The Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development is committed to preparing and supporting student development professionals to better serve the needs and challenges of our constituents in addressing global citizenship and leadership through enhancing intercultural competencies and providing general resources.
Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, affectional/sexual orientation, or disability in any of its policies, procedures, or programs. This non-discrimination policy covers membership and access to commission programs and activities including but not limited to national conventions, program development, awards, services, publications, and leadership opportunities.
The Professional Value of International Experiences: Unpacking Study Abroad for Essential Professional Competencies
Research indicates employers fail to value international experiences in recruiting new college graduates, unless students reframe their experiences into workplace competencies. This webinar highlights research on employer perceptions and introduces a model for competency based reflection to help students reframe these experiences. For more information and to RSVP, go to http://tinyurl.com/bz6jcpc.
Monday April 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. E.S.T.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GDSD ACPA AWARDS WINNERS!
Service to the International Community Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the international community at his institution. He has been dedicated to serving students through the Office for International Students and Services at Michigan State University, organized several cultural programs, and has conducted much research on the international student population in higher education to guide his practice. Congratulations to Mark Chung Kwan Fan, the 2013 recipient.
Outstanding International Program Award recognizes meaningful programming that supports international education. This year's recipient, International Education Week at Seattle University, creatively engaged thousands in students with unique global educational programming including a Study Abroad Photography Exhibit, Bollywood Casino Night which raised money for charity, and a presentation on Humanitarian Engineering. The programs collaborated with several campus partners and is well deserving of this award. Congratulations to Ryan Greene and Seattle University.
The Legacy Award was developed in honor of the Commission’s 50th Anniversary. The ACPA GDSD Legacy Award was developed to honor an outstanding individual or organization that has furthered and championed Student Affairs globally during their lifetime. The Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) has been established since 1973 and has continued to significantly contribute to international education, student affairs and services. Congratulations to CACUSS and thank you for your continued service and dedication to international student affairs. (Pictured L-R: Janet Mee, University of British Columbia and current president of CAUCUSS, Jessica Young, and Jennifer Hamilton, executive director of CAUCUSS).
Advancement of Global Dimensions Research Award recognizes a scholar who has completed an outstanding research project of educational and intrinsic value to the international field. Dr. Reg Motley's research on "Change on Measured Noncognitive Variables: A Quantitative Examination of the Influence of Short-Term Study Abroad Experiences" addresses a great concern to studying abroad and provides a unique use of noncognitive variables and factors that are associated with outcomes of short-term study abroad programs.
SHOWCASE & RECEPTION
VOLUNTEERING AT CONVENTION
ACPA WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT SPONSORED BY ACPA'S COMMISSION FOR GLOBAL DIMENSIONS OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
Title: It's a process, not a program: The Role of Student Affairs in Education Abroad
Date: Thursday, 2/28/2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EST - UTC05 - please make adjustments if you are in a different time zone). Please register by Tuesday 2/26/2013
This webinar will highlight how student affairs professionals can contribute to the education abroad process and the important role they can play in enhancing the quality of the programs in terms of student development and learning. Panelists will explore how students participating in education abroad experience cognitive, identiy, and psycho-social development opportunities, as well as cultural adjustment. Special attention will be paid to early-career students (first- and second-year students0>
Dr. Paige Sindt - Director of Academic Affairs | CEA Global Education
Dr. Jim Lucas - Assistant to the Dean, International Academic Student Life | Michigan State University
Mr. Raymond Plaza - Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs | Bowling Green State University
Register at: http://tinyurl.com/ae5dzxv.
Are you interested in sharing your research or a successful campus-based program at the 2013 ACPA Convention? Consider submitting a Promising Practice, Research Paper, or ResearchPromising Practices: The Promising Practices programs allow presenters to share program, strategies, and interventions that have been successful on college and university campuses. These 60-minute sessions will be of special interest to colleagues interested in gathering information about other institution’s best practices. This is an excellent opportunity for student affairs professionals and graduate students to share their successful programs, strategies, or interventions with ACPA members.
Research Papers: The Research Paper sessions are designed for the presentation of scholarly research, particularly by graduate students or faculty members. Each 75-minute program slot will include presentation of three research papers (15 minutes each), followed by a brief discussion. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and faculty to share their original research with ACPA members.
Research Posters: The Research Poster sessions are designed for discussion about research projects that have been completed or are in process. Presenters display research on a large bulletin board and are available to discuss their display and interact with those circulating the room. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and faculty to share their original research with ACPA members.
Promising Practices, Research Papers, and Research Posters can all be submitted through the 2013 ACPA Convention website and are due by September 10, 2012.
2012 Louisville Convention Updates
GDSD Won! The Commission won one of the four top Commission Awards. Award of Excellence: Knowledge and Competencies.
Dial-a-Dialogue Series Update
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS: THE GLITZ, THE GLAM, THE TRUTH
About Campus-The two most recent issues focuses on topics concerning Internationalization and Globalization!
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