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Beth Furlong of Creighton University discusses JC:HEM's new Curriculum with Justus Mbea of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa
JC:HEM Recruiting Subject Matter Experts for Next Round of Curriculum Transformation
Explore a new frontier in online education! Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins has received funding to transform the curriculum of its Diploma in Liberal Studies. This new curriculum will comprise thirty new courses to be undertaken by students at the margins all over the world. We are currently looking to recruit Subject Matter Experts (SME) to lead the development of these new courses. Building on the work of our Curriculum Oversight and Steering Committee and the development of our first 5 courses this Spring, we are looking to recruit SMEs in a range of subject areas.
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JC:HEM CSLT alumni Tresor Nzengu performing in Malawi Africa.
Changing Cultures
One CSLT alumnus’ mission to change perceptions of refugees through art and culture In person, Tresor Nzengu Mpauni is quite softly spoken, but supremely affable. This good-natured, jovial manner is probably the first thing to break down people’s preconceptions of the kind of person Tresor, as a refugee, might be. But he doesn’t stop there. Since completing CSLTs (in Communication and Performing Arts) at JC:HEM in Dzaleka, Tresor has been progressively rewriting the rules of what a refugee can achieve in Malawi. His live performance poetry, backed by a talented band, also from Dzaleka, has already seen him established as the number one French-language artist in the English-speaking nation, appearing at major shows and the country’s biggest festivals up and down the country. Now in November, he’s embarking on his most ambitious series of projects yet, united by a common goal, to use talent and culture to bring refugees and Malawians together.
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Graduation Day at Dzaleka - September 2014
JC:HEM to participate in public workshop on Higher Education in Emergencies. Geneva, Switzerland, 25 November 2014
This workshop proposes to examine the education-fragility nexus with particular focus on access to higher education, quality and relevance of higher education, and education management in emergencies.
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Project updates
Transform: The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins. February 2014
The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

Transform: The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins. July 2014
The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

Transform: The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins. September 2014
Transform: The Newsletter of Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

Transform: The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins. December 2014
The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

JC:HEM-From Pilot Phase to Capacity Building Phase

Today it’s me, tomorrow may be you. Take courage and work hard. As they say in Malawi, “No sweet without sweat.”! With JC:HEM entering the second year of our Capacity Grant I am struck by the eloquence, wisdom, and strength of these words, written by a 2014 graduating Diploma student. Everyday our students, faculty, on-site partners and staff come together to build off one another’s skills, look for new solutions and create educational opportunities for people at the margins. And…it’s working. JC:HEM has had a profound six months and we are on target with each goal of the Capacity Grant.

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