Partnerships

Collaboration is at the core of Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies, so it is no surprise than many of our programs are achieved in partnership with other organizations in the region. From the innovative Get On Board Windham County program, piloted in partnership with Youth Services, United Way of Windham County, and Latchis Arts, to the the free Hands On Technology workshop series provided by local leaders and educators, Marlboro works with a wealth of organizations and individuals to provide valuable educational opportunities in the region. Other partners include Southeast Vermont Learning Cooperative, Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative, Women's Leadership Circles of Vermont, and the countless schools and organizations that provide practicum-based experience fro Marlboro students. In addition, Marlboro is proud to be the lead agency for Benchmarks for a Better Vermont, a collaborative initiative to strengthen performance measurement in the nonprofit sector in Vermont. The following are details on some of our other partnerships.

Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies and the Snelling Center for Government have come together to provide graduate credit for participants in the Vermont Leadership Institute.

The Snelling Center for Government created the Vermont Leadership Institute ("VLI") in 1995, with the goal of stimulating citizen enthusiasm for and participation in public service. The Institute gives participants the information, tools and inspiration to make greater contributions to their organizations, to their communities and to Vermont.

Interlink language centers

Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies Program's Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is proud to have been selected by Interlink as an approved program for the Interlink Fellowship, a combination of scholarship funding for graduate education and full time employment with Interlink as a teacher of English.

Students who are accepted into Marlboro's MA TESOL program and who are also employed by or accepted for employment by Interlink can be eligible for Interlink's fellowship program which provides significant funding to complete the MATESOL degree. The degree is offered over two intensive summer residencies linked by online work in the interim year during which participants use their teaching positions as laboratories for exploring their own teaching practice.

Interlink Language Centers offer academic English programs in the US and abroad. Founded by returned Peace Corps volunteers, Interlink's mission is to recognize that global interdependence has created an unprecedented and urgent need for better communication between individuals of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. INTERLINK Language Centers, Inc., has chosen to help meet that need by committing its talents and energies to the intensive teaching of English, to cultural orientation, and to academic preparation for those from other societies wishing to work or study in the United States.

Landmark College offers a certificate program in Universal Design: Technology Integration. This program is of particular relevance to professionals and graduate students in the fields of education, technology and support services. The Universal Design: Technology Integration certificate program is designed to provide in-depth understanding of Universal Design and its application to education and educational environments. The program also promotes the dynamic role of technology in creating accessible instruction within the Universal Design context.

Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies is proud to partner with Landmark College and Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) to make each course available for graduate credit. The courses are offered as electives in Marlboro's Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology degree.

Since 1985, Landmark College has been the leader in creating successful learning strategies for students with learning disabilities, ADHD and ASD.

Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies is proud to be a host of the annual Slow Living Summit. The Summit focuses on the development of nurturing and mutually supportive communities, bioregions and economic systems. It brings together thought leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders, artists, faith leaders, wellness practitioners and engaged citizens for a deep, mindful and collaborative exploration of key questions and problems facing our world and our communities, integrating mind, body, spirit, nature and community in arriving at holistic, balanced solutions.

Vermont Public Radio’s (VPR) Windham County studio is hosted by the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies Center. The fully equipped studio allows VPR radio hosts to interview people in Brattleboro from VPR's main station in Colchester, Vermont without costly travel. The studio is equipped with state of the art remote interviewing equipment in a soundproofed studio. Providing space for VPR enhances our mission as a center for education in southern Vermont.

Vermont Public Radio is part of a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont. In addition to locally produced programming, the network broadcasts programming from NPR, Public Radio International, and American Public Media.

The Center for Creative Solutions offers project-based immersive studio style professional development workshops for working professionals, postgraduates and qualified advanced undergraduates. As a laboratory for innovative thinking, workshop participants work collaboratively with expert practitioners from multiple fields and with community stakeholders to find solutions to challenging issues facing cities and towns in urban, rural and suburban settings.

Through an inclusive process of community engagement and a systemic and interdisciplinary approach to questions, CCS reframes issues to open up new thinking. CCS challenges prevailing models and offers participants an approach that is interdisciplinary, collaborative, socially engaged and ultimately creative. CCS projects are place based, site specific and can be about economic revitalization, adaptive reuse of facilities, regenerating depleted landscapes, infrastructure, access to healthy food or other issues related to the built environment.

The Center for Creative Solutions is a partnership with Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies, Marlboro College, Michael Singer Studio and Windham Regional Commission..

Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies and the Centro Espiral Mana (CEM), in the heart of rural Costa Rica, collaborate in the area of TESOL teacher training. CEM was the site for the teaching internship for the Marlboro undergraduate TESOL certificate group in March, 2013. The focus was on learning and teaching English to protect our environment. The founder and director of CEM, Mary Scholl, is one of our faculty for the Marlboro summer MAT ESOL and one of their trainers is a current Master's candidate. CEM is "a small institute ........ that aims to create the conditions (environments and stimuli) for learning to be rich, dynamic and on-going, and friendships that reach beyond borders to inspire and empower us to lead compassionate lives." Sharing core beliefs about language, learning, and teaching and a commitment to reflective practice and learning in community have provided a solid foundation for this mutually beneficial relationship.