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: October
Tuesday, October 5 12-1 pm
Monday, October 18 3-4 pm
Wednesday, October 27 4-5 pm
  • 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
  • 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  

RECIPIENTS

Dr. Amos Aduroja, School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs, College of Health and Human Services. Course: Advocating for Health Policy. Partnering Institution: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Fall 2019.

Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Course: Mechanical and Space Engineering. Multiple partner institutions. Fall 2019.

Dr. Dawn Anderson, Blindness and Low Vision Studies, College of Health and Human Services. Course: Expanded Core Curriculum and Assessment for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired. Partner Institution: College of Orientation and Mobility, South African Guide-Dogs Association. Spring 2020.

Dr. Martha Councell-Vargas, School of Music, College of Fine Arts. Course: Applied Flute Lessons for Undergraduate Performance. Partnering Institution: Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador. Spring 2021.

Dr. Jennifer Harrison, School of Social Work, College of Health and Human Services. Courses: Social Work with Communities and Social Changes and Community Analysis. Partnering Institution: Universidad Autonomo de Nuevo Leon, Mexico.