Quaker Leadings in Higher Education Series

Here are links to our past Quaker Leadings in Higher Education events.

Index


October 27, 2020:  “Mind, Spirit and the Pedagogy of Political Advocacy: Thomas Kelly encounters the FCNL”

Scholars and grassroots advocates examine faith and prophetic policy change.

Presenters:

Sarah Freeman-Woolpert
Advocacy Teams Trainer
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Ron Rembert
Professor of Religion and Philosophy, retired
Wilmington College

Larissa Gil Sanhueza
Young Adult Advocacy Coordinator
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Moderator:

David R. Ross
Research Professor
Department of Economics, Bryn Mawr College

Here is a link to the flyer.

Here is a link to the video of the presentation.

Here is the chat text from the presentation.

Here is a link to Ron’s Article.

Here is the link to the volume on our webpage.

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September 22, 2020: “Freeing Higher Education from Systemic Racism: Cultivating Healthy Environments To Learn and Teach”

Presenter:

Mica Estrada, Associate Professor in Social and Behavioral Science and Institutes for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco; Director, Civic Light Projects

Moderator:

Walter Hjelt Sullivan, Director of Quaker Affairs, Haverford College

Here is a link to the flyer.

Here is a link to the presentation.

Here is the chat text from the presentation.

Here is a link to a PDF of Mica’s PowerPoint.

Here are links to the academic studies referred to int he presentation:

On persistence.

On kindness.

On social supports.

On micro affirmations.

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August 25, 2020: “Reconsidering Quaker Higher Education: A New Vision for a New Time”

Presenters:

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

Moderator:

Donn Weinholtz, Prof. Emeritus Educational Leadership, University of Hartford

Here is a link to the flyer.

Here is a link to the presentation.

Here is the chat text from the presentation.

Here is a link to Gray Cox’s slides.

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July 28, 2020: “Belonging and Emotional Safety: Affective Learning Strategies for First Generation Success”

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

Here is a link to the event flyer.

Here is a link to the presentation.

Here is a link to the slides shown during the presentation.

Here is the edited chat session.

Other helpful documents:

Traits of Highly Successful People.

Traits of Successful Students.

University Halls: Not Prison Walls

The Role of Community Colleges in Alleviating Poverty

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June 30, 2020: “Human, Equitable, and Flexible: Teaching Principles in Times of Uncertainty”

Panelists:
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

Moderator:
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.

And here is a link to the flyer for the event.

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May 26, 2020: “Turning on a Quaker Dime”

The theme for our first event was “Lessons Learned for Higher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” featuring panelists:

Sarah Willie-LeBreton, Provost & Dean of the Faculty; Professor of Sociology, Swarthmore College

Francisco Burgos, Director of Education and incoming Executive Director at Pendle Hill

Stephen Angell, Leatherock Professor of Quaker Studies at the Earlham School of Religion

Moderated by Donn Weinholtz, Professor of Education & Director of Educational Leadership at the University of Hartford, and Convener, Advancement and Membership Committee, Friends Association for Higher Education.

Here is a link to the video recording.

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