[CALS] Science Internationalization Course Development Awards Now Available!

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences announces that course development awards are available to support UW–Madison faculty and instructional academic staff members in the sciences who wish to incorporate international content into one or more undergraduate courses. Awards, which provide up to $10,000 in flexible funds, are for courses in the sciences.

Upcoming deadlines: March 31, 2011; May 31, 2011.

Download a pdf of the application.

Contact Masarah Van Eyck, mvaneyck@cals.wisc.edu, for more information.

About Internationalizing the Curriculum

What Is Curriculum Internationalization?
Internationalizing the curriculum entails infusing international, global, and intercultural perspectives into courses and programs.

How Can I Internationalize My Curriculum?
Internationalizing science curriculum can take many forms, from hosting a guest speaker to integrating new course material to conducting a web seminar with another university.

What Are Global Learning Outcomes?
Examples of learning outcomes from internationalized science courses might include:

– Understanding one’s field within a global and comparative context
– Demonstrating knowledge of global issues, processes, trends, and systems
– Demonstrating substantial knowledge of the similarities and differences among scientists from different countries

Why Is Internationalizing Curriculum Important?
Today’s students will live and work in a world that is unlike it was even a decade ago. They must be able to lead in a global context and understand how people define problems – and solutions – differently.

Global and local civic knowledge and engagement, intercultural knowledge and competence, and the ability to grapple with complex problems – all a part of LEAP’s Essential Learning Outcomes – prepare them for this challenge.

Why Not Just Go Abroad?
International study and internships are a wonderfully effective means of gaining global competence. However, only a small percentage of students in the sciences take this opportunity. Internationalizing classroom content can reach a far greater number of students.