2013 Global Challenges Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens

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Friday, November 8, 2013 to Saturday, November 9, 2013
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.

About the Conference

We are pleased to announce our next Global Challenges Institute at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC, November 8-9, 2013.

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 the Global Challenges, visit the following website: www.aascuglobalchallenges.org 

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 2013-14 academic year are $50 per student for AASCU institutions. Visit www.AASCUGlobalChallenges.org to learn more.

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 colleges and universities that want to deepen their commitment to providing effective international education in a variety of disciplines. That’s why AASCU is excited to provide reduced registration fees for campus teams. While individuals are certainly welcome, campus teams of three to five may find the Institute most instructive.

Who Should Attend? 

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

The registration and hotel deadline is October 9, 2013. Please be sure to submit your form by that date! 

Institute Location

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

What people have said about past Institutes

  • "So many excellent, creative teaching ideas and materials!"
  • "Thank you so much! We are completely energized."
  • "Very valuable – time well spent" 
  • "I think institutes like this inspire teachers that our jobs are worthwhile. To say that I am excited about the possibilities would be an understatement." 
  • "Great framework with lots of flexibility to meet specific situations. Exciting ideas for students and faculty."

Schedule top

Friday, November 8

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Welcome, Introduction, Why Educating Global Citizens Matters and Overview of the 7 Global Challenges

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Global Trends 2030: Briefing from the National Intelligence Council | Mike Jeffress

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

11:15 a.m. - Noon
Global Challenges Course Models

Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Campus Team Time

1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
Interdisciplinary Learning Activities

2 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

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

3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Keynote: The Climate Communications Gap | Chris Mooney

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Campus Team Time

4:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Recap, General Q&A and Planning for the Next Day

Saturday, November 9

9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Arrival and Refreshments

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Utilizing the National Blended-Learning Course: A Teaching Demonstration

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Incorporating the Student Guide and/or the Global Challenges eBook into a Course

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch with Student Panel

1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lessons on Big Data

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions / Campus Team Time

2:45 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Closing Remarks

3 p.m.

Fees top

The registration fee is $275 per person. The fee includes all program sessions and materials (including a copy of the new 2012 Faculty Toolkit), as well as refreshment breaks and lunch on Friday and Saturday. Campus teams of two or more will receive a discounted group registration rate of $250 each.

Registration Information top


Two options to register: 

Accommodations top

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(3 blocks from AASCU)

Note: Hotel reservations will be made through AASCU; you will be invoiced for your tax-free hotel bill following the institute.

Room Rates

A special room block has been made at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The special conference rate is $189/night for a standard king room or for a standard double. So that you can enjoy AASCU's tax-free Washington DC status, AASCU will be making your room reservation for you and then invoicing you for the room night's after the meeting. This saves you from having to pay the 14.5% tax per night.

To make your room reservations, please contact AASCU's Meeting Manager, Jill M. Gately at (202) 478-4668 or send an email to gatelyj@aascu.org.

Please call Jill to make your hotel reservation by Wednesday, October 9. After October 9 you will be subject to a higher rate.

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 Friday, November 1. There will be a $75 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.