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Monday, October 30
 

7:45am CDT

Continental Breakfast
Monday October 30, 2017 7:45am - 8:45am CDT
Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

7:45am CDT

Registration
Registration will be at Venue SIX10 at the Spertus Institute (610 S. Michigan Ave) from 7:45 am to 10:15 am on Monday and Tuesday. For attendees who need to register later in the day, registration will be available at the conference center at 525 S. State St.

Monday October 30, 2017 7:45am - 10:15am CDT
Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

8:45am CDT

Keynote: The Political Landscape and Cultural Relevance of Virtual Exchange in an Era of Emerging Nationalisms
Location: Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute 
Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Executive Director of the Stevens Initiative, and Daniel Obst, President and Chief Executive Officer at AFS Intercultural Programs, are teaming up to offer stimulating perspectives on the current state of virtual exchange/COIL. The presenters will frame the impact of the COIL pedagogy on international education in today’s challenging global political environment.

Speakers
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Mohamed Abdel-Kader

Executive Director, Stevens Initiative
Mohamed Abdel-Kader is Executive Director of the Stevens Initiative. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the International and Foreign Language Division at the Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. He was previously Director of Development for... Read More →
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GianMario Besana

Associate Provost for Global Engagement And Online Learning, DePaul University
GianMario Besana is the Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning at DePaul University. Under his guidance, DePaul’s faculty training program for online teaching was recognized in 2012 with the Sloan-C award for best faculty development program for online teaching... Read More →
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Daniel Obst

President, Chief Executive Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs
Daniel Obst is President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the AFS Board. Mr. Obst oversees and directs the future strategy of AFS, a global network of 59 member organizations with programs in 99 countries. As a premier nonprofit intercultural education organization, AFS educates... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am CDT
Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

11:00am CDT

Shared Session: "The Importance of Color in Communication - Physics and Communication" & "Mixing It Up—No Teaching Without Learning: Fostering Student and Faculty Intercultural Communicative Competence in an Online Environment"

Location: Loop Room
The Importance of Color in Communication - Physics and Communication
Alejandra Ortega Legaspi and Nicole Simon

When we first develop a COIL course, it means that the teachers need to combine two different courses, many times, you might think that only courses with the same content and discipline can be on the COIL program, but that is not true; in the spring of 2017, we were able to combine a science course about light and color, with a communication course about digital culture, and the results were favorable. COIL represents the combining of two different courses and cultures in a joint course or project. Communications and Physics of Light and Color were COILed to create the Importance of Color in Communications. This project merged a communication course on digital culture and the science of light and color for communications, art, and photography students. Learning about creativity and the science behind everyday scenarios helped students communicate about our world. 


Mixing It Up—No Teaching Without Learning: Fostering Student AND Faculty Intercultural Communicative Competence in an Online Environment
Marilyn Plumlee, Angela Palumbo Martin

Based on the experiences of a COIL match between SUNY international students of English as a Second Language (ESL) and an MA TESOL class of novice ESL teachers at the American University in Cairo, this session will provide attendees with (1) sample intercultural task assignments and worksheets which introduce ways of promoting a sense of community in such classes while (2) showing how to create meaningful tasks that allow for individualized growth in intercultural communicative competence. Attendees will participate in interactive session activities designed to develop intercultural communication strategies. The session will include an evaluation of the collaborative tools used.  Another theme addresses instructor professional development by (1) identifying factors leading to successful partnering and (2) suggesting intercultural competence benefits for COIL faculty over and above student learning outcomes.  Target audience: Instructors or administrators envisaging COIL partnerships encompassing broad student heterogeneity; anyone seeking to match ESL learners; and/or MA TESOL graduate students.


Speakers
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Angela Palumbo Martin

Instructor and Chair of English as a Second Language and Foreign Language, Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York
Angela Palumbo Martin is an Instructor and Chair of English as a Second Language and Foreign Languages at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York. She holds a B.A. in French from Stetson University and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts... Read More →
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Alejandra Ortega

Professor, Universidad La Salle - Mexico
Studied Communication in Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, has a master's degree in Education from Universidad La Salle, Mexico City. Since 2006 has been teaching in La Salle University, in the Communication department. Has written two books, which main themes are creativity... Read More →
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Marilyn Plumlee

Director of the M.A. TESOL program in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the American University in Cairo, The American University in Cairo
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Hawai`i. She is Director of the M.A. TESOL program in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the American University in Cairo. She brings multilingual skills and a background of working in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Asia to her first... Read More →
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Nicole Simon

Instructional Designer/STEM Faculty/Assessment Fellow, Nassau Community College
Dr. Nicole Simon teaches General Science Studies courses in the Engineering/Physics/Technology Department at Nassau Community College. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology Management and Instructional Design. Her research has focused on the uses of technology within the... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Loop Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

11:00am CDT

Drexel Global Classrooms: Innovation, Integration, and Inclusion

Location: Park/Fountain Room
Since 2013, Drexel University’s Global Classroom program has provided a collaborative online international learning (COIL) experience for over 1,500 Drexel students and students from our international partners through over 55 courses. This session will cover the history of how the Global Classroom program was developed by the senior international office, the goals and impact of COIL at Drexel for both students and faculty, and the use of interaction, innovation, and interpretation to develop global communities and bridge students from different cultural backgrounds. Two case studies from Drexel faculty across disciplines (business/entrepreneurship and language learning) will be discussed as examples of COIL course development, synthesis, and expansion. Commonalities and unique differences between the two courses will be explored, and faculty will discuss how they developed partner relationships, engaged their students in project-based learning through COIL, and will provide evidence of success and expansion. Finally, the faculty panelists will explain how they leveraged these COIL courses into research of teaching and practice.


Speakers
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Dana D'Angelo

Dana D’Angelo, MBA, is a Clinical Professor and Center for Teaching Excellence Fellow in Drexel LeBow College of Business, as well as the Associate Director in the Office of Faculty Affairs, and Visiting Lecturer at Leeds University (UK). She is a CPA and CMA. Her areas of interest... Read More →
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Mariadelaluz Matus-Mendoza

Professor, Drexel University
María de la luz Matus-Mendoza, PhD language and cultural studies educator, and sociolinguist, is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Modern Languages in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages at Drexel University. She works with migration and its effects... Read More →
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Adam Zahn

Associate Director of the Office of International Programs, Drexel University
Adam Zahn is the Associate Director of the Office of International Programs. As the Associate Director, he manages the development and implementation of OIP programs, works with faculty on new and existing international programs, facilitates the Global Engagement Scholar and Global... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Park/Fountain Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

11:00am CDT

PechaKucha Presentations I
Location: Lake Ballroom
This session includes the following four PechaKucha presentations:
  • Can You Construct a Robust COIL Assessment System Acceptable to Different Universities? A Case Study From Australia and the Netherlands
  • e-Portfolio as a Pedagogical Tool to Chronicle Cross-Cultural Experiences
  • Collaborative Work Between Canadian and Mexican Students on the Research Method Courses Project
  • Intercultural Awareness and Competence Through Data Collection and Analysis in Physics and Biology Research
Can You Construct a Robust COIL Assessment System Acceptable to Different Universities? A Case Study From Australia and the Netherlands
Dr. Paul Williams, Dr. Ivonne Dekker 

In 2017, the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in the Netherlands and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia successfully executed their first COIL project together. Each university was already committed to driving internationalization strategies within their home institution, but also wanted to focus upon the student journey towards internationalization: ultimately, for them to be able to work in professional practice in an international context. During a three-month period, teams of students worked on a well-defined process to gain an understanding of how best to market their university to the students of the other by conducting research and delivering marketing packages for use by the respective institutions. The project was formally graded at four assessment moments. Invaluable lessons were learned by staff and students involved, and the process developed now acts as a template for future projects and cooperation. This will be of interest to those developing and executing COIL projects.


e-Portfolio as a Pedagogical Tool to Chronicle Cross-Cultural Experiences

Catherine M. Roche, Mohammed Guamguami

e-Portfolios have become a valuable tool to satisfy both internal and external mandates of assessment and accountability. Since e-Portfolios apply to all disciplines affecting various stakeholders, conference attendees who are involved with cross-cultural projects, student-centered pedagogy, active learning, and assessment are invited to attend this session.  e-Portfolios are a multi-functional and high-impact practice, and their myriad applications will be explored. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their metacognitive skills through reflection and self-assessment and are able to take ownership of and responsibility for their learning. The various online platforms available for e-Portfolio creation will be included in the presentation.  Technology has no doubt erased geographical boundaries; however, COIL collaborations attempt to transcend cultural boundaries. Students in our collaboration will communicate with one another and interact on a personal level, dispelling any preconceived stereotypical notions disseminated through the media. Examples of their use of e-Portfolios in a cross-cultural venue will be examined.  Key words: assessment, e-Portfolios, cross-cultural projects, pedagogy, active learning, high-impact practice, reflection, platforms, collaboration, examples.


Collaborative Work Between Canadian and Mexican Students on the Research Method Courses Project

Lyne Marie Larocque

The Research Method in Social Science course from Vanier College, Canada, and the Scientific Research course from ITESM-Cuernavaca high school worked together during the whole semester implementing student projects by working in teams from both countries. Students did research in social sciences on the topic of their choice. Eleven teams were formed with a wide variety of topics and interest, agreed among team members of both countries. After conducting empirical research through surveys and/or experiments, they delivered a written report with all the rigorous scientific academic writing. In general, more similarities than differences were found between Canada and Mexico, depending on the specific topic researched. On the other hand, communication and collaboration between the Canadian students and the Mexican students posed a challenge, and while about half of the teams worked in a smooth manner, the other half of the teams had a rough time trying to compromise and achieve their goals.


Intercultural Awareness and Competence Through Data Collection and Analysis in Physics & Biology Research

Gabriela Popa, Elvira Morgado

We present how students from “Special Topics in Physics” and “Design of Research Projects” courses improved their intercultural awareness and competence during a COIL experience by collaborating with students from another culture (American and Mexican) and having different native languages (American English and Mexican Spanish). Discussing and working with somebody from a different discipline (physics and biology), students prepared better presentations of their research proposals. Students communicated synchronously and asynchronously using various media. They learned about different education systems, culture, study habits, and work perspectives, sharing pictures and discussions on Facebook. They developed an appreciation for the education in two countries with different cultures and languages, discussing differences and similarities, considering advantages and disadvantages between both systems. In addition, the professors have an interesting appreciation of work conditions in both public universities from different countries, challenges for professional development, and differences and similarities about American and Mexican cultures.


Speakers
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Ivonne Dekker

Lecturer, HOGESCHOOL UTRECHT (UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES)
Dr. Ivonne Dekker is an education specialist at the Institute of Communication at the University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands. She holds a PHD in International Communication and has extensive international experience in tertiary education, obtained in South Africa... Read More →
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Mohammed Guamguami

Assistant Professor, The Public University of Mohamed 1
Mohammed Guamguami is a permanent full-time assistant professor at the Public University of Mohamed 1, Oujda, Morocco. Mohammed received his doctorate degree in 2015 on cross-cultural communication (2 supervisors: from Univ. Mohamed 1 & Jacksonville State). Currently, he teaches communication... Read More →
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Lyne Marie Larocque

Professor, Vanier College (CEGEP)
Lyne Marie Larocque holds a BA from Concordia University in Soviet Studies (Montreal) and a MA from the Institute of Soviet and East European Studies at Carleton University (Ottawa). Teaching at the college level since January 1997, she has been a sociology professor at Vanier College... Read More →
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Elvira Morgado

Elvira Morgado, doctorate in Neuroethology and full-time professor at Biology Department in the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, teaches Design of Research Projects for undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Morgado has several scientific publications on biological... Read More →
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Gabriela Popa

Associate Professor of Physics, Ohio University Zanesville
Associate Professor of Physics at Ohio University Zanesville. Holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics Theory from Louisiana State University. Research focus-on developing computational models to describe electromagnetic properties of heavy deformed nuclei. Research presented and published... Read More →
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Catherine Roche

Prof. of Business/COIL Coordinator, Rockland Community College
Catherine M. Roche has taught in the classroom and online for the past 21 years and is an Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador. In 2013 she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned degrees in business education from Pace University and NYU and... Read More →
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Dr Paul Williams

Lecturer, Institute of Communication, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Dr Paul Williams is a Lecturer at the Institute of Communication at the University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He holds a B.Sc. Honours degree from the University of Stirling, an M.Sc. from Imperial College, London, and a Ph.D from the University of Wales. Before... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Lake Ballroom 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

11:00am CDT

Utilizing Technology to Develop a Successful Collaborative Learning Experience for Hospitality and Tourism Students in China and the United States

Location: Arts Room
A Global Learning Experience (GLE) was conducted between 110 hospitality and tourism students in China and the United States (US). This was the first GLE for both university partners, and one of the largest GLE’s to date for the US-based partner institution, and the first for the China-based partner. The US-based course was a fully online course, while the China-based course was a face-to-face class with an online GLE component. The 4-week GLE required students to collaborate synchronously and asynchronously using a variety of technology tools in an effort to research and develop an online presentation focused on information technology trends in five different segments of hospitality and tourism. This 60-minute interactive session provides valuable insight for participants looking to develop a new or enhance an existing GLE. The insight provided is reflective in nature and relates to the topic of how technology was used to facilitate the GLE.


Speakers
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Yuan "Kate" Liu

Shandong College of Tourism and Hospitality
Kate Liu is a Lecturer in the hospitality management department at Shandong College of Tourism and Hospitality in Jinan, China. Her undergraduate-level teaching responsibilities focus on Hospitality Information Technology, Hospitality Management and Hospitality English. In addition... Read More →
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Nicholas Thomas

Assistant Professor, DePaul University
Dr. Nicholas J. Thomas is Assistant Professor and Director of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Center for Student Development and Engagement in the School of Hospitality Leadership within the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University. In addition to conducting... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Arts Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

11:00am CDT

Exploring New Territory – Experiences of First Time COILers in the Hague: COIL at THUAS Post EUROCOIL Conference 2016

Location: River Room
This presentation focuses on ongoing research at THUAS in the Netherlands, critically evaluating the output of the first EUROCOIL conference in 2016. Has the high momentum created by the many enthusiastic COIL experts resulted in tangible outcomes? An overview of COIL activities at THUAS will be provided, including various internal and external obstacles encountered. Suggestions will be offered as to how to maintain momentum and create a sustainable COIL environment. Part of this will be a discussion on whether COIL efforts should be overseen centrally within the institution or not.  Through the use of polling software, we will engage participants to gather experiences of collaboration and knowledge-sharing within their institutions. The goal is to draw on the experiences and knowledge of the audience, being aware that the provided information on the situation at THUAS is far from representative. This presentation will be of interest to all international COIL startup universities!


Speakers
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Isabel Duesterhoeft

Lecturer, The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Isabel Düsterhöft, LL.M Utrecht University, MA University of Hamburg, is a Lecturer in International/European Law in the European Studies program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) in the Netherlands. Isabel is also the coordinator of incoming guest students for... Read More →
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Mari-Jose Weijerman

Senior Lecturer in the European Studies Program, The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Mari-Jose Weijerman, LLM. Leiden University, is a Senior Lecturer in the European Studies program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) in the Netherlands. Her specialization is Public International Law. She is co-researching COIL and virtual exchange practices throughout... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
River Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

11:00am CDT

The COIL Professional Development Program: Looking Back at 5 Years of Implementation and Forward to a Sustainable Future

Location: Private Dining Room
This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the COIL Professional Development Program since its inception a few years ago. Those who have been centrally involved in its design and delivery will be reporting on the rationale underpinning its present content and format and the benefits and pitfalls identified with each of its numerous iterations. The result will be a comprehensive overview of the "do's" and "don't's" when preparing both individual faculty (CCO) and teaching partners (CA) for the design and delivery of a COIL-enhanced modules.


Speakers
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Sarah Guth

Lecturer at University of Padova, University of Padova
Sarah Guth is an EFL Lecturer at the University of Padova, Italy and collaborates with the SUNY COIL Center, US, on research and professional development. She was the Program Coordinator at the SUNY COIL Center from February 2013 to June 2014. Her research focuses on COIL, telecollaboration... Read More →
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Mirjam Hauck

Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Open University/UK and a Senior Fellow of the, The Open University UK
Mirjam Hauck is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Open University/UK, a Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy and the President of EUROCALL. From August 2014 until March 2016 she was on a secondments SUNY COIL as professional... Read More →
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Jan McCauley

Jan McCauley is the Assistant Director of the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning, which is a unit of the State University of New York’s Office of Global Affairs. Jan joined the COIL Center as Operations Coordinator in August 2016 after working closely with... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Private Dining Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

12:00pm CDT

Lunch
Lunch is on your own on Monday. After lunch, please return to Conference Center (525 S. State St) at 1:45 pm for afternoon breakout sessions.

Monday October 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
On Your Own

1:45pm CDT

Assessing Student Development in a SOIL Course: A Case Study

Location: Park/Fountain Room
As the field of COIL matures, so too do calls for assessing learning outcomes.  During this interactive session, we explore some of the 60+ assessment instruments related to global citizenship, intercultural competence development and similar constructs.  Particular focus will be on the Global Perspectives Inventory (GPI), the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI), and the myCAP (My Cultural Awareness Profile)  Results of a mixed-methods study of an eight-week SOIL (Structured Online Intercultural Learning) course will be shared, along with the voices of students who participated in the course that was the basis for this study. In addition to two quantitative instruments, students completed a post-course satisfaction survey, the results of which will inform the design for future iterations of the SOIL course. We will be joined by Dr. Elena Oncevska (via Zoom), one of the co-facilitators of the course. This session is suitable for persons at all stages of engagement with SOIL/COIL pedagogy and practice. Key words: research, assessment, impact, student voices, mixed-methods.


Speakers
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Carine Ullom

Director, Office of Instructional Design &Academic Technology, Ottawa University
Carine Ullom recently completed a doctorate, focusing on "Developing Global Citizen Identity Among Preservice Teachers: The Role of Globally Networked Learning Environments.”  Her mixed-methods study incorporated two quantitative instruments, along with several student-generated... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Park/Fountain Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

1:45pm CDT

Teaching Global Affairs / Human Rights in a Complex World Order: Opportunities, Challenges and Transcending Boundaries Through COIL

Location: Loop Room
Our presentation will show and argue how a COIL partnership introduces students to multiple ideas, perspectives, principles, and basic concepts for understanding contemporary world affairs with a focus on human rights.  The course strategy is to equip students with a sound knowledge of the behavior of national and international, as well as the non-state, actors from not only from a critical cultural perspective, but also a cross-regional and global perspective. Our students came from an incredibly diverse background and were native speakers of Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Russian. This course is among very few of SUNY / COIL that ran for the entire semester. We are expecting to share with our audience practical teaching techniques, the usefulness of social media as a tool and robust class discussions on sensitive issues.


Speakers
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Praveen K Chaudhry

State University of New York / FIT
Praveen K. Chaudhry is a recipient of the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellors Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities. Before joining SUNY / FIT, Professor Chaudhry taught at Swarthmore College, Lafayette College, Ohio University, University of Pennsylvania and University... Read More →
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Dr. Céline Merheb

Professor of Human Rights, AUT
Céline Merheb-Ghanem is a part-time Professor at American University of Technology (AUT-Halat) and several other universities in Lebanon. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Lyon University - France. Since 2013, she teaches courses related to Political Science, and Sociology... Read More →


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Monday October 30, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Loop Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

1:45pm CDT

COIL as a Springboard for Leaping Into Institutional Connectedness
Location: Private Dining Room
A single COIL collaboration in the fall of 2017 between Universidad LaSalle Noroeste in Sonora, Mexico and SUNY Ulster Community College in New York, originally initiated by the U.S. Mexico Multistate COIL Program, has grown into an emerging inter-institutional cross-cultural relationship. This vision has developed into a model independent of specific personalities between course professors and also as a structure for both schools to rely on in order to grow together. What has emerged is a platform for both continuity and for rich professional development. Workshop participants will be involved in a hands-on analysis of their own institutions in regards to COIL infrastructure support and the development of a roadmap for creating deeper partner relationships with institutions that they are already working within their globally networked connections.

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Maria Elena Peralta

Universidad La Salle Noroeste
Marketing MBA. Coordinator of international liaison at Universidad La Salle Noroeste, during the last 10 years part time professor in the area of Art and Design. Recently responsible of the COIL project as one of the main innovative and intercultural learning strategies of the U... Read More →
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Dr. William Sheldon

Professor of Management/Economics at SUNY Ulster, SUNY Ulster
Dr. William Sheldon is a professor of Management/Economics at SUNY Ulster.  He has an MBA in International Management and management experience in both international corporations and international not-for-profits.   He has done over 12 COIL collaborations including those with Belarus... Read More →
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Hope Windle

COIL Coordinator, Ulster County Community College
Hope Windle is an innovative instructional design educator committed to creating digital curriculum that is accessible, inclusive, and global. She has been organizing COIL on her campus for 12 years, involving 785+students, 21+ faculty, with 2 COIL-related student global scholar trips... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Private Dining Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

1:45pm CDT

PechaKucha Presentations II

Location: Lake Ballroom
This session includes the following five PechaKucha presentations:

  • Potsdam's Model for Internationalization Through Digitalization
  • The Experience of Being a COIL Teacher and a COIL Student
  • Teaching Literature Across the Pacific: A Progress Report
  • COIL at a Community College: Communicating Across Difference
  • Beyond Online Classroom Boundaries: Intercultural Immersion in the Wild

Potsdam's Model for Internationalization Through Digitalization
Alexander Knoth

One part of successful COIL collaborations is the institutional arrangement in which COIL activities are framed within higher education facilities. The COIL.UP project developed an adaptive framework to embed COIL activities in a new strategic field of university development called “internationalization through digitalization”. The implementation logic follows a combined top down and bottom up approach, which is represented by three intertwined central university strategies and top-level university support (top down) as well as four fields of action (Networks, Didactics, IT-Infrastructure, Research) to arrange the internationalization of curricula (bottom up). One specific effort to spread the COIL idea is the documentation of good practices to establish an ongoing feedback loop within the project group as well as with collaborating teachers. From gaining knowledge about how COIL courses are conducted, a more precise work flow to generate contents and didactical support can be achieved.


The Experience of Being a COIL Teacher and a COIL Student

Alejandra Ortega Legaspi

During all the COIL preparing courses, we receive enough information about designing, preparing, implementing and evaluating a COIL course, but the experience of being a COIL student, the only ones that have had the opportunity to be enrolled in this kind of course, can describe the experience. I have been a COIL teacher in four different COIL courses, but I had the opportunity to be a COIL student. Now I prepare my COIL courses considering my experience as a student, where the most important thing was the conversation established with my peers and the cross-cultural experience.


Teaching Literature Across the Pacific: A Progress Report

John Shanahan, Sharon Guan

In this presentation, we describe our work over the past two years joining literature classrooms in Chicago and Shanghai as part of the "Global Learning Experience" program at DePaul. Working with the same faculty member in China twice over eighteen months, we linked both early modern drama and book history courses with shared reading assignments and exploratory prompts for synchronous and asynchronous student interactions. In both courses, students were required to present documents and research to peers abroad and conduct shared research on specified topics. The courses approached the evaluation of student work flexibly because the two sets of students had different goals from their engagement with the shared literary material: translation for the Chinese students, historical argument for the DePaul students. We show how this experiment with linked, but different, assignment goals conducted via synchronous sessions had positive pedagogical effects.


COIL at a Community College: Communicating Across Difference

Olga Aksakalova, Kyoko Toyama and Anita Baksh

This presentation focuses on the first several COIL courses offered at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, that aimed to create opportunities for students to conceptualize, experience, and effectively respond to the difference in opinion and worldview. An active form of global learning, it encourages students to ask questions, challenge assumptions (both their own and those of their peers at LaGuardia and abroad), and discover similarities where they may have learned to see differences. This way, COIL faculty take as their premise that communication is crucial to effective global community building, and they align their online practices with this premise.  Our panel comprises three presentations from faculty teaching English composition and literature and Japanese. We will discuss how the use of such tools as web blogs, Skype, and 3D cameras in a video exchange can facilitate effective communication and sense of community across cultural, ideological and linguistic differences.


Beyond Online Classroom Boundaries: Intercultural Immersion in the Wild
Mirjam Hauck
The Online Intercultural Immersion (OII) pilot explored the potential of embedding Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as a virtual intercultural learning experience for language learners at the British Open University. For five weeks, volunteer students took part, alongside other speakers and learners of the target language, in a MOOC on a topic of their choice. Subsequently, they prepared an oral presentation evaluating the benefits of the experience in terms of content, interaction and perceived learning gain, and the challenges encountered and the strategies used to overcome them. A secondary aim of the pilot was to provide Open University language teachers with an opportunity to find out about tutoring as a “co-learner” and reflecting an innovative, student-centered and collaborative approach to teaching. I will report on the main insights gained from the OII drawing on concepts such as “virtual field trip” and “intercultural immersion in the wild.”


Speakers
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Olga Aksakalova

Assistant Professor of English and COIL Project Coordinator, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Olga Aksakalova is Assistant Professor of English and COIL Project Coordinator at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. She teaches composition and literature courses that frequently incorporate global perspectives and interactions. Her research interests include transnational implementations... Read More →
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Anita Baksh

Assistant Professor, LaGuardia Community College at the City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College at the City University of New York
Anita Baksh, PhD, is Assistant Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College at the City University of New York. Her teaching and research interests include Caribbean literature, South Asian diasporic literatures, gender studies, postcolonial theory, and composition. In her... Read More →
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Sharon Guan

Assistant Vice President of Faculty Instructional Technology Services, DePaul University
Sharon Guan is Assistant Vice President of Faculty Instructional Technology Services at DePaul University. She leads a team of instructional designers, multimedia developers, and technology trainers to provide consultation and training services to faculty on the use of cognitive theories... Read More →
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Mirjam Hauck

Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Open University/UK and a Senior Fellow of the, The Open University UK
Mirjam Hauck is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Open University/UK, a Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy and the President of EUROCALL. From August 2014 until March 2016 she was on a secondments SUNY COIL as professional... Read More →
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Alexander Knoth

COIL Global Partner Coordinator, University of Potsdam
Alexander Henning Knoth Studied Law, Political Science, Sociology and History. 2013 and 2016 Winner of the Teaching Award of the Ministry of Science (Brandenburg), 2012 Honor by the Federal President of Germany, 2011 International Teaching Professional, Erasmus Guest Lecturer at Ume... Read More →
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Alejandra Ortega

Professor, Universidad La Salle - Mexico
Studied Communication in Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, has a master's degree in Education from Universidad La Salle, Mexico City. Since 2006 has been teaching in La Salle University, in the Communication department. Has written two books, which main themes are creativity... Read More →
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John Shanahan

DePaul University
John Shanahan is Associate Dean and Associate Professor of English at DePaul University. His research interests include early modern English literature, the history of science and technology, science fiction, and digital humanities. Recent publications include articles on Margaret... Read More →
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Kyoko Toyama

Associate Professor, LaGuardia Community College at the City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College of City University of New York
Kyoko M. Toyama, PhD, is Associate Professor of Counseling and Adjunct Lecturer in the department of Education, Language Acquisition at LaGuardia Community College of City University of New York. Her research interests include cross-cultural counseling, women's psychological development... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Lake Ballroom 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

1:45pm CDT

Integration Strategies to Avoid Creating a COIL Sideshow

Location: River Room
This panel session geared towards COIL practitioners will focus on three different COIL module designs, each one highlighting an integration strategy that has proven to be successful at avoiding the “COIL sideshow.”  Three Glenville State College faculty members will discuss their COIL modules with partners in Mexico and Spain, and Glenville State College and University of Oviedo COIL students will provide their perspectives remotely.  After presenting a concise overview of the COIL module, each faculty member will focus on one design aspect that led to its successful integration: timing for impact, final product utility and creating complementary context.


Speakers
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Megan Gibbons

Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of International Programs, Glenville State College
Megan Gibbons is associate professor of Spanish and director of international programs at Glenville State College. Megan is a COIL practitioner as well as COIL coordinator for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. In this role, she promotes COIL within and beyond... Read More →
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Arthur De Matteo

Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia
Art De Matteo is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently Professor of History and Chair of the Social Sciences Department at Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia, where he has taught since 2004. Over the past three years he has participated in a COIL project linking... Read More →
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Leslie T. Ward

Instructor of Computer Science, Glenville State College
Leslie Ward is instructor of computer science at Glenville State College. She brings extensive experience into the classroom, having been employed by Hewlett Packard, Samsung, and the United States Air Force. Courses taught include programming, networking & security, database management... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
River Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

1:45pm CDT

What Makes an Ideal COIL Partnership?

Location: Arts Room
This workshop will help teachers and other institutional stakeholders learn the costs and benefits of different collaborative partners and activities to maximize impact of COIL projects.  We will explore the practical and pedagogical benefits of synchronous vs. asynchronous activities for teachers, institutions, and students and consider how to break down barriers to collaborative international coursework through strategies such as scaffolded curricular changes enabling dynamic course development with student input. This workshop will help  faculty and insitutions thrive in the rewarding space of collaborative learning and teaching.


Speakers
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Gabriel Flacks

Teacher/PhD Candidate, Champlain College/Concordia University
 Mr. Flacks (MA, Philosophy; PhD cand., Cognitive Science) coordinates and teaches in the Humanities Department at Champlain College, Saint-Lambert. Mr. Flacks has long been fascinated by the Internet’s present and potential impacts on education, journalism, and civic activism... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Arts Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

3:00pm CDT

WorldWise Global Student Organization: Extending Virtual Exchange into the Co-Curriculum

Location: Park/Fountain Room
Virtual exchange tends to be confined to particular classes. Once the class is over, so is the experience, and subsequently, the opportunity to build upon the intercultural communication and collaboration skills, knowledge, and attitudes that virtual exchange nourishes. WorldWise Global Student Organization was developed to continue virtual exchange beyond the classroom. Panelists will explain the mission and structure of WorldWise and some of the challenges of running a global student organization. Participants will then hear from student leaders of the organization who will further discuss their experience and the benefits they gain from participating. Finally, session participants will examine how they might build a global student organization on their campus. This presentation is ideal for people interested in offering co-curricular virtual exchange opportunities where students are able to develop leadership skills, and continue to build the intercultural intelligence that is essential for their future professional and personal lives.


Speakers
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Laurel Appleton

Coordinator of Global Activities for Global Academic Initiatives and a Teaching Instructor in the Department of Anthrop, East Carolina University
Laurel Appleton is the Coordinator of Global Activities for Global Academic Initiatives and  a Teaching Instructor in the Department of Anthropologyat East Carolina University (ECU). Ms. Appleton has been teaching in a virtual exchange environment for the past 3 years. As the Coordinator... Read More →
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Jami Leibowitz

Associate Director of Global Affairs and Director of Global Academic Initiatives at East Carolina University, East Carolina University
Jami Leibowitz is the Associate Director of Global Affairs and Director of Global Academic Initiatives at East Carolina University (ECU). Dr. Leibowitz leads virtual exchange efforts at ECU. Her primary responsibilities include working with faculty and staff to promote, help develop... Read More →
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Margaret Matthews

Margaret Matthews is an ECU student pursuing a B.A. in Anthropology and B.S. in Public Health. She has been the driving energy for the WorldWise project. She is the President of the ECU chapter of WorldWise and leads the WorldWise Student Executive Committee which is made up of the... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Park/Fountain Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

3:00pm CDT

Transcending Boundaries of Language and Culture: Developing Cultural Competence Through Online Interaction

Location: Arts Room
An examination of a project pairing graduate students in TESOL with adult students from Afghanistan for online tutoring, this presentation provides evidence that virtual interactions can lead to both increased linguistic and intercultural competence. Over the course of a semester, the participants met weekly for one-on-one synchronous sessions. While some tutors expressed concern at the beginning of the project, data gathered in the form of written and oral reflections offer examples of growing feelings of empathy, understanding of the others, and respect for differences on the part of the graduate students. Findings from this study point to the integral role online collaborations can play in bringing together participants from different language backgrounds and cultures for service learning projects for a transformative change in higher education.


Speakers
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Sarah Dietrich

Dr. Sarah Dietrich Background: Overseen an Intensive English Program, taught ESOL, and trained teachers in the US, Brazil, and France Fulbright scholar (Applied Linguistics/Teaching English as a Foreign Language), Tamaulipas Mexico Interests- TESOL- teacher training, online... Read More →
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Didem Ekici

Teaching Assistant/Doctoral Candidate, University of San Francisco
Didem Ekici is a teaching assistant and doctoral student in the International and Multicultural Education program at University of San Francisco. She completed her Master’s on TESOL in Salem State University. She works as the Director of Coordination of a peacebuilding organization... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Arts Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

3:00pm CDT

Scalable and Sustainable Internationalization Through COIL: The US-Mexico Multistate COIL Program as Case Study

Location: Loop Room
The US-Mexico Multistate COIL Program, funded by the US Embassy in Mexico City and managed by the SUNY COIL Center, established a relatively low-cost, scalable, model for campus internationalization, even amongst peer institutions lacking robust internationalization infrastructures. The COIL Center created an intake process whereby COIL staff met online with senior leaders at Mexican institutions, who were previously invited by the US embassy, to introduce the project. Once agreements were completed and participating professors identified, we then led a 10+ week professional development program to train professors, which included a face-to-face workshop. We engaged in facilitated partnering and organized travel for reciprocal campus visits between the US and Mexican partner professors to enhance institutional relationships.  Nearly 40 COIL-enhanced courses were taught during the 2016-2017 academic year for an estimated 1800 students.  These partnership activities and course collaborations founded institutional partnerships that are continuing without additional project funding.


Speakers
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Jon Rubin

Director, COIL Consulting
Jon Rubin was Founder and Director of the SUNY COIL Center from 2006-2017. He directed the National Endowment for the Humanities funded: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities (2010-13), which engaged 47 U.S. and international universities in COIL course... Read More →
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Stephen Tippett

Stephen Tippett joined the COIL Center to manage the US-Mexico COIL Program. His background is at the intersection of international student mobility programs, mainly between the US and in South America, and technology in teaching and learning. He will be defending for his doctorate... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Loop Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

3:00pm CDT

PechaKucha Presentations III
Location: Lake Ballroom
This session includes the following four PechaKucha presentations:
  • Comparing Cultural Behavior by Watching and Listening:  From New York to Morocco
  • Cross-Cultural Negotiations - COILing Negotiation Skills Around the World
  • Creating a COIL Environment for Studio Arts
  • Establishing Virtual Mobility for a Globalized Classroom:  Institutional Support Structure for the Bamboo Canvas at Fashion Institute of Technology
Comparing Cultural Behavior by Watching and Listening:  From New York to Morocco
Patricia E. Szobonya, Esq., Larbi Touaf

This presentation is for those who are unable to have a synchronous cultural exchange but want to maximize student engagement through an asynchronous experience.  This presentation will focus on enriching student collaborations through video assignments.  Requiring students to create videos might seem overwhelming, but with a few tips from this presentation, you should be able to create an achievable goal for your students.  Videos provide a "real world" scenario: inspiring students to discover, analyze, and question what they are viewing. Still photos are also beneficial, but a video brings the image to life. This presentation will show how cross-cultural groups assigned to collaborate and capture videos of an aspect of their culture can foster an enriching cultural experience across the globe.


Cross-Cultural Negotiations—COILing Negotiation Skills Around the World

Alexandru Balas, Andreas Kotelis

This presentation will showcase practical tips for how to incorporate a three-week COIL unit on cross-cultural negotiations. Live webinars, asynchronous negotiation simulations and live synchronous online negotiation simulations were developed as exercises for this course. One major lesson to share is that despite the fact that both professors have over a decade-long experience with teaching online, COIL courses or units pose a different set of challenges and rewards.


Creating a COIL Environment for Studio Arts

Joe Ziolkowski

Globally our world is governed and driven by the visual image. Using photography as a foundation, I will showcase how fostering professional collaboration in the development and dissemination of COIL enhanced assignments benefits the learner. In this PechaKucha presentation, I will illustrate how a combination of historic analog and current digital capture methods were employed to foster exchanges of cultural similarities and diversity between students. A variety of assignments and student photography examples will be presented, highlighting the success of collaborating with global partners, including U.S. Mexico Multistate COIL Programs and J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative.


Establishing Virtual Mobility for a Globalized Classroom: Institutional Support Structure for the Bamboo Canvas at Fashion Institute of Technology

Kyunghee Pyun, Helen Gaudette 

Pyun’s participation in the US-Mexico Multistate COIL Program brought a new instructional design for virtual mobility. In 2016, Fashion Institute of Technology launched the new initiative of COIL for the Office of International Programs and hired an assistant dean of international education dedicated to COIL with collaborative support from the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Office of Distance Learning, and Grants Office, all reporting to the Academic Affairs. This streamlined structure of senior administrators enabled Pyun to establish a sustainable infrastructure to expand COIL partnerships, to disseminate our experience with other instructors on campus and museum professionals off campus, and to implement global learning experience for students with interactive web-based content funded by SUNY grants and overseas foundations. The Bamboo Canvas presents an excellent, replicable model of inter-institutional support structures within campus and through the SUNY System, which yielded a fruitful collaboration of art museums and cultural institutions.


Speakers
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Alexandru Balas

Director, Clark Center for Global Engagement, SUNY Cortland
Alexandru Balas is the director of the Clark Center for Global Engagement and the coordinator of the International Studies Program at SUNY Cortland. He has taught online since 2006 for Soliya, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Vermont, and continues... Read More →
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Helen Gaudette

Assistant Dean For International Education, Fashion Institute of Technology
Dr. Gaudette is the Assistant Dean for International Education at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY. In this capacity, she manages international programs, builds relationships with partner institutions, and develops new international curricular initiatives like COIL, as the... Read More →
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Andreas Kotelis

The Clark Center for Global Engagement and The International Studies Program at SUNY Cortland
Andreas Kotelis is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Clark Center for Global Engagement and a Visiting Instructor at the International Studies Program at SUNY Cortland. He received his PhD from Bilkent University (2013), and his main research interests include Greek-Turkish relations... Read More →
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Kyunghee Pyun

Assistant Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
Kyunghee Pyun is assistant professor at Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY. Her research project to teach diverse techniques of Asian art called the Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation for a Globalized Classroom was funded by SUNY, Innovative Instructional Technology Grant... Read More →
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Patricia Szobonya

Faculty/Dept. Chair, Rockland Community College
Patricia E. Szobonya, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Paralegal Studies Department at Rockland Community College is a graduate of New York Law School and licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, the United Stated District Court of New Jersey and the United States Southern... Read More →
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Larbi Touaf

Mohammed I University, Morocco/SUNY
Dr. Larbi Touaf earned his PhD from Sorbonne University in Paris, and currently teaches in his capacity as Professor of English at Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco. Dr. Touaf is a Fellow of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, NY, and a Fulbright visiting Scholar at SUNY... Read More →
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Joe Ziolkowski

Assistant Professor Of Photography & Art, Genesee Community College
Joe Ziolkowski (Jacksonville, FL, United States) received a Masters of Science in Education, Concentration: Art Education from Nazareth College of Rochester. A Master of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Lake Ballroom 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

3:00pm CDT

What Remote Teamwork Can Do! Preparing Our Students for the Professional Environment: Intercultural and Technological Challenges and Best Practices From the US, Netherlands and Belgium

Location: River Room
As global companies continue to employ a diverse workforce, intercultural online interactions are becoming part of the job market and its demands. Students are learning not only the content of the course(s) they are enrolled in, but also how to work as part of an international team. Collaborating across cultures, being open to other ways of knowing, and being flexible and adaptable are all skills that students work to refine in COIL courses, and which are vital to thriving in our globalized society. In this panel discussion, we’ll discuss what our students are learning and how the skills they learn through COIL can help to prepare them for the 21st century work environment. We’ll present some research on the potential stress that technology in these interactions may be causing students and lecturers. Finally, we will share our best practices for success with this pedagogical model.


Speakers
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Eva Haug

Coordinator Internationalisation, Amsterdam UAS
Eva Haug, MA, Amsterdam UAS, Faculty of Business and Economics, is the Internationalisation- and COIL coordinator at the Business School, and develops internationalization policy and strategies. The focus of her policies is on Internationalisation at Home, which includes COIL as a... Read More →
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Amy McHugh

Amy McHugh is an adjunct faculty member in the communication studies department at SUNY Oswego where she has created and facilitated COIL collaborations for the past five years. She also works full-time as an associate lecturer at the University of Sydney in the National Centre for... Read More →
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Hope Windle

COIL Coordinator, Ulster County Community College
Hope Windle is an innovative instructional design educator committed to creating digital curriculum that is accessible, inclusive, and global. She has been organizing COIL on her campus for 12 years, involving 785+students, 21+ faculty, with 2 COIL-related student global scholar trips... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
River Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

3:00pm CDT

Lessons Learned From COIL Collaborations Between US and MENA Regions – Teacher Presence – Student Participation – Technology – Professional Development

Location: Private Dining Room
This panel discusses a Seven’s Initiative Cohort 2 SUNY- MENA partnership from Spring 2017 and the expansion of their partnership with their Steven’s Initiative Cohort 3 partners for Fall 2017. The first SUNY/GCC and AUT/LEBANON partnership focused on the "Impact of the Internet and Social Media on Personal, Professional, and Societal Life". The Fall 2017 partnerships are between AUT/LEBANON AND SUNY/GCC focusing on “Families”, and between SUNY/BROCKPORT and AUT/LEBANON focusing on “Technology’s Impact on Physical Activity and Aging”. The panel will discuss lessons learned from the original partnership and how they have shaped their new partnerships with a focus upon the four aspects of a successful COILED course: Professional Development of the Teacher, Effective teacher presence in a COILED course, Role of Technology and Student engagement. Faculty, administrators, and students interested in learning about a COILED experience are invited to attend.


Speakers
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Joseph El Gemayel

Assistant professor in Computer Science and working as the head of the Registrar’s office at the American University of, American University of Technology - Lebanon
Joseph El Gemayel, Ph.D. Holder in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence from the University of Toulouse (France). Assistant professor in Computer Science and working as the head of the Registrar’s office at the American University of Technology - Lebanon. My research interest... Read More →
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Pamela Haibach-Beach

Professor, SUNY Brockport
Pamela Haibach-Beach is a Professor at SUNY College at Brockport in the Department of Kinesiology. She is the kinesiology major and the international studies coordinator for her department. She teaches Motor Development, Motor Learning, and Physical Activity in Adulthood. Pamela has... Read More →
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Josephine Kearney

Sociology professor and Study Abroad Co-Leader, Genesee Community College
Josephine Kearney, Sociology professor and Study Abroad Co-Leader. Past recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant. Career highlights include teaching in China, and Attica State Maximum Security Prison and being an active COILer. Former Director of Education for Buffalo and Erie County... Read More →
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Dr. Céline Merheb

Professor of Human Rights, AUT
Céline Merheb-Ghanem is a part-time Professor at American University of Technology (AUT-Halat) and several other universities in Lebanon. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Lyon University - France. Since 2013, she teaches courses related to Political Science, and Sociology... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Private Dining Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

4:00pm CDT

Refreshments Break
Light refreshments will be served in the Lake room, the lobby, and the networking lounge. 

Monday October 30, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Lobby 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

4:30pm CDT

Games, Politics and Learning in New Countries

Location: Loop Room
The game (titled: "Otok Zoon Politican" meaning "island of the Political Animals") is constructed to draw players (target:  high school students 14-20) into experiences in which they must make decisions about the things they value and the decision-making mechanisms to accomplish what they desire.  It coaxes an awareness of the need for resources, the necessity of prioritizing, and the requisites of negotiation and compromise inherent in democratic systems.  The game is constructed around an understanding that democracy can take many forms but there are basic, skeletal values that frame and signal trajectory toward a democratic environment.  The session would propose to divide the time with a detailed introduction of the collaborative (Croatian - American) evolution of the project and an opportunity to "play" the game in one of its 21 scenario iterations.


Speakers
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Prof. Richard Farkas

Professor and Faculty Advisor for Xi Iota chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, DePaul University
Prof. Farkas has embraced DePaul's Global Learning Experience program for the past three years. This specific arrangement is working with the University of Dubrovnik's Mass Communication and Culture faculty. The original classroom to classroom iteration has now morphed into a joint... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Loop Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

4:30pm CDT

Project-Based Collaborative Learning Projects in Information System Outsourcing

Location: Private Dining Room
Developers of online international learning courses can face many challenges. Among the challenges are engaging students of diverse backgrounds while providing practical training and experiences. The experiences that students face in these environments are like the struggles that many managers face in outsourcing work between nations. Many managers must adopt innovative approaches and management styles to address these challenges. For effective project management in these environments, team-based approaches and collaboration are essential. Among the methods being adopted to address these challenges by information technology companies are agile approaches that provide flexible, incremental and iterative approaches towards development. By adopting these approaches in project-based learning, students can not only become more engaged in their coursework, but become empowered while learning practical skills. This session will bring faculty and students together to discuss experiences in running a Global Information Technology course at DePaul University’s School of Computing and Digital Media (CDM).


Speakers
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Olayele Adelakun

Associate professor of MIS at DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University
Dr. Adelakun is an Associate professor of MIS at DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM).  His research focuses on IT Outsourcing, Information systems Quality, IT Evaluation and Emotional Intelligence among IT Leaders.  He has studied multinational companies... Read More →
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Catherine Layer

Grad Student, DePaul University


Monday October 30, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Private Dining Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

4:30pm CDT

The Global Product Pitch: Raising Intercultural Competence Awareness and Enhancing Workplace Skills via an Online Simulation Scenario

Location: Arts Room
This session will draw on an OIL project which aimed to raise intercultural awareness and develop the business communication skills of undergraduate international students. Involving collaboration between institutions in the UK, Belgium and Finland, small groups of business students delivered product pitch presentations to another cohort, then responded. The workshop will offer opportunities to discuss samples of interactions between the students (via extracts from transcripts, video and audio). Participants in the session will be able to assess the extent to which this simulation scenario raises intercultural competence and how the different tasks provide practical skills training that is relevant to the workplace. Student perspectives on the process will also be considered.  Key stages of the OIL project will be outlined, allowing delegates to contribute in different ways via digital polling software, small group discussions and worksheets. It will be an interactive session in which participants' views and suggestions are welcomed.


Speakers
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Andrew Preshous

Senior Lecturer in Academic English, Coventry University
Andrew Preshous has taught English in Greece, Poland, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the UK. As a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University he specialises in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), teacher training and Business English.  His current interests include materials design with a focus... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Arts Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

4:30pm CDT

Creating Sustainable, Scalable Global Exchange Networks

Location: River Room
Many technology-based international exchanges end up being a one-and-done prospect. Once the novelty wears off or a faculty partner moves on to new opportunities, any progress gained is lost. East Carolina University’s award-winning Global Partners in Education (GPE) network utilizes a model in which partners actively engage in full semester courses, short term course enhancements, and other activities each semester. Approximately one quarter of our partners have been involved in GPE on a consistent basis for at least 10 years. Two-thirds have been involved for 5 years or more. Using a case study approach, attendees will identify techniques to leverage global partnerships to create a sustainable, scalable, Global Exchange Network. Attendees will then discuss strategies to enhance sustainability within their own programs.


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Mariko Eguchi

Professor, University of Shimane
Mariko Eguchi is a professor in the Department of Policy Studies at the University of Shimane. Ms. Eguchi and her institution have been members of Global Partners in Education (GPE) since 2010 and received GPE’s Institution of Excellence Award in 2016. Ms. Eguchi has been a proponent... Read More →
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Jami Leibowitz

Associate Director of Global Affairs and Director of Global Academic Initiatives at East Carolina University, East Carolina University
Jami Leibowitz is the Associate Director of Global Affairs and Director of Global Academic Initiatives at East Carolina University (ECU). Dr. Leibowitz leads virtual exchange efforts at ECU. Her primary responsibilities include working with faculty and staff to promote, help develop... Read More →
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Jon Rezek

Executive Director, East Carolina University
Jon Rezek is Executive Director of the Office of Global Affairs and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at East Carolina University. Dr. Rezek is responsible for enhancing ECU’s global footprint through expansion of education abroad and virtual exchanges, increasing... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
River Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

4:30pm CDT

PechaKucha Presentations IV
Location: Lake Ballroom
This session includes the following four PechaKucha presentations:
  • Engaging Students in Virtual Geography: How to Make Them Interested in the Terrain of Others
  • KPIs as Effective Incentive Systems to Support Collaborative Online International Learning
  • Incorporating Virtual Language Immersion Into 2nd Language Acquisition
  • Flipping the Script: A Critique of Discourses Surrounding COIL vis a vis Study Abroad
Engaging Students in Virtual Geography: How to Make Them Interested in the terrain of Others
Alfonso Guevara

We are always looking for our COIL students to be able to connect effectively among themselves. Based on this need which we have for our students to be hooked with the dynamics of COIL courses, I have done—with two of my fellow COIL partners—some experiments seeking to bring our students into contact involving their own environments. Our surroundings often define us more than pop culture; a mountain, a river or even an iconic building, will always remind us of the particularities of the place where we are living, and that’s a thing that we always try to share with others. So, by some assignments, we try to put our students into the other's shoes (virtually, of course).


KPIs as Effective Incentive Systems to Support Collaborative Online International Learning

Barbara Good, 
Kirstie Riedl 

FHWien University of Applied Sciences is a leading university for management and communication in Austria. We work closely with local companies to offer a comprehensive and practice-oriented education for over 2,600 students enrolled in bachelor’s and master’s programs. We first came across the COIL network through a partner university in the Netherlands. So far, we have carried out two COIL courses with our Amsterdam partner, and we are interested in implementing further COIL courses throughout the university.  e-Learning and internationalization play a key role in our university’s strategy. Indeed, our university has implemented a set of KPIs to relay their importance. In 2018, we intend to deliver up to 25% of courses in a blended format, and to increase the number of online courses taught together with partner universities. It is for this reason that COIL is of great relevance to us. Target audience: faculty and lecturers, international education managers.


Incorporating Virtual Language Immersion into 2nd Language Acquisition

Carolina Barrera-Tobon

In virtual language immersion, language students collaborate remotely and synchronously with native-speaker peers abroad. These one-on-one discussions recreate an immersion context in the classroom, facilitate language learning and afford language students a multitude of benefits. Several logistical hurdles make organizing these sessions cumbersome. Despite many remote language exchange services, none provide a peer-to-peer classroom exchange. We present benefits, difficulties and best practices of integrating virtual immersion into language classes.


Flipping the Script: A Critique of Discourses Surrounding COIL vis a vis Study Abroad

Ron Krabill

Common discourses around COIL and study abroad make a fundamental assumption: that study abroad is “the gold standard” of international education (as was claimed by a keynote presenter at the 2015 COIL conference) but COIL is a cheaper alternative that can reach more students than study abroad. This PechaKucha presentation challenges this discourse, claiming that it underestimates the affordances of both modes of international education while also absolving both of the ethical demands of reciprocity and equitable relationship-building. Building off of the presenter’s experience leading courses through both modes of education, this presentation argues that COIL’s strengths are better understood as distinct from those provided by study abroad experiences, even while many of the pitfalls remain the same.

Speakers
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Carolina Barrera-Tobón

Assistant Professor, DePaul University
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Barbara Good

Head of International Affairs, FHWien University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication
As Head of International Affairs Barbara’s role includes facilitating and supervising the implementation of the university’s internationalization strategy and extending the university’s international partner network. Before taking over this role, Barbara worked as a senior consultant... Read More →
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Alfonso Guevara

Professor, Universidad de Monterrey
Since the mid-90s, Alfonso has been involved in the art world, either as a creator, researcher and as a scholar. He have been lecturer, speaker, moderator and part of the jury board in several northern mexican college events, as well in some other art and photography contest. At... Read More →
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Ron Krabill

Associate Professor, University of Washington Bothell
Ron Krabill is Associate Professor at the University of Washington Bothell, where he teaches African Studies, Media & Communication Studies, and Cultural Studies. He is the author of Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid (Chicago, 2010). He has led study abroad... Read More →
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Kirstie Riedl

International Course Manager, FH WKW Wien, Institut für Kommunikation, Marketing & Sales
Born in the UK, Kirstie has been living in Vienna for 20 years. She holds a BA degree in German, and a General MBA. Her marketing experience includes various positions at Coca-Cola MENA, Sellotape UK, REWE Konzern, Frisch & Frost Austria. Her last corporate position was heading the... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Lake Ballroom 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

4:30pm CDT

Embedding and Institutionalizing COIL Initiatives: Best Practices of Cross Cultural Collaboration in Vietnam and the Netherlands

Location: Park/Fountain Room
Amsterdam UAS and RMIT Vietnam share their best practices of introducing COIL in their universities. The presentation will discuss the various stages from pre-embedding COIL in the curriculum, to preparing lecturers to coach students during virtual teamwork and preparing students to be COIL ready. We will feature strategies to create an effective and engaging project with students in different disciplines, where students experienced cross cultural communication and worked on a course specific project. The key outcomes from this presentation will focus on how to motivate students, set up assessments (together or separately), and set up a university culture of engaging COIL. We will discuss the challenges faced and the support strategies provided by the institutions to overcome them. The targeted audience is lecturers, managers and teaching and learning staff. We will share student experiences (through video testimonies and student survey results) and the presenters will include lecturers and COIL managers.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7GBs4I3_GM


Speakers
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Eva Haug

Coordinator Internationalisation, Amsterdam UAS
Eva Haug, MA, Amsterdam UAS, Faculty of Business and Economics, is the Internationalisation- and COIL coordinator at the Business School, and develops internationalization policy and strategies. The focus of her policies is on Internationalisation at Home, which includes COIL as a... Read More →
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Jis Kuruvilla

Course Coordinator and Lecturer in the School of Business and Management at RMIT University in Vietnam, RMIT Vietnam
Jis is a course coordinator and lecturer in the School of Business and Management at RMIT University in Vietnam. She has taught courses in the Bachelor of Commerce program and the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) program. Jis has been in the field of education for over 10 years now... Read More →
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Sienney Liu

Lecturer, RMIT Vietnam
Sienney is the Virtual Exchange project coordinator of RMIT Vietnam, online course developer and teaching quantitative courses like Business Statistics and Basic Econometrics at the School of Business and Management. In the supporting role as the Virtual Exchange project coordinator... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Park/Fountain Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

5:30pm CDT

Reception
Transportation to the reception will be depart from the conference center after the final breakout sessions have concluded on Monday, October 30th. Buses will bring guests back to downtown Chicago between roughly 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Monday October 30, 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Cinespace Chicago Film Studios 2602 W 16th St, Chicago, IL
 
Tuesday, October 31
 

7:45am CDT

Continental Breakfast
Tuesday October 31, 2017 7:45am - 8:30am CDT
Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

7:45am CDT

Registration (Tuesday)
Registration will be at Venue SIX10 at the Spertus Institute (610 S. Michigan Ave) from 7:45am to 10:15 am on Monday and Tuesday. For attendees who need to register later in the day, registration will be available at the conference center at 525 S. State St.

Tuesday October 31, 2017 7:45am - 9:30am CDT
Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

8:30am CDT

Keynote: How to Unleash the Power of Diversity
Location: Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute
In today’s globally connected world, we have more opportunities than ever before to work with those who are different from ourselves. These interactions have great potential to make us think harder, be more creative and innovative, and make better decisions. Sadly, that potential too often goes unrealized. In this talk, I will discuss cutting-edge research showing how and why diversity can make us smarter. I will also identify important barriers to unleashing the full power of diversity and provide tips to overcome them.

Speakers
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Denise Lewin Loyd

Associate Professor of Business Administration, College of Business at Illinois
Denise Lewin Loyd is Associate Professor of Business Administration at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Lewin Loyd holds a PhD. in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management and served as an Associate Professor of Management at the Sloan School... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

10:15am CDT

Emerging Best Practices from the Virtual Exchange Field: Lessons Learned from Stevens Initiative Programs

Location: Park/Fountain Room
The Stevens Initiative is an international effort to build global competence for young people in the United States and the Middle East through the use of virtual exchange: online, international, and collaborative learning. In 2016, the Initiative made awards to 10 organizations to implement virtual exchange programs reaching over 20,000 young people. Educators, facilitators, and administrations from awardee organizations discuss their programs, lessons learned, and promising practices that have emerged over the past year of programming. The SUNY Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Center supports course development for teaching partnerships and will be linked to online academies where participating instructors will receive professional development training and instruction on implementing virtual exchanges in their classrooms. Rhianna Rogers will share her perspective as a professor who co-developed a COIL course.

Soliya’s Connect Program connects post-secondary students from diverse backgrounds in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa in small online groups through curriculum-driven, semester-long dialogue proven to foster understanding and build critical skills. Soliya will provide one of their longstanding partner professors from either Minnesota or Colorado who will share her/his experience integrating the Soliya program into her/his course in different ways, sizes, and iterations.

Chicago Sister Cities International’s STEAMuseum virtually connects students in Chicago and Casablanca, Morocco, to create digital exhibits for what will eventually be a global online museum. The topic of the first museum exhibit will be the Spinosaurus dinosaur, a fossil of which was discovered in Morocco. Lisa Roberts will talk about building on the longstanding sister cities relationship between Chicago and Casablanca, as well as about the value of providing access to international exchange to young people with little exposure to peers outside their immediate community.

The panelists will also discuss the steps needed to expand virtual exchange in their institutions, such as the types of evidence that will spur demand and the types of training and support that new practitioners need.


Moderators
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Henry Shepherd

Assistant Director, Stevens Initiative
Henry Shepherd is Assistant Director of the Stevens Initiative. Prior to joining the Initiative, he earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he was research assistant to former Assistant Secretary of State Chester Crocker. Henry previously coordinated... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Kimball

Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado
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Lisa Roberts

Project Director, Chicago Sister Cities International STEAMuseum
Lisa Roberts is Project Director for the STEAMuseum, a virtual exchange project of the Stevens Initiative and the Chicago/Casablanca Sister City Committee, of which she is co-chair. Lisa’s career has centered on developing unorthodox ways of educating people about science and nature... Read More →
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Rhianna Rogers

Assistant Professor, Empire State College
Rhianna Rogers is an associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at SUNY Empire State College. She is trained as both an anthropological-archaeologist and historian, specializing in Mesoamerica and native cultures of the United States. Rhianna holds multiple appointments at Empire... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Park/Fountain Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

10:15am CDT

Shared Session: "Building Bridges Between Cultures through Graphic Design Advocacy" and "Facilitating Online International Student Collaborations Through Sound Design"

Location: Private Dining Room
"Building Bridges Between Cultures through Graphic Design Advocacy"

Eileen MacAvery Kane, Herman Botes  

Our presentation will feature a case study of an intercultural collaboration between Graphic Design students from Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY and Visual Communication Students from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria, South Africa. Our collaboration began in 2013 and continues to grow and flourish. Since the start of our collaboration, we’ve worked together with 3 different faculty members from TUT and 5 different classes. The theme of our ongoing collaboration has been to build bridges of understanding between students in the U.S.A. and South Africa through Graphic Design Advocacy. Students work together in a designer/client relationship and learn about issues affecting each others communities. Our presentation will highlight both the benefits and challenges of our experience. We will include examples of student work as well as examples of students collaborating and feedback from students about their experience.


"Facilitating Online International Student Collaborations Through Sound Design"
Robert Steel, Kenny McAlpine 

Recently, internationalization has grown in significance within academia. In the broadest sense, this agenda is about preparing students for contributing to an increasingly connected global society. Historically, however, it has been difficult to encourage students to participate, particularly with regard to student mobility and studying abroad. Abertay and DePaul are both committed to widening participation. However, less than five percent of students at DePaul study abroad, and Scotland has one of the lowest student mobility rates in Europe, thus limiting opportunities for students to situate their learning within a global context. Recent developments in technology have allowed universities to explore online collaboration, but that raises new challenges. This presentation explores how professors Kenny McAlpine at Abertay in Scotland and Robert Steel at DePaul in the USA tackled this problem using a collaborative sound design project to build a strong sense of cultural exchange between students from both institutions.


Speakers
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Herman Botes

Head of Department, Tshwane University of Technology
Herman Botes earned his Masters in Visual Arts, Arts Education (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He currently serves as Head of Department Visual Communication, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Pretoria. He has 25 years of higher education and design industry... Read More →
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Eileen MacAvery Kane

Full-time instructor in the Art Dept. at Rockland Community College, Rockland Community College
Eileen MacAvery Kane is currently a full time instructor in the Art Dept. and director of the Graphic Design program at SUNY Rockland Community College, Eileen has over 25 years experience as a creative director, art director, and graphic designer. She received her MFA in Graphic... Read More →
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Kenny McAlpine

Kenneth McAlpine is the Academic Curriculum Manager for the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games at the University of Abertay. He has been involved in program development at Abertay since 1999 and led on the development of the BA (Hons) programs in Creative Sound Production, Music... Read More →
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Robert Steel

Associate Professor at DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media/School of Cinematic Arts, DePaul University
Robert Steel is an Associate Professor at DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media/School of Cinematic Arts where he teaches film sound and scoring classes. Globalization is one of his focuses. He has completed two COIL projects and shepherded a study abroad to... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Private Dining Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

10:15am CDT

PechaKucha Presentations V - Day 2
Location: Lake Ballroom
This session includes the following four PechaKucha presentations:
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About COIL (But Were Afraid to Ask)
  • The Art of Human Interaction Across Time and Space
  • Integrating a Global Perspective Into Our Classrooms
  • “COILing” Between SUNY and AUT Focusing on “The Impact of the Internet on Personal, Professional and Societal Life”
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About COIL (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Dalia Jaquez Bermudez

Through this presentation, the participants will know some examples of the collaborative work between students of Psychology and Anthropology, and will discuss some of the strategies proposed by COIL for the creation of online courses.  The presentation aims to reflect on the different strategies that are presented as part of the COIL training both online and face-to-face, and how they contrast with the realities that happen at the moment of implementing the collaborative courses.


The Art of Human Interaction Across Time and Space

Jeannine Mercer, Susan Oaks

One of the most challenging roles of faculty members engaged in international collaborations can sometimes be simply getting the students to connect and interact. This often arises when student groups have different time zones, schedules, languages, and perhaps radically different communication and study habits. In our collaboration between students in New York and in Lebanon, we spent considerable time getting students to interact comfortably on mutual media platforms. We will discuss our experience navigating time and culture to create an effective environment of human interaction through our own students’ viewpoints. Additionally, because students in different cultures have different communication and study habits, these differences tend to create cultural impressions, regardless of the topic being studied. We will discuss what these images are, and how educators can address them.

Integrating a Global Perspective Into Our Classrooms

Dr. Michele McCay

Take a bird’s eye view of how faculty can incorporate international experiences based on both established and burgeoning international relationships. Whether faculty are traveling initially for business or leisure, this brief presentation will help you explore ways to add small international exposures that will benefit students.


COILing” Between SUNY and AUT Focusing on “The Impact of the Internet on Personal, Professional and Societal Life”
Josephine Kearney, 
Joseph El Gemayel

This presentation focuses on the development, implementation, and assessment of a SUNY/COIL Stevens initiative COILED course between a Genesee Community College Sociology Course and a MENA (Middle East and North Africa regions) course at the American University of Technology—AUT in Halat, Lebanon entitled “Introduction to Information Technology.” The COILED course module was entitled “The Impact of the Internet and Social Media on Personal, Professional, and Societal Life”. The module aimed to internationalize the classroom and have students collaborate with each other in an intercultural setting while discussing a topic that was both familiar and relevant to both classrooms. Faculty, administrators, and students interested in learning about a COIL experience will hear from the two teachers and two of the students involved in this course.


Speakers
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Joseph El Gemayel

Assistant professor in Computer Science and working as the head of the Registrar’s office at the American University of, American University of Technology - Lebanon
Joseph El Gemayel, Ph.D. Holder in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence from the University of Toulouse (France). Assistant professor in Computer Science and working as the head of the Registrar’s office at the American University of Technology - Lebanon. My research interest... Read More →
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Dalia Jaquez

Professor, Universidad La Salle
Dalia Jaquez Bermudez, PhD, holds a doctorate in Education. She is currently a full time profesor at Universidad La Salle in México City since 23 years. She has been Head of Psychology Program since 2007 in the same institution. In the spring of 2016, she partnering COIL witn Dr... Read More →
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Josephine Kearney

Sociology professor and Study Abroad Co-Leader, Genesee Community College
Josephine Kearney, Sociology professor and Study Abroad Co-Leader. Past recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant. Career highlights include teaching in China, and Attica State Maximum Security Prison and being an active COILer. Former Director of Education for Buffalo and Erie County... Read More →
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Dr. Michele McCay

Teaching Assistant Professor, DePaul University
Dr. Michele McCay has worked with public health initiatives that focus on the diverse issues that affect women, children, and families including chronic diseases, affordable healthcare, smoking prevention, and perinatal mental health issues. Issues related to maternal and child health... Read More →
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Jeannine Mercer

Academic Program Director, SUNY Empire State College
Jeannine Mercer currently works as the Academic Program Director for the Lebanon Residency Program at SUNY Empire State College. In an administrative role she has overseen various collaborations between faculty members in New York and Lebanon. In this role, she has assisted faculty... Read More →
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Susan Oaks

Professor and Mentor/Advisor, SUNY Empire State College
Susan Oaks is a Professor and Mentor/Advisor at SUNY Empire State College. She teaches a wide array of writing courses: academic, creative and professional. She co-developed an online writing center and develops and coordinates online courses in the areas of writing, literature, and... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Lake Ballroom 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

10:15am CDT

An Applied Learning Focus in COIL Collaborations

Location: Loop Room
In this session, we will share three collaborations, disparate from each other, exemplary Applied Learning projects, one in social justice, a second in geopolitics, and a third in workforce readiness. Each project avoids COIL experiences that feel separate from the core objectives of a course. For these courses in Nursing, Business and Design, the COIL collaboration has become an integral modality to deepen understanding of subject matter through doing. Applied Learning structural components can create dynamic COIL collaborations. Solving a problem for a client, participating in intercultural and team building projects, and grappling with real world obstacles create intrinsic learning experiences. Students learn the necessity of process, project flexibility and reflection. We’ll discuss how the Applied Learning modality embedded into COIL curriculum makes course content accessible by doing. We’ll share best practices for success with this pedagogical model and brainstorm what could be an Applied Learning project in your subject area. 


Speakers
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Sean Nixon

Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Real World Classroom TM Design, SUNY Ulster
Sean Nixon Associate Professor of Art and Coordinator of The Real World Classroom™ Design program at SUNY Ulster. He serves as the SUNY Ulster Applied Learning Liaison and is a SUNY Applied Learning Expert. He has presented at Academic conferences in the US, Mexico, and local business... Read More →
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Dudu Sokhela

Senior Lecturer for Primary Health Care, Durban University of Technology
Senior Lecturer for Primary Health Care in the Department of Nursing, Durban University of Technology, South Africa. A qualitative researcher and a nurse educator specialising in IMCI
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Hope Windle

COIL Coordinator, Ulster County Community College
Hope Windle is an innovative instructional design educator committed to creating digital curriculum that is accessible, inclusive, and global. She has been organizing COIL on her campus for 12 years, involving 785+students, 21+ faculty, with 2 COIL-related student global scholar trips... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Loop Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

10:15am CDT

Performing Across Borders: Integrating COIL Into Performing Arts Teaching and Learning

Location: Arts Room
Campuses serving diverse student populations often witness students' interest in Study Abroad programs but the reality of students' lives prevents them from being able to study abroad due to work schedules, limited funding, family obligations, etc. Short-term Study Abroad programs help address those challenges to some degree. Hybrid programs, on the other hand, allow students explore their interests in global engagement in ways that remove some of the limitations of short-term programs, especially if technologies get incorporated into the learning experience. Does it sound unrealistic to combine applied learning, in-class instruction, COIL, and short term Study Abroad components into one program? How would one approach strategize such a program? What consequences would this complexity have for implementing the program? Is it sustainable? This session will focus on the above questions following a successful implementation of a hybrid Study Abroad program by a Theatre department of Suffolk County Community College in collaboration with Lucian Blaga University (Sibiu, Romania) and Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Romania). The program utilized COIL, in-class instruction, applied learning and a Short-term Study Abroad trip while teaching a Theatre Workshop course, culminating with a student performance at one of the largest performing arts festivals in the world.


Speakers
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Charles Wittreich

Director of Theatre, SUNY Suffolk
Charles T. Wittreich, Executive Director and Scenic Designer, a Suffolk County Community College Theatre Training Program Alumnus (1986), continued his theatre training at Penn State University where he earned a BFA in Theatre Production. He then returned to Suffolk where he was the... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Arts Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

10:15am CDT

Shared Session: "Building Cross-Cultural Connections in Online International Education" and "Using COIL to Raise Awareness: Improving and Enhancing Interaction between Rural and Urban Students across Borders"
Location: River Room
"Using COIL to Raise Awareness: Improving and Enhancing Interaction between Rural and Urban Students across Borders"

Melody A. Wise, Verónica Bonilla Quiroz

This session, designed for participants interested in developing a COIL module, discusses a student-centered collaboration between a rural four-year college in West Virginia and an urban four-year university in Puebla, Mexico. The presenters of this session will discuss successes and challenges faced in an Introduction to Literature and an English as a Second Language COIL module. Two to four students will present via video conference to share their experiences.


"Building Cross-Cultural Connections in Online International Education"

Linda Gironda, Cesar Arias Martinez 
This presentation will discuss various ways to foster cross-cultural connections for students participating in an online international course. An attorney from SUNY Purchase and a Biology professor from Universidad La Salle Morelia will discuss how they designed and delivered a COIL module on bioethics for undergraduate students. The COIL module was designed to enable students to gain a new perspective on intercultural education and bioethics—in particular, euthanasia—to inspire students to seek more intercultural opportunities, and to allow students to work in international groups to challenge their assumptions about bioethics and cross-cultural learning. The presenters will discuss how students were organized into cross-cultural teams tasked with various viewpoints on euthanasia including culture, religion, medicine and law. They will also share certain classroom activities and technologies used to build cross-cultural connections among the students. This presentation is designed for anyone who is interested in creating or teaching an online international course.

 


Speakers
avatar for Linda Gironda

Linda Gironda

Attorney, New York State government and Adjunct at SUNY Purchase, State University of New York, Purchase College
Linda Gironda is an attorney who works for the New York State government.  Linda is also an adjunct at SUNY Purchase where she teaches law-related courses and has participated in the COIL program.   Linda also teaches leadership in the graduate program at Manhattan College.  Linda... Read More →
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Cesar Arias Martinez

Cesar Arias Martínez is a biologist who graduated from Universidad Michoacana De San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Morelia, Michoacan. He has been working as a biology and English as a Second Language teacher from Universidad La Salle Morelia for three years, where he has participated in... Read More →
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Verónica Bonilla Quiroz

Universidad Anáhuac in Puebla
Professor Verónica Bonilla Quiroz teaches English Level 6 at Universidad Anáhuac in Puebla, Mexico, and is the Language Coordinator of inQba Escuela de Negocios.  She has worked with her partner teacher, Dr. Wise, since 2016 on a COIL collaboration between her ESL class and Dr... Read More →
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Melody Wise

Assistant Professor of English, Glenville State College
Dr. Melody A. Wise, Associate Professor of English at Glenville State College in West Virginia, has taught in higher education since 2002 and at GSC since 2011.  In 2016, she began working in a COIL project with a partner teacher from Puebla, Mexico.  During that time, she has worked... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
River Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

11:15am CDT

Lunch
Lunch will be held at The Berghoff Restaurant at 17 West Adams Street. See the map on the back cover of the conference program for directions. Please bring the meal ticket located inside your name badge, show your meal ticket to your server, and let him/her know if you have any allergies or other dietary restrictions.

Tuesday October 31, 2017 11:15am - 1:15pm CDT
The Berghoff Restaurant 17 W. Adams St, Chicago, IL

1:30pm CDT

Global Citizenship: Learning Outcomes in Worldwide Curricula
Location: Private Dining Room
As universities embrace global learning outcomes for diverse student bodies, international educators must work across academic and administrative units in order to succeed. This session presents an integrated model for globalized liberal arts undergraduate curriculum program adapted across Webster University and Kent State University’s global programs and campuses.  Participants will explore a multi-campus, multi-institutional model for undergraduate curriculum revision, internationalization and curriculum integration. Concrete examples, linked to larger undergraduate curricular movements including the AAC&U work on Essential Learning Outcomes, will frame the basis for group activity and discussion.  Discussion and debate—amongst participants and presenters alike—will provide many impactful takeaways.

Speakers
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Tyann Cherry

Manager, Operations & Faculty Support in the Online Learning Center, Webster University
Tyann’s expertise spans the areas of academic program development, faculty support and program research.  She has significant experience in training and development and specializes in program coordination across extended international and U.S. site locations. Additionally, Tyann... Read More →
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Ron Daniel

Ronald W Daniel is Webster University’s London Director and former Academic Director in Geneva.  Previously at Virginia Tech as Associate Provost, he has continuously worked to develop and renew the general education programs across these different roles. Ron presents with organizations... Read More →
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Ediz Kaykayoglu

Director of Education Abroad, Kent State University
Ediz Kaykayoglu is faculty and administrator at Kent State University, working as Director of Study Abroad in the Office of Global Education. Serving in higher education since 2003, Ediz is an expert in technology and international education. Under his leadership, the study abroad... Read More →
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Kim McGrath

Director, Webster International Network of Schools, Webster University
Kim McGrath has twenty years of experience within International Education, and regularly presents at local, regional and national conferences on global learning and study abroad.  She holds a B.A. in Journalism, an M.A. in International Relations and is pursuing a doctorate in Transformative... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Private Dining Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

1:30pm CDT

Qualitative Analysis of Structured Reflections: An Innovative Pathway to Investigating Intercultural Awareness in COIL

Location: Park/Fountain Room
Our three-member panel will present an innovative approach to assessing and researching the development of intercultural awareness in students engaged in COIL courses.  This method was developed as part of a Stevens Initiative Grant awarded to the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) that linked multiple campuses at SUNY with institutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA Region). Carefully prompted student reflections before, during and after 8 COIL courses were compared and analyzed across intercultural cohorts. In addition to this broader comparative analysis, our model allows teachers to learn how their students reflected on their shared course and whether they achieved their desired learning outcomes, thereby allowing them to enhance their course when it is next offered.


Speakers
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Sarah Guth

Lecturer at University of Padova, University of Padova
Sarah Guth is an EFL Lecturer at the University of Padova, Italy and collaborates with the SUNY COIL Center, US, on research and professional development. She was the Program Coordinator at the SUNY COIL Center from February 2013 to June 2014. Her research focuses on COIL, telecollaboration... Read More →
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Francesca Helm

University of Padova
Francesca Helm is assistant professor of English at the University of Padova. Her research regards telecollaboration, virtual exchange, internationalization of higher education and English-medium instruction. She is a member of the executive board of the association EUROCALL, and... Read More →
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Jon Rubin

Director, COIL Consulting
Jon Rubin was Founder and Director of the SUNY COIL Center from 2006-2017. He directed the National Endowment for the Humanities funded: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities (2010-13), which engaged 47 U.S. and international universities in COIL course... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Park/Fountain Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

1:30pm CDT

Connecticut CLICKs: Jump-starting a Community College System’s Internationalization With Globally Networked Learning

Location: River Room
“Connecticut CLICKs” is a case study of how innovative campus leadership in France and CT, a nonprofit consultant and a “friendly foreign government” jump-started our community college system’s internationalization effort creating a solid foundation with lessons and moral support from the COIL community. Starting in February 2016 from near-zero international capacity and flying in the face of major budget reductions and community college consolidations, three CT community colleges are launching our first CLICKs modules with two French IUT’s in Fall 2017, developing new modules for Spring 2018 and student and faculty travel with support of a French mobility grant run through APLU-NAFSA.  Led by a seasoned college President, guided by our consultant Gazelle International, we have course design, faculty development and assessment tools along with a 3-5 year strategy for fund-raising and partnership development, anchoring CLICKs in a global studies certificate and building to internships, student and faculty exchange.


Speakers
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Karen Birch

CT College of Technology
As state director of the CT College of Technology since 1995, Karen Birch has created a nationally recognized seamless pathway in engineering and technology fields for Connecticut’s 12 community colleges, eight universities and high schools. She serves as a key member of the CT... Read More →
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Lea Futschik

Higher Education Attaché, French Embassy in the US
Attaché and International Education Specialist at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, Lea Futschik fosters Franco-US academic and research cooperation and exchanges. She has been crafting new programs with US partners to enable traditionally underrepresented... Read More →
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Nancy Ruther

Principal, Gazelle International, Gazelle International (non-profit)
** CT CLICKs, our passion project. How our assessment tools will help make the case for scaling up and sustainability? Come to the Action Lab on Saturday -- get our tools and share your advice.COIL is the on-ramp for CT Comm Colleges' first ever Intl Ed Initiative.** TEACHING PARTNERS... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
River Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

1:30pm CDT

Surveying the Landscape: The State of the Virtual Exchange Field and its Future

Location: Lake Ballroom
The Stevens Initiative is building global competence for young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa by growing the field of virtual exchange. The Initiative and its partners at the U.S. Department of State and the Bezos Family Foundation will reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the first two years of grant-making and other field-building activities as well as the opportunities that lie ahead.


Moderators
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Mohamed Abdel-Kader

Executive Director, Stevens Initiative
Mohamed Abdel-Kader is Executive Director of the Stevens Initiative. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the International and Foreign Language Division at the Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. He was previously Director of Development for... Read More →

Speakers
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Greg Sommers

Greg Sommers is Managing Director of Strategy and Program, Middle and High School at the Bezos Family Foundation. Greg has spent his career in education: first serving as a special education teacher with Fairfax county schools, and later with the Gates Foundation from 2004-2015.
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Christopher Wurst

Director, Collaboratory, U.S. Department of State


Tuesday October 31, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Lake Ballroom 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

1:30pm CDT

Faculty Development for COIL: Creating Pedagogical Support and Infrastructure on Your Campus

Location: Loop Room
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) creates multiple innovations for pedagogical development among faculty. A faculty development director of a center for teaching excellence will examine the inclusion of COIL as part of the center's program agenda and describe how such a center, in collaboration with the center for international education, can create funding, training and mentoring  to support COIL efforts across the university campus.


Speakers
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Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco

Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and is an Associate Professor of Spanish, Xavier University
Diane serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and is an Associate Professor of Spanish. In her role as faculty director of the CTE, Diane has created funding, training and mentoring opportunities for faculty interested in developing COIL courses. Diane has... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Loop Room 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

2:45pm CDT

Closing Plenary Panel: Perspectives on the Future of COIL and Virtual Exchange
Location: Lake Ballroom
This discussion panel will address emerging trends and recommendations for the future of COIL/virtual exchange.  

Moderators
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Heather H. Ward

Associate Director for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education
Heather H. Ward is associate director of ACE's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE), where she is responsible for programs and resources to support the internationalization of higher education, including ACE's programs to advance the use of technology for... Read More →

Speakers
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Simone Hackett

Lecturer & COIL Coordinator, The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands
Simone Hackett is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Internationalisation at the Faculty of Health & Sports at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) in the Netherlands. She has over 10 years’ experience in international education and is also a member of the European Association... Read More →
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Jon Rubin

Director, COIL Consulting
Jon Rubin was Founder and Director of the SUNY COIL Center from 2006-2017. He directed the National Endowment for the Humanities funded: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities (2010-13), which engaged 47 U.S. and international universities in COIL course... Read More →
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Henry Shepherd

Assistant Director, Stevens Initiative
Henry Shepherd is Assistant Director of the Stevens Initiative. Prior to joining the Initiative, he earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he was research assistant to former Assistant Secretary of State Chester Crocker. Henry previously coordinated... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Lake Ballroom 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

3:45pm CDT

Closing Remarks
Location: Lake Ballroom
Closing remarks by conference planners from DePaul University and the SUNY COIL Center. 

Tuesday October 31, 2017 3:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
Lake Ballroom 525 S. State St, Chicago, IL