Dr. Hilary Landorf is the founding Executive Director of Office of Global Learning Initiatives at Florida International University (FIU). The Office oversees FIU's university-wide Global Learning for Global Citizenship initiative, winner of the Institute of International Education's 2016 Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ 2019 Gold Level Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and Human Development, and leader of FIU's Master of Science degree program in International and Intercultural Education. From 2016-2019, she was the Executive Director of the Comparative and International Education Society. In this episode, Landorf reflects on the evolution of global learning at FIU, from the time she was first hired to develop and lead the initiative to designing its components and and contemplating its future. She explores global learning’s implications for higher education’s mission and power structures, and she shares powerful insights into bridging the diverse components of her professional identity as a global learning scholar, educator, administrator, and leader.
- FIU’s Global Learning for Global Citizenship initiative
- Integrative learning
- Jan Tucker’s Global Awareness Program in Visions in Global Education: The Globalization of Curriculum and Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Schools: Perspectives from Canada, Russia, and the United States, edited by Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker
- “Can a University Save the World?” by Nicholas Lemann
- “Aiming Higher” video series produced by the International Association of Universities and BBC StoryWorks
- Global Perspective Inventory (GPI)
- FIU’s Tuesday Times Roundtable series
- FIU’s Global Learning Medallion program
"One of the ways in which global learning has really evolved for me is in the intentionality of the integrative pieces of global learning. That it's not just about the curriculum and the pedagogy but also about what students are doing outside the classroom, in the context of the co‑curriculum, the context of their lives, and how they're putting the pieces together."
"Global learning is at the center of internationalization. It's a requirement for internationalization. And even more than that, it's one of the purposes of higher education, to work with others who are different from you to solve complex problems. That's what we're training people to do, and that's why we're here."