Global Community Engagement: Forming a Culture of Service

Representing the Center for Global Education, three faculty: Jennifer Tripken (Health and Human Performance), Clara Hauth (Education -Special Education) and Diana Venskus (Physical Therapy) presented: Global community engagement: Forming a culture of service at the the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) annual meeting in Seattle, WA. The presentation focused on the developing Interprofessional Education program at Marymount University.

Their submitted abstract said, “Real-life problem solving that integrates interprofessional education (IPE) strategies and global engagement immerse students into diverse environments with scarce resources, which call on them to collaborate in search of workable solutions for advancing community health and wellness. This session presents an emerging IPE model that advances student readiness for professional careers, and provides an experiential foundation in social responsibility that exceeds the capacity of the classroom, alone.”

AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. The Seattle meeting focused on global engagement and spaces of practice.

This is the first conference showcasing the MU Center for Global Education and MUs unique IPE application global applications.