Skip to main content

Global Learning Conference Schedule

Time Event

8–8:30 a.m.

Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
Fusion, SETC 1100

8:45–9 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Rosalyn Walker
District Director of Academic Operations/Student Learning & Success

9–10:50 a.m.

Plenary & Keynote: Making Global Learning Universal through Effective Professional Development

Stephanie Doscher, Ed.D.
Director of the Office of Global Learning Initiatives

11–11:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1

The Value of Incorporating Empathy Within Professional Development
SETC 1214

Danielle Gines, English as a Second Language Instructor
Tarrant County College

Tyler Junior College's Successful Travel/Student Project in Greece and Turkey: Learn How One College Did It!
SETC 2216

Manouchehr Khosrowshahi, Professor of Political Science and Fulbright Scholar
Tyler Junior College

Global Perspectives Academy: Faculty Study Abroad in Spain
SETC 2220

Jerry Coats, Dean of Liberal Arts
Michael Downs, Assistant Professor of History/Interim Department Chair
Tarrant County College

Social Responsibility (Institutional Student Learning Outcome at Tarrant County College District)
Fusion, SETC 1100

Jill Pool, Director of Quality Enhancement Plan and Accreditation
Tarrant County College

Noon–12:50 p.m.

Lunch/Gallery Walk
Fusion, SETC 1100

1–1:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 2

Global Learning Course 1 on 1
Fusion, SETC 1100

Stephanie Doscher, Director of the Office of Global Learning Initiatives
Florida International University

Study Abroad Buddies: Partnering with EF (Education First) for Successful Study Abroad Programs
SETC 2216

Kathleen Stephens, Honors Coordinator
Richland College

Kate Lavelle, Manager of University Partnerships
EF

Using the Medal of Honor to Inspire Character Development
SETC 2220

Gabrielle Fletcher, English Faculty
North Central Texas College

2–2:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 3

A Qualititative, Quantitative, and Student Assessment of a Dual Chinese Cultural Exchange Program at Texas A&M University Commerce
SETC 2216

Frannie Miller, Assistant Professor of Economics
Stephanie Moore, Honors Student
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Developing a Global Citizenship Partnership
SETC 2220

James Gleaton, Assistant Professor of Biology
Nicole Vallee, Instructor of English
Tarrant County College

North Texas Community College Consortium: Global Education
SETC 1214

Christine Hubbard, President
North Texas Community College Consortium

Session Descriptions

The Value of Incorporating Empathy within Professional Development

This presentation will discuss empathy's value and how it can create a positive impact within the school and community-at-large. Also, there are pedagogical considerations for using empathy in professional development. This presentation also discusses the interconnectedness of culture, language, and teachers as critical components to better serving our students, especially English Language Learners. Additionally, there are specific empathy-building recommendations and resources that can gear professional development sessions to achieving the goal of empathetic growth.

Tyler Junior College's Successful Travel/Study Projects in Greece and Turkey: Learn How one College Did It!

Tyler Junior College (TJC) will carry out its 30th annual "Biblical and Archeological Journey to the Splendor of the East" in March 2019. The college initially received a "Fulbright Group Travel/Study Abroad Award in Turkey" from the U.S. Department of Education in 1996. Then the award was repeated two more times. The college institutionalized the project since then by taking over 2000 students, faculty and community members to Greece and/or Turkey each spring break and occasionally in May. The trip is 3 hours of credit for students and is open to the public for the community service and the pleasure of traveling. Due to the quality of its project, TJC has jointly collaborated with the University of Texas at Tyler, Johnson County Community College, Normandale Community College, Dallas County Community College, and Sam Houston University among several others to take students, faculty and community members to Greece and Turkey. Come to this session and learn how the project is structured, funded, and how students, faculty and community members are recruited. How is the risk management handled? Learn about all the nuts and bolts of conducting travel/study projects in abroad.

Global Perspectives Academy: Faculty Study Abroad in Spain

For the last two years, the Global Perspectives Academy, a part of Tarrant County College's Center for Teaching & Learning, has funded Southeast Campus faculty to pursue study projects abroad. The monograph edited by Bernice Braid and Ada Long, 'Place as Text: Approaches to Active Learning,' elaborates on the idea that the study of a place—its history, culture, demographics, architecture, economics, institutional infrastructure—engages the explorer as an active learner and offers a unique collaborative and integrated learning experience. With this foregrounding, five faculty and one administrator explored Spain in May 2018 as a reader might open a text. The eight cities, seven World Heritage sites, and many discipline-specific locations we visited provided hands-on research material for the study topics planned in advance of the trip. This presentation will feature an overview of the planning process and the itinerary.  Additionally, members of the group will offer brief presentations concerning their specific study interests and their findings.

Social Responsibility (Institutional Student Learning Outcome at Tarrant County College District)

Social Responsibility is defined as Intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities (Texas Core Curriculum). The presentation will lay a foundation on how Social Responsibility is part of the Core Curriculum and how it is connected to global learning. Also, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and start a process on how they can incorporate Social Responsibility as part of their course or program.

Global Learning Course 1 on 1

Participants will discuss and learn how to infuse global learning in their curricula and how to design a global learning course.

Study Abroad Buddies: Partnering with EF (Education First) for Successful Study Abroad Programs

Learn how EF (Education First) can be your partner in planning, recruiting, and executing an exceptional short-term, faculty-led Study Abroad experience for community college students.

Using the Medal of Honor to Inspire Character Development

Research suggests that teaching students traits like perseverance and self-control can improve their health, academic achievement, and happiness in life. However, teaching character, or social and emotional learning, has proven difficult. By using the Medal of Honor Character Development Program this is easier to teach than one might imagine. This presentation will demonstrate how to accomplish teamwork, student research, writing, presentation, critical thinking, problem solving, student leadership, community service, skill building, and personal responsibility in the classroom.

A Qualitative, Quantitative, and Student Assessment of a Dual Chinese Cultural Exchange Program at Texas A&M University Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) offers a cultural exchange program with the Chinese University Geosciences–Beijing (CUGB) which offers one semester where Chinese students are hosted as student guests at Commerce, Texas and another semester where TAMUC students are hosted at the CUGB university in Beijing. This presentation summarizes results from pre and post travel performance on the Global Competency Aptitude Assessment. These results are contextualized using qualitative evaluations of student written reflections submitted during the courses. The presentation is prepared by an undergraduate honors student who participated in both the domestic and abroad semesters of the course, in conjunction with a member of the faculty team that taught the courses.

Developing a Global Citizenship Partnership

The workshop would discuss the partnership of TCC with Fort Worth Sister Cities.

North Texas Community College Consortium: Global Education

Participants will discuss Global Education trends and initiatives by the North Texas Community College Consortium.

Updated October 16, 2018