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Professional Development

The Center for International Studies supports the university’s efforts towards comprehensive campus internationalization. Whether you’re new or a seasoned study abroad leader, we hope that you will find the tools and resources you need to further your knowledge of international education.

Third Thursday Thinking Global

On the 3rd Thursday of each month, the Center for International Studies hosts a faculty & staff interest group to share, collaborate, and discuss best practices in the field of international education. The sessions vary but have previously focused on study abroad advising, program proposals, academic pedagogy, and crisis response.

Third Thursday Thinking GlobalSeptember 26, 2019**
4th Thursday !
4 - 5 PMRees-Jones 351
Third Thursday Thinking Global October 24, 2019 **
4th Thursday !
4 - 5 PMRees-Jones 351
Third Thursday Thinking Global November 21, 20194 - 5 PMRees-Jones 351
Third Thursday Thinking Global January 23, 20204 - 5 PMRees-Jones 351
Third Thursday Thinking Global February 20, 20204 - 5 PMRees-Jones 351
Third Thursday Thinking GlobalMarch 19, 20204 - 5 PMRees-Jones 351
Third Thursday Thinking Global April 16, 20204 - 5 PMRees-Jones 351

Intercultural & Global Teaching

The AAC&U’s Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric and the Center for International Studies’ Global Realities are frameworks that provide Learning Outcomes and Student Action Steps, which may help you add intercultural and global learning to your classes.
The Center for International Studies also maintains a Digital Resource Library with activities and assignments to help students develop intercultural and global competencies. Contact Dr. Tracy Williams for more information.


TCU Instructional Development Grants

The Instructional Development Grant Committee makes recommendations to the Associate Provost for Research regarding grants awarded to develop new courses and improve existing courses. The grants support costs which go beyond funds normally provided by departmental budgets. Previous faculty members have received awards to help develop study abroad programs and courses.

Faculty Fulbright Program

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors international exchange programs for scholars and university administrators. The core Fulbright Scholar Program attracts some 800 U.S. faculty and professionals each year to 140 countries to lecture, teach and conduct research. TCU faculty have recently received grants to lecture or research in Panama, Lithuania, Spain, and Hungary.

Professional Associations

The field of international education offers professional development resources for networking, accreditation, education, and career opportunities. The Center for International Studies is actively involved with the following organizations: