Architecture for Global Learning


Architecture for Global Learning is an online professional enrichment series developed by NAFSA to help faculty, scholars, and administrators strengthen their understanding of global learning and develop their capacity for translating mission-driven institutional global learning goals into concrete curricular and co-curricular experiences that are flexible, rigorous, and relevant to students.

Current Offerings: Series II 

Series II will consist of six, 60-minute e-Seminars delivered throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Series II will include presentations and discussions with noted scholars, researchers, and practitioners focusing on responding to nationalism and xenophobia, the STEAM'D disciplines, foreign language teaching, assessment, and more. 

Register for the complete series or by individual sessions. Make the most of your Series II subscription. Register as an individual then invite colleagues to join you for an in-person group viewing. Create a learning event opportunity for your university community.

Your registration includes the live e-Seminars, handouts and resources provided by the presenters, and access to a recording of the session. You will also receive a certificate of completion (upon request).

Series II (6 sessions) Individual Session
Member: $425 Member: $119
Nonmember: $655 Nonmember: $149
Student: $354 Student: $59

Global Learning in a Time of Increased Xenophobia and Extreme Nationalism
September 21, 2017 1:30-2:30 P.M. (EDT)
Many institutions integrate global learning into curricula and co-curricular programming with the goal of producing graduates capable of contributing solutions to global problems. Hear from and discuss the perspectives of leading international education scholars and practitioners on the state of global learning as we enter a period of increased populist and anti-international rhetoric and action.

Global Learning Across Disciplines: STEAM'D
October 26, 2017 2:30-3:30 P.M. (EDT)
Faculty and students in the sciences, technology, math, art, and design disciplines (STEAM'D) are expected to possess global competencies that will prepare them to succeed in their increasingly globalized fields as well. Explore models of integrating global learning into the curriculum and co-curricular activities of the STEAM'D fields to address world problems and learning goals.

Global Learning in Foreign Language Instruction: More Than Just Talk
November 9, 2017 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (EST)
Foreign language proficiency and cross-cultural understanding should, ideally, go hand in hand. However, foreign language programs do not always successfully incorporate global learning practices into curriculum and miss the opportunity to help students develop global perspectives. Presenters will discuss their research and practice into the deep learning relationship between foreign language instruction and intercultural competencies.

Global Learning in the COIL Environment: How Is It Done, What Can Be Learned
February 2018
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) can facilitate highly effective, cost-saving, measurable global learning. Explore the research and practice of experts who are already combining global learning pedagogy with COIL and discuss ways that this exciting combination can be implemented at your institution.

Global Learning in the Research Environment: Making the Most of Collaboration to Generate Innovation
March 2018
Discover successful practices and models of global learning in international research environments. Learn how integrating these best practices into research environments bolsters the mutual benefits of international research collaboration.

Assessment of Global Learning: Performance Targets vs. Developmental Growth
April 2018
How do you demonstrate that your students have achieved a desired global learning outcome? Explore and discuss with experts how to navigate the nuances of assessing global learning, including which assessment tools they recommend.

Past Offerings: Series I

Our Series I Architecture for Global Learning e-Seminars were delivered in four 60-minute sessions throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. Series I speakers addressed how global learning differs from campus internationalization and how to integrate global learning praxis into disciplinary and interdisciplinary curricula. Presenters also discussed how to assess and measure global learning outcomes and how data and technology are being used to support, validate, and advance global learning initiatives. 

Series I e-Seminars are available for purchase as on-demand recordings.