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Purba Das

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Southern Campus professor selected as 2015-16 COIL Fellow


IRONTON, Ohio – Ohio University Southern Associate Professor of Communication Studies Purba Das was recently selected as one of only five Ohio University Regional Higher Education faculty members to be a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. 

State University of New York (SUNY) COIL Fellows participate in a variety of activities that involve “using technology to connect with partners – both domestic and international – in new ways, through classes, disciplines, or programs.” 

For her submission, Das proposed changes to two Ohio University courses, Communication with Culture and Women and Health, to include a focus on internationalizing curriculum. Her recommendations outlined ways to connect students in these courses to international faculty in various geographic locations. 

Das feels that being a COIL Fellow will allow her to more deeply explore values she strives for in her classrooms – both physical and virtual. 

“I’m deeply committed to internationalizing our curriculum,” Das said, “and to add value to our courses by connecting global and international components.” She continued, “I want students to have first-hand experiences via interaction with faculty or possibly other students from various parts of the world so that they are prepared to work with a diverse workforce in a globalized world.”

For more information about the bachelor of communication studies at Ohio University Southern, visit https://www.ohio.edu/southern/academics/degrees/bachelor-communication-studies.cfm.