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“We have spent too little time discussing what it means for a nation to draw on many identity communities, or for an individual to live a life that constantly crosses boundaries and weaves together webs of significance from multiple circles – larger and smaller – that may both intersect and contradict.”

~AAC&U’s The Drama of Diversity and Democracy: Higher Education and American Commitments, second edition (2011)

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Conversations on the Bridge:The Bridging Cultures Project at Middlesex Community College

Dona Cady, Dean of Global Education

Carina E. Self, Assist. Dean of Social Sciences & Service Learning

Matthew Olson, Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences

about middlesex community college
About Middlesex Community College
  • Two campuses – Bedford and Lowell, MA
  • Non-residential
  • 9664 students (headcount)
  • 5618 full-time equivalent (FTE)
  • 61% part-time
  • 39% full-time
overview
Overview
  • Middlesex Experience with Global Learning
    • Long history of emphasis on global education
    • Twenty-three year relationship with the Asian Studies Development Program at the East West Center
    • Twenty‐year old service‐learning program
strategic direction
Strategic Direction
  • 2011-2014 Strategic Plan lists six “Strategic Directions” including…

“We will transform learning by integrating -academic, workplace and global experiences to meet personal, professional and community needs.”

  • https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/strategicplanning/downloads/stratdir.pdf
service learning program
Service Learning Program
  • In 2012-13 academic year, 950 students participated in the service-learning program and performed a total of 19,000 service hours.
  • Fall 2012 - 38 faculty in 36 different courses (64 sections)
  • Spring 2013 - 37 faculty in 34 different courses (58 sections)
assessing global learning
Assessing Global Learning
  • Internal: Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) – Social Responsibility and Multicultural & Global Awareness
  • External: NEASC, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education’s VISION Project
integrating efforts
Integrating Efforts
  • Previously, a series of separate efforts (in silos)
  • The Middlesex Bridging Cultures Project (BCP) is a unified effort to develop:
      • cross‐disciplinary knowledge
      • cultural literacy
      • active awareness of individual and collective responsibility
      • synergy and economy across efforts
the massachusetts vision project
The Massachusetts Vision Project
  • In 2010, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education unveiled a strategic plan called the Vision Project with 6 key outcomes
  • In 2012, an additional key outcome was added
aac u global learning value rubric
AAC&U Global Learning VALUE Rubric
  • What is the Global Learning VALUE Rubric
  • Used to evaluate activities or experiences for students (SLOs)
  • Examples form Middlesex Community College
  • Examples from your schools?
aac u global learning inventory
AAC&U Global Learning Inventory
  • Assessing a college, campus, or other major area (school or division)
  • Two dimensions:
    • Breadth: the degree to which efforts are connected (Isolated/Integrated)
    • Depth: the degree to which efforts are embedded throughout the institution (Superficial/Embedded)
some questions about pervasiveness
Some Questions about Pervasiveness
  • How well-connected are programs/activities/courses? What structures help with integration?
  • How do efforts build on existing work?
  • How are activities “scaffolded” for development over time?
  • How do we know we are making a difference (student learning AND campus culture)?
modeling and practice
Modeling and Practice
  • Examples from Middlesex Community College
  • Examples from your school (think aloud)
benefits of one identifiable program
Benefits of One Identifiable Program
  • Galvanize faculty, create identity for this work
  • Faculty see work as connected to something larger
  • Work is linked to goals of MCC strategic plan
    • Gen Ed reform, Closing Achievement Gap
  • Better uses of resources
    • Speaker series
    • Bridging Cultures (IDS) Weekend
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Conversations on the Bridge:The Bridging Cultures Project at Middlesex Community College

Dona Cady, Dean of Global Education

Carina E. Self, Assist. Dean of Social Sciences & Service Learning

Matthew Olson, Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences