The Aydelotte Foundation was charged at its creation with encouraging faculty and administrators to enter more vigorously and creatively into public conversations about liberal arts education and its future, while also increasing awareness among faculty, staff, and students about the terms and nature of those conversations.
In spring 2018, we began a series of workshops at Swarthmore focused on public writing, including two workshops run by the OpEd Project.
In fall 2020, we have organized a public writing-focused working group that engages with the challenges of this moment for academic professionals. For more about the working group, Teaching and Scholarship in the Rupture, please see our description of the project.
We will continue to offer new workshops in the coming academic year and beyond that focus on different forms of and opportunities for public writing.