Curriculum as a Collaborative Space: How to Organize Catalytic and Effective SIO-Faculty Collaborations on Curricula

April 6, 9, 13, 16, 2021 (1:00-4:00 PM Eastern)
Northern Arizona University
Zoom Virtual Platform
Final Report.pdf

The recent calamities faced by all have surfaced unprecedented challenges for the field of international education. It seems, then, an opportune time to explore more powerful ways for SIOs and their Centers to move from the academic periphery to the heart of higher education—the curriculum. Key to working with curriculum is to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty.

This interactive Forum will focus on the details of proven, practical, and highly collaborative strategies for working with faculty on curriculum at the institutional, program/major, and course levels

to globalize learning experiences for our students. Participants will explore new ways to engage with faculty and academic units for curricular change based upon successful case examples, including innovative and catalytic frameworks adapted from both community organizing theory and practice and dynamic systems theory, creative uses of technology, international dimensions of working with faculty, and effective ways to move beyond study abroad.

Together, we will explore in detail:

  • proven and successful strategies, practices, and key pedagogies for working with faculty to effectively create new and modify existing curricula;
  • how to foster deep collaborations with faculty for co-creative and empowering curriculum based upon innovative frameworks new to global learning;
  • powerful ways to shift the International Center from support services to  become a key collaborator at the core of the academy;
  • how International Centers can serve as a key node for curricular collaborative transformation and globalization;
  • how to initiate and develop an ongoing discussion among SIOs, Center staff, and global educators on these issues to continue to expand the reach and influence  of these perspectives.

Forum Speakers

Darla Deardorff – Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators, and Duke University
Harvey CharlesProfessor of International Education, University at Albany - State University of New York
Mohamed Abdel-Kader – Executive Director of the Stevens Initiative, The Aspen Institute
Ji (Annie) Zhang – Schwarzman Scholars Program, Tsinghua University
Brenda Garcia Portillo – Directora de Proyectos de Internacionalización and Dirección de Programas Internacionales, Universidad de Monterrey
Eric HartmanExecutive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College
Brent T. White– Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Dean of Global Campuses, University of Arizona
Angela Miller – Director of Education Abroad, Case Western Reserve University
Bryan McAllister-Grande – 
Assistant Director for Curriculum Integration, Northeastern University
Daniel Palm – Vice President for Global Initiatives, Northern Arizona University
JY Zhou – Director of Global Engagement, Stockton University
Blase Scarnati – Director of Global Learning and Professor in the School of Music, Northern Arizona University
Tracye Moore – Chair, Dental Hygiene Department, Northern Arizona University
Melissa Armstrong – Director, International Global Programs, Center for International Education
Benning Tieke – Lecturer, Global Languages and Programs, Northern Arizona University

Registration is FREE for all AIEA institutions and members.

All SIOs, faculty members, leaders, staff, and others are welcome!

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