Info Session: Internationalizing the Curriculum 2016-2017


Oct. 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | MH 013

An information session about internationalization at Western and about the Faculty Workshops on Internationalizing the Curriculum will be held on WednesdayOct. 19 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Miller Hall 013.  This session will focus on the ways in which internationalization is being defined in higher education in the U.S. and the ways in which it is being perceived and implemented at Western. Coffee will be served.



Western faculty (tenure-line and senior instructors) are invited to apply for a set of two workshops on internationalizing the curriculum, the first in winter quarter 2017 and the second in spring quarter 2017.  Participating faculty will revise or create an internationalized course syllabus in these workshops. The 15 faculty who are selected will earn a stipend of $1,000 for their participation in both workshops.

The Winter workshop will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 in Miller Hall 258. Participants will use materials provided by the organizers and discussions with their peers to begin to internationalize a course that they plan to teach in 2017-2018.

The Spring workshop will take place on Saturday,  April 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Miller Hall 258.  Additional resources and discussions will focus on discipline-based internationalization and global student learning outcomes. A finalized syllabus will be submitted by workshop participants by June 1, 2017.

 Selection process: the workshops are organized and facilitated by two faculty who participated in the workshops in 2016-17 and by Vicki Hamblin, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement. They will use the following criteria to select workshop participants: (1) the relevancy of the individual application narratives to the workshops' goals, and (2) a desire to include as diverse a faculty group as possible, based on rank, discipline, and college affiliation. Application deadline: the online application is due Monday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m.

Click here for online application

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:07am