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Designing and Delivering Globally Connected Domestic Programs

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Come learn how your institution can develop and implement exciting globally connected domestic programs for your students. Featuring faculty and administrator panelists from Elon University and Duke University, this session will showcase their respective programs in Los Angeles that offer innovative coursework on current issues combined with valuable pre-professional opportunities, such as credit-bearing internships, thus using the host city as a "learning laboratory." The faculty directors of Elon and Duke’s programs in LA will describe how they introduce students to the film and entertainment industries with help from their alumni networks. Other general topics in this session include leveraging university support for domestic programs and preparing students for a domestic academic experience.

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Designing and Delivering Globally Connected Domestic Programs

  1. 1. DESIGNING AND DELIVERING GLOBALLY CONNECTED DOMESTIC PROGRAMS Presented by Paul Paparella (Duke), Karen Price (Duke), Jason McMerty (Elon), Mac Torluccio (UT Austin)
  2. 2. Designing and Delivering Globally Connected Domestic Programs 2 Session chair: Paul Paparella, Assistant Director/Regional Manager, Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO), Duke University Faculty Presenters: Karen Price, Faculty Director, Duke University in Los Angeles, Instructor (Center for Documentary Studies and Program in Art of the Moving Image) Jason McMerty, Faculty Director, Elon University in Los Angeles and Assistant Professor of Communications Mac Torluccio, Senior Program & Communications Coordinator Semester in Los Angeles Program, UT Austin
  3. 3. The Agenda: Session Topics 3 I. Organizing and delivering exciting domestic programs: faculty perspective • Using your city/host location as a learning laboratory • Designing innovative courses and coordinating internship experiences • Using your alumni network • Planning field trips • Handling challenges (logistics, budget, student issues, etc) • Global engagement in a domestic context (LA): faculty director view II. Organizing and delivering exciting domestic programs: administrator perspective • Supporting students: health and safety, finances, other • Preparing faculty to lead a domestic program (academic, pre-departure, budgeting, internship preparation, cultural immersion) • Leveraging university support for domestic programs • Global engagement in a domestic context (institutional view)
  4. 4. Organizing and delivering domestic programs: The Faculty Director Perspective
  5. 5. KAREN PRICE DUKE IN LA DIRECTOR
  6. 6. 6 • Courses on site combine theory, practice, and relationship building • Creating pathways for global engagement: Field Trips, independent research, "The Business" Intellectual Enrichment and Pre- Professional Development
  7. 7. 7 • Keeping it all together: The enormous organizational challenges of creating a (safe, healthy) experience in LA • Working with diversity and responding to student needs: academic, personal, financial More than just logistics…
  8. 8. JASON MCMERTY ELON IN LA DIRECTOR
  9. 9. 9 Elon in LA| Fall 2017 The NEW fall program is geared toward Strategic Communications students that want to spend a semester in the Entertainment Capitol of the world. Students will be taking courses, interning at a wide variety of companies and creating portfolio material. COM 400: Media Law and Ethics COM 312: Strategic Writing COM 37X: Branded Content Production COM 381: Communications Internship ARH375: Contemporary Art of LA
  10. 10. 10 Elon in LA| Spring 2017 The spring program is geared toward Cinema & TV students. Students will spend the semester taking courses, interning at a wide variety of companies and creating portfolio material. Students will be exposed to photography technology from the past, present and future of image acquisition. COM 316 Writing for TV and Cinema COM 381 Communications Internship COM 386 LA Entertainment Production COM 400 Media Law and Ethics ARH 375 LA Contemporary Art
  11. 11. 11 Elon in LA| Summer 2017 The summer program is geared towards all Communications, Performing Arts, Music Recording & a new pilot course in Sport & Event Management. Students will spend 9 weeks in the summer taking courses, interning at a wide variety of companies and creating collaborative portfolio material with students in other disciplines. COM 381 Communications Internship COM 386 LA Entertainment Production COM 379 Entertainment Public Relations DAN 320 LA Dance for the Camera DAN 381 LA Dance Internship THE 320 Acting for the Camera MUS 273 Monetizing Music in LA MUS 481 Music Recording Internship *New courses are proposed for Sport & Event Management |
  12. 12. 12 Elon in San Francisco| Summer 2017 The NEW summer program is an eight-week program where students will take an Elon course in Design Thinking while completing an Internship. Students will have the opportunity to interact with our growing alumni population. COR 402 Global Innovation: Solving Problems with Design Thinking
  13. 13. MAC TORLUCCIO SENIOR PROGRAM AND COMMUNICATIONS CO-ORDINATOR, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SEMESTER IN LA PROGRAM
  14. 14. 14 Advertising, Animation, Film, Gaming, Journalism, Marketing, Music, New Media, Public Relations, Television… The University of Texas at Austin Semester in Los Angeles Program offers a unique opportunity for students who are serious about exploring academic and professional interests related to the entertainment industry. The Semester in Los Angeles Program is available each semester throughout the year: fall, spring or summer, and classes are held at the UTLA Center, located in Los Angeles near Burbank, close to major Hollywood studios. Courses focus on the business and creative sides of the entertainment industry and are taught by seasoned professionals (many of them UT alumni), with extensive careers in film, television, music, and new media.
  15. 15. Organizing and delivering domestic programs: An Institutional Perspective
  16. 16. 16 and delivering domestic programs: Organizing and Delivering Domestic Programs: An Institutional Perspective Part 1 • Supporting students: health and safety, finances, other considerations • Preparing faculty to lead a domestic program (academic, pre-departure, budgeting, internship preparation, cultural immersion)
  17. 17. 17 and delivering domestic programs: Organizing and Delivering Domestic Programs: An Institutional Perspective Part 2 • Leveraging university support for domestic programs • Global engagement in a domestic context (institutional view)
  18. 18. THANK YOU

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