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The first Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference was held at the McNamara Alumni Center (Twin Cities Campus) on March 29, 2010.  This conference was sponsored by the Office of International Programs. 

The conference consisted of 4 sessions and a poster fair. 

Agenda and Schedule of Events

(Subject to change)

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Poster Fair and Registration
10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Session #1
  • Developing Reciprocal Partnerships with Institutions Abroad
  • Beyond Immediate Impact: Study Abroad for Global Engagement
  • Using Skype in the Classroom to Internationalize the Curriculum
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Welcome Remarks
12:40 - 1:30 p.m.

Session #2

  • CARLA's Goal: Foreign Language Across the Curriculum
  • Educating Globally Competent Citizens
  • Culture Corps' Impact on Internationalization of the Campus
1:40 - 2:30 p.m.

Session #3

  • Developing a Socially-responsible, Multi-disciplinary Int'l Experience
  • A Virtual Curricular Innovation Across Three Continents
  • Internationalization - Theory to Practice? Practice to Theory?
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Poster fair and coffee break
3:00 - 3:50

Session #4

  • Role of TAs, Overseas Academic Staff in Internationalizing the Curriculum
  • Making Critical Connections through International Community Service
  • Intercultural Learning in an Internationalized Curriculum
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Wrap-up Activities and Evaluation

 

Members of the Diversity Outreach Collaborative who attended were: Jody Gray, Rafael Tarrago, Jody Kempf and Leslie Delserone.  There were several other libraries staff there.  It was great to see such a turn out.  We would love for you to share your experiences with us.  Please comment on this blog post.  Let us know which sessions you went to and what you found useful and how it might affect the libraries. 

NOTE:  the Office of International Programs will publish portions of the proceedings from this conference.  These proceedings will be available in fall of 2010. 

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I attended the sessions "Culture Corps' Impact on Internationalization of the Campus."

Information about Culture Corps can be found on their website here: http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/culturecorps/aboutcc.html.

The Culture Corps was started in 1998 by International Student and Scholar Services. It mobilized international students to offer their unique knowledge to the University. Faculty and staff were encouraged to utilize this program.

At this session presented by Thorunn Bjarnadottir from the International Student and Scholar Services, students who had participated in this program spoke about their experiences. Thorunn explained the logistics of working with the Culture Corps program.

To me this is a great gateway into building relationships with international students. Serving the International community is a major focus for the libraries in the past year. This program may be a way for us to connect directly with some of the students and they would be given a stipend for their work.

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