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regards to cross-cultural learning," Duke
says, and adds, "The faculty really loved it.
They reported that it was a very worthwhile
experience. And those who had returned
from teaching abroad after participating
in the discussions said that they'd gotten to
know their students a lot better in applying
the things they'd learned."
Wake Forest has also funded faculty to
participate in CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) and the Institute
for the International Education of Students
(commonly known as IES Abroad, based
in Chicago) faculty development seminars.
"They do an intensive academic seminar
abroad, and then they come back and reflect
on what they've learned, but also how they
can incorporate what they've learned into
their classes," says Duke.
In January 2014 Woodrow Hood, director
of film studies at Wake Forest, participated
in a CIEE seminar called "The Business of
Bollywood," held in Mumbai. "I was hoping
to get deeper insight into film production in
India," Hood says. "Having never been to India before, or studied Hindi film, I never felt I
could incorporate teaching Indian films in my
courses. I had no direct cultural experience to
draw from, or any real instruction from experts in the area. I hoped the seminar would
give me enough expertise that I could start
incorporating new material into my classes
and introduce a more well-rounded global
perspective in my Intro to Film course."
During the seminar, Hood had the opportunity to participate in one-on-one

"The mix of theoretical
and practical learning
was brilliant, and
far exceeded my
expectations."

discussions with top Indian filmmakers
and attend lectures. He also made a short
film. "The mix of theoretical and practical
learning was brilliant, and far exceeded my
expectations," says Hood. "But it's not just the
seminar. Being in Mumbai, experiencing the
wealth and poverty and cleanliness and filth,
the super-contemporary and almost medieval, gave me a much bigger picture, a glimpse
of the story of humanity as it manifests itself
in that culture." The seminar exposed Hood
to "all sorts of nuances...and that's what I've
brought back to my teaching. Not just better
understanding of the modes of film production, but a way of seeing Indian film that is
richer, deeper, and more meaningful." 
Boston College has also been looking
for ways to better train faculty for teaching abroad, says Gozik. "We run lunchtime
sessions for faculty leading programs
abroad. It's almost impossible to find a time
when everyone can attend. So we haven't
gotten large numbers of people, but the
faculty who've come have a strong interest."
They've held sessions on health and safety,
intercultural competence, marketing, and
other topics. The health and safety session
is required for all faculty going abroad; the
others are optional.
"We've been trying to get a sense of what
kinds of needs are out there, and what kind
of interest there is among faculty. So we
let them talk about some of the concerns
they've had, and let other people who have
been running programs for a while talk
about what they've done," Gozik says.

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of global student/faculty development, research, and risk management at Wake Forest,
and author of Preparing to Study Abroad:
Learning to Cross Cultures. "In 2008 as we
began developing cross-cultural engagement
courses for our students, a group of faculty
came forward and said, 'We'd like something
for ourselves.' So we developed a workshop,
and three years ago we turned it into a conference," says Duke. According to Duke, the
conference is experiencing robust growth. 
Each year Winston-Salem State University sends several faculty members to
WISE. "They learn how classroom teaching
is different from teaching abroad, and how
global competence can be integrated into
their curriculum," says Joti Sekhan, director of international programs and professor
of sociology at Winston-Salem. "Through
WISE they obtain a broader perspective on
their role as educators." She adds, "As we
prepare students to be actively engaged and
successful in a global environment, teaching
cannot be limited to texts, assignments, and
in-class activities. WISE gives faculty the
chance to interact with faculty, staff, and administrators from around the country, and
to engage with transformative teaching and
learning practices."
The Center for  Global Programs
and Studies at Wake Forest has also worked
with its campus Teaching and Learning
Center to offer faculty learning communities and discussion groups on study abroad.
"We offered them to the whole campus,
and advertised them to faculty going abroad
in the next two years, as a way to help them
develop greater awareness of the deep learning that can come with guided reflection,"
says Duke.
The group met four times in the fall and
four times in the spring, an hour and a half
each time. Discussions were based on readings from Student Learning Abroad  and
Documenting Learning with eportfolios. "A
faculty learning community is an excellent
resource for bringing people up to speed
on what research has shown, and where
best practices are around the country in

"If we have a partner
in the country we're
going to, we want our
faculty to meet with
them while they're
there, and learn about
how the exchange
operates."



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - July/August 2015

Degrees Without Borders
The Right Prescription for Internationalization
InBrief
Global Spotlight
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
In Focus
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