Global Learning and Study Abroad

Global Learning Resources for Faculty

The Global Learning Office is excited to share some great resources for Central Piedmont departments and faculty. We also invite you to be a friend of the Global Learning Office by emailing to join the Friends of Global Learning Office distribution list, whereby you will receive emails about upcoming events and opportunities, both on and off campus.


  • Study Abroad Proposals and Forms

    Faculty or staff interested in leading a short-term study abroad program must submit a Study Abroad Program Proposal (PDF) 14-18 months prior to travel. All proposals must be reviewed and approved by the Global Learning Office prior to any program marketing, promotion, or recruiting. All leaders should review the Faculty/Staff Study Abroad Responsibilities (PDF) and the Faculty/Staff Leader Handbook (PDF). Additional information that will need to be submitted once a program has been selected include:

  • Request a Speaker

    If your department or faculty is interested in hearing from a global expert, the Global Learning Office will be happy to serve as conduit for these programs.

  • Bring a Fulbright Scholar to Campus

    The Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) is a great opportunity to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars for short term speaking engagements that enrich cultural understanding. You can access the current list on the OLF Scholars page.

    Fulbright Scholars are in the U.S. from a variety of countries and disciplines. The OLF encourages them to visit Community Colleges and Minority Serving institutions to:

    • give department or campus-wide lectures to students or faculty
    • hold lectures in classrooms where the scholar can make a contribution to the discipline or country/regional understanding
    • meet with faculty to allow for an exchange of ideas
    • have informal gatherings with students and faculty
    • meet with community organizations, professional, cultural or religious groups, K-12 schools and school districts that have a special interest in international relations
  • Skype with State Department Personnel

    The U.S. Department of State offers a great opportunity to speak with classes on any foreign policy topic via Skype. Possible themes include:

  • Globalize Your Class/NC Scholars of Global Distinction Information

    The North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) provides a centralized location for the acquisition, collection, sharing, and management of quality learning resources for all teachers in North Carolina. Their site hosts plethora of resources to add international learning to your classroom.

    NC Scholars of Global Distinction

    Globalizing curriculum ensures students develop the global competencies and skills needed for the 21st century workforce and to thrive in a world that is increasingly globally connected. It is also an integral part of the NC Scholars for Global Distinction program. The Global Learning Office is also developing a Globalization in the Classroom Learning Community to support this effort. If you are interested in globalizing your course, you will need to meet the criteria for evaluating courses with significant global content*:

    • Course demonstrates intentional effort to prepare students to live and work in an interconnected world. Preparation includes the ability to recognize and address issues and phenomena at global, international and local levels, as well as develop intercultural competencies. Course includes a substantial focus on one or more of the above abilities/competencies.
    • Syllabus explicitly lists learning outcomes that involve global learning as a result of participation in the course. One or more of these outcomes should develop cultural competency.
    • Assessment requires students to demonstrate learning that reflects the global dimension of the course.
    • Instructional media (text and/or supplemental resources) help frame the subject of the course in global terms.
    • Course includes assignments requiring students to grapple with global issues related to the subject of the course.

    *These criteria have been adapted and modified based on the Davidson County Community College model and the criteria developed by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU).

    Submit a copy of your course syllabus, including specific learning outcome(s) that involve(s) global learning, and attach course assignments and assessment descriptions demonstrating that the course meet the aforementioned criteria to the NC Scholars of Global Distinction committee or to the Global Scholars Coordinator.

  • Professional Development

    The Global Learning Office hosts professional development sessions throughout the semester on a variety of topics to promote comprehensive internationalization. Visit LearnerWeb for upcoming opportunities.

  • Relevant International Organizations

    • World View: World View is a program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that equips K-12 and community college educators with global knowledge, best practices, and resources to prepare students to live in an interconnected and diverse world. Through professional development and outreach services, World View helps educators add a global perspective to their classrooms. In addition to the NC Scholars of Global Distinction Program, World View provides numerous resources and opportunities to Central Piedmont faculty:

      • community college resources
      • regional training opportunities – faculty can attend World View fall and spring seminars. Contact the Global Learning Office if you are interested in attending
    • World Affairs Council of Charlotte: A local non-profit focusing on education and discussion of world affairs, WACC hosts numerous programs and events each year including WorldQuest, the World Citizen Award, and a variety of international speaker series.
    • Association of International Educators (NAFSA): NAFSA is the leading organization committed to international education and exchange to build global citizens. NAFSA offers extensive professional resources including workshops, seminars and annual conferences.
    • Community Colleges for International Development (CCID): CCID helps institutions further internationalization initiatives and develop globally competent workers.