Summit on Global Learning: Mapping Strategic Directions & Opportunities

On March 29th, 2016, NC State administrators, faculty, advisers, and staff attended the summit to weigh-in on the global perspectives and potential career successes for students. Presentations and materials are available below.

Event Photos

Concurrent Sessions
ACE Global Learning Definition
ACE Student Learning Outcomes Exercise
GEP Co-requisites
Discussion Questions for Colleges
DASA Strategic Plan Co-Curricular Transcript
At Home in the World Vision and Mission
Study Abroad Enrollment Data Reports (overall and individual college level)

Ingrid Schmidt, Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of Study Abroad [Powerpoint]

First Plenary
Anita Vila-Parrish, Teaching Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering [Powerpoint] [Journal Article]

Second Plenary
Katie Koffman and Kasey Harris, Global Perspectives Certificate Coordinators [Powerpoint]

Session One (11:30-12:15)

Curricular Internationalization, and Curriculum Integration (Duke Energy Hall)

  • Curriculum Integration for study abroad: identifying and developing well-matched programs
    • Julia Kisner Law, Associate Director for Curriculum Integration, Study Abroad Office [Weblink]
    • Liz Moran, Director of Advising and Admissions, College of Textiles
  • Internationalizing existing degree curricula
    • Lori Unruh Snyder, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator, Crop Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • Developing International Cultural Competency: enhancing students’ learning pre- and post-study abroad
    • Seth Murray, Teaching Associate Professor and Director of the Program in International Studies, College of Humanities & Social Sciences [Powerpoint]

Assessment and outcomes research (Room 4106)

  • Results from university-wide student and alumni surveys
  • Faculty research on global learning outcomes
    • Art Rice, Interim Dean, College of Design [Powerpoint]
    • Kwesi Craig Brookins, Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Funding for students and faculty (Room 4105)

  • Funding for students going abroad: financial aid, scholarships, fundraising
    • Tara Micgiel, Assistant Director of Scholarships & Financial Aid, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid [Powerpoint]
  • Funding for faculty: Seed grants, Fulbright grants, and other resources

Session Two (12:45-1:30)

Strategic planning (Duke Energy Hall)

  • Sample approaches to strategic planning
    • Andy Stringer, Director of Global Health Education, College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Rob Sandruck, Director of International Programs, Poole College of Management [Powerpoint]
  • Proposing a faculty-led study abroad program or a strategic university partnership: basic steps and selection criteria

Student research & internships abroad (Room 4106)

  • Credit-bearing internship opportunities
    • Sean Addley, International Programs Coordinator, College of Design + Study Abroad Office
  • Incorporating a research component into study abroad programs
    • Vicki Martin, Assistant Dean of Research and Professor of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences
  • Independent research abroad
    • Judy Day, Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Research [Powerpoint]

On-campus and co-curricular engagement (Room 4105)

  • On-campus opportunities through the Cultural Exchange Network (CENet)
    • Becky Cibulskis, CENet Coordinator, Global Training Initiative [Powerpoint]
      GTI’s Cultural Exchange Network (CENet) brings together international and domestic NC State students for social, academic and service activities.
      These high-impact co-curricular activities allow students to learn about various global perspectives on important global topics. We promote diversity at the university and strive to offer events relevant to undergraduate and graduate students in each of the colleges. As the Global Gateway at NC State, CENet seeks to foster global learning and international friendships by allowing local students to explore the world from home and exposing international students to local North Carolina culture.
      For more information about opportunities for partnership or promotion, please contact the CENet Coordinator at the Global Training Initiative: Becky Cibulskis (
  • International students as an on-campus resource
    • Elizabeth James, Director, Office of International Services
  • Alternative Service Break abroad
    • Adam Culley, Assistant Director, Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service