UMB/Costa Rica Faculty Development Institute and GLOBALtimore

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The UMB Center for Global Engagement is excited to offer an immersive faculty development program in Costa Rica for a select cohort of UMB faculty members to globalize their courses, modules, tracks, or clinical electives.

This Institute is an evolution of GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellows Program. See more information about GLOBALtimore courses here.

From January 4-8, 2023, UMB faculty members will engage in a series of interactive workshops on topics such as learning design and assessment, strategies to globalize curricula, ethical global engagement, incorporating active learning, inclusive classroom practice, and other topics. Participants must propose a global course, module, track, clinical elective, or international program that they will design in collaboration with skilled trainers during the workshop.

Group of people in a forest listen to instructorAn interdisciplinary committee of UMB faculty will review applications and select Fellows to participate in this institute. Applications will be evaluated on the articulation of the proposed project and likelihood of realization of the project (i.e., that course/module will ultimately be fully developed and taught), the potential impact of the proposed project, curricular innovation, alignment with UMB’s commitment to ethical global engagement, and clearly identified plans to share global learning strategies with faculty members within their school.

The UMB Center for Global Engagement is partnering with the UMB Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, the InterAmerican Center for Global Health and the American Association of Colleges and Universities to offer this program.

The Fellowship Training Team includes:

  • Carolina Bolaños Palmieri, Lic, MSc, Associate Director of InterAmerican Center for Global Health
  • Christina Cestone, PhD, Executive Director of UMB's Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

  • Carlos Faerron Guzmán, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Global Health at UMB, and Director of InterAmerican Center for Global Health

  • Amy Ramirez, MA, Director of International Services at UMB

  • Dawn Whitehead, PhD, Vice President of the Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

UMB Costa Rica Faculty Development Institute

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Date

Activity

January 2, 2023

Arrival in San José, Costa Rica

Overnight in San José

January 3, 2023 

Introductions and logistics, plus guided tour of San José

Travel to San Vito, Coto Brus

January 4-8, 2023 

Workshop sessions at Las Cruces Research Station and site visits

Overnights at Las Cruces Research Station 

January 9, 2023

Visit to Manuel Antonio National Park with guide

Overnight in San José

January 10, 2023

Departure from San José, Costa Rica

 

QUESTIONS?

Email Amy Ramirez at aramirez@umaryland.edu.