March 2006: Global Citizenship Best Practices Across the Nation
The "Global Citizenship Best Practices Across the Nation" Workshop took place on March 30-31, 2006 at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA and focused on best practices for global citizenship programs. The conference covered topics of curricular innovation, innovative international opportunities, technology, and assessment and evaluation.
The study of Global Citizenship has been a rapidly developing educational field attracting interest from faculty and staff, foundations and corporations. Spanning the disciplinary areas, from engineering, business, social sciences, religion, and more, a global citizenship education is coming to mean different things to different constituencies.
The goal of this conference was to generate interaction between university faculty and staff interested in the "best practices" of Global Citizenship throughout the nation. Lehigh University faculty and staff, currently involved with its own Global Citizenship Program, along with those who work with or offer Global Citizenship Programs across the nation, stimulated interaction with workshops, lectures, and discussions on the most important recent and successful global and study abroad educational developments.
- Tools for building assessment and evaluation into all facets of international student experiences.
- Strategies for creating innovative international opportunities for student engagement beyond traditional study abroad programs.
- Strategies for ongoing and sustained curricular innovation in the traditional classroom.
- Strategies for using and encouraging the widespread use of technology to internationalize student experiences.
Desales University (Center Valley, PA)
Haverford College (Haverford, PA)
Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI)
Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)
Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
Villanova University (Villanova, PA)
Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA )
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
Yale University (New Haven, CT)