Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS) Knowledge Community focuses on curriculum internationalization, research that informs practice, and intercultural communication and serves faculty, administrators, graduate students/post-docs, researchers, intercultural trainers, cross-cultural counselors, and other professionals in international education.
Equipping NAFSA members and other educators with the knowledge, research, and skills they need to engage in, encourage and support positive change practices that results in the infusion of international, intercultural, and global knowledge into the ethos and outcomes of their own work and, more broadly, the work of their organizations.
To accomplish its mission, TLS:
- Identifies and makes accessible, within and beyond NAFSA, new and existing theoretical and empirical knowledge that improves practice.
- Brings innovative people, concepts, structures, and ideas to NAFSA conferences and other educational programming.
- Works with others to identify gaps in research and knowledge and engages the membership in filling those gaps.
- Promotes dialogue that motivates scholars, educators, practitioners, and administrators to collaboratively internationalize their organizations.
Connect with the Community
Explore Intercultural Communication and Training (ICT) resources and network with peers.
Explore Internationalizing Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum (ITLC) resources and network with peers.
- Region I: Alexander Mitu, Foundation for International Understanding Through Students
- Region II: Amber West Martin, MEd, Rocky Mountain College
- Region IV: Karmen Sorenson, PhD, Bismarck State College
- Region V: Kari Henquinet, PhD, Michigan Technological University
- Region VI: Cami Ross, MBA, Case Western Reserve University
- Region VII: Aaron Clevenger, EdD, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Region X: Tim White, PhD, New Jersey City University
- Region XI: Jingwen Yan, MEd, MA, Brandeis University
- Region XII: David Wick, EdD, Middlebury Institute of International Studies