This new book from Indiana University Press, captures the essence and complexity of international education in an interconnected and globalized world. GC4 Vice President Dawn Michele Whitehead is featured among the leading scholars, international educators, and policymakers who contributed to this call for a reconsideration of paradigms and critical reflection on the entire field of international education.
Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community and Careers
Through its Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers (GC4), AAC&U promotes integrative global & civic learning through initiatives and practices that empower students to engage meaningfully and ethically with global challenges.
Importance of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community and Careers
Higher education—and liberal education, in particular—plays an integral role in helping students become responsible citizens and preparing them for success in work and life. AAC&U leads and supports efforts across all types of institutions to strengthen global learning experiences at the heart of this preparation.
The Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers promotes global learning by prioritizing equity, diversity, global engagement, perspective-taking, and social and civic responsibility. Such educational and institutional priorities help students and institutions address global challenges that connect and impact local, global, and international communities.
Programs & Initiatives
Through its emphasis on synthesis and advanced accomplishment across the educational experience, liberal education promotes integrative learning, requiring that students develop and demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills to complex problems and in varied settings. Learn more
A partnership between AAC&U and Interfaith Youth Core, this initiative helps shape campus culture by establishing best practices for engaging religious diversity, encouraging interfaith cooperation, and integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into institutional interfaith practices. Learn more
AAC&U researches and shares institutional practices and models for intercultural mentoring that enable students to develop and apply skills related to critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, and integrative and global learning. Learn more
By offering resources and partnering with other organizations, AAC&U actively supports undergraduate programs that help students address real-world challenges by drawing on tools and strategies from the field of global health. Learn more
Each year, the AAC&U Conference on Global Learning delves deep into bold new ideas and transformative innovations that prepare all students to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world. Share with and learn from a strong community that includes leading visionaries and collaborators who value every voice and every perspective. Through an array of in-depth sessions and workshops, AAC&U explores the most relevant topics around global learning, community-based learning, and other high-impact practices in a global context. Participate in a meeting of minds from around the world.
In the interest of preventing an apathetic generation of students who find no reason to partake in social or global activism, this new book—coedited by GC4 Vice President Dawn Michele Whitehead and published by the American Political Science Association—offers a compilation of lesson plans, classroom studies, and suggestions for educators to help teach how and why human beings ought to engage with the issues around them.
Global challenges offer critical opportunities for student learning. This issue of Diversity & Democracy highlights the multifaceted ways in which higher education is involving students in addressing the globally complex issues they will encounter throughout their lives. Contributing authors describe possible avenues into this work and raise pressing questions about equity and inclusion in a globally interdependent society.
The conference will combine critical reflection on past practice with exploration of new approaches to global learning that are accessible and inclusive, rooted in ethical relationships, and situate the global within local and international settings.
- Vice President, Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers
Jasmine EppsProgram Coordinator and Assistant to the VP