Curriculum Enhancement

Global Aggies: Designing Global Classrooms for Real-World Challenges

In June 2020, Universitas 21 (U21) named UC Davis among the winners of its inaugural Global Education Enhancement Fund. Through this grant, UC Davis partnered with Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China to create a framework for teaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Global Classroom modules. Thanks to this pioneering pilot project, over the past year more than 170 UC Davis students were able to work on real-world projects with students and faculty at UC Davis and at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, directly as a part of their coursework. Students learned to navigate time zones, virtual platform differences, and language barriers while gaining awareness and contributing to several SDGs, such as SDG 3 for Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 10 for Reduced Inequalities, and SDG 11 for Sustainable Cities and Communities.

UC Davis - Latin America and the Caribbean Spotlight: Professor Develops Courses on Indigenous Caribbean

UC Davis Professor Beth Rose Middleton, chair of the Native American Studies Department in the College of Letters and Science, has long had an interest in the Caribbean. A 2020 Global Affairs Seed Grant has allowed Professor Middleton to develop courses on the Indigenous Caribbean and to develop exchanges and collaborations with Garifuna leaders.

UC Davis Students Put Engineering and Professional Skills Into Global Practice

In the remote learning environment, students in a UC Davis University Writing Program engineering writing class have a new way to engage in global collaborations. Ten small-scope, high-impact projects offered by companies based in Germany, Austria, Spain, Ireland, and Mexico are giving undergraduate engineering students in UWP102E the opportunity to put professional writing and communication skills into practice.

Global Education in Dynamic Environments: Strategies during the Pandemic and Beyond

In the field of global education, change is inevitable. The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us how interconnected the world is, how global challenges manifest themselves locally and across borders, and how crises exacerbate other challenges such as poverty, inequalities, climate change, political tensions, and educational needs. The multiplicity of challenges reinforces the critical need for students to develop global awareness, skills, knowledge, and sensibilities – all of which make global education more important than ever.

Collaborative and International UC Davis Project Awarded U21’s New Global Education Enhancement Fund

UC Davis is the lead institution on a global classroom pilot project, partnering with Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China to create a framework for teaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using a global classroom model that has been developed and utilized by Tecnológico de Monterrey and will be enhanced by UC Davis and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

How to Grow a Global Classroom

During a UC Davis Global Affairs panel “Integrating Global Learning in the Classroom—Lessons from UC Davis Faculty” three faculty, who participated in the Global Affairs  Curriculum  Enhancement  Through Global Learning  2018–19 cohort, shared how they are integrating global learning outcomes, activities, and assessments into their courses and teaching techniques.