Schedule of Events

In addition to the following events, we also offer a range of Signature Programs:


Monday, August 31, 2015


Global Groups: Strategies for Working Effectively in Diverse Teams

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Carlson 1-143, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Group work is an essential part of American classroom learning. This workshop focuses on the process and expectations of working on group projects for new international students beginning their academic programs at UMTC. Offered in partnership with the Center for Educational Innovation, this interactive session is part of International Student & Scholar Services’ Global Gopher Weeks.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Internationalizing Teaching & Learning: An Overview of Resources

9:00-9:50 a.m.
Nicholson 110, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Offered during the Center for Educational Innovation’s Teaching Enrichment Series, this session  will provide an overview of current efforts to internationalize the curriculum at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on resources to support faculty in their interests and efforts. Approaches to be discussed include course design for global learning, globally networked learning/COIL, and increasing classroom interaction between international and domestic students.
For information and to register: http://cei.umn.edu/courses-programs/teaching-enrichment-series


Friday, September 25, 2015


Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m.
University International Center 101, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Welcome back to campus!  This is an open call for all members of the Internationalizing Teaching & Learning faculty cohorts to gather together in an informal setting.  Continental breakfast will be provided.  RSVPs appreciated: please email obrie713@umn.edu.


Friday, October 2, 2015


Mestenhauser Lecture on Internationalizing Higher Education
The Freedom to Be: International Education and Crossing Borders with Hanneke Teekens

2:00-4:00, light refreshments to follow
3M Auditorium and Atrium, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

International education is about crossing borders to find oneself and others. We do this by crossing physical borders, but often the most important borders are those in our heads. In her lecture, Teekens will explore the relationship between international education and freedom and the connection with themes of identity and cultural awareness. More information and registration at http://global.umn.edu/icc/legacy/index.html.


Saturday, October 3, 2015


University of Minnesota Remembrance of Josef Mestenhauser

1:00-2:30 p.m. (Reception to follow)
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Affairs, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Professor Emeritus Josef Mestenhauser passed away on March 14, 2015. Josef Mestenhauser's more than fifty-year career made an indelible impact on the University of Minnesota and the field of international education. Please join us as we remember our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Josef Mestenhauser. More information and RSVP at http://global.umn.edu/icc/legacy/index.html.


Monday, October 5, 2015


Using Principles of Brain-Based Learning to Explain Best Practices in Intercultural Learning

10:00-11:30 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

This 90-minute workshop is designed to introduce participants to several principles of brain-based learning. Knowing these principles will help faculty explain why some teaching practices work better than others to achieve intercultural learning outcomes. The presenter, Yuliya Kartoshkina (University of North Dakota), will introduce a principle, provide examples of how this principle might be used in intercultural learning, and then will ask faculty to share similar examples from their teaching practices. This will be an advanced discussion for faculty and staff familiar with intercultural learning. The discussion will include ways to share findings from the workshop with a wider academic audience. Space for this event is very limited; please contact Mary Katherine O'Brien at obrie713@umn.edu if you are interested.


Friday, October 9, 2015


Collaborative On-line International Learning (COIL) Coffee Hour

9:00-10:00 a.m.
University International Center 101, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Have you heard about COIL or globally networked learning? Are you interested in the use of technology in a course to connect students across international borders?  (Already doing it?)  This year's COIL Coffee Hours will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to gather and learn about the University of Minnesota COIL initiative and to share resources for COILing courses. Sessions available in person and online. More information and registration here.

Session speaker: 
Susan Coultrap-McQuin, Professor Emeritus SUNY-Oswego 
Dr. Coultrap-McQuin will join us as a special guest for our first COIL Coffee Hour to share her experiences of COILing multiple courses at SUNY-Oswego, where the COIL model originated.


Monday, October 26, 2015


Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

1:00-2:00 p.m.
University Office Plaza Room 444

Join the Center for Educational Innovation and the Internationalizing Teaching and Learning team to discuss “The International Student Density Effect: A profile of a global movement of talent at a group of major U.S. universities”. This study examined data collected in a recent Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium survey. Specifically the authors looked at socio-economic background, motivations, behaviors, and levels of satisfaction for both US and International Students (IS) at 15 different universities including the University of Minnesota.  They categorized the 15 schools as Low, Medium, or High Density for the number of IS, and use this data to look for correlations with several different educational outcomes. High Density IS universities (of which the Uof M is one) correlate with both positive and negative outcomes, suggesting opportunities and challenges for classroom learning. We will discuss these findings and their implications for teaching. You do not have to read the article to benefit from attending the journal club.  Bring your lunch, dessert will be served. Parking in the Gopher Lot will be validated. For a copy of the article or to attend remotely: email Christina Petersen pete6647@umn.edu.

Facilitator: Christina Petersen, Center for Educational Innovation/Internationalizing Teaching and Learning team


Thursday, November 12, 2015


Internationalizing Teaching and Learning 101: Introduction to Internationalizing Teaching and Learning

8:30-9:45 a.m. (light refreshments provided)
University International Center 101, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

This 75-minute workshop will introduce the principles of internationalizing teaching and learning to faculty who are interested in designing or redesigning courses for significant global, international, and intercultural learning.  Participants will leave the workshop with a set of internationalized course goals and will begin to explore the strategies and assessments in an aligned course design. To register, please visit http://gpsa.umn.edu/web-fm/ciregistration/.
Attendance is free of charge for University of Minnesota faculty and staff; the workshop cost is $50.00 for non-University of Minnesota participants. Non-University of Minnesota participants will be contacted with further information about payment after registering for the workshop.


Friday, November 13, 2015


Collaborative On-line International Learning (COIL) Coffee Hour

9:00-10:00 a.m.
University International Center 101, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Have you heard about COIL or globally networked learning? Are you interested in the use of technology in a course to connect students across international borders?  (Already doing it?)  This year's COIL Coffee Hours will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to gather and learn about the University of Minnesota COIL initiative and to share resources for COILing courses. Sessions available in person and online. More information and registration here.

Session speakers:
Teddie Potter, Clinical Associate Professor (School of Nursing) and Thorunn Bjarnadottir, Director of Intercultural Education at (International Student and Scholar Services) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Friday, February 12, 2016


Collaborative On-line International Learning (COIL) Coffee Hour

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Bruininks 412, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Have you heard about COIL or globally networked learning? Are you interested in the use of technology in a course to connect students across international borders?  (Already doing it?)  This year's COIL Coffee Hours will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to gather and learn about the University of Minnesota COIL initiative and to share resources for COILing courses. Sessions available in person and online. More information and registration here.

Session speaker:
Dan Nolan, Assistant Professor (German Studies & Russian Area Studies), University of Minnesota Duluth


Friday, March 25, 2016


Collaborative On-line International Learning (COIL) Coffee Hour

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Walter 101, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Have you heard about COIL or globally networked learning? Are you interested in the use of technology in a course to connect students across international borders?  (Already doing it?)  This year's COIL Coffee Hours will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to gather and learn about the University of Minnesota COIL initiative and to share resources for COILing courses. Sessions available in person and online. More information and registration here.

Session speakers:
Melissa Falldin and Thomas Nechodomu, Instructional Designers (College of Education and Human Development) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Friday, April 1, 2016


Collaborative On-line International Learning (COIL) Coffee Hour

Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Walter 101, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Join remotely via Webex

Have you heard about COIL or globally networked learning? Are you interested in the use of technology in a course to connect students across international borders?  (Already doing it?)  This year's COIL Coffee Hours will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to gather and learn about the University of Minnesota COIL initiative and to share resources for COILing courses. Sessions available in person and online. More information and registration here.

Session speakers:
CEHD faculty showcase.  Akosua Addo, Associate Professor (Music Education), Jill Trites, Senior Teaching Specialist (Post Secondary Teaching and Learning), and Rayla Allison, Senior Lecturer (Kinesiology), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Monday, August 19, 2013


University of Minnesota, Morris Fall Development Day:
What Does it Mean to Internationalize the Curriculum?

Group facilitatorsUMM faculty and Internationalizing Teaching & Learning faculty cohort alumni Sarah Buchanan (French, ITL '13), Rebecca Dean (Anthropology, ITL '13), and Brook Miller (English, ITL '13) presented strategies they have used to internationalize their courses during UMM's Fall Development Day presentations. ITL team members Mary Katherine O'Brien (GPS Alliance) and Cristina Lopez (Academic Technology Support Services) facilitated an interactive workshop on internationalizing the curriculum.

 


Thursday, September 19, 2013


University of Minnesota, Crookston Campus Visit & Thursday Commons Presentation

The Internationalizing Teaching and Learning (ITL) team visited the UM-Crookston campus September 17-20, 2013, to meet with faculty and members of the UMC community about their efforts to internationalize the curriculum and to conduct course consultations with ITL faculty cohort alumni. The ITL team presented a Thursday Commons session on engaging international students in classroom group work and ran an intercultural simulation for students.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013


University of Minnesota Rochester CLI All-Faculty Meeting

Dr. James Ford (History) and Ryan Furness (Spanish) co-presented on internationalizing the curriculum with members of the ITL team at UMR's Center for Learning Innovation All-Faculty meeting.


Friday, October 11 & Saturday, October 12, 2013


Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Workshop with Dr. L. Dee Fink:
Course Design for Significant Global Learning

Internationally recognized course design and college teaching expert Dr. L. Dee Fink visited UMTC to present a workshop entitled "Course Design for Significant Global Learning" for faculty and instructors at the University of Minnesota. Fink also met with members of the Internationalizing Teaching & Learning faculty cohort programs to discuss program-level design and planning for the internationalization of degree programs.

Fink with ITL group
Dee Fink with ITL Committee

Fink workshop
Dee Fink leading an activity


Friday, November 1, 2013


Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Workshop with Jon Rubin and Sarah Guth:
Internationalizing the Curriculum with Technology: Providing All Students with Global Learning Experiences

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is an educational strategy to connect students across the globe and address the grand challenges facing today's world. Professor Jon Rubin, the director of the SUNY COIL Center and colleague Sarah Guth presented to an audience from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on the development of globally networked classrooms across the curriculum.

Rubin workshop


Thursday, January 9, 2014


Internationalizing Teaching & Learning Workshop: Publishing on Internationalizing the Curriculum

Dr. Akosua Addo (Music, University of Minnesota Twin Cities) and Dr. Shelley Smith (Instructional Development Service, University of Minnesota Duluth) facilitated a system-wide, ITV-delivered workshop to guide faculty through the process of publishing scholarly work on their efforts to internationalize the curriculum and their teaching and learning.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Global Changes in International Student Mobility - Now and In the Future
Seminar with visiting scholar Professor Emeritus Hanneke Teekens

Professor Teekens served on the board of NUFFIC, the Netherlands' organization of international education, was on the faculty at the University of Amsterdam and Twente University, and served as the director of the Socrates National Agency and Erasmus Mundus. Teekens has published in the field of international education and currently serves as senior fellow for NAFSA: Association of International Educators and AFS Netherlands. In an event co-sponsored by the GPS Alliance's Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus initiative and the College of Education and Human Development International Programs and Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, Teekens discussed global mobility in the context of higher education.

Hanneke Teekens with Joe Mestenhauser and Meredith McQuaid
Dean of International Programs Meredith McQuaid, Josef Mestenhauser, and Hanneke Teekens


Friday, February 14, 2014


Mestenhauser Legacy Student Award Reception

The GPS Alliance awarded the inaugural Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization to three University of Minnesota students: Douglas Kennedy, Sook Jin Ong, and Khoa Vu. The recipients were recognized at an award ceremony at the Weisman Art Museum. Please visit the Mestenhauser Legacy Initiative webpage to see photos from the event and to watch digital stories produced by the students.


Thursday, February 27, 2014


Internationalizing Teaching & Learning workshop: Facilitation for Global Learning Outcomes

Dr. Barbara Kappler (International Student & Scholar Services, UMTC) and Kate Martin (Center for Teaching & Learning, UMTC) explored the nuanced skills of facilitation for global learning in this system-wide, ITV-delivered workshop. Participants discussed and practiced elements of effective discussions: creating an atmosphere in which all students engage; scaffolding activities prior to discussions; designing the actual discussion activities; and, assessing what students learned through post-discussion reflections.

Facilitation Workshop


Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11, 2014


Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference and Workshops

The Internationalizing Curriculum and Campus conference showcases the diverse efforts of faculty, staff, and students to internationalize the University of Minnesota. This biennial conference is free and open to all University of Minnesota staff, faculty, and students interested in internationalizing the curriculum and campuses. For more information and to see photos from the conference and videos of past conference sessions, please click HERE.

This year's event included two pre-conference workshops:

  • Creating High-Impact Instructor-led Study Abroad Experiences
  • Engaging International Students in Collaborative Learning Experiences.

 


Monday, September 15, 2014


Launch of 2014-15 Internationalizing Teaching & Learning Faculty Cohort Program

Congratulations to the newly selected faculty members in the 2014-15 Internationalizing Teaching and Learning (ITL) cohort program: Joseph Alia (Morris), Karin Hamilton (Twin Cities), Shahram (Shane) Missaghi (Extension), Chang’aa Mweti (Duluth), Andres Perez (Twin Cities), Jennifer Powers (Twin Cities), Jill Trites (Twin Cities), and Deena Wassenberg (Twin Cities).

The ITL program engages University of Minnesota faculty in professional development aimed at internationalizing the curriculum, which supports the University’s educational mission to “graduate lifelong learners, leaders, and global citizens.” These new cohort participants join the 44 faculty members who have participated in the program since 2010 in a system-wide community of practice. The program is sponsored in partnership with the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the Center for Educational Innovation and International Student & Scholar Services. For more information, please visit the ITL Faculty Cohort webpage. Applications for 2014-15 ITL cohort are no longer being accepted.

For more information, contact Mary Katherine O'Brien (obrie713@umn.edu, 612-625-9520).


Tuesday, September 23 - Friday, September 26, 2014


University of Minnesota Crookston Campus Visit

Times, Locations TBD
University of Minnesota, Crookston

Members of the Internationalizing Teaching and Learning (ITL) team will visit the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus September 23-26 to meet with faculty and members of the UMC community about their efforts to internationalize the curriculum.


Wednesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 2, 2014


University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus Visit

Times, Locations TBD
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Members of the Internationalizing Teaching and Learning (ITL) team will visit the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus Ocotober 1-2 to meet with faculty and other members of the UMD community for classroom observations, meetings, and to learn more about UMD's ongoing internationalization of their curriculum and campus.


Thursday, October 16, 2014


Internationalizing Teaching & Learning: Initial Steps Toward Transforming Educators and Students

2:00-5:00 p.m.
AAC&U 2014 Global Learning in College Meeting
Hilton Minneapolis

This pre-conference workshop will focus on achieving global outcomes through the transformation of curricula, educational strategies, and educators themselves. Members of the ITL team and ITL alumni will describe a model of course design for significant global learning based upon the Association of American College & University's (AAC&U) rubrics and Fink's (2003) six dimensions of course design at AAC&U's annual "Global Learning in Colllege" meeting. The workshop is designed for faculty members who are new to internationalizing higher education curriculum or have begun the process and seek more models to guide their efforts.

Registration is required for this event; click here for more information about AAC&U's Global Learning College meeting or contact Mary Katherine O'Brien, Assistant Education Specialist, Global Programs & Strategy Alliance (obrie713@umn.edu, 612-625-9520).


Wednesday, January 7 - Friday, January 9, 2015


Internationalizing Teaching & Learning Faculty Cohort Intensive Session

8:30-4:30 p.m., daily
University International Center
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Nine members of the 2014-15 Internationalizing Teaching & Learning faculty cohort program will gather on the Twin Cities campus for an intensive three-day session on internationalizing their courses and their teaching.

Members of this year's ITL faculty cohort include Joseph Alia (Morris), Karin Hamilton (Twin Cities), Sheila Hanson (Crookston), Shahram (Shane) Missaghi (Extension), Chang’aa Mweti (Duluth), Andres Perez (Twin Cities), Jennifer Powers (Twin Cities), Jill Trites (Twin Cities), and Deena Wassenberg (Twin Cities.)

The ITL program engages University of Minnesota faculty in professional development aimed at internationalizing the curriculum, which supports the University’s educational mission to “graduate lifelong learners, leaders, and global citizens.” These new cohort participants join the 44 faculty members who have participated in the program since 2010 in a system-wide community of practice. The program is sponsored in partnership with the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the Center for Educational Innovation and International Student & Scholar Services. For more information, please visit the ITL Faculty Cohort webpage. Applications for 2014-15 ITL cohort are no longer being accepted.

For more information, contact Mary Katherine O'Brien (obrie713@umn.edu, 612-625-9520).


Monday, February 16, 2015


Internationalizing Teaching & Learning Team Presents at UM-Crookston's Professional Development Day

9:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Bede Ballroom
University of Minnesota, Crookston

Mary Katherine O'Brien (Education Specialist, GPS Alliance Dean's Office) and Kate Martin (Assistant Director, Center for Educational Innovation) will attend and present at UM-Crookston's Spring Professional Development Day on February 16. The theme of the professional development day is "High Impact Practices in Undergraduate Education." O'Brien and Martin will partner with Brian Dingmann (Associate Professor-Biology, UM-Crookston) and Katy Nannenga (Assistant Professor-Biology, UM-Crookston), both alumni of the Internationalizing Teaching & Learning faculty cohort program, to present a session on backward course design (9:45-10:30 a.m.). In collaboration with other ITL faculty cohort alumni and Kimberly Gillette (Director of International Programs, UM-Crookston), O'Brien and Martin will also facilitate two roundtable discussions on global learning (11 a.m.-12:p.m. and 12:45-1:45 p.m.). All faculty and staff from the Crookston campus community are welcome to attend this event. More information: Mary Katherine O'Brien (obrie713@umn.edu).