How do we know if it's working? Assessing study abroad curriculum integrationROUNDTABLE # 15
Facilitator: Diane Nemec Ignashev
Participants: Margaret Riley, David Rudd, Sara Tully, Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Peggy Retka
- Is assessment of study abroad curriculum integration important? If yes, why?
- Different models of curricular integration work for different schools and programs: at our table we had representatives from larger universities (Duke & UW-Milwaukee), as well as from the liberal arts institutions (Kalamazoo, St. John's & St. Benedict's, Carleton), and from Arcadia.
- Study-abroad offices facilitate the integration of study-abroad work into curricula, but ultimately this is negotiated by the faculty in departments.
- Instruments for assessing student progress abroad in terms of cross-cultural understanding are a) expensive and b) potentially offensive to some students.