July 31, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Deadline for Global Perspective Faculty Learning Community is Aug. 15

Building off of Ohio University’s core values of integrity, civility, and diversity, a Faculty Learning Community will form again this fall to focus on creating classroom environments and learning experiences to help students become global citizens.

Sponsored by the Office of Instructional Innovation (OII), the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies, the learning community will help instructors facing challenges when assessing and redeveloping a course from a global perspective.

Topics of the Faculty Learning Community include:

  • Incorporating a global perspective into existing, content-rich courses
  • Facilitating communication between different student populations
  • Increasing international student participation
  • Creating global assignments
  • Assessing multilingual students’ work

“My participation in the spring 2017 Faculty Learning Community was the most beneficial and impactful professional goal I’ve accomplished this academic year,” said Mick Andzulis, assistant professor of marketing and assistant director of professional development in the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre. “I gained perspective into teaching students who are bringing diverse experiences and facing challenges that I had not fully considered. I would certainly recommend the FLC to other colleagues at Ohio University.”

The sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Dawn Bikowski, Director of the English Language Improvement Program in the Linguistics Department, and Dr. Talinn Phillips, Associate Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Graduate Writing and Research Center.

The Faculty Learning Community will take place in four to five sessions throughout the fall semester on the Athens Campus (eight to 10 hours total). Participants will receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of their project at the end of the semester.

All full-time faculty (including regional campus faculty) are eligible for this opportunity. The priority application deadline is Aug. 15. For application instructions and more information, visit the Global Perspective web page.

There also will be a 90-minute workshop offered on Sept. 15 for those unable to attend the Faculty Learning Community meeting times.

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