Arrère-plan

Global Engagement and Social Responsibility: Higher Education's Role in Addressing Global Crises

Global Engagement and Social Responsibility: Higher Education's Role in Addressing Global Crises

From : Thursday, October 12 2017
To : Saturday, October 14 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Sessions in this conference will highlight how institutions explore the local and the global, designing experiences where students apply new learning in diverse contexts—including through nuanced deliberation about the complexity of the real-world issues of our time.

The conference will provide models, practices, and resources for

  • developing courses, programs, and curricula that put student engagement with real-world issues at the center of the educational experience;
  • project-based and signature assignments that advance ethical integrative thinking, teamwork, and community-based research and service;
  • assessing global learning, engagement, and social responsibility to ensure that all students leave college prepared to address the issues of our time with knowledge, sensitivity, and commitment to the well-being of others;
  • using requirements of the accreditation review process (such as the Quality Enhancement Plan) as opportunities to develop institutional commitment to and strategic planning for global learning;
  • preparing faculty for their multiple roles—including teacher, facilitator of difficult dialogues, and mentor—with special attention to issues affecting student well-being, and investing in institutional resources to ensure that students, faculty, and staff receive the support they need.

Call for proposals

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