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 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. Due to COVID-19, we have developed a virtual version of Operation: Global Action for undergraduate students to 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.
Students will have the opportunity to conduct problem-solving research and work in interdisciplinary teams on global career readiness in this remote version of Operation: Global Action. You 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.
OGA was offered in Spring 2022. There will not be a section in Fall 2022.