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Tech allocates grants for internationalizing curricula

By Clara B. Cox

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 01 - August 29, 1996

Ten professors have been selected to receive one-year mini-grants of up to $1,500 each to assist them in developing, implementing, and infusing their courses with substantive international content, Patrick R. Liverpool, vice provost for international programs, and Terry M. Wildman, director of the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (CEUT), have announced.

Grant recipients and their proposals include Theo Dillaha, associate professor of biological systems engineering; Nevin Frantz, professor of educational leadership and policy studies; Robert Giles, professor of fisheries and wildlife science; Christine Kiebuzinska, associate professor of English; Thomas Mills, assistant professor of building construction; Saifur Rahman, professor of electrical engineering; William Saunders, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Gerard Toal, associate professor of geography; Bailey Van Hook, associate professor of art and art history; and Edward Weisband, professor and eminent scholar of political science.

The mini-grant program was funded through a joint effort by the University Office of International Programs (UOIP) and CEUT to internationalize the curriculum.

The sponsors allocated $20,000 to the program. Recipients' departments or colleges must provide matching support.

Recipients will submit a final report to UOIP at the conclusion of their respective projects. They will also be asked to share their work with others in the university community through publications, informal discussion groups, formal workshops, or other appropriate methods of information dissemination.