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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the respective deadline to reserve your spot and receive instructions to access the virtual meeting.
|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.
- 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.
- Leverage the existing network of DePaul’s international partners through the office of Global Engagement:
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com, India: Zafar Iqbal at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Latin America: Maria DeMoya Taveras at email@example.com.
- Contact Rosi Leon (at firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
|Notification of acceptance
||Feb. 3 - Feb. 21
||Oct. 12 - Oct. 30
||Feb. 7 & Feb. 21
||Oct. 16 & Oct. 30
|REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP
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 email@example.com
by the respective deadline.
||Jan. 17, 2020
||May 15, 2020|
||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.
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.
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.