Retreat Recap: Internationalizing the Curriculum (Jan 14, 2010)

Internationalizing the Curriculum

January 14, 2010 at R2120 Grainger Hall. The theme was “Internationalizing the Curriculum” in which we partnered with the Division of International Studies (agenda). Over 90 participants from a cross section of campus attended this event and the resource fair that followed. We had 21 different area programs represented from campus. Summative assessments showed that attendants were engaged and found the conversations around internationalizing our courses thought-provoking and the resources very helpful. 

The event featured a keynote address by Gene Allen, the emeritus director of International Programs at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, followed by a short presentation by Aaron Brower, the vice provost for Teaching and Learning at UW – Madison. For the audience, the highlight of the retreat seemed to be the unique panel presentation, which highlighted the first-hand experiences of people who are in very different stages of internationalizing their programs.