International Summit

In a unique collaboration, the Office of International Education and the International Student Office annually host the Develop Your World: International Education Summit on the campus of Harper College.  Since 2011, we have brought together scholars, faculty, and administrators from colleges and universities in Illinois and Wisconsin to discuss best practices in and the future of international education on our campuses. Within the context of comprehensive and holistic internationalization, combining study abroad, international students, and curriculum internationalization, each Summit focuses on a theme. Past conferences have covered the themes of Faculty Development; Comprehensive internationalization; Language Study and Internationalization.  Conference speakers have included Dr. John Hudzik, Dr. Hilary Kahn, Dr. Chris Cartwright, and Dr. Lance Askildson.

Seventh Annual Develop Your World: International Education Summit

Assessing Global and Intercultural Learning Conference

Friday, March 3, 2017

Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College

This event is free and open to all.

The Harper College Office of International Education and the Learning Assessment Committee are excited to collaborate on this year's Summit.

Please RSVP by clicking on this link at your earliest convenience.

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Program of events

8:00 am:  Registration

Poster Presentations and Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:45 am           Keynote:

“Creating Global Learning Encounters That Make a Difference”

Students need to be engaged in encounters of difference if they are to become global learners. Educators need to create global learning encounters in the classroom and beyond, in co-curricular activities, and the campus community. These encounters are most effective when they influence the students holistically—their cognitive, sense of self, and social interaction dimensions—in their education to become global learners and citizens. In his keynote, Dr. Braskamp will talk about creating meaningful encounters and measuring their success and impact on students' development and growth.Image of Dr. Larry Braskamp


Dr. Larry A. Braskamp is Professor Emeritus of Education at Loyola University Chicago and Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Braskamp is the author or coauthor of more than hundred publications and seven books, including Assessing Faculty Work:  Enhancing Individual and Institutional Performance and Putting Students First:  How Colleges Develop Students Purposefully (2006), and the Global Perspective Inventory, a widely used tool that evaluates how campus environments foster holistic student development. He is President of the Global Perspective Institute, and consults with a number of colleges, universities, and other organizations on institutional leadership and enhancing the global learning of students.

10:00 – 10:45 am       BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Panel Discussion:  “Global Leadership Development Through Service Learning Abroad

As College of DuPage plans to pilot its first service learning opportunity abroad in Costa Rica this summer, faculty and staff have joined together to develop a framework for this initiative. Service learning abroad is a high impact experiential learning opportunity that contributes to the development of global leadership competencies, specifically intercultural competencies. Our panel will first present its vision for this new program and how it will benefit students. We will also discuss how we developed and selected the components of this new curriculum. Panelists will share the assessment tool that was selected for this program’s evaluation of student intercultural competency. Finally, we will synthesize the information that we have gathered and developed and discuss how this type of experience can provide the skills needed to develop global leaders. Attendees will engage in active discussions, participate in a poll, and share experiences and ideas on this topic. We look forward to sharing resources and receiving participant feedback and input regarding the implementation of service learning abroad.

Facilitator:  Sandra Martins, Humanities and Speech Communications, College of DuPage

Participants: Donna Gillespie, Edith Jaco and Bonnie Loder, Spanish, College of DuPage; and

Stephanie Quirk, Student Life and Leadership Development, College of DuPage

Audience:  All

Forget Grades:  (Re)developing a Desire to Learn

Many of us have students in our classes who want an “A,” but who do not want to actually put in the time to learn the material or skill. Often our students’ relationship to learning has been so skewed by standardized testing and grade competition that they believe the grade is the most important part. This session hopes to increase awareness and provide space for reflection about what professors can do to increase the desire to learn among their students and to take the focus off of grades. The session will include presentation and discussion.

Presenter:  Marianne Fontes, English

Audience:  All teaching faculty

Workshop:  Creating a Global Perspective:  From Culture to the Classroom

This workshop will help participants to assess and identify gaps in global and cultural literacy which will help strengthen the connection between discipline-specific curricula and the student international learning experience.  Participants will be able to take away fun facts about the global world and tie new global knowledge into a variety of disciplines across the campus.

Presenters:       Karl Buschmann and Robin James, Business

Audience:        All

10:45 – 11:00 am       BREAK

11:00 – 11:45 am       BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Workshop:  Harper’s Global Learning Outcomes:  The “Whys and Hows” of Assessing Them in Your Courses

Can you name all five of Harper College’s Global Learning Outcomes?  Why is global learning relevant to students in your discipline? Please join us at this interactive session, where we will discuss Harper’s Global Learning Outcomes and how they can apply to your courses.  During this session, you will examine how your course objectives and course content align to the Global Learning Outcomes and work with a group of faculty to examine and/or develop assignments that assess global learning as it pertains to your discipline. For some of the activities, it may be helpful if you bring a copy of your general course outline or course syllabus.

Presenters:  Kathy Hanahan, Student Development; Kim Jaeger, World Languages;  Rich Johnson, English; Judy Kaplow, Humanities; and Nellie Khalil, Biology

Audience:        All

Through the Lens of Anime and Manga

Students are increasingly obsessed with Japanese culture largely due to the increasing exports of Japanese popular culture to America such as manga, anime, and video games. Many students draw in the manga-style and relentlessly copy popular characters in their sketchbooks, yet they seem to lack a full understanding of how their appropriation of another style of art functions cross-culturally. For them Japanese popular culture is a kind of escape, a mechanism through which they can step out of their lives here in Chicago. In studio art and design classroom rather than telling students to simply stop drawing in these styles, we can direct students to channel their fandom into their own creative pursuits and research to come into deeper understanding of Japanese culture. For other students not yet interested in Japanese popular culture, anime and manga can provide an exciting entry point for them to learn more about the world beyond what they think they already know, while allowing them to question assumptions that we have about other places, cultures, and people. Though focused on engaging Japanese popular media through visual arts, the project will have interdisciplinary applications through the humanities, looking for ways to enrich curricula with a global perspective that builds on already extant student interest.

Presenter:  Adam Fotos, Art and Design, College of DuPage and Chicago State University

Audience:  All

Workshop: Snack Your Way to an Effective Rubric!

Why use rubrics? How can they help me? How can they help my students? How do I build an effective rubric? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this fun—and tasty—interactive session!

Presenter:  Faon Grandinetti, Outcomes Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

Audience:  All teaching faculty

11:45 am – 12:30 pm      Lunch/Networking – Wojcik Conference Center Dining Room

12:30 – 1:30 pm         Panel Discussion

“If We Can Do It, You Can Do It:  Strategies for Implementing Assessment Across Curricula”

We’ve all struggled to implement effective assessment techniques, inside the classroom and out. Join Harper College faculty in an enlightening discussion to examine how some of your colleagues have met and overcome these challenges. The session will address student learning assessment overall as well as assessment within the more specific contexts of global and intercultural learning. Time will be reserved for questions from the audience.

Facilitator:  Rich Johnson

1:30 – 1:45 pm                       BREAK

1:45 – 2:30 pm           BREAKOUT SESSIONS

The Mirror Project:  Does Our Library Reflect Its Community?

Use library, retail, and marketing principles to engage students.  By assessing students’ interests and needs, you can determine ways to engage them in the classroom and beyond.  This session is based on a Multicultural Faculty Fellowship project and uses a library-centered project as a guideline for creating an environment where students feel welcome, relevant, and included.  Helping students to “see” themselves on campus will encourage them to stay engaged, be involved, and succeed.

Presenter:  Christine Kuffel, Library

Audience:  All

Teaching and Assessing Environmental Studies and Climate Change Activities in College Classes

It has been said that climate change is the most important issue facing our world today. How can college professors who teach in different departments create and implement environmental studies- and climate change-related content into their courses in ways that also respond to core objectives in their syllabi? Participants will learn about how they can design and assess class activities and assignments that pertain to environmental studies and climate studies, applicable to a range of subjects and disciplines. The facilitator will model this by demonstrating examples of activities that could be pedagogically integrated into classes that pertain to several different college courses and disciplines.

Presenter:  Dan Godston, English

Audience:  All teaching faculty

Workshop:  The Assessment Incubator

New to this year's Conference...The Assessment Incubator! Join your colleagues in a fun space designed to get your creativity flowing. Would you like an assessment mentor? Have you heard about the assessment Community of Practice and want to learn more? Do you want more time to work on rubrics or other aspects of your assessment plan? Do you want to discuss assessment challenges that seem unique to your department or division? Come on by! Harper’s Learning Assessment Committee is here to help!

Presenters:  Learning Assessment Committee and Outcomes Assessment Staff

Audience:  All who engage in classroom, course, program or non-academic assessment

2:30 pm          Raffle


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