School of Education faculty among delegation to Cuba

Left to right: Dean Emeritus Gerardo Gonzalez, Professor César Félix-Brasdefer, Professor Theresa Ochoa, and Professor Keith Dayton

Last semester, a diverse group of faculty from IU attended the fourth International Scientific Conference of Higher Education hosted by Santa Clara’s Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” Las Villas (UCLV) in Cuba. The IU delegation included Dean Emeritus Gerardo Gonzalez, Professor Theresa Ochoa, Professor César Félix-Brasdefer, Academic Director of the IU Mexico Gateway and IU College of Arts & Sciences, and Professor Keith Dayton from the Kelley School of Business.

The delegation presented on the “Internationalization of Higher Education,” including insights on the success of the global curriculum at IU and the interdisciplinary research opportunities that come from access to our interconnected world. In addition to meeting with the Rector of UCLV, Osana Molerio Pérez, and visiting key historical sites in Santa Clara and nearby towns, the group held conversations with small business entrepreneurs, visited rural health care clinics, and explored potential collaborations between IU and Cuban universities.