Global Challenges Institute 2012 a Success
More than 75 faculty and staff members gathered at the AASCU offices in Washington, DC on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 for the American Democracy Project’s Global Challenges Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens. The Global Engagement Scholars were joined by Scott Aughenbaugh, a 7 Revolutions Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as well as by Jennifer Clinton, President of the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV).
Institute participants commented on their written evaluations:
- “The Global Engagement Scholars were fantastic resources and very focused on interactions with attendees.”
- “It was inspiring to learn some very easy ways to promote global engagement.”
- “I think this will transform how I teach my class. New assignment ideas; meaningful and active learning – great!”
- “Very worthwhile institute.”
- “Great atmosphere! I learned a lot and can’t want to use these ideas.”
- Most valuable part of institute: “The high-level discussions about the course model, structure, and the information about the [global] challenges.”
ADP’s Global Engagement Scholars will offer a modified daylong Global Challenges Institute as a pre-conference workshop on Thursday, June 6, 2013 as part of the ADP/TDC National Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Copies of the Educating Globally Competent Citizens Toolkit (2nd Ed.) – which were free to Institute participants – are available for purchase Toolkit.
“Globally competent citizens”……………………….may it be so. -Cath DeStefano, San Diego Diplomacy Council part of the NCIV Network