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Previous Curriculum Integration Activities

    Curriculum Integration Sustainability Retreat

    Date: March 30, 2009
    Time: 11:30 am–4:30 p.m.
    Location: University of Minnesota–Duluth campus

    Agenda

    • Welcome Remarks by Vince Magnuson, UMD vice chancellor
    • Annual report on U's progress toward study abroad goals
    • Keynote speaker Meredith McQuaid, associate vice president and dean for International Programs
    • Break-out sessions on best practices in study & learning abroad

    Below are the topics that be presented:

    • Advising for GLBT students and study abroad
    • Faculty round table: Internationalizing the disciplines
    • Intercultural learning in study abroad experiences: Theory and self-assessment
    • Internationalizing the On-Campus Curriculum: A primer
    • Internationalizing service-learning
    • Prepare for Take Off: Advising Business Students for Education Abroad Programs
    • Real World Curriculum Integration: Share your best practices!
    • Study abroad & you: Advising innovations for first year students
    • The pedagogy of change: Bridging the gap between study abroad and domestic diversity

    Introduction to Study Abroad Curriculum Integration Workshop

    Date: October 10, 2008
    Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Location: Presidents' Room, Coffman Memorial Union, Twin Cities Campus

    This workshop helped faculty, advisers, and student support staff better understand how study abroad fits into the academic programs of their students. Over the last 7 years, the education abroad offices on all four campuses have collaborated with faculty and academic advisers across the University to integrate study abroad into each academic unit.

    Participants learned more about:

    • The basics of study abroad at the U of M: who does it, where they go, what they learn, why President Bruininks wants at least 50% of all undergraduates to study abroad by the time they graduate;
    • Communicating the value of study abroad to students;
    • Determining learning outcomes for study abroad;
    • Assisting students to fit study abroad into their academic plan;
    • Support from the Learning Abroad Center staff: design or update a Study Abroad Major Advising sheet at a special working session from 12:30–2 p.m.

    Curriculum Integration Sustainability Retreat

    Date: Friday, February 22, 2008
    Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Location: McNamara Alumni Center, Twin Cities Campus

    Intended for those faculty, advisers, and staff that work with or are familiar with study abroad advising or programming.

    Breakout sessions:

    • Developing faculty-led short term programs
    • Learning Outcomes: Advising for Goal Setting
    • Panel of students that have studied in the United Kingdom

    Large Group Activities:

    • Discussion on a new definition of education abroad for the U
    • Progress towards the University of Minnesota's goals for learning abroad
    • Keynote speaker Gerald Rinehart, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

    Introduction to Study Abroad Curriculum Integration Workshop

    Date: Friday, October 26, 2007
    Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Location: Presidents' Room, Coffman Memorial Union, Twin Cities Campus

    This workshop helped faculty, advisers, and student support staff better understand how study abroad fits into the academic programs of their students. Over the last 7 years, the education abroad offices on all four campuses have collaborated with faculty and academic advisers across the University to integrate study abroad into each academic unit.

    Participants learned more about:

    • The basics of study abroad at the U of M: who does it, where they go, what they learn, why President Bruininks wants at least 50% of all undergraduates to study abroad by the time they graduate;
    • Communicating the value of study abroad to students;
    • Determining learning outcomes for study abroad;
    • Assisting students to fit study abroad into their academic plan;
    • Support from the Learning Abroad Center staff: design or update a Study Abroad Major Advising sheet at a special working session from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

    Study Abroad Curriculum Integration Sustainability Retreat

    Date: Friday, March 30, 2007
    Time: 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Location: Griggs Center, Kirby Student Center, Duluth Campus

    Faculty and advisers who previously attended a Study Abroad Curriculum Integration workshop or retreat were invited to the Spring 2007 Sustainability Workshop at the University of Minnesota Duluth campus.

    Agenda

    • Pre-retreat Workshop for Newcomers
    • Welcome by Vice Chancellor Vince Magnuson - Overview
      of Retreat and Summary of Study Abroad Data
    • Your Vision of Internationalizing Undergraduate Education (INSERT LINK TO PDF)
    • Internationalizing the University: Update and Discussion with Associate Vice President Meredith McQuaid (INSERT LINK TO PDF)
    • Curriculum Integration Success Stories
    • Maximizing Short-term Study Abroad Programs
    • Coaching Students to Study Abroad with Scholarships
    • Q & A, Wrap up, Evaluation

    Sustainability Workshop

    In May of 2005 the Office for International Programs and the learning abroad offices on all four campuses hosted a sustainability workshop. The event was exceedingly well received and productive.

    One day after the Sustainability Retreat a group of faculty and staff came together to begin the process of internationalizing their degree programs. Participants in this workshop were either new to the concept of Study Abroad Curriculum Integration or their programs were yet to complete thge initial stages of Study Abroad Curriculum Integration.

    Designing & Developing Internationalized Courses: an Institute to Pull It All Together

    January 31, 2002 2:00-6:00 p.m. in 210 Donhowe

    Presenters:

    • Arthur Harkins, Professor, Educational Policy & Administration
    • Michael Paige, Professor, Educational Policy & Administration
    • Victoria Mikelonis, Professor, Rhetoric

    Panelists:

    • Alisa Eland, Ph.D. , International Student & Scholar Services
    • Yelena Yershova, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Policy & Administration
    • Ann Gichuri, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Policy & Administration

    Questions for Participants to Consider:

    • What are my course goals and objectives?
    • What resources might I use for internationalizing my curriculum?
    • How might I use technology to internationalize my curriculum?
    • What challenges might I face in this effort, and how might I best manage them?