In September 2015, the Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) secured a major grant from the Mellon Foundation to launch its Global Crossroads Initiative for its 13 member institutions and its 14 Global Liberal Arts Alliance partners. The primary goal of this initiative is to collaboratively strengthen the institutions’ internationalization efforts and to globalize their curricula. Each institution has the opportunity to choose their participation from a rich palette of program offerings, which range from innovative curriculum expansion to new directions in global scholarship to shared language courses.
Leadership for the Global Crossroads initiative lies in the able hands of Simon Gray, GLCA program officer, who is also responsible for all other Alliance programming. Each institution will be represented by their Alliance Liaison, a person appointed for this work by the respective institution’s president.
Gabriele Dillmann [I] will function as the GLCA Consortial Languages Director of the Crossroad’s Shared Language Program for under-enrolled and lesser-taught languages guiding collaborative projects and providing project information and resources.
Interested colleagues will find a detailed step-by-step account on the progress of the 4-year Shared Language Courses (SLC) initative over time on this blog site. Please click on the subcategories under the above tap “GLCA Shared Language Courses Initiative.”
Ideas, thoughts, comments are always welcome and received with great appreciation!!