Elon faculty and staff present at the 6th Global Service Learning Summit on Inclusion and Transformation

Conference presentations representing a global community of practitioners from educational institutions and community organizations

Six faculty and staff from Elon attended and presented at the 6th Global Service Learning Summit on Inclusion and Transformation held Nov. 3-5, 2019, at Clemson University.

The conference participants represented a global community of practitioners, in educational institutions and community organizations from around the world, who work to “advance ethical, critical, and aspirationally de-colonial community-based learning and research for more just, inclusive and sustainable communities” (Global Mission Statement at https://compact.org/who-we-are/mission-and-vision/).

Evan Small, assistant director of campus recreation and wellness for experiential learning and outdoor adventures and Instructor in Wellness, and Caroline Dean, graduate student in the Masters of Higher Education program and graduate apprentice for the Office of the Registrar, presented a poster entitled, “Envisioning experiential education as a critical community.”

Mat Gendle, director of Project Pericles and professor of psychology, engaged participants in a presentation entitled, “Developing and maintaining ethical and mutually beneficial international service-learning partnerships: Lessons from the successes (and failures!) of the Periclean Scholars Program at Elon University.”

Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, interim associate provost, director of the Center for Research on Global Engagement, and professor of psychology, offered a poster presentation on “Multidisciplinary research on global engagement: An institutional case study.”

Also in attendance were Amanda Tapler, senior lecturer in public health studies, and Dianna Shandy, A.C.E. Fellow in residence at Elon throughout this academic year.