Faculty program leaders play a central role in the student education abroad experience. Throughout program development and in-country, faculty are integral in designing inclusive programs, curriculum, and activities that can contribute to positive student learning outcomes. How can we think holistically about supporting faculty program leaders throughout all stages of the education abroad process, from outreach to re-entry? What opportunities exist to partner with centers for teaching and learning to co-develop faculty learning communities on teaching & learning abroad, workshops on curriculum design and implementation, as well as a pipeline to recruit, retain, and incentivize faculty program leaders from diverse backgrounds? This community discussion will include perspectives from faculty development, education abroad, teaching and learning, as well as from faculty program leaders.
Dr. Lindsay Berhagen, Director, Center for Inclusive Teaching & Learning, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Dr. Pamela Roy, Manager of Learning & Assessment, Diversity Abroad
Dr. Inge Steglitz, Associate Director, Education Abroad and Exchanges, Michigan State University
The Diversity Network hosts an annual series of community discussions for professionals interested in issues of access, inclusion, and diversity in education abroad and international student and scholar services. Participants are able to join discussions from the comfort of their office or coordinate a group of colleagues to participate together.
During these 60-minute online discussions, experts in the field are invited to facilitate discussions intended to highlight key issues and areas of potential advocacy to ensure the next generation of young people are provided with equitable access and support to high-impact global education opportunities. Participants are provided with key discussion questions to consider ahead of the live conversation to set the groundwork for this interactive forum.
Community Discussions will consist of:
Introduction of Facilitators (5 min)
Guidelines for constructive participation (5 min)
Description of the discussion topic including relevant history/background, current trends/statistics/terminology, & an outline of key questions for community discussion (20 min)
Community discussion with attendees (25 min)
Closing remarks, resources, & suggested opportunities for advocacy (5 min)