Camp Kendall-Interculutural Learning in Study-Away

June 8, 2018 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TimeJune 8, 2018 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Assessing Intercultural Learning in Gustavus Faculty-Led Study Away Programs

This workshop, facilitated by Roger Adkins (CICE) and the Provost's Office, addresses the need for a Gustavus-specific model to assess intercultural student learning outcomes (SLOs) in Gustavus faculty-led study away programs, including J-Term courses and our Signature Programs in India, Malaysia, and Sweden. While our study away programs have discipline-specific SLOs and other targeted SLOs that apply only to certain programs (e.g., SLOs for CBL components in Peru; SLOs for wellness components in the Olympic Quest program), we hope all of our study away programs help our students develop greater intercultural understanding and capacities for cooperating with people of other cultural backgrounds. Participants will discuss core principles of assessing intercultural learning in the studyaway context as well as current best practices in the field. Following this discussion, participants will use workshop time to apply draft Gustavus intercultural SLOs and a corresponding assessment rubric to students' self-reflective writing examples from three J-term 2018 courses. Participants will engage in a brief meta-level review of these draft assessment tools, tweaking and fine-tuning them in preparation for a ‘beta' round of study away assessment in 2018-19. Questions? Contact Roger Adkins (
Workshop participants will receive a $150 stipend and meals provided. Limited space available. Please email expressions of interest to Cathy Blaukat (

PostedApr 17, 2019