A new Faculty Learning Community (FLC) focused on internationalizing/ globalizing the college curriculum can be a valuable opportunity for educators to collaboratively explore, develop, and implement strategies that infuse global perspectives into their teaching. FLC members will be better equipped to internationalize and/or globalize their curriculum effectively, enriching the educational experience for all students and preparing them to thrive in an interconnected and interdependent world. FLC members will collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines to create disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural learning experiences that reflect the interconnected nature of global challenges and opportunities. FLC members will share their experiences, successful strategies, and lessons learned with the broader faculty community, contributing to a campus-wide culture of internationalization/globalization.

FLC Goals

  • Increased Understanding of Global Perspectives: Faculty members will develop a deeper understanding of the importance and relevance of internationalizing/globalizing the curriculum, recognizing the impact it can have on students' educational experiences and their future careers in an increasingly interconnected world.
  • Developing and Assessing Global Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to articulate specific global learning objectives that align with their courses and disciplines, ensuring that internationalization efforts are purposeful and integrated with existing learning outcomes. Faculty will explore various methods and tools for assessing global learning outcomes, enabling them to gauge the effectiveness of their internationalization/globalization efforts and make data-informed improvements.
  • Integration of Global Content and Examples: Faculty will learn how to effectively incorporate global content, examples, and collaborative projects into their teaching materials and course activities to enrich students' learning experiences and foster cross-cultural communication and understanding.
  • Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity: Participants will enhance their cultural awareness, humility, and sensitivity. They will be better equipped to create inclusive classroom environments that respect students' cultural backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Exploration of Global Issues and Challenges: Faculty members will examine global challenges, such as climate change, human rights, economic interdependence, and Sustainable Development Goals to explore how these topics can be integrated into various courses, regardless of their disciplines.
  • Design and Adaptation of Globalized Assignments: Participants will develop or modify assignments that encourage critical thinking about global issues, fostering students' ability to analyze, evaluate, and propose solutions to global challenges.
  • Development of a Personal Action Plan: Each faculty member will create an action plan outlining specific steps they will take to internationalize/globalize their courses, identifying resources, professional development needs, and a timeline for implementation at the end of the fall semester followed by implementation in the Spring semester.
  • Integration of COIL, Study Abroad and Exchange Programs: Faculty may explore how to incorporate COIL, study abroad and exchange opportunities into their courses or academic programs, encouraging students to engage in immersive international experiences.

Participants in this FLC should be willing to commit to:

  • Actively attend and participate in at least 80% of the meetings through the duration of the FLC, which will be virtual in the Fall. TBD in Spring.
  • Present at the culminating showcase at the end of the FLC (end of spring) sharing takeaways/actions that draw upon learnings from engagement in the FLC.
  • Two deliverables- one addressing internationalizing/globalizing the curriculum at the course level and one relating to a larger campus system change to help the campus in its active work, sharing of progress, and mutual support and accountability.

To participate in this FLC, practipants must

  • Be Stanislaus State faculty members (any rank, FT or PT) from any discipline
  • Expect teaching at the university beyond the fall of 2023

Scheduling and Registration

Meetings will be held virtually in the fall of 2023 on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Spring scheduling will be decided as a group.

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Monday, October 2nd, 2023
  • Monday, October 9th, 2023
  • Monday, October 23rd, 2023
  • Monday, November 6th, 2023
  • Monday, November 27th, 2023
  • Monday, December 18th, 2023

Please note: Space is limited and only 12 spots are available in this FLC.
Please apply by September 15, 2023, for full consideration.

Register here!

Faculty Compensation: Upon successful completion of the FLC, faculty attending/participating in a minimum of 80% of all gatherings, completing the deliverables, and engaging in the campus-wide showcase will receive $750 as a stipend.

Questions? Please contact Drs. Betsy Eudey, or Shradha Tibrewal,

Updated: August 29, 2023