Global Learning Institute
-- Applications Closed for Spring 2022--
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
- To see the Spring 2022 GLI Program, participants, and facilitators, please click here.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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||Harn Museum & *FMNH|
|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).
*The FMNH is the Florida Museum of Natural History.
- Proposal for a new or revised course
- 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.
- 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: Monday, November 29th, 2021
Proposal Submission Process
Proposal package must include:
- Application Form and Signatures of Endorsement from Department Chair/Director and College Dean
- Curriculum Vitae (3 page maximum)
- Personal Statement of Interest
Submit an electronic copy to OGL@ufic.ufl.edu.
Paloma Rodriguez, Director, Office of Global Learning, University of Florida International Center