An award program presented by the American Council on Education in collaboration with the SUNY COIL Center sponsored by Asahi Net International
ACE, in collaboration with SUNY COIL Center, is pleased to announce an awards program, sponsored by Asahi Net International, which will recognize, support, and promote the use of technology to enhance institutional internationalization and global competence among students at U.S. colleges and universities. Technology holds great promise for supporting activities that strengthen institutional global engagement through meaningful international collaborations for faculty and staff, and for providing students with experiences and opportunities through which they may acquire global competencies—the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to live and work in our multicultural and interconnected world.
ACE and SUNY COIL are conducting a national call for submissions and will provide national recognition for innovative programs and approaches. Institutions may enter submissions under one of two categories:
1) Leaders in Internationalization through Technology
2) Advancing Internationalization through Collaborative Online International Learning.
Category 1: Leaders in Internationalization through Technology
This award will recognize institutions that have formed structures, policies, and practices that capitalize on the affordances of technology to advance and support internationalization efforts and that can demonstrate the impact these have had on the development of students' global competencies. An articulated institutional commitment along with the proper administrative structure and staffing, the deep involvement of faculty, and supportive policies and practices are key indicators of a campus's success at achieving a higher level of comprehensive internationalization; this award adds the effective use of technology to this list.
Review award criteria and award details here.
Category 2: Advancing Internationalization through Collaborative Online International Learning
This award will recognize institutions that have demonstrated an institutional vision for and commitment to enhancing curricular internationalization through the use of technology, specifically collaborative online international learning. Also known as globally networked learning, virtual exchange, virtual mobility, and telecollaboration, collaborative online international learning is an innovative approach to teaching and learning that provides faculty and students the ability to collaborate with peers internationally through the use of online communication tools. Institutions will need to demonstrate their capability and commitment to develop and implement collaborative online international courses that align with the model evolving at the SUNY COIL Center.
Review the COIL model, award criteria, and award details here
Any forthcoming award is made possible as the result of funding from Asahi Net, not ACE, and is therefore subject to the availability of funds. Moreover, this call for applications does not constitute an offer to contract nor does it create an obligation of any kind on the part of ACE. ACE assumes no liability for any costs or expenses incurred by you in preparing or modifying your proposal.