Academics

Fall 2018 Courses in the Center for the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! Following are courses that currently have seats available for Fall 2018. You can see all CSPL courses here. And, if…

20 Years of Service Learning at Wesleyan

Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. Learn more about Service Learning at Wesleyan, and about some of the faculty members, students, and community partners who have been involved over the past 20 years. Click on a pin to learn more about a site or the…

Judging Teachers: the Law and Teacher Evaluation Policy Reform Efforts

Judging Teachers: the Law and Teacher Evaluation Policy Reform Efforts with Mark Paige The talk will address legal issues and court responses associated with policy efforts intended to improve public education and teacher quality, including those attempting to link teacher evaluation and employment status with student achievement, such as “value added modeling.” Professor Mark Paige…

Talks with Education Studies

From Professor Steve Stemler, co-coordinator for Education Studies: This week we have two more education-related talks that you are all invited to attend. Details are listed below: Tuesday 4/3/18, 2:00-2:50pm, Usdan University Center, Room 108 Dr. David Nurenberg, Lesley University Inquiry and Irony: The impasse in American public education and how we got here   Thursday,…

The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years

The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years with Ambassador Jake Welles ’79 The Arab Spring, which began with much hope in early 2011, failed to bring democracy and change to the region, with the lone exception of Tunisia.  Of the countries directly impacted by the Arab Spring, Egypt and Bahrain have reverted to an…

Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer

From Emily Goldman of Middlebury College: Middlebury College is piloting a new program called Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer (ACAS) from July 2-August 3, 2018 in New Britain, Connecticut. Jiran will be an intensive colloquial Arabic program in which students will study Levantine dialect while being paired with underserved Arabic-speaking refugee and immigrant families to support them with social services access…

Gilead Community Services Internships

From Elisa Greenberg of the Nonprofit Residency Board course: Gilead Community Services Two 2018 Summer Student Internships (June – August)   JOB DESCRIPTIONS   REPORT TO:  Dan Osborne, Gilead CEO; Laura Patey, Assoc. Dean of Student Academic Resources, Wesleyan University   LOCATION:  Middletown, CT   OVERVIEW: Gilead Community Services is a mental health nonprofit which…

The Proof is in the Pudding: Putin’s Pivot to Asia

The Proof is in the Pudding: Putin’s Pivot to Asia Dr. David Abramson, Senior Analyst in the Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. Department of State. will discuss the drivers of Russia’s outreach in Asia and its prospects for success. Putin initiated his pivot to Asia policy even before the West began imposing sanctions on Russia in response to its…