COIL in the Fall

COIL in the Fall

COIL in the Fall Programs and Presentations

The SUNY COIL Center is pleased to announce its slate of Fall 2017 programs and presentations. These events will allow the public to learn more about the COIL Center's intercultural and international professional development programs, including activities and results from the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative, the US-Mexico Multistate COIL Program. SUNY has also inaugurated collaboration with DePaul University to hold the first Global Learning Conference. The COIL Center looks forward to strengthening the SUNY COIL Network and Global Partner Network at these events and enabling more COIL course development.

The SUNY COIL Center seeks to develop and lead in the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) model for cost-effective, co-equal, intercultural and international learning for colleges and universities throughout the State University of New York, around the US, and the world. These events will be opportunities to meet experienced professors and administrators that have implemented this model, and make new connections with COIL Center staff members. For questions, or to request a meeting at one of these events, email

Higher Education Partnership Conference - Partners of the America’s Higher Education Partnership conference will take place in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, October 16 - 20, 2017.  Inspired by President Kennedy and founded in 1964 under the Alliance for Progress, Partners of the Americas and the COIL Center have collaborated to hold a COIL partnership program at the event to highlight results from the US-Mexico Multistate COIL Program and to build new international COIL partnerships between institutions in the Americas and SUNY.  Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director, and Stephen Tippett, COIL Course Development Coordinator, will attend with a group of over 20 COIL professors and coordinators, and present a 7-session series on COIL and Internationalization at Home.    

SUNY Applied Learning Conference – The SUNY Applied Learning Conference, October 24 – 25, 2017 in Niagara Falls, NY, is about taking effective Applied Learning to scale and sustain it.  Collaborative Online International Learning allows faculty and students to work with their peers in an online learning environment to explore important themes, issues, and ideas, preparing students to work in a multi-cultural and connected world.  Allison Church, Stevens Initiative Project Coordinator, and Stephen Tippett, COIL Course Development Coordinator, will present an interactive session about how to design and teach COIL enhanced courses to align with applied learning practices.  As the COIL Center and Applied Learning continue to work together, we hope that more professors will combine COIL and Applied Learning to design innovative teaching and learning programs. 

Global Learning Conference – The COIL Center and Office of International Programs at DePaul University has organized the first Global Learning Conference held in Chicago, IL, October 30 – 31, 2017.  The first of its kind, the event will illustrate best practices and innovation in collaborative online international learning.  The program includes three keynote presentations from leaders in the international education field and academia, over 250 attendees representing 15 countries and 6 continents, and 50 breakout sessions.  SUNY and DePaul University is pleased to be hosting the premier 2016 event on COIL and virtual exchange in the U.S., offering an incredible networking opportunity for all attendees from SUNY, around the U.S., and the world. 

COIL Network Coordinators Meeting – The biannual SUNY COIL Coordinators meeting will be held November 10, 2017 in Albany, NY.  The COIL Coordinators meeting allows the COIL Center staff to gather with the leaders of the 29 SUNY colleges and universities that work to implement COIL curricular internationalization at their campuses.  SUNY COIL Coordinators are faculty who lead their peers to adapt the COIL model into their courses, or staff based at Centers of Teaching and Learning and International Program Offices.  The COIL Coordinators help set policies and priorities for SUNY’s COIL initiative and they work with their COIL Coordinator counterparts at Global Partner Network institutions.