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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, Jan. 8, 2021
12-1pm, CST, via Zoom
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
12-1pm CST, via Zoom Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Friday,  June 4, 2021
12-1pm CST, via Zoom
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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.

Fall 2020

Winter 2021
Registration deadline September 18 January 15
Notification of acceptance September 25 January 22
Online workshop October 12 - October 30 February 22- March 12
Synchronous​ sessions October 16 and October 30 February 26 and March 12
Register Here

Step 4: Submit a proposal and obtain possible funding

After you complete the faculty development workshop, you are eligible to submit a formal proposal (you can obtain the latest version of the proposal form by emailing gleprogram@depaul.edu ; for reference, a previous version of the form can be found here ). 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.
Activity ​Fall 2020

Winter 2021​
Spring 2021 
Proposal due
​October 16, 2020
January 15, 2021
May 14, 2021
CIC review ​November 6, 2020
January 29, 2021
May 28, 2021

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 view the attached funding guidelines.

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