ERIC Number: ED537452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Creating a Global Perspective Campus
Braskamp, Larry A.
Global Perspective Institute Inc.
The author has written this Guidebook to assist users interested in creating a campus that will be more global in its mission, programs, and people. His approach is to focus on the views and contributions of the people who are engaged in higher education. Thus it has a "person" emphasis rather than a structural or policy point of view. The author does this since he thinks that the goals, aspirations, and achievements of those working and studying on campus is the critical factor in creating a campus with a global perspective. In educating the future generations of citizens, it is not only concerned with intellectual development and learning but also moral, social, physical, and spiritual development of students, including intercultural competency or global learning and development. Creating a global perspective on campus is more than fostering student learning and development. It is to permeate the entire campus. Faculty, staff and students need to address globalization and what it means for them and for society. Globalization denotes a geopolitical world that extends beyond nationalism and nation boundaries. It reflects an interdependence among all nations--the rich and poor and the powerful and powerless are united for a common good. It stresses pluralism and diversity rather than homogeneity, collaboration rather than isolation. Appended are: (1) Defining assessment and evaluation; and (2) A global holistic view of human development. (A list of suggested readings is included.)
Descriptors: Professional Development, Spiritual Development, Intellectual Development, Global Approach, Community Programs, Guides, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Moral Development, Campuses, Cooperation, Cultural Pluralism, Holistic Approach, Evaluation Methods
Global Perspective Institute Inc. 260 East Chestnut Street Suite 3307, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 312-420-1056; Fax: 312-943-4457; Web site: https://gpi.central.edu
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Global Perspective Institute Inc.