Global Learning in College Conference
GLOBAL LEARNING IN COLLEGE:
Asking Big Questions, Engaging Urgent Challenges
Network for Academic Renewal Conference
Omni Providence Hotel | Providence, Rhode Island
October 3–5, 2013
Colleges and universities are working energetically to define what they mean by global learning and to devise curricular frameworks in general education and the majors that advance student learning and responsibility for a global society. They are also working to create new spheres for global learning – physical and virtual, near and far, curricular and co-curricular. At its best, global learning provides opportunities for all students to think critically about complex, interdependent systems—natural, physical, social, cultural, economic, and political; and to engage the histories and possible futures of these systems. Global learning can and should invite all students to learn how to be responsible citizens, attentive to issues of culture, diversity, perspective, power, and privilege. And global learning should encourage students to question and engage the world’s most pressing problems and to measure the impact of their actions on the common good of both local and global communities. Global Learning in College: Asking Big Questions, Engaging Urgent Challenges will examine campus practices that match the ambitious goals of global learning with concrete learning opportunities that help students gain the knowledge, skills, and commitments needed for global competence.