Events

Global Day

On Friday November 4, 2016 we are partnering with USF World and Global Citizens Project to host the first ever Global Day at USF!

At this exciting event, we'll have breakout sessions in areas of pedagogy and international students/teachers, global research, study abroad, and global citizenship.

One unique scheduling feature: the afternoon sessions will mirror the morning sessions, so you'll have more opportunity to see what you missed the first time.

Our speakers include President Genshaft, Susan Buck Sutton, and NSF's Rebecca Keiser. The event will take place at the Patel Center on the Tampa Campus.

Agenda

9:00- 9:55 - Welcome by President Judy Genshaft and keynote address by Rebecca Keiser, Head, NSF Office of International Science & Engineering

10:00-10:55 - Session 1 Breakouts

Navigating USF's Global Research Resources
USF offers numerous resources to faculty who are interested in internationalizing existing research or those who are beginning a global research journey. Join us for conversations with experts about how to: locate funding opportunities, map your global footprint and identify collaborators, foster interdisciplinary team-building, sponsor international institutional partnerships, and utilize risk management strategies.

Education Abroad 101 for Program Leaders
Join members of the USF Education Abroad team and learn about the various options for leading a study abroad program and how to structure a proposal for traveling with students. This session is designed for those who have yet to lead a program but are interested in doing so.

Go Global: Strategies for a Global Classroom
Are you unsure whether you want to globalize your course but are interested in trying small steps? Have you decided to globalize your undergraduate course but need ideas? In this workshop, we will explore tips for bringing global issues into the classroom and useful activities for integrating global content in your course.

Teaching International Students
In this session, we will address how to create an inclusive environment for our international student population. We will present concrete linguistic tips for instructors, as well as means to breach the possible cultural divide.

11:00- 11:55 - Session 2 Breakouts

Strategies for Globalizing Your Research
Learn, in an interactive environment, about international opportunities from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Fulbright Program, European Commission Programs, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from successfully funded faculty. Explore the options for engaging with the international community and interact with agency representatives. For those of you interested in hosting an international colleague at USF, find out how to manage the process.

There are No Gold Medals at the Darwin Awards: Managing Risk and Safety Abroad
This session provided by the USF World International Risk and Security team will walk you through some of the background history behind the various recommended protocols promoted for USF International Travel. There will be a review of the fundamentals of risk and security tied to lighthearted examples from the Darwin Awards, as well as our own experiences, that have informed us on best practices in this field.

The Global Citizens Project: MORE than the QEP!
What is the Global Citizens Project (GCP)? In this session, we will discuss what the GCP is and the opportunities we offer to students, faculty, and staff across campus. The GCP may have been a result of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), but we have become so much more!

Student Communication Across Cultures
In this session, we will explore ways to teach our students how to communicate with their international colleagues. The linguistic barriers are usually the first obstacles blocking genuine communication. We will present some strategies you can model for your students to learn how to overcome these obstacles. We will also examine how you can incorporate teaching cultural competencies into your courses (from having students examine their own assumptions about their cultures, to having them participate in activities that celebrate our campus diversity).

12:00-12:30 – Lunch (CGS 134, 136, 140)

12:30-1:30 - Keynote address from Susan Buck Sutton the Senior Advisor for International Initiatives at Bryn Mawr College, Emerita AVP of International Affairs and Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, and past president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).

1:30- 2:25- Repeat of Session 2 Breakouts

Strategies for Globalizing Your Research
There are No Gold Medals at the Darwin Awards: Managing Risk and Safety Abroad
The Global Citizens Project: MORE than the QEP!
Student Communication Across Cultures

2:30- 3:25- Repeat of Session 1 Breakouts

Navigating USF's Global Research Resources
Education Abroad 101 for Program Leaders
Go Global: Strategies for a Global Classroom
Teaching International Students

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