After Katrina: Diversity and Learning in the New New Orleans (podcast)
Kyshun Webster of Xavier University of Louisiana; Pat T. Evans of University of New Orleans; Hamilton Simons-Jones of City Year Louisiana, and Carolyn Barber-Pierre and Amy Koritz of Tulane University use their local context in the aftermath of Katrina as a starting point for discussion of diversity, community, and the mission of higher education. Click here for mp3 version and a complete listing of sessions from the AAC&U 2006 Diversity and Learning Conference.
Garbage Man: Why I Collect Racist Garbage", by David
David Pilgrim, Professor of Sociology at Ferris State
University, and Curator and co-founder of the Jim Crow
Museum relates his experience as a collector of racist
memorabilia, and how this spurred the birth of the Jim
Crow Museum. The museum’s mission is to promote
racial tolerance by helping people understand the historical
and contemporary expressions of intolerance.
The Participating in Democracy project is a coalition of educational institutions and community organizations led by Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, dedicated to the reaffirmation and enrichment of the principles of autonomy, equality, and civility as the basis for a democratic society.
The Center for Peaceable Schools at Lesley University
provides training, resources, and information to educators
and community workers interested in learning principles
and practices that create positive change in our schools
and communities. The Center maintains a vision of schools
as dynamic, democratic communities that are both academically
challenging and socially exciting, where learning goes
hand-in-hand with the experience of successfully resolving
The Democracy Collective brings together
an international consortium of more
than twenty of the world's leading academic
centers and citizen engagement organizations,
hosted and sponsored at the University
of Maryland. Through programs of theoretical
and practical research, teaching, training,
and community action, the Collaborative
works to strengthen democracy and civil
society locally, nationally, and globally.
The Center for Research on Learning
and Teaching (CRLT) has compiled the
following suggestions to help you prepare
and facilitate discussions on the September
In For Goodness' Sake, sponsored by
the Pew Charitable Trusts, Public Agenda
set out to better understand what Americans
think about religion, its role in the
United States today, and how it intersects
with public life.
A project of the American
Political Science Association (APSA),
the Civic Education Network provides
materials for Civic Education teachers
at all levels, and includes such resources
as major reports on civic society and
university enters working on civic education.
The network is divided into four areas:
Scholarly Essays; Civic Education Organizations;
Teaching and Research Resources; and
Originally drafted for the December
1998 Wingspread Meeting on the Civic
Responsibility of Research Universities,
the Wingspread Declaration is a discussion
paper that describes the civic behaviors
that would characterize a research university
serious about its civic responsibility.
The document addresses the development
of student citizenship skills; faculty
engagement through professional service,
pedagogy, and community-based or applied
research; and institutional leadership
in and with the community.
This network for civic educators and
practitioners, funded by the Surdna
Foundation and others, provides case
studies, guides to 'best practices,'
and evaluative tools for civic education.
This Institute works with Providence
College to develop an academic program
in public and community service; their
principles include continuing goals
which can help guide those who are just
beginning -- or seek to strengthen --
their service learning program.