Global Partner Studio (GPS) Institute

Catalyzing collaboration around health, social innovation & STEM education.

In the exciting world of high-impact experiential learning, relationships are everything. UB faculty and staff have amazing partnerships with institutions and regions all over the world. By building on these partnerships we can engage faculty, students and community members in ways that will result in deep and lasting impacts. The GPS Institute represents an innovative vehicle for traveling farther and deeper with our international partners.

We have designed the Institute to transform existing global partnerships into catalysts for new high-impact experiential learning. As a result of the Institute, we will have a portfolio of evolving courses, projects, and engagement opportunities. Since faculty are essential to student learning, we hope to engage UB faculty from diverse disciplines and areas of study to explore synergies toward curricular innovation. And since experiential learning can be a driver for community impacts, we are committed to supporting our partners in their own professional development and capacity building during their time at UB.

ELN is transporting Global partners to UB for a week of high impact sharing, collaboration and capacity building.  This year’s inaugural institute, taking place October 1 through October 5, will focus on catalyzing collaboration around health, social innovation & STEM education with partners from Ghana, Jamaica, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

1) Partner Presentations*

Monday, Oct. 1, 3 p.m. | 145 Student Union

This open session will feature partner presentations that provide context and a framework for engagement and collaboration throughout the Institute and beyond. Audience Q&A is encouraged.

2) Meet our Partners*

Monday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m. | 145 Student Union

Learn about our honored guests and explore their backgrounds, affiliations and areas of focus at the opening reception immediately following the partner presentations.

3) Pedagogical Innovation Session*

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9-11 a.m. | 17 Norton Hall

Learn more about GPS platforms and resources for igniting global partnerships, deepening collaborative relationships, sharing innovations with broader communities and more.

4) Studio Sessions*

Monday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 17 Norton Hall
Thursday, Oct. 4, 9-11 a.m. | 17 Norton Hall

Identify and meet with partners of interest to discuss ideas for engagement and collaboration.

5) Submit an Idea for Collaboration

Submit your idea for collaboration to receive follow-up support offered by ELN staff and partnership sponsors.

6) Closing Reception*

Friday, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. | Silverman Library (3rd Floor Atrium)

Join us for a celebration of the emerging ideas for engagement and collaboration and help us wish our global partners farewell.

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