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Lillian Nave from Appalachian State University visited IIGE

On Friday, June 9th, Lillian Nave from Appalachian State University visited IIGE. Lillian Nave is a Senior Lecturer and serves as the Universal Design for Learning Coordinator for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success at Appalachian State University. She also hosts the ThinkUDL, a podcast about universal design for learning (UDL) where she interviews UDL advocates and implementers from all over the world who are making a difference in higher education. 


During the visit on Friday, Lillian Nave met with Prof. Prasetyo to reflect on the COIL project and discuss plans for the new one. She also met with IIGE coordinators Rob Kuipers and Mariya Byvakina to discuss opportunities for other collaborations between IIGE and App State. Both institutions are committed to promoting sustainability, UDL, diversity, and inclusion in higher education. IIGE looks forward to furthering our collaborations with App State on these important themes. 

In Spring, IIGE Assist professor Eko Heru Prasetyo and Lillian Nave embarked on the first COIL collaboration between KU and App State. Over a two-week period, KU Students attending a presentation skills course collaborated with students attending an intercultural dialogues course. Following its success, one more COIL between the courses is in the planning for the fall semester.


Professor Eko Heru Prasetyo:
"Japan and USA certainly exhibit distinguished characteristics in education. But what differentiates them? In the upcoming fall semester, students from KU and ASU will discuss Power Distance using cases in Japanese and US higher education institutions. The collaboration is part of Intercultural Dialogue in which students from both universities are paired for an-hour discussion. We expect students to experience a real communication practice with culturally different individuals and learn educational attributes in the discussed setting."