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1 Integrating Global Learning into General Education: Pathways to Institutional Change Shereen Lerner, Mesa Community College Chris Schnick, Chandler-Gilbert Community College Presentation for AAC&U Conference, March 1, 2007 Shereen Lerner, Mesa Community College Chris Schnick, Chandler-Gilbert Community College Presentation for AAC&U Conference, March 1, 2007

2 Workshop Outline Introduction Institutional Status Visioning Curricula change Conclusions Introduction Institutional Status Visioning Curricula change Conclusions

3 Maricopa County Community College District (Arizona; 10 colleges) Mesa Community College 27,000 students 64% transfer 35% full-time 48% day students 350 full-time faculty 900 adjunct faculty Clubs, service learning, study abroad, international education, visual and performing arts, speakers, forums, athletics Mesa Community College 27,000 students 64% transfer 35% full-time 48% day students 350 full-time faculty 900 adjunct faculty Clubs, service learning, study abroad, international education, visual and performing arts, speakers, forums, athletics Chandler-Gilbert Community College 9,420 students 81% transfer 28% full-time 72% day students 108 full-time faculty 382 adjunct faculty Clubs, service learning, study abroad, international education, visual and performing arts, speakers, forums, athletics

4 District-wide Global Initiatives Dialogue Days on Sustainability Strategic Conversation on International Education/Global Learning District Sustainability Faculty Fellow International Faculty Exchanges Support for International Education Dialogue Days on Sustainability Strategic Conversation on International Education/Global Learning District Sustainability Faculty Fellow International Faculty Exchanges Support for International Education

5 Global Learning Activities at CGCC International Education International Students Study Abroad-2 programs Curriculum-Global Awareness Summer Institutes Interdisciplinary activities Faculty Development Team Campus Global Learning Theme: SEE Your World Service Learning Projects Simulations International Education International Students Study Abroad-2 programs Curriculum-Global Awareness Summer Institutes Interdisciplinary activities Faculty Development Team Campus Global Learning Theme: SEE Your World Service Learning Projects Simulations Learning Communities Professional Development Co-Curricular Events: Guest Speakers Civic Engagement Committee and Events Global Learning Committee Library exhibits and collections One-Book CGCC

6 See Your World: Making a Change Week (Spring 2006) 2/6/06 Craig Kielburger of Free the Children, 232 people,18 Classes 2/7/06 Zarco, Face to Face in a Frenzy, 150 people, 18 Classes 2/8/06 Invisible Children, 165 people,17 classes 2/8/06 An Introduction to Biomedical Research, 98 people, 16 classes 2/9/06 A Nicaragua Photo/Testimony Project, 180 people, 17 classes Over 700 participants 37 instructors, 19 disciplines

7 Global Learning Activities at MCC International Education Multi-cultural Services International Students Study Abroad-9 programs Faculty Exchanges Center for Teaching and Learning Professional Development International Visitors Curriculum-Global Awareness Strategic Conversation on Global Learning Dumpster Dive Salzburg Seminar International Education Multi-cultural Services International Students Study Abroad-9 programs Faculty Exchanges Center for Teaching and Learning Professional Development International Visitors Curriculum-Global Awareness Strategic Conversation on Global Learning Dumpster Dive Salzburg Seminar Strategic Planning for Global Learning Faculty and Professional Learning Community Academic Certificate in Global Citizenship Guest Speakers/Dialogue Days/Brown Bags World Language Day Center for Global Tolerance and Engagement Visiting Artists Clubs

8 MCC-Strategic Planning and Global Citizenship Center for Global Tolerance and Engagement International Education Program-Study Abroad, International Students, Guest Speakers/International Visitors Academic Certificate in Global Citizenship- four tracks (diverse cultures, political and economic interdependence, global study of cultures, religions, and values, and science, technology and the world) Faculty and Professional Learning Community on Global Learning Center for Global Tolerance and Engagement International Education Program-Study Abroad, International Students, Guest Speakers/International Visitors Academic Certificate in Global Citizenship- four tracks (diverse cultures, political and economic interdependence, global study of cultures, religions, and values, and science, technology and the world) Faculty and Professional Learning Community on Global Learning

9 Institutional Status Assessment of current status of global learning-is it in your classes, in your programs, on your campus? Who are the players? Who is involved? What is your campus culture? What mechanisms do you have within the college that can make this happen? Assessment of current status of global learning-is it in your classes, in your programs, on your campus? Who are the players? Who is involved? What is your campus culture? What mechanisms do you have within the college that can make this happen?

10 Visioning What do you hope to accomplish? Do you have an institutional strategic plan for global learning? Do you have global learning outcomes? How would you accomplish having a campus conversation about the future of global learning? What would you be able to leverage from your existing campus culture? What do you hope to accomplish? Do you have an institutional strategic plan for global learning? Do you have global learning outcomes? How would you accomplish having a campus conversation about the future of global learning? What would you be able to leverage from your existing campus culture?

11 Curricula Change What methods do you have for integrating global learning into your general education curriculum? What are global learning outcomes? How do you gain buy-in of faculty? How would you assess global learning outcomes in the classroom? What methods do you have for integrating global learning into your general education curriculum? What are global learning outcomes? How do you gain buy-in of faculty? How would you assess global learning outcomes in the classroom?

12 Conclusion What are two things you are going to do when you return to campus? What are you going to take back and try to accomplish to infuse global learning into your campus and curriculum? What are two things you are going to do when you return to campus? What are you going to take back and try to accomplish to infuse global learning into your campus and curriculum?

13 Contact Information Shereen Lerner-Mesa Community College Chris Schnick-Chandler-Gilbert Community College Shereen Lerner-Mesa Community College Chris Schnick-Chandler-Gilbert Community College


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