Metropolitan Universities: Schools for International Preparation

  • Douglas L. Stutler University of Northern Colorado
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, International Work Groups, Learner Experts


Future college graduates will need to know how to function effectively within international work groups. One noteworthy characteristic of many older, working students at metropolitan universities is that they are already engaged in such efforts. Their knowledge and skills may be invaluable in the classroom, but are they being tapped? Perhaps these students can team with faculty members as "learner experts" who complement the instructor s content expertise. Partnering with these students in developing course content, or in delivering innovative curricular experiences, may go a long way toward keeping courses up-to-date, relevant, and exciting.