The Retreat takes place at the Illini Union in Illini Rooms A/B/C.

8:00 am–8:30 am

Registration and Refreshments

8:30 am–8:40 am


Michel Bellini, Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and Professor in School of Molecular & Cellular Biology

8:40 am–8:55 am


Ilesanmi Adesida, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

Introduction of 2014-2015 Distinguished Teacher Scholars
Gretchen Adams, Chemistry
Matthew West, Mechanical Science and Engineering

9:00 am–10:30 am

Keynote: “Intercultural Competence is for Everyone”
Darla Deardorff, Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a national professional organization based at Duke University, where she is a Research Scholar in Education and an Educator for Duke Corporate Education, specializing in global leadership

10:30 am–10:45 am


10:45 am–11:45 am

Video Vignettes, Innovations, and Conversations – Part I
Cheelan Bo-Linn, CITL and Robert Baird, CITES-ATS, facilitators
I. Inviting Student Participation
Laura Gallant, Communication
Ngan (June) Kieu, Accountancy (student)
II. Writing Together
Grace Giorgio, Communication
Brittany Pullen, Communication (student)
III. Words and Actions Matter
Alan Hansen, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Gretchen Adams, Chemistry

11:45 am–11:55 am

Grants and Other Teaching and Learning Opportunities

Charles Tucker, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation

Two Examples of 2014 Faculty Retreat Grant Recipients
Brenda Lindsay, School of Social Work
Robert Pahre, Political Science

11:55 am–12:30 pm

Posters and Resource Fair

12:30 pm–1:00 pm

Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm–2:15 pm

Video Vignettes, Innovations, and Conversations – Part II
Robert Baird, CITES-ATS and Cheelan Bo-Linn, CITL, facilitators
I. The International Student’s Perspective
Adapting to a New Learning Environment
Who am I?
Some Helpful Things:
   Participate Actively in Teams
   Take Advantage of Peer Mentoring
   Go to Office Hours – Get a Cookie

Ju Tian, Agricultural & Biological Engineering (student)
Habibat Oguntude, Kinesiology & Community Health (student)
Niknaz Iranmanesh, Chemistry (student)
Y. C. Wong, Accountancy (student)
II. Internationalizing the Curriculum
Jose Vazquez, Economics
Robert Pahre, Political Science
III. International Student Abroad as Co-Curricular Activity
Alan Hansen, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Pre-Trip Preparation
Cultural Epiphanies
The Advantage of International Experiences
Daken Fee, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (student)
Diane Khor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (student)
Stephen Lake, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (student)
Preparing Students for Global Impact
Madhu Viswanathan, Business Administration
Subsistence Marketplace Initiative:

2:15 pm–2:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Introduction – Charles Tucker, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation

Reitumetse Mabokela, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies

2:30 pm

Coffee and Informal Chat with
Darla Deardorff (open to everyone)

This Retreat is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning.

Special Acknowledgement to:

  • The Faculty Retreat Committee: Michel Bellini, Cheelan Bo-Linn, Adam Fein, Sandy Finley, Alan Hansen, Soo-Yeun Lee, Faye Lesht, Deanna Raineri, Eric Snodgrass, Nicole Tami, and Amy Woods
  • And special thanks to: Robert Baird, Drew MacGregor, Edward Glaser, Jamie Nelson, Neil Feuerhelm, and Susan Muirhead from CITES Academic Technology Services (ATS)

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