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MGF faculty workshop on globalization: Building On what You Have: Conditions for Integrated and Outcome-based Approach to Internationalization.

Friday, Oct, 23 2015 — 12:00 PM
At: McClurg Dining Hall in Rooms 206A, B, and C

Dr. Togunde

The Mellon Globalization Forum and Center for Teaching invite Sewanee faculty and administrators to a workshop on globalization issues in higher education, moderated by Dr. ‘Dimeji Togunde, the Inaugural Associate Provost for Global Education and Professor of International Studies at Spelman College. The workshop is titled “Building On what You Have: Conditions for Integrated and Outcome-based Approach to Internationalization.”


The event will take place on Friday, October 23, 2015, at McClurg (conference rooms A, B, and C upstairs). Free lunch will be served from 12-12:30 p.m. and the workshop proper will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.


Promoting Campus Internationalization has been recognized as a cornerstone of higher education, especially, since we live in the era of globalization, where nations are interconnected and interdependent. While internationalization aims at enhancing students’ knowledge of global issues; developing their interest in becoming civically engaged and socially responsible for local and global communities; providing students with the skills they will need to navigate the diverse global cultural landscapes; and to be successful as global leaders, most institutions face myriad challenges in their attempt to internationalize their campuses.  This workshop will discuss those challenges, including “random acts of internationalization” that is pervasive in higher institutions. Participants will gain knowledge of principles of successful and integrated internationalization as well as practical assessment techniques, monitoring and evaluation.


Dr. ‘Dimeji Togunde is the Inaugural Associate Provost for Global Education and Professor of International Studies at Spelman College, where he provides senior leadership for the College’s comprehensive and integrated internationalization agenda. In addition, he is responsible for the implementation of the College’s Strategic Planning and its Quality Enhancement Plan, known as Spelman Going Global!He also leads the assessment of the College’s global travel programs, internationalization of the curriculum, and building of strategic partnership agreements aimed at enhancing faculty and students’ research, students’ international internship and service learning, and study abroad opportunities. He oversees the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange, Cultural Orientation program, International Affairs Center, International Student Services, Global STEM Program, and all faculty-led study abroad programs. A strong advocate for Campus internationalization, Dr. Togunde has served as reviewer and consultant on international initiatives and has presented papers at many international education forums. Prior to joining Spelman College in 2011, he held the John S. Ludington Trustees’ Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences as professor of sociology at Albion College, Michigan, where he provided leadership in developing the College’s global initiatives and served as Chair of the Global Studies Curriculum Committee. He earned his doctorate degree in Development Sociology from Cornell University.


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