Skip to Content

Center for Teaching Excellence

Globalizing Your Course


Globalizing Your Course
IEW Committee Faculty Mini-Grant

RFP/Application Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017

USC’s Global Carolina, the International Education Week (IEW) Committee, and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), with the support from the Office of the Provost, invite full-time and adjunct faculty to submit proposals to internationalize/globalize an existing course. This grant was initiated by the International Education Week committee in effort to align with and support the Global Carolina Circling the Globe Strategic Plan. The goal of the IEW Faculty Mini-Grants is to assist faculty in developing and implementing globally themed content into current courses, for the purpose of incorporating sustainable international education into the curriculum. Faculty are encouraged to create disciplinary and cross-disciplinary course modules, activities, projects, and other course materials that implement the globalization of course content using pedagogical best practices.

Key Terms 

In this RFP, the terms globalization and internationalization are used to explain the “process by which international elements are infused into course content, international resources are used in course readings and assignments, and instructional methodologies appropriate to a culturally diverse student population are implemented.” (Schuerholz-Leher, 2007)


USC Global Carolina, the International Education Week Committee, and the Center for Teaching Excellence encourage and support the globalization of course materials and the use of pedagogical best practices that will:

  • Develop sustainable course syllabi with cross-cultural and international themes
  • Broaden the cultural lens of student learning though the use of appropriate pedagogical tools and improved learning experiences
  • Develop course materials, classroom activities, assignments, experiences, or other learning materials that integrate globalized, course-specific learning outcomes and competencies, while encouraging an authentic, engaging learning environment

Eligible Principal Instructors

Any full-time faculty or adjunct faculty member at USC Columbia or the Palmetto College campuses (Extended University, Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, and Union) is eligible to apply. Faculty may receive funding for only one course per grant cycle.


For this pilot grant program, two (2) $500 grants are available for the purpose of developing a sustainable globalized course design. Funds are available as a salary supplement only and not to be used for “one-time only” course experiences (field trip, guest lectures, etc.) unless that activity/resource can be made sustainable beyond the grant cycle.

Download "Globalizing Your Course" mini-grant RFP and Application