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Below you will find a list of publications authored by Global Citizens Project staff or featuring the Global Citizens Project.


Below you will find a list of presentations given by Global Citizens Project staff at state, regional, national, and international conferences.

NASPA Annual Conference
March 11-15, 2017 - San Antonio, Texas

Title: Leveraging Lessons Learned: A Model for Creating Collaborative, Integrated Global Learning Programs on Campus
Presenters: Dr. Nicole M. West, Madeline Heath, Dr. Karla L. Davis-Salazar
Abstract: As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, postsecondary institutions are called upon to implement global learning programs that help students develop global competencies. The University of South Florida's Global Citizens Project is leveraging existing campus resources to create a collaborative community of faculty and student affairs professionals who work closely together to create synergistic global learning opportunities. This presentation will explore a conceptual framework for creating global learning programs at other institutions regardless of unique missions, values, and resources.
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Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU): Global Learning in College Conference
October 6-8, 2016 - Denver, Colorado

Title: Examining the Experiences of Underserved Students Participating in USF's Global Citizens Project
Presenters: Dr. Nicole M. West, Dr. Karla L. Davis-Salazar
Abstract: Student participation in high-impact practices has consistently been linked with positive student success outcomes. Unfortunately, researchers have found that underserved students participate in these types of curricular and co-curricular experiences less than other students. This is especially troubling since gains from participating in high-impact practices are even greater for students from underrepresented backgrounds. Participants will explore preliminary data related to characteristics and experiences of underserved students participating in a global learning program at the University of South Florida and will be asked to consider how the findings might inform strategies designed to recruit (and retain) underserved students into high-impact practices.

Title: Innovative and High-Impact Practices: Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for Global Learning
Presenters: Dr. Karla L. Davis-Salazar, Dr. Nicole M. West
Abstract: This discussion will examine ways in which high-impact practices and ethical global learning experiences are being developed, implemented, and assessed to advance global learning in the classroom, on campus, and beyond.
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Title: Engaging Faculty in Global Learning: Strategies for Curriculum Design and Development
Presenters: Dr. Karla L. Davis-Salazar, Dr. Kara Fulton, Sommer Mitchell
Abstract: As creators and curators of the college curriculum, faculty play a central role in advancing global learning on campus, and importantly, in "nurturing student efficacy in a global world." It is therefore imperative to engage faculty members early and often in the development and implementation of global learning initiatives. Drawing from our experience working with faculty to develop USF's Quality Enhancement Plan, the Global Citizens Project, and more recently, creating and leading global faculty development opportunities, the facilitators of this session will address ways to engage and support faculty in curriculum design and development to achieve global learning goals. Three small-group activities will lead participants through the process of developing a shared set of global learning outcomes, incorporating the shared learning outcomes into individual courses, and aligning degree programs with global learning goals and outcomes. Ways to adapt these strategies to different institutional contexts are also considered. Participants will learn methods for engaging and working with faculty in the development of global student learning outcomes, the global re/design of courses, and the global alignment of curricular programs.
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First Year Experience Conference
February 20-23, 2016 - Orlando, Florida

Title: Global Citizens Project: Promoting Global Competencies in Undergraduate Students
Presenters: Dr. Karla L. Davis-Salazar, Madeline Heath, Jessica Lauther, Kali Morgan
Abstract: USF's Global Citizens Project (GCP) is a University-wide initiative aimed at enhancing undergraduate students' global competencies through the development of new and improved curricular and co-curricular experiences. The GCP has three goals: (a) provide undergraduates with an introduction to global competencies through the FKL Core Curriculum (Global FKL), (b) provide undergraduates with opportunities to practice and apply global competencies through their degree programs (Global Pathways), and (c) provide undergraduates with opportunities to reinforce global competencies through an award program (Global Citizen Awards). This session will focus on USF's experiences building and branding the Global Citizen Awards.
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Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU): General Education and Assessment Conference
February 18-20, 2016 -  New Orleans, Louisiana

Title: Global Citizenship as a High Quality and Equity-Focused Framework for General Education
Presenters: Dr. Karla L. Davis-Salazar, Dr. Nicole M. West
Abstract: Our increasingly diverse university communities call for innovative models and approaches to learning and development, particularly within general education, which serves all students. However, for many institutions, general education consists of a varied array of courses, the connections among which are often not apparent or even non-existent. How do we bring coherence and intentionality to general education in order to create effective and meaningful educational experiences for all students? In this interactive, sequenced session, participants will learn how the University of South Florida is using global citizenship as a high quality and equity-focused framework for redesigning general education to meet the needs of its diverse student body. Exploration of the conceptual framework, strategies for curricular change, and methods for institutional adaption will be highlighted.

Association of American Colleges & Universities: Global Learning in College Conference
October 8-10, 2015

Title: 'Glocalizing' Your Campus: From Aspiration to Inspiration
Presenter: Dr. Karla L. Davis-Salazar
Abstract: How does a college or university community come together to successfully advance institutional global learning aspirations? Dr. Davis-Salazar will provide a big picture view of the process for infusing global learning into the undergraduate experience as well as practical steps for defining a shared set of learning outcomes, developing collective strategies that cross disconnected units, and integrating the curriculum and co-curriculum for meaningful and sustained impact. She will highlight the importance of understanding institutional contexts and working within existing structures and systems, while simultaneously forging new pathways that connect sites of global learning across and beyond campus. Having recently transitioned from an AAC&U-supported pilot project on global citizenship to a university-wide initiative, Dr. Davis-Salazar will share her perspective on the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of "campus glocalization."
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