Global learning isn't limited to only the humanities. Faculty and students in the sciences, technology, engineering, art, math, and design disciplines (STEAM'D) are expected to possess global competencies that will prepare them to succeed in their increasingly globalized fields as well.
Join NAFSA Academic Programs for the second session in our six-part Architecture for Global Learning - Series II. Participants will explore models of integrating global learning into the curriculum and co-curricular activities of the STEAM'D fields to address world problems and learning goals. Presenters will discuss research evidence, curriculum, and co-curricular program design examples that support the implementation of global learning in fields outside the humanities and speak to the myriad reasons why STEAM'D students benefit from global perspectives in their fields after graduation.
Who Should Attend
Faculty, senior international officers, chief academic officers, researchers, and other international educators who want to infuse their respective STEAM'D course or program with global learning perspectives, curricula, and co-curricular activities.
David Shallenberger, PhD
School for International Training
David Shallenberger is dean of the International Honors Program at the School for International Training. He has served as an educator for 35 years, running tandem careers in education abroad and university teaching at SIT Graduate Institute, DePaul University, as well as other institutions. He has also worked with educational institutions in Asia, Latin America (including Brazil), Europe and the Middle East to deepen their internationalization strategies and foster intercultural competence in students, staff and teachers. He has been active in leadership positions in NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad.
Barbara Leitherer, MA
Community College of Baltimore County
Barbara Leitherer is professor of mathematics and vice chair of Global Student Programs at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). At CCBC she has been instrumental in promoting the globalization of the STEM curriculum in the School of Mathematics and Science by designing an introductory statistics course as the first globally oriented mathematics course. This effort has led to numerous professional development presentations at local and national conferences, including NAFSA in 2013. She has been chair of the Global Workforce Committee under the college's Global Education Action Board and continues to serve on the A-NET on international math education of the American Mathematical Association of 2-Year Colleges (AMATYC). Barbara Leitherer received her master of arts degree in mathematics and geography from the University of Heidelberg and master certification in project management from George Washington University.
Elizabeth Caldwell, PhD
University of Huddersfield
Elizabeth Caldwell, PhD, is an academic skills tutor in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield, UK. She received her PhD from University College London and has been teaching international students studying a variety of disciplines for the past 10 years. She has designed and run both pre-sessional and in-sessional study skills programs and has supported international students in their academic development from foundation to PhD level. Dr. Caldwell's research centers on the theory and practice of higher education, including a comparative approach to discipline specific pedagogies, as well as issues around internationalization of institutions and curricula. Recent projects have included exploring the experiences of international students studying in the UK as well as raising intercultural awareness in the disciplines.