Through its professional development, the Global Center stimulates fresh thinking by linking scholars and programs that have been historically separated by boundaries of discipline, regional specialization, and methodological tradition. Our faculty study groups explore the implications of global topics and international education from a wide range of disciplinary and regional perspectives. Topics have included:
2013-2014 Faculty Study Groups
- The Internationalization Collaborative Across Bloomington – ICAB (2010-2014) Participant instructors in this monthly Faculty Study Group, from both Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College, have determined that internationalization must become integrated with the other learning outcomes of each course and that ideally, curriculum must be redesigned to support these global learning outcomes. The faculty discusses the basic concepts involved in globalization, international, global, multicultural, etc., and uses the backward course design method to integrate measurable international learning outcomes into their courses. This is followed by creating authentic assessments of student-centered learning activities. Peer discussions address teaching and learning strategies that support internationalization efforts. All Spring meetings include guest lecturers who present on an international topic (and represent a world area) and discuss how it can be a teaching tool. The focus will be on the assessment of teaching and learning. ICAB faculty are expected to continue sharing the results of this work among their colleagues in the respective schools and departments with the possibility of disseminating assessment results on a national level through scholarship of teaching and learning venues and journals as well as at other national conferences.
- The Many Faces of Human Trafficking (2011-2014) Study and discussion group: Initiated in April 2011, this Faculty Study Group meets monthly to examine Trade in Human Beings (THB) – humans trafficked for sex and other labor services, such as domestic help, nursing, and agriculture. Trafficked victims come from many source countries, enter the THB in different ways, and end up scattered across the U.S. They speak different languages; they have different socioeconomic backgrounds, varying education and work histories, and differences in age, sex, and race/ethnicity. The group creates a broad yet practical agenda focused on solutions, based on its diverse disciplinary perspectives on human behavior, legal issues, global economics, as well as trafficking itself. The group develops a list of outside discussants, from U.S. and international organizations, who will be invited to contribute their expertise. Speakers series: Action starts with awareness, so a major objective is to educate the IU community via a speakers’ series on campus throughout the year. The outside discussants will present public lectures or workshops on topics that contribute to understanding the breadth and depth of human trafficking issues. For more information, please contact Stepanka Korytova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for Proposals
- Priority will be given to those proposals which are broadly international and involve faculty and students from a variety of academic disciplines and professional schools.
- Proposals should describe the topic in detail and list participating faculty and graduate students.
- Provide a list of proposed activities and a detailed budget.
- The awards will not support purchase of equipment or salaries.
- There is no specific deadline but funds are limited and proposals will be accepted beginning in the summer prior to the academic year of the award.
Applications and letters of support should be sent to:
Center for the Study of Global Change
201 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408-4001
Phone: (812) 856-5523
Fax: (812) 855-6271