For Penn Faculty

To support the creation and implementation of ABCS courses, the Netter Center offers the following resources:

  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
  • Course Development Grants - Click here to view most recent RFP. Proposals accepted on a rolling basis. 
  • Access to institutional community partnerships through the Netter Center
  • Transportation (Van Service or SEPTA Tokens)
  • Clearances and Background Checks for students working with minors
  • Thematic Faculty-led Seminars
    • Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) Teaching
      • Facilitated by Matthew Hartley, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Graduate School of Education; Karen Detlefsen, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education  
    • Arts, Culture, and Humanities
      • Facilitated by Carol Muller, Professor of Music, School of Arts and Sciences 
    • Public Schools
      • Facilitated by John Puckett, Professor, Graduate School of Education
    • College Access, Career Readiness, and Democracy
      • Facilitated by Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor, Graduate School of Education
    • Improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Undergraduate Education through K-20+ Partnerships
      • Facilitated by Dennis DeTurck, Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor, and Professor of Mathematics; and Larry Gladney, Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences and Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence, Department of Physics and Astronomy
    • Environment and Health
      • Facilitated by Richard Pepino, Lecturer, Earth and Environmental Science and Fred Scatena, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Earth and Environmental Science
    • Nutrition and Health
      • Facilitated by Frank Johnston, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology; Jarrett Stein, Director of ABCS Partnerships and Student Engagement, Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative; Terri Lipman, Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Nursing of Children, and Assistant
    • Sociology Departmental Seminar
      • Facilitated by Emilio Parrado, Chair and Professor of Sociology, Director of Latin American and Latino Studies; Melissa Wilde, Associate Professor of Sociology

 

  • Additional resources available on the following topics upon request:
    • ABCS & Service Learning
    • Reflection
    • History of West Philadelphia/Penn
    • K12 Lesson Planning/Student Engagement/Classroom Management
    • Problem-Solving Learning and Participatory Action Research
    • Questions of Race, Class and Privilege
    • School District of Philadelphia
    • Anchor Institutions
    • Democracy, Community Schools and University-Community Partnerships
    • Netter Center & Related Faculty Publications

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