Spotlight on CRLT Resources: Internationalizing the Curriculum

In line with U-M’s mission to develop internationally engaged and globally competent students, the Provost recently announced a new CRLT Grant for Internationalizing the Curriculum.

CRLT has created web resources to support U-M instructors as they develop new ways to internationalize the curriculum, including those who are considering applying for the new grants.  Here’s what you can find when you click on the “Internationalization” button on our home page or click here.

  • A learning outcomes page helps define the complex work of course design. The page lists categories and examples of student learning goals that can help instructors identify priorities in their own courses.
  • A page on cross cultural group work identifies key challenges to students working in teams where the members have  different native languages as well as different understandings of matters such as decision-making and authority. 
  • A page summarizing common pedagogical issues for teaching students previously educated outside of the U.S. provides strategies to all faculty members who work with students from abroad – not only those who explicitly incorporate international themes and questions into their courses.  
  • Two pages provide resources for thinking beyond a single course: a page on options for internationalizing the curriculum and another with links to tools for assessing intercultural and global competence.  The first sketches a range of possibilities, including changes to existing courses as well as development of additional courses and off-campus options.  The Tools page lists the key diagnostic surveys used nationally to document the impact of internationalized courses and programs on student development.

As always, CRLT can also provide consultations to faculty members seeking to innovate or improve their teaching. 

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