SJSU Salzburg Projects | 2013-2014

Introduction

Program participants are conducting 50+ joint projects and numerous other individual projects to globalize the university during the 2013-2014 academic year.  The projects are being carried out by 60+ SJSU Salzburg Fellows and SJSU Salzburg Scholars on a voluntary basis, in addition to their assigned duties and responsibilities, and include 7 major types of contributions:

 

Institutional

Global Citizenship Pipeline.  Expand the partnership between San José State, West Valley College, and Leigh High School to pilot the development of a pipeline for students to study global citizenship from high school to community college to university levels, including the development of jointly-created workshops and establishment of a LHS Salzburg Program for LHS faculty/administrators to start attending Global Citizenship Program sessions in Salzburg with SJSU and WVC colleagues.  Project conducted by Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director), Alex Ciak (2012 Salzburg Scholar), Ken Hawthorn (2012 Salzburg Scholar), and Patience McHenry (2013 Salzburg Scholar) in coordination with Vicky Kalivitis (WVC Salzburg Fellow) and Anna Brichko (WVC Salzburg Fellow).  Ongoing Project.

San José State University | Del Mar High School (New Project).  Develop a program to inform DMHS students about global social issues through meetings, presentations, and discussions led by SJSU student volunteers.  Topics discussed will include the role of a citizen in the globalized 21st century and the significance of acknowledging, respecting, and valuing diversity within the context of how the world works economically, politically, socially, culturally technologically, spiritually, and environmentally.  Project conducted by Andy Dang (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Jonathan Perez (2013 Salzburg Scholar), and Joey Ruth (2013 Salzburg Scholar) in collaboration with the Global Citizenship Pipeline project and Associated Students.

San José State University | San José City College.  Strengthen the SJSU-SJCC partnership by creating articulation agreements in Global Studies, establishing a SJCC Salzburg Program for SJCC students to attend Global Citizenship Program sessions in Salzburg with SJSU students, and coordinating other collaborative activities with West Valley College to promote global citizenship activities at all three institutions.  Project conducted by Mary Conroy (2011 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director), in coordination with Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow) and Cynthia Reiss (WVC Salzburg Fellow).

San José State University | West Valley College.  Strengthen the SJSU-WVC partnership by supporting the WVC Salzburg Program for faculty, expanding that Program so WVC students can also attend Global Citizenship Program sessions in Salzburg with SJSU students, and coordinating other joint activities with San José City College to promote global citizenship activities at all three institutions.  Project conducted by Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director) and Cynthia Reiss (WVC Salzburg Fellow).

World Changer Scholarships (New Project).  Establish World Changer Scholarship Program and select 1st group of World Changer Scholars.  Developed by Travis Lopez (2012 Salzburg Scholar) with Malu Roldan (2013 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director).

 

Curricular

Academic Success | First Year Experience (New Project).  Develop a Global Awareness Engagement module for an introductory 1-unit course to assist incoming SJSU freshman in the Summer Bridge cohort of the Educational Opportunity Program.  Project conducted by Alberto Gutierrez (2011 Salzburg Scholar).

Agriculture in a Global World (Ongoing Project).  Develop an undergraduate course on Globalization and Agriculture | Ensuring a Sustainable Future as the culminating experience for an MA in Applied Anthropology, including preparation of a major report on the results of the project.  Project conducted by Sarah Linn Gallardo (2009 Salzburg Scholar) and supervised by Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director). 

Education and Leadership in a Global Context | EdD Course (New Project).  Develop a graduate seminar on Education and Leadership in a Global Context: Globalization and Narrative Ethics to be offered as part of the curriculum for SJSU’s new doctoral program in Educational Leadership in the Connie Lurie College of Education.  Project conducted by Colette Rabin (2013 Salzburg Fellow) and Patience McHenry (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

Global Citizenship Certificate (New Project).  Develop and secure approval for Global Citizenship Certificate in coordination with West Valley College and San José City College.  Developed by Kate Davis (2012 Salzburg Fellow) with Steve Branz (2007 Salzburg Fellow), Cynthia Reiss (WVC Salzburg Fellow), and Mary Conroy (SJCC Salzburg Fellow).  New Project.

Global Citizenship | UNVS 96G Courses (Ongoing Project).  Continue teaching and refinement of an integrated set of fully online General Education courses on Global Citizenship funded by the Office of the Provost.  The courses were initially developed in Summer-Fall 2012, launched in Spring 2013, and are being piloted on an experimental basis in Fall 2013 pending full approval by the SJSU Board of General Studies after a formal evaluation in 2015.  They examine 6 major topical areas from different disciplinary perspectives and meet the requirements in 4 of the 13 lower-division GE areas – Life Sciences (B2), Humanities (C2), Social Sciences (D1), and Human Development (E).  Project led by Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director) and administered by Steve Branz (2007 Salzburg Fellow) under the overall guidance of Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow).  Core faculty have included Darci Arnold (2006 Salzburg Fellow), Kate Davis (2012 Salzburg Fellow), and Mary Poffenroth (2013 Salzburg Fellow) while Sarah Aghazadeh (2012 Salzburg Scholar), Layla Forooghi (2012 Salzburg Scholar), and Sophie Powers (2012 Salzburg Scholar) have served as Teaching Assistants.

Global Issues Simulation (New Project).  Design, develop, and implement a large-scale world or regional simulation, similar to Buckminster Fuller’s World Game.  Project conducted by James Morgan (2013 Salzburg Fellow) with the assistance of a Game Studies class at SJSU.

Faculty-Led Program | France, Belgium, Spain (New Project).  MCOM 180 | Global Leadership.  Develop and teach short-term study abroad course (4-week | 6-unit) introducing students to the kind of “global mindset” necessary for thinking, acting, and leading in a globalized world (Summer 2014).  Project conducted by Matt Cabot (2009 Salzburg Fellow). 

Faculty-Led Program | Oman and Dubai (New Project).  MCOM 180 | International Journalism Fieldwork.  Develop and teach short-term study abroad course (3-week | 3-unit) preparing students to produce documentaries and learn about the history, society, economy, and politics of these two Middle East countries (Winter 2014).  Project conducted by Diane Guerrazzi (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

Alternative Spring Break | Oaxaca, Mexico (New Project).  Develop and teach short-term service-learning abroad experience on Health, Poverty, and Community to expose students to the realities of community development and promote fuller comprehension of their place in the global community (Spring 2014).  Project conducted by Maribel Martinez (2011 Salzburg Fellow) and Kathleen Roe (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

Faculty-Led Program | Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands (New Project).  HUM 128 | Perspectives on the 20th Century.  Develop and teach short-term study abroad course (3-week | 3 units) exploring the history, landscape, and impact of World War I & World War II (Summer 2014) in Western Europe.  Project conducted by Cynthia Rostankowski (2009 Salzburg Fellow).

Faculty-Led Program | Finland(New Project).  Develop mix of 11 short-term study abroad courses at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences on Communication/Business Studiesto increase students’ understanding of global communication, business, and hotel-restaurant-tourism management (Summer 2014).  These courses are applicable to an SJSU degree, with specific mixes applicable for Communication Studies majors and for Business majors.  Project conducted by Andrew Wood (2010 Salzburg Fellow).

Faculty-Led Program | Costa Rica (New Project).   EDCO 244G | Cultural Perspectives in Counseling & EDCO 289 | Advanced Seminar in Professional Counseling.  Develop and teach 2 coordinated short-term study abroad courses (3 weeks | 6 units) to increase understanding of global, cultural, and linguistic diversity (Winter 2014).  Project conducted by Jason Laker (2011 Salzburg Fellow).

GE Composition Course | Lower Division (New Project).  Develop a course theme template for English 1A, with globally relevant instructional units and activities to reach students across majors, and teach a pilot version in Spring 2014, with the ultimate hope that this project may result in an ongoing globally-themed English 1A offering.  Project conducted by Jessy Goodman (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

Globalize Education (New Project).  Develop and coordinate the implementation of a culminating project in which graduate students in Education will create lesson plans examining global issues, such as intercultural communication and sustainability, drawing on art as transformative pedagogy.  Several educators and scholars in the field will critique the student lesson plans and share ideas for how to forward the work of education about globalization.  Project conducted by Colette Rabin (2013 Salzburg Fellow) and Patience McHenry (2013 Salzburg Scholar), with critiques from Ken Hawthorn (2012 Salzburg Scholar) and Joanie Reckmeyer (SJSU Salzburg Friend).

Humanities Honors Program | Upper Division (New Project).  Develop an SJSU Studies globally-oriented Humanities Honors Program for juniors and seniors, to complement and extend the lower-division Humanities Honors Program that has been offered at SJSU for decades.  Project conducted by Cynthia Rostankowski (2010 Salzburg Fellow), Lawrence Quill (2008 Salzburg Fellow), and Brad Stone (2009 Salzburg Fellow).

Provost’s Honors Seminar.  Strengthen legacy program for SJSU’s most exceptional students (President’s Scholars, Dean’s Scholars, Salzburg Scholars, Sbona Honors Students, Humanities Honors Students), taught by distinguished faculty members who have been honored as SJSU Outstanding Professors.  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 (Program Director).

Public Diplomacy in a Global World | Iran (New Project).  Conduct a research project on Public Diplomacy in A Global World | US-Iranian Relations During the Obama Administration as the culminating experience for an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies | Global Citizenship, including preparation of a thesis on the results of the project.  Project conducted by Sarah Aghazadeh (2012 Salzburg Scholar) and supervised by Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director).

 

Resources

Global Citizenship & Engineering (New Project).  Develop a major presentation and video on You, Global Citizenship, and the World ( Part 1 & Part 2) to educate students throughout the Davidson College of Engineering about the importance of global awareness for engineering careers.  Project conducted by Joy Franco (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

Global Citizenship Resources (New Project).  Develop a basic toolkit of major professional and scholarly resources for understanding global citizenship, suitable for conducting research and developing academic courses.  Project conducted by Mary Conroy (2011 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director).

 

Infrastructure

SJSU Global Gateway.  Continue building on work by previous Fellows and Scholars to populate a single point-of-entry web portal that makes it easy for internal and external audiences to locate globally-oriented activities and resources (people, programs, partnerships, courses, opportunities, etc) at SJSU.  Project conducted by Hilary Nixon (2013 Salzburg Fellow), Peter Young (2011 Salzburg Fellow) in coordination with Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director) and the DBH Communications Agency.

SJSU Global Studies Program.  Finalize redesign of curriculum and requirements for the Global Studies Program.  Project conducted by Kate Davis (2012 Salzburg Fellow) and assisted by Frannie Edwards (2012 Salzburg Fellow), Wendy Ng (2012 Salzburg Fellow), and Anne Marie Todd (2012 Salzburg Fellow).

SJSU Salzburg Website. Complete migration of content from old website to current website on new SJSU platform and continue upgrading its design and functionality to enhance accessibility and use.  Project conducted by Sophie Powers (2012 Salzburg Scholar) and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director) with support from the DBH Communications Agency.

SJSU Salzburg Website | Global Newsfeed (New Project).  Create regular RSS feeds of global news/actions/updates to the Program website, similar to Facebook’s “live ticker” application.  This might include a tab on the home page with quick-links to the Spartan Daily and selected international news sources (BBC, CNN, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Telemundo, etc) to provide different perspectives.  Encourage Fellows and Scholars, as well as other colleagues on campus, to change their online home pages to more news-oriented websites like the SJSU Salzburg page to spread awareness and discussion of critical global issues.  Project conducted Andy Dang (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Jonathan Perez (2013 Salzburg Scholar), and Joey Ruth (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

SJSU Salzburg Projects Analysis.  Continue compiling a comprehensive list and summary of projects conducted by SJSU Salzburg Fellows and Scholars since 2006, including clarification of the results that were achieved and their current status.  Project conducted by Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director), Sophie Powers (2012 Salzburg Scholar), and Mary Okin(2013 Salzburg Scholar).

Salzburg Scholars Yearbook | 2013-2014 (New Project).  Create an illustrated yearbook to tell the story of the current Salzburg Scholars through reflections and captioned photos.  Project conducted by Carissa Labriola (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

SJSU Study Abroad | Faculty-Led Programs (New Project).  Develop ways to strengthen short-term Faculty-Led Programs (FLPs), in order to help faculty recruit students for their courses and to help students know how to participate in courses that are of interest to them.  The project will focus on a two-pronged approach, in terms of [1] improving the current communication infrastructure for publicizing FLP courses (including scholarship and other funding opportunities); and [2] developing strategies to make these programs more efficient and appealing to students (including options like partnering with colleges and universities that already offer exchange programs with SJSU and/or the CSU in desired FLP locations).  Project conducted by Shannon Bros-Seeman (2013 Salzburg Fellow) and Codi Mills (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

Virtual Abroad.  Expand ways for SJSU faculty and students to collaborate across and beyond the physical campus through online technology.  Project conducted by Sandy Hirsh (2013 Salzburg Fellow), Ruth Rosenblum (2013 Salzburg Fellow), and Diane Guerrazzi (2012 Salzburg Fellow).

Volunteer Projects Abroad (New Project).  Develop program to create opportunities for SJSU to participate in volunteer projects abroad, similar to the volunteer projects that are available in the local community or around the country.  Project proposed by Megan Leckie (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

  

Activities

Cultural Connections (New Project).  Develop a program to connect International students and iGateways language students with prospective Study Abroad students and returnees.  Project proposed by Laura Schilling (2013 Salzburg Fellow).

Cultural Reading Program (New Project).  Compile a list of children's books, movies, document-aries, and video clips from different cultures about their belief systems.  Organize workshops to examine and discuss cultural media, with the goal of helping students establish their own multi-cultural identities, become more aware about their own attitudes, and formulate knowledge-able views about world issues.  Project proposed by Nicole Yang (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

Global Citizenship @ SJSU (New Project).  Develop a regular blog or article for the Spartan Daily by SJSU Salzburg Fellows and Scholars that examines a global issue, describes the results of a Salzburg project, or reports on a Salzburg activity.  Project suggested by Cynthia Rostankowski (2010 Salzburg Fellow).

Global Connections.  Strengthen development of an annual speaker series to sponsor regular public talks and seminars on global topics by noted experts so they can share their knowledge and perspectives with the campus and community.  Project conducted by Anne Marie Todd (2012 Salzburg Fellow), Sophie Powers (2012 Salzburg Scholar), and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director).

Salzburg Scholars Club.  Continue operating the Salzburg Scholars Club to secure funding from Associated Students for club activities that support events and provide scholarships to promote global citizenship in 2013-2014.  Initiate efforts to connect the Club with the Mosaic Cross-Cultural Center on campus to coordinate events and share resources.  Project conducted by Jonathan Perez (2013 Salzburg Scholar | Club President), Sophie Powers (2012 Salzburg Scholar | Club Past-President), and Andy Wood (2010 Salzburg Fellow | Club Faculty Advisor.

Shift Magazine (New Project).  Develop a special edition of Shift magazine, an on-campus magazine for social change/innovation in Silicon Valley, on how global issues affect the SJSU community.  Project suggested by Codi Mills (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

SJSU Cricket Pitch (New Project).  Identify possible locations and develop a plan to create a dedicated place where students can play cricket on campus.  Developed by Brad Stone (2009 Salzburg Fellow) and Schehrbano Khan (2011 Salzburg Scholar).

Think Globally | Dig Locally (New Project).  Develop a service-learning program integrating the efforts of Veggielution and iGateways to educate students about how food affects people around the world.  Other activities may include hosting an Oxfam Hunger Banquet.  Project conducted by Mary Poffenroth (2013 Salzburg Fellow), James Morgan (2013 Salzburg Fellow), and Laura Schilling (2013 Salzburg Fellow).

 

Events 

CoB Global Career Day (New Project).  Develop and organize a 1-day event to help students in SJSU’s College of Business prepare for global careers.  Attendees will hear from leaders in multi-national corporations, explore the global impacts of business operations, understand what they look for in global managers, and learn strategies to secure global jobs and/or internships.  Project conducted by Tanvi Kothari (2013 Salzburg Fellow), Malu Roldan (2013 Salzburg Fellow), Skylar Lewandowski (2013 Salzburg Scholar), and Jose Listana (2013 Salzburg Scholar); with contributions by Travis Lopez (2012 Salzburg Scholar) and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director).

CoB Launch Day (New Project).  Develop and organize several all-day events to welcome first-time frosh as part of a full year first-year experience program designed and led by Associate Dean Malu Roldan (Salzburg Fellow 2013).  Each all-day event included a four-hour global leadership component that introduced students to the Passport Program offered by the CoB’s Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC), which was designed and implemented by team that included by Tanvi Kothari (2013 Salzburg Fellow), Jose Listana (2013 Salzburg Scholar), and Jonathan Perez (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

CoB Study Abroad Opportunities (New Project).  Develop and deliver a series of presentations to 500+ CoB students in Global Business courses about the importance, affordability, and value of Study Abroad Opportunities available to them.  Project conducted by Malu Roldan (Salzburg Fellow 2013), Tanvi Kothari (2013 Salzburg Fellow), Skylar Lewandowski (2013 Salzburg Scholar), and Jose Listana (2013 Salzburg Scholar).  Jose is also serving as the CoB Study Abroad Peer Leader, handling follow-up questions about these opportunities as well as providing continuing promotional efforts with all CoB students.

Global Impact Game Jam (New Project).  Developed and organized a 24-hour event that challenged participating teams to create an engaging and enjoyable game that educates players about a global issue (10/19/13).  Project conducted by James Morgan (2013 Salzburg Fellow), Malu Roldan (Salzburg Fellow 2013), and Jose Listana (2013 Salzburg Scholar).  Tanvi Kothari (2013 Salzburg Fellow) served as a judge for the event and Jonathan Perez (2013 Salzburg Scholar) was a member of the winning team, which then placed second in the Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (11/20/13). 

SJSU Cultural Showcase (New Project).  Develop and organize a 1-day event to showcase the diversity and talents of the university’s local and global community.  Attendees can enjoy an evening of dance, music, martial arts, storytelling, etc. from a variety of SJSU’s culturally-based organizations, departments, and students eager to share the richness of culture.  Project conducted by Erin Enguero (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Joy Franco (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Jessy Goodman (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Sophia Gutierrez (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Laura Hart (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Akos Meggyes (2012 Salzburg Scholar), Codi Mills (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Mary Okin(2013 Salzburg Scholar), Jonathan Perez (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Sophie Powers (2012 Salzburg Scholar), Cynthia Rostankowski (2010 Salzburg Fellow), Avesta Sabetian (2013 Salzburg Scholar), Laura Schilling (2013 Salzburg Fellow), Brad Stone (2008 Salzburg Fellow), and Nicole Yang (2013 Salzburg Scholar).

SJSU International Week.  Continue organizing and strengthening the annual celebration of globally-oriented activities at San JoséState (11/12-15/13) as part of International Education Week, which is annually sponsored each Fall by the US Department of State and US Department of Education.  Conducted by Karen O’Neill (2008 Salzburg Fellow), Peter Young (2011 Salzburg Fellow), and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director). 

SJSU International Week | Peter Lee Memorial Lecture | 2013.  SJSU Alumnus James A. Warren (Regional Director | Fulbright Programs, Southeast Asia), American Assistance Abroad – What Works and What Doesn’t in a Time of Shrinking American Presence (11/12/13).  Organized by Peter Young (2011 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director), with support from DBH Team.

SJSU International Week | Boulevard of Languages (Ongoing Project).  Continue organizing a booth with ESL students to educate attendees about global cultures.  Project conducted by Laura Schilling (2013 Salzburg Fellow).

TEDx San Jose State University (New Project).  Help student organizers organize a TEDx Talk at SJSU entitled The Dinner Table | Community Building Served Family Style in Fall 2013 (12/7/13).  Project conducted by Erin Enguero (2013 Salzburg Scholar) and advised by Laurie Morgan (2008 Salzburg Fellow), with talks by Thalia Anagnos (2008 Salzburg Fellow) and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director).

 

Operations

SJSU Salzburg Communications.  Continue working with the DBH Communications Agency, in SJSU’s School of Journalism & Mass Communications, to provide operational support and strategic development for Program activities and development – including public relations, advertising, marketing, news coverage, and web presence through electronic and print media.  Project conducted by Chris DiSalvo (2012 Salzburg Fellow), Tim Hendrick (2011 Salzburg Fellow), and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director).

SJSU Salzburg Selection.  Convene an annual committee to evaluate and recommend applicants for selection as Fellows and Scholars for 2014-2015.  Project conducted by Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director), Cynthia Rostankowski (2010 Salzburg Fellow), Chris DiSalvo (2012 Salzburg Fellow), Dennis Jaehne (2006 Salzburg Fellow), Laura Schilling (2013 Salzburg Fellow), Sophie Powers (2012 Salzburg Scholar), Carmel Weiler (2012 Salzburg Scholar).

SJSU Salzburg Orientation. Organize annual set of orientation sessions, barbecue, and related activities for the new Fellows and Scholars in Spring 2014, 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 2014.  Project conducted by Cynthia Rostankowski (2010 Salzburg Fellow), Brad Stone (2008 Salzburg Fellow), Carmel Weiler (2012 Salzburg Scholar), and Bill Reckmeyer (Program Director).

SJSU Salzburg Scholars | Salzburg Global Seminar.  Organize annual trip and serve as Faculty Advisor for SJSU Salzburg Scholars to attend a student session of the Global Citizenship Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria as part of their 18-month participation in the SJSU Salzburg Program.  Project conducted by Cynthia Rostankowski (2009 Salzburg Fellow) with assistance from Carmel Weiler (2012 Salzburg Scholar).