TDC Partners & Friends: TDC Invited to 2014 Global Challenges Institute in November
The American Democracy Project is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 Global Challenges Faculty Institute, and TDC member faculty are invited to join us!
Thursday & Friday, November 6 – 7, 2014
Global Challenges Institute on Educating Globally Competent Citizens
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey · Galloway, NJ
This two-day institute introduces participants to numerous tools for educating globally competent citizens. Global Engagement Scholars (faculty members) from 11 AASCU campuses describe how they have built courses and curricula around the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ 7 Revolutions framework to address seven Global Challenges: population, resources, technology, information, economies, conflict and governance. Institute leaders demonstrate the teaching materials and resources they have found most valuable in the courses they teach (including introductory, first-year, discipline-based and honors courses) and guide participants in anticipating how these same tools could be used effectively on their home campuses.
Participants also have the opportunity to learn more about how to bring the new national Global Challenges blended learning course to their campuses. The blended learning model course, designed by the AASCU scholars, includes a variety of teaching methods to deliver and facilitate classroom materials and activities. The course is delivered through a variety of LMS platforms (including Blackboard, Moodle Rooms and Desire2Learn) and can be used as a turn-key course or customized as desired. Costs for the 2014-15 academic year are $50 per student for AASCU institutions; the fee includes a digital subscription to The New York Times.
Each Institute participant will receive a faculty toolkit for using the global challenges content in campus courses and programs. This practical and insightful Institute is ideal for colleges and universities that want to deepen their commitment to providing effective international education in a variety of disciplines. That’s why AASCU is excited to provide reduced registration fees for campus teams. While individuals are certainly welcome, campus teams of three to five may find the Institute most instructive
Who Should Attend?
- Campus teams seeking to enhance their curriculum related to global engagement
- Faculty members teaching courses with global content
- Administrators who are interested in internationalizing their campus curricula
- Anyone interested in educating globally competent citizens
To register, visit http://www.aascu.org/meetings/globalchallenges14/ by October 6, 2014.
To learn more about the Global Challenges curriculum, visit the following website: www.aascuglobalchallenges.org.