Campus Models and Case Studies

Each semester, global learning educators set out to change the way their students see the world.

“I tell my students, one of my goals is to disturb you for the rest of your life—in the best sense,” said Eric Wetzel, director of the Global Health Initiative at Wabash College.

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If a big part of higher education is analyzing systems, says Jiangyuan (JY) Zhou, an internationalization specialist in the Office of Global Engagement at Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey, then global learning should answer this question: “If you saw the whole world as a system, how... Read More

Campus Models of Defining and Designing Global Learning Opportunities

As institutions have advanced global learning across curricular and co-curricular initiatives, they have been guided by the creation of institutional definitions of global learning, global learning outcomes, and broad student learning outcomes with global dimensions. 

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Susquehanna University
Campus model June/July 2016

This month’s feature was written by Scott Manning, dean of global programs at Susquehanna University. It originally appeared in the spring 2016 issue of Diversity & Democracy... Read More

Montgomery College
Montgomery College

Montgomery College, a Maryland community college just north of Washington, DC, boasts an exceptionally diverse student body, with over 164 nationalities represented. Given the global nature of the student body, faculty and staff have long made it a priority to create a more globalized... Read More

Nebraska Wesleyan University
The new "Archways" curriculum at Nebraska Wesleyan University features an integrated core organized around pressing global issues and requires all students to participate in experiential learning.

Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU), a private liberal arts university in Lincoln, Nebraska, is in the process of developing a new general education program. The new program, titled "Archways," would replace the sixteen-year-old "Global Citizenship Preparation" curriculum. But despite what the... Read More

Community College of Baltimore County, Howard Community College
The Global Distinction Program at Howard Community College and the Community College of Baltimore County infuses core classes with global content and perspectives. (Photo courtesy of Howard Community College)

Preparing students to solve problems in an increasingly globalized century is an important task for colleges and universities, and a considerable challenge—especially for community colleges, where both students and the colleges themselves may have fewer resources to devote to expensive new... Read More

Florida International University
Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU), as its name suggests, was founded with a distinctly global outlook. The Miami-based university is known for its extensive area studies and diverse faculty and student population—FIU's student body is composed of 81 percent ethnic and racial minority... Read More

Otterbein College
Otterbein College

Students at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, were taking integrative courses long before integrative learning became fashionable. The liberal arts institution of about 3,000 students began requiring an integrative general education core in 1969, when many colleges were relaxing or... Read More

Lynn University
More than 90 percent of students at Lynn University choose professional majors, such as business or communications.

When Lynn University Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Patterson first launched a committee to extensively redesign the university's general education program, she expected some resistance from the faculty. So did Associate Professor Katrina Carter-Tellison, the university's core... Read More

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