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Curriculum Internationalization: A Transformative Institutional Approach to Global Learning - (WS37)

Tuesday, May 29
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PCC, Room 113B

Member Fee: $299.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00 | Student Pricing: $99.00

Internationalizing the curriculum requires institutions to consider where global learning fits across the student life cycle, in the classroom and beyond. Explore key questions on how institutions can approach this transformative process within specific units and institutional structures.

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Hilary E. Kahn, PhD

Assistant Dean/Director
Indiana University School of Global and International Studies

Hilary E. Kahn is the assistant dean of international education and global initiatives at the School of Global and International Studies and the director of the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University. She is also the director of the PhD minor in global studies and faculty in International Studies. She leads the Framing the Global Research and Publication Project and the Indiana Language Roadmap initiative and coordinates professional development workshops and consults on curriculum and comprehensive internationalization at IU and elsewhere. In addition to international education, her areas of expertise include visual ethnography, global learning, human rights and the arts, Latin America, and the politics of representing culture. Hilary has a doctorate in anthropology from University of Buffalo and she is currently president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).


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Dawn Michele Whitehead, PhD

Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change
Association of American Colleges and Universities

Dawn Michele Whitehead is the Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change at the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC. At AAC&U, Whitehead's work focuses on advancing practices, strategies, and projects for integrative global learning across the undergraduate curriculum. Her work focuses on integrated global learning with an emphasis on thematic local and international educational experiences that provide students with globalized learning opportunities throughout their educational experiences to prepare them to function and thrive in the modern world. She has also worked on projects that have integrated high impact practices across general education and the majors to provide students with consistent, high-quality liberal learning and has been engaged in global learning and global service learning program and course development. At the heart of her work is the concept of inclusive excellence to ensure all students have access to high-quality global learning experiences. She has written articles and presented nationally and internationally on global learning and global service learning, and facilitated grant-funded projects to advance student success through curricular change.

Prior to her work at AAC&U, Whitehead served as the Director of Curriculum Internationalization at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where she also served as a faculty director and/or an instructor for global service learning programs in East Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, taught Global and International Studies courses in the United States, abroad, and through real time videoconferencing, and facilitated the development of international partnerships, internationalized curriculum, and global service learning. Whitehead earned her Ph.D. in Education Policy Studies with a doctoral minor in International and Comparative Education and a concentration in African Studies and her master's degree in International and Comparative Education at Indiana University Bloomington.


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Susan Buck Sutton, PhD

Consultant for Global Learning & Collaboration

Susan Buck Sutton serves as an independent consultant on global learning and engagement in higher education, after 40 years as faculty member and chief international administrator at two institutions. Most recently she was Senior Advisor for International Initiatives in the Office of the President, Bryn Mawr College. Prior to that, she was Associate Vice President of International Affairs and Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology (now Emerita for both) at Indiana University. At IU, Sutton led the internationalization of its urban campus, IUPUI, through a philosophy of international collaboration, honored with the 2009 Andrew Heiskell Award from IIE and 2011 Senator Paul Simon Award from NAFSA.
Sutton has been President of AIEA, Chair of NAFSA’s International Education Leadership section, and active in initiatives at IIE, American Council on Education, American Association of Colleges & Universities, Forum on Education Abroad, American Anthropological Association, Modern Greek Studies Association, U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation, and others. She has published 5 books and 70+ articles, and given numerous presentations and workshops, both in the U.S. and elsewhere, on the changing nature of internationalization, strategic planning, institutional partnerships, study abroad, curriculum internationalization, and international service learning.


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