Texas State's Rohde selected to participate in GCA seminar in Germany

Rodney Rohde
Rodney Rohde

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
July 5, 2017

Rodney E. Rohde, chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science program at Texas State University, has been selected to participate in the Global Citizenship Alliance (GCA) Seminar July 9-17 in Potsdam, Germany.

Rohde will serve as a facilitator of the 2017-2018 Globalizing Curriculum Faculty Learning Community (FLC), as well as an appointment as a visiting scholar at the University of Texas. The FLC facilitators’ role is to provide intellectual leadership to help shape the content of the FLC program and guide the other faculty participants in completing their projects to infuse global topics into their curriculum, such as creating a new module or syllabus.

"Globalization in my specialization area–infectious disease, public health and laboratory medicine–is a synergistic fit between Texas State, Austin Community College and the University of Texas," Rohde said. "I envision strengthening relationships for collaborative research and grants, as well as study abroad opportunities."

The GCA's goal is to transform colleges and universities into "sites of global citizenship" where all activities—from student to faculty learning, teaching, and research, to institutional policies, structures and infrastructures—are oriented toward preparing graduates to be responsible global citizens. The faculty and administrator seminars examine a diverse set of substantive topics, explore strategies for institutional change, and create a framework for participating institutional teams to design global education initiatives and implementation plans specific to their own institutions. 

For more information see sites.austincc.edu/newsroom/acc-faculty-to-attend-global-citizenship-alliance-seminar/.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,849 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 180,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world.  Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities:  Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.