CTLM: Community Partnerships

Campus Community Partnership

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring(CTLM) is working to building partnerships both on and off-campus and works to liaise with several units on campus to facilitate connecting the dots across campus entities. We invite you to explore resources, inspirations, and connections for our on and off-campus community partners below. Interested in becoming a partner? Email us at ctlm@arcadia.edu

Our hope is to bring together our partners on campus including JEDI, Faculty Senate, IT, Gateway, Staff Council, Adjunct Union, Institutional Research, Career Education, SI2, OIP, Student Affairs, Library, Disability Services, and the LRN monthly so we can coordinate our efforts to support faculty, staff and student teaching, learning and mentoring. Please let us know if you would like to join. 

Current Arcadia Community Partnership Projects:

LOVE: Living Our Values Experience

Arcadia University is launching a pilot program for the 2021 academic year that offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to enter and engage in a powerful community-wide exploration of racial justice.

The LOVE Pilot Program has been designed by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) to serve as a much-needed space for Arcadia students to evolve on issues of identity, racism, and systemic discrimination, and to examine their own role within society as change agents.   

Approximately 50 students and 12 faculty and staff are engaging together in anti-racism work in the Fall 2020 semester through affinity groups and 3 teach-ins with faculty, staff and student presenters. The launch on October 8th included alumni and student spoken word video performances from Stephen Tyson and Daijah Patton, and the first teach-in took place on Thursday, October 22nd. Featured talks from Doreen Loury (Director of Pan-African Studies & Assistant Professor of Sociology), Jessie Guinn (Assistant Dean of STEM, College of Global Studies), and Jennifer Riggan (Professor of International Studies). The Second teach-in took place on Tuesday, November 10th. Featured talks from Favian Guertin-Martin, (Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Director of the Criminal Justice Program); Lauren Reid, (Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Counseling), and Dr. Prash Naidu (Assistant Professor, Historical and Political Studies).  The third Teach-In: What more can we do?: Facing Race & Racism on Campus using Applied Theatre Featured: CTLM/Just Act Ensemble (Student Fellows/Ensemble Members: India Knight, Caitlin Marcyan, Amanda Sturman, Bryanna Martinez-Jimenez; CTLM Staff Fellow: May Their Aye; CTLM Partner: Foram Bhukhanwala, and Just Act’s Executive & Artistic Director and Adjunct Faculty Member, Lisa Jo Epstein)

In collaboration with CLTM, Graciela Slesaransky-Poe and Ellen Skilton received an Innovation Grant to work with 9 faculty and staff during this academic year by participating in an inquiry group to explore inclusive pedagogy frameworks and investigate how we might begin to shift pedagogies and practices on campus to create an environment more inclusive for all students.

Inclusive Excellence Innovation Grant Project:

In collaboration with CLTM, Graciela Slesaransky-Poe and Ellen Skilton received an Innovation Grant to work with 9 faculty and staff during this academic year by participating in an inquiry group to explore inclusive pedagogy frameworks and investigate how we might begin to shift pedagogies and practices on campus to create an environment more inclusive for all students.

CTLM in collaboration with ATS has been working to provide ATS Trainings Workshops on Student-Centered Teaching, Accessibility and Inclusion, and Real-World Connections. One of our favorites training workshops is All Modes More than Content + Tech Tools Training: Many people first think of the content they want to teach and the technology they'll use to teach online. In this participatory workshop session, we'll explore some other vital aspects of teaching and learning online, including 1) a practical framework for thinking about remote student-centered teaching, 2) ideas about how to build a community of inquiry and engagement in the online classroom, and 3) how to embrace our role as learners in this current context. Bring your ideas, your fears, and your questions!

Upcoming Workshops

Pedagogical Sessions (in collaboration with ATS) on Student-Centered Teaching, Accessibility and Inclusion, and Real-World Connections

CTLM in collaboration with ATS has been working to provide ATS Trainings Workshops on Student-Centered Teaching, Accessibility and Inclusion, and Real-World Connections. One of our favorites training workshops is All Modes More than Content + Tech Tools Training: Many people first think of the content they want to teach and the technology they'll use to teach online. In this participatory workshop session, we'll explore some other vital aspects of teaching and learning online, including 1) a practical framework for thinking about remote student-centered teaching, 2) ideas about how to build a community of inquiry and engagement in the online classroom, and 3) how to embrace our role as learners in this current context. Bring your ideas, your fears, and your questions!

Upcoming Workshops

Professional Learning Community (PLC) groups create opportunities for faculty and staff to meet in small collaborative groups. The PLC is designed as a collaborative community of learners--working together to share ideas, strategies, and questions and to have engaged conversations. While the session is facilitated by a fellow from the CTLM, the design is one in which all participants are learners working together. A partnership between The College of Global Studies(TCGS) and The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring is working with TCGS's London Center which is offering five courses in the All Modes format this Spring 2021 semester.  Working with the Associate Director of Academic Affairs in London and their amazing adjunct faculty TCGS and CTLM meet in regarding to the philosophy and approach to All Modes teaching.

CTLM & TCGS: Professional Learning Community: London

Professional Learning Community (PLC) groups create opportunities for faculty and staff to meet in small collaborative groups. The PLC is designed as a collaborative community of learners--working together to share ideas, strategies, and questions and to have engaged conversations. While the session is facilitated by a fellow from the CTLM, the design is one in which all participants are learners working together. A partnership between The College of Global Studies(TCGS) and The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring is working with TCGS's London Center which is offering five courses in the All Modes format this Spring 2021 semester.  Working with the Associate Director of Academic Affairs in London and their amazing adjunct faculty TCGS and CTLM meet in regarding to the philosophy and approach to All Modes teaching.

Off Campus Community Partnerships

Just Act: CTLM/Community Arts Partner for 2020/21

CTLM and Just Act Community Arts Partner Project with Lisa Jo Epstein (Executive Director of Just Act/Artistic Director; Adjunct Faculty Arcadia University), and Foram Bhukhanwala, Associate Professor / Program Director Education as CTLM Just Act Project Partner) 

We are very pleased to have Just Act as a community-arts partner for this academic year. As part of this collaboration, we will have an ensemble of student actor/activists learning how to do Theatre of the Oppressed forums for the campus community as part of CTLM’s effort to engage in embodied and arts-based teaching learning & mentoring.

Community Inspiration

Sponsored in part by Arcadia University, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, ShopRite, and the Glenside Rotary Club, TEDxArcadiaUniversity is an event aimed at replicating TED’s mission of “ideas worth spreading.”

TEDxArcadiaUniversity Sets Table for Broad Ideas on Hunger