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Pre-Conference Workshops: 2017 Global Engagement and Social Responsibility

Thursday, October 12
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

Developing and Assessing Global Learning Outcomes:  Closing the Loop to Advance Global Engagement
Workshop description in process and available soon.
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

Engaging Students in Real-World Problem Solving
Workshop description in process and available soon.
Bridget G. Trogden, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of Research that Reaches Out—Mercer University