The sixth event in our Quaker Leadings in Higher Education series will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT. The theme will be:
Mind, Spirit and the Pedagogy of Political Advocacy: Thomas Kelly encounters the FCNL
Scholars and grassroots advocates examine faith and prophetic policy change.
This workshop will explore the perspectives of both scholars and grassroots advocates to examine how leading with one’s faith is a powerful approach to advocate for prophetic policy change.
Ron Rembert, retired Professor of Religion and Philosophy from Wilmington College, will speak on his article “Thomas Kelly on “The Eternal Now and Social Concern.”
He will be in dialog with two staff members from the Friends Committee on National Legislation: Larissa Gil-Sanhueza, Young Adult Advocacy Coordinator, and Sarah Freeman-Woolpert, Advocacy Teams Trainer. Larissa oversees the training and organizing of young adults from around the country who are mobilizing their communities to take action. Sarah trains and supports advocates to lobby Congress more effectively through FCNL’s Advocacy Teams program.
Advocacy Teams Trainer
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Professor of Religion and Philosophy, retired
Larissa Gil Sanhueza
Young Adult Advocacy Coordinator
Friends Committee on National Legislation
David R. Ross
Department of Economics, Bryn Mawr College
To register: https://tinyurl.com/FAHE-1O-27
The fifth event in our Quaker Leadings in Higher Education series was held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. The theme was:
Freeing Higher Education from Systemic Racism: Cultivating healthy environments to learn and teach
Which kinds of STEM training programs and mentorship experiences are more likely to result in historically excluded students persisting in academic career pathways? How might retention be helped by certain institutional policies and a climate that provides kindness cues that affirm social inclusion?
- Mica Estrada, Associate Professor in Social and Behavioral Science and Institutes for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco; Director, Civic Light Projects
- Walter Hjelt Sullivan, Director of Quaker Affairs, Haverford College
Here is a link to the presentation and other related materials.
The fourth event in our Quaker Leadings in Higher Education series was held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT. The theme was:
Reconsidering Quaker Higher Education: A New Vision for a New Time
Education has two roles that exist in a creative tension with each other: one role is to perpetuate the culture, and the other role is to stand in critical reflection on the culture. Quaker values stand in a similar creative tension in relation to the dominant structures of mainstream higher education. In this session, the presenters will share some thoughts on how Quaker thought and practice might help transform higher education and our wider society so that we, collectively, might better address the issues of social, racial, environmental, and economic justice facing our world today.
- Gray Cox, Professor in Philosophy, Peace Studies and Language Learning at College of the Atlantic and Clerk of the Quaker Institute for the Future
- Stephen Potthoff, Professor of Religion, Philosophy and Peace Studies at Wilmington College of Ohio
- Laura Rediehs, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of Peace Studies at St. Lawrence University
- Donn Weinholtz, Prof. Emeritus Educational Leadership, University of Hartford
A link to the presentation and further information about this event can be found here.
The third event in our Quaker Leadings in Higher Education series was held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT. The theme was:
Belonging and Emotional Safety: Affective Learning Strategies for First Generation Success
Creating a learning environment for first generation and sometimes marginalized students can be helped by using affective learning activities. How faculty show up in the classroom and the atmosphere they create for learning will have an impact on these students. Through participatory activities, we will experience the possibilities for transforming our classrooms both face to face and online.
Presenter: Diego Navarro,
Emeritus Professor, Cabrillo College
Founder and Principal Investigator, Academy for College Excellence
Senior Fellow, WGU Labs, affiliated with Western Governors University
Moderator: Traci Hjelt Sullivan,
Interim Director, Pendle Hill
The second event in our Quaker Leadings in Higher Education series was held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 7:00 pm EDT.
The theme was “Human, Equitable, Flexible: Teaching Principles in Times of Uncertainty.”
The panelists were:
Alison Cook-Sather, Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education, Bryn Mawr College; Director, Peace, Conflict and Social Justice concentration; Director, Teaching and Learning Institute, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges
Maria Ocando Finol, Educational Technology Specialist, Bryn Mawr College
Richard Freedman, Professor of Music, Haverford College; John C. Whitehead Professor of Humanities; Associate Provost for Curricular Development
The moderator was David R. Ross, Associate Professor of Economics, Bryn Mawr College; Convener, Advancement and Membership Committee, Friends Association of Higher Education.
Here is a link to the video recording.
Here is a link to the Google Resource Document.