Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Higher School of Economics

In March a team of Champlain professors - Dr. Betsy Beaulieu (the Dean of the Core Division, where the Global Modules are housed), Dr. Kerry Noonan, Dr. Jennifer Vincent, Dr. David Kite, and Dr. Gary Scudder (the Assistant Dean for Global Engagement) visited the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. In the space of less than a year the Higher School of Economics has grown to be one of our most important Global Module partners, and, in fact, we ran more GMs with HSE than any other school this semester. In addition to running a number of workshops for both faculty and students, the team also discussed ways that our two institutions can have even greater collaboration. The trip was amazing. In turn, two professors and five students from the Higher School of Economics visited Champlain in April. It's just this sort of increased face-to-face collaboration that we're hoping grow out of the Global Module experience.