Faculty and staff are encouraged to explore and engage in other international opportunities and collaborations with our partner institutions as well as locally on-campus. The Global Engineering office is available to assist with integrating international content and intercultural development practices into the curriculum.
The transition to remote learning environments has created greater opportunities for virtual international engagement and broadening strategic internationalization in the College of Engineering. Integrating Collaborative Online International Learning/Virtual Exchange (COIL/VE) into existing or new courses promotes student development of global competencies and understanding engineering in an international context. The COIL/VE pedagogy is a model where international partners collaborate on projects, discussions, integrated teamwork with authentic engagements to enhance intercultural competencies for participants.
There are a number of engineering courses that have successfully implemented the COIL/VE pedagogy into the curriculum.
ENGR 5797.22S (VE) - Guatemala Engineering Service-Learning
ENGR 5797.24 (VE) - Sustainable Community Development - Honduras
ENGR 5797.25 (VE) - International Perspectives on Aviation
CIVILEN 5581 - Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
ARTSSCI 1137.21 - Learning from Disasters: Extreme events and their impact on infrastructure, engineering and society
The Office of International Affairs, Education Abroad team can also support online global teaching and learning by providing resources on virtual exchange models, managing the application process and outreach assistance, and course coding.