From left, Rendón Fernández Margarita Rosa, faculty member in Universidad de La Salle’s School of Education; Dr. Shannon Tanghe, Saint Mary’s program director of M.A. in ESL; Daniela Sierra Parra, Universidad de La Salle’s international mobility coordinator for the International Affairs Office; Guillermo Londoño Orozco, Universidad de La Salle’s dean of the faculty of Educational Sciences; Brother Cristhian Diaz Meza, Universidad de La Salle’s former dean of Education and Saint Mary’s Ed.D. alumnus; Dr. Rebecca Hopkins, Saint Mary’s dean of Education; and Dr. Jack McClure, Saint Mary’s director of the Ed.D. in Leadership program.

Dr. Rebecca Hopkins, dean of Education, Dr. Jack McClure, program director of Ed.D. in Leadership, and Dr. Shannon Tanghe, program director of M.A. in ESL, traveled to Bogota, Colombia, last month to participate in the International Symposium on Teaching Experiences of University Educators at the Universidad de La Salle. The symposium was an opportunity for higher education faculty to share research and build the international Lasallian network. Dr. McClure presented “Learning and Relationships in a Blended (Online with Residency) Doctoral Program,” and Dr. Tanghe presented “Collaborating to Promote Reflective Teaching.” Brother Cristhian Diaz Meza from the Latin American Lasallian District of RELAL presented on an 8-country collaborative research project created with Dr. Hopkins titled “Research on teacher preparation programs in the context of the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU): An international experience of collaborative leadership.” Brother Cristhian also helped extend collaborative discussions with the deans of Education and Universidad de La Salle’s office of International Initiatives.