Internationalizing the Curriculum
As part of an on-going effort to internationalize the curriculum at KU, International Programs offers an $850 stipend to tenured and tenure-track faculty who develop a new international course or significantly revise an existing course to make it more international. All courses are eligible, but courses taught mainly to undergraduate students, and those which will reach a substantial amount of students, will receive preference. All proposed courses must be taught on the Lawrence or Edwards campus. Proposals for study abroad courses will not be considered. Thursday, April 7, is the application deadline. (pdf)
Proposals for courses that meet the academic requirements for the undergraduate Global Awareness Program (GAP) are especially welcome. According to the GAP guidelines, these courses must have: 1) a significant, modern emphasis with 50% or more of the content being from the 20th and 21st centuries and 2) an international focus with 50% or more non-U.S. material.
Interested faculty should submit a short proposal (two to three pages, double-spaced). The proposal should indicate whether or not the course is undergraduate or graduate; the expected enrollment; whether or not it is intended as a principal course; and the frequency with which it will be offered. It is expected that the course will be offered sometime during the next two academic years and that it will be offered at least three times within the next six years. Faculty from all academic disciplines are invited to submit proposals. The proposals should include:
- A narrative description of the new course, or how a preexisting course will be substantially revised
- The course title and a (possible) course number
- A discussion of the potential impact the course might have on KU's international posture
- An endorsement from the applicant's department chair and/or dean, when appropriate
- Participants will be asked to submit to International Programs a brief report on the new or revised course and a syllabus after it is offered.
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