Content with Topics : Engaged Curriculum

Community Partnership for Global Learning and Human Rights: May 14 – 16, University of Dayton

testThe University of Dayton invites you to attend the Inaugural Midwest Summer Institute – Community Partnership for Global Learning and Human Rights – from 1pm on May 14 to 1pm on May 16, 2019. The Institute will be held on UD’s campus at Emerson’s Helix Innovation Center. Collaborating with globalsl (globalsl.org), a multi-institutional hub supporting ethical global learning and community campus partnerships, the Institute will bring around 50 people together as members of a learning community dedicated to continuously improving community and student outcomes through community-campus partnerships for ethical global learning — domestically and internationally. For two and a half days, participants…

Ethical Global Engagement and Large Institutions

Attendance at AAC&U’s national conference pushed me to specify the processes we have in place at Haverford College to support ethical global engagement and how those processes are distributed not only within Center for Peace and Global Citizenship staffing, but also across engaged faculty scholarship. I spent the previous fifteen years working to coordinate and support ethical engagement from and in collaboration with large R1 campuses. So I recognize how some of the opportunities I’ve been sharing can seem particular to a small liberal arts setting. I’m thinking now about the highly individualized counseling process and faculty-mentored, community-driven, engaged scholarship….

Preparing Swarthmore College Students for Ethical Engagement

By Jennifer Magee and Katie L. Price* The Eugene M. Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility at Swarthmore College exists, in part, to facilitate Swarthmore College’s commitment to intellectual rigor, ethical engagement, and social responsibility. Watch to learn more about who we are and what we do. Our summer grant programs—made possible through the generosity of the Swarthmore Foundation and the Eugene M. Lang Foundation—are a key way in which we help students synthesize these three areas by connecting the campus, curriculum, and communities. While we believe deeply in the power of learning by doing, we also recognize that…

Ethical Global Engagement: What do we avoid, what do we do, and how do we evaluate it?

Thursday I had the opportunity to co-present a brief session, “Models and Methods of Ethical Engagement,” at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting. Many thanks to Jennifer Magee, Senior Associate Director, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Swarthmore College, for inviting me to co-present with her and her colleague, Katie Price, who is Assistant Director at the Lang Center. I ended up presenting primarily on one slice of our work at Haverford – how we prepare students for ethical engagement during summer internships. I share related resources – and some initial thinking about what we miss…

GSL 6: Scholarships for Community Organization Reps & Incentives for Community-Campus Team Participation

Community Partner Scholarships and Community-Campus Team Participation Incentives at the 6th GSL Summit, Clemson University, November 3 – 5, 2019  The Globalsl Network will again offer summit registration scholarships for community partner organizations. We are working with our host institution partners at Clemson University to determine the total number of available scholarships. Please Save the Date, and start assembling your team. In addition to this standing commitment to increase diversity of perspectives at the Summit, the network is also altering incentives for Sponsor Institutions to encourage partner participation. Historically, Globalsl Network Sponsors have received five free Summit registrations. For the…

East Coast Institute: Community-based Global Learning & Critical Global Citizenship

Community-based Global Learning Institute Haverford College August 7 – 9, 2018 Register Drawing on 10 years of collaboration between and among Amizade, Cornell University, and The Globalsl Network, The 10th Annual institute will proceed through thematic focus on the relationship of engaged learning to categories of citizenship and inclusion, through variously contested spaces, in our current political moment. The Institute is for faculty, administrators, practitioners, community partners, and researchers who are interested in community-engaged learning, working across cultures and with awareness of global context, at home and abroad. It is uniquely designed to be collaborative, open, and participatory. Photo Credit:…

Exercise and Civic Engagement: 2 Podcasts that Deepen Thinking on Our Commitments to One Another

Eric Hartman, Haverford College & globalsl  Like many folks in professional roles, I often sit at a desk – yet I want to stay in shape. In November I upped my jogging and walking efforts in a monthly Fitbit competition that I have so far lost throughout the year. Several of the outcomes were wonderful: it forced me to identify meetings and calls that can be taken while walking (not all, but many); it got me outside more often with family members; and even though I moved in silence for several of those early morning hours, it led me through extended…

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…