Teaching Excellence Seminar:
Keeping the Study in Study Abroad
Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Are you interested in how study abroad can help your students learn? Developing a good study abroad course starts with defining what you want your students to learn from the experience. These outcomes may include direct course content or collaborative or reflective goals. You determine your desired outcomes, then consider how the change of venue will provide, highlight or augment them. In this workshop, experienced faculty will share how they developed study abroad opportunities which capitalize on their own interests and expertise, tying the location to the course goals. Panelists represent a range of study abroad approaches. Representatives from the Office of Study Abroad will be available after the workshop to meet with interested faculty about getting started in time for 2011!
Use email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 803-777-8322, or the form below.
About the Panelists
Dick Moore, Journalism
Dick Moore taught the "Multimedia Maymester in Munich" course for the School of Journalism for several years and will introduce a multi-disciplinary 6 credit "Freedom’s Messenger" course for Summer 2010. As a prelude to college teaching, Moore worked for more than 35 years in broadcast news. He is part of the teaching team for broadcast senior semester in the print and electronic journalism sequence.
Marianne Bickle, Retailing
Dr. Bickle teaches 20 students in a Maymester study abroad course, "Critical Issues in Retail," annually. Locations have included London, Paris, and Italy. Her research interests include cross-channel shopping, e-commerce, and student learning paradigms of retailing.
Rob Rolfe, International Business
Dr. Rolfe taught a study abroad course, "Business in Africa," during the Summer 2009 term. He has served as Executive Director of the International MBA Program at the Moore School of Business. He has also been a visiting professor in Beijing and Vienna. His research focuses on foreign investment in Africa.