Content with Topics : Global Service Learning

Flights of Peril and Privilege (Part 3 of 3)

By Richard Slimbach Be sure to read earlier entries in this series: Part 1 and Part 2. Carbon Brief Clear on Climate. 2015. Smoke and Steam from the Chimney of a Power Plant. Image. Retrieved from https://www.carbonbrief.org/global-emissions-trading-scheme-should-be-based-on-un-carbon-budget. Mitigate the damage International travelers most sensitive to the threat from aviation to the long-term prospects of the biosphere and the bottom two billion have begun, albeit in very small numbers, to “offset” their emissions. Starting in 2027, 65 nations have agreed for all their international flights to offset emissions beyond 2020 levels—either directly or by purchasing credits. Carbon offset schemes aim at…

Flights of Peril and Privilege (Part 2 of 3)

By Richard Slimbach ZME Science. 2017. Climate Change Has Been Associated with Droughts and Water Scarcity. Image. Retrieved from https://www.zmescience.com/science/hearing-climate-change-30032017/. First, read Part 1 here.  Quantify impacts There are 7.5 billion people on our planet. I, along with most of us reading this, belong to the top billion. Economic and cultural power carries with it the responsibility to use it well. A seemingly trivial but necessary first step is to calculate the greenhouse gases that we’re actually responsible for. All of our personal consumption—for housing, food, transportation, clothes, electronics, and so on—carries a carbon “load” and leaves a carbon “footprint.”…

Flights of Peril and Privilege (Part 1 of 3)

By Richard Slimbach Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. 2019. Airplane With Contrails. Image. Retrieved from https://www.c2es.org/content/reducing-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-aircraft/. For over 100 years, global educators have sought through a stunning array of overseas study and service programs to move young adults outside the campus bubble and insert them into the social worlds of others, often in faraway places. There they would delight in the discovery of alternative ways of life and experience a gradual liberation from cultural myopia. Returning home with expanded intellectual and cultural horizons, they could hope to draw upon insights from elsewhere to help create a better world. Paradoxically,…

The Praxis of Engineering: Theory and Value Driven Practice – GSL 6 Plenary

Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (ESJP), a network of academics, practitioners, and students in a range of disciplines related to engineering, social justice, and peace, seeks to better understand the relationships between engineering practices and the contexts that shape those practices, with the purpose of promoting local-level community empowerment through engineering problem solving, broadly conceived. When Professor Caroline Baillie, a materials engineer, co-founded the ESJP network in 2004, many people made comments such as, “I didn’t know I could be me and an engineer” or “what a relief to be able to bring the two sides of myself together.” In…

Arts, Inclusion, Enrichment: Working with Refugee Youth in Baltimore

“This course was much more than a class; it was an enlightening and transformative experience I will forever value as a part of my journey as an artist and an educator…it is a holistic, life-altering experience that changes the way you see yourself, members of the community and each person’s ability to impact the world. I presumed that I understood the work we were undertaking, I was still met with unexpected, joy-filled surprises along the way.” – MAIAI Graduate and High School Dance Teacher “All we do with the other art programs is show the world how smart we are…

GSL 6 – Call for Posters at One World: Inclusion and Transformation in Global Service-Learning

The 6th Global Service-Learning Summit theme is: One World: Inclusion and Transformation in Global Service Learning. After reading the Call for Posters below, submit your proposal here. The deadline for poster proposals is 11:59 pm EDT, June 30, 2019. Consistent with GSL Summit precedents, the upcoming Summit at Clemson University seeks proposals that prioritize community partner perspectives, community partnership/impact research,  and case studies that involve community voice in the writing process (both co-written or co-edited by community partners) related to effective, inclusive partnerships that advance shared approaches to global learning, inclusion, and transformation. Poster presenters are encouraged to concisely explore…

One World: Inclusion and Transformation in Global Service-Learning

The 6th GSL Summit, Clemson University, November 3 – 5, 2019 Sunday Afternoon, November 3rd 1 – 4 pm, Pre-Summit Workshops at The Watt Family Innovation Center Community-based Global Learning 101: Pedagogy and Partnerships Balu Balasubramaniam (Founder SVYM & GRAAM, Mysuru, India), Jessica Friedrichs (Associate Professor, Carlow University), Richard Kiely (Senior Fellow, Cornell University). View a full description and register now. Nursing Faculty – Hosted by the Clemson University School of Nursing Dr. Lynda Wilson, Professor Emerita (The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing). Registration closed. 4 – 6 pm, Summit Registration at the Madren Conference Center Sunday, 5pm,…

2018 Global Engagement Survey

By Nora Pillard Reynolds 2018 Global Engagement Survey – Full report The Global Engagement Survey (GES) is a multi-institutional assessment tool that employs quantitative and qualitative methods to better understand relationships among program variables and student learning, in respect to global learning goals identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U, 2014), with adaptations particularly relevant to community-engaged global learning. The GES therefore considers global learning in respect to the three components of global citizenship, cultural humility, and critical reflection. Drawing on existing research in education abroad, civic engagement, and related fields, conceptualizations relevant to global learning are…

The radical act of thinking globally — at home

How could thinking globally improve our abilities to understand our region and ourselves? And how might local-global thinking help us make progress together? I’m teaching a class at Haverford College that dives into these critical global citizenship questions. The global lens we’re employing is the new construct of planetary health. Planetary health considers how we could measure and improve upon human and ecological flourishing, all around the world. But instead of looking far away, the course focuses on the 30-mile radius around the college, where life expectancy gaps by neighborhood are larger than they are between Botswana (65.7 years) and Japan (83.7). In…

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…

GSL6: Accommodations and Travel

HISTORY Clemson University was established in 1889. Thomas Green Clemson left the Fort Hill plantation and a large part of his personal estate to establish what would become Clemson University. Originally an all-male military school, Clemson Agricultural College opened in July 1893 with 446 students. Clemson became a coeducational institution in 1955 when the college moved to “civilian” status for students. Expanded academic offerings and research pursuits led the way for the college to be renamed Clemson University in 1964. Clemson has over 22,600 students in attendance both in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Current President as of December 31,…

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…

Vulnerability, Humility and Learning in GSL

“For all of this ambiguity, however, many of us are still drawn to support our students as they risk learning something unexpected and without the cold and clinical calculation of the those who seek their fortunes in elite social capital formation.” The following blog entry comes from the author’s contribution to a chapter published as: Calvert, V., Peacock, D., Underwood, M., Gleeson, J., Kennedy, A.P., Tavcer, S. (2018). Global service-learning: Enhancing Humility.  In Lund, D. (Ed.), International handbook of service learning for social justice (pp. 353-374). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. By Dr. David Peacock, Executive Director Community-Service Learning,…

GSL 6 – One World: Inclusion and Transformation in Global Service Learning

One World: Inclusion and Transformation in Global Service Learning The 6th Global Service-Learning Summit Clemson University, Clemson, SC Madren Conference Center and James F. Martin Inn Nov 3 – 5, 2019 Registration: $350 by July 15, 2019. $425 after July 15, 2019. Scholarships available. Full Program Online registration Accepted Posters and Instructions for Presenters Keynotes and Plenaries Accommodations and Travel Inclusion and Equity Scholarship Opportunities and Registration Discounts  Announcement of Themes: A complete RFP and submission portal for the 6th GSL Summit is available here. Teams and individuals proposing posters and/or discursive presentations at the Summit are encouraged to focus on…

Intersectionality, Power, and Lessons Learned: Avoiding Paternalistic Partnerships

In last week’s post, I revealed how, the summer of 2016 after my freshman year, I embarked on an internship in Nicaragua that worked with youth in a residential center. This internship was funded by my college’s Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, which – under new leadership, a review of ethics, and a re-calibrated mission statement – has since discontinued its partnership with the youth residential center. The experience itself taught me a lot of things, particularly about the way I and others view myself in different contexts, about biases that we all hold and must challenge (as well…

No Travel: Continuing Learning and Partnership in Nicaragua

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a globalsl series exploring partnership through crisis and travel cancellations: What is our responsibility as partners even if our students can’t travel?  By Ashley Rerrie, Erin Kelly, Eunice Doroni, Katie MacDonald, and Stephanie Hepas This Spring (2018), Community Service-Learning at the University of Alberta was set to offer a new course – Global Service Learning and Solidarity in Nicaragua. The course was designed by Katie MacDonald, whose doctoral research looked at volunteer abroad programs in Nicaragua, in conversation with Community Service-Learning staff, including Erin Kelly, a former Global Education Coordinator with Casa Canadiense…

Language Education and Community-based Global Learning

Stacey M. Johnson  A few weeks ago, I got to sit down with Eric Hartman and Richard Kiely to record an interview about their new book on community-based global learning for my podcast, We Teach Languages. As a language teacher, I was particularly interested in how Eric and Richard might connect the larger framework of community-based learning with the specific goals of language teaching.  Service learning and community engagement are big topics in language education, as one might imagine. In this blog post, I will explore some of the points of connection I drew between what I learned from Richard…