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Global Faculty Grants                                       

The Global Engaged Learning Subcommittee is pleased to announce Global Faculty Development Grants, made possible by institutional funds and the generous support of the Heidi Roth Fund and the Jim and Marilyn Ebben Fund endowed by Peter and Margo Ahrens. The purpose of this funding is to incentivize faculty members’ incorporating a global dimension into their teaching by enhancing their global knowledge, skills, experience, and pedagogy. This will implement the Academic Plan’s prioritization of students’ global learning through improved curricula and academic programs and thus take global pedagogy to the next level. 

 

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate or graduate full-time faculty, not limited to tenured or tenure-track, from all Schools are eligible to apply.
  • Faculty who currently have limited international background but are wanting to gain expertise are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Global Faculty Development Grant since these awards began in spring 2015.

 

Grantee Resources

Interested in the travel, exchanges, conferences our faculty have done in the past? Follow this link to access the CGE Sharepoint page detailing resources and insight from past grantees!


Application Deadlines:   


In general there are two rounds of grants given per year:
 

  • Fall Round- Announced (Late September/ Early October)  Deadline (November) for travel Winter/Spring/Summer.
  • Spring Round- Announced (Late January/ Early February) Deadline (February/March) for travel Spring/Summer/Fall.

Grant applications must be received in electronic form by Andrea Byrum by the communicated deadline. Decisions are made by the Global Engaged Learning Subcommittee comprised of Andrea Byrum, Mark Barnard, Jinxing Chen, Sara Friar, Tim Kuhman, & Donna Vukelich-Selva. 
 

Upon completion of the project, the faculty members must do the following:

  1. Submit a written report and an accounting of the funds used.
  2. Share the experience with the campus community, e.g., through a campus-wide presentation, a Faculty Colloquium, or serving as a Global Fellow working with a faculty special interest group.
  3. Submit to the Center for Global Education
    • Photos (1-3) from experience (this could include the name of the conference and logos etc.)
    • Resources from the experience (i.e. documents valuable for other faculty, presentation materials obtained etc.)
    • A short 1-3 sentence quote (i.e. how this grant helped provided the opportunity and/or a valuable learned lesson during the experience).

Contact : Any questions should be directed to Andrea Byrum at the email listed above or call 608.663.2261. 


Faculty Grant Types:


#1 Faculty Exchange

Designed to use faculty exchange to strengthen the international partnerships Edgewood College has with another university, through collaboration on teaching, curriculum, pedagogy, and research. The call for this grant is only during the fall term. Applicants should choose one of these international partnerships: (For more information on each of these, contact Andrea Byrum)

  1. Masaryk University (MU) in Brno, Czech Republic (a broad range of disciplines available for faculty exchange).
  2. Universidad Católica de Santa María (UCSM) in Arequipa, Peru (a broad range of disciplines available for faculty exchange)
  3. Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages (ZYU) in Shaoxing, China (limited to faculty in the fields of Business, Communication Studies, English)
    Required: The faculty member’s plan needs to be in concert with his/her department’s/school’s and Edgewood’s long-range international planning. By October each year, the Edgewood faculty member is required to meet with Andrea Byrum to discuss details about the specific exchange sought: requirements, budget, and how the activity will strengthen the partnership.*Edgewood faculty should not contact another institution directly without first consulting with Andrea. 

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*Belkis Cerrato Caceres, Zhaoqing University, China June 2016 


Expenses Cover: *Inquire to confirm what's included. 

  • For UCSM and ZYU, the award will cover the faculty member’s airfare and ground transportation to the host university, plus health insurance—up to a set amount.
  • For MU, these expenses will be covered by special funding Masaryk has obtained.
    *For all three exchanges, housing and food in-country will be covered by the host institution. The applicant will need funding from other sources to cover some expenses (i.e. passport, visa fees, personal travel, etc.)
     

Timing and Special Features of Each Exchange:  *Inquire to confirm details.
 


The application should contain:

  1. A description of the participants in the faculty exchange.
    • The Edgewood faculty member: name, title, department/school, faculty status (full-time?);
      previous international experience; experience or knowledge of the proposed international
      university partner or country
    • the international partner institution: name of institution; (if known) the dept/school/program
      the Edgewood faculty will work with.
  2. A description of the goals/objectives of the exchange.
    • Explanation of why this particular international partner institution was chosen.
    • Statement of purpose: describe the goals/objectives of the exchange, including how the
      exchange would enhance Edgewood’s relationship with the partner institution.
    • Proposed dates of the exchange.
  3. Explanation of how the exchange enhances the global perspective of the following:
    • The Edgewood faculty member: how the exchange would bring a global perspective to her/his
      teaching
    • The particular Edgewood school/department: how the exchange fits into the
      school’s/department’s plans
    • Edgewood College: how the exchange fits into the College’s long-term international plans
  4. Budget information: an itemization of the Edgewood faculty member’s expenses (e.g., airfare and
    ground transportation to the host university, and health insurance). Stipulate the amount to be
    covered by the grant and the amount/sources of supplemental funding identified by the
    applicant
  5. Required: approval by the applicant’s School Dean; for Arts and Sciences or the School of Integrative
    Studies, need approval by the Dean and the Department Chair/Program Director, emailed to
    Andrea Byrum at byrum@edgewood.edu. This ensures good communication.


Selection criteria for this award:

  • Potential to develop a global perspective in the Edgewood faculty member’s teaching
  • A well-conceived plan and the ability to carry it out (including the budget)
  • Explanation of how this exchange will deepen/strengthen an existing international partnership
  • Significant contribution to the internationalization of the curriculum and Edgewood College
  • A complete application, including approval of the Dean/Chair/Director

 

#2 International Travel Grants

Designed to give faculty opportunities for incorporating a global dimension into their teaching, these grants could support activities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • International conferences or seminars
  • Consultation with colleagues outside the U.S., to bring a global perspective to the classroom
  • Exploration of a future faculty-led study abroad program or enhancement of a current one
  • Language study
  • Research to be conducted abroad

Typically each award will range from $1500 to $2500. *Funding from other sources will likely be needed to cover all expenses.

 

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*Melanie Herzog Summer 2017, Santiago, Chile


 

The application should contain:

  1. Applicant’s information: name, title, dept/school, faculty status (full-time), previous international experience.
  2. A description of the project, including a plan and timeline.
  3. A description of how this project will enhance the faculty’s global knowledge, skills, experience and bring a global perspective into her/his teaching. And why the faculty member is interested in this opportunity at this time.
  4. If developing a new study abroad program, include a statement as to how this fits into the department’s/school’s/and College’s plans (The applicant is required to meet with Andrea Byrum to discuss the fit with the College’s plans.)
  5. An itemized budget (the amount of grant funding & the amount/sources of supplemental support).
  6. Required: approval by the applicant’s School Dean; for Arts and Sciences or the School of Integrative Studies, need approval by the Dean and the Department Chair/Program Director, emailed to Andrea Byrum at byrum@edgewood.edu. This ensures good communication.


Selection criteria for the awards are as follows:

  •  Potential to develop a global perspective in existing or new course(s).
  • A well-conceived project and the ability to carry it out.
  • Advancement of the faculty member’s global expertise.
  • Advancement of Edgewood students’ global knowledge and/or experience.
  • Significant contribution to the internationalization of the curriculum and Edgewood College.
  • A complete application, including approval of the Dean/Chair/Director.

 

#3 Attend a U.S. Conference on Global Pedagogy

Designed to give faculty opportunities for incorporating a global dimension into their teaching, applicants should choose one of these specific conferences we recommend:
 

2017 Conference Offerings:

  • Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization 2018 May 20 – 23, 2018 at Indiana University in Bloomington For details (about 2017, to get an idea of 2018).
  • The Intercultural Communication Institute Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC); March 13-16, 2018 (Edgewood spring break dates), Springfield, Mass. Or Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC); Portland, Oregon. Attend a 3-day workshop on varying dates between July 11-27, 2018. Details on WIIC and SIIC will be announced soon; see 2017 offerings, to get an idea.
  • Or another conference on global pedagogy (applicant should first consult with Andrea Byrum)
     

Examples of 2016 Conference Offerings:

  • NAFSA (The Association of International Educators) Annual Conference: “Building Capacity for Global Learning”.  May 29-June 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities--“Global Learning and the College Curriculum: Nurturing Student Efficacy in a Global World”. October 6-8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado
    International Service-Learning Summit: “Global Learning and Cooperative Development Partnerships.” October 23-25, 2016, Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. 
  • Another conference on global pedagogy (applicant should first consult with Andrea Byrum)

Typically each award will range from $750 to $1500. *Note: Funding from other sources will likely be needed to cover all expenses.

 

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*Barb Gallogly, Global Health Institute, UW-Madison, July 2017

 

The application should contain:

  1. Applicant’s information: name, title, school, faculty status (full time); previous background in incorporating a global dimension into one’s teaching.
  2. U.S. conference information: specify which conference faculty member wants to attend and why this conference was chosen; describe the faculty’s objectives for the conference and how it will enhance the person’s global pedagogy and enrich the teaching of new or existing course(s); state why the faculty member is interested in this opportunity at this time.
  3. Budget information: an itemization of the conference expenses, with the amount to be covered by the grant and the amount/sources of supplemental funding.
  4. Required: Approval by the applicant’s School Dean; for Arts and Sciences or the School of Integrative Studies, need approval by the Dean and the Department Chair/Program Director, emailed to Andrea Byrum at byrum@edgewood.edu. This ensures good communication.


Selection criteria for the awards are as follows: 

  • Potential to develop a global perspective in existing or new course(s).
  • Cogent explanation of how the conference will enhance the faculty member’s global pedagogy.
  • Advancement of Edgewood students’ global knowledge and/or experience.
  • Significant contribution to the internationalization of the curriculum and Edgewood College.
  • A complete application, including approval of the Dean/Chair/Director