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The International Perspectives on University Teaching and Learning, or IPUTL, Symposium, established and hosted by the Auburn University Office of International Programs, has released a special issue in Wiley Publications’ New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Volume 2022, Issue 169.

Special Issue: International Perspectives on University Teaching and Learning presents several articles exploring international perspectives on critical issues impacting teaching and learning in a diverse range of higher education environments. The need to understand learning and teaching from multiple cultural perspectives becomes critically important in preparing institutions and developing faculty members to meet evolving 21st-century needs. The quality of higher education and the need to facilitate high-level learning has never been more important (Groccia & Buskist, 2011), and as the world continues to shrink, in Friedman's (2007) terms, becomes “FLAT,” higher education becomes even more critical for all countries around the world.

The volume has nine chapters. Chapter 1, written by Auburn’s Assistant Provost for International Programs Andrew Gillespie, Professor Emeritus James Groccia, Director of International Initiatives Jennifer Mason and Communications and Marketing Specialist Kalani Long, discusses issues involved in preparing tomorrow's faculty members to respond to emerging challenges presented by ever-changing realities of international higher education through faculty professional development that mirrors high-impact practices advocated for tomorrow's students. Chapter’s 2-9 cover a range of teaching and learning topics, from how the pandemic has provided a unique window of opportunity for higher education institutions to change because of the disruptions in normal ways of operating, to presenting a unique model and comprehensive approach to tracking, enhancing and assessing students’ global learning outcomes. To read the full volume, visit the Wiley Online Library.

Thank you to everyone in the IPUTL community, including many Auburn faculty and staff, who submitted an article and contributed to the volume. The IPUTL plans to continue exploring publication opportunities for presenters in 2023 and beyond.

IPUTL 2023 will be May 28-30 in Orlando, Florida, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. As in years past, IPUTL 2023 will offer plenty of teaching, learning and networking magic that matches the resort’s level of enchantment and opportunity. Attendees will engage with an active-learning community of dedicated professionals during three days of workshops, concurrent sessions, roundtable discussions and plenaries led by notable higher education leaders. And of course we’re bringing back all the special touches that make IPUTL so memorable and enjoyable. But IPUTL 2023 also brings an added bonus: a new host resort with lower nightly rates. More details are to come regarding registration, hotel reservations and symposium schedule. Stay up to date on the IPUTL website.