Swarthmore College

Publishing

We’re always looking for writing to be published here on our site. Send us a question for Dear AF or your own manifesto for liberal education. Contact us if you have an idea for a piece you would like to pitch!

Curricular Grants

We’re offering grants to support Swarthmore faculty developing assignments, projects, or entire courses that include research, writing, discussion, and reflection on topics related to the history, present, and future of liberal arts and/or higher education. Applications are rolling and will continue to be evaluated monthly until we reach the annual budget’s limit. 

Professional Practices

We’re extremely interested in data or evidence about professional practices in liberal education, including innovative methodological strategies. Please talk to us, whether it’s about your own scholarly work or about an initiative or collaborative project you are involved in. Or just make suggestions! We want to find ways to know more about what people do in their classrooms, in their curricular designs, in planning their scholarship.

Consulting

We’re thinking about what a faculty-based consultancy across institutions might look like. If this interests you as well, contact us; we’d like to hear more.

Staff Involvement

If you’re Swarthmore faculty or staff, watch for our Tuesday Cafe series, dinner discussions, research seminars, public writing workshops, and other events and programs.

Research Fellows

Swarthmore students can apply to be a student research fellow. We are currently accepting applications through JobX for the 2022-23 academic year.

Swarthmore students should also consider taking one of the courses we teach semi-regularly.

Aydelotte Foundation
Parrish Hall W201
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

610-328-8000
aydelotte@swarthmore.edu

Events
Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 12 - 1pm

Aydelotte Foundation Cafe

Kohlberg Hall Scheuer Room - Multi-Purpose Room

The Aydelotte Foundation’s Tuesday Cafe is back and with a new format! Tuesday Cafes are a chance for faculty and staff to come together for a light lunch and some learning. Talks are aimed at a general audience and include plenty of time for Q&A. 

Our first cafe this academic year will feature Jim Bock, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and will take place from noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 4th in the Scheuer Room. 

The new format is a cross between Vogue’s 73 questions and a Reddit “Ask Me Anything.” Each informal interview session will feature a faculty or staff member answering questions about what they do (and don’t do) every day. We hope it will be a fun and interesting way to learn about the profound and mundane dimensions of the different kinds of work done at Swarthmore. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 12 - 1pm

Aydelotte Foundation Cafe

Kohlberg Hall Scheuer Room - Multi-Purpose Room

The Aydelotte Foundation’s Tuesday Cafe is back and with a new format! Tuesday Cafes are a chance for faculty and staff to come together for a light lunch and some learning. Talks are aimed at a general audience and include plenty of time for Q&A. 

Our first cafe this academic year will feature Jim Bock, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and will take place from noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 4th in the Scheuer Room. 

The new format is a cross between Vogue’s 73 questions and a Reddit “Ask Me Anything.” Each informal interview session will feature a faculty or staff member answering questions about what they do (and don’t do) every day. We hope it will be a fun and interesting way to learn about the profound and mundane dimensions of the different kinds of work done at Swarthmore. 

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