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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.

Info Session Date Time/Location Registration Deadline
Friday, January 10, 2020​ 12-1pm CST, via Zoom​ Tuesday, January 7, 2020​
​Friday, May 8, 2020 12-1pm CST, via Zoom​ Tuesday, May 5, 2020​

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: China: Hui Lin at hlin14@depaul.edu, India: Zafar Iqbal at ziqbal@depaul.edu, and Latin America: Maria DeMoya Taveras at mdemoyat@depaul.edu​.​
    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 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.

Activity ​Fall 2019 ​Winter 2020
Registration deadline September 13 January 10​
Notification of acceptance September 20 ​January 17
Online workshop Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 Feb. 3 - Feb. 21​
Face-to-face sessions Oct. 11 & Oct. 18 Feb. 7 & Feb. 21​
REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP Register here 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. The proposal 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 to the ones deemed worthy of implementation. Deadlines for the two 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/Winter 2019 Winter/Spring 2020​
Proposal due Jan. 17, 2020​ May 15, 2020​
CIC review Jan. 31, 2020​ May 29, 2020​

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

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 course goals and objectives.
In addition, you:

  • commit to assess your students on the success of the overall project via a centralized instrument (issued by the office of Global Engagement); two surveys are sent out each quarter: one to students, one to faculty and the data collection is crucial for the development and improvement of future projects. For reference, a copy of the student survey questions is posted here .
  • commit to give your own feedback on the success of the project via 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

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