The first goal of this roundtable is to raise questions regarding some of the common assumptions surrounding the mobilities of students and faculty members, in their educational research programs. In particular, we have in mind critically evaluating the extraordinary value that this institution and other Canadian universities place on promotion and facilitating the mere movement of students and faculty members across international borders in their studies, research, and communication of their scholarship.
Particular questions to be addressed:
- What should the educational goals of student and faculty mobility, and how should we measure the success of these mobilities?
- What interests are currently served in promoting and facilitating student mobility, and what interests should be served in seeking to fulfill educational and research objectives?
- What is the relationship, if any, between academic mobility and addressing diversity in the academic institution?
- What kinds of learning environments and pedagogical strategies should inform our mobilities?
- What kinds of partnerships with other institutions and communities do we need to form to facilitate student and faculty mobilities that are academically and pedagogically sound, with respect to developing global awareness?
- How can Huron best and most appropriately become an attractive and supportive destination for a broad constituency of students and faculty on the move?
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