Here are ten ways to be an internationally-engaged faculty member, and how the International Center can help.
In 1998 the MU Council on International Initiatives launched the Global Scholars Program to support MU faculty members who seek to internationalize their teaching and research. Since its inception, over 100 faculty members across MU's colleges and schools have participated. As a result, dozens of courses have been modified – enhancing the learning experience of thousands of MU students each year. In 2002, the program received the Andrew Heiskell Award for Best Practices and Innovation in International Education from the Institute of International Education.
Program objectives are to: 1) expand faculty involvement in MU’s strategic international relationships; and 2) foster tangible new international collaborations for participants, including research grants or papers and/or teaching innovations. To that end, the program offers summer seminars that provide opportunities for faculty to interact with potential research or teaching collaborators abroad.
MU colleges and schools may nominate participants for the Global Scholars Program. Each college/school is responsible for determining its level of participation and instituting its own selection procedures and criteria. Interested faculty should consult his/her Dean for more information.
Please note that the International Center does not accept or review applications directly from faculty. All nominations must come through the appropriate dean's office. For more information, please contact Jim Scott, International Center director, at 573-882-6007 or ScottJ@missouri.edu.
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