Internationalizing the Curriculum Seminar applications open for Fall 2021!

Deadline: May 21, 2021

Link to application: https://forms.gle/SQ1DCfaZXAqVLVtH6

In order to continue to promote intercultural and global learning, FCGS is holding a seminar designed to help faculty internationalize their courses and curriculum. Faculty members (including Department/College Chairs, Center Directors, and/or Academic Deans, if available) will come together to discuss their efforts, past and future, to incorporate global perspectives and intercultural learning into their teaching and curriculum. There will be four two-hour seminar meetings in fall 2021, facilitated by Emily Gorlewski, Ed.D., of the Fries Center for Global Studies, in which participants will work together toward a Wesleyan definition and process for internationalization. The outcome for each participant should be a new course, a new unit of a course, an existing course re-worked, or other project in which each faculty member demonstrably internationalizes their teaching or their department’s curriculum. Faculty will present these projects to the FCGS and other faculty in spring 2022; the implementation of the projects should take place during the 2022 calendar year. Each faculty member will receive an honorarium of $500 to participate. A limited number of seats is available in the seminar.

Faculty members will apply using the Pedagogical Initiatives Application, new for spring 2021.

2021-2022 cohort starts tomorrow

The 2021-2022 cohort of the Internationalizing the Curriculum Seminar starts tomorrow, September 30, 2021, with our first meeting. Stay tuned for further info! This cohort includes faculty from Education Studies, Religion, Film Studies, Science in Society, English, East Asian Studies, and Dance. We are so excited to welcome our second cohort.

Faculty survey for mapping project

Faculty members who wish to have their work included in the mapping project may do so in one of two ways:

  1. Email your current CV to studyabroad@wesleyan.edu as a link or attachment. Our student workers will search the CVs for activities. If there is anything on your CV you do NOT want included on the map, you may specify in your email.

OR

  1. Answer this survey: https://forms.gle/5LpeUSG9MQFjNVtr5 (please submit one survey per activity)

Important: Some of you have CVs which are posted to the Internet and thus are public. If you do NOT want us to use your publicly-available CV to collect information on your international, global, transnational, and/or intercultural activities, please click here: https://forms.gle/fNsf8vqfy2G83jA56

Mapping internationalization

The Fries Center for Global Studies, along with the Quantitative Analysis Center, has embarked on a project to “map” Wesleyan’s curriculum, research activities, study abroad, and other initiatives. It is hoped that the resulting interactive map or maps will help us to see where we are well represented and where there are gaps in our representation.

Helpful links for internationalizing the curriculum

ACE Internationalization page: 

https://www.acenet.edu/Research-Insights/Pages/Internationalization/Intlz-in-Action-2013-December.aspx

U of Waterloo internationalization page: 

https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-resources/teaching-tips/managing-students/diversity-and-internationalization/strategies-course-internationalization

Links to syllabus examples: 

https://goglobal.fiu.edu/resources/syllabi-assessments/