The Global Teaching Academy, created and operated by the Office of International Programs, is hosting a free online symposium on Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. “Passport to the World: Best Practices in Internationalization” will showcase many of the initiatives taking place on and off campus and will serve as inspiration for students, faculty and staff interested in starting, nurturing and increasing their international awareness and strategies.
Attendees will not only hear from experts in the field but will be able to interact and brainstorm with workshop leaders and peers in open discussions. Panels are tailored to offer topic presentations followed by question and answer sessions. Registration is open and will close Aug. 27. Click here to register for the symposium.
Links to the sessions will be provided upon completion of the registration form. Attendees will also receive goodies and material related to the different sessions selected. The full symposium schedule can be viewed on the Global Teaching Academy webpage.
While COVID-19 has temporarily limited the ability to physically travel, it has highlighted the global interconnectedness of all people and all disciplines as well as the need for continued and enhanced education on international issues. As the state’s land-grant university, Auburn is committed to providing the resources for students to acquire an education that prepares them to be global citizens, for faculty to facilitate international scholarship and collaborate with international peers, and for all personnel to support Alabama’s success by crossing natural and national boundaries to address international issues. This symposium further strengthens this commitment and will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of global issues and their impact on society.
The Global Teaching Academy recognizes and celebrates exceptional teaching in an international context. The goals of the academy are to recognize peers for their interest and efforts in globalizing Auburn's curriculum; facilitate international course offerings on campus; assist in creating an academic International Minor; and fund Academy faculty with modest support for international travel in recognition of their internationalization efforts.
(Written by Kalani Long)