COIL Latin America Academy 2


Information and Applications for the Summer 2015 COIL Latin America Academy (LAA2)

Faculty Members from any Nodal Network Campus are eligible to apply

Internationalizing Courses through Collaborative Online International Learning

Academy Fellows will transform their teaching through a teaching collaboration in which students view their course material through a new cultural lens. Fellows will have the opportunity to co-develop a COIL-enhanced course between a SUNY campus and a university in Latin America that capitalizes on web-based technology to provide students an enriching intercultural experience. Fellows will receive professional development and support from the COIL Center as well as travel funding to support their course-based partnership.

Under the leadership of the COIL Center the Latin America Academy (LAA) is developing course-based partnerships between SUNY campuses and universities in Latin America which are members of our growing Global Partner Network (GPN). The COIL Center is supporting selected faculty and their institutions to develop and pilot, equitable, team-taught courses which emphasize experiential and collaborative student learning. These may also serve as a basis for the creation of long-term sustainable international partnerships between the participant campuses. The ongoing offering of these courses will lead to students from SUNY and Latin America gaining meaningful experiences in cross-cultural international classrooms; thus contributing to greater cultural understanding and cross-border dialogue and exchange between faculty, students, and staff at SUNY and peers in Latin America.

The project’s first two cohorts (Fall 2014 and Summer 2015) build upon SUNY’s long-standing relationship with higher education institutions in Mexico. The Fall 2015 cohort will further expand our work in Mexico while also working towards the inclusion of Brazilian higher education institutions in the program.

CLICK HERE to access the COIL Latin America Academy Summary

Interested participants for the Summer 2015 Academy should visit the special LAA2 area on our COIL Networks Website for more details and to view profiles for the potential faculty candidates from our Mexican GPN partners

These profiles can be viewed and responded to by potential SUNY partners, and vice versa, helping to empower interested SUNY professors to seek and find a partner among the candidates from Mexico. The COIL Center Staff and the Nodal Network Campus Coordinators, will be available to assist and facilitate the creation of some possible partnerships. Only contacts made via the COIL Networks website between April 15th and April 30th will be considered and further facilitated by the COIL Center.

Once a strong potential collaboration has been identified, the SUNY applicant and their prospective Mexican faculty partner will work together to co-construct a partnership proposal to be submitted to the COIL Center by May 1st. These will be reviewed by the COIL Center who will announce the accepted list of partnerships for LAA2 by May 8th. All accepted Fellows required to participate in these activities:

  1. An online Academy program from May 25th until June 26th 2015
  2. A face-to-face workshop in NYC at the COIL Center from June 8-10, 2015
  3. Co-teaching a COIL module or COIL-enhanced course in the Fall 2015 semester

All faculty (except those from the first LAA) from any Nodal Network campus are eligible to seek a partner among the eligible Mexican professors and apply for entrance into LAA2. While previous attendance in a COIL Partnering Orientation is not required, it is desirable and will be a factor in their application’s review.

We are also hopeful that each Nodal Network campus will have the opportunity to participate in at least one of our three currently funded LAA cohorts. As a result, some preference may be given during the partnering process and application review to campuses that have not yet participated. We anticipate being able to accept and fund 12-15 SUNY-Mexico faculty pairs in LAA2.

SUNY/GPN Faculty Partnership Proposal (due by May 1, 2015)