The 6th Annual Global Service-Learning Institute


Wednesday May 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT
Friday May 31, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Robert Purcell Conference Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850


Wednesday, May 29

2:00 pm:          Registration

3:00 pm:          Welcome and Institute Overview: Laurie Worrall, Executive Director, NY Campus Compact

3:30 pm:          Facilitated Discussion: Balancing Student & Community Interests and Outcomes -What is our Service?

5:00 pm:          The Promise of Fair Trade Learning & The Promise of Global Service-Learning

6:00 pm:          Break for evening

Thursday, May 30

9:00 am:          Best practices in Community Partnership & Transparency

9:45 - 11:00     Applying Fair Trade Principles to Existing and Developing Partnerships  

11:15               Do we educate for global citizenship?

12:30 - 2:00     Lunch

2:00                 Teaching and Transformation, Reflection and Conscientization

3:00 - 5:00       Applying Learning by Design Principles to Develop Critically Reflective Programs and Course Syllabi

5:00                 Facilitated Discussion: Building a Movement: Transforming Institutions? Insisting on Standards?

Optional:         Ongoing evening discussion

Friday, May 31

9:00                 Power, Privilege, Positionality - Employing Reflection to Deepen Intercultural Understanding and Self-Knowledge

10:00               Presentation of Best Practice Principles Derived from IARSLCE and Forum on Education Abroad, Feedback from Participants

11:15               Break

11:30               Goals and Commitments: Identifying What Each of Us Can and Will Do within the Global Service-Learning Movement

12:30               Conference Close

Optional:         Ongoing afternoon discussion


New York Campus Compact 

Student Learning, Community Development:
Advancing Equity and Opportunity through Fair Trade Learning

Cornell University, New York Campus Compact, Amizade Global Service-Learning

The 6th annual Global Service-Learning Institute will build upon established institute strengths in global service-learning pedagogy and program development, while also integrating more explicit attention to best practices in community-based planning, community development, and movement-building within global service-learning. Previous institutes have highlighted encouragement of institutional teams and the opportunity to workshop global service-learning programs during the institute, along with deep collaboration, communication with, and learning from like-minded peers. This year’s institute will provide participants with the opportunity to further develop their global service-learning programs – whether they are novice or advanced – and it will also employ structured consideration of the concept of Fair Trade Learning and its associated commitments to community partners and program transparency.


Convener Bios:

Richard Kiely serves as the Director of Engaged Learning + Research at Cornell University. In 2002, he received his PhD from Cornell, and in 2005 was recognized nationally as a John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning for his longitudinal research that led to the development of a transformative service-learning model. From 2002-2006, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Policy and Administration at the University of Georgia where he taught courses in community development, qualitative research, (global) service-learning, program planning, and learning theory. His research focuses primarily on institutional models that foster sustainable campus-community partnerships, as well as the learning processes and outcomes that occur in service-learning courses and community-based research programs.
Returning to Cornell in 2006, Richard co-taught a graduate/undergraduate service-learning course in City & Regional Planning as part of the New Orleans Planning Initiative (NOPI). The participants in this course developed with their community partners a comprehensive recovery plan for the Ninth Ward in New Orleans. Richard also served as the Faculty Director of the Cornell Urban Scholars Program (CUSP) and the Cornell Urban Mentor Initiative (CUMI), two university-wide, interdisciplinary service-learning programs.
In his current role as Director of Engaged Learning + Research, he provides support, guidance, resources, coursework and professional development opportunities for faculty, students and community members who are interested in community engaged learning and research. He is interested in learning about the different ways people work together to have a positive impact on the world and the potential role of higher education in facilitating that process. He continues to be an active scholar in the area of service-learning and engagement in higher education and regularly conducts seminars and workshops for students and faculty on course design, experiential learning, service-learning, community-based participatory action research, assessment and program evaluation.

Eric Hartman is Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies at Providence College. As a writer, educator, and nonprofit executive director, he has worked for many years to advance efforts that are “rooted in the reality we have, but visionary in terms of imagining then creating a better tomorrow that more robustly recognizes all people equally.” His publications on global service-learning, global citizenship, and fair trade learning have spanned edited volumes, peer-reviewed journals in service-learning and international development, and popular and trade magazines such as International Educator. He is currently completing Building a Better World: The Pedagogy and Practice of Global Service-Learning (Stylus, 2013) with Kiely, Friedrichs, and Boettcher, through which he serves as Editor of The Building a Better World Forum for Global Service-Learning. As Executive Director of Amizade Global Service-Learning (2007-10), he advanced university-community engagement in more than a dozen communities around the world, supporting women’s rights in Tanzania, literacy development in Pennsylvania, tutoring and cultural sharing in The Navajo Nation, and increasing educational opportunities in Bolivia. As a professor, he has developed and led scores of academic service-learning courses in the US and abroad, in departments of Political Science, International Studies, Public Administration, History, Education, and Global Studies. He was selected as the recipient of: the Cabot Dissertation Award for Commitment to a Just Society, The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs 4 Under 40 Impact Prize, and as a representative of the United States in the State Department-Funded Water Here & There International Fellows Exchange Program with China.

Brandon Blache-Cohen is Executive Director of Amizade Global Service-Learning.  Named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 under 40 in 2012, Blache-Cohen has almost ten years of experience in the nonprofit, service-learning, and international education sectors. He first began experimenting with social entrepreneurship and service-learning while an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh. After sailing on Semester at Sea, he combined his passions of travel and social justice by helping to create a student-initiated NGO, FORGE. As Associate Director of FORGE he worked in three refugee camps in Zambia and Botswana on a slew of small-scale development projects. Since then, Blache-Cohen has worked in development for the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, DC, as a researcher and program assistant for aids2031 in Worcester, MA, and as a consultant for several other small nonprofits and foundations. In 2007, Blache-Cohen was named as a Social Change Fellow at Clark University, where he earned an MA in International Development and Social Change, focusing on nonprofit/NGO management. In addition to his work with Amizade, Blache-Cohen was a US delegate to the One Young World Summit in Zurich, Switzerland in 2011, is Adjunct Faculty at West Virginia University (Political Science), and since 2009 has sat on a planning committee for the Pittsburgh Holocaust Center. To date, Cohen has worked, studied, or traveled in 65 countries on five continents, and has work authorization in the US and EU.

          - NYCC Member  $175.00
          - Nonmember  $225.00


    -on campus housing available:  $69.00 single room, $49.00 per person for double room.  Book these rooms here:

   - We have a block of rooms at: Best Western University Inn  for $119.00/night.  If interested, please call and make your reservations referring to group "Cornell Campus Compact"
      1020 Ellis Hollow Road
      Ithaca, New York 14850
    -Courtyard Marriot
    29 Thornwood Drive
    Ithaca, NY 14850

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