IU CIBER Supports Governors State University’s Second Summer Faculty Development Workshop
One of IU CIBER’s model minority-serving institution (MSI) partners Governors State University (GSU) successfully hosts its second annual summer faculty development workshops
June 14, 2016
Governors State University conducted a two-day “Faculty Development in International Business” workshop from June 8–9, 2016. These workshops were offered to regional community college faculty, as well as for those working at four-year institutions. A total of 17 faculty from Moraine Valley Community College, Joliet Junior College, Kankakee Community College, City College of Chicago, South Suburban College, College of DuPage, Governors State University, and Harris-Stowe State University attended the sessions.
With keynote presenters, Dr. Stephen Wagner and Dr. Carlos Ferran, the main focuses of this year’s workshops were “Business and Labor Management in the Global Environment” and “Accounting in the Global Context.”
|Harris-Stowe State University faculty at GSU “Faculty Development in International Business” conference|
The first day of the seminar covered the following topics:
- Five global areas of communication
- Labor practice and employee laws
- Cutting-edge findings in science and global management
- Change management in multi-national organizations
- The business of global sustainability
The second day specifically addressed the following issues in global accounting:
- Integrating accounting with international standards
- Main differences between International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Accounting and international ethics
Workshop participants expressed enjoying their time learning from the two main speakers, as well as interacting with other attendees. One particular faculty member said, “‘The Faculty Development in International Business’ was very informative and engaging.”
This is the second year GSU offered summer faculty development workshops with the support of Indiana University CIBER grant. IU CIBER also sponsored two Harris-Stowe State University faculty Dr. Joyce Eisel and Dr. Robert Kamkwalala to attend the conference.
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