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Associate Professor of English, Notre Dame & faculty, Moreau College Initiative
Join us for a conversation on building collaborative higher education initiatives in prisons. Kate Marshall has both taught in and served on the faculty steering committee for the Moreau College Initiative, a collaboration between the University of Notre Dame, Holy Cross College, and the Westville Correctional Facility in northern Indiana. She will discuss the collective higher education project in the context of the cross-institutional relationships that have been central to its success. The relationships cultivated in the Initiative have been transformational for each of the institutions involved, as well as for the faculty and students engaged. In a counterpoint to the pressures of a vocational age, this effort has helped students and faculty to articulate the meaning of the liberal arts and university work in the prison context, in university classrooms, and in the community.
Kate Marshall is associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. She is also faculty in the Moreau College Initiative, an academic collaboration between Holy Cross College and the University of Notre Dame, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Correction. College students incarcerated at Westville Correctional Facility earn credits towards a Holy Cross College Associate of Arts (AA) degree. Students who complete the AA degree have the option to seek admission to a Holy Cross Bachelor of Arts degree program either at WCF or, upon release, at the Holy Cross College main campus. Classes are taught by Holy Cross and University of Notre Dame faculty. Watch a video about the Moreau College Initiative here.