Become a Partner in GCU’s Global Learning Programs

Educators can get involved in global education programs offered by Georgian Court University. Interact with students like never before in destinations across the globe while you enhance your love of lifelong learning.

The Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) draws on research that suggests online international learning is an effective way to internationalize a campus. It helps students and faculty engage with peers around the world. COIL gives our students, faculty, and partners a way to make learning globally integrated and connect to the world without leaving campus.

COIL involves integrating a globally networked learning component into a course that already exists. That can be as simple as global peer reflections on shared readings, peer-to-peer interviews, collaborative problem-solving, debates and/or discussions, or collaborative project work, etc. Collaboration can be done via Skype, Google Hangout, Blackboard, or even via smartphones. The program allows you to embark on teaching and learning experience that fits your goals, as well as those of your students and your international partners.

The COIL faculty team consists of part- and full-time GCU faculty members who are committed to weaving international collaboration into one or more of their academic courses. Ideally, the COIL faculty team will consist of faculty representatives from all three Schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education. The COIL faculty team is not designed to be exclusive, rather inclusive, adding a new faculty cohort to the team each semester. Each new cohort will have a maximum of 5 available seats.

Objectives of the COIL faculty team include the following:

  • Encouraging and supporting the development and implementation of COIL components as a format for experiential cross-cultural learning
  • Sensitizing students and faculty to the larger world
  • Offering global network courses to intensify disciplinary learning in fields where engaging other cultural perspectives is essential
  • Promoting, integrating, and enhancing international education experiences across the curriculum.
  • Emphasizing the collaborative process between both students and instructors of partnering universities
  • Facilitating cross-cultural collaboration that brings students to a deeper understanding of course content

Georgian Court University’s new state-of-the-art International Collaboration Center, the Office of Global Education, and the Director of Instructional Technology will assist you to design an international online component for one of your courses, to collaborate with an international faculty partner, to choose an appropriate learning platform and/or software, and to make academic content globally integrated. You will also receive the technological support to facilitate the following:

  • Synchronous global collaboration
  • Asynchronous global collaboration
  • Audio-Conferencing
  • Video-Conferencing
  • Small-group collaborative computer-mediated communication
  • Hybrid collaboration (A combination of virtual and physical mobility)

Complete the COIL faculty team Application

All full- and part-time faculty members are welcome to apply!

Preference will be given to:

  • FT and PT faculty with current international peer contacts and/or connections.
  • FT faculty who are teaching courses with an international perspective.
  • Faculty members who do not have international peers, but are committed to developing and sustaining them, are encouraged to apply.

Looking forward to your participation!

Short-term faculty-led programs allow GCU faculty to work with GCU students at an international location. The programs typically last two to four weeks, and are part of a GCU course. Faculty may also choose to develop an international experience that is not linked to a semester course.

To begin, complete the Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposal Application.