Measuring student learning in global education: Developing strategies for assessment

Elon University

Department of Physical Therapy Education invites you to attend the

2017 Global Education Symposium

Measuring student learning in global education:

Developing strategies for assessment

Date: April 21-22, 2017

Location: Elon University, Elon, North Carolina


Day One: In the morning, global education scholars Darla Deardoff and Eric Hartman will draw on their research in two plenaries and an interactive panel discussion. These sessions will focus on global health, human rights, global learning and assessment fundamentals in global education, as well as ways to utilize assessment in the scholarship of teaching and learning. These sessions are open to faculty from any department or discipline engaged in or thinking about the impact of global learning.

The afternoon session is specifically tailored for DPT faculty. This session, led by Darla Deardoff, will provide DPT faculty with personally guided and collaborative opportunities to examine their own program’s needs regarding student outcomes in global education. During this session participants will develop or modify an assessment strategy and learn to maximize assessment results via appraisal, interpretation, and subsequent actions. Collaboration and means to share resources will be initiated.

Day Two: On the second day of the symposium, DPT faculty will work together with an expert facilitator to build on the previous day’s work with the goal of building collaborative projects and relationships. Additionally, participants will collaborate to define the organizational structure, membership and priorities of the DPT Global Education Consortium. Participants will guide next steps and a future trajectory for the Consortium.

Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a researcher, teacher and a scholar.  She earned her master’s and doctorate from North Carolina State University where she focused on international education.  She is the author of six books and numerous articles on international education.  Her recent book “Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators” has been referred to as “indispensable”, “invaluable”, and a “necessary read for international education practitioners.”  As a leading expert, Darla regularly gives invited talks, trainings, and workshops around the world.

Eric Hartman is the Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College. He earned his Ph.D. in international and public affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, where he focused on global citizenship and service-learning. He is the editor and co-founder of, a field-building space at the nexus of global learning, cooperative development, and community-university partnership, and the founder and director of the Global Engagement Survey, a multi-institutional global learning evaluation and research initiative.

At the completion of this symposium participants will be able to:

  1. Describe concepts of student learning outcomes that can be applied across different contexts of global education.
  2. Distinguish fundamental assessment principles that are pillars of global education regardless of context.
  3. Clarify how notions of global health and human rights relate to measures of civic engagement.
  1. Explain how global learning is connected to quantitative and qualitative measures of civic learning, intercultural learning, and critical thinking in the global engagement survey.
  2. Understand how direct assessment can complement the kind of indirect assessment employed in the global engagement survey, along with implications for program and course design.
  1. Identify a process to prepare and collect student learning outcomes in global education
  2. Collaborate and create effective means to share resources and experiences to support each other in the quest for objective student learning outcomes.
  3. Formulate an effective assessment plan or adjust an existing plan resulting in a solid assessment strategy.
  4. Define the organizational structure, membership and priorities of the DPT Global Education Consortium.

Register on-line: Click here

Early registration fee of $100 must be received prior to March 1, 2017.

After March 1, 2017, the registration fee is $150

Registration is open until seating capacity is filled.

For questions or more information contact Alison Poliseno  

Hosted by: Elon University Department of Physical Therapy Education, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Center for Research on Global Engagement, and the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center