researchers and their approaches to research (i.e., the researcher’s stance) shape what we know about global service-learning (GSL) and how we come to know what we know about GSL. Researchers often uncritically adopt a particular research method without understanding its theoretical underpinnings and assumptions (Mauthner & Doucet, 2003). This is problematic when we consider how communities, learning, resources, and knowledge may be affected by the processes and outcomes of our inquiries, especially when working across cultures. This article explores…

Introduction: Special Section on Global Service-Learning – Reflexivity in Research: Reflecting on the Borders and Boundaries of the GSL Field

Many thanks to the Editor of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Jeffrey Howard, who has allowed globalsl to share articles from the Fall 2015 Special Section on Global Service-Learning. This week, we’ll release all of the articles, beginning with Richard Kiely and Eric Hartman’s Introduction, today. Click the link below for the full article, and please share your comments, questions, or ideas for future directions in the comment space that follows! Introduction: Special Section on Global Service-Learning – Reflexivity in Research: Reflecting on the Borders and Boundaries of the GSL Field As the week unfolds we’ll also share:…

Coca-Colonization and Christmas Cheer in Mexico

Editor’s Note: This guest post is a strong reminder of the economic, social, cultural, and even ontological complexity of cross-cultural cooperation, whether in the context of development, international volunteering, or global service-learning. The post was sparked by a Coca Cola advertisement in Mexico. The company has pulled the ad following considerable critique in Mexico and around the world. In addition to surfacing the complex questions at the heart of idealized cross-cultural cooperation, the ad also serves as a reminder that within-country, domestic cross-cultural efforts often have all of the features of international development or international service-learning partnerships.   Jordan Thomas,…

4th ISL Summit: Scholarships for Community Members, Students, Individuals from the Global South

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University is pleased to announce that it will offer 30 registration fee scholarships for attendance at the 4th International Service-Learning Summit. The scholarships are offered through the Staley School’s commitments to inclusive leadership and the ethos captured at its August 2015 Leading Change Institute: Ethical Global Partnerships, Learning, and Service. Scholarships are intended for community members, students, and individuals from the Global South who present with academics from the Global North. Preference for scholarships will be given to individuals who (a) are accepted to present conference sessions or case studies and…

Cultural Collaboration Trainings with Host Community Members: Lessons Learned in Colombia

Caitlin Ferrarini As the Field Director for WorldTeach in Colombia, I will spend about fifty days this year facilitating trainings for international volunteers who teach English and live with a host family in communities across the country. Like many thoughtful international volunteer organizations, our program includes an orientation, mid-service, and end-of-service conference for volunteers. These trainings include practical topics like safety and English teaching preparation, but also dedicate significant time to cultural preparation and self-reflection. We believe that this kind of programming helps volunteers to be more successful in co-teaching alongside a Colombian English teacher and living with a host…