Since the Haiti earthquake, faculty and staff (and students) have engaged in multiple
activities to support relief to Haiti's residents and also to build ties with several
organizations operating in Haiti, including Pure Water for the World (PWW), the University
of Fondwa (UNIF), and SEKONAPA (Peasant Association of Fondwa/Haiti). This Faculty
Interest Group helps to develop opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to
contribute not only financial support but also human capital based on Skidmore's program
and community members' interests.
Faculty Interest Group
Initial possibilities and opportunities include language exchange in English, French, and Spanish; developing course units and helping assemble materials to aid in the teaching of topics related to UNIF's agenda in agronomy, veterinary science, business, and the social sciences and humanities; and offering computing technology support.
The Faculty Interest Group's goal is to establish long-term connections that foster our understanding of a developing country and that contribute to meeting various needs identified by select international and national NGOs and other groups.
- Jordana Dym, History/LAS
- Charlene Grant, FS/FF
- Ben Harwood, IT
- Mark Youndt, MB/ES