Teaching with a Global Perspective: Engaging Diverse Populations

The Office of Instructional Innovation is working in partnership with the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences, to create a campus climate that promotes a global perspective for all students and builds on the strengths of both our international and domestic communities. Following the University’s core values of integrity, civility, and diversity, a Faculty Learning Community will be offered to facilitate how to create classroom environments and learning experiences that help students become global citizens. The Faculty Learning Community is designed for instructors who face challenges with student participation, creating global assignments, and/or assessing multilingual students’ work.

There will be a total of four to five sessions throughout the spring semester for a total of 8–10 hours. Individual consultations also will be available outside the group meetings. Participants will:

  • Discuss ways to facilitate class discussions and increase participation between students from different backgrounds
  • Explore strategies to help students work through awkward conversations or communication breakdowns so that they can work together more effectively
  • Identify and incorporate course materials and assignments that offer students a global perspective and provide a level playing field to diverse students
  • Provide facilitative responses to international students’ academic work

All OHIO full-time faculty are welcome to apply. Participants will receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of their project at the end of the semester. Those interested should email a one-page proposal to both Dr. Dawn Bikowski and Dr. Talinn Phillips by December 15, 2016. For more information, please see the flier.

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