SJSU Salzburg Projects | 2011–2012

Introduction

Program participants conducted 40+ joint projects and numerous individual projects to help globalize the university during the 2011-2012 academic year.  The projects were carried out by more than 50 SJSU Salzburg Fellows and SJSU Salzburg Scholars on a voluntary basis, in addition to their assigned duties and responsibilities, and included 7 major types of contributions:

 

Institutional

Strategic Planning.  Establish global citizenship as a major institutional priority in the new SJSU Strategic Plan, as described in Global Citizenship @ SJSU – A Call to Action, and help the campus develop an integrated collaborative strategy for implementing it.  Two major goals are to [1] identify global citizenship as 1 of 3 campus themes selected for the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Educational Effectiveness Review; and [2] become part of the ACE (American Council on Education) Internationalization Laboratory.  Project conducted by Bill Reckmeyer (Director), Lynda Heiden (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Tim Hendrick (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow), Kathleen Roe (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Beth von Till (2006/2010 Salzburg Fellow), and Ruth Wilson (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

Campus Governance.  Develop strategies to engage the Academic Senate in globalizing the university, including the organization of a retreat on Globalization in Spring 2012. Project conducted by Lynda Heiden (2011 Salzburg Fellow) and Beth von Till (2006/2010 Salzburg Fellow).

San José State University | San José City College.  Expand and consolidate opportunities for collaboration, linkages, and transfer paths between SJSU and SJCC.  Project conducted by Mary Conroy (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Karen O’Neill (2008 Salzburg Fellow), and Bill Reckmeyer (Director) in coordination with Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow).

San José State University | West Valley College.  Expand and consolidate opportunities for collaboration, linkages, and transfer paths between SJSU and WVC.  Project conducted by Bill DeVincenzi (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Tim Hendrick (2011 Salzburg Fellow), and Peter Young (2011 Salzburg Fellow) in coordination with Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (Director).

SJSU International House.  Explore development of SJSU Ambassador Program to engage students and staff in welcoming international students on campus.  Project conducted by Nancie Fimbel (2011 Salzburg Fellow) and Jade Law (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

SJSU Global Gateway.  Develop and launch a single point-of-entry web portal for internal and external audiences that makes it easy for people to locate globally oriented activities and resources (people, programs, partnerships, courses, opportunities, etc) at the University.  Project conducted by Peter Young (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Tim Hendrick (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Patrick Roteman (2011 Salzburg Scholar), and Howard Summers (Salzburg Friend) in coordination with Bill Reckmeyer (Director) and with the help of Dondi Bogusky (IT Manager for International & Extended Studies) and the DBH Communications Agency.

CoB Global Website.  Create a web presence to identify all of the internationally-oriented opportunities (activities, courses, programs, etc) in the College of Business and then advertise them to students, alumni, corporate sponsors, and other interested audiences. This website will be linked into the Global Gateways project identified above. Project conducted by Bill DeVincenzi (2007/2011 Salzburg Fellow), Eric Enberg (2011 Salzburg Scholar), and Justin Lau (2011 Salzburg Scholar).

 

Curricular

AAC&U | 7 Revolutions Program.  Explore applicability and value of SJSU participating in this recent national initiative by AASCU (American Association of State Colleges & Universities), which it has developed in partnership with CSIS (Center for Strategic & International Studies) and the New York Times to promote Globally Competent Citizens. Benefits include regular institutes, a set of curricular materials, variety of web-based resources, and network of other state colleges and universities like SJSU. Project conducted by Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow), Bill DeVincenzi (2007/2011 Salzburg Fellow), Michael Fallon (2010 Salzburg Fellow), Katie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Mary Nino (2011 Salzburg Fellow), and Bill Reckmeyer (Director).

Global Citizenship Course.  Develop an upper-division interdisciplinary course for the Global Studies Program and other relevant majors, to be taught a variety of SJSU Salzburg Fellows and other campus colleagues.  Project conducted by Mike Conniff (2009 Salzburg Fellow), Katie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Mark McKenna (2009 Salzburg Fellow), Matt Cabot (2009 Salzburg Fellow), Bill Reckmeyer (Director), and Andy Wood (2010 Salzburg Fellow).

Global Issues Course.  Develop an upper-division interdisciplinary course (possibly SJSU Studies) built around series of presentations by leading topical experts at SJSU, team-taught by a mix of SJSU Salzburg Fellows and other selected campus colleagues.  Project conducted by Mak Akhtar (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Alberto Gutierrez (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow), Brandyn Jandrew (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Justin Lau (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Katie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Mary Nino (2011 Salzburg Fellow), and Bill Reckmeyer (Director).

Provost’s Honors Seminar.  Expand this new legacy program for the University’s top students (President’s Scholars, Dean’s Scholars, Salzburg Scholars), taught by faculty members who have been honored as an SJSU Outstanding Professor.  Seminar topics and learning outcomes vary, since they will reflect the expertises and interests of the faculty, but all seminars must focus on a major issue affecting human culture around the world with an emphasis on civic knowledge and engagement from the local to the global levels.  Project conducted by Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (Director).

SJSU Curriculum Strategy.  Using data about globally-oriented courses gathered for the SJSU Global Gateway, develop a strategy (similar to that for information literacy) to develop SLOs for global citizenship in SJSU Studies courses that can be used in multiple majors across campus.  Project conducted by Steve Branz (2007 Salzburg Fellow) in coordination with Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (Director).

Virtual Abroad Course.  Develop and staff an on-line virtual abroad course for Spring 2012, including a variety of opportunities to serve as teaching assistants and group leaders during virtual sessions.  Project conducted by Ruth Wilson (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Alberto Gutierrez (2011 Salzburg Scholar), and Joan Torne (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

Corporate Sustainability.  Develop a major presentation and related materials to educate people about the role of corporate sustainability in a global world and its importance for global citizenship, no matter what one’s major or career.  Project conducted by Mak Akhtar (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Darci Arnold (2006 Salzburg Fellow), and Eva Roa (2011 Salzburg Scholar).

Global Jazz.  Develop a multi-media presentation on Jazz – The Ultimate World-Fusion Music that examines how this global musical genre has spread around the world through a cross-pollination of new ideas from other cultures and other countries.  This presentation is intended to complement Reinhold Wagnleitner’s acclaimed informance on Jazz – The Classical Music of Globalization.  Project conducted by Cynthia Ly (2011 Salzburg Scholar) and Brad Stone (2008 Salzburg Fellow).

Pathways to the World.  Develop disciplined-based collateral that identify routes to global citizenship at SJSU, no matter what the major.  Project conducted by Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow) and Katie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar).

  

Resources

SJSU Global Inventory.  Gather data about globally oriented activities and resources (people, programs, partnerships, courses, opportunities, etc) from University colleges and other major units to populate the SJSU Global Gateway. Project conducted by Peter Young (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Patrick Roteman (2011 Salzburg Scholar), and teams of Fellows/Scholars: Applied Sciences & ArtsAlice Hines (2011 Salzburg Fellow); BusinessBill DeVincenzi (2007/2011 Salzburg Fellow), Eric Enberg (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Justin Lau (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Howard Turetsky (2011 Salzburg Fellow); EducationFrankie Kellett (2011 Salzburg Scholar); Engineering: TBD; Humanities & ArtsFrankie Kellett (2011 Salzburg Scholar); Science: TBD; Social SciencesKatie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar); Student Affairs: TBD; AdministrationKaren O’Neill (2008 Salzburg Fellow), Maureen Scharberg (2011 Salzburg Fellow); Associated StudentsJanet Bingham (2011 Salzburg Scholar).

SJSU Salzburg Photo Library.  Collect and organize photos by SJSU Salzburg Fellows and Scholars of their Salzburg experiences and campus activities, for use with Program website and collateral.  Project conducted by Mak Akhtar (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Danielle Case (2011 Salzburg Scholar) Janikke Klem (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Kathleen de Leon (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Howard Turetsky (2011 Salzburg Fellow), and Bill Reckmeyer (Director).

SJSU Salzburg Speakers.  Identify SJSU Salzburg Fellows and Scholars who are willing to share their expertise on different global issues by serving as guest speakers in SJSU classes, delivering public talks, or commenting on selected topics for SJSU Public Affairs. Develop annual series of campus-wide presentations by selected Fellows and Scholars. Project conducted by Katie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar) and Bill Reckmeyer (Director).

SJSU Salzburg Video.  Produce a video record, including promo and general documentary, to share the Program’s story with a variety of audiences (campus administrators, prospective participants, potential donors, and general public) that highlights its personal, institutional, multicultural, and global aspects.  Project conducted by Andy Wood (2010 Salzburg Fellow) and Dwayne Abella (2010 Salzburg Scholar), with the help of SJSU’s DBH Communications Agency.

 

Infrastructure

SJSU Salzburg Survey.  Develop, administer, and analyze a survey to evaluate the institutional and individual impact of the SJSU Salzburg Program. Results were intended to provide a comprehensive catalogue of key contributions (group projects and individual activities) that Salzburg Fellows and Scholars have made to globalize the university since 2006, identify their career paths since being selected for the Program, and illuminate how their experiences have strengthened their capabilities as global citizens. Project conducted by Peter Young (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Mary Conroy (2011 Salzburg Fellow), and Eva Roa (2011 Salzburg Scholar) in coordination with Mark Novak (2006 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (Director).

SJSU Salzburg Program Website.  Help upgrade the design and functionality of the Program’s website.  Project conducted by Danielle Case (2011 Salzburg Scholar) and Bill Reckmeyer (Director), with support from the DBH Communications Agency.

Global Citizenship Tributes.  Develop tributes and other forms of recognition to celebrate global citizenship on campus, including awards for SJSU colleagues who are outstanding global citizens. Project conducted by Danielle Case (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Cynthia Duong (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Bill Reckmeyer (Director), and Joan Torne (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

SJSU Salzburg Funding.  Develop endowments and/or other regular sources of financing to fund scholarships for SJSU Salzburg Scholars/Fellows and support variety of Program activities that help globalize the University. Project conducted by Nancie Fimbel (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Janikke Klem (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Mark Novak (2006 Salzburg Fellow), and Bill Reckmeyer (Director).

 

Activities

Salzburg Scholars Club.  Lead Salzburg Scholars Club and secure funding for club activities from Associated Students, including support for SJSU Salzburg Program events in 2011–2012.  Project conducted by Janet Bingham (President & 2011 Salzburg Scholar), Frankie Kellett (Vice President & 2011 Salzburg Scholar), and Amirissa Mina (Past President & 2010 Salzburg Scholar) with Bill Reckmeyer (Director) as Faculty Advisor.

Global Health Club.  Build on founding efforts by Mojgan Mohammadi (2010 Salzburg Scholar) and Dwayne Abella (2010 Salzburg Scholar) to expand the club’s campus-wide connections.  Project conducted by Kathleen de Leon (2011 Salzburg Scholar) and Asmara Hoo (2011 Salzburg Scholar), in coordination with Laurie Morgan (2008 Salzburg Fellow & GHA Advisor) and Kathleen Roe (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

Global Citizenship Dialogue.  Continue series of brown bag lunches each semester to discuss globalization, global citizenship, global affairs, and how to globalize SJSU. Project conducted by Jade Law (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Katie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar), and Deanna Peck (2009 Salzburg Fellow).

Professional Development.  Create and offer a variety of professional development mini-courses for SJSU Salzburg Scholars, such as public speaking and meeting facilitation, to enhance their leadership effectiveness as global citizens. Project conducted by Janet Bingham (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Cynthia Duong (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Alberto Gutierrez (2011 Salzburg Scholar), and Katie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar) in coordination with the Salzburg scholars Club, Beth von Till (2007 & 2010 Salzburg Fellow), and David Steele (2010 Salzburg Fellow).

Global Leadership Academy.  Continue development and implementation of a pilot program in the College of Business to offer a variety of leadership training opportunities for student leaders transitioning into CoB (http://www.sjsu.edu/cob/Students/LeadershipSS/).  Project conducted by Justin Lau (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Soon Khen OwYong (2010 Salzburg Scholar), David Steele (2010 Salzburg Fellow), and Danielle Ynostroza (2010 Salzburg Scholar).

Language Conversation Program.  Continue refining and implementing a consistent program to partner SJSU students with inter-national students. Project conducted by Jade Law (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

Afghan Ambassador Program.  Develop a program to link SJSU students, faculty, staff, and administrators with 7 visiting professors from Herat University (Afghanistan) to facilitate their integration into American and campus culture.  Project conducted by Diane Guerrazzi (2011 Salzburg Fellow) and Ann Sarrafzadeh (2009 Salzburg Fellow).

Hungarian High Tech Start-Up Venture.  Develop marketing and PR strategies for an emerging high-tech start-up firm in Hungary, to provide hands-on international experiences for SJSU students.  Project conducted by Tim Hendrick (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Beth von Till (2006/2010 Salzburg Fellow) and Darci Arnold (2006 Salzburg Fellow), with support from DBH Team.

Student Global Careers.  Develop a program to identify and promote awareness of different international career options following graduation, in cooperation with SJSU’s Career Center.  Project conducted by Katie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Cynthia Ly (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Maribel Martinez (2008 Salzburg Fellow), and Deanna Peck (2009 Salzburg Fellow).

 

Events

Classes Without Quizzes.  Organize and offer a set of three sessions on Global Citizenship @ SJSU for the Classes Without Quizzes day (10/8/11), sponsored by the SJSU Alumni Association as part of Homecoming Week festivities.  Project conducted by Janikke Klem (2011 Salzburg Fellow) with presentations by Bill Reckmeyer (Director), Matt Cabot (2009 Salzburg Fellow), Kathleen Roe (2011 Salzburg Fellow), and Peter Young (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

Peter Lee Memorial Lecture (Fall 2011).  Organize globally-oriented public talk by Kavita Ramdas on Nothing Short of a Revolution: How Women’s Movements Are Changing Our World (11/1/11).  Project conducted by Mark Novak (2006 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (Director) with support from DBH Team.

International Week (Fall 2011).  Organize and offer a performance on The Human Condition: An Ethnographic Presentation during SJSU International Week (11/14-18/11), sponsored by International & Extended Studies.  Projected conducted by Bridget Stevens (2009 Salzburg Scholar).

International Week (Spring 2012).  Help organize Go Abroad and Language Exchange Social Hour events during SJSU International Week (3/12-16/12), sponsored by International & Extended Studies.  Projected conducted by Jade Law (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

Global Health Week (Spring 2012).  Help organize set of activities during Global Health Week (4/2-6/12), sponsored by Department of Health Science.  Projected conducted by Kathleen de Leon (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Asmara Hoo (2011 Salzburg Scholar), and Kathleen Roe (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

Student Leadership Conferences.  Explore ways to organize sessions and collaborate with various student conferences sponsored by Student Life.  Project conducted by Katie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar) and Jason Laker (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

 

 Operations

SJSU Salzburg Communications.  Work with SJSU’s DBH Communications Agency to promote campus visibility of the Program and selected activities on a regular basis – including public relations, advertising, marketing, news coverage, and web presence through electronic and traditional print media – and develop a comprehensive operations manual for Program leadership.  Project conducted by Janet Bingham (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Tim Hendrick (2011 Salzburg Fellow), and Bill Reckmeyer (Director).

SJSU Salzburg Fellows Selection.  Evaluate applications and develop recommendations to select 10-15 Fellows for 2012–2013.  Committee chaired by Brad Stone (2006 Salzburg Fellow) with Mak Akhtar (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Thalia Anagnos (2009 Salzburg Fellow), Lynda Heiden (2011 Salzburg Fellow), Asmara Hoo (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Laurie Morgan (2008 Salzburg Fellow), and Peter Young (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

SJSU Salzburg Orientation.  Coordinate the SJSU Salzburg Fellows Program for 2012–2013.  Responsibilities include helping to select the 2012 SJSU Salzburg Fellows and coordinate a mix of orientation other activities for the new Fellows during the Spring 2012 semester before they attend ISP #54 at the Salzburg Global Seminar next July (7/8-15/12). Project conducted by  and Justin Lau (2011 Salzburg Scholar).

SJSU Salzburg Scholars Selection.  Evaluate applications and develop recommendations to select 10-15 Scholars for 2012–2013.  Committee chaired by Andy Wood (2010 Salzburg Fellow) with Michael Kimbarow (2008 Salzburg Fellow), Adessa Kiryakos (2010 Salzburg Scholar), Katie Louey (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Cynthia Ly (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Robin Mara (2008 Salzburg Scholar), and Beth von Till (2007/2010 Salzburg Fellow & 2011 Salzburg Faculty Advisor).

SJSU Salzburg Scholars Orientation.  Organize a mix of orientation sessions, barbecue, and related activities for the new Fellows and Scholars in Spring 2011, including assisting the Fellows and Scholars in making travel arrangements to attend their respective sessions of the Global Citizenship Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar in June and July 2011.  Project conducted by Andrew Wood (2010 Salzburg Fellow), Brad Stone (2008 Salzburg Fellow), Justin Lau (2011 Salzburg Scholar), Janet Bingham (2011 Salzburg Scholar), and and Bill Reckmeyer (Director) with support from the Salzburg Scholars Club.