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Texas Tech University Global Leader Academy

A hands-on 6-week seminar designed to provide students the skills to interact effectively, with sensitivity, and with greater global literacy with the rich diversity of people in our increasingly interconnected global community. Students will learn strategies of cross-cultural communication and theories of diverse engagement in an atmosphere of respect and will be able to more profoundly engage in understanding the many kinds of difference that expand our human capacity and enrich our experiences.

The curriculum will consist of three components:

  • Cultural Diversity Seminars

  • Learning portfolio

  • Co-curricular Learning

Cultural Diversity Seminars

Each seminar will introduce students to different aspects of various cultures and social justice issues. These seminars will provide not only substantive groundings in the most current discourses on diversity and social justice, it will provide students a moment to engage, to discuss, and to participate in the difficult dialogue and work of developing their own thoughts and definitions of cross cultural competency. Students are required to attend all the cultural seminars – for a total of six seminars (one a week) over a 6 week period. Seminars will be led by TTU faculty.

• The seminars will be held once a week for 6 weeks

• Each seminar will last maximum 80 minutes

• Academy Seminars will be held at 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday

• Dates of the seminars are as follow: February 25, March 4, March 11, March 25, April 1, and April 8.

Learning portfolio

Students will be required to maintain a learning portfolio that will allow them to demonstrate their own personal growth and understanding of the ways in which diversity and difference change, grow, transform over the 6 week period. Students will present their portfolio as part of their course completion.

Co-curricular Learning

This component is incorporated in the curriculum as an incentive to the students to become more engaged in cultural and social issues outside of the classroom. Students will participate in at least 4 co-curricular activities.

Texas Tech University Global Leader Academy’s Student Learning outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to deal constructively with information, ideas, and emotions associated with issues of diversity and conflict, including culture, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation.

  2. Students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of difference in our global society

  3. Students will develop their own understandings of the importance of global literacy and difference and learn communication and leadership skills to succeeding in a diverse work place.


Global Leader Academy may count as Continuing Education Credit

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