January 2023 Newsletter

UMB Faculty Create Global Learning Opportunities at Costa Rica Development Institute

The UMB/Costa Rica Faculty Development Institute was an immersive faculty development program for a select cohort of UMB faculty members to globalize their courses, modules, tracks, or clinical electives. The Institute included site visits and modeled activities, case studies, best practices, curricular tools, peer sharing, and active time to integrate their learning into their own programming.

From January 4-8, 2023, 11 faculty members from five UMB schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and the Graduate School) engaged 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 proposed a global course, module, track, clinical elective, or international program that they will design in collaboration with skilled trainers during the workshop.

Workshop sessions examined ethical issues in global engagement, assessing student learning, fostering a positive classroom environment for diversity, and incorporating active learning into the classroom.

Fellows also gave individual and joint presentations about global learning in their professions and schools. They highlighted existing programs, opportunities and barriers they anticipate encountering with their projects, areas where leadership support is required, and opportunities for interprofessional collaboration.

The UMB Center for Global Engagement partnered with the UMB Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, InterAmerican Center for Global Health, and the American Association for Colleges & Universities for the Institute.

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