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A Network for Academic Renewal Conference

October 16–18, 2014
Minneapolis, Minn.
Proposals Due: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Association of American Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the Global Learning in College conference. Session proposals are invited to address how campuses are defining global learning and redesigning courses, program, curricula, and cocurricula to include global contexts for and connections to student learning outcomes. Priority will be given to proposals that address the “how” and “why” (not just the “what”) of their particular topics and provide evidence that their work is effectively helping all students become global learners.

We look forward to your proposals in the context of any of these five domains.

  • Global Knowledge: Students understand multiple worldviews, experiences, histories and power structures
  • Global Challenges: Students apply knowledge and skills gained through general education, the major and cocurricular experiences to address complex, contemporary global issues (problems and opportunities)
  • Global Systems and Organizations: Students gain and apply deep knowledge of the differential effects of human organizations and actions on global systems
  • Global Civic Engagement: Students initiate meaningful interaction with people from other cultures and take informed and responsible action to address ethical, social and environmental challenges
  • Global Identities: Students articulate their own values as global citizens in the context of personal identities and recognize diverse and potentially conflicting positions vis-à-vis complex social and civic problems

Visit the Call for Proposals to find out how to submit a proposal to share your work at this conference.

For more information, please call (202) 387-3760, or write to Siah Annand. 

Transition Year Experience Instructor-Facilitators Needed for Fall 2014

Open to all members of the UW Oshkosh Teaching Community.

What is expected of TYE Instructor-Facilitators?

As we launch another component of the University Studies Program, this team of instructor-facilitators will be asked to participate in collaborative planning (two sessions), implement the Transition Year Experience in the first seven weeks of fall 2014 (seven sessions plus event attendance), and reflect on the experience to contribute to continued development of our support of transfer and re-entry students (a brief written reflection). 

Payment: $1,000 (to be paid December 1, 2014 after written reflection and grades are submitted.)

 Commitment:

  • Attend two pre-semester planning luncheons: Monday, May 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Wednesday,  August 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Pollock House)
  • Facilitate all planned group sessions in this seven-week experience (as scheduled-see section numbers and times on TYE Fact Sheet PDF to determine availability during the first seven weeks of the fall 2014 semester)
  • Select and attend campus events with the TYE Learning Community and Transfer Peer Mentor during the appropriate weeks (use Quest Activities calendar)
  • Manage D2L site during TYE (basic content is already created)
  • Submit Pass/Fail Grades
  • Be available to meet with students individually if requested
  • Complete Peer Mentor Contract and interact regularly with Transfer Peer Mentor (who will attend each session and the events)

 

Interested? Please complete this short TYE Interest Form.

Applications will close on April 11, 2014 or when seven instructor-facilitators are identified.

For more information about the Transition Year Experience including section numbers and dates, learning outcomes, and session topics, click here for the TYE Fact Sheet.

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