Internationalizing Teaching and Learning

Curricular and Disciplinary Internationalization

Internationalization can take place in a variety of curricular and disciplinary contexts. The ICC team would be happy to discuss your specific opportunities and strategies for curricular and discplinary internationalization. Please contact Gayle Woodruff if you would like discuss further.

Example in Action

Read below about one innovative example of how faculty at the University of Minnesota, Crookston are working to internationalize their biology degree program:

Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Professors Katy Nannenga and Brian Dingmann from the University of Minnesota, Crookston have begun the process of collaborating with their department colleagues and department head to internationalize the biology honors degree in Crookston. At the Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference held at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Professor Brian Dingmann told the audience about internationalizing his biology curriculum:

“Once you do it (internationalize your teaching) and realize the impact it has on your students, you start asking yourself ‘Why don’t I do this with another class or with another assignment?’ I teach microbiology so I think of it (internationalizing courses) as viral.  It just spreads--you sort of get an ‘infection’ when you start this. You just become motivated and passionate and so I think it just slowly spreads [throughout your work].”  

Learn more by watching their presentation "Internationalizing the Sciences? Yes, it's possible!" at the 2014 Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference.

Brian Dingmann and Katy Nannenga, pictured here with University of Minnesota, Crookston Chancellor Wood
Brian Dingmann and Katy Nannenga, with U of M, Crookston Chancellor Wood