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Connecting Research to Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Guidelines for Connecting Research to Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

I. Purpose

  1. To encourage Fordham faculty to incorporate *Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) into new or existing courses for the purpose of developing research projects with partners abroad.
  2. To support faculty-student research collaborations, global research and international teaching, learning, and research as a pilot project.

II. Requirements

  1. All Fordham tenured or tenure-track faculty members are invited to submit their applications to the Office of Research by December 7, 2020.
  2. Faculty may use existing courses scheduled to be offered in the Spring and/or Summer of 2021 for the incorporation of COIL content, but are required to identify and confirm an international partner for their proposed COIL collaboration.
  3. The proposed courses must be taught in the Spring and/or Summer of 2021.
  4. Faculty must add research requirements as part of the curriculum.
  5. The preference will be given to joint projects with students.
  6. The priority will be given to COVID-19 research and anti-racism projects.

III. Application

Fordham faculty applicants must submit the following application materials via the Application Form no later than December 7, 2020:

  1. A one-page project summary, including objectives, project description, and expected outcomes.
  2. The project description should include a description of the involvement of the international partner, which may range from one or more intermittent lectures to full 50% share of course teaching;
  3. A two-page resume;
  4. A sample course syllabus and/or an assignment description that details the efforts of the project;
  5. A letter of support from the international partner who will co-teach the course.

IV. Award and Report

  1. A committee will review and recommend the finalists;
  2. Each awardee will receive up to $3,000 as a stipend;
  3. Each awardee is required to submit a report about the outcomes of research projects to the Office of Research by December 1, 2021.

* COIL is a method of virtual collaboration between professors and students in the U.S. with those at partner institutions abroad. It is part of the classroom learning environment providing an opportunity to incorporate virtual exchange; co-teaching for faculty and co-learning for students. It facilitates the incorporation of multicultural perspectives and inclusion with instruction using various technologies. COIL permits an environmentally friendly way to encourage experiences on a global scale for both faculty and students without the costs associated with physical travel, including minimizing environmental impact. View additional information about COIL.