Thank you to the session presenters and attendees of the 2021 International Perspectives on University Teaching and Learning Symposium in Orlando, FL and online. In a difficult year, we are gratified that so many of you were able to travel and be part of a community of like-minded scholars seeking to internationalize our efforts and solutions for enhanced teaching and learning. The Auburn University Office of International Programs appreciated your thoughts and experiences, and we took away a number of practices and ideas that we can immediately implement in our classrooms. We look forward to 2023 when we can meet again and continue this dialogue at Disney. We hope to see you join us once again.
Jaime Casap served as the chief education evangelist at Google for more than 14 years and was the second member of the Google for Education team. In that time, Casap launched Google's GSuite tools into higher education and K12. He also launched Chromebooks into education and was the creator of the Google for Education Transformation Framework, a holistic approach to education transformation.
Now, Casap is partnering and collaborating with higher education institutions, school systems and businesses around the world, helping them build transformational policies and practices to elevate education and bring equity, diversity and inclusion into their policies and practices.
Casap serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on learning, skill development and the future of work. He is the coauthor of "Our First Talk About Poverty," as a way to talk to children about poverty. He is currently working on his next book on his journey from the Ghetto to Google and all the lessons learned on the journey.
He speaks on education, digitalization, diversity and inclusion, generation z and the future of work at events around the world. You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap and watch his YouTube career advice videos at www.youtube.com/jaimecasap.
Executive Director, Center for Engaged Learning
Peter Felten is executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and professor of history at Elon University. He works with colleagues on institution-wide teaching and learning initiatives, and on the scholarship of teaching and learning.
In his teaching, Felten aims to help students think critically and write clearly about the connections between the lives of individual people and larger themes in history. As a scholar, he has published six books about undergraduate education including most recently (with Leo Lambert), Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020).
He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2016-2017) and also of the POD Network (2010-2011), the U.S. professional society for educational developers. He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development, on the advisory board of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), and a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, a foundation that works to advance equity in higher education.
President of Higher Education
Francisco Marmolejo currently serves as president of Higher Education at Qatar Foundation. In his position, Marmolejo leads the overall strategy and collaboration efforts of eight prestigious universities offering more than 70 academic programs to students from more than 70 countries at Education City, the largest education hub of its kind at global level established in Doha.
Previously, from 2012 to early 2020, he worked at the World Bank, where he served as the global higher education lead in Washington, D.C., and more recently as lead higher education specialist for India and South Asia in Delhi. From 1995 to 2012, Marmolejo served as founding executive director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, a network of more than 160 universities mainly from Canada, the United States and Mexico. In this role he was based at the University of Arizona, where he also worked as assistant vice president, affiliated researcher at the Center for the Study of Higher Education and affiliate faculty at the Center for Latin American Studies.
Prior, Marmolejo was an American Council on Education fellow at the University of Massachusetts, academic vice president at the University of the Americas in Mexico and international consultant at OECD in Paris. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from his alma mater, the University of San Luis Potosi, and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.
International Perspectives on University Teaching & Learning Symposium June 2-4, 2021