2012 Global Challenges Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens

Friday, October 26, 2012 to Saturday, October 27, 2012
Washington, D.C.

This Institute is sponsored by the American Democracy Project’s Global Engagement Initiative and is being hosted by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC. You will find information about registration fees, hotel accommodations, and the downloadable registration form below. We hope to see you in Washington, D.C.!

About the Conference

We are pleased to announce our next Global Challenges Institute at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., October 26-27, 2012.

About Global Challenges

In 2006, ADP partnered with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to translate their 7 Revolutions framework into curricular and co-curricular strategies to educate globally competent American citizens. The 7 Revolutions content was created by CSIS and identifies the seven global trends that will shape the world by 2030: population, resources, technology, information, economic integration, conflict/security, and governance.

To learn more about these Global Challenges, visit: www.aascu.org/GlobalChallenges/

About the Institute

This two-day institute introduces participants to numerous tools for educating globally competent citizens. Global Engagement Scholars (faculty members) from 11 AASCU campuses describe how they have built courses and curricula around the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ 7 Revolutions Framework (population, resources, technology, information, economic integration, conflict/security and governance). Institute leaders demonstrate the teaching materials and resources they have found most valuable in the courses they teach (including introductory, first-year, discipline-based and honors courses) and guide participants in anticipating how these same tools could be used effectively on their home campuses.

Participants also have the opportunity to learn more about how to bring the new national Global Challenges blended learning course to their campuses. The blended learning model course, designed by the AASCU scholars, includes a variety of teaching methods to deliver and facilitate classroom materials and activities. The course is delivered through the Epsilen eLearning Environment (a web-based application that allows students to access course materials), The New York Times Digital Content Repository and much more. Costs for the 2012-13 academic year are $50 per student for AASCU institutions.

Each Institute participant will receive a faculty toolkit for using the global challenges content in campus courses and programs. This practical and insightful Institute is ideal for universities that want to deepen their commitment to providing effective international education in a variety of disciplines.

Who Should Attend? 

  • Faculty members teaching courses with global content
  • Administrators who are interested in internationalizing their campus curriculum
  • Campus teams seeking to enhance their curriculum related to global engagement 
  • Anyone interested in educating globally competent citizens

The registration and hotel deadline is October 3. Please be sure to submit your form by that date! 

Institute Location

AASCU Offices
1307 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
1st floor multi-purpose room

Schedule top

Thursday, October 25

2 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Global Engagement Scholars Meeting and Dinner (invitation only)

Friday, October 26

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Registration (coffee available)

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Welcome & Overview of the Global Challenges:
Why Educating Global Citizens Matters

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Seven Revolutions: Scanning the Horizon Out to the Year 2030 and Beyond
Scott Aughenbaugh, Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies

11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. - Noon
Global Challenges Course Models
(FYE, general education introductory course, infusion, honors)

Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch and Informal Discussion

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Teaching and Selected Teaching Activities

2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Selected Teaching Resources

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Putting it All Together: A Class on the Promise & Peril of Technology

4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Recap, General Q&A and Planning for the Next Day


Saturday, October 27

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Arrival and Refreshments

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Introduction to National Blended-Learning Course & eBook

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Toolkit and Action Planning

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Small Group Discussions by Topic or Individual Assistance with Online Resources

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Using Citizen Diplomacy as a Lens for Increasing Global Engagement
Jennifer Clinton, President, National Council on International Visitors

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (including Campus Team Planning Time)

2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Closing Remarks

3 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Global Engagement Scholar Meeting (invitation only) 


Registration Information top

Registration for this Meeting is now CLOSED  

Accommodations top

Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC
1475 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
(a half mile walk from AASCU)

** Note: Hotel reservations will be made through AASCU; indicate the days you need on your registration form and you will be invoiced for your tax-free hotel bill following the institute.

Room Rates

  • The special conference rate is $199/night for a single/double room. Please note that rooms are equipped with a King Bed and a pull out sofa. See attachments for the hotel floor plan and a hotel brochure.
  • To obtain this rate, using AASCU’s tax-free status in DC, you must indicate your arrival and departure dates on the Registration Form and submit your form by Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
  • Check-in at the hotel is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at noon.

About the Hotel

The Homewood Suites offers a home-like atmosphere whether you’re here for a few days, weeks or months. Each suite features the following:
  • Spacious two-room suites with separate living room and bedroom. The living room has a sleeper sofa, television set and DVD player, and telephone. The bedroom has a television, telephone with data port, full size iron and ironing board, hairdryer, and large well-lit vanity area. 
  • A fully equipped kitchen with a twin burner stove top, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and dish-washer. This setup is great for the busy traveler who works until the last minute or outside the 9-5 window of time. 
  • Complimentary high speed internet connection in all guest rooms, public areas, business center and meeting rooms. 
  • USA Today delivered to your door step Monday through Friday. 


All the guests staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton are entitled to complimentary meals that are included in the room rate as follows;

  • Deluxe hot breakfast served each morning in our cozy lodge area. The breakfast spread includes a choice of three cereals, assorted whole tropical fruit delight, Muffins, Bagels, Croissants, Yogurt, Assortment of whole grain bread, Sausages, Eggs and a make your own waffle station, Coffee, a variety of Teas and Hot Chocolate, Freshly squeezed orange and apple juice. 
  • Complimentary evening dinner reception Monday through Thursday with beverages and full meal. An example of the evening meal would include Country Fried Chicken with Red Bliss Potatoes, a Salad Bar, Cake, and beverages. 
  • The Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate station is open and available on a complimentary basis 24 hours at the lodge area for your convenience. 

  • Suite Shop filled with assorted snacks, microwaveable meals, and toiletries. The Suite shop is open 24 hours a day to accommodate all work schedules. If you need more, we offer a complimentary grocery shopping service. 
  • Fitness center is open 24 hours a day for your complimentary use. 
  • Executive Business Center to serve as your office on the road for your complimentary use available 24 hours a day. 
  • On site coin operated laundry facility and same day valet dry cleaning service. 
  • All your guests that will be staying overnight are eligible to participate in the Hilton Honors Rewards and Recognition Program. 
Download Homewood Suites E-Brochure (pdf)
Download One-room Suite Floor Plan (jpg)


You’ll find directions from Reagan National Airport, Baltimore/Washington Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport here.

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Monday, October 22. There will be a $125 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.