Global course connections at Denison University
Date of Event: September 28, 2012
Posted: September 28, 2012
GRANVILLE, Ohio—Two Denison University faculty members will explore a new way to enhance their classes by connecting with a companion class in another nation this year. Fadhel Kaboub, an assistant professor of economics, and Veerendra Lele, an associate professor of sociology/anthropology and international studies, are participating in an international course-sharing project called Global Course Connections. This pilot project is designed to enrich each shared course with an international perspective through direct exchange between students and faculty members on two campuses in two different countries as they jointly progress through similar curricular components of the linked courses.
The Global Course Connections Project is one of several initiatives of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance, a multinational higher education alliance coordinated by the Great Lakes Colleges Association in Ann Arbor, Mich. Denison University is one of the founding member institutions of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance. Lele, together with Denison President Dale T. Knobel and Provost Bradley Bateman, participated in a meeting of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance in Athens, Greece, this summer. While in Athens, Lele was able to work closely with his faculty partner from Bulgaria on planning their upcoming shared class.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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