November 14, 2013 | 1:05 pm
Attached please find a Request for Proposals for a host university for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for the fall of 2014. This program will bring approximately 18 teachers from Chile, Finland, India, Israel, Morocco, Singapore, Mexico, and New Zealand to the U.S. for a semester at a graduate school or college of education. While in the U.S. these accomplished teachers take courses for professional development, provide workshops or master classes in their areas of expertise, observe and co-teach in local schools, and complete a capstone project. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE). Expressions of interest are due to IIE by December 16. Please also address any questions to Tatiana Mackliff at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 16. Final proposals are due January 15, 2014.
Posted by: Betsy Devlin-Foltz
February 28, 2013 | 12:33 pm
Recruiting permanent and visiting faculty members offers the opportunity to deeply connect faculty and students to global perspectives. Whether these professionals are tenure track or visitors, potential contributions to your campus and community are significant. Leadership and committees play an important role in ensuring that an aptitude for international perspectives is an integral part of any recruitment process.Recruiting Internationally Minded FacultySeeking and hiring teacher educators who have international interests is one way to internationalize a teacher education program. Some institutions have begun to do just that. At the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES), candidates are asked what languages they speak and how their experiences and interests will assist the school in internationalizing the curriculum. Other colleges of education are aligning their job descriptions with their internationalized strategic plans, thereby only... read more
November 26, 2012 | 12:03 pm
As the flagship of the University system in Maryland, there is a tendency to assume that only big grants and major research projects will help cause new things to happen. In UMD's case, the first grant was just the lever needed to support a major initiative in internationalizing their teacher education programs and to the development of critical infrastructure for realizing widespread internationalization goals. The result is a campus that has evolved into a leader within the state and within the field of internationalization.Location: Small Beginnings Lead to Systemic ChangeThe initial small grant helped launch a cornerstone program that led to establishment of a college-wide infrastructure to initiate and support systemic internationalization efforts. The creation of the Office of International Initiatives, under the portfolio of the associate dean for teacher education, outreach, and international programs, was a key. Dean Donna Wiseman identified Jim Greenberg - who was already a... read more