NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium on General Education

 

Assessment and Curricular Design Strategies for Global Learning Across the Disciplines

Friday, June 3, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Governor's Square 10

How do we help faculty leaders change the conversation from global learning in a single course to global learning as a curricular framework?

Can we better align global learning goals with the student learning goals that are shaping general education design innovations?

Nearly every college or university makes promises that all of its graduates will be prepared to thrive in a complex, interconnected world. To make good on this promise, curricular leaders are reimagining general education program designs that give all students opportunities to develop and practice the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to become global learners.

The 2016 NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium on General Education is a NAFSA Signature Program for faculty members, academic leaders, and international educators to explore global learning in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary contexts. This event is designed to support educators and administrators in efforts to prepare globally competent graduates.

Educators and administrators will work with expert facilitators and in small groups to discuss how to incorporate global learning into general education programming.

Participants will:

  • Examine how students integrate learning across disciplines and divisions.
  • Share models of general education curricula that are built around complex problems and concrete global learning outcomes.
  • Map global learning activities and identify allies and strategies for moving a global learning agenda from general education to wider campus practice.
  • Examine various ways to align high-impact global learning experiences (internships, service learning, and experiential learning) with academic coursework; including
    • Curriculum integration
    • Assessment
    • Articulation of learning outcomes

You Should Attend

  • If you are involved with educational programming or curriculum development.
  • If you are charged with incorporating a global perspective into the curriculum.
  • If you are attempting to integrate global learning across curricular and cocurricular spaces.

What You Will Gain from Participating

  • Insights and successful strategies for developing global learning opportunities.
  • Knowledge and examples of desired student outcomes for global learning in educational programs.
  • Strategies to engage faculty, international education professionals, and administrators in conversation about global learning.

Agenda

Friday, June 3
8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Ashley Finley, PhD, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Dominican Experience, Dominican University of California
8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Overview of Agenda and Key Issues
David Blair, PhD, Director of Institutional Assessment, St. Edward's University
8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Introduction to Models of General Education Curricula Built Around Global Learning
Ashley Finley, PhD, Dominican University of California
8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. First Collaborative Opportunity: Models of General Education Curricula Built Around Global Learning
  • David Blair, PhD, St. Edward's University
  • C. "Griff" Griffin, PhD, Grand Valley State University
 
9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Doing Assessment Right and Well: Guiding Principles and Best Practices
Craig Shealy, PhD, Professor of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University; Executive Director, International Beliefs and Values Institute
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Overview of Assessing Global Learning
Ashley Finley, PhD, Dominican University of California
11:15 a.m.-11:35 a.m. Introduction to Global Learning Goals on Campus
  • David Blair, PhD, St. Edward's University
  • C. "Griff" Griffin, PhD, Grand Valley State University
  • Ryan Guffey, PhD, Vice President for Student Development and Global Affairs, Lindenwood University
  • Kristin K. Wobbe, PhD, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 
11:35 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Second Collaborative Opportunity: Global Learning Goals on Campus
  • David A. Blair, PhD, St. Edward's University
  • C. "Griff" Griffin, PhD, Grand Valley State University
  • Ryan Guffey, PhD, Lindenwood University
  • Kristin K. Wobbe, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Final Collaborative Opportunity: Strategizing Next Steps on Campus
  • David Blair, PhD, St. Edward's University
  • C. "Griff" Griffin, PhD, Grand Valley State University
  • Ryan Guffey, PhD, Lindenwood University
  • Kristin K. Wobbe, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 
1:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Next Steps
David Blair, PhD, St. Edward's University

(Times and agenda subject to change.)

2016 Presenters

Presenter bios

Support

NAFSA thanks the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) for its support of this program.