The CBE Resources focus on learning areas, such as:
- Core Skills: critical thinking, empathy, ability to relate to other perspectives, etc.
- Social Skills: self-awareness (global and cultural), responsibility (personal and social)
- Communication Skills: cross-cultural skills, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, etc.
- Community Building Skills: openness, civic engagement, problem solving, etc.
The CBE Learning Framework organizes these learning areas with these three AAC&U VALUE Rubrics: Global Learning, Intercultural Competence and Civic Engagement (Learn More).
Where to use the CBE Resources?
Our films, videos and online tools are designed to support following areas:
- Subject Studies: General Education, First Year Seminars, Humanities, International Relations/Business, Social Justice, etc.
- Interdisciplinary Sessions: Global Citizenship Programs, Social Skills, Leadership Skills, Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication, Common Reading, etc.
- Extra-Curricula Events: International Student Programs, Orientation Programs, Intercultural Programs, Study Abroad Events, Student Clubs, etc.
Recommendations for Co-Curricular Integration
The following table provides you with an incremental model for implementation of the full array of CBE resources and interlink them with your events, activities and classwork. These recommendations are intended to help your institution maximize and coordinate usage of the materials for greatest potential student impact.
|Pre-Semester||Consultancy sessions with faculty and staff to identify the specific needs of specific departments and the institution as a whole. Facilitator Trainings to introduce the resources and enhance intercultural skills.|
|Semester 1||Adapt Intercultural Sessions and Diversity Sessions of the CBE online toolkits to specific classwork.|
|Semester 2||Facilitate three Intercultural Events (Film Screening and Student Discussion) with the CBE film trilogy inviting students of different departments.|
|Semester 1-6||Using the CBE film resources for informal events in Student Life to support students to move beyond their comfort zones and interact with each other across cultural differences.|
|Semester 2-5||Using the online toolkits in Orientation Sessions for diversity trainings, social justice programs, study abroad, international student programs and internships. Using the online toolkits in Re-entry Sessions for students returning from study abroad and internship programs.|
|Using the CBE film trilogy for Community Building Sessions, reflecting on the diverse experiences students had on campus throughout their studies. Students explore how they can use their learning experiences best to move forward into their professional lives. (Note: senior students could deepen their learning by becoming small group facilitators for students of the 1. and 2. Semesters)|