Content with Topics : Global Service Learning

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…

Program Overview: The 6th GSL Summit, Clemson University, Nov 3 – 5, 2019

One World: Inclusion and Transformation in Global Service-Learning The 6th GSL Summit Clemson University, November 3 – 5, 2019 Program Overview Sunday Afternoon, November, 3 Pre-Summit Opportunities (Register Here) 1:00 – 4:00 PM Community-based Global Learning 101: Pedagogy and Partnerships – Jessica Friedrichs (Carlow University), Eric Hartman (Haverford College), Richard Kiely (Cornell University), Nora Pillard Reynolds (The Globalsl Network) 1:00 – 4:00 PM Nursing Faculty – Hosted by the Clemson University School of Nursing, Dr. Lynda Wilson (University of Alabama – Birmingham Sparkman Center for Global Health) Summit Begins, 5:00 PM, Sunday, November 3 (Register Here)   5:00 – 6:00 PM,…

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. Schedule Overview Online registration Call for Posters (Deadline: June 30, 2019) 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…

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…

Community-based Global Learning – New Book from Hartman, Kiely, Boettcher, Friedrichs

The globasl network emerged to advance just, inclusive, and sustainable social change through community-campus partnerships. Many of the same people present at the co-founding of globalsl also fueled the development of Community-based global learning: The theory and practice of ethical engagement at home and abroad, just released by Stylus Press. You can find the introduction available as a free PDF on the publisher’s page. As lead author, I had the privilege and opportunity to write the acknowledgments, which I’m including below as well. I could not possibly give enough thanks to the individuals and communities that have inspired the formation…

This is not a moment to retreat: We must strengthen our commitment to Nicaragua

By Andy Gorvetzian I have been working at the Central American University (UCA) as Assistant to the President Father José (Chepe) Idiáquez, SJ, since November 2016. In this capacity, I have helped coordinate exchange and research projects between my alma mater Seattle University and the UCA as part of Seattle University’s Central America Initiative while also conducting research on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. The situation in Nicaragua feels like an attack on a second home. These months have been challenging since my body is here in the USA, but my heart is in Nicaragua. I left Nicaragua on April…

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:…

Global Citizenship in Place, For our Time: Community-based Global Learning Institute

Global Citizenship in Place, For our Time: Community-based Global Learning Institute University of San Diego June 13-15, 2018

GSL5: Case studies

Monday, April 16th 2:45 – 4:00 pm CS 25 | Stories of Solidarity: Interfaith Engagement with Detained Immigrants Christopher Tirres​, DePaul University and Ellen Underwood McKenna Hall- Room 210-214 CS27 | Where Faith Meets Justice: A Paradigm Shift in Community Engagement at Stonehill College MaryAnne Cappelleri, Stonehill College; Erica Stewart, Stonehill College McKenna Hall, Room 202 Monday, April 16th 4:15 – 5:30 pm CS 28 | Case Study | Goshen College’s Study-Service Term: 50 Years of Developing Vocations and Seeking Justice Keith Graber Miller​; Jan Bender Shetler​; Ryan ​Sensenig​ – all of Goshen College Morris Inn- Joyce Dining Room CS29…