John Mueller, professor in the Department of Student Affairs
in Higher Education, and three graduate students spoke at the third Transatlantic
Dialogue Conference, which took place June 4–6, 2014, in Luxembourg. The theme of the conference, “Connecting through
Culture: A Vision for Global Citizenship,” was intended to bring together higher
education professionals and graduate students from Europe and the U.S. to
discuss the significance of culture in a liberal arts education
Mueller presented his research and scholarship in a session
titled “Multiculturalism in U.S. Higher Education.” SAHE graduate students Jackie Fisher (‘15)
and Meghan Olbrys (‘15) presented “Fostering Learning through the Core
Curriculum.” SAHE alumna Danielle Brush (‘14) participated on a graduate student
and new professionals panel that examined pedagogy and practice related to the conference theme.
The conference was the culminating activity of a two-week
study tour. Coordinated
by Miami University (Ohio) and Bowling Green State University (Ohio), the study tour was
designed to examine the delivery of higher education in the European Union,
including admissions, curriculum, and student services.
The tour included institutional visits to the American
University in Paris, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Antwerp,
and the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center in Luxembourg. In addition, tour participants met with
officials from Crous de Paris and the European Commission.
The trip was rounded out by visits to some of the most
significant economic, cultural, and historic landmarks in France, Belgium,
Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Germany.
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