The Global Curriculum Development Award is given to faculty creating a new undergraduate course, or substantially revising an existing course, in order to integrate international or global perspectives into an undergraduate major. Revised courses must not have been already globally oriented. All courses developed or revised for the GCDA must be required for at least one undergraduate major.
UI tenured or tenure-track faculty and senior lecturers are eligible for the GCDA.
Terms of Award
The award of $3,000 can be used toward professional expenses (e.g., travel, research materials, books). The initial offering of the new or revised course must be scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award will be made upon receipt of the syllabus for the new or revised course and when the relevant DEO(s) confirm it is scheduled to be offered.
Evaluation Criteria and Selection Process
Proposals must include a brief letter indicating support of the departmental DEO(s) and a plan for how often the new or revised course will be offered.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- anticipated enrollments and expected frequency of the course offering
- clear emphasis on global or international issues
- demonstration of how the new or revised course augments the major
- demonstration of how the new or revised course expands students’ knowledge of global topics
- proposed or revised course material extends beyond individual countries or area studies
- potential for long range impact on relevant University, local, state, national, and global communities, including scholars, students, practitioners, and the general public
While no matching funds are required, applicants should indicate additional sources of funding for which they intend to apply, from within the University or from external funding agencies, either for course development or closely related projects or programming. The committee to review proposals is appointed and chaired by the IP Director of Academic Programs.
Deadline and Spending Periods
Applications are due on May 5, 2017, and applicants will be notified of award status approximately three weeks after the submission deadline.
Funds must be spent by May 1 of the year following the award.
Complete the following and send as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on May 5, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- an application form
- proposal addressing the evaluation criteria above (2-3 pages)
- curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
For questions regarding the Global Curriculum Development Award, please contact:
Director of Academic Programs