Building Viable Study Abroad Programs Workshop Agenda

Location: Jackson State University, Student Center Ballroom A

8 a.m.-8:45 Breakfast and Registration
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome from JSU Global

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Leveraging MOUs and Human Capital To Create International Partnerships (Livestream)
The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State University use their relationships with international educational institutions and organizations to create partnerships for study abroad programs. Additionally, the universities leverage the resources of international faculty, staff, administrators and students to help build stronger programs.
Presenters: Dr. Kathie Stomile-Golden, Director of International Programs
Mississippi Valley State University; Dr. Pamela D. Moore, Associate Dean for Global Engagement, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

10 a.m- 10:50 a.m.
COIL: An Innovative Approach to Using Technology to Expand Study Abroad to Those Who Cannot Travel
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) connects accredited courses, linking the classrooms of two or more higher education institutions, each located in a different country or cultural setting. The COIL model does not merely promote students from different countries sharing an online classroom. Rather, COIL creates equitable team-taught learning environments where faculty from two cultures work together to develop a shared syllabus, emphasizing experiential and collaborative student learning.

Presenter: Jon Rubin, Director, Coil Consulting

11 a.m.- 11:50 a.m.
Best Practices For Growing Study Abroad At Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) (Livestream)

This session explores ways of growing study abroad at MSIs from the top down and from the bottom up. Three main approaches will be discussed – student centered, faculty driven, and institutionally focused. At the conclusion of the session attendees will have explored turning obstacles into opportunities; identified some internal and external resources for growing awareness within campus community; and considered creative solutions to the obstacles of cost, curriculum and culture.

Presenter: Dr. Keshia Abraham, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Study Abroad

12 p.m. Lunch / Open Discussion
Money Matters: Making Study Abroad Affordable For Every Student
During this open discussion, all attendees are encouraged to share resources and creative ways that they’ve been able to fund study abroad and make it more affordable.

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Faculty Development and Writing Faculty-led Programs That Win
There are many benefits and challenges of faculty professional development as it relates to study abroad. Learn strategies from two universities that encourage faculty development on their campuses.

Presenters: Chris Deegan, Executive Director, Study Abroad,University of Illinois, Chicago; Dr. Melvenia Martin, Professor, Grambling State University

2:00 p.m. -2:50 p.m.
Global Safety, Risk Management and Keeping Student Safe While Traveling
Putting the pieces together to keep travelers safe is an ongoing exercise. It is never complete. There is no one way to do it. There is no better way. This presentation provides you with questions that may assist you in forming a vision of the type of International Risk and Safety area you want, and with the story of how UT Dallas is solving the puzzle.

Presenter: Imperio Shanks, International Risk and Insurance Analyst at the University of Texas at Dallas