SUNY Oneonta faculty traveled to Cartagena, Colombia at the beginning of March to participate in a 3-day workshop to create Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) modules with partners from six different Colombian universities. Susan Bernardin (English/Women’s Studies), Alejandra Escudero (Foreign Languages), Trevor Fuller (Geography), Adam Kent (Music), Anita Levine (Education), and Dawn Sohns (Communication Arts) were paired with a faculty member from different Colombian universities. During their time together, the pairs established the goals for their COIL modules and planned their implementation. The COIL modules will be delivered during the Fall 2017 semester. The Oneonta-Colombia COIL Academy (OCCA) was facilitated by Carol Dean (Education), who also traveled with the group. This academy was supported by the Office of International Education (OIE) and the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC). It was also made possible by MC Montoya (Foreign Languages) and her previous work in Colombia.
Pictured from left to right: Susan Bernardin, Dawn Sohns, Adam Kent, Anita Levine, Trevor Fuller, Carol Dean, Alejandra Escudero
SUNY Oneonta faculty working with their Colombian partners