Purpose: The purpose of the three planned Engaging the World Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs), one each over the 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 academic years, is to enhance teaching and learning about globalization processes across the University core curriculum through strengthened faculty expertise and new course development.

Goals: The  Engaging the World FLCs seek to provide interested faculty members with opportunities to (1) talk with and learn from one another about globalization processes in their multiple dimensions, (2) strengthen their teaching expertise in issues of globalization, and (3) develop or revise courses that help to enhance learning about globalization processes across the UCC and the disciplines.

Funded faculty participants from any discipline, across both colleges, will examine ways to introduce substantial global dimensions into the core courses that they teach or develop new courses that include substantial global dimensions. FLC activities can be expected to include discussion of shared readings, engagement with guest speakers, and participation in course development workshops.

Description: The task of each Engaging the World FLC participant will be to create a new core course focusing on some aspect of globalization or to incorporate a significant unit on globalization into an existing core course to be taught during the 2012-13 academic year. The Office of Planning and Assessment will assist with developing assessment and evaluation tools for the courses created or revised in the FLC. Each participant will submit a final report by May 30, 2012, to the Center for Faculty Development describing a new or revised course for the 2012-13 academic year.

Stipend: Each FLC participant will receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the final report and syllabus. Texts will be provided. Support for this program is provided by the McGregor Foundation Program, Engaging the World: Educating for Contemporary Global Citizenship, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Center for Faculty Development.

Eligibility: All full-time JCU faculty members are eligible. We seek participants from a wide array of disciplines and across both colleges. To facilitate discussion, the size of the Engaging the World FLC will be limited.

Please direct questions about the McGregor faculty learning communities to Phil Metres, Ph.D., Department of English, pmetres@jcu.edu, x4528, or Pam Mason, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, pmason@jcu.edu, x4307.