The Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE)

The CILMAR staff members work closely with the staff members of the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) at Purdue concerning best pedagogical practices. The mission of CIE is to advance and promote transformative, evidence-based instruction for academic success for Purdue and beyond.

CIE's offerings to intercultural learning practitioners include:

Examples of research on intercultural/global learning topics by members of the CIE staff and their collaborators include:

Alexander, K. C., Alexander, S. C., Ingersoll, L. T., Miller, M. L., Shields, C. G., Gipson, J. A., & Calahan, C. A. (2021). Evaluating an intensive program to increase cultural intelligence: A quasi-experimental design. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad33(1), 106–128.

Guberman, D. (2020). Teaching intercultural competence through heavy metal music. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. 

Holgate, H., Parker, H. E., & Calahan, C.A. (2020). Assessing global competency development in diverse learning environments. In N. Namaste, & A. Sturgill (Eds.), Mind the gap: Framing global learning in the university experience. Stylus.

In addition, Dr. Chuck Calahan, CIE's assistant director for global faculty development, recounts the first six years of International Programs' journey in embedding in intercultural learning into the curriculum in an article for the  Association of American Colleges & Universities at:

Calahan, C. (2018). A six-year journey of global learning faculty and student development. Peer Review, 20(1), 8-12.

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