Past Programs & Resources

Writing Across Borders
Tuesday, September 16, 1:00-2:00
Lower Evans

The first "CTL Third Tuesday" event of the fall semester from the Center for Teaching and Learning will start our discussion on the global aspect of Summit by featuring a documentary project from Oregon State University about helping faculty to work more productively with international students in writing environments. In the film, Writing Across Borders, students from a broad array of countries and cultures talk about adapting to writing assignments, requirements, rhetorical styles, and teachers' expectations in US colleges and universities, and instructors offer advice on helping international students make these adaptations to do their best work. A screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion with Mina Ivanova, coordinator of the Center for Writing and Speaking, Jennifer Lund, director of the Office of International Education, and several international students. Please feel free to bring your lunch down to Lower Evans. The video will start promptly at 1:00 but may also be viewed in three parts on YouTube [Link]

Co-sponsored by the Center for Writing and Speaking and the Office of International Education

Considering a New Paradign for Global Learning
Wednesday, November 5, 5:30-8:00
Lower Evans

What does Agnes Scott mean by global learning? What kind of global learning are we looking to promote in our curriculum and co-curriculum, especially as we factor for our growing commitment to global women's leadership and study abroad/away options for all of our students? Please join us on Wednesday, November 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 in Lower Evans A&B, for an evening of dining and conversation when the Center for Teaching and Learning hosts Dr. Tammy Birk, Assistant Professor and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Otterbein University. Dr. Birk will lead a conversation addressing these questions, as well as describe a conceptual framework that might support more aspirational forms of global learning at Agnes Scott in a talk about "Considering a New Paradigm for Global Learning". She was instrumental in assisting Otterbein to develop and implement a global learning initiative, which she will offer as one model for consideration. She has spoken at many conferences about the conceptual framework that can guide work in global learning, and the motives and ambitions that compel faculty to advocate for global priorities in the first place.