Cultivating Global Learning Through Course Curricula
Would you like to learn creative strategies for designing courses that will prepare your students to live, work and lead in our globalized world?
Do you have a course that you’d like to infuse with a global dimension, or a new globally-focused course - perhaps locally oriented - that you’re eager to invent?
About the Program
The Global Affairs Teaching for Global Learning program, a faculty development opportunity that supports the university-wide Global Education for All initiative, will provide UC Davis faculty with concrete tools for globalizing teaching and preparing students to engage across cultural and geographic boundaries.
The program, previously known as Curriculum Enhancement, offers an opportunity for UC Davis faculty members from all disciplines, colleges and schools to make their course content, teaching techniques and students’ experiences responsive to current global challenges and opportunities. It assists faculty in developing global learning frameworks and practices, grounded in theory and with measurable outcomes.
Now in its fourth year, the Teaching for Global Learning program (formerly known as Curriculum Enhancement for Global Learning) has a proven track record of success in cultivating cohorts of campus educators who become ambassadors for global learning at UC Davis and share their knowledge, experiences and skills with colleagues long after the program ends.
Call for Applications: December 2022
Global Affairs seeks applications from Academic Senate and Academic Federation faculty members with full-time appointments who teach degree-seeking students from all UC Davis schools and colleges.
This academic year the Teaching for Global Learning program will welcome a cohort in spring quarter 2023. The application cycle will open in December 2022.
The selected group will meet four times over spring quarter 2023 to explore avenues for globalizing the student experience. Program participants will have the opportunity to:
- Develop global learning outcomes and assessments for any course, regardless of subject matter or discipline
- Infuse courses with interactive learning strategies for global content
- Apply diverse perspectives to course materials
- Learn how technology can be employed to internationalize the curriculum
- Review examples of curriculum internationalization across all disciplines
Please note: it remains the responsibility of individual faculty members to ensure that any changes to course curricula are approved through appropriate academic and administrative channels whenever applicable.
Program Application Details
Participants commit to a series of four meetings, each approximately 2.5 hours long,during spring quarter. Since this is a learning community, participants are expected to prepare for and engage actively in each session.
The meetings are scheduled for Fridays from 2 - 5 p.m. in person, although a hybrid option can be discussed:
- April 14, 2023
- May 5, 2023
- May 19, 2023
- June 2, 2023 (final presentations and awarding of certificates)
Participants are required to attend every meeting and will also be invited to attend a series of extracurricular, non-required enrichment workshops that will explore complementary topics in global learning. Those who miss more than one of the required meetings will not be eligible for the honorarium upon completion.
Workshops that supplement and enrich the Teaching for Global Learning program will be offered throughout the winter and spring terms. Dates, topics and speakers will be announced early in Winter 2023.
UC Davis Academic Senate and Academic Federation faculty members with full-time appointments who teach degree-seeking UC Davis students are eligible. All UC Davis locations are eligible.
Faculty should apply individually, but we encourage multiple applications from the same academic department, college, or school. Applying with a partner or partners helps to create localized nuclei of expertise on campus for increased global learning impact. If you choose to apply with one or more partners, please indicate your partner’s or partners’ name(s) on your application.
Faculty members who complete the program will receive one-time funding from Global Affairs of $400 to assist them in adapting their course(s) to incorporate global learning.
Friday, February 3, 2023, 11:59 p.m.
2020-21 Program Cohort
Congratulations to the cohort of faculty who took part in Curriculum Enhancement program during the 2020-21 academic year, coming together from across UC Davis. See the full list.
2019-20 Program Cohort
Congratulations to the cohort of faculty who took part in Curriculum Enhancement program during the 2019-20 academic year, coming together from across UC Davis. See the full list.