TU’s World Perspectives, authored by the International Leadership Council, present global issues in the context of themes in order to spur discussion and debate within and outside of the classroom. The intention of the perspectives is to create a framework for faculty and staff to utilize in planning curricular and co-curricular activities. World Perspectives may be utilized in many different ways from topics and/or readings for a course, themes for visiting scholars and/or speakers, programming for student activities and faculty-led study abroad programming.
Though the International Leadership Council has divided the World Perspectives into the following eight categories, it is important to emphasize from the outset how these perspectives operate in conjunction with one another, and how they play out across cultures. In order to adopt a university-wide framework that better quantifies and qualifies the impacts of these perspectives, we must recognize how comparative analyses of international commonalities and culturally specific perspectives enrich TU’s mission both within and beyond the classroom, with the ultimate aim of presenting students with the theoretical foundations to implement practical solutions to challenges proposed by these perspectives in a global context.
Approved by the International Leadership Council, December 2017