Forum on Internationalizing the Curriculum

The UW-Madison Teaching Academy and the Division of International Studies collaborated to internationalize the UW–Madison curriculum. In an effort to deepen the conversation on internationalization, the Division co-sponsored the Teaching Academy Winter Retreat from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on January 14, 2010 in 2120 Grainger Hall.

This winter’s theme was Internationalizing the Curriculum – View the Winter Retreat 2010 Agenda

There was a cross-campus conversation about what ‘internationalizing the curriculum’ means and it might look like in different disciplinary contexts.  We do not advocate a one-size-fits-all approach, but instead offered a forum for exploration of shared aims and interests.

A faculty panel discussed ‘internationalizing the curriculum’ from their own disciplinary contexts, raising questions as well as describing approaches.

Speakers included:
– Aaron Brower, UW-Madison Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning
– Gene Allen, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Distinguished Teaching Professor (semi-retired) and Former Dean, Associate Vice President, Vice President and Provost

An International Resource Fair completed the half-day retreat.  It was designed to showcase the extraordinary expertise and experience in international issues on campus.  Resources that can be used to promote this conversation, provide support, and partner with faculty and administrators to engage this issue going forward will be highlighted.