Global Learning & the GLB Course Attribute
Why Global Learning?
Global learning is an essential part of a well-rounded education and is becoming exceedingly important in our globalized world and economy. Many, if not all, social, economic, and technological issues need to be considered and addressed at the global level with a strong background of global knowledge and competencies. Examples of such global level issues include environment, public health, technological improvement, business, economies, and many social and humanitarian efforts.
In order to further encourage the inclusion of global learning in all programs and disciplines, Weber State's Curriculum Committee and Faculty Senate has approved the Global Learning course attribute (GLB) as a high impact educational experience course attribute. For more information on how this course attribute will benefit Weber State, faculty, and students, please click here.
Definitions of Global Learning Courses & the GLB Attribute
The GLB attribution on courses stands for "Global Learning" courses. At Weber State, we have adopted the AAC&U (Association of American Colleges & Universities) definition of global learning, which is "a critical analysis of and an engagement with complex, interdependent global systems and legacies (such as natural, physical, social, cultural, economic, and political) and their implications for people's lives and the earth's sustainability."
Through global learning, students should 1) become informed, open-minded, and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of differences, 2) seek to understand how their actions affect both local and global communities, and 3) address the world's most pressing and enduring issues collaboratively and equitably."
Please refer to the AAC&U Global Learning Value Rubric page for more information.
"At Weber State University, we are committed to providing global learning opportunities for all students through a wide range of co-curricular efforts and curricular initiatives in our courses. The Global Learning course attribute is an important step in infusing a global mindset that develops the knowledge, skills, and an understanding of the interconnected and dynamic nature of global systems and cross cultural perspectives."
- Dr. Ravi Krovi, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs