Faculty Resources

Developing Global Leaders, Together

Aligned with Miami University’s commitment to advance global learning, Global Initiatives promotes the dynamic, comprehensive internationalization of the University through the infusion of multicultural and comparative perspectives in scholarship, teaching, and service. Support focuses on user- and constituent-friendly services with a commitment to efficiency, and acts as the connective tissue for all internationalization realms.

Supporting the internationalization goals of Miami University faculty is central to the mission of Global Initiatives. Our staff can assist with a wide range of needs, whether that is collaboratively working through the proposal process for a study abroad workshop, navigating the process for hosting international visiting scholars, or pursuing external funding for research or international projects. Let us know how we can help you!

Teaching Abroad, Away, Or Virtually

Interested in helping your students to find their place in the world? Global Initiatives is here to assist you in achieving your goals!

Design Your Program

Step 1: What are my desired learning outcomes for my students?

Be sure that your outcomes:

  • Focus on intercultural competence
  • Can be measured

Step 2: What global teaching modality best enables me to achieve my desired outcomes?

  1. Virtual Global Learning
    • "Internationalizaton at home" offers access to global learning opportunities to more students. Promotes Diversity/Equity/Inclusion!
    • Can lead to future teaching and research collaboration with an international scholar.
  2. Faculty-Led Study Away
    • Enables students to engage in an intercultural travel experience in the United States.
    • More affordable and usually less difficult to manage than an international travel program.
  3. Faculty-Led Study Abroad
    • Offers students a potentially once-in-a-lifetime, high-impact travel program in a foreign country.
    • Requires the most preparation!
  4. Teaching at MUDEC
    • MUDEC is considered a professional development opportunity for Miami faculty seeking an international teaching experience. All tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as clinical faculty and lecturers may apply. See box at left for details

Step 3: Complete the Statement of Intent Form by Dec. 1.

The Statement of Intent Form affords Global Initiatives, academic divisions and departments the time to support your global education plans appropriately.

Complete the Statement of Intent

Step 4: In January, accept the invitation to join the proposal cohort for your global teaching modality.

We will organize information and training sessions to assist you in designing a proposal that achieves your desired outcomes and that aligns with best practices.

Global Research and Engagement

Other Support and Services