Global Learning Institute

-- Applications Due November 5, 2021 --
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The Global Learning Institute is a cohort-based semester long program aimed at providing faculty with relevant tools, pedagogies, and techniques to make their on-campus courses more global. During the institute, participants receive guidance and support for the development of a new international course or the revision of an existing one.

The program is designed as a:

  • Collaborative space intended to give faculty access to tools, techniques, and resources to internationalize their on-campus or online courses
  • Hub for new ideas, where faculty will meet with peers and other professionals to create campus collaborations that support global learning
  • Guide to campus resources for internationalization, professional development, technology-enhanced global learning, and course design

The Global Learning Institute is part of the Passport to Great Teaching program and qualifies for 750 miles toward the Global Teaching & Learning Certificate. More information can be found at https://teach.ufl.edu/grow-your-teaching/

Program Participants will gain:

  • An enhanced teaching toolkit
  • A collaborative network of like-minded peers
  • Knowledge of campus and local resources for internationalization
  • A newly internationalized course with an International Scholars Program course designation
  • A Global Learning Institute Scholar certificate of award
  • Professional development funding

Past Participants

  • To see the Spring 2021 GLI Program, participants, and facilitators, please click here
  • To see the Spring 2020 GLI Program, participants, and facilitators, please click here

Eligibility

  • Tenured and tenure-track UF faculty, lecturers, and other non-tenured faculty who have ongoing teaching appointments in undergraduate degree-granting units. Adjunct faculty are not eligible.

Program Requirements

  • Participate in collaborative and multidisciplinary conversations with fellow faculty members about curriculum internationalization
  • Complete a course proposal which will then be implemented and offered as part of the International Scholars Program
  • Attend the Global Learning Institute workshop series including: orientation, closing symposium, and six of the seven workshops throughout the Spring 2022 semester. All workshops will have a hybrid format.
Date & Time Workshop Location*
Friday, January 7th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Orientation. Institute goals and structure; meeting the facilitators. LCR
Friday, January 21st, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am What is Curriculum Internationalization? LCR
Friday, February 4th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Campus Resources for Global Learning: The Museums LCR
Friday, February 18th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Teaching Glocally: Engaging the Campus and the Community LCR
Friday, March 4th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Inclusive Teaching & Global Diversity La Casita
Friday, March 25th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Active Learning & Assessment LCR
Friday, April 8th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Intro to Virtual Exchange Online via Zoom
Friday, April 22nd, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am The Career Value of Global Learning Career Connections Center
Friday, April 29th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:30 am Symposium Project Presentation & Faculty Symposium LCR

*The LCR (Large Conference Room) is located inside the UF International Center (within the HUB). 

Deliverable

  • Proposal for a new or revised course

Award

  • Faculty will receive $2,500 in professional development funds and up to $2,500 to pay for attendance at an approved global learning conference. Some examples of approved conferences include the following annual meetings:
  • AAC&U: Global Learning Reimagined. Oct. 7 - 9, 2021 (virtually). This conference will provide faculty members with an opportunity to explore how global learning can be designed to increase equity and inclusivity.
  • Diversity Abroad: 2021 Global inclusion. Oct. 25 - 28, 2021 (virtually). This conference is designed for faculty who are interested in gaining a better understanding of developments in the area of diversity and inclusion in global education. 
  • International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC) 2021. Oct. 27 - 29, 2021 (virtually). This conference will focus on how virtual exchange can be incorporated into university classrooms to facilitate students' development of 21st-century workforce skills via intercultural and transnational learning experiences.

Important Dates 

  • Fall 2021 Information Sessions: (Held via Zoom. Please click on the registration link below for the info session that you would like to attend)
  • Deadline to submit proposal: Friday, November 5th, 2021

Proposal Submission Process 

Proposal package must include:

  1. Application Form and Signatures of Endorsement from Department Chair/Director and College Dean
  2. Curriculum Vitae (3 page maximum)
  3. Personal Statement of Interest

Submit an electronic copy to OGL@ufic.ufl.edu.

Questions: 

Paloma Rodriguez, Director, Office of Global Learning, University of Florida International Center
E: prodriguez@ufic.ufl.edu
T: 352-294-3334