Essential Learning, Student Success, and the Currency of U.S. Degrees
AAC&U Annual Meeting
January 26-29, 2011
The New American Colleges and Universities
The New American Colleges and Universities (formerly the Associated New American Colleges) is a national consortium of 20 selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement.
The Rewards and Challenges of Comprehensive Internationalization
The institutions represented here have each received the “Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization” by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, which annually recognizes institutions for overall excellence in internationalization efforts. The award is presented to institutions with specific innovative international programs or initiatives as evidenced in practices, structures, philosophies, and policies. The presenters—all members of NACU with this distinction—will discuss their perspectives on what a global institution look likes, the challenges they face and continue to face, and how their commitment to internationalization is sustained, especially in times of fiscal constraint and leadership changes.
Jerry Griener, President, Arcadia University; Stephen House, Provost, Elon University; Juneja Renu, Associate Provost, Valparaiso University; Neal Sobania, Executive Director, Wang Center for Global Education, Pacific Lutheran University
Weaving Global Education Throughout the Institution
Higher education institutions are defining global learning outcomes they deem essential for their graduates to thrive in an interconnected global environment. While such outcomes are often associated with study abroad programs, they are not always integrated into the curriculum, the core venue for undergraduate learning. In order to prepare students to engage the world as informed, ethical, and productive citizens, how are institutions weaving global education into the general education core curriculum, the major courses of study, and faculty research and development? This session will focus upon several strategies to enhance global education and enrich practices of integration and communication across diverse programs.
Moderator: Charles Taylor, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Drury University
Steven Jones, Associate Provost for Civic Engagement and Academic Mission, The University of Scranton; Susan Kupisch, Provost, University of Evansville; Francine G. Navakas, Associate Academic Dean, North Central College; Michael Renner, Provost, Drake University.