Global Village Living-Learning Center Accepting Course Proposals for Fall 2016



A Call for Course Proposals for Fall 2016


Indiana University’s Global Village Living-Learning Center is seeking masters and advanced graduate students to submit proposals for courses to be taught FALL 2016. Proposed courses must consider contemporary global topics or issues using a multidisciplinary approach. Special consideration will be given to proposals for courses with topics that feature the Themester 2016 focus on “Beauty.” Recent Global Village courses include:

  • Global Concepts of Beauty and Gender
  • Diseases that Changed the World: How Epidemics Impact Society
  • Guitar Culture Around the World
    • History of Hell in the West
    • Stand & Fight: (Or Should We Sit?)!: Theories and Techniques in Protest Movements
    • Espionage and Intrigue Around the Globe: The Spy Film and International Politics

All seminars earn students 3 credits toward graduation, carry distribution credit (CASE A&H or CASE S&H), are limited to a maximum of 20 students, and are open to all IU undergraduates. Classes meet in the classrooms of the Global Village in Foster-Martin, which are equipped with a computer, laptop connection, DVD and VHS video, video projector, a standard overhead projector, multiple chalkboards, and wireless access. The Global Village offers full administrative support as well.


Compensation: Instructors receive a stipend of $9,530 fee remission, health insurance, a parking pass, and meal points for dining with students.


Eligibility: Applicants must be Masters or advanced graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences who do not hold another AI, GA, or teaching/staff appointment for the Fall 2016 semester. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact the assistant director. International students must confirm their work eligibility with the Office of International Services before applying for the position. Instructors pursuing degrees in units outside of the College of Arts & Sciences may not be eligible for fee remissions.


Teach a Course of Your Own Design


When submitting a proposal, please include the following:

  • a completed Global Village Cover Sheet (pages 3 and 4 of this document)
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a detailed course syllabus including:
o   a course description o   proposed methods of assessment
o   the learning objectives of the course (see FAQ) o   potential reading/viewing list
o   types of assignments to be completed o   an indication of A&H or S&H


Note: Please have your CV proofed by your graduate advisor or the Career Development Center and have your syllabus proofed by your graduate advisor or Campus Instructional Consulting.


Make sure that your course addresses contemporary global topics and uses a multi-disciplinary approach.


Materials can be emailed as attachments to Assistant Director Vera Marinova at If you have any questions about the Global Village or our teaching opportunities, please feel free to contact us at 812-855-4552. The deadline for submission for courses to be taught Fall 2016 is Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:00 pm.


What is the Global Village?


Indiana University’s Global Village Living-Learning Center is an undergraduate residence hall committed to preparing students with a broad range of international interests for life in the globalized world of the 21st century. Open to all IU students—freshmen through seniors—the Global Village strives to expand student knowledge of foreign languages and cultures and world affairs; prepare students for study, travel, and work overseas; and assist students in accessing IU’s and Bloomington’s vast international resources. With the guidance of an internationally experienced staff and the support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Global and International Studies, the Global Village helps prepare IU students to become tomorrow’s global leaders.


Learn more at





Frequently Asked Questions


How many pages should the syllabus be?

It should be 8–15 pages and include detailed information about the assignments for individual class periods, readings (include number of pages!), grading and assessment, and classroom policies. Sample syllabi from previously taught GV courses are available for viewing. Contact Vera Marinova ( for more information.


What are learning objectives?

Learning objectives are what students should be able to do or do better by the end of the course. Rather than listing the topics that will be covered, the instructor states: “Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to … [often followed by a bulleted list of the skill-specific objectives]”. Please make sure to use this exact formulation. Ideally, these are listed on the front page after the course description. Examples might be “…discuss the interrelation of identity and the many aspects of human culture”, “compare and contrast major historical and intellectual periods of Western culture, especially how they define and approach the concept of Evil”. They should be clear, achievable, and measurable, and they are also usually observable.


What are A&H and S&H?

A&H (Arts & Humanities) and S&H (Social & Historical Studies) are General Education Requirements that each undergraduate must complete in order to receive a Bachelor degree from Indiana University. Courses can only carry one A&H or S&H designation. Specific information about each of these requirements can be found in the College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Bulletin ( and on the General Education website (


How global is “global”?

The more world areas covered in the syllabus the better. A topic covering only one country is not as competitive as a multi-country region or a survey of countries from across the globe.


Can I teach outside of my discipline?

Yes, but make sure your curriculum vitae and the “Subject Area Expertise” section of the application cover sheet clearly and convincingly demonstrate your expertise in the area you want to teach.


Who is my audience?

The majority of students enrolled in these courses are freshman and sophomores. Courses should assume no previous background in the subject area and should be at the 200 level.


What information needs to be included in my proposal?

Your proposal must include: a) a Global Village Cover Sheet, b) a current curriculum vitae, c) a course proposal abstract (150 words or less), and d) a detailed course syllabus. All materials must be e-mailed to Assistant Director Vera Marinova at by Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:00 pm.


Where can I find information on syllabus development?

The Teaching Handbook ( published by the IU Office of Academic Affairs and the Dean of Faculties has resources related to developing a syllabus. In addition, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education ( offers teaching, assessment, and evaluation consultation.


Where can I find information on creating a curriculum vitae (CV)?

The IU Career Development Center, located on campus at 625 N. Jordan, has a wealth of information on developing comprehensive CVs. The Career Development Center’s website ( has resources online for creating CVs. Faculty colleagues in your department can provide helpful field-specific comments.


Who should I contact for more information?

Please contact Assistant Director Vera Marinova at 812-855-4264 or

Application here: GV Call for Proposals for F2016


IU Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (PFFT) (deadline 10/9)


Provides the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University or one of the Indiana University branch campuses: o IUPUI (Indianapolis) o IUPU Columbus o IU East (Richmond) o IPFW (Fort Wayne) o IU Kokomo o IU Northwest (Gary) o IU South Bend o IU Southeast (New Albany)

Stipend: $10,000 from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $6,000 for the academic year).

• Required residency in the host campus community at least part of each week during the fellowship year. Assistance in finding affordable living accommodations is provided by the host campus. Relocation is optional if teaching at IUPUI, IUPU Columbus, or Butler University.

• IU student academic appointee health insurance, provided by the University Graduate School.

• Teaching load: Two courses per semester.

• Faculty mentor at the host campus.

• Participation in faculty life at the host campus.

• Required three-day intensive FACET Institute workshop on teaching in different academic environments. The workshop is held off-campus in the summer.

• Please note: This fellowship does not carry a fee remission. Participants are expected to be eligible to register in G901 or equivalent research credit.



Advanced standing in a doctoral or M.F.A. program: doctoral students must have their Nomination to Candidacy (NTC) form approved by the University Graduate School prior to the application deadline. Minimum of one year of classroom teaching experience as an Associate Instructor. Completion of a pedagogy course of at least one semester in length. Alternatively, an applicant may complete GRAD-G700, Excellence in Teaching; an intensive pedagogy course offered by the University Graduate School, during the summer session prior to the fellowship year.

More info here

Collins Living-Learning Center now accepting course proposals for Fall 2016 (deadline 10/15)

Is there a course you’ve always wanted to teach, but never had the opportunity? Have you designed a multidisciplinary course that doesn’t quite fit into your department’s curriculum?

Collins Living-Learning Center invites advanced graduate students with teaching experience to submit course proposals each semester for the following year. Collins courses carry university credit and are open to all IU undergraduates. PROPOSAL DEADLINE FOR CLASSES TO BE TAUGHT in FALL 2016: Thursday, October 15, 2015 5:00pm

The 3-credit Collins seminars are limited to a maximum of 21 students (15 in the case of fine arts classes) and meet at the Collins Living-°©‐Learning Center, which is fully-equipped for multi-media teaching. Graduate student instructors receive $7,875 for a 3-credit course, plus fee remission and health insurance. (Instructors pursuing degrees in units outside of the College of Arts & Sciences may not be eligible for fee remissions.) In addition, there is $400 to spend on materials or activities and meal points for dining with students.

Note: The College encourages instructors to consider developing courses that might contribute to the fall 2016 Beauty themester. Attend our Open House on Friday, September 25th, from 5:00 to 6:00pm and meet members of the Board of Educational Programming (BOEP) and the Collins director in Edmondson Formal Lounge GO TO for details. Questions?

Email Carl Ipsen:

IU Office of Sustainability AY 2015-16 Paid Internships

The Indiana University Office of Sustainability invites all graduate and undergraduate students to apply for the 2015-2016 Sustainability Internship Program.

Continuing a tradition of student engagement in campus sustainability research and implementation, the Indiana University Office of Sustainability is recruiting applicants for its ninth Academic Year Internship Program.

Students selected for this paid internship will be required to:

  • Engage in 10-15 hours of work per week
  • Attend intern meetings once every 2 weeks from October through the spring semester
  • Begin meeting with their IUOS and other mentors mid-fall semester through the end of the spring semester
  • Successfully complete their internship and present their selected project during the poster session at the Spring Sustainability Symposium on April 8th, 2016

Students should visit the IUOS website to learn more and apply by close of business on September 15.

Please contact Kristin Brethova ( Andrew Predmore ( with any questions or concerns.


We are seeking a graduate student for the position briefly described below. If you are interested (or if you know a graduate student who might qualify), please send a cover letter and c.v./resume to Kathleen Sullivan, Graduate Fellowships & Awards Coordinator.

Mail: University Graduate School
Wells Library
1320 E. 10th Street, Room E546
Bloomington, IN 47405
Fax: 812-855-4266

If you have questions before submitting your materials, please contact Kathleen Sullivan at

THE PROPOSAL-WRITING CONSULTANT/TRAINER is one of four graduate assistants who work directly with fellow graduate students in the GradGrants Center, a graduate student service located in the Wells Library-BL. The Center is sponsored by The University Graduate School and available to graduate students of all IU campuses. The consultants handle the day-to-day operations of the GradGrants Center and share training responsibilities (e.g. presenting or enlisting speakers for workshops, scheduling rooms, preparing visual aids). Our consultants assist students in their search for external funding sources and are available to work one-on-one with graduate students in discussing and critiquing their grant proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include successful proposal-writing experience, editing skills, teaching experience or experience in planning and presenting special-interest training programs, and the ability and personality to interact well with the public. A one-year commitment to the position is required. Those who have received prior Fulbright awards or other competitive national awards are highly desired. We prefer advanced doctoral students who have at least two years in graduate school.

This position provides invaluable opportunity to learn about various funding sources and to improve one’s own proposal-writing skills. The experience is extremely valuable to future faculty. The position, starting in Fall 2015, will have a .50% FTE (i.e., 20 hours per week) position and is eligible for student health insurance. The salary will be approximately $11,000 for the academic year; and $2,300 for the summer. A fee remission is available. The person hired will work half or all of the summer as arranged with the Kim Bunch, Director of Finance and Administration.
The deadline for applications is Friday, October 2, 2015.

IU Job Openings

Looking for a part-time job? Check out the IU Jobs page for an up-to-date list of open positions around IU. Jobs run the gamut and include everything from research assistantships to landscaping.


While we encourage grad students to seek Student Academic Appointments (SAA) which include fee remissions, hourly jobs can help you make ends meet. See our SAA Vacancies page for SAA vacancies.

Writing Tutorial Services Hiring Hourly Writing Tutors

Writing Tutorial Services hopes to hire students—both graduates and undergraduates—who have demonstrated ability and confidence in writing papers and who will be friendly and approachable when working with other students. We are looking in particular for students who have the ability to discuss others’ writing constructively or to work in small groups.

The majority of WTS tutorials are for classes other than English. WTS would therefore like to encourage applications from students from a variety of disciplines, particularly sciences and social sciences. And because students who visit WTS are a widely diverse group—in terms of ethnicity, nationality, religion, race, and gender—we encourage applications from those who reflect this diversity.

Both graduate students and undergraduates at IU are invited to submit applications to WTS. In addition, WTS solicits nominations from faculty members for undergraduate candidates as described below.


Graduate Tutoring

Writing Tutorial Services hires graduate students to work on an hourly basis as tutors at WTS in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Wells Library. Graduate students from any discipline or department at IU are eligible to apply for tutoring positions, and may hold positions as associate instructors in their home departments while also working as tutors at WTS. Teaching or tutoring experience will of course be considered when applications are reviewed, as will breadth of background in the subject areas in which candidates would feel comfortable tutoring.


To apply for a position as a WTS tutor, submit the following materials:

  1. a letter of application describing any teaching or tutoring experience and listing the disciplines in which you’d be most comfortable tutoring student writing
  2. a resume or curriculum vitae
  3. a sample of your own academic writing; the sample should be 3-5 pages long and may be something written for a course or part of a dissertation, thesis, or other project.

Send these materials to:

Jo Ann Vogt, WTS Coordinator
CITL Writing Program
Wells Library E250
1320 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Applications are accepted on a ongoing basis. To be considered for a tutoring position for the fall semester, however, it’s best to submit an application by early April of the preceding spring semester.


Graduate tutors should expect to work 10 hours per week at all WTS locations combined. In addition to their tutoring hours, all tutors are required to participate in 5 hours of tutor training, conducted in the first week of the fall semester, and to attend biweekly staff meetings throughout the semester. Tutors are expected to establish a weekly tutoring schedule during the first week of the semester and to maintain that schedule, working the same days and hours each week, throughout the remaining weeks of the semester. All tutors are required to work at least one evening shift each week.

WTS hours: 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday; 10am to 5pm Friday.

Rates of pay

Tutors are paid $12.50 per hour for the hours they work at WTS, for tutor staff or training meetings, and for any other work they do for WTS.

More information here.

Three AY2015-16 GAship and Hourly Job Openings in East Asian Studies Center

IU’s East Asian Studies Center (EASC), a National Research Center for the study of East Asia, has openings for several positions as follows:

  • Graduate Assistant
  • Student Hourly
  • Outreach Assistant


The Graduate Assistant will help to organize the Center’s special events and colloquium series. The successful candidate must commit to working 20 hours per week from August 2015 through May 2016.

The position includes tuition remission for up to 12 credits/semester, health insurance, and a stipend (approximately $15750) paid out in monthly installments.

Job description:
–Arranges travel and hospitality for EASC guest speakers
–Sets up and ensures functioning of technology at EASC events

–Assists in the design of EASC publicity

–Organizes semesterly EASC newsletter
–Performs other duties as assigned

–Must be enrolled in a graduate program at IU
–Strong administrative skills
–Excellent communication and organizational skills
–Computer literacy; graphic design skills strongly preferred
–Ability to work well with faculty and staff in a diverse, multicultural environment
–Knowledge of East Asia strongly preferred

To apply:  Send a cover letter, a CV, and a list of three references to Theresa Kang, Associate Director, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University at


The application deadline is August 21st. No phone calls please.




The Student Hourly will help to promote the Center’s special events and colloquium series through design work and publicity as well as other special tasks related to center activities. The successful candidate must commit to working 10-20 hours per week from August 2015 through May 2016. This position does not carry tuition remission. This is an hourly position paid at the rate of $14.25/hr.

Job description:
–Primary designer of EASC publicity

–Handles publicity and social media for EASC

–Sets up and ensures functioning of technology at EASC events

–Assists in the design of the semesterly EASC newsletter
–Performs other duties as assigned

–Strong administrative skills
–Excellent communication and organizational skills
–Computer literacy; graphic design skills strongly preferred
–Ability to work well with faculty and staff in a diverse, multicultural environment
–Knowledge of East Asia strongly preferred

To apply:  Send a cover letter, a CV, and a list of three references to Theresa Kang, Associate Director, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University at


The application deadline is August 21st. No phone calls please.



The Outreach Assistant will assist with our professional development programs for K-12 teachers, as well as outreach to K-12 students and the general public. The successful candidate must commit to working 20 hours per week from as soon as possible through the end of July 2016. This position does not carry tuition remission. The pay is $14.25/hr.


Job description:

–Assists the EASC Outreach Coordinator with East Asia-related outreach activities, primarily for K-12 educators and the general public

–Manages and maintains program participants’ files

–Enters participants’ information into the database

–Helps recruit participants for outreach programs
–Assists in processing payments for participants, instructors, and guest speakers

–Makes logistical arrangements

–Performs other duties as assigned



–Strong administrative skills

–Excellent communication and organizational skills

–Ability to multitask

–Computer literacy

–Sensitivity to the needs of the program participants
–Ability to work well with faculty and staff in a diverse, multicultural environment

–Knowledge of East Asia is preferred but not required
To apply:  Send a cover letter, a CV, and a list of three references to Anthony Ross, Outreach Coordinator, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University at


The application deadline is August 21st. No phone calls please.

Paid Internship with IU Food Project

Web, design, & event planning with environmental focus

Student intern needed to help with the IU Food Project. The position will require 10-15 hours per week at $10/hour throughout the academic year (and possibly into the summer). Responsibilities will include developing the Project website, organizing a film series, coordinating various student groups on campus, exploring the possibilities for a student “food challenge,” and doubtless other tasks. The ideal intern will have an established interest in food issues and bring his/her own ideas about what the Project might become in addition to having experience in web design, graphics, and marketing. Interested applicants should send a CV, unofficial transcript, and statement of interest to Review of applications (and possibly interviews) will start on Saturday, August 21 and continue until the position it filled.