Quaker Leadings in Higher Education Series

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

Index


May 25, 2021: “Pedagogy that Reconnects: Students and the more than human world”

To reconnect with the more than human world, we need to change our pedagogies. We need pedagogies that reconnect.  Craig, Stephen, and Sara Jolena each share a number of specific strategies and practices so you can walk away with both expanded understanding of what this entails and a greater awareness of tools and techniques of what is possible in your own teaching.
 
Panelists:

Craig Goodworth
Installation Artist and Poet

Stephen Potthoff
Professor of Religion, Philosophy, and Peace Studies
Wilmington College

Sara Jolena Wolcott
Educator and Founding Director
Sequoia Samanvaya LLC

Moderator:

David R. Ross
Research Professor
Department of Economics
Bryn Mawr College
 
Craig Goodworth is an Oregon-based artist working in installation and poetry. His practice encompasses drawing, object-making, research, teaching and farm labor. He has received fellowships in art and writing including a Fulbright to the Slovak Republic (2015). Along with exhibiting his artworks nationally and internationally, he’s engaged in various collaborations and residencies relating art to science and religion. Goodworth holds Master’s Degrees in fine art and sustainable communities. Originally from Arizona, his interests include land, place, mysticism and folk traditions.

Stephen Potthoff teaches as a professor of religion, philosophy and peace studies at Wilmington College (Ohio USA).  His academic background is in archaeology and the history of religion, and his principle research interests include indigenous religious traditions, ecospirituality, and the psychology of dream and visionary experience.  As co-editor, along with Cherice Bock, of Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability, his publications also include The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage:  Near-Death Experience, Ancestor Cult and the Archaeology of Paradise (Routledge 2016).  A birthright Friend who grew up in New Garden Friends Meeting in Greensboro, NC, Stephen worships at the Wilmington College Campus Friends Meeting.

Sara Jolena Wolcott teaches at the independent international learning community she founded, Sequoia Samanvaya.   Her work re-membering the origin stories of climate change into the histories of colonization developed while she was a student at Union Theological Seminary.  She works with faith leaders, cultural change initiators, and others keen on the spiritual and cultural dimensions of creating a regenerative, just society.   She holds a degree in Anthropology from Haverford College, and followed her leadings around the need for cultural change as part of responding to climate change into international sustainable development for nearly a decade prior to starting her own initiative. A birthright Friend who grew up in Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting, in California, she sits on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future. She currently lives in the historic homeland of the Mohigan peoples, in the Hudson Valley.

Here is a link to the video of the presentation.

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April 27, 2021: “Quaker Academics: Walking in the Light on Campus and Beyond”


Panelists:

Sa’ed Atshan, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology  
Visiting Scholar in Middle Eastern Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies
Swarthmore College

Cara Curtis, MDiv
PhD Candidate
Graduate Division of Religion
Emory University

Managing Editor
Practical Matters Journal

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.

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March 23, 2021: “Creation Care and George Fox: Linking 21st century praxis to early Friends”

Presenters:
Cherice Bock,
Portland Seminary at George Fox University

Robert Howell,
Aotearoa
New Zealand Religious Society of Friends

Walter Hjelt Sullivan,
Director of Quaker Affairs,
Haverford College

Moderator:
Stephen Potthoff
Associate Professor of Religion & Philosophy
Wilmington 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.

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February 23, 2021:  “Supporting LGBTQ Community Members: Finding ‘that of God’ within trans and LGBQ students and faculty”

Presenter:
Petra Doan. Ph.D.
Professor & PhD Program Director
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
College of Social Sciences & Public Policy
Florida State University

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.

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January 27, 2021:  “Care in Times of Conflict: Cultivating Vulnerability and Resilience”

Presenters:
Wess Daniels, Ph.D.
William R Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies
Guilford College

Carl Magruder, M.Div., BCC
Palliative Care Chaplain and
Director of Spiritual Care
Resolution Care

Rabbi Nora Woods
Interfaith Chaplain
Bryn Mawr College

Moderator:
Donn Weinholtz, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Leadership, Retired  
University of Hartford

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.

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November 24, 2020:  “Quakers, Social Work, and Justice Concerns: Relevant Now, More than Ever!”

Conversation between contributing authors to Quakers and the Disciplines Vol 7 

Presenters:
Paul Anderson,
PhD, Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies,
George Fox University

Douglas C. Bennett, Ph.D.,
President Emeritus,
Earlham College

Nelson E. Bingham, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychology Emeritus,
Earlham College

Mark Bredin, Ph.D.,
Hospital chaplain

Jen Buck, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Azusa Pacific University

Max L. Carter, Ph.D.,
Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies,
Guilford College (retired)

Wendy Grab, MSW/LISW,
Assistant Professor of Social Work,
Wilmington College

Erin Johnson, MSW,
Director, Bachelor of Social Work Program,
George Fox University

Christy Randazzo, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Awesomeness in the Skills of Adjuncting

Daniel Rhodes, Ph.D., LCSW,
Director of Undergraduate Studies for Social Work.
UNC-Greensboro

Linda B. Selleck, MA,
Retired Friends Minister & Educator

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 the link to the volume on our webpage.

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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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