Engaging All Students in Global Learning—From High-Impact Practices to High-Impact Graduates
September 12, 2018
This webinar was part of a series that highlighted the work being done at colleges and universities around the country to address challenges and identify best practices for enhancing the teaching and learning experience and demonstrating the value of liberal education for work, life, and global citizenship.
In recent years, scholars have made a compelling case for undergraduate global learning at the local, regional, and national levels. As the US economy continued to be connected to the global market, the majority of higher education institutions have integrated global perspectives into their mission statements, and policymakers have pushed higher education to connect student learning to our increasingly global workforce. To ensure that all students have an opportunity to engage with global perspectives and apply these skills, institutions are increasingly seeking ways to integrate global learning across the curriculum and co-curriculum. This webinar brought together a panel of global learning leaders to provide strategies and practices that afford global learning experiences for all students across disciplinary, on- and off-campus, and curricular and cocurricular lines.
Panelists provided concrete strategies for meaningful student global learning experiences that are measurable and connected to life, work, citizenship, and multiple majors and disciplines. In addition, they offered specific models and activities that can be implemented at a variety of institutions for diverse student groups with differing levels of global experience and engagement. Participants left the webinar with examples of global learning assignment design, implementation, and strategic ideas.
Dawn Michele WhiteheadSenior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change, AAC&U
Brian EtheridgeDirector of the Center for Teaching Excellence and co-chair of the Curriculum Internationalization Steering Committee, Georgia Gwinnett College
Kristina Watkins MorminoProfessor of French Coordinator, Global Studies Certification Program Senior Mentor, School of Liberal Arts, Georgia Gwinnett College
Paloma RodriguezAssociate Director, International Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Associate Director, Undergraduate Academic Programs, University of Florida International Center
Bridget G. TrogdenAssociate Dean for Engagement & General Education; Division of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor; Department of Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University