Dr. Ryan Good, a lecturer in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, is participating in the Spring 2022 Global Learning Institute. The Office of Global Learning at the University of Florida International Center administers the program. The goal is to give faculty relevant tools, pedagogies, and techniques to make their on-campus courses more global.
Good, who teaches Introduction to Environmental Science, hopes the experience will help him build future courses with a global perspective.
“I’d like to design a course focused on resources economics and political economy of conversation that has both international content and internationalized experiences,” Good explained. “This would include virtual exchanges, museum visits, and exposure to other UF resources.”
The Global Learning Institute is designed to give participants a collaborative space to explore how to internationalize their courses. It should also be a hub for new ideas from the faculty who take part.
“While I do try to use several international examples in my teaching, I feel that the chance to learn about the international opportunities at UF and build connections to a cohort of like-minded instructors at UF would be invaluable,” Good said.
Global Learning Institute participants attend a series of workshops throughout the Spring 2022 semester. Additionally, they submit a course proposal for the International Scholars Program. The Institute also provides professional development funding and funds for travel to a global learning conference.
“While I personally look forward to learning as much as I can over the course of the semester, I think this experience will ultimately benefit students in my classes,” Good added.