Global Education Consulting

The mission of Global STEM at the University of Oregon is to support STEM education and innovation at universities around the world in order to change the lives of faculty and students.

Global STEM Education Programs are customized for STEM educators, students, and postdoctoral fellows to improve teaching and learning. Programs include topics in active learning, course design, equity and inclusivity, authentic assessments, practical skills development, project-based learning, mentorship, curriculum reform, and science communication. Program lengths vary to suit your needs, from one-hour online workshops to multi-year partnerships.


Teaching Program

Designed for STEM faculty, post-docs, or graduate students to practice cutting edge teaching techniques, which they can immediately implement in classrooms. We offer customized programs varying in length from one-day workshops to week-long targeted trainings.

Curricular Reform

Designed to support departments in identifying ways that curriculum can be modified to improve student pathways through STEM degrees. With the faculty, we will help develop a needs analysis and make recommendations for change. We will also provide guidance through the ongoing process of curriculum reform to best support learning for 21st Century STEM students.


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Upcoming Events

APRU Poster

Teaching and Learning Professional Development Certificate Mini-Course

Application Deadline: April 11 at 6pm (US Pacific Time)

5 sessions, April 20 - May 18

This course is available to all faculty across disciplines seeking to strengthen their teaching techniques. In this professional development certificate mini-course, faculty will experience teaching practices designed to improve student learning.

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Global STEM Program Director & Senior Instructor

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Global Scholars Professional Development Program

The Global Scholars Professional Development Program at the University of Oregon supports leaders and educators from international institutions by providing professional development opportunities that enhance pedagogical, curricular, cross-institutional, and cross-cultural engagement across disciplines. In addition to developing strategic partnerships, Global Scholars offers certificates to participants who complete customizable programs designed to advance their career goals.


Who Can Participate?

Leaders, administrators, professors, and researchers from non-US academic institutions who are interested in professional development opportunities in the US hosted by the University of Oregon.

Higher Education or K-12

J-1 Visiting Scholars and B-1 Business Visa holders

Academic Institutions and/or Departments

What is the Format?

In-person trainings on the UO campus

Online/UO campus hybrid trainings

Hybrid trainings and virtual sessions

Home institution on-site trainings

Varying lengths: 1 hour, 2 weeks, 3 months, 1 year, etc.

What Types of Activities Are Offered?

Professional Development opportunities are customizable to match your goals

Common program types:
Sabbatical support, leadership training, pedagogical and curricular improvement, cultural immersion, institutional strategic partnerships

Common activities include:
Lectures, workshops, discussions, school trips, business visits, cultural activities


How it Works


Explore Sample Programs

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International Student Services Management 中文
A two-week program focused on introducing best practices on how American universities attract, retain and serve international students and the services provided to support their academic, social, cultural and emotional success.


J-1 Visiting Scholar Bridge Program 中文
Provide foreign university lecturers and researchers support during their academic sabbatical at the University of Oregon; A quality frame-work to ensure successful scholarship, skill development, and cultural immersion.

Higher Education Bilingual Instruction 中文
A twelve-week program focused on developing bilingual pedagogical skills and research capabilities, improving English language skills, developing sociocultural knowledge and competence.

Higher Education Administration 中文
A two-week program designed to develop transformational, visionary leaders in higher education with the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and strategies necessary to lead effectively in the globalized world. Trainings can be combined with other U.S. campus visits.

K-12 Leadership 中文
A one-week program giving school principals first-hand knowledge of how U.S. K-12 schools operate across a wide range of administrative functions. In addition to lectures from university faculty, participants visit live instructional settings in schools and classrooms to observe master teachers and principals.