Under Construction: A Global Studies Panel for Faculty Academy

In a recent brainstorming session for a panel on global studies that we’re organizing for UMW’s upcoming Faculty Academy, Joe Calpin tossed out a simple question, namely “How can we bring what’s happening over there over here?”

Deceptively simple, this question seems the perfect starting point and will be the focus for our panel discussion. We’re interested in exchanging ideas about digital resources, methods of approach, curriculum development, and more.

Some starting questions:

– What digital resources have we found for global studies — and for studies (sometimes phrased, albeit awkwardly, as “glocal”) that link our own sites and economies of being to the world beyond —  whether in the social sciences, humanities, language study, environmental sciences, or other fields of inquiry…?

– In what ways can we use these resources? E.g., as elements of curriculum, for research (undergrad and beyond), global networking, others? Methods of approach?

– Are there particular challenges that we encounter in the use of these tools? Ways to identify, address, and/or make those challenges part of the project itself?

– Where do we go next?

If you’re interested in learning more or joining the discussion at next week’s event, feel free to drop me a line: sfernseb [at] umw [dot] edu.

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