PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and the PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) Program at UMBC are connecting with the Goucher Prison Education Partnership. This partnership will provide opportunities for graduate students or postdocs to engage in community-based teaching initiatives.
Amy Roza, Director of the Goucher Prison Education Partnership, will come to the PROF-it “Brown Bag” seminar on:
- Friday, October 4, 2013
- 12 noon
- Room 318
- The Commons, UMBC.
Please bring your lunch to this seminar. (Following Amy Roza’s presentation, Dr. Judith Pollack will discuss public speaking in the classroom.)
Information about the Goucher Prison Education Partnership
The Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP), a division of Goucher College, gives men and women incarcerated in Maryland the opportunity to pursue an excellent college education. We offer Goucher College courses to students at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCIW) and the Maryland Correctional Institution – Jessup (MCIJ). We also provide college preparatory courses for students needing additional skill development to be ready for rigorous college work.
The entire Goucher academic community is enhanced and strengthened by the inclusion of these talented, dedicated students at the two prisons. Our work together stimulates awareness and meaningful dialogue in and beyond the Goucher community about justice, incarceration, and educational access.
Teaching With GPEP
College courses are taught by Goucher College faculty and occasionally by faculty from other local institutions. The same outstanding courses offered on Goucher’s main campus are offered at MCIW and MCIJ. We also hire skilled instructors to lead college preparatory English and math courses.
Individuals interested in learning more about opportunities to teach with GPEP should visit our website www.goucher.edu/GPEP<http://www.goucher.edu/GPEP>. Those wishing to apply should send a cover letter and resume to GPEPteach@goucher.edu<mailto:GPEPteach@goucher.edu>. We have a particular need for highly qualified math instructors for courses including pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, precalculus, statistics, and calculus I.
Other ways to become involved
A cohort of skilled community members volunteer with the Goucher Prison Education Partnership. We have a particular need for math tutors and for individuals who can commit to offer 5 or more hours per week of office help. To find out more, please visit our website www.goucher.edu/GPEP<http://www.goucher.edu/GPEP>
- Professional development seminars for graduate students: FALL 2013 (promiseagep.wordpress.com)