Curriculum Development and Academic Design
This Forum promotes excellence in curricular development and academic design by collecting and disseminating information about best practices, by offering conference sessions, and through engaging faculty and education abroad professionals in ongoing dialog about the curricular rationales for education abroad.
New Initiative, 2012-2013:
The Forum’s Curriculum Project
The Curriculum Cooperative: Sharing Education Abroad Curricula and Teaching Methods
The Curriculum Cooperative is an online resource center where faculty and administrators from Forum member institutions and organizations share their unique approaches to encouraging student learning abroad. The Cooperative contains education abroad course and program profiles, as well as video and text interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi, and more. Contributions to the Cooperative are indexed by program type, sponsor type, duration, location and other variables. Members seeking inspiration on how to develop and improve their own education abroad curricula and teaching methods will find the Cooperative useful, and those who are eager to share their experience and expertise with colleagues now have an online venue to do so. Contributions will be accepted an on ongoing basis, and updates to the Cooperative will be made continuously.
Visit the Curriculum Cooperative home page to view course and program profiles, listen to advice from experts in the field, and to find out how to share information about your own approaches to curriculum design and teaching abroad.
Here is just a small sampling of the types of interviews that you will find in the Cooperative. Faculty, staff, and graduate students from Forum member organizations may login to view the full-length videos and other resources.
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Are you at a Forum member institution, but do not yet have a login? Email email@example.com to request access.
Sincere thanks to those who have already contributed!
Awards for Excellence in Curriculum Design and Teaching
All courses submitted to the Curriculum Cooperative will be considered for the Forum’s Award for Excellence in Curriculum Design. The recipient(s) will be announced on November 19, 2013 at the Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad. The award recipients’ expenses for attendance at the Standards Institute will be supported as part of the award. By recognizing the outstanding efforts of our colleagues, the Forum hopes to inspire the education abroad field as a whole to continue to strive for excellence in curriculum development. Submit information about your course before June 1, 2013 if you would like to be considered for the 2013 award.
Standards of Good Practice Institute: “Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad”
The Forum will hold a Standards of Good Practice Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad on November 19th, 2013, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This Standards Institute is dedicated to identifying and understanding an array of approaches to curriculum design and teaching in education abroad, and assisting participants to understand how to develop and improve their own education abroad curricula and enhance disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching. Plenary and concurrent sessions, through a wide variety of practical, hands-on activities, will bring together professionals in instructional design, education abroad faculty and administrators and highlight innovative ways in which Standard 3: Academic Framework may be applied to achieve excellence in curriculum design and teaching. View the call for proposals.