Call for Participation: General Education for a Global Century
AAC&U has announced a new project – General Education for a Global Century – funded with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The project seeks to build the capacity of colleges and universities to prepare today’s college students to grapple with big global challenges and thrive in a globalized economy as socially responsible and engaged citizens and workers.
Part of AAC&U’s ongoing initiative, Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility, this curriculum and faculty development project will build upon innovative efforts to reframe general education courses and programs. Participants will create coherent curricular designs that address complex, global issues across divisions and disciplines.
Teams from thirty colleges and universities will be selected through a nationwide, competitive application process to lead a high-profile, national effort to
articulate essential global learning outcomes for all students;
refine and disseminate models of global general education curricula that can be adapted across all institutional types;
provide faculty development opportunities to assist college faculty in designing and teaching interdisciplinary, integrative courses that focus on real-world global issues; and
develop rubrics to assess global learning outcomes.
The Call for Participation is available online. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2010.
For additional information, please e-mail Chad Anderson or call 202-387-3760. We look forward to reading your applications.
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