2014 Global Challenges Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey • Galloway, NJ

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 and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. 

About the Conference

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. 

Institute Location

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."

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Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, November 6

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome, Introduction, Why Educating Global Citizens Matters

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  
Keynote:  The 7 Revolutions
Presenter: Scott Aughenbaugh, Deputy Director of Strategic Futures, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)  

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  

10:45 a.m. - Noon 
National Blended Learning Course: A Teaching Demonstration

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

1 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Global Challenges Course Models

1:35 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Keynote: A Journalist's Perspective on Documenting Global Issues
Pulitzer Center grantee and Prime Collective cofounder Dominic Bracco, II leads a discussion on the Mexican drug war, the crisis in Honduras, migration, and the effects of global economics on local communities in the Americas. Using his award-winning images he will take the audience through his career as a young freelance correspondent covering cartel violence, political movements, and the struggle for resources. 
Presenter: Dominic Bracco, II, Photographer, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Student Panel

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

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Dinner on your own

6 p.m. 
Optional Event:
Times Talk:
What Is The Future Of Atlantic City? Current State of Affairs

Campus Center Theatre
Presenter: Charlie Bagli, Reporter, The New York Times
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Friday, November 7

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

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Example Lesson

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Interdisciplinary Learning Activities

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

Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch and Video

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
Teaching Toolkit and Resources

2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. | Bringing it Back to Campus 

  • Campus Team Time 
  • Blended Learning Course
  • Implementation Strategies/Adopting Global Challenges on Your Campus
  • Other topics T.B.D. 

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 2012 Faculty Toolkit), as well as refreshment breaks and lunch on Thursday and Friday. Campus teams of two or more will receive a discounted group registration rate of $250 each.

Registration Information top

Two options to register:

  • Register Online

  • Register via the Downloadable Registration Form (pdf), to be mailed or faxed  to:

    Felicia Durham, Global Challenges Institute
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    1307 New York Avenue, NW, 5th floor Washington, D.C. 20005-4701
    Fax: (202) 296-5819
    Phone: (202) 478-4673

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Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
401 South New York Road
Galloway, NJ 08205

Check-in is at 4 p.m. Check-out is 11 a.m. 
Anyone requesting a late checkout may be subject to pay a $75 late checkout fee.  

Self-parking at the Seaview is complimentary. Attendees will be bussed to and from The Richard Stockton College from the hotel.  A bus schedule will be provided a week out from the meeting.

Book your hotel room online here
Hotel cut-off date is October 17, 2014.

Room Rates
A special room block has been made at the Seaview.
The special conference rate is $99/night plus a 7% NJ State tax and an 8% NJ State Occupancy tax for a single or double room reservation.
Reservations must be made by Friday, October 17 to receive this discounted rate; reservations made after October 17 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 Thursday, October 30, 2014. There will be a $75 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.


  • Felicia DurhamStaff Associate, Academic Leadership and Changedurhamf@aascu.org(202) 478-4673


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