Faculty Resources, Collaboration, and Support for Community-Engaged Initiatives
Updates for faculty on student experiences with the CPGC and opportunities for increased collaboration.
As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary Year, the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship notes that we have funded nearly 1,000 Haverford student internships in 87 countries around the world. Among those, the highest participation rates come from students majoring in Political Science, Anthropology, and English, but the full cohort represents 41 majors across the Bi-Co.
We have also carefully reviewed participation data and see that students participating in our programming are more likely to be receiving financial aid and less likely to be white than is true of the campus population as a whole. Accessibility and inclusion are high priorities of ours, and we ask faculty to please continue communicating that CPGC summer internship funding is intended to ensure peace and social justice internship experiences are accessible for every student.
Summer Internship Funding can Support Community-Led Research and Scholarship
Every summer, some of our best partnerships have grown with faculty facilitating community-led engaged scholarship. We’ve noted strong partnerships often feature this formula:
The public scholarship of Brook Lillehaugen with the Ticha Project (Linguistics), Alice Lesnick and Chanelle Wilson through Laɣim Tehi Tuma (Education), and Alex Galarza (now University of Delaware) and Brie Gettleson (Libraries), supporting archival work with the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo exhibit how scholarly training can be brought to community-identified concerns, advancing our students’ academic and personal development while producing new knowledge that addresses issues of justice. Each year, the CPGC provides full financial support for summer interns working with these projects and numerous other initiatives.
For the summer 2021 internship program, we will be looking for additional partnerships of this kind, where community organizations and community members seek engaged scholars using participatory methodologies to address shared concerns. Faculty who think this might apply to their work, and who would be interested in student summer interns (anticipating remote work on a community-led project), are invited to contact Stephanie Keene, Program Manager for Ethical Global Learning.
Community Leader Social Justice Stipends Support One-Time Class Visits
In an effort to ease application processes and recognize important off-campus collaborators, the CPGC has worked with its steering committees over the last few years to develop a basic flat rate for payment to community-based leaders and social justice educators who visit classes to speak on topics that advance peace, social justice, or global citizenship. This rate is $150 for one-time visits, in person or via Zoom. Numerous partnerships include much higher ongoing reimbursements or other forms of additional funding and recognition, but this base rate has been set in order to provide a mechanism to ease inclusion of off-campus expertise from social justice leaders who may or may not qualify for Distinguished Visitors funding.
Faculty who have interest in a guest speaker remuneration like this during the spring term, are again invited to contact Stephanie so she can learn more about the course and begin the process for a stipend payment. The CPGC is happy to pay for up to three visits of this kind in any given course without significant application requirements. Please note that the CPGC prefers funding visits from existing College partners or those that may lead to ongoing relationships, community-engaged teaching, participatory research, or summer internships.
Designing, Developing, Supporting, and Delivering Community-engaged Courses
Beyond single class visits, the CPGC also supports courses that develop from and in collaboration with regional justice advocates and educators. This support takes the form of co-visioning and co-creation, connecting with regional organizations, logistical support on issues from travel to guest reimbursement and more, and financial support. Application deadlines for funding are listed here. More importantly, faculty who are interested in developing a community-engaged course and are looking for allies, collaborators, and support, can contact Stephanie to learn more about how she can support courses and connect faculty with relevant regional partners.
Community Engaged Course and Research Opportunities in Philadelphia: Haverford House Partners
The Haverford House Fellowship provides recent graduates with one-year Fellowships, living in community and working with organizations advancing justice in the City of Philadelphia four days per week. On the fifth day, Fellows support a project intended to connect the College with justice work throughout the region. In 2011-12, for instance, Emily Bock ’11, utilized project time to advance CPGC’s ongoing decarceral and restorative justice work. More recently, Chloe Wang ’17 and Charlie Hale ’17 collaborated with Josh Moses and other faculty members to support the design of emerging experiential curricula in Environmental Studies.
Faculty who are considering advancing community-engaged work or developing participatory research projects as part of their teaching or research agendas in upcoming academic years are invited to consider connecting with the CPGC to learn more about opportunities to collaborate with these and other partners:
- African Family Health Organization
- Education Law Center
- Philadelphia Legal Assistance
- Puentes de Salud
Reconnecting, Celebrating, and Visioning Together
Additionally, the CPGC hopes you’ll be able to join us in celebrating our 20th Anniversary Year. We thank the more than 200 faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends who have already attended events celebrating the Haverford House, Lagim Tehi Tuma, and Re-imagining Global Engagement Post-Covid. Upcoming events will be posted here as they are announced.
Finally, faculty can always be in touch with Stephanie if they are interested in connecting with or learning more about the scores of local, regional, and international partners the College works with and how their missions might intersect with individual faculty teaching or scholarship.