Global Education Advisory Committee Professional Development Community Outreach Social Justice and Peace Curriculum
Global Education Steering Committee Director of CETL o Director of Global Education (6 release hours) 2 Coordinators of Global Initiatives (6 release hours) 1 Coordinator of Study Abroad (6 release hours)
It takes: Dedication Support Structure Collaboration
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Developing Global Citizenship Workshop Series Intercultural Dialogues: Classroom Visits The Program of Global Distinction
Attend 6 sessions of an in-house workshop series. Workshops topics include: Building Intercultural Competencies, Intercultural Conflict Resolution, Religious Practices in the Classroom, and Getting to Know ESOL Students. Create, implement, and present a classroom or campus project. Purpose: To encourage faculty to increase their global knowledge and intercultural competencies and pass this on to their students. This certificate counts as professional development for faculty and is sponsored by CCBCs Center for Teaching and Excellence.
INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUES International/ESOL Students visit classes in various disciplines (English, Speech, World Languages, Music, Theatre, World Literature, etc.) They have the opportunity to dialogue with students in the courses on a variety of topics (such as holidays, religion, health care, and womens issues in their native countries). This program facilitates an open exchange between individuals with different cultural backgrounds. Students enrolled in the course are able to ask the international students questions. Instructors may work with students beforehand in order to tailor the dialogue to their curriculum.
The Community College of Baltimore County Howard Community College Mission: To provide the framework that insures students become global citizens and are prepared for both academic and professional endeavors in the interconnected and interdependent world of the 21 st century
15 Credits of Globalized Curriculum Gen. Ed. and Non-Gen. Ed. Courses 2 Semesters World Language International Activities and Dialogue Speakers, Film Series, Field Trips Global Experience Study Abroad / Travel Studies Equivalent Domestic Intercultural Experience Global Portfolio; Recognition of Global Distinction on transcript; and Letters of recommendation from program advisors.
Globally-Intense Courses Professors must explain how they incorporate global themes into: Lectures and Discussion Assignments (tests, papers, projects) Readings Activities (intercultural dialogues and events) ENGL 102: College Composition II ENGL 205: World Literature ENGL 206: World Literature II ENGL 260: Holocaust Literature HUMN 206: Post Colonial Literature INTR 102: American Sign Language II INTR 121: Deaf Issues Past and Present MUSC 109: Survey of World Music PHIL 131: Philosophy of World Religions SPCM 101: Fundamentals of Speech Communication SPCM 252: Intercultural Communication GEOG 102: Introduction to Cultural Geography CRJU 204: Comparative Crime & Criminal Justice OFAD 160: Computers in the Business World MGMT 105: Principles of Management PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology PSYC 103: Human Development SOCL 101: Introduction to Sociology AVMT 101: Aviation History and Development POLS 141: International Relations MNMT 101: Introduction to Business HLTH 125: Holistic Health HRMT 210: Travel, Leisure, & Tourism
Cost Time commitments: work, family, etc. Limited travel experience Tight 2-year curriculum Challenges for Student Participation
For students Less U.S.-centric perspective Stereotype breakdown New insights into goals/available paths Confidence traveling So Why Do It?
Financial support Legal support Flexibility within county rules/ processes Faculty travel experience Challenges for the Institution
For faculty More globalized curriculum on campus New insights to convey to students on campus Enthusiasm for topic/job So Why Do It?
Short term = more accessible Introduction for novice travelers Course tailor-fit to own curriculum But can be pricy SOLUTION: Faculty-Led Study Abroad
List of inexpensive study abroad programs Volunteer/work abroad – inexpensive Programs at institutions where students will transfer Fieldwork or independent study abroad SOLUTION: External/Independent Study Abroad
Feature a variety of programs. Highlight inexpensive, short-term options. Show students they can do it. Keys for Success: Accessibility and Recruitment
Look for experience and enthusiasm. Offer information sessions and a website with resources. Offer incentives for participation (performance review, publicity, small stipend/seed money, etc.) Have a process for vetting program proposals. Keys for Success: Faculty Involvement
Know that your upper administration is on board. Be able to access legal counsel. Have access to some funds – even available only for emergency use. Keys for Success: Administrative Needs
CURRICULUM SUBCOMMITTEE Professional Development Community Outreach Peace and Social Justice Curriculum Provides support and structure to global initiatives
GLOBAL COURSE OBJECTIVES How to have a far-reaching effect? Every Gen. Ed. Required class will have at least one objective that promotes global awareness. CCBC core competencies include: o Communication o Problem Solving o Independent Learning and Personal Management o Global Perspective and Social Responsibility Competencies are assessed.
Senate Proposal o The Common Course Outlines for General Education courses will include at least one objective that promotes student awareness of the global, interdependent nature of life in the twenty- first century. Developed criteria for global objectives Sent a proposal to the General Education Review Board Proposal forwarded to college senate Curriculum and Instruction Committee monitors requirement o 3-year review o new course proposals o course revisions
Program of Global Distinction How to establish standards and bring consistency to the program? Wrote criteria for courses Designed an application form o Texts and supplemental materials o Lectures and discussions o Student Assessments o Activities o Summary statement (why) Review all courses Award Certificates Global Course
Global Course Designator Subcommittee Office of Curriculum and Assessment Office of the Registrar Global Distinction Program The GL designator : identifies global courses in the schedule of classes, marks global courses on student transcripts, allows administrators to track and record student progress, through the program.
Your Turn What existing global initiatives do you have at your institution? What new initiatives have you begun or do you hope to implement at your college? What obstacles to promoting global programs do you face or anticipate? Do you have any questions for us?
Contact Information Rebekah de Wit o Coordinator of Study Abroad firstname.lastname@example.org Dallas Dolan o Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning email@example.com Stacie Miller o Coordinator of Global Studies firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie Trevathan o Chair of the GEAB Curriculum Committee email@example.com