Institute on Global Service Learning

Posted by on January 5, 2009

Registration for the Institute on Global Service Learning at Cornell University is now open.  The Institute is sponsored by the New York Campus Compact and the Cornell Public Service Center.

For full program detail and to register, please visit

Interest in global service-learning continues to grow. NYCC and Cornell University are offering the Second Annual “Institute on Global Service-Learning” this February 12-13. Before your end-of-semester work tempo and holiday commitments escalate, be sure to mark your calendars for this valuable conference.

Below is the Preliminary Agenda lists the topics and registration fees. A full list of speakers, panels, accommodations and registration information will be sent in early December. Space is limited to 80 participants; institutional teams are encouraged.

Preliminary Agenda
Second Annual Institute on Global Service-Learning
Thursday, February 12 – Friday, February 13, ILR Conference Center
Sponsored by Cornell Public Service Center and New York Campus Compact

The Institute on Global Service-Learning offers faculty, administrators and practitioners a unique opportunity to learn about global service-learning pedagogy, theory, program models, institutional support and scholarship. The Institute seeks to foster greater collaboration and dialogue among participants who are interested in advancing global service-learning theory and practice.

Registration is limited to 80 participants.   Institutional teams are encouraged.

This year, the Institute is organized into three topical modules:
*    Pedagogy, Program Models, Tools and Design
*    Institutional and International Community Development
*    Community-Based Research and Global Service Learning

Registration Fees
Early Bird Registration (by Jan 9)
NYCC Member    $125
Non-member    $150
Institutional Team (minimum of 3) $100 per person

Regular Registration
NYCC Member    $200
Non-member    $225
Institutional Team (minimum of 3) $175 per person

Thursday, February 12

9:00             Registration Opens
11:30 -1:15        Welcoming Speakers – Lunch
1:30 – 4:00        Topical Modules – Participants select one module for the first day in order to explore and dialogue in depth

1.    Pedagogy, Program Models, Tools and Design
This module will provide a basic understanding of the field of global service learning, the nuts and bolts components in designing and implementing a global service-learning program.
o    What is global service learning?  And why?
o    What are the components of global service learning?
o    How to design and implement the program on your campus

2.    Institutional and International Community Development
This module will provide a general overview of community development in the international context.  The leaders will provide models, strategies and best practices for creating international programs based on community partnerships.

3.    Scholarship of Engagement, Community-Based Research and Global Service Learning
This module will provide participants with an introduction to community-based research.  It will include  a session on teaching students how to be positive and effective community researchers using a case study.  The session concludes with strategies and specifics for faculty members on conducting research in the context of global service learning.

4:00 – 5:30         Panel I: Ethics in Global Service Learning

5:30             Adjourn – Dinner on your own

Day 2: February 13

8:00 – 9:30            Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00            Plenary Session: History of International Service-Learning

10:00 – 12:00             Concurrent Workshops
1. Integrating Human Rights Education into Service-Learning
2. Sustainability, Development and Service-Learning
3. Risk Management and Liability
4. Politics of Citizenship
5. Service-Learning and Global Social Movements
6. Institutionalization of GSL Programs

12:30 – 2:00    Lunch: Panel II :  The Transnational Community: Crossing Borders; Borders and Boundaries

2:00 – 3:00     Wrap-up Commentaries

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