Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference

The biannual Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference showcases current programs, research, and initiatives to internationalize the curriculum and campus at the University of Minnesota. The conference is free and open to all University of Minnesota staff, faculty, and students interested in internationalizing the curriculum and campus.

2016 Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference: Preparing Global-Ready Students

September 30, 2016
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

We are now accepting session and poster proposals. Please consider submitting a proposal on any topic related to internationalizing the student experience at the University of Minnesota.

We encourage proposals that include the following ideas or formats: 
  • Proposals that address the question, "How is the University of Minnesota preparing global-ready students for society's grand challenges?"
  • Sessions that encourage dialogue around topics related to preparing global-ready students
  • Sessions and posters that address how the work of internationalizing the student experience might integrate with the goals of the Twin Cities Grand Challenges Research and Curriculum strategic plan 
  • Sessions structured as a workshop or with time for a hands-on activity
  • Interdisciplinary sessions organized around a common theme

Proposals are due on Friday, May 27, 2016. Please contact Elizabeth Schwartz, 612-625-8829 with questions.

Submit a Session Proposal Submit a Poster Proposal

Click here to see posters and sessions from the 2014 conference.

Sessions from Previous Conferences

Most session presentations from previous conferences are available for viewing here. To see a complete list of sessions and posters by year, go to the "Previous Conferences" tab.

Developing Reciprocal Partnerships with Institutions Abroad (audio recording)
Presenters: Evelyn Davidheiser, Institute of Global Studies, Twin Cities; Richa Nagar, College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities; Pareena Lawrence, Division of Social Sciences, Morris; Eric Sheppard, College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities

Beyond Immediate Impact: Study Abroad for Global Engagement (video presentation)
Presenters: Jae-Eun Jon, College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities; Gerald W. Fry, College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities; Elizabeth Stallman, College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities

Using Skype in the Classroom to Internationalize the Curriculum (video presentation)
Presenter: Brenda S. Butterfield, College of Education and Human Service Professions, Duluth

CARLA’s Goal: Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (video presentation)
Presenter: Elaine Tarone, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquistion, Twin Cities)

Educating Globally Competent Citizens (video presentation)
Presenter: Dennis Falk, Social Work, Duluth

Culture Corps’ Impact on Internationalization of the Campus (video presentation)
Presenter: Thorunn Bjarnadottir, International Student and Scholar Services, Twin Cities

A Virtual Curricular Innovation Across Three Continents (video presentation)
Presenters: Matthew Goode, Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities; Theresa Heath, Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities

Internationalization – Theory to Practice? Practice to Theory? (video presentation)
Presenters: Dr. Josef Mestenhauser, College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities; Anne D’Angelo, Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities

Role of TAs, Overseas Academic Staff in Internationalizing the Curriculum (video presentation)
Presenters: Katherine N. Yngve, Tara Harvey, and Naomi Ziegler, College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities

Making Critical Connections through International Community Service (video presentation)
Presenter: Sarah Tschida, Learning Abroad Center, Twin Cities; Laura Dammer Hess, Community Service-Learning Center, Twin Cities; David Holliday, Community Service-Learning Center, Twin Cities; Brook Blahnik, Learning Abroad Center, Twin Cities

Teaching Global Leadership in a Domestic Context: Lessons Learned from a May Session Immersion Course
Presenters: Katie Peacock, College of Liberal Arts (UMTC) and Merrie Benasutti, Humphrey School of Public Affairs (UMTC)

Operationalizing Comprehensive Internationalization: One College’s Approach
Presenters: Chris Johnstone and Ken Bartlett, College of Education and Human Development (UMTC)

Connections: Science and Engineering Students and Faculty on Non-credit International Experiences
Presenters: Adam Pagel, Paul Imbertson, and Julian Marshall, College of Science and Engineering (UMTC)

Educating Globally Competent Citizens: The Seven Revolutions Project
Presenters: Dennis Falk, College of Education and Human Service Professions (UMD), and William Payne, School of Fine Arts (UMD)

The Carlson International Experience Requirement
Presenters: Kirsten Alexejun and Jan O’Brien, Carlson School of Management (UMTC); Zach Mohs, Learning Abroad Center (UMTC)

Global Future Physician
Presenters: Tricia Todd, Health Careers Center (UMTC); Shailendra Prasad, Family Medicine/Community Health (UMTC); and Cathy Huber, Learning Abroad Center (UMTC)

Bridging Cultures: Islam and the West
Presenters: Jeanne Kilde, Nabil Matar, Catherine Asher, and Nahid Khan, College of Liberal Arts (UMTC)

Supporting Higher Education Initiatives in Post Conflict Societies: What Role can the U Play?
Presenters: Gabriele Schmiegel, International Student and Scholar Services (UMTC); Meredith McQuaid, GPS Alliance (UMTC); and Mike Anderson, Minnesota English Language Program (UMTC)

Posters from Previous Conferences

Most poster presentations from previous conferences are available for viewing here. To see a complete list of sessions and posters by year, go to the "Past Conferences" tab.

Toward Internationalizing General Music Teacher Education in a U.S. Context
Akosua Addo (UMTC)

Study World Religions Abroad
Daniel Amodeo, Koria Master, Joseph Mitchell, and Caitlin Priem (UMTC)

Interactions Between Domestic and International Students: A case study on the perspective of CIDE students
Peck-Gee Chua (UMTC)

The Whole Village Project-Tanzania: Evaluation and promoting effective development strategies
Kari Hartwig (UMTC)

What is My Professor Doing in Mexico?: Using New Media to Bring the World Home
Mark Pedelty (UMTC)

Global Student Teaching: It Takes a University to Raise an International Program
Pamela Solvie (UMM)

Preservice Elementary Education Teachers: An International Approach to Music Methods Coursework
Sharrie VanAlstine (UMTC)

Discover World Religions Locally
Ann Waltner and Peter Harle (UMTC)

International Student Recruitment on a Shoestring
Matthew Beatty, Leah Brink, and Kyoko Yamada; International Student and Scholar Services (UMTC)

Multicultural Study Abroad Group (MSAG)
Mark Bellcourt, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (UMTC); Shuji Asai, College of Education and Human Development (UMTC)

The Role of Cost in Study Abroad
Blythe Cherney, Learning Abroad Center (UMTC)

Internationalizing the Curriculum: Teaching Consultations
Paul Ching and Jeff Lindgren, Center for Teaching and Learning (UMTC)

Global Sustainability Experience in Design and Manufacturing in Ghana
Emmanuel Enemuoh and Seraphin Abou, Swenson College of Science and Engineering (UMD)

Developing a Collegiate Infrastructure for Global Education for Graduate and Professional Students
Judith Garrard, School of Public Health (UMTC)

Experiential Education Abroad: Doctor of Pharmacy Program in Germany
Peter Haeg, College of Pharmacy (UMTC and UMD); Abigail Frank, College of Pharmacy (UMTC)

Analysis of Research Studies on International Students
Ji-Yeung Jang and Kay Thomas, International Student and Scholar Services (UMTC)

A Metrics Framework: Internationalizing the University of Minnesota
Ji-Yeung Jang, International Student and Scholar Services (UMTC); Gayle Woodruff, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (UMTC); Joseph Shultz, Academic Affairs (UMTC); Anne D’Angelo, Carlson School of Management (UMTC); Betsy Stallman, Minnesota English Language Program (UMTC); Rhiannon Williams, College of Education and Human Development (UMTC)

Establishing a Culture of Internationalization in the College of Education and Human Development
Christopher Johnstone and Kenneth Bartlett, College of Education and Human Development (UMTC)

Leveraging Divergent Student Communications
Brian Liesinger and Jeremy Pieper, Learning Abroad Center (UMTC)

Beyond the “Two Cultures” Model: German Literature Meets Ecology
Charlotte Melin, College of Liberal Arts (UMTC)

Missing Males—Investigating the Gender Gap in Study Abroad
Zach Mohs, Learning Abroad Center (UMTC)

University of Minnesota CIBER: Open for Business
Abby Pinto and Jennie Meinz, Carlson School of Management (UMTC)

Using Travel Grants to Enhance Internationalization of the Curriculum
Molly Portz, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (UMTC)

Short-Term Study Abroad Programs: The Faculty Experience
Sarah Reuben, Learning Abroad Center (UMTC)

How Internationalizing Students Through Cross-Cultural Experiences May Affect Creativity
Matthew Russell and Jon DeVries, International Student and Scholar Services (UMTC)

From Domestic vs. International to Domestic and International: An Open Dialogue Led by Students
Liz Schenkat, College of Design (UMTC); Missy Reilly, College of Biological Sciences (UMTC); Duanyi Yang, College of Liberal Arts (UMTC); Chen Li, Carlson School of Management (UMTC)

Wilderness Week—Communing Cross-Culturally in the Boundary Waters