Global Learning Publications

Liberal Education, Summer/Fall 2011
Liberal Education, Summer/Fall 2011

This issue presents highlights of the 2011 AAC&U annual meeting, “Global Positioning: Essential Learning, Student Success, and the Currency of US Degrees.” Also included are articles on broadening involvement in undergraduate writing instruction, fostering faculty agency, and using mathematics inquiry for non-STEM majors.Read more

Diversity & Democracy, Spring 2011
Diversity & Democracy, Spring 2011

Today's students face critical challenges that will require both global knowledge and scientific literacy. This issue of Diversity & Democracy examines the vital learning that can occur at the intersections of these strands of thought, where global learning provides a frame for scientific thinking and science forms the basis of global understanding.Read more

The LEAP Vision for Learning: Outcomes, Practices, Impact, and Employers' Views
2011

This new publication outlines the LEAP vision for learning, bringing together multiple strands of LEAP work. It includes an executive summary of College Learning for the New Global Century; summaries of research about high-impact educational practices and learning outcomes; summaries of trends in curricular, assessment, and general education reform; and data about the outcomes that employers value in the college graduates they hire and promote. This summary is ideal as an introduction to AAC&U's LEAP (Liberal Education and America's Promise) initiative and its research for use with internal and external advocates of educational reform, including with curricular and student success committees, boards of trustees, and regents.

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Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2011
Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2011

Diversity & Democracy, Winter, 2011: If college is a place for students to ask big existential questions about the world around them, it is also a space for considering how one's particular actions affect that world. This issue explores how developing and practicing personal and social responsibility can help students bridge the gaps between individual and global contexts to apply their learning for the greater good.Read more

Liberal Education, Fall 2010
Liberal Education, Fall 2010

An in-depth look at integrative learning, including its relation to interdisciplinary studies, its implications for faculty development, and its role in the sweeping changes to higher education in Hong Kong. Additional topics include Project Kaleidoscope’s role in fostering innovation in STEM pedagogy and faculty development, often-overlooked classroom variables that affect the quality of teaching and learning, the relationship between computer science and liberal education outcomes, students’ understanding of liberal education, and three-year degree proposals.Read more

Diversity & Democracy, Spring 2010
Diversity & Democracy, Spring 2010

Elements of personal identity provide the lenses through which students interpret and interact with the world on both local and global levels. This issue of Diversity & Democracy examines how colleges and universities can help students explore "big questions" related to issues of personal identity and implications of these questions for advancing the public good in a diverse democracy.Read more

Global Learning VALUE Rubric (pdf)
2010

Effective and transformative global learning offers students meaningful opportunities to analyze and explore complex global challenges, collaborate respectfully with diverse others, apply learning to take responsible action in contemporary global contexts, and evaluate the goals, methods, and consequences of that action. Global learning should enhance students' sense of identity, community, ethics, and perspective-taking. Global learning is based on the principle that the world is a collection of interdependent yet inequitable systems and that higher education has a vital role in expanding knowledge of human and natural systems, privilege and stratification, and sustainability and development to foster individuals' ability to advance equity and justice at home and abroad.

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Intercultural Knowledge VALUE Rubric (pdf)
2010

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Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2010
Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2010

At the crossroads of local and global pluralism, of democracy and demography, lie the intersecting paths of immigration and higher education. This issue of Diversity & Democracy examines the educational needs of the expanding immigrant population and the educational benefits of exploring immigration in the classroom.Read more

Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2009
Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2009

By incorporating diverse content, perspectives, and approaches into the curriculum, faculty of all disciplines have found both pedagogical and curricular routes that strengthen scholarship and prepare students for engagement with today's complex world. This issue of Diversity & Democracy explores the various ways that faculty are engaging with diversity across the disciplines to support student learning and improve achievement of important liberal learning outcomes.Read more

Peer Review, Fall 2009
Peer Review, Fall 2009

Peer Review, Fall, 2009: 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.Read more

The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad: Higher Education and the Quest for Global Citizenship
2009

Co-published by AAC&U and Routledge, this book is a comprehensive survey of the study abroad and global learning fields. Each chapter conveys an enthusiasm for study abroad alongside a critical assessment of the most up-to-date research, theory and practice. The volume brings together the insights of expert academics, senior administrators, practitioners of study abroad, and policy makers from across the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world. Among its many chapters, the book includes a chapter on globalizing the curriculum co-authored by Kevin Hovland and Caryn McTighe Musil of AAC&U, along with Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Associate Professor, Arcadia University, and Amy Jamison, Michigan State University doctoral candidate. This book is an indispensable reference volume for scholars, higher education faculty, study abroad professionals, policy makers, and the academic libraries that serve these audiences.

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