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Past Global Literacy Speakers
Dawn Whitehead, PhD
Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change for the Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons
The Association of American Colleges & Universities
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
Global Learning: Moving from an Option to a Priority in Today’s Interconnected World
The world is more globally connected than it has ever been, and students are expected to be prepared to interact, engage, and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds whether they leave their home state or not. In preparation for life, work, and citizenship, students must have opportunities to obtain and practice these skills related to global competency. In this presentation, Dr. Whitehead made the case for global learning for all. She clearly articulated why all students must have access to globally-focused curricular and co-curricular experiences regardless of discipline of study, major, or profession. She shared examples from employers, accreditors, institutions, and local and global communities that highlight why global competency is critical for today’s graduates as they enter their professions and evolve as leaders in their communities.
Shannon Márquez, PhD
Clinical Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
What does global literacy/global education look like at the professional level?
Dr. Márquez shared the role of global literacy in education and provided real-life examples of global literacy at the professional level. Additional information was provided on integrating global experiences into the curriculum; creating long-lasting funding sources; connecting local to global experiences; and providing robust training prior to engagement.
Louis N. Hunter, PT, DPT
Director, Experiential Learning and Global Initiatives
Department of Physical Therapy in the Jefferson College of Health Professions
Thomas Jefferson University
Implementing Global Health Curricular and Co-Curricular Opportunities within a Graduate Healthcare Professional Program
This presentation covered global health education within the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. It addressed the need for implementing global health education within the Jefferson DPT program from various stakeholder perspectives. Additionally, it also covered the following: global health education that is relevant to DPT students as well as other healthcare professionals; process of integrating global health education within a graduate healthcare professional program; development of local and global co-curricular opportunities to apply global health education; progress and challenges of implementing global health education into a healthcare professional program; and emerging interprofessional global health initiatives at the college and university level that support a program.
Michelle Morse, MD, MPH
Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Founding Co-Director of EqualHealth
Accelerating Praxis: Your Role in the Global Health Equity Movement Today
Dr. Michelle Morse discussed the social and economic forces at the root cause of health inequities throughout the world. These inequities drive morbidity and mortality in tragically predictable ways that preferentially afflict the poor and marginalized. They are perpetuated by racism, sexism, economic policy prioritizing productivity and profit, and disregard for historical injustices. We can and must take action to address these root causes of ill health that we as a society have created and sustained. The discussion focused on why and how attendees can engage in the movement to achieve global health equity.
Adriana Medina-López-Portillo, Ph.D.
Intercultural Communications facilitator, Personal Leadership
Adjunct professor Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Interacting and Engaging with Individuals of Diverse Backgrounds
Dr. Medina-López-Portillo discussed key global competency skills needed for engaging actively and responsibly with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The President's Fellows
Wesley Chan (SOM), Saniya Chaudhry (SOP), Molly Crothers (SON), Rhiya Dave (SOM – MPH), Alexandra Huss (SSW), Esther Kimani (SOP), Nana Akua Tufuoh (SOL), Sheridan Todd Yeary (SOL)
Global Literacy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
The President's Fellows revealed their research and recommendations related to UMB's responsibility to educate globally literate students. There recommendations range from establishing a global honor society on campus to offering language courses to developing in-person and online pre-departure training courses focused on cultural responsiveness, teamwork, and community engagement principles.
Past 2016-2017 Speakers
Dean Chang, PhD, MBA
Entrepreneurship: Yesterday’s alternative career path, tomorrow’s de facto career path
Designing for Civic Innovation
JC Weiss III, MBA
Who Buys, Why Do They Buy, and How Much Will They Pay?
Suzanne Sysko Clough, MD
The Need for an Entrepreneurship Curriculum in Graduate Studies Programs
Jim Hughes, MBA
UMB’s Entrepreneurial Future
The Fellows Findings
Exploring Entrepreneurship at UMB