Are we all on board with Global Learning?

The AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities) featured a short article on Global Learning in a recent issue of their online publication, Diversity and Democracy. Before introducing a Global Learning rubric, the authors pose these thoughtful questions:

  • What is global learning, and how can our institution build consensus around it?
  • What are the outcomes of global learning, and what knowledge, skills, and capacities are needed to ensure that students achieve those outcomes?
  • Is our institution effectively infusing global learning into the curriculum and cocurriculum?
  • Are our students successfully acquiring the aforementioned knowledge, skills, and capacities?

Check out the article and other resources on global learning from the site.  Please comment to share any material  you find interesting!

Making your research paper discoverable: title plays the winning trick

Here’s a worthwhile piece by engineering professor and blogger Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, including some information about how titles are used in digital libraries. Kumar makes this suggestion about how to draft an effective title:

To choose a title, I usually summarize the main theme of my paper in a few sentences. I then choose the most important words of this summary and put them in a proper order.

Read more here.