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Crossing Colleges, Departments, and Duties: Creating Fresh Alliances around Common Interests. BROOK BLAHNIK – LAC REBECCA DOSCH BROWN – CEHD KIM HINDBJORGEN – LAC CINDY PAVLOWSKI – CEHD MEAGHAN STEIN – CBS ELLEN SUNSHINE - CLA.

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crossing colleges departments and duties creating fresh alliances around common interests

Crossing Colleges, Departments, and Duties:Creating Fresh Alliances around Common Interests

BROOK BLAHNIK – LAC

REBECCA DOSCH BROWN – CEHD

KIM HINDBJORGEN – LAC

CINDY PAVLOWSKI – CEHD

MEAGHAN STEIN – CBS

ELLEN SUNSHINE - CLA

formation of ean

Learning Abroad Center Advisory Committee (LACAC) charged to actively and more strategically focus on program and curriculum oversight and review

  • LACAC size reduced to respond quickly to issues
  • New UMTC Education Abroad Network formed in April 2010
  • Developed to better serve the evolution of education abroad at the U of M
  • Convened by the LAC but agenda open to issues and topics identified by group

Formation of EAN

formation of ean1
Formation of EAN
  • Gives EAN Advisory group members an opportunity to share interests with colleagues, present information in staff meetings, continue promoting learning abroad
  • It encourages people from all areas to attend workshops on the topic (faculty, staff who are not student services, library staff, etc.)
  • Currently focused on TC campus
next steps for ean

Meet in May to determine workshop topics for next fall

  • Communication
    • EAN-specific email address
    • EAN information on LAC website
      • http://umabroad.umn.edu/professionals/faculty/education-abroad-network.php 
    • Please share ideas/topics for future EAN meetings with any 
    • of us, or use our website!

Next Steps for EAN

lessons learned ean advisory group

Meetings once per month

Reasonable agenda

FUN and energy

Honoring other people’s skills and personalities

Having a “champion”

Organic leadership

Not hierarchical

Staff time commitment

Advisory group currently involves only Student Services staff

Lessons Learned – EAN Advisory Group

lessons learned event planning

Two events per year

Prioritize face-to-face meetings over technology

Reasonable agenda

Stretching a small budget

Event content determined by presenters

Audience input on topics

Evaluation/adaptation

Topics attracted diverse audience of staff, faculty, and students

Too much talking, not enough audience participation

Giving students a voice and a chance to develop leadership

Lessons Learned – Event Planning

audience reflection

Where do you focus your energy?

    • At work?
    • Outside of work?
  • Think about action items
  • Share your ideas!

Audience Reflection

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