Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning Evaluation Project

Awarded Grant: $45,000

Principal Investigator:

Bidhan Chandra, Empire State College

A consortium of five SUNY campuses (SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Cobleskill, The College at Old Westbury, Purchase College, SUNY Levin Institute), and Cornell University undertook this project to create International Cross Cultural Experiential Learning Evaluation Toolkit to improve the development and assessment of international experiential learning activities. The Toolkit provides guidance to faculty to create and deliver appropriate international experiential learning activities that strengthen students’ cross-cultural skills while they are engaged in international experiences such as study abroad programs, faculty-led international field trips, taking COIL courses or U.S. campus based other courses where international components are integral with the course. The Toolkit also provides guidance to faculty to coach their students to document their learning artifacts and to produce effective reflection pieces to appear in their e-Portfolios. The Toolkit is expected to be piloted in COIL courses, study abroad experiences, faculty led trips, in-class curricular efforts, and international service learning experiences.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

  • Dr. Keith Landa, Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center, Purchase College
  • Rebecca Smolar, Project Manager, SUNY Levin Institute
  • Dr. Runi Mukherji, Professor and Chair, The College at Old Westbury
  • Dr. Patrice Prusko Torcivia, Instructional Designer, Cornell University
  • Dr. Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski, Executive Director of International Education, SUNY Cobleskill

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