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. Organized by the GPS Alliance in partnership with the Center for Teaching & Learning (UMTC), International Education Office (UMD), International Programs (UMC), International Student and Scholar Services (UMTC), and the Learning Abroad Center (UMTC); cosponsors include the Carlson Global Institute, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the University Libraries.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference! Stay tuned for more information about the next conference in 2016. We look forward to seeing you there!


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
Mark Schneider and Allison Beebe, International Student and Scholar Services (UMTC)

Internationalizing Teaching and Learning—A Pilot Program
Shelley Smith, Instructional Development Service (UMD); Kate Martin, Center for Teaching and Learning (UMTC); Gayle Woodruff, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (UMTC)

Supporting Volunteer Abroad Opportunities for Science Students
Meaghan Stein, College of Biological Sciences (UMTC)

Learning Abroad and Your Future Health Career
Tricia Todd, Academic Health Center (UMTC)

Adaptation, Adjustment, and Awareness: Integrating Intercultural Theory into Short-Term Programs
Krista Uhrig, Ann Smith, and Jiaying Song, International Student and Scholar Services (UMTC)

Pre-Service Elementary Education Teachers: An International Approach to Music Methods Coursework
Sharri VanAlstine, College of Liberal Arts (UMTC)

Study Abroad in London: Incorporating Study Abroad Requirement into the BFA-Actor Training Major
Holly Zimmerman LeVoir, Learning Abroad Center (UMTC); Judy Bartl, College of Liberal Arts (UMTC)

Diversifying the Global History of Literacy: WRIT 1506, "Literacy, Technology and Society" on the UMD Campus
David Beard (Duluth)

Perceived Outcomes of GLBT Activism and History: Amsterdam and Berlin
Annika Bowers (Twin Cities)

New International Student Seminar (NISS)
Stacey Buachart, Barbara Pilling, Mingzhi Li (Twin Cities)

International Student Liaison Group
Amy Burger Sanchez, Theresa Ganglghassemlouei, Michael Anderson, Elizabeth Isensee (Twin Cities)

The Learning in Short-Term Volunteering: Meeting Education Abroad Mission and Goals
Sara Cokl (Twin Cities)

Beyond Food, Photos, and Tourist Traps: Helping Students Leverage International Experiences in Pursuit of Academic and Career Goals
Jennifer Decker, Phoebe Smith (Twin Cities)

Agents of Internationalization: International Scholars and Faculty
Kathrin Hahn (Twin Cities)

The Minnesota Writing Project's Collaboration with Teacher Educators in Norway
Debra Hartley, Muriel Thompson, Kirsten Jamsen (Twin Cities)

UMTC Education Abroad Network
Kim Hindbjorgen, Rebbecca Dosch Brown, Ellen Sunshine, Cindy Pavlowski, Megan Stein, Brook Blahnik, Jeanette Howey (Twin Cities)

Designing and Preparing for international Graduate-Level Professional Internships
Christopher Johnstone, Devin Hogan (Twin Cities)

The Law and Your Safety
Mark Karon, Luis Bartolomei (Twin Cities)

Engineering the Landscape: The Cultural Ecology of Water in the Netherlands
Cynthia Lapp (Twin Cities)

Carlson Global Connect Series
Anny Lin, Xiaoji Zhang (Twin Cities)

Internationalized Course Design
Jeff Lindgren, Kate Martin (Twin Cities)

Contemporary Germany and Global Environmental Topics
Charlotte Melin, Beth Kautz (Twin Cities)

Internationalizing the Curriculum: May Session Intercultural Learning Opportunities
June Nobbe, Merrie Benasutti, Diana Yefanova (Twin Cities)

Creating Global Citizens: What the Data Has to Say
Ron Huesman, LeeAnn Melin (Twin Cities)

Global Ambassador Internship Program: Engaging Returned Study Abroad Students Through On-Campus Activities
Emelee Volden, Allison Suhan, Sarah Reuben, Sarah Tschida (Twin Cities)