Global Challenge Teaching Modules
Global challenge teaching modules have been designed by the CGC in consultation with faculty experts across campus and are updated annually. Global challenge modules cover contemporary global topics through purposeful instruction to facilitate student engagement with theoretical issues that have practical application to global concerns. Students introduced to global challenges in their first semester may choose their classes differently, approach assignments with new perspectives, and understand their respective majors and minors with greater empathy. The result is a change in students' perceptions and an enhanced awareness of their place in a global society. This approach to learning moves away from teaching as a transmission of knowledge and emphasizes reflexivity, enabling a complexity of understanding and active participation in the discourse. Evidence of student learning is based on pre- and post-modular assessment of material retention, knowledge application and social identity, all components associated with a student's academic performance and global engagement. Currently, over 3,000 students participate in this program annually.