/ Office of the Associate Dean for Global Education

Global Teaching and Scholarship

Globally Connected Courses

Through our Global Liberal Arts Alliance, Hope faculty have the opportunity to connect their courses with a course being taught at one of our partner institutions. Course proposals are developed by faculty partnerships and submitted through the alliance liaison (February/March deadline for following academic year).

Learn more about Globally Connected Courses 

Themed Courses

Through collaborative development of shared course materials (i.e., with faculty collaborators from Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) institutions) and by offering shared courses with international dimensions, faculty members will engage their students in interdisciplinary and international topics. Proposals to offer a themed course are developed by faculty teams and are submitted through the alliance liaison from one of the participating campusesCall for Proposals.

Scholarship Collaboration

The GLCA-sponsored New Directions in Global Scholarship program supports GLCA faculty members wishing to develop a new area of scholarly expertise that extends the global reach of current research or teaching. Recipients must seek out collaborators from Alliance institutions with expertise in the subject. Proposals are developed by two or more faculty members and are submitted through the alliance liaison (rolling deadline). 

Oral History in the Liberal Arts

This interdisciplinary collaborative of faculty and professional staff representing seven GLCA-affiliated institutions aims to support and inspire innovative, community-engaged undergraduate teaching using oral history and digital storytelling. Learn more at Oral History in the Liberal Arts.

World Affairs Council of Western Michigan

The purpose of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is to educate, promote and provide forums for conversation on international topics.  It equips the people and organizations of West Michigan to engage thoughtfully with the world through programming such as the Great Decisions Global Discussion Series and other events.