International Cooperation Between Madison College and UW Detailed in New Book Chapter
The book is organized into four sections—internationalization of the curriculum, experiential learning, establishing linkages, and administration. Using the Madison College partnership as a case study, Bradshaw’s chapter serves as an introduction to the linkages section providing insights and comparison between other section authors.
“Deeply ingrained in UW-Madison’s academic culture is the concept of the “Wisconsin Idea” that academic institutions should play a critical role in addressing global issues and serving the greater public good,” notes Bradshaw. “This ethos plays an important role in fostering authentic collaborative partnerships to raise global understanding and integrate global learning into the community. The close relationship between UW-Madison and Madison College in promoting international learning is a great example of the Wisconsin Idea at work.”
“While not comprehensive, the project provides a robust cross-section of examples of how UW faculty, staff, and students have been engaging globally throughout the 20th and 21st centuries,” said Elise Ahn, director of the International Projects Office and the book’s editor. “What the book demonstrates is that foundational to the Wisconsin Idea is the power of the person-to-person connection.”
Events are being planned to coincide with the launch of the book throughout the upcoming year, including a networking lunch, followed by a panel discussion, on Friday, October 20, 2023. More information about the book project can be found at witwbook.international.wisc.edu. The website also features section and chapter overviews, information on contributors, events, and more. Please continue to check the site over the months ahead as new opportunities to engage will be added.