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Collaborations and Partnerships Individual Papers
Towards Empowered and Resilient Students
Presenters: Victoria Thomas, Washington University in St. Louis; Max Klapow, Washington University in St. Louis
Incorporating an evidence-based approach to positive psychology education into a critical writing course develops students' resilience and enhances their motivation to learn. Students engage with and practice psychologically healthy habits to flourish both academically and personally.
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Bringing Service-Based Learning to Incarcerated College Students
Presenter: Dr. Justus Ghormley, Notre Dame / Holy Cross College
Incarcerated students do not have access to the kinds of service-based learning that are available to traditional college students. My presentation provides some reflections on this limitation and reports on fruitful ways that my course approximates service-learning for incarcerated college students.
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From Potential to Proposed Bill: Educationally Empowered, Incarcerated Individuals Contribute to Sentencing Reform
Presenters: Phillip V. Smith II and Timothy W. Johnson, The College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
This presentation submits empowering incarcerated individuals as collaborators on sentencing reform as a potential impact of education in prison. Substantiating this potential through carceral authorship, the Prison Resources Repurposing Act (PRRA) introduces legislation addressing the violence-causing hopelessness produced by life-without-parole sentences, requiring long-term educational and occupational goals for parole eligibility.
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Orange is the New Black: How Higher Education in Prison De-stigmatizes People Returning from Prison to a Racist Society
Presenter: Kentel Weaver, Tufts University
What do you say to people who are psychologically broken and who have convinced themselves that the only way to reach “their” American dream is through criminal enterprise? How do you restore their faith in education?

Mar 4, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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