GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellows Program

Globe on blue backgroundThe third GLOBALtimore cohort features UMB faculty across four schools learning how to add global content to existing or new courses.

Read about the transformational initiatives lead by the faculty in the GLOBALtimore 2021-22 cohort!

What is the GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellowship?

All UMB faculty interested in teaching about global topics are eligible to apply to become a GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellow. The program consists of workshops, a support stipend, and membership in a learning community of faculty from across UMB's professional and graduate schools to learn about global education and how to integrate global concepts into new or existing courses. The focus of this program is to support faculty as they consider how to update or create courses within their own schools. The selected Fellows will be awarded a stipend of $2,000.

What is global education and why is it important at UMB?

Global education engages students in ideas about people, places, cultures, issues, professional practices, and values from multiple worldviews and contexts in a way that facilitates student learning focused on:

  • Distinct responses to global issues and phenomena in a variety of contexts around the world

  • Their positionality in the world as citizens, scholars, and leaders

  • Understanding and interpreting diverse opinions, perspectives, and ways of knowing

  • Applying global concepts, practices and ideas to their professional practice

The program supports UMB's institutional goals by deepening and expanding local and global learning to develop future professionals and scholars who are comfortable in the world. The program helps faculty develop curriculum that expands students' understandings of professional or disciplinary issues in global contexts and adapt ideas and practices from outside the U.S. to local contexts.

What are some models for globalizing curricula?

Faculty members who participate in the GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellowship either develop new or update existing courses to incorporate global content. The program is ideal for faculty members who seek to do the following:

  • Develop a new or revise an existing course (profession-specific or interprofessional) to include global concepts

  • Develop a course in partnership with an overseas collaborator that will include students and faculty from both countries (virtual exchange/COIL)

Virtual Exchange/Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

COIL is a relatively new way of teaching that was developed to foster global learning through the development of online learning programs that link university or college classes in different countries. In the COIL model, students in different universities enroll in shared courses with faculty members from each institution co-developing, co-teaching, and co-managing coursework. Instructors work together to generate a shared syllabus emphasizing active and collaborative student learning. The classes may be fully online or involve a travel component.

Effective July 1, 2021, UMB is a member of SUNY COIL Center. Check out their website for resources and information.

Selection and Participation Criteria

Fellows will be selected based on their commitment to participate in the year-long Fellowship. Fellows will be expected to participate in the professional development seminars and the faculty learning community set up for this purpose. We ask faculty to attend and actively participate in monthly meetings.

The $2,000 award will be disbursed to faculty members in two installments. The first disbursement will occur shortly after July 1, 2021, and is based on acceptance into the program. The second disbursement will occur when fellows provide a 1-2 page description of their course, a syllabus, and information about when the course will be offered. The course description will be placed on the CGE website, but the syllabus will not be made available publicly or distributed without the instructors written permission. These documents can be submitted whenever they are ready, but must be provided no later than May 13, 2022 to ensure disbursement within the fiscal year.

Program Leadership

The GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellowship is directed by Amy Ramirez, MA, Director of International Services in the Center for Global Engagement.

Application and Fellowship TImeline

Application: HERE

Application Deadline: July 30, 2021

Grantees Notified: August 6, 2021

Course description, draft syllabus and course offering information due by: May 13, 2022

Monthly GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellows Meetings

All meetings will be held the second Thursday of every month from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The sessions are being planned as virtual meetings; however, they may transition to in-person once such meetings are permitted by UMB.

August 12, 2021

September 9, 2021

October 14, 2021

November 11, 2021

January 13, 2022

February 10, 2022

March 10, 2022

April 14, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have an idea but I'm not sure if it meets the qualifications of the program.

A: The program is flexible to meet the needs of faculty and students in seven different professional and graduate schools so we would love to discuss your idea with you and help shape it prior to your application.  Please contact GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellowship Director Amy Ramirez to set up a time to discuss your idea.

Q: I would like to create a COIL, but need support.

A: The Center for Global Engagement has experiences with COIL courses and can help you plan and carry out your COIL program.  Please contact GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellowship Director Amy Ramirez to set up a time to discuss your COIL ideas.


Q: What can the stipend be used for?

A: The award will be paid directly to the faculty member through their UMB paycheck.

Q: Can faculty from all schools participate?

A: Yes, faculty from all schools are encouraged to apply.  Any faculty member with teaching duties is eligible.


Q: Does the proposal have to be interprofessional?

A: No, the proposal can be single-school.  This is the only Center for Global Engagement program that does not prioritize interprofessional collaboration because we understand that globalizing the curriculum must take place primarily within each school.  However, interprofessional initiatives are very welcome.


Q: I do not know much about curricular internationalization of global education in general or in my field. Can I still apply?

A: Yes! GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellows will participate in professional development workshops and a faculty learning community where they will have an opportunity to learn more about global education and apply that learning to their own course. We welcome your ideas about global topics that you think are relevant to a course you teach, and will work with you on developing that idea.

Do you have a completed application example I can look at?

Yes! Check out this example: