The Office of International Programs announces a grants program for the development of technology-assisted international linkages within on-campus courses and/or the internationalization of course material (or creation of new courses) to support a focus on Korea across the disciplines. Recognizing that not all students have the opportunity to study overseas, OIP seeks to internationalize the Auburn experience by linking Auburn classrooms with classrooms around the world through technology and by infusing international material into existing or new courses. Our focus is on the Republic of South Korea given the importance of this country to our Auburn community.
With all disciplines today being global in nature and scope, this year OIP particularly seeks to assist faculty in incorporating Korean examples, photos and video, points of view, ideas, case studies, and other Korean material into courses found within the respective departmental curricula. We seek to connect our students to the world and to their international peers to learn through internationalized course content, through joint lectures with partners, projects, performances, design groups, discussion groups, case studies, and other pedagogical methods suitable to the particular course and instructor. Collaborations might use asynchronous and/or synchronous platforms, course management software, shared workspaces, white-boarding applications, web conferencing software, and/or similar products. Or instructors may need to collect information on Korean cases, practices, and/or data.
This travel grants program is possible through an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides funds to individual faculty, or small faculty groups, to create these international experiences and courses for our Auburn students on campus. Individual travel may occur at any time from December to Summer 2016.
Awards will be in the range of $5,000, typically used for international travel to establish collaborative academic programming, or to collect international materials. Proposals should not exceed two pages and should be submitted by November 13, 2015 to Dr. Andrew Gillespie, assistant provost for International Programs, at email@example.com. A proposal should include:
A description of the collaboration being proposed and what course(s) will be linked to an overseas partner(s) – Or, the campus course(s) to be internationalized (or created)
An outline and timeline of the activities to be undertaken under the grant
The level and major of students who will typically participate in the course(s) impacted
A budget outlining grant expenses. Budgets can include travel and incidental supplies. No equipment or salary will be covered without prior approval. Cost-sharing is encouraged but not mandatory.
Any questions can be directed to Dr. Gillespie by email or by phone, 844-5009.