Remapping Education for Global Learning:
A Shared Responsibility
October 29, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Registration opens at 9:15 a.m.)
McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury,
Facilitated by: Caryn
McTighe Musil, Senior Vice President,
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives, Association
of American Colleges and Universities and Kevin
Hovland, Director of Global Initiatives
and Curricular Change, Association of American Colleges
the global challenges of the 21st century, colleges and
universities must become more intentional about the kinds
of learning that students need, as well as the effective
educational practices that help students learn to integrate
and apply their learning. Aligning global learning goals
with essential learning outcomes can provide institutions
of higher education pathways for integrating multiple disciplinary
perspectives and weaving together existing commitments to
explore diversity, build capacity for civic engagement,
ensure student success, and prepare students to take responsibility
for common global problems.
AAC&U's Liberal Education and America's Promise
(LEAP) initiative and its Shared Futures initiative define
Global Learning as:
- Knowledge focused by engagement with big questions;
- Skills practiced extensively
in the context of
progressively more challenging problems, projects and
standards for performance;
- Personal and social responsibility anchored through
active involvement with diverse communities and real world
- Integrative learning demonstrated through the application
of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings
and complex problems.
Global learning cannot be achieved at one time or in one
place, yet the diversity, civic, student success, and global
educational movements that represent sources of energy too,
often operate as if they were each in a separate universe.
Real world challenges offer an opportunity for these movements
to find common ground.
On that common ground, individuals representing different
disciplines and divisions can come to see the curriculum
as a central and shared responsibility and can collaborate
around creating integrative curricular and co-curricular
opportunities for students to apply their learning.
This day-long workshop invites participants to come together
to explore the meaning of "global learning;" investigate
the range of high impact pedagogies and curricular and co-curricular
practices that enhance global learning; build a "smart-grid"
among the diversity, civic, student success, and global
citizenship movements; and identify strategies for integrating
a global learning agenda into current institutional goals.
Campuses are encouraged to attend in teams - including
faculty, student, or staff members from any discipline/program/office
that plays a role in promoting global learning (broadly
The closest airport to Middlebury is Burlington International
Airport (BTV). It is an easy one hour drive south on Route
7 to Middlebury. Information on shuttles and other ground
transportation from the airport will be posted soon.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard
by Marriott - Middlebury, located at 309 Court Street
in Middlebury, Vermont. To receive the reduced conference
room rate of $109 plus tax, please make your reservation
by calling the Marriott at (802) 388-7600 or (800) 388-7775
and mentioning Vermont Campus Compact. The reduced rate
rooms are available until October 14 or until the
block is full. The Marriott is approximately 2 miles from
the location of the workshop, which will be held at the
McCullough Student Center on the campus of Middlebury College.
Directions to Visitor Parking at Middlebury College
Remapping Education for Global Learning: A Shared Responsibility
will take place in the McCullough Student Center at Middlebury
College. Please park in the visitor parking lots at the
Center for the Arts (Parking Lot Q on the Visitor Parking
map found at Directions
to Middlebury College and campus maps. As you approach
the town of Middlebury from Route 7, turn onto 125 West
and drive through the center of town. Go through the new
rotary, and come out at the top (straight), onto Route 30.
After you pass the Admissions Building, turn left onto Porter
Field Rd and park in lots designated "Faculty/Staff/Visitor
parking." It is a five minute walk to McCullough. You
may also want to allow another extra 5 minutes driving time
due to new bridge construction in Middlebury.
Registration is due by October 8, 2010.
No refunds given for cancellations after October 18. This
registration form is available online at www.vtcampuscompact.org
to be downloaded, and can be submitted by email, fax or
postal mail to the addresses above. Note: register early
space is limited. Receipt of this registration form will
hold a place until Oct. 8, pending receipt of payment and
Total Due: $85 for campus compact members* or $110
*Member rate applies to an
individual from any institution that is a member of a state
or national Campus Compact.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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