2015-16 Faculty Community on Internationalization of the Curriculum

2015-16 Faculty Learning Community on Internationalization of the Curriculum

  • Are you interested in bringing international perspectives to an undergraduate course that you teach?
  • Are you interested in exploring ways to create a classroom environment that is inclusive of Ohio State’s international students?
  • Would you like to find a place where you can receive support and resources needed to enhance your teaching?


Ohio State’s key initiative of internationalization includes developing global competencies in our students, as well as increasing the number of international students studying at Ohio State.  Faculty participants in the Faculty Learning Community on Internationalization may address either or both objectives by:

  • internationalizing the content or process of an existing undergraduate course
  • designing a new internationalized undergraduate course, or
  • working to create an inter-culturally inclusive learning space for students.

Participants will work on their target courses in a community of peers.   The specificity of the work will be directed by the participants themselves, with the learning community intended to provide collegiality, guidance, resources and compensation.

More information about this and other OSTEP programs is available at the UCAT page on Ohio State Teaching Enhancement Programs.

Program Elements

Faculty selected for the program are expected to:

  • Participate in a Course Design Institute – participation will be arranged according to faculty schedules during May or summer term 2017.
  • Attend the annual OSTEP Spring 2018 reception (Date TBA).
  • Participate in monthly sessions organized by a UCAT or peer facilitator and supported by UCAT resources.  The learning community is designed to form community among participants, so participation in the monthly sessions is essential.
  • Present on their projects informally within the group as their work progresses and provide feedback on other participants’ projects.

Participants are also encouraged to:

  • Use a portion of the stipend provided to attend and/or present at conferences or institutes related to global learning, or  college teaching (see this page for examples).
  • Attend events organized by UCAT or the Academy of Teaching, e.g. special topic seminars or forums, workshops, and/or book discusion groups
  • Present or facilitate at a UCAT-coordinated event to discuss the project or report results of the implementation.
  • Prepare a scholarship of teaching project for publication or conference presentation.

Program Implementation

  • The program will begin with participation in a Course Design Institute (exceptions possible by petition). It will continue in Autumn 2017 and conclude at the end of Spring 2018.
  • Each participant will receive $1000 for teaching enhancement activities related to internationalization, such as attending teaching conferences or institutes, purchasing supplies for teaching the target course, or purchasing books on teaching.


We are not accepting applications for this community at this time.

Selection Process and Criteria

  • All faculty members (regular and auxiliary) are eligible to apply for the program, as well as staff whose departments will allow them to design and teach a class.  Up to eight participants will be selected form all applicants.
  • Applications will be reviewed by an OSTEP selection committee.  Consideration will be given to the quality of the proposed project, the diversity of the cohort (gender, ethnicity, disciplinary distribution) and commitment to being a member of a community.
  • Study abroad courses are not eligible.  For grants to support creation of education abroad experiences see this page.
  • If you have already applied for the 2017-2018 academic year but have not yet received confirmation of receipt, please contact us.

Additional Information

For more information, about the OSTEP Faculty Learning Community on Internationalization of the Curriculum please contact:

Laurie Maynell
Assistant Director & Coordinator for International Initiatives, University Center for Advancement of Teaching
2nd Floor Younkin Success Center
1640 Neil Avenue
ucat@osu.edu (please type “Faculty Learning Community on Internationalization” in the subject line)