This conversation introduced the Global Smart Grid, a matrix developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to construct a visual sense of how to strengthen global learning across both campus domains and dimensions of learning. The Global Smart Grid can clarify where to invest in strategic actions in tight economic times that can solidify students' global learning, increase coordination and connection of discrete global programs, and make global learning pervasive.

Our presenter, Caryn McTighe Musil, answered participants' questions and offered some insightful tips on using the Global Smart Grid.


Caryn McTighe Musil (Presenter)
Caryn is the Senior Vice President at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and oversees the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives. She has directed a series of campus-based global learning projects and is currently involved with a project that seeks to infuse global learning throughout the general education curriculum. Caryn received her B.A. from Duke University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.

Hilary E. Kahn (Moderator)
Hilary serves as the Director for the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University and has been involved in the internationalization of higher education since 2004. Her areas of interest and expertise include international education, intercultural teaching and learning, visual anthropology, visual pedagogies, human rights and the arts, and global research. In 2009, she received the IU Commission of Multicultural Understanding Faculty Award for promoting multicultural understanding and the IU International Studies Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2011 she led the NAFSA Internationalizing Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum (ITLC) Network.

Wolfgang F. Schlör (Moderator)
Wolfgang is the Interim Associate Provost for International Affairs and Director of International Programs and Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been involved in international education research, including leading a federally funded national survey of institutional practices on underrepresented groups in international education. Wolfgang holds PhD and M.A. degrees in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin. He is currently the NAFSA Leading Internationalization (LIZN) Network Leader.