Global Classrooms Curriculum Development Grant

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The the Global Classrooms Curriculum Development grant supports faculty in incorporating opportunities for their students to work across borders with other students around the globe,

Purpose

The Global Classrooms Curriculum Development (GCCD) grant supports faculty in incorporating opportunities for their students to work across borders with other students around the globe. The GCCD grant offers $1000 to support the collaboration of WMU faculty with a faculty member abroad to offer on-campus, globally networked learning opportunities to their students. ($500 for a successful grant proposal and $500 upon submission of completed final report)

The grant requires faculty to implement one or more collaborative assignments in their on-campus courses that WMU students would carry out with students abroad. This activity should be designed to connect students in active, meaningful and intentional tasks that require students to work cooperatively and collaboratively across time, distance and cultures. These Global Classrooms should give WMU students the chance to engage with students geographically distant with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. 

The Haenicke Institute for Global Education invites grant proposals for Spring and Summer I on-campus courses. 

Funding is available through Article 40.4 of the WMU-AAUP Contract. 

Eligibility   

Individuals eligible for awards are those holding board-appointed faculty rank who are members of the bargaining unit at the time that the GCCD applications are due. Those who have been previously awarded must have submitted a satisfactory final report for their most recent GCCD award prior to applying again. Both undergraduate and graduate level courses are eligible.

Time Frame

Fall Application Cycle for Spring and Summer I Implementation  

  • Grant Opens: September
  • Grant Information Workshops: September & October 
  • Application Due: November 1
  • Applications Reviewed: November
  • Applicants Informed: Late November
  • First Grant Payment: January
  • Curriculum Implemented: Spring, Summer I
  • Final Report Due: May for Spring courses; September for Summer I courses
  • Final Grant Payment: After receipt of Final Report: May for Spring courses; September for Summer I courses

Spring Application Cycle for Summer II and Fall Implementation  

  • Grant Opens: January
  • Grant Information Workshops: January & February
    Tuesday, January 19 4pm via Webex 
    Wednesday, January 27 Noon via Webex  
    Thursday, February 4 11am via Webex
  • Application Due: March 1
  • Applications Reviewed: March
  • Applicants Informed: Late March
  • First Grant Payment: May
  • Curriculum Implemented: Summer II & Fall
  • Final Report Due: September for Summer II courses; January for Fall Courses
  • Final Grant Payment: After receipt of Final Report: September for Summer II courses; January for Fall CoursesFall Application Cycle for Spring and Summer I Implementation

Application Directions  

The GCCD uses a fillable Word application form which can be downloaded below. To apply, fill out the application, including the narrative proposal and the supplemental materials, and send a copy of the completed application to michelle.mtro-roland@wmich.edu

The application form includes:

  • Applicant information
  • Course information
  • Partner instructor information
  • Assignment description
  • Assessment practices
  • Required supplemental materials

Download Application

Final Report  

Prior to delivery of the second payment, a final report must be received. The final report includes both the completed assessment of the students and the assessment of the project. Send a copy of your final report to michelle.metro-roland@wmich.edu

Spring courses deadline: May 2021 

Summer 1 courses deadline: September 2021 

Download Final Report