PROJECT PERICLES to PRESENT AT AAC&U: “CREATING CURRICULA, EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES” AND “COLLABORATING FOR A HEALTHY DEMOCRACY”.
Two Project Pericles panel presentations, “Creating Curricula, Empowering Communities” and “Collaborating for a Healthy Democracy” have been accepted for AAC&U’s 2023 Annual Meeting, “Reclaiming Liberal Education,” to be held January 18-20, 2023, in San Francisco. The sessions will be facilitated by Jan R. Liss, Executive Director of Project Pericles, and Arielle del Rosario, Assistant Director of Project Pericles. Two major Periclean initiatives will be covered: The Periclean Faculty Leadership (PFL) Program™ and the Periclean Voting Modules.
Faculty panelists will discuss replicable, innovative civic engagement courses co-created with a community partner. “Creating Curricula, Empowering Communities” will highlight how integrating courses with community partnerships is vital for reclaiming liberal education. “Collaborating for a Healthy Democracy” will focus on strategies for teaching students to use their academic expertise in service of democracy.
We are delighted that nine Periclean campuses are represented between the two panels. Five panelists are Mellon Periclean Faculty Leaders in the Humanities; and four are Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Periclean Faculty Leaders in STEM and Social Sciences. The nine Periclean Faculty Leaders (PFLs) serving as panelists are:
The group represents the diversity of institutions, disciplines, and communities of our Periclean network. Their PFL courses address a range of Grand Challenges including: Climate Change, Education Access, Immigration, Mass Incarceration, Public Health, Race and Inequality, and Voter Engagement.
This makes it 17 years in a row that Project Pericles will be presenting our work at AAC&U. We greatly appreciate the support for our Periclean Faculty Leadership Program by The Eugene M. Lang Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and the Mellon Foundation.