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Participants engage in discussion during the 2016 global perspective Faculty Learning Community.

Participants engage in discussion during the 2016 global perspective Faculty Learning Community.

Photographer: Kara Frisina

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Deadline for global perspective Faculty Learning Community is August 15

Building off of the University’s core values of integrity, civility, and diversity, a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) will form again this fall to focus on creating classroom environments and learning experiences to help students become global citizens.

Sponsored by the Office of Instructional Innovation (OII), the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies, the FLC will help instructors facing challenges when assessing and redeveloping a course from a global perspective.

Topics of the FLC include:

  • Incorporating a global perspective into existing, content-rich courses
  • Facilitating communication between different student populations
  • Increasing international student participation
  • Creating global assignments
  • Assessing multilingual students’ work


“My participation in the spring 2017 Faculty Learning Community was the most beneficial and impactful professional goal I’ve accomplished this academic year,” said Mick Andzulis, assistant professor of marketing and assistant director of professional development in the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre. “I gained perspective into teaching students who are bringing diverse experiences and facing challenges that I had not fully considered. I would certainly recommend the FLC to other colleagues at Ohio University.”

The sessions will be facilitated by Dawn Bikowski, director of the English Language Improvement Program in the Department of Linguistics, and Talinn Phillips, associate professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Graduate Writing and Research Center.

The FLC will take place in four to five sessions throughout the fall semester on the Athens Campus (eight to ten hours total). Participants will receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of their project at the end of the semester.

All full-time faculty (including regional campus faculty) are eligible for this opportunity. The priority application deadline is August 15. For application instructions and more information, visit the global perspective web page.

There also will be a 90-minute workshop offered on September 15 for those unable to attend the FLC meeting times.

The Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) serves as a catalyst to spark bold experimentation and sustainable discovery of innovative instructional models that fulfill the University’s promise of a transformative educational experience. OII provides a variety of services to faculty, staff, and students in support of academic units and online programs, as well as to advance initiatives to further the institution’s mission. Visit www.ohio.edu/instructional-innovation for more information.