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
Free to all U of M faculty, staff, and students

Organized by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance in partnership with the Center for Educational Innovation (UMTC), International Programs (UMC), International Education Office (UMD), University of Minnesota–Rochester, International Student and Scholar Services (UMTC), and the Learning Abroad Center (UMTC). Cosponsors include the Center for Educational Innovation and the University Libraries.

Conference Schedule

Please contact Elizabeth Schwartz at schw1304@umn.edu or 612-625-8829 with questions.

Download full conference program here

8:00-9:00 — Registration and Breakfast

Registration and breakfast will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. We invite you to help yourself to breakfast and then join us in the Humphrey Atrium for a brief welcome starting at 8:30.

9:00-9:50 a.m. — Concurrent Session 1

Room 105: Humphrey Forum

In this session, two presentations focussed on innovative strategies for increasing language learning and proficiency to better prepare students for success in a global society.

Train the Next Generation of Global Professionals: The Language Flagship Model
Presenters: Joseph Allen, Christine Marran, Ling Wang, & Jiang Liu, Asian Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities; Alexander Jarnow, Institute of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities; and Thomas Lein, Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences, Twin Cities
The Language Flagship is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a ground breaking approach to language education for students from kindergarten through college. In 2014, UMN was awarded with a Chinese Flagship grant from the federal government, becoming the 11th university in the U.S. that received this prestigious grant. A combination of rigorous on-campus linguistic and cultural preparation with overseas study and internship opportunities trains Chinese Flagship students from a wide range of majors to reach a 'Superior' proficiency level of Chinese, achieving the ability to engage in their professions in both Chinese and English. This presentation will include a description of the Language Flagship Model as well a discussion about a possible expansion of the Chinese Flagship Model to other critical languages (e.g., Arabic, Korean).

Root Locally, Stretch Globally: Students Empowered Through Higher Language Proficiency
Presenters: Dan Soneson, Gabriela Sweet, and Adolfo Carrillo Cabello, College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities; and Elaine Tarone, GPS Alliance, Twin Cities
University of Minnesota graduates are disempowered internationally if they must rely on English alone to address global challenges. Funding from The Language Flagship is at work on campus through two grants: Chinese Flagship and the PACE Project. These grants help bring students to higher levels of second language proficiency so they can more fully engage with their community and world. This presentation outlines how the PACE Project collaborates with seven language programs to create a culture of assessment, continuous curricular improvement, and student engagement. Formal assessment provides language programs and instructors with concrete information about student proficiency at various stages in the curriculum; professional development provides a collaborative space and tools for improving the curriculum in light of those results; and self-assessment involves students in the process as they independently identify what they can and cannot do in the language and create their own pathways toward higher levels of proficiency.


Cowles Auditorium

Global Grand Challenges: A Panel Discussion
This panel discussion will focus on strategies for thinking globally about research and teaching in ways that prepare global-ready students for society’s grand challenges. The conversation will address innovative ways to internationalize the educational experiences of our students that integrate global learning with the goals of the Grand Challenges research and curriculum strategic plan. The panel will be moderated by Gayle Woodruff, the founding director of curriculum and campus internationalization for the University of Minnesota system. Panelists are:

  • Abimbola Asojo, a Professor and Program Director of Interior Design in the Design, Housing, and Apparel Department in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
  • Oscar Garza, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is also Director of the PRAXIS Institute for Community Health and Education
  • Teddie Potter, a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is also the Director of Inclusivity and Diversity for the School of Nursing.
  • Yizhou Ben Ma, a senior in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota majoring in Food Science and minoring in Sustainability Studies.



Wilkins 215

This session featured two presentations addressing different types of study abroad programs and the impact of these experiences on student learning.

Coupling Learning and Service: Reflections on UMN Global Seminars in Argentina
Presenter: Angela Carlson-Lombardi, College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities
This session will describe the progression of a University of Minnesota Global Seminar from a study abroad trip with a human rights focus into a transformed seminar that combines learning and service in a meaningful way. The study abroad course started as an exploration of human rights issues in Buenos Aires via lectures and personal narratives. The addition of a service project changed the course into a life changing experience for students, who traversed the country work with the Ranquehue community in Patagonia. Over the days of the service project, the ties between students and the indigenous community grew strong as participants gained first hand experience working alongside the Mapuche community, learning about the original inhabitants’ history as well as current disputes about land rights and natural resources.

Freshman Seminars Abroad- A Bridge to Being Global Ready
Presenters: Lindsey Lahr, Learning Abroad Center, Twin Cities and Nikki Letawsky Schultz, College of Biological Sciences, Twin Cities
This session will look at the impacts of student participation on a Learning Abroad Center Freshman Seminar Abroad. Freshman Seminars Abroad mirror the University's on-campus Freshman Seminars with the inclusion of an additional abroad component over winter or spring break. Quantitative and qualitative data collected from Freshman Seminars Abroad shows the impact of the experience on students, including retention and graduation rates, goals for their undergraduate years, and the likelihood that they will study abroad again. In addition, intentional intercultural learning has been woven into these programs. Participants in this session will have the opportunity to hear from a program leader about how she fostered gains in students' intercultural learning as measured by the Intercultural Development Inventory.


Classroom 15

CLA Roadmap: Preparing Global-Ready Students for Future Career Successes
Presenters: Christine Anderson, Learning Abroad Center, Twin Cities; Ascan Koerner and Judith Anderson, College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities
This session will outline how the new College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Roadmap initiative is preparing CLA graduates to be global-ready for future career successes. The College of Liberal Arts is collaborating with the Learning Abroad Center to holistically weave international experiences into the initiative, making global learning a key outcome of a CLA graduate. This will be accomplished by tailoring internships, research, and coursework abroad to enrich the CLA experience offered on the University of Minnesota campus. On October 22, 2014 Dean Coleman spoke about the new Roadmap initiative. He highlighted then CLA senior Claire Atmore who studied abroad three times. He stated that Claire “has come to believe that a liberal arts education is key to a globalized citizenry”. This session details how that ideal is being realized by this impactful, new CLA initiative. 

10:00-10:50 a.m.— Concurrent Session 2

Room 105: Humphrey Forum

Preparing Global-Ready Students within a Framework for Comprehensive Internationalization
Presenters: Dennis Falk, College of Education and Human Service Professions, Duluth; Leigh Neys, International Programs, Northern State University, South Dakota; Kim Riordan, College of Education and Human Service Professions, Duluth
Preparing global-ready students occurs within the context of an internationalized campus. The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) began planning for comprehensive internationalization during fall 2012 through its participation with the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory. The campus completed its Global 2020 plan in spring 2014 and has worked to implement the plan during the past two academic years. This presentation will explain the strengths and limitations of UMD’s experience with planning and implementing a plan for campus internationalization, providing insights for other units considering a comprehensive internationalization process that will facilitate the preparation of global-ready students. Download the presentation here.


Cowles Auditorium

“Post-reciprocity": Facilitating Meaningful Engagement With the Post-colonial World
Presenters: Martha Johnson, Learning Abroad Center, Twin Cities and Mohamud Jama, MSID Kenya
Education abroad continues to expand, often with a specific desire for engagement with non-traditional destinations and curricular areas. The implications of engagement, especially with a global health, social, or development project focus, in post-colonial destinations needs to be interrogated and addressed in program design and student preparation. Placing programs in the broader context of colonialism can help students understand historical, economic, cultural, and political influences on the contemporary context.


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How to Talk About Difference: Leveraging Virtual Space in International Education
Presenter: Lauren Dickinson, Carlson Global Institute, Twin Cities
Preparing students for the cultural differences they will encounter when studying abroad is a crucial topic in international education. This session will present excerpts from an online learning module that uses Hofstede’s dimensions of culture to engage students around cultural difference. While the module was developed for business students, participants in this session will have the opportunity to explore ideas for making the same core concepts relevant to other audiences. The presenter will provide a brief overview of the technology used to develop the module (Adobe Presenter) and the theoretical framework used. The presenter will then focus on the process of developing the module, including discussion of important considerations such as audience analysis and strategies for using virtual technology to effectively communicate key concepts. In addition, this session will address next steps to continue student learning beyond the online module, including strategies for in-person follow-up and resources for independent learning. View the presentation slides here and contact Lauren Dickinson with questions about the module showcased in the presentation.


Classroom 15

Supporting Non-Native English Speakers at the University of Minnesota: Lessons Learned from a Survey of Faculty & Staff
Presenters: Michael Anderson and Bethany Peters, Minnesota English Language Program, Twin Cities
If you work with international students or others who do not speak English as their first language, you may have concerns about cultural differences, comprehension levels, participation skills, and how multilingual students can enhance the classroom experience, among other things.  In Spring 2016, the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) conducted a survey to learn more about what faculty and staff perceive as the benefits and challenges of supporting non-native English speakers. Approximately 1,500 survey respondents shared their views and provided recommendations to enhance training and support options for faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota. In this session, the presenters will provide an overview of the survey results as well as implications for best practices in supporting non-native English speakers. The session will include responses from a panel of discussants who will respond to the survey findings.

10:00-11:00 a.m.— World Café: Preparing Global-Ready Students

Room 50 B (located inside of the Learning Commons on the Lower Level)

Please join us for a World Café activity on Preparing Global-Ready Students for Society’s Grand Challenges. Participants will engage in an in-depth dialogue, together exploring questions about how the University of Minnesota is internationalizing the student experience and preparing graduates who are global-ready.  

Facilitators: Thorunn Bjarnadottir, International Student and Scholar Services, Twin Cities and Douglas Kennedy, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, Twin Cities

11:00-11:50 a.m. — Concurrent Session 3

Room 105: Humphrey Forum

Connecting Global & Local Community Engagement: Lessons Learned from Experiences
Presenters: Akosua Addo, Music Education, Twin Cities; Sara Axtell, Office of Public Engagement and Family Social Science, Twin Cities; Priscilla Gibson, School of Social Work, Twin Cities; Renada Goldberg and Catherine Solheim, Family Social Science, Twin Cities

Presenters briefly shared their experiences of engaging locally and globally in teaching and research. Presenters highlighted lessons learned from their experiences, and discussed the significance of global-local connections in today's world, as well as the challenges and rewards of this type of engagement.

Cowles Auditorium

Study of the Educational Impact of International Students in Campus Internationalization
Presenters: Barbara Kappler, International Student and Scholar Services, Twin Cities, and Christopher Johnstone, College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities

Let’s change the story! Most research on international students focuses on challenges encountered. Be energized by new research that directly explores the learning outcomes of international students on campus and the strategies that faculty implement to maximize these outcomes in the classroom environment.

  • Understand concrete learning outcomes from recent research on the educational impact of international students
  • Consider strategies that are transferable to your own contexts to maximize benefits of interactions
  • Network with others interested in improving campus climate for international students

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Student Solutions for a Global Grand Challenge-From Knowledge to Impact
Presenters: Barrett Colombo, Cheryl Robertson, Fred Rose, and Megan Voorhees, Institute on the Environment, Twin Cities
The UM Grand Challenge-Curriculum strategic plan recommends that students develop a foundational set of competencies (knowledge, skills, and values) that will prepare them to effectively engage a broad range of grand challenges. The Knowledge To Impact co-curriculum prepares students with skills and frameworks to create plausible solutions to the grand challenges they have been studying in GCC courses. Students work in interdisciplinary teams, advised by instructors and professionals from the local area, to develop viable solutions (e.g., sustainable business or non-profit models, public policy proposals, public health interventions, media or technical products). In this session, we explore how the Knowledge to Impact co-curriculum for the GCC is integrated into GCC 5003 Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues. The session will include a panel of instructors, students, and mentors, as well as a case study activity that explores how students experience developing proposals to a particular global health challenge.


Classroom 15

This session featured three short presentations highlighting methods for incorporating global learning into the classroom.

Fill Your Teaching Toolkit: Tools for Implementing International, Intercultural, and Global Learning in the Classroom

Connecting Students to Increase Cross-Cultural Understanding of User Experience
Presenters: Ann Hill Duin, Writing Studies, Twin Cities and Giuseppe Palumbo, University of Trieste
Presenters will detail a collaborative project, conducted under the auspices of the Trans-Atlantic & Pacific Project, in which students in courses at the University of Minnesota and the University of Trieste collaborated on global virtual teams during the spring term 2016. The project aimed to help students develop intercultural skills, cross-cultural user experience, virtual teamwork skills, and information mining skills. The presenters will discuss the ways in which collaborating in virtual teams benefited students and provided a meaningful perspective on the intersections between technical communication and translation. Ultimately, this project provided students with a unique experience that prepares for work in a global market.

Educating Globally Competent Citizens: A Toolkit
Presenter: Dennis Falk, Education and Human Service Professionals, Duluth
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities just published the third edition of “Educating Globally Competent Citizens: A Toolkit.” This toolkit is organized around educating students about global challenges that include population, resources, technology, information, economies, conflict, and governance. This presentation will provide an overview of the teaching resources in the toolkit, including online interactive, print, audio, video, and learning activities, as well as examples of how some of the included resources have been used to educate global-ready students. See the presentation handout here.

Building Community through Cross-Cultural Virtual Teams
Presenters: Lauren Dickinson, Carlson Global Institute, Twin Cities and Stacy Doepner-Hove, Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities
Presenters will describe a collaboration between the Carlson School and Queensland University of Technology Business School to connect students first virtually and then in-person to work cooperatively on a “live” business case. Participants in this session will hear from the presenters about the lessons learned around teaching and learning virtually and across cultures, the use of technology to aid teaching and learning, virtual team effectiveness strategies, and the outcomes and future goals of this program.  

12:00-1:00 p.m. — Lunch and Remarks

Please join us for lunch in the Humphrey Atrium along with remarks from Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs Meredith McQuaid and Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson.

1:00-2:30 p.m. — Poster Fair

  1. Internationalizing the Master of Liberal Studies at UM Duluth
    Presenter: David Beard, Liberal Arts, Duluth
  2. Creating Global-Ready Students: the Case of International Teaching Assistants
    Presenters: Barbara Beers and Elena Stetsenko, Center for Educational Innovation, Twin Cities
  3. Facilitating English Improvement through Strategic Course Design and Peer Support
    Presenters: Alyssa Bonnac and Bethany Peters, Minnesota English Language Program, Twin Cities
  4. Explore MELP’s Online Resources to Support Multilingual Learners 
    Presenters: Bethany Peters, Minnesota English Language Program, Twin Cities
  5. Global Health in Thailand: Humans, Elephants, and Disease
    Presenters: Karin Hamilton, Health Careers Center & College of Veterinary Medicine and Tricia Todd, Health Careers Center
  6. Career Integration:  Focusing on the Career Component of Learning Abroad
    Presenters: Becky Hall, Career Services Administration and Kimberly Hindbjorgen, Learning Abroad Center
  7. “A brave mind to explore this world”:  Student Reflections on a Design, Technology, and Society Class
    Presenters: Elizabeth Bye and Julie Irish, College of Design, Twin Cities
  8. Everybody (from all over the globe) Writes!:  Center for Writing support for International and Multilingual Writers
    Presenter: Kirsten Jamsen, Center for Writing, Twin Cities
  9. Global Connectedness: Our Actions Matter
    Presenter: Connie Magnuson, Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies, Twin Cities
  10. Supporting Student Success through English Language Tutoring
    Presenters: David Atterberry, Annie Marrin, and Elizabeth Stopka, Minnesota English Language Program, Twin Cities
  11. The “BizAbroad Slam”: Integrating Student Re-Entry Opportunities within Established Campus Events
    Presenters: Anne Miner, Carlson Global Institute, Twin Cities
  12. Improving Teaching and Learning for All Through a Faculty Learning Community
    Presenters: Margaret Delehanty Kelly, Molly Rojas-Collins, and Jill Trites, College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities
  13. iSuccess: Simulated Classroom Experience for Incoming International Students
    Presenters: Marina Uehara, International Student and Scholar Services, Twin Cities; Yifei (Enoch) Sun, International Student and Scholar Services and College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities; and Se Jin Park (Peter) and Yuanjie Shen (Margaret), College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities
  14. Targeted Peer-Assisted Learning
    Presenters: Mary Lilly and Lynell Williams, SMART Learning Commons, Twin Cities
  15. Strategies to Improve the Experience of International Students (and everyone) in a Large-Enrollment Course
    Presenters: Carl Stenoien, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, and Deena Wassenberg, College of Biological Sciences, Twin Cities
  16. Capitalizing on Location and Time: Lessons Learned from an Embedded Program
    Presenters: Kirsten Canterbury and Lauren Dickinson, Carlson Global Institute, Twin Cities; and Steve Spruth, Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities
  17. Identity, Resources, and Intention: Supporting Global Development for Underrepresented College Students
    Presenters: Paul Edwards, Office of Equity and Diversity, Twin Cities, and Na’im Madyun, College of Education and Human Development
  18. Accessibility, Identity, and Inclusion in Learning Abroad
    Presenters: Paul Edwards, Office of Equity and Diversity, Twin Cities, and Christopher Johnstone, College of Education and Human Development
  19. To Protect and Preserve: The Role of International Education in Heritage Tourism and Historic Preservation
    Presenter: Vanessa Walton, Learning Abroad Center, Twin Cities
  20. Enhancing the Intercultural Capacity for a Changing World
    Presenters: Thorunn Bjarnadottir and Alex Cleberg, International Student and Scholar Services, Twin Cities
  21. GLOBE Student Group: Student-led Engagement with International Exchange Students
    Presenters: Kate Terry, Carlson Global Institute, Twin Cities, and Melanie Vossberg, Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities
  22. The Culturally Intelligent Teacher: an Exploratory Mixed Methods Study of the Intersections of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and CQ
    Presenter: Douglas Kennedy, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance and Center for Spirituality and Healing, Twin Cities
  23. "I Am From": Exploring and Sharing Our Backgrounds
    Presenters: Mary Jetter, Center for Educational Innovation, Twin Cities, and Sumitra Ramachandran, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, Twin Cities
  24. Enhancing Intercultural Learning Through the Principles of Educational and Cultural Neuroscience
    Presenter: Yuliya Kartoshkina, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, Twin Cities


1:20-2:30 p.m. — Ignite! Sessions


1:20-1:50


Classroom 15

Internationalizing the Carlson School Undergraduate Mentorship Program
Presenters: Chad Ellsworth, Undergraduate Business Career Center, Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities; Sarah Oehler, Institutional Advancement, Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities; Jennifer Hawkins and Jennie Meinz, Carlson Global Institute, Twin Cities, as well as student panelists
Since 2014, the Carlson Global Institute has collaborated with the Undergraduate Business Career Center and Institutional Advancement to globalize the existing mentorship program by pairing students studying abroad with alumni or friends of Carlson living in the host country or region. Presenters and past student participants will share their perspectives on how the program works; why it has been successful; the impact on students, mentors, and the school; and lessons learned. Participants in this session will learn more about how internationalizing the Carlson mentorship program aligns with the U of M Curriculum strategic plan's goal to build a culture of reciprocal engagement to deepen Minnesota’s connections around the globe. View presentation slides here.

Cowles Auditorium

The Urgency of Collective Efforts from International and Domestic Students for Preparing Global Ready and Responsible Students
Presenters: Yizhou Ben Ma, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Twin Cities, and Liumei (Molly) Hou, Carlson School of Management and College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities
As students who are actively engaged with campus internationalization, we would like to emphasize the collective efforts from both international and domestic students to prepare them for the globalized world and solve the upcoming grand challenges. We collected stories from students’ learning experiences, staff working experiences, and faculty teaching experiences. We recommend that the integration of international and domestic students should not be aimed to “Americanize” international students. Domestic students can also develop flexibility and adapt with international students during learning and living experiences on campus. International and domestic students can work together to improve the global readiness of the University, allowing both groups of students to achieve individual global readiness and develop global responsibilities.

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Internationalizing Campus Climate: An Exploration on International Student Data
Presenters: Nasreen Mohamed and Xi Yu, International Student and Scholar Services, Twin Cities
Current data on the international student experience show a decline in satisfaction in areas such as sense of belonging and campus climate on the Twin Cities campus over a three-year period. While this represents an emerging area of concern in international education, there has been limited research or proposed solutions to increase the sense of belonging for international students on campus. The presenters in this session will provide multiple sources of data about campus climate from international student responses, including SERU, the International Student Barometer, and preliminary focus group results. Based on the data, participants will brainstorm different approaches that institutions could take to internationalize the campus climate.


2:00-2:30


Classroom 15

Incorporating Intercultural Competence Throughout Campus Utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
Presenters: Kimberly Gillette, International Programs, Crookston; Lorna Hollowell, Diversity and Multicultural Programs, Crookston; Brett Schieve, Cultural Engagement, Rochester; and Gemma Punti, Center for Learning Innovation, Rochester
Higher education institutions throughout the United States are working towards creating diverse, yet inclusive, campus communities. To help each campus community more effectively and appropriately interact, the University of Minnesota Rochester and the University of Minnesota Crookston are focusing on helping faculty, staff, and students develop intercultural competence skills. This session will highlight how both campuses are utilizing, in different ways, the Intercultural Competence Inventory®(IDI) to engage in opportunities for teaching, research, and professional development.

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Undergraduate Research Abroad: Challenges and Benefits
Presenters: Victoria Munro, UROP, Twin Cities; Heidi Soneson and Ellen Reid, Learning Abroad Center, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota offers various types of opportunities for undergraduates to conduct research overseas, including conducting research as part of a study abroad program or independent research abroad through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). In this session, presenters will outline the types of research opportunities offered through both the Learning Abroad Center and the UROP office. They will also showcase examples of specific student research projects. The session will include a discussion about the alignment of undergraduate research opportunities with the UMN Grand Challenges initiative as well as the ways in which research prepares students to expand their horizons and deepen their cultural learning.

Cowles Auditorium

Using Interdisciplinary Teams to Address the Grand Challenge of Environmental Sustainability
Presenters: Leah Brink, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, Twin Cities; Troy Goodnough, Office of Sustainability, Morris; and Beth Mercer-Taylor, Institute on the Environment, Twin Cities
Learn about the Innovations in Environmental Sustainability program, a program that brings together faculty and staff from the GPS Alliance, Institute on the Environment, Minneapolis campus, St. Paul Campus, students from Australia, students from Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota Morris to explore the challenges of climate change and the sustainable practices that may lead to a solution. Participants will learn about the teamwork necessary to make such an interdisciplinary program function as well as the benefits of an interdisciplinary program of this nature. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on challenges they face in their own work and explore how reaching out to collaborate with team members from across the University of Minnesota system has the potential to strengthen their own work.

Room 50 B (located inside of the Learning Commons on the Lower Level)

Strategies to Support International Students for Academic Success: Learn about Funding Opportunities by the International Academic Enhancement Fee
Presenters: Beth Isensee and Xi Yu, International Student and Scholar Services, Twin Cities; Beth Lingren Clark, Orientation & First-Year Programs, Office of Undergraduate Education, Twin Cities; Paul Strykowski, College of Science and Engineering, Twin Cities
The “International Student Academic Enhancement Fee” charged to undergraduate international students on the Twin Cities campus is dedicated to enhancing academic services for international students that focus on retention, academic success, timely graduation, and student satisfaction. In this session, a panel that includes the Chairs of the Fee Committee and other representative committee members will provide an overview of the fee and will showcase a selection of successful fee funded-projects. The session will include a discussion of the ways in which the projects funded with this particular fee have contributed to the internationalization of the student experience at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and together explore ideas related to utilizing international student fees.

2:40-3:30 p.m. — Concurrent Session 4

Room 105: Humphrey Forum

Measuring the Long-term Impact of the Carlson International Experience
Presenters: Kirsten Canterbury, Anne D’Angelo, Kate Diamond, and Michael Houston, Carlson Global Institute, Twin Cities
Since 2008, Carlson School of Management students have completed a required International Experience as part of their curriculum. In this session, presenters will share preliminary findings from a recent study that measured the impact of this experience on graduates three, five, and ten years post graduation. The study examines the work context of Carlson alumni, especially as it relates to international opportunities and demand for the skills and attributes associated with study abroad outcomes. The study also measured whether Carlson Alumni who studied abroad differ from alumni who did not with respect to international/intercultural motivations, actions, and abilities. Participants in this session will learn about the impact on students of the Carlson School’s International Experience requirement. View presentation slides here.


Wilkins 215

This session will feature two presentations that highlight strategies for utilizing partnerships to incorporate global learning outcomes into on-campus curriculum.

Interprofessional Collaboration in Curricular Design and Practice
Presenters: Christina Cipolle, Roli Dwivedi, and EmmaLee Pallai, Community-University Health Care Center, Twin Cities
Similar to the old adage, “it takes a village to raise a child,” there is growing recognition that “it takes many professions to prepare students for today’s global society.” The roles and responsibilities of professionals in healthcare are no longer cleanly defined, and ultimately these responsibilities touch upon aspects of nursing, social work, medicine, pharmacy, behavioral health, law, and many other professions. In order to better educate students, schools are increasingly looking toward interprofessional collaboration. In this session, presenters will explore the ways in which the University of Minnesota’s Community-University Health Care Center has used interprofessional collaboration to strengthen their curricular design and practice, particularly around culturally appropriate health care and the social determinants of health.  Participants will have the opportunity to participate in an exercise to help them recognize possible collaborative partners and utilize the knowledge of their partners to ultimately better prepare their students for success in a global society.

From Capstone to Keystone: a Curated Project Portfolio that Connects and Strengthens Global Skills
Presenters: Mary Curtin, Sherry Gray, Robert Kudrle, and David Wilsey, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Twin Cities
Faculty from the masters of development practice (MDP), masters of public policy (MPP) and new master of human rights (MHR) degree programs jointly curate and advise a globally focused capstone project portfolio, a novel approach to preparing students for the complexity of working on global grand challenges. The model's strengths result from emphasis in three areas: first, the portfolio features only globally-oriented projects; second, project teams comprised of three to five students represent multiple disciplines, degree program, skills, and national and/or cultural perspectives; and finally, faculty encourage teams to pursue multi-faceted project approaches, combining frameworks and tools to produce innovative thinking and solutions to particular aspects of complex issues. This session will include a brief overview of the capstone portfolio project as well as a facilitated conversation with participants about lessons learned and examples of project successes.


Room 50 B (located inside of the Learning Commons on the Lower Level)

This session will feature two presentations that highlight Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL): Perspectives on Using COIL to Prepare Global-Ready Students

Transforming Nursing Leadership with Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Presenters: Teddie Potter, School of Nursing, Twin Cities and Thorunn Bjarnadottir, International Student and Scholar Services, Twin Cities
While nursing leadership and administration have traditionally focused on local issues, that is now changing. Ebola, Zika, and the Syrian refugee crisis are forcing nursing leaders to realize that global issues can rapidly become local issues; therefore, it is imperative for nursing leaders to develop a global perspective and skill set. Presenters will describe an effective application of collaborative online international learning (COIL), including the process of collaboration, course design, course assignments, cultural bridging, evaluation methods, and outcomes.

Preparing Global-Ready Students: Professional Development Support for COIL in the College of Education and Human Development
Presenters: Jill Trites, Akosua Addo, Treden Wagoner, and Melissa Falldin, College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities
In order for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) to be successful, it is integral that instructors be prepared and supported throughout the experience. The presenters will reveal how instructional designers in one college created and delivered a COIL professional development program to offer administrative and academic support through collaborative workshops and individualized instructional design mentoring. Instructors who participated in the COIL professional development program will discuss how their involvement impacted their first COIL teaching experiences. Presenters will refer to their COIL Workbook during this session. You are welcome to download the workbook in advance of the session.


Cowles Auditorium

Preparing Global Citizens for the Grand Challenge of Immigration
Presenters: James Ford and Gemma Punti, Center for Learning Innovation, Rochester
In this session, presenters will showcase an interdisciplinary course that examines immigrants and refugees from a global perspective: their plight from country of origin, their interaction with humanitarian organizations, and ultimately their experience in the United States. The presenters will explore the strategies they employ in teaching highly-charged topics, including having immigrant guest speakers in the classroom, visiting a refugee resettlement agency, contextualizing policies and individual experiences, examining case studies on female circumcision or medical deportation, and questioning ‘neutrality’ in our thinking as well as in our humanitarian work. Participants in this session will have the opportunity to engage in discussion around these topics as well as reflect on their own experiences.

3:30-4:00 p.m. — Networking Activity and Closing Remarks

Please join us in the Humphrey Atrium to close out the day with networking time, brief closing remarks, and some afternoon treats.


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)