Grants to Infuse International Content, Context, and
Connections into NC Community College Courses

Proposals due March 31, 2012!

World View, in collaboration with UNC's Center for Global Initiatives, is facilitating grants to community college educators to help them create modules to infuse international content, context and connections to courses they teach.

Grants provide $750 to compensate for time and materials and to fund a research trip to UNC. 

Our intention is to support the addition of international content to existing courses that have little or no such content. Preference will be given to proposals that develop regularly taught and/or required courses, and courses that affect large numbers of students.

Guidelines for modules

Please use the module format for your proposal. The proposal does not have to be a complete module. It simply outlines the module. Proposals should include the following sections.

1. Course number and short description of course.
2. Description of module.
3. Objectives (what skills and knowledge students will gain from module).
4. Methodology (lectures / discussion / class projects / audio visual / blogs, etc.).
5. Evaluation - what percentage of the course grade the module will count.
6. Resources It is not required that you fill this in at this time, as the UNC library specialists can help with this. However, you can list any resources you already know you will use.

Application

Please submit a 1-2 page outline proposing what you plan to do in you module using the proposal cover sheet in #1 below.

Examples of international modules for courses are available in #2 below. This will give you an idea of what the modules look like.

Please call Neil Bolick at 919-843-5332 or email him at nebolick@unc.edu if you have questions or need additional information.


1. Proposal Cover Sheet
2. Examples of international modules

The Center for Global Initiatives is a catalyst for the innovative work of faculty and students. It offers an array of competitive funding opportunities including the Fulbright Program, Curriculum Development, International Internships, Conference Participation, Undergraduate Research, and Pre-Dissertation Travel. The center generates flows of ideas through research projects such as the annual Navigating the Global American South conference and the book Going to Carolina del Norte: Narrating Mexican Migrant Experiences, through training programs such as the Rotary Peace Center and K-12 Outreach, and through online resources that highlight faculty expertise and student internship experiences. For its work, the Center is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of only nine National Resources Centers for Global Studies.