We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Global Challenges Institute is being hosted at AASCU member institution, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, in Galloway, N.J. from November 6-7, 2014.
About Global Challenge
In 2006, AASCU’s American Democracy Project (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 resulting Global Challenges curriculum identifies seven global trends that will shape the world by 2030: population, resources, technology, information, economies, conflict, and governance.
To learn more about the Global Challenges, visit 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 to address seven Global Challenges: population, resources, technology, information, economies, conflict 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 a variety of LMS platforms (including Blackboard, Moodle Rooms and Desire2Learn) and can be used as a turn-key course or customized as desired. Costs for the 2014-15 academic year are $50 per student for AASCU institutions; the fee includes a digital subscription to The New York Times.
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 curricula
- Anyone interested in educating globally competent citizens
The hotel deadline has been extended to Friday, October 17, 2014. Please be sure to book your hotel room by that date! You may register for the meeting up until the day of the conference, but please make sure you book your hotel room.
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
101 Vera King Farris Dr.
Galloway, NJ 08205
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."