Call for Participation
Facilitated by Dr. Betsy Eudey
Join a faculty learning community to learn more about Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), and the possibilities for incorporating a COIL project into one or more of your in-person, hybrid, and/or online courses. The FLC will include six 90-minute gatherings via Zoom in early Fall, offering an introduction to the COIL model, support for developing faculty partnerships, and strategies for developing collaborative projects.
“COIL” (Collaborative Online International Learning) at Stan State helps to support and enhance the achievement of global/transnational engagement goals, through online, collaborative course projects with international partners. The COIL model capitalizes on the myriad tech tools available for online teaching and learning to connect students at separate campuses for shared course projects and assignments. COIL activities offer meaningful and authentic international, intercultural, and sometimes interdisciplinary learning experiences in support of course and institutional learning outcomes without requiring international travel. COIL provides an opportunity to share our faculty expertise, incredible students, and regional/national resources with curricular partners around the world.
Building upon existing relationships, or after identifying an international partner with the help of the COIL Coordinator and COIL networks, faculty at separate institutions (in other countries, or even other parts of the United States) create collaborative course projects that support mutual student learning outcomes and foster active learning, as issues are explored through diverse cultural perspectives/contexts. Courses may be taught in a common language, or if a common language is not possible translation tools can be utilized to allow students to participate using the language of course instruction.
The goals of the Introductory COIL FLC:
- Develop an understanding of the COIL method of virtual global exchange
- Enhance understanding of global learning, cross-cultural competency and humility, and online active learning strategies
- Discern if/how COIL might be a good fit for one or more courses taught
- As appropriate, develop a COIL faculty profile and engage in outreach to potential faculty partners
- Build community among Stan State faculty interested in global issues
Participants in this FLC must be:
- Stan State faculty - any rank or discipline - with a reasonable expectation to be teaching at Stan State in 2023
- Available to attend and actively engage in at least 80% of the synchronous online meetings
Faculty of all ranks and disciplines are welcomed to join.
FLC Sign-up and Meeting Schedule
- The FLC will meet for six 90-minute sessions. Meetings will be held via Zoom on consecutive Tuesdays - Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, and Oct 4, and 11.
- There are 15 spaces in the FLC. No prior experience with global/international education or online teaching is required.
- Must be a Stanislaus State faculty member (any rank, FT or PT) from any discipline, contracted to teach at Stan State during Fall 2022
- Registrations will be accepted until the 15 slots are filled.
Faculty Compensation: Those who successfully complete the FLC can receive a $500 stipend and/or faculty development funds. If you've already completed this FLC, you can attend again, but won't receive a stipend.
Updated: March 07, 2023