Xavier University
2011 - 2012 
Faculty Learning Community
Description and Member Application


FLC Topic: Initiating and Facilitating International Experiences for Students

The FLC on initiating and facilitating international experiences for students is comprised of 14 members participating in a year-long discussion on integrating an international focus into course content and program goals. Meetings will include guest speakers, scholarly readings, and a consideration of key topics regarding internationalizing curriculum: interdisciplinary, global and experiential learning opportunities, pedagogical models, the incorporation of technology, collaboration across disciplines, global and language connections and study abroad components. Members come from multiple departments across the university, and previous experience with the topic is neither required nor expected. The completion of a course-related project during the year, integrating (or reassessing one?s current use of) one or more strategies for curricular internationalization in their courses is expected. Additionally, FLC members will share results with their departments and the university community. This FLC has been developed as Xavier University expands its interest in the international realm with the creation of the Center for International Education.

FLC Members

Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco (Modern Languages) FLC co-facilitator
Mee-Shew Cheung (Marketing)
Paul Colella (Philosophy)
Michael Goldweber (Computer Science)
Morten Kristiansen (Music)
Hilreth Lanig (Nursing)
Julie Kugler-Ackley (Montessori)
Jean Lim (Theology)
Gina Lofquist (Montessori)
Margaret McDiarmid (Modern Languages) FLC co-facilitator
Julia O'Hara (History)
Carol Scheerer (Occupational Therapy)
Erick Urbaniak (Modern Languages)
Debra VanKuiken (Nursing)

Questions?

Feel free to contact the FLC facilitators about this particular FLC:

Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco (Modern Languages)                  ceo-difr@xavier.edu
Margaret McDiarmid (Modern Languages)                       mcdiarmi@xavier.edu

For general questions about FLCs, please see the CTE website or contact:
David Mengel, faculty director of the CTE
mengel@xavier.edu


Membership application - initial deadline: May 13, 2011