Past Global Scholarships
A number of Kenyon faculty have successful won New Directions in Global Scholarship.
Art and the Environment
A collaboration between an artist (Sarah Lindley, Kalamazoo College) and a biologist (Siobhan Fennessy, Kenyon College) looked at the impact humans have on the environment, especially waterways. The artist was looking for other ways of understanding environmental impact, and the biologist was looking for alternative ways to communicate scientific information regarding sustainability and environmental impact. The artist pursued a residency in the Netherlands used that setting to explore local environmental issues. This work combined with the biologist’s work in Spain. The two exchanged ideas through shared readings and regularly scheduled video conferenced conversations.
Assessment of Globally Connected Courses
Are globally connected courses associated with greater learning? To assess this, Professors Irene Lopez (Kenyon College) and Deidre Johnston (Hope College) will conduct a longitudinal study of a series of globally connected courses that were conducted across 13 countries among 19 universities (N= 590 students). Over 40 separate courses will be assessed to evaluate if globally connected courses increased students' intercultural competencies, and if so, what course variables and instructional modalities were associated with students' intercultural curiosity, knowledge, strategy, and behavior. Additionally, they will assess if participants in globally connected courses experiences increased or decreased in their sense of intergroup homophily (perceived similarity), and whether the effect of these courses varied as a function of students' pre-existing global exposure, intergroup homophily and intergroup anxiety.