Hilary Landorf is founding Director of the Office
of Global Learning Initiatives at Florida International
Stephanie Doscher is founding Associate Director of Florida International UniversityaEURO (TM)s Office of Global Learning Initiatives. She also serves as Program Evaluator for the universityaEURO (TM)s Title VI-funded Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean National Resource Center.
Jaffus Hardrick is Vice Provost of Student Access and Success and Vice President for Human Resources at Florida International University.
"Making Global Learning Universal, a case study of education
reform, focuses on the process of integrating global learning into
the curriculum and co-curriculum. It's primarily about
undergraduates and student learning...[an] ambitious book, drawing
larger lessons for (and about) higher education from a relatively
limited empirical base. As participants in the international
education community, where there is now great interest in the
concept of global citizenship, the authors have designed this book
to present FIU's model in a way that can 'make it replicable
through customization'--so the reader can 'translate, not transfer'
the initiative to his or her own 'unique context'.Making Global
Learning Universal gives us a vision of what a thoroughgoing effort
to integrate the global agenda into undergraduate education can
involve."--Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
From the Foreword
"It's almost impossible to dislodge a strong, long-held belief, however much the facts contradict it. This has been the case with default thinking about how to instill college students with a global consciousness and a more expansive understanding of individuals' and nations' responsibilities within a global ecology. For decades, the autopilot response has been 'study abroad.' Making Global Learning Universal: Promoting Inclusion and Success for All Students disrupts those assumptions and offers an alternative that is now institutionalized at Florida International University. In FIU's educational design for universal global learning, students can achieve global learning without a passport. It's a blueprint that relies on moving minds, not bodies.
[This book] records a remarkable institutional venture, provides extraordinary vision, and bolsters the reluctant to not hold back. The authors offer contemporary theories that undergird this new conception of global learning, the engagement with diversity as foundational, the nuts and bolts of how they proceeded and where they stumbled, the strategies that involved 1200 faculty in 97 different professional development opportunities, and the leadership and infrastructure that have been critical to sustaining momentum. This book has redrawn the map for global learning. The authors not only recognize that the world is not flat, but they reveal that it can be seen, understood, experienced, and engaged with right here on American soil."--Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives "AAC&U "