Registration is now open for the October 26 & 27, 2012 Global Challenges Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens. This institute is sponsored by the American Democracy Project’s Global Engagement Initiative and is being hosted by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, DC. You will find information about registration fees, hotel accommodations, and the downloadable registration form below. I hope to see you in Washington, D.C.!
- Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project, AASCU
Global Challenges Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens
October 26-27, 2012
AASCU | Washington, DC
What people have said about past Institutes
2011 Institute Participants
- “So many excellent, creative teaching ideas and materials!”
- “Thank you so much! We are completely energized.”
- “Very valuable – time well spent”
- “I think institutes like this inspire teachers that our jobs are worthwhile. To say that I am excited about the possibilities, would be an understatement.”
- “Great framework with lots of flexibility to meet specific situations. Exciting ideas for students and faculty.”
About Global Challenges
In 2006, ADP partnered with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to translate their 7 Revolutions framework into curricular and co-curricular strategies to educate globally competent American citizens. The 7 Revolutions content was created by CSIS and identifies the seven global trends that will shape the world by 2030: population, resources, technology, information, economic integration, conflict/security, and governance.
To learn more about these Global Challenges, visit this website: http://www.aascu.org/GlobalChallenges/
About the Institute
This two-day institute introduces participants to numerous tools for educating globally competent citizens. Global Engagement Scholars (faculty members) from 11 AASCU campuses describe how they have built courses and curricula around the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ 7 Revolutions Framework (population, resources, technology, information, economic integration, conflict/security and governance). Institute leaders demonstrate the teaching materials and resources they have found most valuable in the courses they teach (including introductory, first-year, discipline-based and honors courses) and guide participants in anticipating how these same tools could be used effectively on their home campuses.
Participants also have the opportunity to learn more about how to bring the new national Global Challenges blended learning course to their campuses. The blended learning model course, designed by the AASCU scholars, includes a variety of teaching methods to deliver and facilitate classroom materials and activities. The course is delivered through the Epsilen eLearning Environment (a web-based application that allows students to access course materials), The New York Times Digital Content Repository and much more. Costs for the 2012-13 academic year are $50 per student for AASCU institutions. Institute participants will also learn about the new Global Challenges eBook.
Each Institute participant will receive a faculty toolkit for using the global challenges content in campus courses and programs. This practical and insightful Institute is ideal for universities that want to deepen their commitment to providing effective international education in a variety of disciplines.
Who should Attend?
- Faculty members teaching courses with global content
- Administrators who are interested in internationalizing their campus curriculum
- Campus teams seeking to enhance their curriculum related to global engagement
- Anyone interested in educating globally competent citizens
The registration and hotel deadline is October 3rd. Please be sure to submit your form by that date!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
|4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
||Global Engagement Scholars Meeting (invitation only)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
|8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
||Registration (coffee available)
|9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
||Welcome & Overview of the Global Challenges:
Why Educating Global Citizens Matters
|9:45a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
||Global Challenges Course Models
(FYE, general education introductory course, infusion, honors)
|10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.
|11 a.m. – Noon
||Interdisciplinary Teaching and Selected Teaching Activities
|Noon – 1 p.m.
||Lunch and Informal Discussion
|1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
||Keynote Speaker on a Global Challenge (TBA)
|2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
||Selected Resources Related to this Global Challenge
|3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
|3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
||Introduction to National Blended-Learning Course & eBook
|4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
||Recap, General Q&A and Planning for the Next Day
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
|9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
||Arrival and Refreshments
|9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
||Toolkit and Action Planning
|10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
||Small Group Discussions by Topic I
|11 a.m. – Noon
||Individual Assistance with Online Resources
|Noon – 1:30 p.m.
||Lunch with Guest Speaker (TBA)
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
||Small Group Discussions by Topic II or Campus Team Planning Time
|2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
|3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
||Global Engagement Scholar Meeting (invitation only)
The registration fee is $250 per person for AASCU members. The non-member fee is $325. The fee includes all program sessions and materials (including a copy of the new 2012 Faculty Toolkit), as well as refreshment breaks and lunch on Friday and Saturday.
- Register via the downloadable registration form, to be mailed or faxed to Felicia Durham.
Registration Form (Word doc)
- E-mail, Fax or mail completed application to:
Felicia Durham, Global Challenges Institute
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
1307 New York Avenue, NW, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20005-4701
Phone: (202) 478-4673
Fax: (202) 296-5819
1307 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
1st floor multi-purpose room
Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC
1475 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
(a half mile walk from AASCU)
** Note: Hotel reservations will be made through AASCU; indicate the days you need on your registration form and you will be invoiced for your tax-free hotel bill following the institute.
- The special conference rate is $199/night for a single/double room. Please note that rooms are equipped with a King Bed and a pull out sofa. See attachments for the hotel floor plan and a hotel brochure.
- To obtain this rate, using AASCU’s tax-free status in DC, you must indicate your arrival and departure dates on the Registration Form and submit your form by Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
- Check-in at the hotel is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at noon.
Homewood Suites Accommodations
The Homewood Suites offers a home-like atmosphere whether you’re here for a few days, weeks or months. Each suite features the following:
- Spacious two-room suites with separate living room and bedroom. The living room has a sleeper sofa, television set and DVD player, and telephone. The bedroom has a television, telephone with data port, full size iron and ironing board, hairdryer, and large well-lit vanity area.
- A fully equipped kitchen with a twin burner stove top, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and dish-washer. This setup is great for the busy traveler who works until the last minute or outside the 9-5 window of time.
- Complimentary high speed internet connection in all guest rooms, public areas, business center and meeting rooms.
- USA Today delivered to your door step Monday through Friday.
Hotel’s Complimentary Meals
All the guests staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton are entitled to complimentary meals that are included in the room rate as follows;
- Deluxe hot breakfast served each morning in our cozy lodge area. The breakfast spread includes a choice of three cereals, assorted whole tropical fruit delight, Muffins, Bagels, Croissants, Yogurt, Assortment of whole grain bread, Sausages, Eggs and a make your own waffle station, Coffee, a variety of Teas and Hot Chocolate, Freshly squeezed orange and apple juice.
- Complimentary evening dinner reception Monday through Thursday with beverages and full meal. An example of the evening meal would include Country Fried Chicken with Red Bliss Potatoes, a Salad Bar, Cake, and beverages.
- The Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate station is open and available on a complimentary basis 24 hours at the lodge area for your convenience.
Other Hotel Amenities
- Suite Shop filled with assorted snacks, microwaveable meals, and toiletries. The Suite shop is open 24 hours a day to accommodate all work schedules. If you need more, we offer a complimentary grocery shopping service.
- Fitness center is open 24 hours a day for your complimentary use.
- Executive Business Center to serve as your office on the road for your complimentary use available 24 hours a day.
- On site coin operated laundry facility and same day valet dry cleaning service.
- All your guests that will be staying overnight are eligible to participate in the Hilton Honors Rewards and Recognition Program.
**Please also see the Homewood Suites E-Brochure.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Monday, October 22. There will be a $125 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.
For additional information about the Global Challenges Institute, visit this website.