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Mapping Global Learning Outcomes Across the Institution

This example from Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Arizona shows how the institution has mapped support for its global learning outcomes across the curriculum, co-curriculum, and other areas of operations.

Building a map forces critically reflective questions: Where is the work of revision coming from and where is it going? What are our assets? What is the relationships between the various parts that are supposed to be working toward a common educational goal? By creating a visual map, complex conceptual discussions can achieve a level of transparency that facilitates collaborative exploration and decision-making.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College participated in AAC&U’s Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility, an initaitive which focuses on redesigning general education to prepare students to live responsible, productive, and creative lives as global citizens in a dramatically changing world.