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CCMTI 2019: Information Literacy and ‘Fake News’: The Search for Truth

Are we living in a “post-truth” era in which feelings outweigh evidence, “alternative facts” take precedence, and “truth” is whatever we wish it to be?

Social media sites, the wide spread use of the Internet, and other means of instantaneous communication have increased the possibility of disinformation and eroded trust in traditional media, universities, and other institutions. How serious is this issue? According to the Pew Research Center, 1 in 5 U.S. adults say they often consume news via social media. However, “more than 40 percent of visits to 65 fake news sites come from social media, compared to around 10 percent of visits to 690 top US news sites,” according to a 2017 study by researchers from NYU and Stanford. (Danielle Kurtzleben, read more here)

In the current climate, is fake news unavoidable? How can individuals, corporations, and governments confront this phenomenon? What are the broader implications of the dissemination of global disinformation regarding democracy, media, science, elections, religion, health care, trust in the government, climate change, identity, and bias?

Please join us for a two-day curriculum development workshop focused on these issues and explore how to respond as a resilient and dynamic learning community. We will examine this topic through the disciplinary perspectives of political science, economics, communications, information science, environmental studies, business, geography, history, sociology, and other frameworks. Learn how to incorporate provocative ideas into your existing curricula, develop activities to bring back to the classroom, and connect with colleagues.

SCHEDULE

Dates: July 11 – 12, 2019 (Thursday and Friday)

Time: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration (Thursday)

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Workshop (Thursday)

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Workshop (Friday)

Location: University of Washington, Seattle campus

This institute will bring together community college educators interested in networking with their peers and incorporating new information on information literacy and ‘fake news’ into their teaching and mentoring. Community college faculty from all disciplines, especially including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), are encouraged to apply. University of Washington and community college faculty, practitioners, and graduate students will lead this two day workshop.

We expect lively discussions and informative lectures. Community college educators will be paid a stipend of $150.00 if they are selected to participate and attend all of the two-day programming.  This workshop does not include clock hours. Travel stipends will be available for those coming from east of the Cascades and outside of Washington State.

Applications are due on or before June 14, 2019. We will notify all applicants by June 23, 2019 if they have been accepted into the program.

To apply click here

Sponsored by the National Resource Centers of the Henry M. Jackson School of International
Studies – University of Washington, Northwest International Education Association, Global
Business Center at the Michael G. Foster School of Business – University of Washington,
Institute for Regional and International Studies – University of Wisconsin, and funded by the
United States Department of Education.

For more information, please contact Tamara Leonard at tleonard@uw.edu or call 206.685-2354.


About the Community College Master Teacher Institute


“A terrific project for an often overlooked education sector (community colleges). There are few to no other opportunities like this for community college professors.” – CCMTI Participant

The Community College Master Teacher Institute (CCMTI) is a two-day training for community college instructors organized by the Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington. Founded in 2003 by Tamara Leonard, Managing Director of the Center for Global Studies, the goal of CCMTI is to build the capacity of community college instructors to teach about international affairs, and in turn through the classes these instructors teach, increase community college students’ knowledge and understanding of global issues. The Institute aims to meet this objective in four ways: helping instructors become familiar with the topic; encouraging instructors to incorporate topics into new and existing courses; providing instructional resources for use both inside and outside the classroom; and fostering a resource network of community college educators within and beyond Washington State. The Institute brings together a vast network of dedicated professors, educators, researchers, and practitioners to share in the training and offer their expertise on the chosen subject.


Global Populism:  At Home and Abroad

“The election of Donald J. Trump as the U.S. President in 2016, Brexit, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and Marine Le Pen’s National Front in France—these are just a few of the recent events that have focused the world’s attention on populism” according to the 2018 JSIS Task Force Report, The Global Implications of Populism on Democracy.

But what is populism? U.S. historian Michael Kazin describes it as a political “language.”  Ernesto Laclau, an Argentine political theorist, characterizes populism as a “logic” that “pits the people against the elites or an establishment, and seeks to mobilize the former against the latter.” (Scott Sinclair, http://behindthenumbers.ca/2017/07/06/populism-ascending/).  Is Populism a fixed ideology or a way of thinking? A way of being? What are the implications of global populist movements on globalization, identity, judicial independence, democracy, refugee movements, press freedom and gender equality – these are just a few of the critical challenges facing us today.

Please join us for a two day curriculum development workshop focused on Global Populism and how to respond as a resilient and dynamic learning community.  We will examine this topic through the disciplinary perspectives of economics, communications, anthropology, environmental studies, business, geography, history, sociology, and other frameworks.  Learn how to incorporate the topic Global Populism into your existing curricula, develop activities to bring back to the classroom, and connect with colleagues.

SCHEDULE

Dates:                          July 12 – 13, 2018 (Thursday and Friday)

 

Time:                           8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration (Thursday)

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Workshop

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Workshop (Friday)

 

Location:                      University of Washington, Seattle campus

 

This institute will bring together community college educators interested in networking with their peers and incorporating new information on international studies into their teaching and mentoring. Community college faculty from all disciplines, especially including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), are encouraged to apply.  University of Washington and community college faculty, practitioners, and graduate students will lead this two day workshop.

We expect lively discussions and informative lectures. Community college educators will be paid a stipend of $150.00 if they are selected to participate and attend all of the two-day programming.  This workshop does not include clock hours. Travel stipends will be available for those coming from east of the Cascades and outside of Washington State.

Applications are due on or before June 13, 2018. Applicants will be notified by June 23, 2018 if they have been accepted into the program.

To apply click here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/tleonard/355298

Sponsored by the National Resource Centers of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies – University of Washington, Northwest International Education Association, Global Business Center at the Michael G. Foster School of Business – University of Washington, Institute for Regional and International Studies – University of Wisconsin, and funded by the United States Department of Education.

For more information, please contact Tamara Leonard at tleonard@uw.edu or call 206.685-2354.