This co-authored collection offers valuable insights about the impact of leading off-campus study on faculty leaders’ teaching, research, service, and overall well-being. Recognizing that faculty leaders are themselves global learners, the book addresses ways that liberal arts colleges can more effectively achieve their strategic goals for students' global learning by intentionally anticipating and supporting the needs of faculty leaders, as they grow and change. Faculty as Global Learners offers key findings and recommendations to stimulate conversations among administrators, faculty, and staff about concrete actions they can explore and steps they can take on their campuses to both support faculty leaders of off-campus programs and advance strategic institutional goals for global learning. This collection includes transferrable pedagogical insights and the perspectives of faculty members who have led off-campus study programs in a variety of disciplines and geographic regions.
Joan Gillespie is an instructor in Northwestern University’s graduate program in higher education administration and policy. She was Vice President and Director of off-campus study programs for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and held senior positions at IES Abroad. She has published and presented papers on international program quality standards, assessment of student learning and development abroad, and undergraduate research in off-campus study.
Lisa Jasinski is Special Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Trinity University. At Trinity, she led three academic service-learning programs to the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica for pre-service teachers. While a doctoral student at The University of Texas at Austin, Lisa researched the implications of federal affirmative action policies in universities in southern Brazil. In 2020, she served as a Fulbright Specialist to Finland.
Dana Gross is Professor of Psychology at St. Olaf College. As Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary and General Studies (2013–2019), she worked closely with the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies. She is co-editor of Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum: Practical Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad (APA Books, 2016) and has led January-term courses for undergraduates in India and China.