Diversity and Democracy

AAC&U Global Learning Resources

Global Learning VALUE Rubric

Among the rubrics offered by AAC&U’s Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) initiative is one designed to help campus teams evaluate students’ global learning. Developed by a team of experts, the rubric includes a definition and glossary to help stakeholders interpret student learning outcomes. To download the rubric, visit http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/globallearning.

Global Learning in College Podcasts

In October 2013, AAC&U hosted its first Network for Academic Renewal Meeting on Global Learning in College. Keynote addresses from that meeting—on topics such as “What Happens to Learning When It Becomes Global?” (by Haifa Jamal Al-Lail and Victor Kazanjian) and “Building the Infrastructure for Successful Engagement with Global Learning” (by Harvey Charles)—are available as free downloads at http://www.aacu.org/Podcast/.

Study Abroad and Global Learning: Exploring Connections

The fall 2009 issue of Peer Review features articles on best practices in campus study abroad programs, research on the impact of study abroad, and analysis of the role and limitations of study abroad as a strategy for global learning. To download the issue or purchase print copies, visit http://www.aacu.org/peerreview/.

Shared Futures: Global Learning and Liberal Education

In this 2006 AAC&U publication, Kevin Hovland examines the evolving definitions of global learning in the context of previous reform efforts in the areas of diversity, democracy, and civic engagement. The publication also illuminates how global learning converges with the most powerful current models of liberal education. To order, visit http://www.aacu.org/publications/.

Assessing Global Learning: Matching Good Intentions with Good Practice

This 2006 AAC&U publication is designed to help colleges and universities construct and assess the impact of multiple well-defined developmental pathways through which students can acquire global learning. Author Caryn McTighe Musil argues for establishing clear global learning goals that inform departments, divisions, and campus life and suggests assessment frameworks. To order, visit http://www.aacu.org/publications/.

Save the Date: Global Learning in College: Cross-Cutting Capacities for Twenty-First-Century College Students

AAC&U will host its second Network for Academic Renewal meeting on Global Learning in College on October 16–18, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the meeting, participants will articulate a vision of the global learner and will explore efforts to design educational experiences—across the curriculum and in the community—to help students develop the cross-cutting capacities they need. For more information, visit http://www.aacu.org/meetings/.

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