Teaching, Advising & Service Learning

Fox Directors and Affiliates regularly teach leadership-related courses. The roster of courses includes academically-based community service classes that incorporate service to the community as a part of the curriculum. Also included are problem-solving learning courses in which the students spend a semester examining a particular issue and then write an extended report that includes an implementable action plan for addressing the problem.

Fox Program staff also advises individual students and student groups develop leadership training for their members; construct and facilitate programming to help student organizations accomplish goals; and mentor individuals or groups on a "by request" basis.

Since 2007, Fox staff has:

  • Offered 56 courses
  • Offered 41 recitations
  • Supervised 93 independent studies and supervised 7 senior theses
  • Provided approximately 14,500 hours of one-on-one advising and mentoring to Penn students and student groups

Samples of courses that Fox Directors and Affiliates have taught are listed below along with their syllabi.

Fox has advised more than 20 Penn student organizations including the Penn Education Society, Penn Political Coalition, Tutor Chat Live, Global Youth United, Penn Eco Reps, Civic House, Penn Taiwanese Club, Penn Volleyball Team, Hill House Leadership, Pan-Asian Student Association, Students First, Management 100, King’s Court Leadership floor, Urban Nutrition Initiative, Theta Tau, AIESEC, Business Engineering and Penn Green.

Service Learning Programs

  • Penn Undergraduates in New Orleans

    Since 2006, Penn undergraduates and recent graduates have participated actively in the human, physical, and financial recovery process in post-Katrina New Orleans.

  • Penn Youth Education for Success

    Each year Fox sponsors Penn undergraduates’ participation in multiple initiatives to improve the educational life prospects of Philadelphia’s most truly disadvantaged children and youth.

  • Girl Scouts at Penn

    The mission of Girl Scouts at Penn is to establish relationships with local Girl Scout troops and provide positive role models.

  • Penn Medical Emergency Response Team

    The University of Pennsylvania's Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) is a student-run service organization providing medical emergency services to the University community.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the nation’s leading mentoring organization and has mentored millions of youth in the last two decades.

  • Faith and Service Partners

    Through its Faith and Service projects, Fox supports the service activities, provided meeting space and/or offered leadership training for the Penn Catholic Student Association, the Newman Center, the Muslim Student Association, Hillel, PRISM and the Chaplain’s Office.