As a CRS Global Campus, Marquette faculty members have access to CRS' world-class teaching resources and CRS has access to Marquette experts. This includes the CRS Faculty Learning Commons educational modules as well as each institution's research, publications, and technical resources.

CRS Faculty Learning Commons

The CRS Faculty Learning Commons (FLC) is an online learning community and curricular resource that highlights the latest strategies for global relief and development with special emphasis on the application of CRS’ justice lens and opportunities for building global solidarity.

Each online FLC session is a two week module that contains academic reading material and organizes classroom interaction with CRS staff. CRS releases two new FLC sessions every semester.

Examples of recent modules include Peacebuilding, Peace in the Middle East, Human Trafficking, Emergency Response, Food Security, Climate Change, and Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D).

CRS Research and Publications

CRS regularly releases new research, publications, and technical resources from the field. These resources share CRS' findings across all of their program areas and all of the regions of the world in which they work.

Below are a few sample resources from CRS related to water, social impact innovation, and peacemaking — Marquette's Global Campus priority research areas.

Water and Conflict

Water and Conflict

Promoting Innovation

Promoting Innovation

Pursuing Just Peace

Pursuing Just Peace

The CRS resource database is sorted by two types: tools for field staff and research. Tools for field staff include best practices, guidelines, learning briefs, manuals, and tool kits. Research includes case studies, evaluation/assessments, impact evaluations, and papers/reports.

CRS Lesson Plans

Marquette faculty regularly incorporate CRS into their lesson plans. To further this effort, we will award up to four teaching module grants, each in the amount of $250.00 for the development of a one class period teaching module that 1) enhances students’ understanding of the role of education, humanitarian activities, and research to address challenges facing the world's most vulnerable populations; 2) increases students’ knowledge of Marquette and Catholic Relief Services Global Campus Partnership; and 3) introduces students to the work of Catholic Relief Services.

Awardees are required to participate in a presentation describing their lesson and how students responded when it was taught. Please complete the Teaching Module Grant form to submit your lesson plan.

Examples of how faculty have integrated CRS concepts into theology, philosophy, and other disciplines will be available soon.