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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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u of m s educational mission
“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
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 s tudents
Reaching All Students

* Some students may be counted more than once.

global competency
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
Program Objectives
  • Develop internationalized academic self
  • Identify Learning Outcomes
  • Expand Teaching Strategies
  • Develop Materials, Activities, & Assessments
essential elements of internationalizing
Essential Elements of internationalizing


Developing The Academic Self

Teaching & Learning Strategies

Internationalized Content

professor know thy self
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
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 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
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
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
Activities & Strategies Modeled
  • DIE
  • Cases
  • Films
  • Simulations
  • Dialogue
  • IDI + coaching
cohort 1 january 2007
Cohort #1: January 2007
  • Institute Format
  • January Break
  • 5 days
  • 6 hours per day
  • $800 Stipend
  • Presentation of Projects
moodle site
Moodle Site
  • Readings
  • Homework
  • Session evaluations
  • Resources