Midterm Review

Midterm Review - WEEK 1: LINK: Lost in America Despite the...

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WEEK 1: LINK : Lost in America Despite the changes that globalization has brought to the average American student's cultural and commercial ecosystem, why has the average college classroom unable to prepare students to lead tomorrow's world? o Because on average only 1% of US college students study abroad. o Only 8% of US college students take a foreign language course/ 92% U.S. undergraduates do not take any foreign- language classes o US undergraduates are not prepared to undertake the challenges of a globalized environment. America is known as the graveyard for foreign language- foreigners lose their ability to speak their native tongue in the US education system. o Only 4 in 20 students at UH study abroad. WEEK 2: LECTURE OUTLINES: Deliberating about the meaning of “global competence” 1. How is global competency being used? (p.1) Short Answer worth 4 points o Global Competency is being used to frame and legitimize the restructuring of policies, teaching and research programs, hiring, admissions, and instruction on an increasing number of campuses. 2. Define global competence. (p.4) Short Answer worth 4 points o Global competence includes the ability to work and communicate effectively in a variety of cultures and languages, and the capacity to grasp the interdependence of nations in a global economy. 3. Describe global competence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (p.3) o For students, what level of competency is sufficient? Developing global competency is a lifelong process. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, each incoming undergraduate to adopt a “global portfolio” to record the
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relevant courses and experiences he or she acquires while pursuing a degree. A second part of the portfolio outlines how these activities specifically translate into global abilities that would be attractive to future employers or graduate schools. o More than a third = 33% of UW-Madison’s business undergraduates earn some credits abroad, as do more than half of its MBA students. And these students are pursuing the experiences for good reason: the top-ranked Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona says that “individuals with a high stock of Global Mindset … know how to manage global supply-chain relationships … and understand global competitors and customers.” 4. What are some positive externalities associated with global competence (p.6) Short answer worth 6 points o Studies reveal that global competence seems to go hand- in-hand with open-mindedness and compassion. o The Gallup Organization released findings from a Global Perspectives Inventory suggesting that those who see themselves as global citizens most often also feel a need to “give back to society” and “work for the rights of others,” and demonstrate a willingness to grapple with complex issues that may present more than one solution. o
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