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2018 Annual Conference Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, November 7

Time
Event / Session
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration and Welcome Desk
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Health, Safety, and Security Workshop, Part 1
Basic Training 101
Bill Bull, CIEE
Colin McElroy, CIEE
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Health, Safety, and Security Workshop, Part 2
Advanced Training: The Stress Test on Preparedness
Bill Bull, CIEE
Colin McElroy, CIEE
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Global Leadership League: Empowering Women in Global Engagement
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Rainbow SIG Meeting
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open Forum
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Opening Plenary
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception

Thursday, November 8

Time
Event / Session
Chair / Presenters
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration and Welcome Desk
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Group 1)
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The Active Flipped Classroom for Tech-Savvy Learners

Details

According to American educator Mark Prensky, today’s students are different from prior generations having grown up using technology. In turn, they’re programmed to think differently. Today’s higher education professors can actively engage these students in learning and address diverse needs via flipped classroom pedagogy, active learning strategies, and 21st century technology tools. Join us as we share findings from our research on the use of these innovative teaching strategies. We’ll also examine what flipped classrooms entail and various teaching techniques and technologies that promote collaboration, critical thinking, and engagement among today’s students.

Chair: Dominique Charlotteaux, Broward College

Presenter: Isis Silva, Broward College
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Downloading Dialogue: Giving Voice to Global Perspectives Through Podcasting

Details

Building upon foundations of reflective practice, digital storytelling, and oral histories, this session will explore the benefits of podcasting as a resource and tool for students before, during, and after their study abroad experiences. Attendees will gain an understanding of the conceptual and technical considerations required for producing a successful podcast. They will also come away with a production model that can be used and/or modified to fit the needs of their individual programs.

Chair: Alejandro Martí, New York University

Presenter: Jonathan Maynard, New York University
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
What Is Different for Heritage Speakers Studying Abroad and Why Does It Matter?

Details

This session focuses specifically on students raised in the U.S. with exposure to their family’s native language (“heritage speakers”) who study abroad in a country where that language is widely spoken. The experiences and needs of these heritage speakers can differ quite substantially from those of second language learners, including issues related to stigmatized features of their linguistic varieties and their identities as bilingual, bicultural individuals in the U.S. After a brief overview of the increasing population of U.S. heritage speakers studying abroad, two presenters will discuss Spanish programs and one will focus on Chinese, with the aim of maximizing study abroad benefits for this diverse population.

Chair: Kim Potowski, University of Illinois at Chicago

Presenters: Rachel Shively, Illinois State University
Wenhao Diao, The University of Arizona
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Global Learning and Binational Collaborative Models for the Knowledge Economy

Details

This session looks at how transformations in global markets and new technologies are giving birth to binational learning models, and specifically, the collaboration of U.S. and Mexican institutions in creating new educational paradigms. Pima Community College (PCC) has been part of the growing economic interdependence and multidimensional integration between the U.S. and Mexico and has strengthened its relationship with local communities of Mexican origin and developed strong connections with Mexican institutions. Participants will discuss these binational collaborative efforts and discover ways to ensure successful outcomes, procure binational grants, and achieve cross-cultural learning and global solidarity in education on study abroad programs.

Chair: Ricardo Castro-Salazar, Pima Community College

Presenter: Kelley K. Merriam-Castro, The University of Arizona
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break and Poster Session
Concurrent Sessions (Group 2)
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Washington Update
Chair: Ilir Zherka, The Alliance for International Exchange
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Disability Driving Innovation: Building Accessibility into Our Design Thinking

Details

The future is accessible! That is the expectation as more people with disabilities - the world’s largest minority community - continue to enter mainstream spaces, assume leadership positions, and identify and advocate for full inclusion. Education abroad serves to create a pipeline of emerging leaders with disabilities equipped with the global competencies necessary to further social justice at a greater scale. This session will explore and demonstrate the principles of Universal Design and examine models from institutions and organizations that proactively address disability access in international education programming, from assessing accessibility at overseas sites to participant evaluation, and more.

Chair: Ashley Holben, Mobility International USA

Presenter: Susan Sygall, Mobility International USA
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A Safer Learning Experience: Combining People and Digital Technology

Details

An increase in global incidents has led to duty of care becoming a top priority for universities with students traveling abroad. Recent legal cases involving student safety, such as the Hotchkiss Case, have heightened awareness within the wider academic community. A lack of a travel risk management not only affects faculty and student safety, but also opens academic institutions up to legal, financial, and reputational risks. After this session, the audience will walk away with best practices to better protect their students.

Chair: John O'Sullivan, Key Travel

Presenters: Bill Bull, CIEE
George Shaw, International Location Safety
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Making the Popular Provocative

Details

Why does the rhetoric in education abroad increasingly vilify popular destinations and the students who choose them? Locations with an established profile, perceived familiarity, and allure present unique challenges in terms of student expectations, curriculum, and program design. Rather than discount or write off such destinations, educators should challenge themselves to create innovative and provocative programs that challenge students, subvert assumptions, and deny cursory experiences. The University of Minnesota programs in Dublin and Florence seek to engage with and interrogate the popular appeal of the locations while simultaneously challenging stereotypes and notions of educational tourism and travel. Presenters will discuss the process of developing these programs and share lessons learned along the way.

Chair: Martha Johnson, University of Minnesota

Presenters: Seona Macreamoin, University of Minnesota
Mariarosa Mettifogo, ACCENT
Concurrent Sessions (Group 3)
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Immersion Technologies (AR/VR/MR) as a Translator: Developing Global Citizens for Education and Industry

Details

This session illuminates the extensive range of networking opportunities that immersion-based educational environments provide. Educational exchange programs offer portals between worlds by facilitating further opportunities for translation. Utilizing emerging technologies (such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR)) within cultural exchange programs enhances capabilities for connecting cultures around the globe, changing how technology reaches people. This session will link students, teachers, and administrators within ecosystems of global communities, universities, and industries through a range of immersion-driven topics. Participants can expect live demos using VR and AR technologies, Immersive Pedagogical Strategies, DIY Interdisciplinary Research Cultures, Pragmatic Budgeting Approaches, and more.

Chair: Christopher Willey, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Presenters: Emily Berens, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Shi Qi, Hubei University of Technology (China)
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Swiped Out II: More Implications of Dating App Use by Students Abroad and What to Do About it

Details

As evidenced by our 2017 session, many program leaders, advisors, and site directors feel ill-informed about the ramifications of students' use of dating apps while abroad and ill-equipped to address the challenges and uncertainty this phenomenon presents. Our findings also called into question some assumptions about how and why students use dating apps while abroad. For this sequel session, we will build on our original research, presenting more qualitative data, including case studies. Through discussion, we will more deeply explore student motivations and the effects of dating app use while abroad, as well as examine new trends and latest best practices.

Chair: Justin Kader, Gustavus Adolphus College

Presenters: Deirdre Opp, University of Minnesota
Monica Schechter, California Polytechnic State University
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Leveraging Technology for Accessibility: Study Abroad for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Details

Universities and third-party providers consistently list making study abroad more inclusive and accessible as one of their top priorities. As a community, we are making great strides when it comes to certain minorities and special interest groups. However, en bloc, study abroad programs are still largely inaccessible to deaf and hard of hearing (deaf/hoh) students. How can we leverage technological and legal resources - in both the U.S. and host country - to support deaf/hoh students abroad? Participants attending this session will leave with the ability to advise deaf/hoh students on their journey abroad and ensure programs are adequately adjusted to meet their needs.

Chair: Becca AbuRakia-Einhorn, Gallaudet University

Presenters: Michelle Morris, Howard University
Alícia Sort, Barcelona Deaf Author and Artist
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Empowering our Educators: Active Learning Strategies in the Study Abroad Classroom

Details

For faculty across the globe, new pedagogies are both exciting and intimidating. Instructional innovations such as live polling, flipped lectures, backward design, and peer learning are well-suited for globally-mobile and tech-savvy Generation Z students, yet professors rarely have the opportunity to experiment with these techniques in order to determine which may best support their course goals. This session will serve as a professional development opportunity for study abroad instructors and provide dedicated time for practicing active learning strategies, thereby empowering educators to use these tools in their own classrooms.

Chair: Alexandra L. Wood, CIEE

Presenters: Christian A. Bracho, University of La Verne
Andrés Tabárez, CIEE
Concurrent Sessions (Group 4)
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Three Disciplines, Two Universities, One Program: Innovative Approaches to Integrated Design

Details

This session explores the educational benefits of a transdisciplinary approach within student cohort and curriculum for study abroad. Through a partnership with faculty from the University of South Florida College of Public Health and College of Nursing, University of Exeter Medical School in England, and CIEE, an innovative model was developed to encompass a global approach from pre-departure, to onsite experience, to post-program student reflections. Essentially, this program expanded the timeframe for international exchange beyond in-country experiences to encompass active learning as a holistic process before, during, and after departure.

Chair: Deidre Orriola, University of South Florida

Presenters: Bri Dostie, CIEE
Joanne Thacker, University of Exeter
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Articulating Values to Guide Programming Development and Selection for High Impact Experiences Abroad

Details

This session offers an overview of the theoretical importance of establishing values for study abroad programs, as well as specific applications of the discernment process. You will learn how to use these values to drive program curriculum development and strategies for effective marketing and recruitment.

Chair: Megan Lee, GoAbroad

Presenters: Chelsea Kindred, Academic Programs International
Sarah O'Donnell, Colorado State University
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Intentionally Global: An Avenue to Critique Global Citizenship Through Intentional Connections Between the Core Curriculum and Study Abroad

Details

How can we foster a critical understanding of global citizenship through intentional and scaffolded courses in the core curriculum and study abroad offices? In this session we will offer an outline of the Elon model, which seeks to foster critical examination of the meaning and role of Global Citizens in the interdisciplinary first year seminar, through study abroad courses (one of 5 Experiential Learning experiences), and finally in the Core Capstone taken during their third or fourth year of study.

Chair: Amy Johnson, Elon University

Presenters: Evan Gatti, Elon University
Matthew Buckmaster, Elon University
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Technology Culture Shock: Generation Z Students' Experience with a Host Country’s Technology Deficit

Details

How are we, as study abroad professionals, preparing students to study in non-traditional locations with less-developed technological access? Join us and learn about the phenomenon of “technology culture shock” as it relates to Gen Z - often referred to as the generation that is “all technology all the time.” We will first examine Gen Z’s use of technology abroad, and then outline opportunities for study abroad professionals to better prepare and manage the expectations of these students as they pursue international education in countries that have technological challenges.

Chair: Moriah Maron, CIEE

Presenters: Kwasi Gyasi-Gyamerah, CIEE
Cassandra Napolitano, Clark University
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet CIEE Reception (offsite)
Transportation will be provided; all attendees are welcome

Friday, November 9

Time
Event / Session
Chair / Presenters
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Welcome Desk
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Group 5)
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Cultivating Global Citizenship Through the COIL Model

Details

We can only truly understand and solve the global issues of the day by directly interacting with others around the globe by taking advantage of the digital age. This session aims to transfer to the participants the knowledge, experience, methods, and skills (KEMS) about the Collaborative Online International-Learning (COIL) model through our experiential learning from the case study of the “Global Debates” program between the University of North Carolina Asheville, Future University in Egypt, and University of Washington Bothell. In the project, through a combination of online discussions, live video-conferencing, and student-produced videos, students engage across classrooms in mixed global teams, developing their skills in cross-cultural collaboration and problem solving.

Chair: Greg Tuke, University of Washington Bothell

Presenters: Sonia Kapur, University of North Carolina Asheville
Karim Ashour, Future University in Egypt
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Tracking Sojourners’ Emotional Ups and Downs During a Short-Term Language Immersion Program

Details

Research of student intercultural engagement has focused primarily on translingual and transcultural acquisition; far less attention has been paid to sojourners’ emotional experiences in unfamiliar lingual environments. This presentation will document our use of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Mood Meter app to examine an eight-week, team-taught course in Spanish language and culture in Bilbao, Spain. We will present the emotional meter data, how emotions are associated with intercultural experiences, and document the relationship between day-to-day experiences and long-term change.

Chair: David Livert, Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley

Presenter: Ame Cividanes, Yale University
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Crossing Borders: Multidisciplinary Perspectives in International Studies

Details

This session presents a strategy for integrating multiple disciplinary perspectives into the international studies curriculum. It follows the model introduced in Crossing Borders: International Studies for the 21st Century (Harry I. Chernotsky and Heidi H. Hobbs, CQ Press, SAGE Publications, 2018, 3rd edition). It suggests four analytical themes that might frame the curriculum and ways to apply them through case briefs. It also features a group activity, Our Global Village, that emphasizes the idea of global citizenship. The session offers a blend of substantive material and hands-on guidance and speaks directly to the challenge of encouraging collaborations between international offices and faculty engaged in campus internationalization initiatives.

Chair: Joel A. Gallegos, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Presenter: Harry I. Chernotsky, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break and Poster Fair
Concurrent Sessions (Group 6)
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lessons Learned: A Critical Inquiry of Study Abroad

Details

In this session, we’ll problematize processes and outcomes related to the experience of planning a study abroad program (Saldaña, 2012) to increase student consciousness about the impact of their travel on the host country. Participants will discover ways to create programs where students critically analyze their experiences in a relevant and meaningful way; one that leads to increased understanding of the self (as an individual and representative of their societies) and “Others” (Delpit, 2006).

Chair: Marga Madhuri, University of La Verne

Presenters: Justi Saldaña, University of La Verne
Amber Bechard, University of La Verne
N. Bruce Walton, University of La Verne
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Internships in the Digital Age: Maximizing the Experience Through Online Learning

Details

This session is for study abroad administrators seeking to add an academic component to their global internship programs, potentially through online or hybrid delivery. Global internships are a popular way to help students prepare for the changing world of work. Using CIEE and University of California Berkeley’s Global Internship programs as case studies, we will explore how to add an academic component to internships to support students’ learning while giving them the opportunity to receive academic credit and financial aid.

Chair: Ryan Richards, CIEE

Presenters: June Nobbe, University of Minnesota
Stephanie Levy, CIEE/AIC-Berlin
Darin Menlove, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Russo, University of California, Berkeley
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Four Approaches to Internationalizing Curricula: Artistic Engagement, Paired Study, Site Specificity, and Residency Programs

Details

This panel offers multiple strategies, through varied disciplines, for expanding international education on campuses. Helen Myers (Dance) will discuss the value of “bringing the world to campus” with invited global artists and scholars. Carmen S. Rivera (World Languages) will present a strategy that prepares students for study abroad using preliminary “mini courses.” Jeanette McVicker (English) will explain how she “mapped” London to highlight critical locations that would serve as the backdrop for exploring literary and national identity. Paul Murphy (Music) will offer a model for international education centered on direct, extended engagement with persons from less-developed locations.

Chair: Helen Myers, Salisbury University

Presenters: Carmen S. Rivera, State University of New York at Fredonia
Jeanette McVicker, State University of New York at Fredonia
Paul Murphy, Muhlenberg College
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Annual Luncheon Plenary
Concurrent Sessions (Group 7)
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Attitudes Towards Policing in U.S. International Education

Details

The pertinent and sensitive challenges of policing are concurrently global and local for many students, requiring study abroad leaders to consider student demographic and subjective position when choosing a study abroad location. Join us as we examine actual study abroad programs in London, Belfast, and Cape Town and show how an interdisciplinary focus on policing connects studies of peace and conflict, global citizenship, and social justice. We’ll also review how policing provides an insightful reflective learning opportunity whereby minority and majority demographic students can draw critical and nuanced parallels between policing in the UK, policing in South Africa, and policing in the U.S.

Chair: Ray Casserly, CIEE

Presenters: Keshia Abraham, CIEE
Quinton Redcliffe, CIEE
Peiré Wilson, City University of New York, City College
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Meaningful Words, Meaningful Experiences: Using Student Reflections to Empower Students Abroad

Details

This session will focus on how our assessment of student experiences abroad has evolved from a narrative-driven, subjectively assessed reflective process to a hybrid that entails both subjective assessment and objective analysis of textual emphasis and trends. This novel approach enables us to promote meaningful student reflection, while using systemic analysis to create a feedback loop that will continue to enhance our students' experiences abroad.

Chair: Mark Rush, Washington and Lee University

Presenters: Cindy Irby, Washington and Lee University
Peter Grajzl, Washington and Lee University
Kristy Crickenberger, Washington and Lee University
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Inclusive Membership: Increasing Global Learning Experiences for Underrepresented Students

Details

Study abroad provides an opportunity for self-exploration and intercultural awareness. Navigating a new environment and experiencing a new culture fosters a sense of globalization and a love for travel. Unfortunately, many minority students have only a passing knowledge of other cultures based on direct contact, while their counterparts immerse themselves in other languages and cultures through study abroad programs. This session will provide innovative ways to create a more inclusive environment in order to increase the number of underrepresented students that engage in study abroad.

Chair: Vivan Shannon-Ramsey, Salisbury University

Presenters: Makeba Green, Bowie State University
Carl Algood, Bowie State University
Concurrent Sessions (Group 8)
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Maximizing Student Success: Leaning into Undergraduate Internship Challenges

Details

The question is not if an undergraduate student will encounter a challenge in an internship placement, but rather how they will lean into that adaptive trial where there are no easy answers. This session will focus on a successful partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Academic Internship Council where students enroll in an 8-week, 3-credit course that includes a 6-week internship in NYC. This innovative program model leverages technology platforms such as Moodle, Flipgrid, and online discussion forums to support students in pre-departure expectation setting, onsite challenges, as well as unpacking the experience following their return to campus.

Chair: Anna Krishtal, CIEE/AIC-New York

Presenters: June Nobbe, University of Minnesota
Elaine Zhang, University of Minnesota
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Decentering the Academy in International Service-Learning: Toward Community-Community Engagement

Details

In recent years, there has arisen a rich literature of ethical inquiries about service-learning as practiced in international contexts. A relatively underexplored area has been the practice of transnational service-learning: programs in which students engage in comparative service-learning with domestic and international community partners within the same program. In this panel, three representatives from the University of Michigan will present an experimental approach to transnational service-learning, co-located in Detroit, Michigan and Ishinomaki, Japan.

Chair: Brad Hammond, University of Michigan

Presenters: Michael S. Jordan, University of Michigan
Nick Tobier, University of Michigan
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Service Learning or Learning to Serve? Maximizing Student Efficacy During Short-Term International Service Projects

Details

Through Tulane University’s Altman Program in International Studies and Business, students earn degrees in both liberal arts and business, gain professional-level fluency in a foreign language, and undertake two study abroad experiences. A cornerstone experience of the Altman Program is month-long study abroad in Hanoi, Vietnam, which includes a short-term service experience in remote Mai Chau. In this session, we’ll use this service project as a case study to better equip study abroad directors with the tools necessary to maximize student efficacy, enhance intra- and interpersonal benefits, and encourage student adaptability and team-based collaboration during short-term international service projects.

Chair: M. Casey Love, Tulane University

Presenter: Myke Yest, Tulane University
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Annual Conference Reception (offsite)
Transportation will be provided; all attendees are welcome

Saturday, November 10

Time
Event / Session
Chair / Presenters
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration and Welcome Desk
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CIEE Breakfast
Concurrent Sessions (Group 9)
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Guiding Site Visits Abroad: Strategies for Exploring Power and Privilege and Increasing Cultural Competency

Details

The emerging trend to internationalize the curriculum and produce “global citizens” has placed great emphasis on developing our students’ intercultural competence. In the field of study abroad, this often means shifting perspectives between U.S. and host country “national” cultural frameworks. Join us as we explore ways to help students reflect on their cultural communities and power and privilege vis a vis their host communities by applying techniques of ethnography and cultural studies.

Chair: Annie Gibson, Tulane University

Presenter: Sean McIntyre, CIEE
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Making It Real: Improving Outcomes with Flipped Experiential Learning

Details

How can professors help college students become co-producers of their own learning experience, to not only deepen understanding of course materials, but to hone critical thinking and sharpen skills employers want? Furthermore, how can academic technology further enhance education to promote multinational experiential learning opportunities? In this session, participants will look at a UK-Italy cross-border module designed for an elective in CAPA and the University of Pittsburgh’s Global Business Institute, and discover how this innovative exercise interweaves traditional teaching methods with technology-assisted simulation, so students can step into the role of business professional and collaborate with colleagues across borders.

Chair: Kristin Dean, CAPA The Global Education Network

Presenters: Denise Blunn, CAPA The Global Education Network
Massimo Rosati, CAPA The Global Education Network
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Compassion in the Study Abroad Curriculum

Details

This session focuses on the role of compassion in study abroad. First, we’ll offer a working definition of compassion that lends itself to the design and delivery of curriculum. Once we have a clear understanding of the transformative potential of compassion as a skill to be developed and practiced in intentionally designed, experiential learning, we’ll discuss templates for embedding compassion-focused learning in study abroad before, during, and after the study abroad experience. Finally, we’ll offer frameworks for conducting compassion-learning activities both in person and online, and rubrics for assessing student work.

Chair: Benjamin Rifkin, Hofstra University

Presenters: Uli Leibrecht, CEPA Study Abroad
Laura Martin, Hofstra University
Jon Stauff, Monmouth University
Concurrent Sessions (Group 10)
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rethinking Diversity in Education Abroad in a Data-Driven Age

Details

In spite of institutional and governmental campaigns, the international education community struggles to achieve even representative participation in global programming. In this session, we will make the case that in order to grow and diversify participation in education abroad, offices need to use data to rethink their relationship with students and their role within the academic institution.

Chair: Samantha Martin, Via TRM

Presenter: Leeanne Dunsmore, University of Maryland
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Reorienting Orientation: Utilizing Online Platforms to Transform Orientation for Today’s Student

Details

Preparing students to go abroad is a regular rite of passage for study abroad offices, but our content and delivery must align with the way today's students consume information. In this session we’ll look at the ways study abroad offices engage increasingly diverse Gen Z, smartphone-savvy, hashtag-happy students. In addition, we’ll discuss innovative uses of online learning platforms that can help study abroad offices better adapt to an evolving higher education landscape and allow students to self-pace their information exploration. This session challenges the way we think about pre-departure orientation, uses a design thinking approach to identify student needs, and provides a framework to "upload" your orientation into the #digitalage.

Chair: Miko McFarland, University of Kentucky

Presenter: Molly McMahon, University of Kentucky
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bridging the “African Diasporic Divide” in the Digital Age

Details

Digital interfaces are challenging geopolitical boundaries. How can we leverage these digital resources to address “Diaspora Divide” and the ways in which Black people and the African Diaspora remain disconnected? Historically divided by colonialism and slavery, Black diasporic groups have further embraced these multilayered divisions in contemporary times. This panel features scholar-practitioners committed to helping educators learn about diasporic communities. With the help of experts in African diasporic education and international education peers, participants will identify ways to implement and sustain culturally responsive practices in schools and develop strategies for making today’s classrooms inclusive and globally aware spaces.

Chair: Janet Awokoya, JTA Consulting Group, LLC

Presenters: Sydney Y. Rucker, Indiana University
Serigne Ndiaye, CIEE
Chonika Coleman-King, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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