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Achieving Domestic Internationalization and Global Competence Through On-Campus Activities and Globally Responsive Education

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access


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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

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July 19, 2022

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International Division Technical Session 2

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Sanjay Tewari Missouri University of Science and Technology Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Tewari is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Civil Engineering at the Missouri University of Science & Technology ( Missouri S&T), Rolla, MO. His primary responsibility is associated with the Cooperative Engineering Program of Missouri State University and Missouri S&T. Before joining Missouri S&T, he worked as Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) and Master of Technology (Chemical Engineering) in India. He later joined Texas A&M University and earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Civil (Environmental) Engineering. His research efforts are focused on drinking water quality and issues related to the treatment of wastewater using physical, chemical, biological, and electrochemical/kinetic processes. His recent research efforts have been in the area of application of geographic information systems to environmental management and sustainability, causes/effects of salinity in soils, and corrosion of metal pipes. Dr. Tewari also has a keen interest in STEM education, improving diversity in STEM areas, the inclusion of hands-on and digital tools in the curriculum.

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Peng Zhang Missouri State University

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Mr. Peng Zhang has both academic and practical experiences in international higher education. Currently, Mr. Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in international education with the primary research interests in global and intercultural teaching and learning, the internationalization of the curriculum, and international partnerships and branch campuses. Meanwhile, Mr. Zhang is a practitioner in international higher education. He works with academic departments and faculty at Missouri State University to develop academic programs and partnerships with Missouri State University international partner universities. He is also the founding chair for the Globally Responsive Education and Teaching (GREAT) program.

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Yuan Zhuang Missouri State University

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Dr. Yuan (Helen) Zhuang received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University. She has more than fifteen years of experience in adult English as Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) education, and has also taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at NAU and MSU. Her teaching and research interests include Second Language Acquisition (SLA), second language pronunciation and phonology, ESL listening and speaking, translation, cross-cultural communication, and teacher training. Other than supervising the English language training programs at the International Leadership and Training Center, she has been coordinating cohort teacher training programs with partner universities in various countries. She cofounded the Globally Responsive Education and Teaching (GREAT) program at MSU.

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The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and educators are well known. However, there is a paucity of literature available on its impact on educational institutions in the context of their abilities to develop global competence in the middle of an ongoing pandemic. The virtual communication and remote delivery of educational content have been a popular trend for many universities to adapt to the pandemic challenges and re-think their internationalization strategies.

The limited travel opportunities because of the pandemic have highlighted a big need for the domestic internationalization mechanism at educational institutions. In this paper, the authors discuss how the Globally Responsive Education and Teaching (GREAT) program at XYZ University is promoting globally responsive and inclusive teaching and learning among faculty and internationalization of the curriculum. It provides an overview of the activities and program structure of the GREAT program. In addition, it covers how culturally responsive teaching and global learning are being promoted for global competence by increased domestic Internationalization efforts.

The importance of exploring global teaching and learning models and the significance of faculty engagement are emphasized in this paper. It also discusses how international virtual exchange learning gained popularity because of COVID-19 and how the GREAT program plans to integrate it by offering a grant to support faculty with an aim to promote the internationalization of the curriculum and global learning for all. This paper also discusses how lessons learned from teaching abroad and international education are being incorporated for domestic internationalization to provide similar international learning experiences for both domestic and international students.

Tewari, S., & Zhang, P., & Zhuang, Y. (2021, July), Achieving Domestic Internationalization and Global Competence Through On-Campus Activities and Globally Responsive Education Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36640

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