IAUNRC is working diligently on our responses to the current Title VI grant’s competitive priority by collaborating with Community Colleges, Minority Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges.
We have cosponsored two workshops for the Georgia Consortium with the goal of internationalizing curricula at MSIs and HBCUs around Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee. We cosponsored two workshops titled “Internationalizing Humanities Courses” and “Understanding the War Against Ukraine.” In the latter, Dr. Marianne Kamp, an IAUNRC faculty affiliate, spoke about the responses to the war in Ukraine in Turkey, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Over 70 faculty members participated in these two events.
Additionally, IAUNRC has supported a Global Classroom Collaboration. Faculty members from Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis and Termez University in Uzbekistan co-taught a course based on one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
A similar collaboration between faculty members from our longtime partner, the St. Louis Community College, and the International University of Central Asia in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan, is currently in the works. Two STLCC faculty members will be travelling to Kyrgyzstan in the fall.
IAUNRC is working with other IU Title VI Centers and the Navajo State University to provide professional development workshops supporting indigenous leadership initiatives in internationalizing the school’s curriculum development. K-16 internationalization will also include Galactic Global Arts Infusion for high school students in the Navajo Nation.
Finally, a group of 10 faculty members from education programs at HBCUs and MSIs will be travelling to Finland in May to take part in the Early Childhood Education professional development program. They will be learning about the world-renowned Finnish education system and observing it in action through classroom and preschool visits.
IAUNRC is cosponsoring Pashto instruction at Morgan State University and Kurdish instruction at Nashville State Community College.