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EA Faculty News

Fall 2019 Edition


We are happy to share the latest Education Abroad (EA) Faculty News. This publication is for current and prospective directors of CU Global Seminars (GS) or CU Global Intensives (GI). It is a way for us to share best practices in faculty-led programming, news from past GS/GI students, and highlights about your fellow faculty directors. We hope you will find it useful.
- Sylvie Burnet-Jones, Director of Program Development

Faculty Highlights

Suzanne Magnanini Named 2019 President's Teaching Scholar

Dr. Suzanne Magnanini, Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian and Faculty Director for the Global Seminar: Dante in Florence, has been named a President's Teaching Scholar in recognition of her outstanding performance in teaching and research work. Congratulations, Suzanne!
Published by CU Connections. Read More

Birds break evolutionary rules when it comes to feather color

Dr. Scott Taylor, Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and interim Faculty Director for the Global Seminar: Conservation Biology & Practice in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, worked with a team of researchers to study the rainbow-colored Australian finch; the quest was to understand the genes that control feather color in this highly endangered species. Scott co-authored the study, which was published in the journal Nature Communications and shared in this CU Boulder Today story. Read More
Scott usually serves as one of the alternating Faculty Directors for the Global Seminar: Ecology & Evolution in the Galápagos Islands., along with Dr. Andrew Martin.

Student News

Atlantic Forest Shore by Delilah Cupp

Challenge vs. Opportunity: An Optimist’s Approach to Global Forest Conservation by Delilah Cupp

For her ENVS Capstone project, Global Seminar: Conservation Biology & Practice in Brazil's Atlantic Forest alumna Delilah Cupp wrote a blog post reflecting upon her targeted studies at CU that led to her interest in forest conservation and the start of her early career at the GCF Task Force*. Included is a section dedicated to her experience in Brazil during the Global Seminar, which was led by INSTAAR's Dr. Timothy Kittel the year of her participation. According to Delilah, "I cannot emphasize enough the influence that course had on my academic and personal development over the last couple years, and I thank [Dr. Kittel] immensely for facilitating that experience." Read More

*Colleen Scanlan Lyons, Faculty Director for the Global Intensive: Sustainability in Brazil, is the Project Director for the GCF Task Force.

Culture Wars by Conner Shaver

Summer 2019 Global Seminar Videographers

Five summer 2019 Global Seminar students applied and were selected to serve as the Official Videographers for their programs. Each student received a $200 scholarship in exchange for creating a brief promotional video. Check out these students' experiences in Peru, Brazil, Italy, and Argentina! Read More

Faculty Director Resources

ISA Webinar Screenshot

Faculty Leader Webinar: Inclusive Program Design & Pedagogy for Short-term, Faculty-led Programming

This webinar, presented by WorldStrides'* Malaika Serrano, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, and Dr. Wendy Amato, Chief Academic Officer, takes a hard look at the rapidly changing student demographic present on today's campuses and the intentional actions you can take to create a more inclusive study abroad program. Watch the webinar

Guide to Inclusive Program Design (featured in the webinar)

*WorldStrides is an education abroad provider that provides logistical support for several of CU's Global Seminars and Global Intensives, as well as for some of Leeds First-Year Global Experiences (FGX).

Spelman Global

A Curricular Model for Facilitating Intercultural Competence Development for Student Learning Abroad

This article is a case study of how Spelman College, an HBCU & Diversity Abroad Member Institution, has developed and implemented the Global Intercultural Seminar - an innovative curricular model for facilitating the development of student intercultural development and its assessment. Read More

New Global Intensives  New Global Seminars


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