Building Inter-Cultural Competency & Inclusivity in the Classroom, Thursday, Sept. 5, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

In order for our students to succeed and to become globally engaged citizens, they need to be conscious and respectful of differences. We have found that intercultural competence can be achieved through cultural self-awareness and an inclusive mindset.

During this session, participants will work in groups  to experience what it’s like as a student to engage in particular intercultural activities.  We will analyze how these pedagogical experiences facilitate students’ intercultural development and how these activities could be viewed in different cultures. We focus on the following topics and areas of intercultural collaboration: time orientation, communication styles, team dynamics, trust building, socializing, and reflection.

Eva Haug and Hope Windle will also speak about the COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) program and SUNY’s global learning badges (micro-credentials) that were established to recognize international and cross-cultural skills, including Intercultural Communication, Global Awareness and Self in the World, and Cross-Cultural Teamwork.

Date:  Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time:  3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Faculty Development Center, CH 113

Open to all faculty, staff and graduate students who teach

Our Presenters:

Eva Haug is the Internationalization and COIL coordinator at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (  She develops internationalization policies with a focus on Internationalization at Home, which includes facilitating cross cultural learning.  She focuses on how intercultural awareness and intercultural sensitivity are part of workplace skills for the 21st century. As lecturer of Intercultural Competence, she trains students to work in multicultural and virtual teams. With 6 years of COIL experience, she has worked with partners all over the globe.

Hope Windle is the Community Development Lead for the SUNY COIL Center. Previously, she was the COIL Coordinator and Instructional Designer at SUNY Ulster for 12+ years. Under her direction, COIL thrived, connecting 1785+ Ulster students, 21+ Ulster faculty, with universities from 11 countries, creating 4 COIL-related student global scholar trips as well as embedding the COIL modality into the school’s strategic plan. Hope Windle leads professional development, locally and internationally, on the value and necessity of embracing digital education while incorporating international team projects.