This page contains links to a range of posts on this blog I wrote since beginning to lead study abroad programs. The posts are aimed at faculty and inidviduals interested in the faculty experience. You will notice I do not talk about or name specific students. My comments are limited to my experience including my working partnerships with my teaching assistant, UIC Study Abroad office colleagues and overseas partners.
My posts try to convey the objectives and processes I used before and during the program. The purpose of this page is to share ideas and ways for reader’s to use my experiences and insights for their own benefit for their future study abroad programs.
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Accomplishments If anyone questioned the academic integrity of this short term study abroad experiences they should take a few moments to review the content of this blog. Students completed 6 micro projects and 2 extended essays. A total of 144 required project posts...read more
That is the question! Okay, it might not be the most important question that you will ask yourself, but it should be one you ought to ask yourself. When I first decided to take a teaching assistant with me to Dublin and then to Spain professors, colleagues and...read more
Often in higher education I find myself like a solo perfomer. Most teaching experiences have been quite solitary without much collaboration, team work, community and communication with peers. I expend a lot of energy learning and working to be a better educator. but...read more
Sometimes I am asked and told by colleagues something like this "What can your students possibly learn in six weeks?...That's no time at all to learn anything." Really? Six weeks is a short time, but when I think of it, the most intense memories we learned from...read more
I am frequently asked by faculty at my own institution and others about study abroad. They often question me about the benefits and value of the program and tell me how much they would like to travel. I typically reply with an invitation to lead a program and I offer...read more