In an effort to enhance student learning outcomes and incorporate a larger number of high-quality international course options within the general education core, APSU issues this call for faculty-initiated and- developed projects to design new international options of general education courses in high-impact, high-enrolled courses. The Office of Academic Affairs will provide financial and academic support for faculty to incorporate international travel components in existing APSU courses. Course design will take place during the Spring 2012 and piloted in the 2012-2013 academic year. Participation is open to all full-time faculty.
September 15, 2011 Statement of intent submitted
September- October 2011: Faculty Development related to course internationalization
December 1, 2011: International Course proposal submitted
January 15, 2012: Proposals selected for funding by the Faculty Senate
Spring/Summer 2012: Course Development by selected faculty
Winter/Spring/Summer 2012-2013: Pilot of international course
Fall 2013: Evaluation of pilot and Review for continuance
A stipend of $4400 will be paid to a faculty member whose proposal is selected to internationalize a general education course or a course with a 100 or more students. One half of the stipend will be paid upon selection; the other half will be paid upon completion of all aspects of the project: attending faculty development, developing the course, piloting the course, evaluating the outcome of the project, and disseminating the results to faculty.
Questions or comments, please contact the Office of International Education at (931) 221-6851.