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GLE Process

The GLE process consists of various stages listed below.

Step 1: Attend a GLE info session

If you are new to the idea of virtual exchange and want to know more about it, please consider attending one of the upcoming virtual information sessions, in which details about the program will be presented, including the overall process, timelines, funding, and resources for establishing faculty partnerships. During the session there will also be ample time for Q&A. Please email gleprogram@depaul.edu by the respective deadline to reserve your spot and receive instructions to access the virtual meeting.

GLE info sessions are also available by appointment (email Rosi Leon at rleon1@depaul.edu).

Info Session Date Time/Location Registration Deadline
Friday, September 10, 2021
12-1pm CST, via Zoom
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Friday, January 14,  2022
12-1pm CST, via Zoom
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
12-1pm CST, via Zoom
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Step 2: Find a partner

Successful GLE collaborations are built on solid partnership between faculty members. If you do not already have an established international partner for your GLE project, the steps below are intended to help you in this process.

  1. Make an inventory of your existing international contacts. Often faculty members have international research and/or professional collaborations but have never thought about engaging their collaborators in classroom projects. Planning a GLE with a colleague with whom you have already interacted and whose working style is familiar to you increases your chances of success. 
  2. Leverage the existing network of DePaul’s international partners through the office of Global Engagement:
    1. Reference the list of available DePaul Memoranda of Understanding which shows the institutional partnerships that have already been cultivated at DePaul. Although it is not required to partner with an institution with which DePaul already has an established relationship, these institutions can be an excellent place to start.
    2. Contact DePaul's Associate Directors of Regional Initiatives who can assist you in finding partners from institutions in their respective regions of competence: 
    3. Contact Rosi Leon (at rleon1@depaul.edu), Director, Virtual Exchange & Online Learning, who can help you connect with potential partners through a variety of other networks.

Step 3: Complete a professional development workshop

If you already know what GLE is about and you are ready to start thinking seriously about a project in one of your classes, please consider attending one of the upcoming faculty development workshops, which include three weeks of asynchronous online work and two synchronous meetings. The workshop leads you through GLE examples, faculty presentations, intercultural considerations, language and technology resources, and other essential pedagogical and technological aspects of virtual exchange. The deadline to register and the RSVP links are listed below. Although not required, you are strongly encouraged to participate in the workshop once you have already found a faculty partner with whom to work.

If your faculty partner is interested in attending DePaul's virtual exchange workshop with you, free of charge, please email gleprogram@depaul.edu to obtain more information.

Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Registration deadline September 13, 2021
January 17, 2022
Notification of acceptance September 17, 2021
January 21, 2022
Online workshop September 27-October 15, 2021
January 31-February 18, 2022
Synchronous sessions October 1 (10-12pm CST)
October 8 (10-11am CST)
October 15 (10-11:30am CST)
February 4 (10-12pm CST)
February 11 (10-11am CST)
February 18 (10-11:30am CST)
Link to Register Closed RE​GISTER

Step 4: Submit a proposal and obtain possible funding

After you complete the faculty development workshop, you are eligible to complete and submit a formal proposal. The Comprehensive Internationalization Committee (CIC), a faculty committee with representation from all 10 colleges and schools, will evaluate proposals, based on specific criteria listed below, and award financial support, where needed. Deadlines for the yearly cycles of proposal review are listed in the table below. Completed GLE proposals should be submitted to gleprogram@depaul.edu by the respective deadline.

Download Proposal

Fall 2021
Winter 2021
Spring 2022
Proposal due
October 15, 2021
January 14, 2022
May 6, 2022
CIC review
October 29, 2021
January 28, 2022
May 20, 2022

CIC uses evaluation criteria for GLE project proposals in two stages. The first stage establishes whether the proposal meets minimum thresholds of eligibility in fundamental categories. The second stage, for proposals that passed the first stage, consists of a qualitative, holistic evaluation. 

Stage 1 
The majority of CIC members must find that the proposal meets all the threshold requirements below in order to be considered further:
  • All components of the proposal were completed satisfactorily;
  • The proposal is realistic and appropriate in scope and timeline;
  • The proposal clearly articulates how the proposed GLE offers a concrete opportunity to DPU students to interact with students of the partner institution;
  • The proposal demonstrates a close alignment between GLE, the learning objectives of the course, and the university learning goal 4 on intercultural and global understanding.
Stage 2
CIC then proceeds with a holistic, qualitative evaluation of the remaining proposals, coming to a consensus on the ones that are worth of funding. Should there be more proposals worth of funding than funds available, CIC will prioritize proposals for the current cycle and will encourage participants to resubmit for the following cycle of funding.

CIC may approve funding for eligible expenses for the first implementation of the proposed GLE up to $3,500. Faculty whose GLE is approved and successfully implemented are eligible for additional funding of $500 for each additional iteration of the GLE up to 3 times (e.g. up to $1500 total). For more detailed funding information, please reference the GLE proposal form's "Section 4. GLE Project Funding Request").

Step 5: Design and launch your project

Once you complete the faculty development workshop, you will be paired with an Instructional Designer (ID) from the Center for Teaching and Learning, who can assist you in a variety of ways during the project development and implementation stages. Typically, 2 quarters of planning/development time are needed before the official launch of your GLE project.

Step 6: Project assessment

Each faculty member assesses their own students within their own course, based on their specific course goals and objectives.
In addition, you:

  • commit to encourage your students to complete the GLE questionnaire (which is added at the end of the standard OTE survey tool for each course), which assesses students' perceptions on the success of the overall project. For reference, a copy of the student survey questions is posted here .
  • commit to give your own feedback on the success of the project by 1) completing a GLE faculty survey (sent by the office of Global Engagement at the end of each quarter), and 2) by attending a follow-up debriefing meeting with the GLE team after each GLE iteration.

Brief summary

What does DePaul provide?

  • Professional development
  • Instructional design support
  • Funding opportunities

What are faculty committing to?

  • Completing a professional development workshop
  • Designing and implementing a GLE project
  • Assessing the project and sharing relevant materials