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Freshman Seminars Abroad Symposium at Michigan State University:
First-year Students and Study Abroad

Sponsored by the Offices of Study Abroad, the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Faculty & Organizational Development
Friday, September 30, 2011, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University

8:00 AM

Check-in and continental breakfast (all morning sessions: Riverside Room)

8:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction (PDF)*
Jeffrey Riedinger, Dean, International Studies and Programs
Brett Berquist, Executive Director, Office of Study Abroad

The First-year Experience at Michigan State University & Freshman Seminars Abroad (PDF)*
Doug Estry, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

9:15 - 10:45 AM
Keynote address:
Respondent:

Challenging and Supporting Students to Develop Holistically and Globally (PDF)* [Presentation 2] (PDF)*
Larry Braskamp, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University-Chicago
Matt Wawrzynski, Associate Professor, Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education, Michigan State University

11 AM - 12 PM
Presenters:

MSU's Freshman Seminars Abroad Model (PDF)*
Linda Gross, Freshman Seminar Initiatives Director, Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education; Associate Director, Career Services Network
Jim Lucas, Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Inge Steglitz, Assistant Director, Office of Study Abroad

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch (Centennial Room)

1:30 - 2:45 PM
Presenters:

Freshman Seminars Abroad: From Concept to Implementation (Riverside Room)
Martha Johnson (PDF)*, Director, Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota
Brian Harley (PDF)*, Associate Dean of International Programs and Director of the Office of Programs for Study Abroad, Purdue University
Kurt Olausen (PDF)*, Director, International Programs, University of Cincinnati
Pam Person, Director, Center for First Year Experience and Learning Communities, University of Cincinnati

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Making Freshman Seminars a Reality - Breakout sessions

3:00 - 3:25

  • (A) Putting the Plural in Partnerships (PDF)* Building buy-in and support for freshman seminars as a campus initiative (Linda Gross) (Riverside Room)
  • (B) Pedagogy to Practice: Working with first-year students (Jim Lucas) (Room 61)
  • (C) Planning, Preparing, Parents and Pubs: Making the programs happen (Inge Steglitz) (Room 62)

3:35 - 4:00

  • (B) Pedagogy to Practice: Working with first-year students (Jim Lucas) (Room 61)
  • (C) Planning, Preparing, Parents and Pubs: Making the programs happen (Inge Steglitz) (Room 62)
  • (D) Perspectives in Progress (PDF)*: Unpacking study abroad in the context of the first year

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Collegial Conversations: Sharing Insights & Best Practices (Riverside Room)
Informal conversations with presenters and participants
(light refreshments will be served)

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