Architecture for Global Learning


Architecture for Global Learning is a new 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 cocurricular experiences that are flexible, rigorous, and relevant to students.

Delivered in four 60-minute sessions throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, the series allows participants to engage in high-level discussions with noted scholars, researchers and practitioners on:

  • What defines global learning and how global learning differs from campus internationalization.
  • How to integrate global learning praxis into disciplinary and interdisciplinary curricula.
  • Methods to engage the student in global learning.
  • How to assess and measure global learning outcomes.
  • Ways to interpret how global learning benefits the student.

Series of Offerings

Defining and Designing Quality in Global Learning at Your Institution
October 2016
A compelling need exists for students to have refined global perspectives through the lens of recent - and evolving - world events that impact their future. Learn how leading scholars define global learning at their particular institutions and distinguish quality in global learning.

Cross-Disciplinary Global Learning for Student Success
November 2016
Discover how to enrich and broaden student learning through integration of global learning and the creation of cross-disciplinary learning experiences, as they have been framed by the demands of an ever-evolving workplace and real, looming global challenges.

Global Learning, Technology, and Big Data: Expanding the Use of Analytics
February 2017
Learn how data and analytics are being used to enhance curricula and co-curricular programming to support, validate, and advance global learning initiatives.

Assessing Global Learning: Methods, Metrics, and Meaning
April 2017
Discover best practices for gaining a more complete picture of student learning through the application and interpretation of various methods and rubrics for the meaningful assessment of global learning outcomes.