When Kris Acheson-Clair began working in Purdue University's Office of the Dean of International Programs* in July 2016, one of her goals was to create an on-line searchable database that would contain intercultural learning (ICL) activities submitted by practitioners from all over the world. With support from the vice president of Global Parternships and Programs, this legacy project came to fruition in 2018. With full stack development by HUBzero™ on a science gateway platform, the Intercultural Learning Hub (HubICL) includes not only the specially developed digital Toolbox that Kris had envisioned but also areas common to all HUBzero™ science gateways such as a place for intercultural Collections of materials, Groups for sharing information, and a Research Repository for publications.

Offered at no cost to users, all are invited to create an account at hubicl.org/register. An account is needed to share your own resources and research with others in the HubICL, but it is not necessary to have an account or to log in if a user only wants to see what is already in the HubICL. The HubICL accepts submissions pertaining to intercultural learning; global learning; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

*CILMAR was created in November 2016. The Office of the Dean of International Programs has now become part of the Global Programs area which reports to the Vice President of Global Partnerships and Programs.

The latest development in the HubICL: The PDZ

In 2019, a dozen leaders within the intercultural learning (ICL) and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) fields gathered together on the Purdue campus for 24 hours to discuss how we might work together synergistically, especially within the intersection of ICL and DEIB. One of the topics of discussion involved how to use the HubICL to make professional development searchable in the same way that HubICL Toolbox tools and Research Repository publications are. 

To learn more about how you can augment your own professional development in the Professional Development Zone, please click here.

The HubICL Toolbox--How to make it work for you

With its 800+ intercultural learning resources, the Toolbox can feel a bit overwhelming to the first-time user. Putting the left search menu to use and also using the Tag function are great ways to limit a search in the Toolbox. To learn more, please click here.

                                                                                                              Last updated September 26, 2023