Conference Highlights: 2016 Global Learning in College

Thursday, October 6, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Geology Trip to Red Rocks and Dinosaur Ridge
Pre-registration and $50 fee is required. Space is limited.
No person should visit Colorado without tasting of its mountains and natural history!  Join us on a geology tour of Denver and the nearby Front Range, with Dr. Ed Nuhfer, geologist and faculty developer. We will learn about the fascinating geology of this area as we examine the regional geological setting of Denver from the vantage point of famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre overlooking Denver. We will visit the spectacular dinosaur tracks nearby Dinosaur Ridge and hike among rock formations that expose views of seashores that existed millions of years ago. A printed guidebook is included.  Wear comfortable clothing for light walking. You will never again think of Colorado without remembering this day.

Thursday, October 6, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, October 6, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lynn Pasquerella, President—AAC&U 

Keynote Address
Global Learning in (or Despite?) an Age of Technology
Kentaro Toyama, W.K. Kellogg Associate Profesor of Community Information, University of Michigan, Fellow, Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and author Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology

Thursday, October 6, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

Friday, October 7, 7:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Poster Sessions and Continental Breakfast

Friday, October 7, 1:00 2:45 pm
The University of Colorado Denver Visit
Pre-registration is required. Pre-registrants meet in the hotel lobby to depart at 1:30 p.m.
The University of Colorado Denver is an urban university located in the heart of downtown Denver and just a few blocks from the Grand Hyatt where the AAC&U conference is taking place. The Auraria campus, shared with two other institutions, is the largest campus of higher education in Colorado and one of the largest in the US. Its international students make up 8% of the student body and have come from 130 different countries while approximately 450 students participated in one of the campus' global education programs last year. As one of the nation's top accredited academic and health sciences institutions, the university holds more than 40 specialized accreditations and offers unique options for customizing degrees. Students can choose from over 140 degree choices such as urban design, business, engineering, pre-medicine, pharmacy, or they can customize their own degree. Each student's educational experience will be supported through outstanding student services. Those with limited English proficiency have the option of studying at the ESL Academy, which not only will develop their academic language skills but will also support their success as a University of Colorado Denver student.

It is our pleasure to invite you to visit our campus and learn more about our incredible programs and facilities in the city that was name No. 1 Best City to Live by US News and World Report. Please note, our campus visit will be a walking tour so please wear comfortable shoes. We are committed to diversity and inclusion; if you require accommodation for disabilities of any kind please let us know and we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements.
Saira Hamidi, Program Coordinator, International Affairs, and John Sunnygard, Executive Director, Office of International Affairs-both of University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

Friday, October 7, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. 
Featured Sessions

Nurturing Student Efficacy in a Global World: Student Perspectives
Javon Brame, Director, Trio Student Support Services—Community College of Denver, and John Sunnygard, Executive Director, Office of International Affairs—University of Colorado Denver; and students from the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University, and the University of Colorado Denver

Making Global Learning Universal: Promoting Inclusive Excellence for All Students
Hilary Landorf, Director, and Stephanie Doscher, Associate Director—both of the Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Florida International University

Global Learning on U.S. Soil
Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives—AAC&U; William H. Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor Emeritus of History—Duke University; and Gladstone “Fluney” Hutchinson, Professor, Department of Economics—Lafayette College

Saturday, October  8, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Plenary Address
Internationalization of Higher Education: More than Student Mobility 
Hans de Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Lynch School of Education—Boston College