The Mellon Fellow Community Initiative - Creating Sites of Global Citizenship

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Nov 11, 2013
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The Mellon Fellow Community Initiative - Creating Sites of Global Citizenship

Publication features essays, personal reflections and the next steps forward The MFCI is based on Salzburg Global's Global Citizenship Program, created in 2004

A new report on The Mellon Fellow Community Initiative (MFCI) is now available to view online.

Produced by Salzburg Global, the report is entitled, ‘Creating Sites of Global Citizenship’.

The MFCI offers week-long seminars and shorter workshops for faculty and administrators to develop tailored approaches of incorporating global citizenship education into the fabric of their institutions.

In the last five years, the MFCI has brought together more than 250 people from 36 colleges and universities with world-class international faculty.

These students have been taken from either designated Historically Black Colleges and Universities or members of the Appalachian College Association.

The report includes a number of essays on Global Citizenship Education, personal experiences and reflections from MFCI participants, and information on the next steps forward.

In addition to this, Salzburg Global President and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Salyer has penned a letter outlining the MFCI’s significance.

In an extract taken from this letter, Mr Salyer writes: “As this report demonstrates, the MFCI’s unusual constellation of partners is uniquely suited to developing and implementing innovative approaches to global citizenship education in classrooms, across campuses, and throughout communities.

“Through the MFCI, our partners have embarked on a journey to explore and reinterpret their own historical legacies for the 21st century.”

The MFCI is based on Salzburg Global’s Global Citizenship Program, created in 2004, which has brought together nearly 3,000 higher education administrators, professors and students from 80 colleges and universities.

Jochen Fried, Director of Education at Salzburg Global, and David Goldman, Associate Director of Education at Salzburg Global, have been involved in all stages of MFCI conceptualization, planning and implementation.

The initiative remains committed to strengthening educational access, success and relevance.

It holds a determination to find practical ways to advance global citizenship through rigorous teaching, research, cross-cultural exchange and community outreach.