Faculty and Staff

Global Faculty Fellows Spotlight

The Global Faculty Fellows Spotlight highlights the faculty members who globally enhanced their courses and provided global education to our students. We are pleased to share with you their take on the value of global citizenship, and the benefits of including a Global Citizens Assignment in their courses.

March 2022

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ON THE VALUE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION:

"The COVID19 pandemic has emphasized the significant impact of global public health issues as the virus spread amongst individuals across the world. It is important for students to understand that matters related to communicable diseases and emerging pathogens are not isolated to a specific country or even to specific continents. This understanding positions students, and future public health and infection control professionals, to more effectively prevent and respond to individual cases, localized outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics."

ON THE VALUE OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP:

"Regional and cultural differences can have a substantial influence on the effectiveness of public health interventions. Global Citizenship prepares students to anticipate and respect these factors, ultimately improving the health of the populations they are working with."


Feburary 2022

Dr. Julia Irwin

ON THE VALUE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION:

"Through global education, students develop a greater self-awareness of how they interact with the world around them and a greater empathy towards others. In addition to gaining knowledge about some of the world’s most pressing global problems, they also develop the analytical and critical thinking skills and the creativity needed to address those issues. Global education prepares students to be more critically engaged, responsible, compassionate, and thoughtful global citizens."


January 2022

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ON THE VALUE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION:

"The need to produce Globally Competent Educators is imperative to our future. As our world shrinks due to Globalization, Teacher Preparation Programs must actively support the development of culturally responsive educators who possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively meet the needs of all learners while expanding their students' world view, developing a clear sense of our interconnectedness within their students while celebrating our unique differences."

ON THE VALUE OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP:

"To thrive in the future and to ensure our world is safe and just for all; our students must collaboratively, problem solve interrelated issues with an urgency in understanding the interconnectedness and interdependence of people and economies. Global issues must become local issues as our students expand their respect for cultural diversity but understand the need for social justice and to protect our planet."

ON THE BENEFITS OF THE GLOBAL CITIZENS ASSIGNMENT:

"Our Global Citizens Assignments require students to demonstrate effective communication, real-world problem-solving, and deep reflection as they complete service-learning projects while working with the intended community. Students learn to "work with" others, as they check their own biases, language, and values in approaching issues, integrating the perspectives' of various stakeholders. These skills are crucial in solving our present and future problems with meaningful, sustainable outcomes beneficial to all."


December 2021

Dr. Jason

ON THE VALUE OF GLOBAL EDucation:

"I think that global education is a prerequisite for an engaged citizenry, and an engaged citizenry is a prerequisite for any future humanity is going to have. The problems we will be facing over the next fifty years are immense and pressing, and our only hope to transcend them is through collaboration. For example, it’s difficult to think our way out of the climatological crisis, without a reference to global humanity and to our individual roles as global citizens. Therefore, to me global education must be a pedagogical priority to foster this sense of global citizenship."


 

 

November 2021

Dr. Lee

ON THE VALUE OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP:

"Adding the component to their content learning the global perspective, i.e., to be open to different perspectives, thoughts, habits, and to develop an emphasis on sharing their content matter and behavior with others are invaluable in our undergraduate education.

Our students come to the university expecting to learn disciplinary knowledge and develop skills (e.g., music performance).  University is much more than that.  During university life, students learn about the world and people, and develop insights into where they stand in the global world and what they may become to make the world a better place.  A sense of global citizenship will help them develop purpose in life and motivate them to do their academic work with vigor and passion." 


 

October 2021

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ON THE VALUE OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP:

 "Advancing global citizenship is necessary. The courses I have certified through the Global   Citizens Project encourage students to explore the way people understand and frame their   world. To better prepare students to work with people of different religious, cultural,   geographic, and racial identities they must learn to recognize and respect the worldview of   people different from them. That recognition in turn helps the student understand why people   make the choices they do in everything from their professional to personal lives.

 Forwarding a focus on global citizenship teaches students to recognize the disparity in   resources available to different peoples throughout the world. I regularly base GCP   assignments on the intersection of the local community and the global community through the   exploration of one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals. That approach engages the   student with issues facing humans on a macro and micro scale which encourages students to   work for change in the larger world and in their local community."

ON THE BENEFITS OF THE GLOBAL CITIZENS ASSIGNMENT:

 "The goal of the GCP assignments I create is for students to synthesize a lot of information into   a presentation that is understandable to someone with little to no experience on the topic.   Doing this teaches a student to successfully translate the knowledge they receive in the   University in multiple ways, the ability to share information to others (explain to employers   why  religion matters to their company) to using it to strengthen professional skills   (communication both written and verbal, research, analysis, leadership, social intelligence).

 The scope of skills they are learning will help them in everything from being part of an   international business through to making impactful changes in their local community and the   larger global world."