Global Learning Lab

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2019 Registration

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

  • Sherif Barsoum, Associate Vice President of the Office of Global Services, New York University
  • Amir Reza, PhD, Dean, Babson Academy & Global Education, Babson College
 
9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address

  • Karen Marrongelle, PhD, Assistant Director, Directorate Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Moderator: Amir Reza, PhD
 
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Babson College Introduction to Global Learning Exercise
Facilitator: Amir Reza, PhD

11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Coffee Break and Transition to Breakout Sessions

11:15 a.m.-12:00 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

Virtual Exchange

  • Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Executive Director, Stevens Initiative, Aspen Institute
 
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Panel: Global Learning in the Disciplines & Workforce Development

  • Kenneth Ball, PhD, Academic Advisory Council, ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology); Commissioner, Engineering Accreditation Commission; Executive Board, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Deans Council; Dean, Engineering, George Mason University (host of Secretariat, International Federation of Engineering Societies (IFEES) and Secretariat, Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC))
  • Janette (Jenny) Samaan, PhD, Senior Director, Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Reyes L. Quezada, EdD, Board of Directors, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); Board of Directors, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE); Chair, International Council for the Education of Teachers (ICET); Former Commissioner and Chair, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing-Committee on Accreditation (COA); Professor and Chair, Department of Learning and Teaching, University of San Diego
  • Patrice Twomey, Director, Cooperative Education and Careers, University of Limerick
  • Moderator: Diana Cvitan, MS, MAT, Director, Global Learning and Partnerships, Fairleigh Dickinson University
 
2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Keynote Address & Discussion: Stakeholder Engagement

  • Ilir Miteza, PhD, Associate Provost for Graduate, Global, and Digital Education, University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • Moderator: Amir Reza, PhD
 
2:45 p.m.-3:30 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

Virtual Exchange

  • Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Executive Director, Stevens Initiative, Aspen Institute
 
3:30 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

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