The Global Classroom Model
A Global Classroom blends, either wholly or in part, a course at UT Austin with a course at an international partner university using online technology to connect students, foster collaboration, and facilitate co-teaching. Students receive credit from and pay tuition to their home university.
Courses can have a significant international online portion extending for the duration of the course, or can choose to connect digitally for specific topics or modules. Faculty are welcome to utilize both synchronous and asynchronous modes of connection, and are provided individual consultations with the Faculty Innovation Center to identify how to best integrate technology into the classroom.
Grants for Faculty
In partnership with the Faculty Innovation Center, the UT Libraries, Project 2021 and the School of Undergraduate Studies, the International Office invites proposals from UT Austin faculty to develop Global Classrooms in connection with an undergraduate course scheduled to be taught during the 2018-19 academic year.
The Global Classrooms Curriculum Integration Grant competition will run for three years (2017-2020) and award ten fellowships of $5,000 - $10,000 annually. After their initial year of pilot funding, selected faculty are expected to continue their Global Classrooms course for subsequent years, beyond the duration of the grant. Any course in any academic discipline will be considered.
Applications for the 2017 - 2018 Global Classrooms Curriculum Integration Grant are due November 7, 2017 at 5 pm.