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Ongoing Katrina Support | 1 Comments |
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Ongoing Katrina Support Comment from novak on 10/07/2005
A group of Faculty is trying to come with a proposal for a collaborative interdisciplinary course that will bring students to the devastated area in the south during winter break

The exact dates of the course need to be worked out with the Red cross.

It will be a mind opener. Students will also develop compassion and character working under very difficult conditions

General plan. The first 4 days of the course will happen in Ithaca. Students will receive training through the red cross We also plan to recruit volunteer faculty from various department at the college (Sociology, Psychology and History) to give workshops for the students before they leave

Students then leave to the South. and are placed in various places by the American Red Cross and stay there two week

When students come back just before the beginning of the semester they meet with a teacher (I volunteer) who prepares them to give presentations in a mini
conference. The conference will be open to all Ithaca College students and will last for half a day on Sunday just before classes start.

So the time frame is: 4 days intensive preparations and workshop before the trip
4 days of travel
14 days of work in the South
2 days of intensive preparation for the mini conference
0.5 day of mini conference open to all IC students.
26.5 days all together

Maximum enrollment will be 25 students.

Students will pay tuition and get 3 credits but all the money will be donated to the red cross who will help with transportation.

The faculty will not get paid for this course.


This is all just in the making and needs all the support it can get. If you wnat to be part of this, please Email novak@Ithaca.edu