The CBGL Collaborative

The CRGE is proud to be a sponsor of The Community-based Global Learning Collaborative (formerly The Globalsl Network). This is “a network of educational institutions and community organizations that advances ethical, critical, and aspirationally de-colonial community-based learning and research for more just, inclusive, and sustainable communities” ( There are several important partnerships that have developed over the last five years of this alliance.

In 2016, Maureen was teaching in Denmark and partnered with colleagues at DIS and at the Collaborative to administer the Global Engagement Survey (GES), which is modeled above, to students before and after a community-engaged global learning experience. The GES is a tool that combines qualitative and quantitative assessments of students’ global learning in three categories, including cultural humility (2 subscales), global citizenship (5 subscales), and critical reflection. This collaboration resulted in a publication at Frontiers, the Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. Since that time, others at Elon have joined this collaboration and we are part of a multi-institutional study of 11 other institutions and over 130 programs.

Maureen is also a member of the Steering Committee and the Knowledge Mobilization Committee, both of which afford opportunities to partner with other scholars and practitioners to reflect critically on global engagement experiences.