Instructors of connected courses collaborate on the design of their connections (common readings, viewings, and assignments; co-created lectures, and so on), and students and instructors collaborate on its execution (shared lectures, guest lectures, joint student projects, joint student presentations, and so on). The courses can be new or adaptations of an existing course.
Courses can use synchronous communication (e.g., shared class sessions, student-student videoconference sessions) and/or asynchronous communication (e.g., through email, forums in a learning management system, Dropbox, Google Drive, blogs, or Facebook Group sites).
Follow these steps to participate in the Global Course Connections program:
- List your course: To express interest in finding a course partner for your 2020-21 course, please provide a course description by completing the Course Description Google Form. Your course will appear on the course matching page.
- Find a course partner: Visit the course matching page to look for a match for your course. Remember, the two courses do not need to be the same; they just need to overlap in ways that connecting them provides an international dimension that adds value to both courses. When you find a course that looks promising as a match, contact the instructor to discuss the possibility of connecting your courses.
- Submit a Global Course Connection Proposal: Once you have identified a course partner, together you complete a Global Course Connection proposal and the Global Course Connections Information Table. Send the proposal and table to Simon Gray.
- Attend the summer workshop: Instructors whose Global Course Connections proposal has been accepted are eligible to attend the summer Global Course Connection workshop (the location for the 2020 workshop has not been determined). Attending the workshop is not a requirement but is highly recommended. Space is limited and preference will be given to instructors who have not previously taught a Globally Connected Course. Only course partners will be invited to the workshop; individual faculty members (e.g., half a course pair) will not be invited.
- Offer the course: Instructors whose proposal has been accepted and who complete a Globally Connected Course will receive a $250 stipend at the end of the term after they have completed a course experience survey.