Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language

The Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Grant Communities as Agents: Language and Area Studies for a Sustainable Future, will award eight grants of $3000 to faculty members or instructors who plan to significantly enhance a course by developing components that support improved regional and area studies in Ecuador and Puerto Rico. Those interested in learning more about the tools available for course enhancement and the rubric for evaluation are strongly encouraged to contact the directors of the grant.

The competition is open to support of any course, however special attention will be given to courses that integrate components related to public health, education, and business.

Questions should be directed to the directors of the grant, Gloria Delany-Barmann (ga-delany-barmann@wiu.edu), Pedro Bidegaray (pe-bidegaray@wiu.edu), or Heather McIlvaine-Newsad (h-mcilvaine-newsad@wiu.edu).

Call for Proposals

Applications are invited for Course Enhancement Grants as follows:

  • Fall deadline: submissions accepted through Oct. 29th at 4:30 pm. Please submit your printed application form to Diane Bagley, 637 Malpass Library.

Criteria for review include (a) description of the course including course objectives and assessment plan, (b) how the enhancement of the course fit into the overall goals and objectives to engage deeply in language and culture while implementing discipline-based knowledge, (c) and how the community in partner countries (Puerto Rico and Ecuador) will be made more visible in the classroom through the use of social media.

Note: Courses for consideration should be scheduled to be delivered during the 2019-2020 academic year.