Diversity in the Heartland

By Ric Sheffield, Professor of Legal Studies and Sociology, Kenyon College Contact at: sheffier@kenyon.edu “Diversity” is a term that is widely used in the academy despite the fact that it has a variety of definitions and usages, most of which are directly linked to somewhat loosely-framed goals of particular institutions.… Read More

Visualizing “Wicked Problems” by Using DebateGraph and Dialogue Mapping (Katy Crossley-Frolick, Denison University)

Katy Crossley-Frolick, Department of Political Science, Denison University [For the full report contact: frolickk@denison.edu] The term “wicked problems” was first introduced into the scholarly lexicon by Rittel and Webber (1973), professors of urban planning and design at the University of California, Berkeley. It refers to the relationship between social problems… Read More

From Religious Literacy to Social Action: How I Discuss the Global Refugee Crisis Within Our Classes (Younus Mirza, Allegheny)

Younus Mirza, Asst. Prof. of Islamic Studies, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Allegheny College Question: Can site visits be used to teach interreligious engagement and democratic participation? Every semester I take my students to Erie,PA to visit a mosque in order to help them connect many of the themes… Read More

Oral History in the Liberal Arts: A community-based teaching & learning program using tools for digital scholarship & storytelling

By Brooke Bryan, Instructor of Cooperative Education, Antioch College Contact at: bbryan@antiochcollege.edu   Brooke Bryan of Antioch College is Co-Director of a GLCA-supported project called Oral History in the Liberal Arts (OHLA).  In developing this program, she and her GLCA project team members have created a range of resources for… Read More