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Fourth Annual
Josef A. Mestenhauser Lecture Series on Internationalizing Higher Education
Internationalizing the Curriculum and Student Learning: 
Preparing Graduates for the 21st Century

Betty Leask, associate professor in internationalization at the University of South Australia, will give the 2012-13 Mestenhauser Lecture. Leask argues that universities have a responsibility to prepare all graduates to live and work in a global society. Internationalizing the curriculum and student learning play a central role in achieving this goal. Her lecture will explore issues related to internationalization and offer conceptual and practical solutions to these issues.

Friday, February 8, 2013 
2:00-4:00 p.m.; reception to follow 
3M Auditorium, CSOM Building 
(map) 
Twin Cities campus

The lecture will also be streamed online.

Hands-On Workshops

Betty Leask will also lead an interactive and practical workshop on internationalizing the curriculum and student learning. The workshop will be offered twice:

Saturday, February 9, 2013
12:30-3:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Monday, February 11, 2013
3:00-6:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The workshops are free of charge to University of Minnesota faculty and staff; the
workshops are $50 for non-University of Minnesota attendees.


Registration now open: global.umn.edu/icc/lecture

Increasing Access in the University Libraries

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International Student Panel
Monday, November 12 2:30-4:00
Location: TBD

In an effort to increase accessibility and usability of the library system for everyone, the University of Minnesota Libraries will be hosting a student panel featuring international students from diverse backgrounds to discuss the specific barriers that they face in utilizing our services. Students will explore their experiences with various library systems and discuss their expectations, needs, and perspective of the libraries.  Refreshments will be provided.

For disability services or access requests, Contact Jody Gray at grayjl@umn.edu.
(Please load images) University of Minnesota GPS Alliance.
Internationalizing the Curriculum & Campus

Register Now!

The Third Annual Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference is free and open to all University of Minnesota staff and faculty interested in internationalizing the curriculum and campuses.

Organized by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (UMTC), Instructional Development Services (UMD), International Education Office (UMD), Office of Information Technology, and the University Libraries.

March 23, 2012
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
3M Auditorium, CSOM Building (map)
Twin Cities campus

More Information

Schedule, poster titles, and presentation topics are available at the conference website.

For more information, please contact Gayle Woodruff, director of curriculum and campus internationalization, at 612-625-6065 or Mandi Allers, conference coordinator, at 612-625-8829.


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©2012 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

(Please load images) University of Minnesota GPS Alliance.
Internationalizing the Curriculum & Campus

Register Now!

The Third Annual Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference is free and open to all University of Minnesota staff and faculty interested in internationalizing the curriculum and campuses.

Organized by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (UMTC), Instructional Development Services (UMD), International Education Office (UMD), Office of Information Technology, and the University Libraries.

March 23, 2012
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
3M Auditorium, CSOM Building (map)
Twin Cities campus

More Information

A tentative schedule, poster titles, and presentation topics are available at the conference website.

For more information, please contact Gayle Woodruff, director of curriculum and campus internationalization, at 612-625-6065 or Mandi Allers, conference coordinator, at 612-625-8829.


This email was sent by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance at the University of Minnesota, 331 17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55414.

©2012 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Intercultural Communication Workshop PowerPoint and Handouts

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The Diversity Outreach Collaborative sponsored an Intercultural Communications Workshop on November 3, 2011.  Thorunn Bjarnadottir, Director of Intercultural Education and Beth Isensee, Program Director for Student Engagement for International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)  provided a 2 hour session.  

Attached you will find pdf's of their powerpoint presentation along with two handouts provided at the workshop.  




I also wanted to send a quick reminder that the Diversity Outreach Collaborative supports International Outreach in many ways.  Some of the ongoing projects include:

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*All participants of the International Student Orientation Program received the English version of the brochure.
**To get copies of the brochures, please contact Jody Gray.



Thursday 3 November 2011, from 2-4pm in 120(B&C) Andersen Library
 
Refreshments will be served

This workshop, sponsored by the Diversity Outreach Collaborative, aims to explain the cultural roots of some communication obstacles, to heighten awareness of the importance of intercultural communication in international education institution like the University of Minnesota is now, and to provide library staff with some tools to address these obstacles. 
 
Beth Isensee (International Students and Scholars Services) will lead this workshop, designed to be inter-active.  She will address issues of verbal and non-verbal communication with international students and she will share tips 
such as how to pose questions, non-verbal language to be aware of, and how to say no effectively.  

 
Rafael E. Tarrago, on behalf of the Diversity Outreach Collaborative

August 30-31, 2011

Multicultural Kickoff (hosted by Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence)

 September 8, 2011

The Consensual Project: From Hookups to Relationships

Time: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Location: The Whole Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free

Description:

What turns you on? What turns you off? Are you interested in trying? The Consensual Project strives to inform students on the merits, strengths, and empowerment of consent. Free food and free sex toys. Dance party after!

Sponsored by: Women's Student Activist Collective, The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, Medical Students for Choice, University Pro-Choice Coalition, MPIRG, Health Advocates, SHADE, Womens Center, GLBTA Programs Office

 

Circle of Indigenous Nations Open House

Time: 11:30-1:00 PM

Location: (3rd floor of Appleby Hall)

 

2011 Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)

 

September 16, 2011

American Indian Cultural House Fall Feast

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Comstock Ballroom

 

September 20, 2011

Religious Accommodation

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: 655 West McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required

Description:

The University has an obligation to prevent mistreatment based upon religious preference and to accommodate individuals for their religious needs. In this interactive workshop we will explore rights and responsibilities, University policies, and state and federal law pertaining to religious discrimination and reasonable accommodations. Gain insight into the type of claims that may arise and how requests for accommodation should be handled.

Facilitators: Kimberly Hewitt, Maria Eustaquio

Audience: Faculty, instructors, supervisors, managers, HR Pros, EOAA Liaisons.

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Reservation Information:

To register online go to http://www.eoaffact.umn.edu/services/training.html or call the EOAA Office at 612-624-9547. 

 

MCAE St. Paul Open House

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: St. Paul Student Center

 

Women Faculty of Color Fall Luncheon

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Carlson School of Management

Cost: Free

Description:

You are invited! Please join other women faculty of color at the University to network, to share resources and strategies, and to learn about additional opportunities.

We are being extra careful during these economic times. Help us by saying yes to lunch IF you are sure you can come, and calling IF you need to cancel. Thanks!

RSVP by September 12 to women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

Reservation Information:

RSVP by September 12 to women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

 

September 29, 2011

Equity and Diversity in the Search Process

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 655 West McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required

Description:

This workshop describes how to incorporate equity and diversity throughout all stages in the search process, including writing a position description and interview questions, using diverse recruiting sources, understanding your unit's Affirmative Action goals and workforce statistics, and recordkeeping.

Facilitators: Michael O'Day; Kim Boyd
Audience: All University staff involved in the search process.

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Reservation Information:

To register online go to http://www.eoaffact.umn.edu/services/training.html or call the EOAA Office at 612/624-9547. 

 

STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Part 1)

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Room 1-149 Carlson School of Management

Cost: Free

Description:

How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke, or when you think someone is being put in an uncomfortable situation? In this interactive workshop, participants discuss their experiences, increase their knowledge of women's status today, think about intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and culture, discuss language and privilege, and practice bystander interventions. Leave with concrete tools to be more effective allies! Register online at http://workshop.umn.edu/Leadership_and_Advocacy/.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

Reservation Information:

Register online at http://workshop.umn.edu/Leadership_and_Advocacy/.

 

October 2011 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

 

October 10, 2011

Circle of Indigenous Nations: Pipe Ceremony

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Circle of Indigenous Nations, 3rd floor of Appleby Hall

 

Developing Intercultural Skills and Competency

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 530A STSS Bldg. East Bank

Cost: $12.00; registration required

Description:

The ability to effectively serve and work with diverse populations and to create inclusive and multicultural organizations is dependent on our cultural competence. Participants take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) to gain insight into how to improve their interactions, understanding, and worldview of different cultures. Taking this course is a step towards working more effectively in a multicultural environment.

Note: Participants must complete the IDI inventory prior to the workshop. Registration closes on September 26 and participants will be sent a link to complete the inventory online by October 3. (Workshop fee covers the cost of the inventory.)

Course Fee: $12.00 (covers the cost of the inventory)

Facilitators: Kimberly Simon & Maria Eustaquio

Audience: All members of the U community

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

 

October 12, 2011

Addressing Bullying Behavior in the Workplace

 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 655 West McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required.

Description:

Bullying behavior affects morale, productivity, creativity, and retention in work and learning environments. In this workshop we will describe the harmful effects of bullying, consider how it is often seen as discriminatory, and identify steps to promptly and effectively address it.

Facilitators: Kimberly Hewitt; Gabrielle Mead.

Audience: All members of the University community.

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Office for Equity and Diversity

 

October 12, 2011

Uncovering the Past, Charting the Future: The Rise of Women in Science

Date: 10/12/2011

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Cowles Auditorium Hubert H. Humphrey Center

Cost: Free

Description:

Studying the history of science has allowed Professor Sally Gregory Kohlstedt to combine her long-standing interest in science and math with her fascination with the detective work of uncovering the past. Gregory Kohlstedt, past president of the History of Science Society, also served for five years on the Board of Directors of the largest scientific society in the country, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her most recent book, Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study, 1890-1930, is a study of the ways in which innovative women teachers introduced science into the public school for the first time in the early twentieth century. Professor Gregory Kohlstedt's lecture will pose questions that persist about what women's engagement in science over the past century has meant and what it signals about the future. Why are there unexplained differences in participation rates among the sciences and engineering fields? Has feminism in any way changed science and science practice? Do women select career paths that are distinct from their male counterparts? Are the opportunities for girls and women commensurate with their ambitions and abilities? Historical experiences provide some tantalizing clues.

This award honors a University of Minnesota woman faculty member's exceptional research, scholarship, teaching and leadership contributions via a public lecture. Information about Ada Comstock and other awards can be found at www.umn.edu/women.

Dessert reception follows in the HHH Atrium. Please announce to classes and colleagues.

Sponsored by: Womens Center, University Libraries, Graduate School, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Reservation Information:

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP online at z.umn.edu/ada2011

 

October 15, 2011

Beauty Mark: Body Image and the Race for Perfection

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Twin Cities

Cost: Free

Description:

In this courageous, deeply personal new film, Diane Israel examines American culture's toxic emphasis on thinness, beauty, and physical perfection. Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her own struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she tries to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness.

The film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, body builders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors such as Eve Ensler, Paul Campos, and Naomi Wolf. In a special bonus feature, Israel talks in detail about where she is in her recovery 2 years after the filming of Beauty Mark.

Discussion follows the film, which will be screened as part of the Social Justice Film Festival.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

 

November Native American Heritage Month

 

November 1, 2011

STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Part 2)

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Room 15 Hubert H. Humphrey Center

Cost: Free

Description:

How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke, or when you think someone is being put in an uncomfortable situation? In this interactive workshop, participants discuss their experiences, increase their knowledge of women's status today, think about intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and culture, discuss language and privilege, and practice bystander interventions. Leave with concrete tools to be more effective allies! Register online at http://workshop.umn.edu/Leadership_and_Advocacy/.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

 

November 9, 2011

Handling Discrimination Concerns Effectively

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 655 West (6th Floor) McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required.

Description:

Effective and efficient resolution of discrimination concerns is critical to creating an inclusive and respectful workplace. This hands-on workshop helps managers, and supervisors understand their key role in resolving discrimination concerns. Case studies and interactive exercises provide opportunities for participants to learn different approaches and share best practices in handling discrimination concerns. 

Facilitators: Kimberly Hewitt & Kimberly Simon

Audience: Supervisors, administrators

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

 

November 11, 2011

Mestenhauser Lecture Series on Internationalizing Higher Education

Time: TBA

Location: Carlson School's 3M Auditorium

Description:

This annual lecture provides an academic forum in which scholars from around the world present innovative and thought-provoking scholarship on the internationalization of higher education. The lectures are recorded and posted online, and the resulting paper is published by the GPS Alliance.

The lecture is named in honor of Josef A. Mestenhauser, Distinguished International Emeritus Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development at the University of Minnesota in its College of Education and Human Development. His more than fifty-year long career included being teacher, researcher, administrator, counselor and consultant.

 

November 14-18, 2011 International Education Week

 

November 16, 2011

Sexual Harassment: Awareness, Prevention & Response

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 432 STSS Bldg & via UMConnect East Bank

Cost: Free but registration required

Description:

In this workshop, we will define and identify sexual harassment and learn the signs of potential sexual harassment. We will also discuss strategies for preventing and responding to sexual harassment, including the formal complaint process and corrective action that can help remedy sexual harassment situations in the classroom or on the job.

Facilitator: Michael O'Day & Gabrielle Mead

Audience: All members of the U community

Note: This session will also be offered online via UMConnect. Registrants for the November session wishing to participate via UMConnect, will be emailed the web address for access several days prior to the workshop.
Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Internationalizing the Curriculum

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Internationalizing the Curriculum
March 25, 2011
Carlson School of Management

This was the second annual Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference.  The University Libraries co-sponsored this event with the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Instructional Development Service (UMD) and organized by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (Previously International Programs Office).  This was my second time attending this conference and both times I have been impressed with the number of participants and the representation across campuses of the University of Minnesota.

Several of my Library colleagues were in attendance, as well.  The Diversity Outreach Collaborative participated in the Poster Session. Laura Dale Bischof and myself came up with the content for the poster.  To see our poster click here: DOC International Poster March 2011.pdf.  Thank you to Andrew Palahnuik for designing this poster on our behalf.

Last year's conference posed the question, "What does global competency mean to you?"  From comments and conversations from the 2010 conference the following definition was created:

Globally competent University of Minnesota faculty, staff and students will demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and perspectives necessary to understand the world and work effectively to improve it.

Below are some summaries and thoughts about the various sessions that I attended:

Session 1

Peer Programs to Internationalize the Curriculum and Campus

Presenters: Grace Machoki, International Student and Scholar SErvices (UMTC), Catherine Clements and Bethany Schowengerdt, CLA and a student panel


  • United States has the biggest number of incoming international students
  • Peer programs offer a beneficial experience


Tandem Plus
http://languagecenter.cla.umn.edu/tandem
  • Language and culture exchange program
  • CLA Language Center offers for free
  • An opportunity to meet someone from a different culture
  • An opportunity to practice language skills...all done by peers and does not require leaving campus.
  • Primary participants are U of MN students, faculty, staff and scholars, both international and U.S. American.
  • Opportunity to expose students to different cultures.
  • Offers a virtual face to face program using Skype; U.S. based students are paired with students from various countries.
  • Conversation Groups are offered to practice English and share experiences and support from peers.
  • In the Class to Class exchanges  this program is integrated into the curriculum
  • Not  limited to CLA, but priority given to them.


Cross Cultural Discussion Groups  
Program from International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS)
  • 2 hour - weekly meetings for both graduations and undergraduates (U.S and International)


International Buddy Program (ISSS)
  • International Sstudents paired with a local mentor or buddy.  Matched based on college/major, interest, hobbies.
  • Weekly and monthly organized events
  • Focus groups conducted and found that making connections was at the core of the appeal of this program to both mentors and buddies. Also provided support, empowerment, and understand of cross cultural issues.


Some of the significant factors that peer programs provide are:
  • better academic achievement
  • lower drop out rate
  • less depression, stress and anxiety

Student Development outcomes are integrated into these programs (cross cultural understanding, self awareness and appreciation of differences)


Session 2

Beyond Curriculum Integration: Collaborations between education abroad and career services

Roxanne Rawson and Katie Selby, Carlson School of Management (UMTC); Blythe Cherney, Learning Abroad Center (UMTC)



What are employers thinking about the broad number of experiences students have in undergraduate?

One of the key topics -- effectiveness of students' ability to articulate relevance of their international experience.

Recruiter's Perspective (Recruiter from Target)
  • Relevancy
    • Need to talk about it in interviews. Be able to articulate the value.
  • Some common pitfalls are overselling their study abroad experience
  • Prep tips
    • How do you translate what you have done and how it is relevant to your career?
    • What are some of the skill sets that were developed?


Collaborations with Career Center
  • Career Center offers Skype interviews during On-Campus Recruiting events
  • IP and Career Center staff assess intern aboard programs jointly
  • Career uses IP student data to communicate with students abroad about recruiting process.
  • Workshops
    • Marketing your International Experience Workshop
    • Planning Career Search around Study Abroad Workshop


Section 3

Infusing Intercultural into your International: Examples, Outcomes, and Participant Dialogue

Paula J. Pedersen, Ed.D. UMD


This session will be recorded and should be made available on the GPSA website.

Article by King and Baxter Magolda (2005) http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_college_student_development/v048/48.5magolda.html


Session 4

Intercultural Competence; Engaging Diversity within a First Year Multidisciplinary Classroom

Amy Lee, Na'im Madyun, Jill Trites, Rhiannon Williams (PSTL, CEHD)


Being taped and will be made available on the GPSA website.

Common Course Required to All FY Students
  • First Year Inquiry Course (CEHD) 4 credit hours2 semesters -- Multidisciplinary Ways of Knowing
  • Students work on a Capstone Project
  • 80 or 90 students per class
  • They also have learning communities where students take several classes together in similar disciplines and some courses share assignments.
  • CEHD Reads (common book that everyone reads) to challenge student to grapple with social or critical issues.
There were many University Libraries attendees at this event. Please feel free to share your experiences by commenting on this blog post or contact Jody Gray directly to do your own blog post for the U Libraries Diversity Outreach Collaborative Blog.

Below I have included a few of the posters that I thought might be of interest.

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