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GLE Process

DePaul University's GLE process consists of various stages listed below.

Step 1: Attend a GLE info session (for DePaul faculty)

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 gleprogram@depaul.edu 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 virtua​l exchange and online learning, at rleon1@depaul.edu). 

Info Session Date Time/Location Registration Deadline
​Friday, September 15, 2023
​12-1pm CST, via Zoom
​Wedn., September 13, 2023
​Friday, January 12, 2024
​12-1pm CST, via Zoom
​Wedn., January 10, 2024
​Friday, April 19, 2024
​12-1pm CST, via Zoom
​​Wedn., April 17, 2024

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 gleprogram@depaul.edu to schedule a session.  DePaul's GLE team would be happy to help you get started with virtual exchange.

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 and reach out. 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 of  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,  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 gleprogram@depaul.edu to obtain more information on how they can register.

​Fall 2023-24

​Winter 2023-24

Registration deadline ​September 15, 2023
​January 19, 2024
Notification of acceptance
​September 20, 2023
​January 24, 2024
Online workshop
​September 25 - October 13, 2023
​January 29 - February 16, 2024
Synchronous sessions ​September 29 (10-12pm CST)
October 6 (10-11am CST)
October 13 (10-11:30am CST)
​February 2 (10-12pm CST)
February 9 (10-11am CST
February 16 (10-11:30am CST)
Link to Register CLOSED
Register for workshop​

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.

NOTE: Beginning with the May 15, 2023 proposal submission cycle, funding for GLE proposals is subject to revision due to pending communication from SRAC for fiscal year 2024 and cannot be guaranteed.

Download Proposal

​​Fall 2023-24

​Winter 2023-24

​Spring 2023-24

Proposal due
​October 6, 2023
​January 12, 2024
​May 3, 2024
CIC proposal review meeting
​October 20, 2023
​January 26, 2024
​May 17, 2024
CIC proposal feedback
​mid-November, 2023
​mid-February, 2024
​mid-June 2024
First GLE project implementation
​Winter 2023-24

​Spring 2023-24
​Fall 2024-25

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 $2,500. 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").

NOTE: Begining with the May 15, 2023 proposal submission cycle, funding for GLE proposals is subject to revision due to pending communication from the Strategic Resource Allocation Committee (SRAC) and cannot be guaranteed.

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 h​ere​
  • 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