More than 45 Chattanooga State Global Scholars honor students, parents, and advisory board members attended the first annual Acceleration Point and pinning ceremony on August 19. Using the program theme of “Challenge yourself. Change the world.”, college administrators Dr. James L. Catanzaro, Dr. Kimberly McCormick, and Dr. Robert Denn welcomed students and provided opening remarks.
The Global Scholars program will push students to invest in community and worldwide citizenship, think critically, and view the world through a different lens, while teaching students to apply their strengths and passion to make a difference and find their place in the world.
The honors curriculum for Fall 2014 includes courses taught by Emily Dunlap (PSYC1030-General Psychology), Erica Lux (ENGL1010-Composition I), and De’Lara Stephens (ENGL2210-English Literaure). These courses will be interdisciplinary, involve a research component, and be developed as enriched and highly contextualized. With intensive, small group and individual academic coaching, instructors will provide direct feedback on work while fostering strong teacher/student connections.
The opportunity to study abroad is a chance to become a true Global Scholar. Students will accompany instructors for a three-week course abroad between the freshman and sophomore year. Partnering with TnCIS (Tennessee Consortium for International Studies), students and instructors will travel to a new country to experience a completely different academic and cultural climate.
During Acceleration Point, students and parents became familiar with available resources such as the Kolwyck Library Information Commons (KLIC) and the Andrews Reading and Writing Center. In addition, information on international studies and financial aid opportunities were presented.
Classes begin August 25. For more information about the Global Scholars program, please contact Dr. Robert Denn at 697-2648.