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Internationalizing: University of Minnesota. “ To recruit, educate, challenge, and graduate outstanding students who become highly motivated lifelong learners, leaders, and global citizens. ”. U of M’s Educational Mission. Internationalizing in 3 dimensions.

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Internationalizing: University of Minnesota


“To recruit, educate, challenge, and graduate outstanding students who become highly motivated lifelong learners, leaders, and global citizens.”

U of M’s Educational Mission


Internationalizing in 3 dimensions

  • Increasing study abroad through Curriculum Integration

  • Increasing recruitment and support for international students

  • Internationalizing Teaching and Learning on the campus


Reaching All Students

* Some students may be counted more than once.


Global Competency

University of Minnesota definition:

Students, staff, and faculty demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to understand the world and work effectively to improve it.


“Develop faculty & staff capacity to enrich curricula and develop pedagogy that focuses on global learning outcomes.”

Develop the foundation…


Program Objectives

  • Develop internationalized academic self

  • Identify Learning Outcomes

  • Expand Teaching Strategies

  • Develop Materials, Activities, & Assessments


Essential Elements of internationalizing

PROFESSOR

Developing The Academic Self

Teaching & Learning Strategies

Internationalized Content


PROFESSOR Know thy self

  • Examine their own cultural identity

  • Identify their own teaching perspectives & assumptions about teaching and learning

  • Increase comfort with other cultural styles & perspectives

  • Develop tolerance of ambiguity

  • Own prejudices & stereotypes


Intercultural Competence (ICC)

  • The capability to shift perspectives and adapt behavior to accommodate commonality and difference

    • In order to successfully accommodate cross-cultural goals, and

    • Produce effective and appropriate interpretations & actions

  • It is learned and developmental

    • Reflection

    • Education

    • Experience)


  • Identify Learning Outcomes

    • Identify & integrate global competencies & learning outcomes that are appropriate for their disciplines and courses

    • Emphasis on knowledge, skills, & attitudes into their course(s)


    Develop Materials, Activities, & Assessments

    • Diversify course readings/materials to incorporate global, international, and intercultural perspectives

    • Incorporate activities, assignments and assessments that increase global, international, and cultural knowledge, attitudes, and skills


    Expand Teaching Strategies

    • Gain strategies for creating an open-minded, respectful, and safe learning environment for all students

    • Develop intercultural communication strategies and skills to enhance their teaching and develop student learning

    • Comfortable with a broad range of teaching methodologies

    • Willingness to tackle difficult topics and guide students through difficult dialogues

    • Awareness of different learning preferences

    • Empathy, humility & patience


    Activities & Strategies Modeled

    • DIE

    • Cases

    • Films

    • Simulations

    • Dialogue

    • IDI + coaching


    Cohort #1: January 2007

    • Institute Format

    • January Break

    • 5 days

    • 6 hours per day

    • $800 Stipend

    • Presentation of Projects


    Moodle Site

    • Readings

    • Homework

    • Session evaluations

    • Resources


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