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Phase 1: Laying the Groundwork

Participants will attend a 2-day intensive workshop on June 2 and 3, 2018 at Avila University in Kansas City, MO.


Prior to the workshop selected teacher education faculty from the region will

  • engage with examples of courses (syllabi) that have been modified and start thinking about how they might change their syllabus (including revised objectives/outcomes, materials, activities, assessments, etc.) in their own course (that they proposed to revise in their application)

  • engage with required (and optional) readings

  • complete a pre-experience (Time 1) survey (designed by the project directors)

  • complete one or two validated self-assessment instruments


During the workshop, participants will

  • discuss pre-workshop readings

  • reflect on their personal results on the self-assessment instrument;

  • engage in a simulation designed to promote awareness of intercultural understanding challenges

  • redesign at least one course that they teach regularly to incorporate global perspectives

Following the workshop, the first half of the stipend will be released.

Phase 2: Revising the Course & Continuing to Learn

During Phase 2 participants will work on revising their syllabi.  In addition, we will host two virtual meetings in follow up to the workshop as follows:

Meeting 1:

In mid-July we will meet in groups of 10 (participants may choose from one of two available session times) to discuss the participants’ course revision progress.  This serves both as an accountability measure and as an opportunity for the participants to learn from and with their colleagues. 

Meeting 2:

In mid- or late-September (TBD) we will hold a (mandatory) webinar on the topic of “Cultivating the Global Self”.  The goal of the webinar is to encourage faculty to move beyond thinking about “global perspectives” and “global citizenship” to contemplating what being in a global community means for the development of the “self”. 


​Phase 3: Applying the Learning

During the third phase participants will

  1. Teach their course (Fall 18 or Spring 19 semester).

  2. Submit the revised (detailed) syllabus.

  3. Submit the post-experience (Time 2) survey.

  4. Share their experiences with one another via webinar.

  5. Submit a 1-2 page reflection to project directors.

Once items 2-4 are received, the second half of the stipend will be released.