Globally-Infused Curricular and Co-Curricular Experiences
The 2008-2016 Centennial plan "Transforming our Future" identified Accelerate Global Learning as one of three goals to transform student learning. In 2009, legacy differential tuition funding was used to initiate the International Fellows Program (IFP) and, shortly thereafter, with the approval of the Blugold Commitment Differential Tuition program BCDT), the Faculty Led Intercultural Immersion Experiences (FLIIE). Since their inception, these programs have helped increase participation in learning abroad by providing shorter-duration, lower-cost options for students who would likely not otherwise study abroad. These initiatives, as well as the Domestic Intercultural Immersions (DII) program, directly align with the guidepost to provide 100% of students a high-impact practice by providing opportunities for students to participate in immersion experiences and increase their intercultural competency.
|UW-Eau Claire will prepare students, faculty, and staff for active, informed, and ethical participation in a pluralistic and globally interdependent world through meaningful learning opportunities on and off-campus. We nurture a campus culture of global awareness and engagement and cultivate commensal relationships between our university community and people, places, and cultures beyond the borders of the United States, as well as with multi-ethnic individuals and populations in our region.|
|Paul Kaldjian et al.
Concurrent with the work of CIGE,
the campus established
as one of three responsibility learning outcomes in the
Liberal Education Core
. This learning outcome requires students to "evaluate the impact of systems, institutions, and issues in local and global contexts and across cultures" and requires that we assess that learning. The rigorous assessment of global learning represents a long overdue departure from
our previous assumption that students automatically become globally aware (and competent!) simply by participating in an international experience.The
Global Perspectives (R2)
learning outcome has moved us toward a shared understanding of what we want students to learn and how we will assess that learning. Analysis of assessment data, along with evaluation and refinement of this outcome and its associated assessment
rubric, will help continuously improve global learning at UW-Eau Claire. Through the work of CIE staff and a group of faculty, study abroad experiences have been approved to meet the Integration (I1) learning outcome. The group has conducted pilot assessment and data will be used to determine how to best help students take advantage of the opportunities available for integration during a study abroad experience.
The Academic Master Plan seeks to build upon the prior and ongoing work of CIE, CIGE, and the Blugold Commitment funded programs.