Faculty Workshop Supports Global Curriculum

Five Columbus State University professors recently returned from Oxford, England, with new ideas on how to incorporate international learning into their classrooms.

The group attended CSU’s first ever International Learning Community Faculty Development Workshop, led by Dr. Becky Becker, Interim Executive Director of the Center for Global Engagement, and Dr. Dan Ross, Oxford Program Director.

“The overall focus is on internationalizing our curriculum through faculty engagement, so that students are exposed to global learning in meaningful ways,” said Becker.

The theme of the week-long workshop was “Migration: Movements around the globe” and included a tour of a migration museum exhibit at the Museum of Oxford, a lecture and discussion at the Centre for Migration, Policy and Society. Workshop attendees will share their experience with CSU faculty, staff and students at Lunch and Learn events scheduled throughout October.

The theme of migration will be the focus of CSU’s international learning community over the next three years and will be explored through a series of films, lectures, panels and global dialogues hosted on campus throughout the fall 2017 semester.

Workshop attendees were Seon Jeon, Associate Professor of English; Eduardo Leon, Senior Lecturer of Spanish; Joe Miller, Associate Professor of English; Clayton O’Dell, Lecturer of English and Ramesh Rao, Associate Chair and Professor of Communication. Attendees were selected based on their commitment to CSU’s International Learning Community, a program that hosts nearly 20 events every semester, offers “I” designated classes that focus on global learning and enables students to receive an International Studies Certificate as an add-on credential to their degree.

Click here to learn more about CSU’s International Learning Community.