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Faculty Internationalization Grant (FIG) Program. Origins of FIG . Grant Application co-authored by Elissa Cox, Eric Eller, and Robert Tindol Approved by President Walker One way to bring the world to UIU students. Program Goals.

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origins of fig
Origins of FIG
  • Grant Application co-authored by Elissa Cox, Eric Eller, and Robert Tindol
  • Approved by President Walker
  • One way to bring the world to UIU students
program goals
Program Goals
  • To increase the number of full-time faculty with international experience
  • To enhance connections among faculty across divisions and delivery modalities
  • To further the Strategic Plan goals of Developing Global Citizens & Enhancing Academic Quality
i individual grants
I. Individual Grants
  • Up to $5000 per faculty member
  • ALL full-time faculty eligible
  • Funds for travel, lodging, other expenses related to (not stipends/salary):
    • Research
    • Conferences
    • Faculty Development Seminars
    • Preparation for future Travel Courses
application process
Application Process
  • Application due to FIG Committee by Feb 1
    • Application currently in G: drive. Website being developed
  • Notifications by March 15
  • Travel to take place prior to June 30
  • Application due to FIG Committee by Oct 1
    • Application currently in G: drive. Website being developed
  • Notifications by November 15
  • Travel to take place prior to June 30
individual selection criteria
Individual Selection Criteria
  • Global Perspective
  • Project Goals Well Defined
  • Degree of Contribution to Developing Students as Global Citizens
  • Have Applicants Previously Received the Grant? (not eligible in consecutive years)
  • Detailed Proposal with Complete and Precise Budget
expectations of individual recipients
Expectations of Individual Recipients
  • Summary Report of Activities
    • Submitted to FIG Committee and Dean of Faculty within 8 weeks of return from travel
  • Collaboration with Office of Communications and Marketing
  • Presentation to UIU Community
    • Done by September 30thof following academic year
ii group travel
II. Group Travel
  • Groups of 3-8 Faculty Members
  • Across Divisions/Disciplines
  • Across Delivery Modalities (as possible)
  • 10-14 Days of Travel
  • Activities Aimed at Each Faculty Members Research/Curriculum Development
fig group application
FIG Group Application
  • Application Due to FIG Committee by Feb 1
    • Application currently available on G: drive
  • Award Notification by March 1
  • Travel to take place during the June 1-15 timeframe
criteria for selection of group members
Criteria for Selection of Group Members
  • Application successfully addresses enhancing development of Global Citizens
  • Clear Purpose/Connection to Discipline
  • Prior Participation? (not eligible in consecutive years)
  • Group crosses disciplines/divisions and modalities
expectations of group members
Expectations of Group Members
  • Pre-Travel
    • Collaboration with Co-participants
      • Proposing Travel Activities
      • Educating Group about those Activities
      • Common Readings
      • Presenting Additional Research to Group about Destination
      • Active Participation in Co-participant Presentations
  • Travel
    • Everyone participates, as a group, in all activities
expectations of group members1
Expectations of Group Members
  • Post-Travel
    • Individual Summary Report of Activities
      • Submitted to FIG Committee and Dean of Faculty within 8 weeks of return from travel
    • Collaboration with Office of Communications and Marketing
    • Panel Presentation to UIU Community
      • Done by September 30thof following academic year
future years group
Future Years-Group
  • Faculty Leader Applications
    • Due to FIG Committee by December 1
    • Destination announced by January 15
  • Responsibilities of Faculty Leaders
    • Selection of Destinations
    • Input on Selection of Participants
    • Coordinating travel plans/activities & pre-travel preparation
criteria for choosing faculty leader
Criteria for Choosing Faculty Leader
  • Destination Enhances Global Perspective
  • Requisite Experience
    • International Travel Experience
    • Group Leading Experience
  • Obvious Options for a Variety of Disciplines
fig committee members
FIG Committee Members
  • Eric Eller, Chair (Business)
  • Elissa Cox (Liberal Arts)
  • Aaron Haines (Science & Math)
  • Gina Kuker (Education)
  • Steve Smith (AE-Business)