The Office of Global Learning, as well as many other departments at Fairleigh Dickinson University, has facilitated several workgroups and conferences related to global education. Directly addressing the mission of FDU to “educate global citizens,” such professional gatherings offer those in the academic community the opportunity to investigate and share ideas associated with internationalization of the campus and curriculum. Occasionally, FDU, in collaboration with outside organizations and institutions, serves as the host of topical events in the area of global learning.

Past Events

Discover the World: Meeting the Standards through Global Education
Sponsored by FDU’s School of Education, Departement of Global Learning and The Record Newspaper
March 12, 2004

The conference offered 179 teachers from all grade levels and subject areas the opportunity to attend and will focus on how global education can be incorporated into the curriculum to help teachers meet the demands of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Areas. The conference held on March 12, 2004 covered such topics as: The Global Education Curriculum, Teaching our Diverse Learners in the Classroom, Integrating Technology in Your Classroom: Using FDU’s Global Website, and Assessment and Global Education. The Record also offered a breakout session focusing on how the newspaper can be incorporated into a global education curriculum.

Questions on this conference or future conferences for K-12 teachers may be directed to Diana Cvitan, 201-692-7161 or Dr. Vicki Cohen, 201-692-2525.

Developing Global Competencies in Higher Education
A collaborative effort between Fairleigh Dickinson University and The American Council on Education
April 4-5, 2003

Through enlightening presentations by experts in the area of internationalization of the curriculum, insightful commentaries by diplomatic representatives, reports by local and international colleagues on recent experiences and projects and, most importantly, interactive discussions and collaboration among participants, this conference aimed to define an essential element of global education as represented in an identifiable set of global competencies. The conference also helped participants develop a blueprint for global education that offers real solutions and operable ideas to apply on campuses, in curricula, and with students. At the closing of the conference, four topical groups (general education, disciplinary education, study abroad, and co-curriculum) examined critical questions relevant to each area. Reports from these groups can be found at the conference web site.

Objectives included:

  • Collaboratively define necessary global competencies
  • Determine ways to develop these competencies in our students
  • Identify various explicit and implicit components of a global education plan
  • Target ways to incorporate these elements in all aspects of campus life
  • Find effective solutions to challenges faced in making global education a reality

For more information on the conference program and proceedings, please visit the conference

Web site