The WVC Global Citizenship Committee and the Office of the WVC President are proud to announce that a team of faculty and one administrator will be attending the Salzburg Global Seminar‘s GCP 70–Education for Global Citizenship: What, Why, and How. The team includes:
- Karina Dundurs, Instructor in the Business and Real Estate Administration Division where she teaches foundational courses in business and Computer Applications.
- Herlisa Hamp, who works in Student Services as the Director of Student Equity and Success.
- Joe Hasty, Instructor in and Chair of the Geography Department where he teaches Introduction to Physical Geography, Introduction to Cultural Geography and World Regional Geography.
- Dr. Andrew Kindon, Instructor in and Chair of the Anthropology Department where he teaches Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Introduction to Archaeology, and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (and the Honors version of that class).
The team will spend one week at Schloss Leopoldskron, overlooking The Untersberg massif that rises at the rim of the Northern Limestone Alps in Salzburg, Austria (the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart). They will learn about being “global citizens” and enacting “global citizenship”–that is, as the SGS explains, they will prepare consciously “to live and work in the complex interdependent society of the 21st century and contribute to improving the common global welfare of our planet and its inhabitants.” The team will further develop the knowledge, skills, values and commitment to:
- Understand the nature of globalization, including its positive and negative impacts around the world, and realize how it is transforming human society;
- Appreciate the diversity of humanity in all of its manifestations, from local to global, and interact with different groups of people to address common concerns;
- Recognize the critical global challenges that are compromising humanity’s future and see how their complexity and interconnections make solutions increasingly difficult; and
- Collaborate with different sets of stakeholders, by thinking globally and acting locally, to resolve these critical challenges and build a more equitable and sustainable world.
Upon their return to the WVC campus as accomplished Salzburg Global Fellows, each team member will engage in leading projects in curriculum, co-curriculum, and student services activities. All of the projects have one thing in common: they aim to improve faculty engagement in global citizenship as it impacts student equity and success.