RFP - Internationalizing graduate and undergraduate curricula


Infuse graduate and undergraduate curricula with significant international content, perspectives, and opportunities.  Develop new courses and enrich existing courses with strong international dimensions.

The class contributes significantly to the internationalization goals of the College, for example:

  • New faculty-led study abroad classes
  • New courses with significant international dimensions
  • Integrating significant international dimension into existing classes

The class utilizes innovative pedagogy, for example:

  • Experiential learning
  • Service learning
  • Interdisciplinary learning
  • Hybrid online/on-campus approaches
  • Integrates COF students with students from an international partner institution

The class satisfies existing program requirements, or fills an existing gap in program curricula.


  • Comprehensive class syllabus
  • Submitted Category II proposal (where required)
  • Class materials (e.g. website)
  • Teaching commitment. Faculty commit to offering the class at least every other year for at least 5 years


We anticipate investing up to $5,000 for development of each course.  Individuals/collaborative groups will be able to utilize this investment at their discretion, conditional on approved uses of College funds.  Final budgets will be agreed upon in conversation with the Program Administrator, and take into account the workload and participants involved, and other associated costs (e.g., travel, equipment).  We recognize that courses with international on-site components may require additional investment.


Proposers must submit a detailed budget with justifications; you may upload a budget spreadsheet in the application if you prefer.

Generally, deliverables are due and budget must be expended within 12 months of the start of project; elements of this agreement will include periodic progress reports.  A timeline will be agreed upon in conversation with the Program Administrator. 


During the application process, we recommend that you discuss your plans with John Bliss and Michele Justice, the International Programs team.  If you are submitting a proposal that involves international travel as part of the course, please meet with Michele before you complete the application process.

Application Deadline is March 15, 2014. Funding decisions will be made by April 15, 2014.

Department head support is a required component of the application.