Course Enhancements

The office of Global Academic Initiatives works with faculty to enhance their existing courses to add interactive global components. Typically enhancements encompass anywhere from one to four videoconferences over a semester and may include asynchronous communication outside of class. Typical activities include lecture exchanges, panel discussions with participants from multiple countries, language exchanges, and student discussions ranging from very broad topics to very specific topics requiring higher levels of discipline specific knowledge. If interested please submit a Course Enhancement Request. Global Academic Initiatives staff will then work with you to design the enhancement, prepare students, recruit partners, and coordinate and facilitate the interaction. Examples of some recent course enhancements include:

  • A discussion on the teaching of American history between ECU History Education students and U.S. History students in Peru.

  • Small group discussions on business practices with a variety of partners from around the world.

  • A school psychology lecture exchange between ECU and Japan.

  • A panel presentation about immigration and human rights with participants from ECU, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland and Germany followed up with student discussions with each of those groups independently.

  • Russian language exchange between Russian language students at ECU and English students in Russia.

  • Performance exchange between dance students at ECU and students in Japan.

Things to Consider
Things to Consider

For more information, contact Jami Leibowitz