Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning combines two key goals: Learning to work and solve problems in the company of others and sharpening one’s own understanding by listening seriously to the insights of others, especially those with different backgrounds and life experiences. There are opportunities to participate in collaborative learning in practically every class at USF but if you would like to take a deep dive into collaborative learning, the HIPUR office recommends Operation: Global Action.

Operation: Global Action (OGA) is a four-week virtual high impact practice learning experience focused on global issues. It is a non-traditional co-curricular experience, modeled after the Grand Challenges program at the University of Exeter with whom we have developed a partnership over the past three years. Through Operation: Global Action undergraduate student produce projects and participate in an interdisciplinary, immersive, and innovative experience, focused on global issues related to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. During the program, students choose a Challenge (global issue) based on their interests and join an inquiry group led by OGA Facilitator.

Operation: Global Action Summer 2023

Students will have the opportunity to conduct problem-solving research and work in interdisciplinary teams to create a proposal engaging with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Challenges related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Students will be preparing to be global leaders by developing proposals for innovative products, ideas, and inventions related to the world’s most complex challenges. This is a great opportunity to build impressive resume experiences, and gain transcript recognition to enhance employability and graduate school prospects.

All students earn a Global Innovator certificate after successful completion of the program

The Summer 2023 session of Operation: Global Action, June 5- June 30, takes action to address global challenges pertaining to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The course is full and no longer accepting applicants.