Pre-Conference Workshops: 2017 Global Engagement and Social Responsibility
Thursday, October 12, 2017
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Separate registration and fee: Members $125; Nonmembers $195
Advancing Global Learning through Signature Work
This workshop will help participants’ provide students with integrative pathways toward global learning outcomes, with an emphasis on high-impact practices and signature work both on campus and around the globe. Co-facilitators will lead with an exercise to identify global learning outcomes of interest to participants. Case studies from two institutions with very different missions and student populations will illustrate a range of strategies for advancing global learning, touching on implications for curricular design, faculty development, and campus culture. Participants will then engage in a backward-design process to generate and test ideas. Together, facilitators and participants will explore what forms evidence of global learning can take, and connect those to activities and programs likely to generate that evidence. After considering challenges and support mechanisms, participants will identify next steps to advance global learning on their campuses.
Richard Vaz, Director, Center for Project-Based Learning—Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and Kristina Watkins Mormino, Coordinator, Global Studies Certification Program, Associate Professor of French—Georgia Gwinnett College
Making Global Learning Universal through Effective Professional Development
Institutions interested in providing global learning to all students, must arrange and deliver professional development to all global learning educators. This involves establishing a common language for faculty and staff to talk about universal global learning and opportunities to reflect upon their own global awareness, perspective, and engagement. Global learning leaders must also help educators connect the dots between self-reflection and instruction, empowering them to determine differentiated ways they can facilitate global learning for others. This workshop will address how to get campus practitioners to engage global learning professional development, what professional development should entail, how to get participants to apply lessons learned, and how to improve program effectiveness on a continuing basis. Through case studies, demonstrations, and dialogue, participants will take away a range of ideas to prepare and support faculty, student affairs educators, and other staff in their multiple roles—including teacher, facilitator of difficult dialogues, and mentor—to lead students in high impact global learning.
Hilary Landorf, Director, Office of Global Learning Initiatives and Executive Director, Comparative and International Education Society and Stephanie Doscher, Associate Director, Office of Global Learning Initiatives—both of Florida International University
Engaging Globally in an Unscripted World
Higher education has an ever-evolving role to play in a world of increasingly complex challenges. Providing students with global education is no longer the responsibility of a few isolated departments or programs. Predicated upon the widespread use of technology and social media, institutions are broadening students' opportunities for global engagement, such that deep learning grows through integrating and extrapolating from both local and global contexts. Participants in this workshop will examine ways to engage students in global thinking and active learning without necessarily needing to get on a plane. Educating to combat apathy and infuse global competencies is attainable through a myriad of curricular and co-curricular opportunities, on and off campus. In this highly interactive session, participants will discuss and workshop existing institutional/programmatic/curricular structures that work well and identify other entities that are ripe for adaptation. Participants are encouraged to bring an artifact of global learning or engagement (syllabus, course assignment, text, project result, activity, etc.) or an idea to develop. Together we will foster interdisciplinary thinking while developing a foundation for globally oriented content to benefit student learning.
Bridget G. Trogden, Associate Professor of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts, Director of Research that Reaches Out (QEP) for Mercer University—Mercer University
AAC&U Global Learning Rubric: Springboard to Innovative Thinking
This workshop will use the AAC&U Global Learning VALUE Rubric as a base from which to foster innovating thinking and develop course content within the curriculum. Workshop facilitators and participants will discuss ideas and concepts established in practice and shown to have successful and measured results. For example, facilitators will examine their experiences using the VALUE Rubric for assignment development and assessment of issue-centered workshops, student papers based on research and reading, and as a means of assessing global learning as part of study abroad experiences. Participants will use these findings to create or improve their own global learning outcomes as a foundation for meaningful assessment. Participants may bring their own example of global learning to share and serve as a point of departure for developing their own creative ideas within the context of this interactive workshop. Examples include a successful outcome or other aspect of a global learning course or program, an idea to develop together with the group or, perhaps a challenging issue /situation related to global learning or even a place where people or the institution seems to be “stuck”.
David Blair, Director of Institutional Assessment—St. Edwards University; and Debora Ortloff, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Coordinator of Academic Assessment—Finger Lakes Community College