Content with Topics : Global Service Learning

Bridging DEI and Global Learning Spaces: Developing an Action Plan

Workshop: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 9 – 10:30 am ET (Collaborative members can register here by April 30th) Members of the Collaborative are invited to join a 1.5 hour workshop at the intersection of diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and global learning. This workshop will provide a framework to start to bridge the gaps between intercultural and global learning and DEI – work that has traditionally been siloed. Participants will be asked to come with a case study on how to embark on this work within their own institutional or organization context. During our time together facilitators and participants will grapple with…

Nurturing and norming inclusive assessment practices: A democratically-engaged approach

Presenters: Joe Bandy, Vanderbilt University; Patti Clayton, PHC Ventures and NCCCC; Sarah Stanlick, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (representing Imagining America’s Assessing Practices of Public Scholarship (APPS) team) Monday, April 12, 2021, 2 – 3:15 pm ET. Collaborative members can register here by April 9th. Overview: What does assessment mean to you?  How does it appear in your work currently?  How might we imagine and create assessment that can challenge systems of injustice, reclaim power, and transform our communities, especially in this time ripe for creative disruption?  In this session, we hope to explore these questions together while also lifting up stories…

Creating a fourth space for social impact collaborations across boundaries

By Faith Valencia-Forrester – Director Service Learning Unit; Samia Ahmad – Sprint Team. coordinator; Louise Ascough – Partnership Officer; Sabrina Forlin – Partnership Officer; Lara Davenport – Partnership Officer all of Griffith University, Queensland, Australia Join us on March 30, 2021, 4-5:15 pm ET to discuss how the next generation of leaders can create a measurable impact in the world through a global social impact collaboration. Members of the Collaborative can register here (by Friday, March 26th). T2 2020 Social Impact Project: Mental Health and Wellbeing Our Social Impact Projects are designed around creating a fourth space where students, academics…

Ethics, Equity, and Online Global Learning: Fair Trade Learning, Virtually

Monday, March 22, 1 – 2:30 EST, Register here.  When global education became virtual global education, program decisions impacted communities around the world. Particularly among organizations that have built their program models from community-driven and community-based principles, the move to virtual presented significant questions regarding whether to move forward, and how. Presenters from Amizade, Child Family Health International, and Omprakash will share how they have grappled through these decisions, what they have learned, and how their virtual models align with the ethical practices of Fair Trade Learning. Hear from: Brandon Blache-Cohen, Executive Director, Amizade Jessica Evert, MD, Executive Director, Child…

Fair Trade Learning for Intentional Gap Year Education

Elizabeth Bezark, Gap Year Association Event: Wednesday March 10th 2:00 – 3:00pm EST: Applying Fair Trade Learning to Gap Year Education – A Gap Year Association Deeper Dialogue w/ the Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative.  If you missed the event, you can check out the full recording here! Event description: Many gap year experiences include some form of community-based learning, or service learning. Whether you work with a community-based organization or institution, or whether you work with gap year students as a program provider or counselor, Fair Trade Learning principles offer an intentional roadmap toward deeper ethics in community partnerships. Learn…

Learning Opportunities

  Date Time (EST) Event Audience Registration January 1/8/21 3-3:30 pm Collaborative Coffee Break Steering committee 1/25/21 12-1 pm Global Engagement Survey (GES) 2020 – What are we learning? Members – GES partners Invite only February 2/1/21 10-10:30 am Collaborative Coffee Break: Collaborative Commitments Open Registration 2/4/21 2:45-4:15 pm Toolkit Presentation at Forum Institute on Online Global Learning: Lessons Learned and Level Up! (hosted by the Forum on Education Abroad) Members & Forum Registrants Register for this session here 2/12/21 1:00-2:15 pm Connect with the Scholar- Practitioner – “For Us and the World We Inhabit: A Civics of Interdependence” (Dr….

Volunteering that Hurts, Global Change Campaigns, Universities and Nonprofits

Eric Hartman  On Friday, September 25th, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT, we’re hosting a free webinar, What NOT to Restart, and Opportunities Moving Forward – Global Engagement Post-COVID – and on Friday, October 16th, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT, we’re hosting Global-Local Curricular Connections and Experiential Education (also free). These seemingly distinct events are deeply interrelated – and they also relate to new opportunities for committing to ethical global engagement. I’m going to provide a bit of context before sharing those new opportunities below.  Introduction: A Crisis in International Service and Volunteering  In 2015, I was…

Global Engagement Survey: 2020 pre-COVID & moving into the 2020-2021 year

*Click here for GES background information, publications, and participation options* By Nora Pillard Reynolds When COVID-19 emerged, we were all forced to pivot and adapt in unforeseen ways. Our 2020 GES data collection was already underway and was set to run through September 15, 2020. Despite significant changes to programming (well, and everything else), a number of programs had already completed both the pre- and post-surveys related to their program experiences. In May 2020, we: (1) pulled the existing GES data into a GES 2020 pre-COVID data set, and (2) quickly pivoted the GES survey to incorporate factors in the…

Getting Ready for Fall: Webinar on Online Global Solidarity, Local Actions Toolkit

During the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has (re-)clarified ecological interdependence through a global health crisis, while the murders of unarmed Black people have placed a global focus on how historical and contemporary structural violences manifest in specific communities. This moment clarifies that civic thinking must be done through a lens of interdependence – across borders and time.  A civics of interdependence grounds itself in considerable portions of the Western Civic Imagination, as exemplified by Kwame Anthony Appiah’s treatment of cosmopolitanism. Yet – with and beyond Appiah – it also reaches beyond the limitations created by positioning rights and…

Toolkit: Interdependence

Hello, and welcome to Interdependence: Global Solidarity and Local Actions. We’re glad you’re here. We created this online inquiry and action toolkit, because we – the people of this beautiful and complex world – often do not understand and embrace our interdependence well enough. http://globalsolidaritylocalaction.sites.haverford.edu/ The Community Based Global Learning Collaborative, a diffuse network with a home in the Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Visit our about page for a list of collaborators and co-contributors Table of Contents  Welcome: Introduction and Overview Interdependence & Civic Action How are we interdependent, and how might we grapple with that? What does global citizenship have to do…

Toolkit: Interdependence

Hello, and welcome to Interdependence: Global Solidarity and Local Actions. We’re glad you’re here. We created this online inquiry and action toolkit, because we – the people of this beautiful and complex world – often do not understand and embrace our interdependence well enough. http://globalsolidaritylocalaction.sites.haverford.edu/ In Solidarity, The Community Based Global Learning Collaborative, a diffuse network with a home in the Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Visit our about page for a list of collaborators and co-contributors Table of Contents  Welcome: Introduction and Overview Interdependence & Civic Action How are we interdependent, and how might we grapple with that? What does global citizenship…

2019 Global Engagement Survey (GES)

By Nora Pillard Reynolds 2019 Global Engagement Survey – Full Report Appendix  Executive Summary 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, specifically in respect to global learning goals identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U, 2014). The GES is composed of eight scales to assess cultural humility, civic engagement, and critical reflection. Global learning is conceptually large. Indeed, its three constituent parts also represent broad and sometimes nebulous ideas that often feel difficult to measure. Drawing on existing…

Indigenous Voices in Pedagogical Materials: Zapotec Number Systems and Indigenous Epistemologies, Post 2

February 25, 2020 Xóchitl M. Flores-Marcial xochitl.floresmarcial@csun.edu @xochizin  This is the second in a series of monthly blog posts by participants in the 2019 ACLS Digital Extension Grant project “Ticha: advancing community-engaged digital scholarship” (PI Lillehaugen) published on GlobalSL and Ticha. Ticha facilitates content which has been contextualized with the input of diverse perspectives including those of the members of the Ticha team, additional Zapotec community members, and students. Together, with funding from ACLS, the Ticha project is creating teaching materials , such as the unit on the Zapotec number system which two members of the team introduced in college…

Learning at Western University

On November 14-15, 2019, Western University (London, Ontario) hosted representatives from the Globalsl Network and Amizade to facilitate workshops on Fair Trade Learning. Professor Sandra Smeltzer, Faculty of Information and Media Studies & Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, drew support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant and collaborated with Careers & Experience and their Experiential Learning team to bring the workshops to fruition.  The two workshops drew over 85 participants representing Western University faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and community organization partners.  The workshop on day one,  Introducing Fair…

What we Discussed: Discerning our Mission and Critical, Anti-Colonial(?) Commitments

Following significant discernment and eight years of accomplishments, The Globalsl Network settled on an updated mission statement, “to advance ethical, critical, and aspirationally decolonial community-based learning and research for more just, inclusive, and sustainable communities.” Recently, colleagues from around the world gathered to discuss  how that can become tractable. The discussion, conducted in the open, discursive spirit characteristic of the Globalsl Network, is below.  It begins with an overview, before plunging into sustained discussion of the mission and consideration of the utility of a Fair Trade Learning Self Assessment as part of moving that mission forward.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSltfl5068k&t=10s

Long awaited beginnings; Ticha: advancing community-engaged digital scholarship, Post 1

Brook Danielle Lillehaugen blilleha@haverford.edu @blillehaugen This is the first in a series of monthly blog posts by participants in the 2019 ACLS Digital Extension Grant project “Ticha: advancing community-engaged digital scholarship” (PI Lillehaugen). Our ACLS grant officially started Dec 31, 2019 and this first month has been full of conversations, writing, outreach, and activity. In reflecting on the energy behind this month, the timeline of this kind of work seems relevant. While we have “just begun”, this is work that has been in motion for several years, as the capacity to undertake this current project developed. This first month’s endeavors…

What does it mean to be committed to “ethical, critical, aspirationally de-colonial community-based learning and research?”

Following significant discernment and eight years of accomplishments, The Globalsl Network settled on an updated mission statement, “to advance ethical, critical, and aspirationally decolonial community-based learning and research for more just, inclusive, and sustainable communities.” How does that become tractable?  In the months since Globalsl Network members gathered at Clemson University for the 6th GSL Summit, steering committee members have developed a commitment statement for institutions and organizations (re-)committing to globalsl membership. Review the commitment statement below and linked here with opportunity for comment via Google Doc. On Thursday, February 6, from 2:30 – 4:00 pm EST, members of the…

3 MLK Day Pushes: Not Service, but Transformation; Fighting Global Oppression; Deepening Interconnection

On MLK Day, remember (and read more at the links): MLK worked for transformation, not for service. “On MLK Day, Americans will be encouraged to volunteer in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inevitably, one sentence from King’s final sermon, “The Drum Major Instinct,” will be shared: “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Many volunteers will complete the day believing the quote refers to annual volunteering. But the sermon was about a much larger challenge: finding one’s role within organizations and movements dedicated to the long struggle for justice.” – More. MLK’s travels helped him understand and form alliances to…

Local Challenges always Involve Global Processes: A Brief Guide to Fostering Global Citizenship During Courses, Travel Programs, or Alternative Breaks

Global citizenship sometimes comes off as a heady, unrealistic aspiration. But there are global citizenship efforts underway all around the world, coming from diverse communities and traditions. And updating our civic lenses to actually embrace our human and ecological interdependencies will only help us address our shared challenges close to home and farther afield. So what is global citizenship, and how does it apply to alternative spring breaks and domestic community engagement?  Global citizenship is a commitment to fundamental human dignity, couched in a critically reflective understanding of historic and contemporary systems of oppression, along with acknowledgment of positionality within…

GSL 6: Sessions & posters

See the Summit overview and Full Program. Pre-summit workshop: 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) CS2 | Challenges of Community Partners in Hosting Service- Learning Practice: a Local Perspective Vinay Kariappa, Center for Centre for Social Action, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, India CS4 | The Global Engagement Survey: Assessing Cultural Humility, Global Citizenship, and Critical Reflection Nora Pillard Reynolds, Globalsl Network & Haverford College/ Benjamin J. Lough, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/ Cynthia Toms, Westmont College/ Jessica…