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Exploring Global Service-Learning

The inaugural director of Cornell University’s Center for Community-Engaged Learning and Research, Dr. Richard Kiely ’86 will lead a workshop with faculty and staff from several institutions about increasing collaboration on inter-campus partnerships, specifically focusing on global service-learning and global citizenship. Held at HWS on Monday, May 20, the workshop will emphasize the theories and practices of supporting students to think critically about the personal impact of studying aboard.

“HWS is proud of the work Hobart alumnus Richard Kiely has contributed to the field of international service-learning. We are thrilled to have him return to campus,” says Director of Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) Katie Flowers. “The scope of the workshop will also address how specific strategies encompassing the ideals of community-engaged learning which can be applied within a range of international and domestic community partnerships.”

In his current position as senior fellow of the Office of Engagement Initiates at Cornell, Kiely focuses on understanding the ways people have a positive impact on each other and the world by working together through community engagement and learning. Kiely is co-author of Community-Based Global Learning: The Theory and Practice of Ethical Engagement at Home and Abroad. The book offers an alternative framework for global education and discusses international education, service-learning and community-based global learning programs.

“Kiely’s workshop provides the Center for Global Education(CGE) at HWS with an opportunity to collectively engage with colleagues on campus and connect with new colleagues about ways to support learning within domestic and international contexts,” says Associate Dean for Global Education Thomas D’Agostino P’15.

Dean of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Susan Pliner is grateful for the partnership. “Richard Kiely returning to HWS presents a wonderful opportunity for collaboration between CCESL, Global Education, and the CTL, as we collectively support faculty in developing enriching and innovative learning for students,” she says.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. Lunch and a copy of Kiely’s book will be provided. In addition to CTL, CCESL and the CGE at HWS, the event is co-sponsored by PANY Campus Compact and Ithaca College.