Call for Proposals - Fall 2014 GLI Seminars
Funds are available to support the Global Leadership Initiative (GLI), a program to support Education for the Global Century. We plan to offer ten first-year seminars taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty members in Fall 2014.
Below is a call for proposals due May 31, 2013 to the Office of the Provost (please email the proposal to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org). Be prepared to complete the necessary ASCRC forms for submission for General Education designation or other designations for seminars should the committee nominate your proposed seminar for inclusion in the fall schedule of courses. ASCRC forms are due mid-September.
If you would like to view GLI courses being taught during Fall 2013 click here: http://umt.edu/gli/program/seminars.html
Even if you are already teaching a seminar in Fall 2013, you should submit a proposal to indicate your interest in teaching a seminar for Fall 2014. You may use the same documents submitted for the Fall 2013 call, but with updated approvals from your department chair and any revisions to the course.
We are placing increased emphasis on cross-departmental offerings for Fall 2014.; we are especially interested in proposals that address the GLI themes: 'Body and Mind', 'Consumption, Resources and Sustainability', 'Culture, Identity and Diversity', 'Health, Well-being and Development', 'Imagination, Creativity and Expression', 'Inequality, Justice and Injustice', 'Lands, Waters and Species', Science, Religion and Ethics', 'Story, Communication and Interaction' and 'Systems, Algorithms and a Complex World'. The Global Leadership Initiative welcomes seminars that address these broad themes across cultures and/or geographic boundaries.
We will offer workshops to discuss this initiative and provide guidance for interested faculty members. They will be held in UH (Main Hall) 004 at 12:00pm on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, May 21. If you are not able to attend and would like to meet with a member of the GLI Task Force to discuss your proposal, please contact Jeanne Loftus to arrange a meeting.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Education for the Global Century:
'Big and Enduring Questions' Freshman Seminars
The President and Provost will provide funds for faculty to develop and offer freshmen 3-credit seminars focused on 'Big and Enduring Questions' for the 2014 fall semester. The GLI reflects the Strategic Issues endorsed by the Faculty Senate and the UM Strategic Plan. Funding will be available to individuals or departments to allow flexibility in faculty programming. Information about the UM Strategic Plan and Core Themes can be found on the Planning-Assessment Continuum website.
Due Date: May 31, 2013
- Create seminars for first-year students focused on big and enduring questions. (Similar programs exist at other major universities, e.g., UCLA). These seminars may pose questions that do not have definitive answers;
- Enhance students' understanding of critical global issues, provide meaningful opportunities for multidisciplinary approaches, stimulate integration of knowledge, and underscore the importance of citizenship in the global society; and
- Support and sustain activities that engage students, such as collaborative work, service-learning, and activities that improve students' critical-thinking skills and verbal and oral expression.
- Each of the goals listed above must be addressed in the submission.(max. 3 pages);
- A letter of support from the department chair(s) of the involved faculty must be provided. Letters of support from other departments will enhance the proposal;
- The submission will include the General Education designation(s) that will be sought should the proposal be accepted (see criteria and outcomes), course goals, learning outcomes, and a description of how multidisciplinary approaches will be integrated. Whether taught by one faculty member or by two from different departments, a clear plan to present diverse perspectives is required. Seminars routinely taught by more than two instructors require special justification.
- Since the GLI students are required to submit a writing sample from their freshman seminar, be sure to include a writing assignment that students can add to their GLI portfolio.
- Each faculty member teaching a GLI seminar will be expected to give one evening guest lecture to a larger group of GLI freshmen.
To support an individual faculty member offering the seminar, the following types of remuneration will be available:
- $3,000 faculty stipend paid as extra compensation during the academic year. Faculty members repeating a previously offered seminar will receive a $1,000 stipend instead.
- Up to $5,000 to the department for course buy-out (allocation based on actual salary and benefit costs).
Multidisciplinary seminars (faculty representing 2 departments) will be supported using the following mechanisms:
- $2,000 faculty stipend paid as extra compensation during the academic year. Two faculty members repeating a previously offered seminar will each receive a $500 stipend instead.
- Up to $6,000 for course buy-out to be split between the two departments (allocation based on actual salary and benefit costs).
In addition, participating department(s) will receive $1,000 toward operating budgets.
If your proposal was not selected in the past, we encourage you to resubmit and would be happy to provide feedback on previous submissions.
For your information, although these learning outcomes are not intended to apply to each seminar in the GLI, the overall learning outcomes for the initiative include AAC&U's Essential Learning Outcomes in the areas of Intercultural Knowledge and Competence, Civic Engagement, Teamwork and Integrative Learning.