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Assessing
Intercultural Learning
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
7 Nov 2012 SoTL Brown Bag
Jen Cushman, Holly Hayer, Michael Henderson, Carlee Ranalli, Kathy Westcott
Schedule
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
7 Nov 2012 SoTL Brown Bag
• History of ILAC
(Jen: 5 min)
• Intercultural Competencies Rubric
(Michael and Holly: 10 min)
• Next Steps
(Kathy and Carlee: 5 min)
• Rubric feedback
ILAC
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
7 Nov 2012 SoTL Brown Bag
ILAC 2012-2013
Jen Cushman
Alcione Frederick
Holly Hayer
Michael Henderson
Carlee Ranalli
Rosalie Rodriguez
Doug Stiffler
Betsy Valasko
Kathy Westcott
ILAC: history and
context
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
7 Nov 2012 SoTL Brown Bag
• 2005: ACE Laboratory:
Desirable Juniata Intercultural Competencies
• 2008: ODI/ CIE at ACE = Global Engagement Initiative
ILAC
• 2009-2010: CLAC conference presentation
Darla Deardorff
• 2011-2012: Review of Bloom’s taxonomy & AAC&U
rubric
• 2012-2013: best practice review/ Dickinson visit;
SoTL presentation & Deardorff workshop
Juniata Desired Intercultural
Competencies (2005)
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
7 Nov 2012 SoTL Brown Bag
Knowledge
•Awareness of the complexity and interdependency of world events and issues
•Knowledge of world geography and of the global environment, conditions, issues, and events
•Knowledge of one’s own culture and history and at least one other culture and history
•Understanding of historical, political, religious, and economic forces which have shaped the current world system
•Understanding of the diversity and commonalities found in the world in terms of values, beliefs, ideas, and
worldviews
Attitudes
•Openness to learning, intellectual curiosity, and a positive orientation to new opportunities, ideas, and ways of
thinking
•Openness to the artistic and cultural expressions of one’s own and other cultures
•Sensitivity and respect for personal and cultural differences and a commitment to responsible global citizenship
•Empathy or the ability to view the world and one’s and others’ place in it from multiple perspectives
Skills
•Information access and research skills to enhance the ability of students to learn about the world
•Communication skills and strategies, including the ability to use another language to interact effectively with
people from other cultures
•Coping and resiliency skills in unfamiliar and ambiguous situations
•Critical and comparative thinking skills, including the ability to think creatively and to integrate knowledge about
other cultures into a coherent and inclusive worldview
•The ability to respond aesthetically and to interpret creatively the artistic and cultural expressions of other
cultures
•The ability to critique one’s own cultural values and biases by comparing and contrasting them with those of other
cultures
Bloom’s Taxonomy
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
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Bloom’s Taxonomy
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
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Draft Rubric
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
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SMART goals and objectives
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
7 Nov 2012 SoTL Brown Bag
• Specific
• Measurable
• Action oriented
• Realistic
• Time delineated
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
7 Nov 2012 SoTL Brown Bag
• Articulate goals and objectives before
selecting or designing assessment tools.
• Make sure that all relevant constituents agree
on the goals and objectives.
• Distinguish between goals and objectives.
• Use multiple forms of assessment.
Assessing
Intercultural Competence
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
7 Nov 2012 SoTL Brown Bag
• How do we establish realistic objectives?
• How do we create a coherent institutional
culture of intercultural assessment?
• How do we choose between internally
generated and standardized assessment tools?
• What is the relationship between intercultural
competence and language proficiency?
Format for Writing
Objectives
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
7 Nov 2012 SoTL Brown Bag
Faculty Workshop: CA/I
Intercultural Learning Assessment Committee
7 Nov 2012 SoTL Brown Bag
Continue Moving Forward • Workshop
– January 16-17, 2013
• Facilitator Dr. Darla K. Deardorff 3
• Watch for Announcement from the Provost Office
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