Global Learning Lab

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2019 Updates

Tools, Practices, and Integration

May 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New York University
1307 L Street, Washington, DC

NAFSA’s Global Learning Lab is a one-day professional development program for international educators designed to build awareness and strengthen skills in advancing global learning.

Global learning prepares students for the interconnected global economy, a top priority for universities and professional programs around the world. To meet the challenge, on-going institutional and program changes are necessary in curriculums, partnerships, faculty competencies, and much more.

The NAFSA 2019 Global Learning Lab brings together deans, faculty members, senior international officers, and scholar-practitioners from around the world to discuss strategies for incorporating global competencies into learning across the curriculum. The lab format provides participants with the unique opportunity for a deep dive into integrating global learning into their programs and across the campus.

Participants will deepen their understanding of opportunities offered by internships, fieldwork, and education abroad and gain access to strategies, tools, materials, and on-campus resources to help them plan for integration of global and experiential learning into their programs.

What you will gain from participating

  • Examples of desired student outcomes for intercultural and global learning;
  • Insights on how to engage faculty in internationalization and promote global learning strategically across programs and across campuses; and
  • Awareness of accreditation challenges when developing international partnerships

Return to your institution with knowledge of best practices and new strategies on ways to prepare students with essential intercultural and global learning competencies for the 21st century.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain global learning definition(s) to build awareness and establish acceptance
  • Encourage the integration of global learning into curricula using practical strategies and tools
  • Promote interdisciplinary research and partnerships through the lens of global learning
  • Identify global competencies and relevance to workforce development
  • Highlight the urgency and benefits of global learning integration into the curricula
  • Provide tools to assess global learning outcomes and student outcomes

Agenda

May 29, 2019
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Overview

Definitions of Global Learning

9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

Karen Marrongelle, PhD, Assistant Director, Directorate Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation (NSF)

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Global Learning in the Disciplines  

Industry Representatives

  • ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), International Council for the Education of Teachers (ICET)

Moderator: Diana Cvitan, MS, MAT, Director, Global Learning and Partnerships, Fairleigh Dickinson University

10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Identifying Global Learning Opportunities

  • Hilary C. Landorf, PhD, Executive Director, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Florida International University
  • Stephanie Doscher, EdD, Director, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Florida International University

Global Learning Competencies & Workforce Development

  • Patrice Twomey, Director, Cooperative Education and Careers, University of Limerick
  • Diana Cvitan, MS, MAT

Technology

  • Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Executive Director, Stevens Initiative, Aspen Institute
 
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Panel: Internationalization at Home
International perspectives on Global Learning

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: Stakeholder Engagement
Catherine Davy PhD, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Michigan - Dearborn

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Coffee Break

2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Identifying Global Learning Opportunities

  • Hilary C. Landorf, PhD, Executive Director, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Florida International University
  • Stephanie Doscher, EdD, Director, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Florida International University

Global Learning Competencies & Workforce Development

  • Patrice Twomey, Director, Cooperative Education and Careers, University of Limerick
  • Diana Cvitan, MS, MAT

Technology

  • Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Executive Director, Stevens Initiative, Aspen Institute
 
3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • What will you do when you get home?
  • What support will you need?
  • What resources are available to support your work?
 

Pricing

Registrant Type Early Bird (by April 12, 2019) Regular (after April 12, 2019)
Member $229 $269
Non-member $329 $379
Student $109 $149

NAFSA thanks New York University for its generous support of this event.
New York University

Meet the Presenters

Presenter bios

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