Course Offering in Philanthropic Foundations
Rhode Island Campus Compact is seeking prospective undergraduate students to participate in the second year of an innovative inter-campus course on the study and practice of philanthropy.
The Philanthropic Foundations course, successfully piloted during the
2004-2005 academic year, is a rigorous study of philanthropy with a specific
The course began as a group independent study project at
The course is co-taught by Professors Sandra Enos
1) A monthly seminar with equal parts lecture and discussion.
2) Assigned readings available on line, to be completed before the monthly session.
3) Written assignments evaluated by a faculty advisor at each participating institution.
4) A community-based group research project to be completed at the end of the year.
5) Optional internship opportunities with
The course will count as either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters of credit as one course. Completion of the year-long course is necessary for any credit to be given. Learning objectives for each session are posted for students and faculty advisors on line. Written assignments will receive comments by Professors Enos and Dill but grades will be issued by faculty advisors at the students' home institutions based on the learning objectives laid out.
Students should be able to manage their time well and be interested in the
philanthropic process both theoretically and as it functions in
Interested CCRI students should submit their resumes and statements regarding their interest in this course and its relation to their undergraduate educational goals to Professor Pellicio.
For More information or to register for the course contact Professor Pellicio:
office phone: 825-1125