Michele Van Hoeck, Co-Chair, Dean of Library
Aparna Sinha, Co-Chair, Culture & Communication
Matthew Fairbanks, Science & Math
Margot Hanson, Library
Mike Holden, Mechanical Engineering
Elaine Kociolek, Student Engagement & Academic Support
Valerie Hall McGowan, Marine Transportation
Ali Moradmand, Science & Math
Amy Parsons, Culture & Communication
Martin Shimada, student
Marissa Sutro, Marine Transportation
Global Learning includes Global Awareness and is one of ten Institution Wide Learning Outcomes at Cal Maritime. Our Assessment Council (IWAC) describes Global Learning as 1) knowledge of global cultures and the environmental diversity that sustains human life, and 2) understanding of the responsibilities associated with promoting the welfare of the cultures of humanity and of the natural systems of planet Earth.
For 2019, the selected book will focus on knowledge of the environmental diversity that sustains human life and understanding of the responsibilities associated with promoting the welfare of the natural systems of planet Earth.
1. Relevant to the Cal Maritime mission. The connection can be indirect, but it should be consistent throughout the book.
2. Multifaceted. Can the book’s themes be approached from most major fields (science, business, humanities, etc.)? Major themes must hold up under scrutiny.
3. Non-didactic. The book's themes shouldn't be too obvious or heavy-handed.
4. Artful, but not overwrought (prose style). It should be entertaining, but also thought provoking.
5. Impressive, to you. Rank the book for its "wow-factor."
Additional criteria: The committee will give preference to books under 400 pages, but strong recommendations for longer books will be considered. Committee also gives preference to books available in paperback.