Teaching Commons > Programs > Global Learning Experience > GLE Process
DePaul University's GLE process consists of various stages listed below.
If you are new to the idea of virtual exchange and want to know more about it, we invite you to attend 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.
Registration for DePaul attendees: please email
email@example.com by the respective deadline listed in the table below to reserve your spot and receive instructions to access the virtual meeting. GLE info sessions are also available by appointment (please email Rosi Leon, director of virtual exchange and online learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration for non-DePaul attendees: if you are a faculty/staff member from a domestic or international partner institution and are interested in an information session about virtual exchange, please contact email@example.com to schedule a session. DePaul's GLE team would be happy to
help you get started with virtual exchange.
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.
If you already know what GLE is about and you are ready to start thinking seriously about a project in one of your classes, the next step is to complete DePaul's GLE faculty development workshop, which includes three weeks of asynchronous online work and three synchronous meetings. The workshop is offered twice a year and 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
firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain more information on how they can register.
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
email@example.com by the respective deadline.
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.
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").
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.
Each faculty member assesses their own students within their own course, based on their specific course goals and objectives. In addition, you: