1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 766-3423
Fax: (307) 766-3533
Grant Cycle: Year 1- July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010; Year 2- July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011 (Anticipated); Year 3 - July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012 (Anticipated)
Grant Participants: Erich Frankland, Casper College; David Marcum, Court Merrigan, Eastern Wyoming College; Laramie County Community College; Roger Davidson, Northern Wyoming College; Steve Walker, Northwest College; Bruce Anderson, Western Wyoming College
The UW Global & Area Studies Program and seven Wyoming community colleges (Casper, Central, Western, LCCC, Northwest, Northern Wyoming) received a Department of Education grant in July 2009 for the purpose of expanding the internationally-focused curriculum at the Wyoming colleges. The primary goal of the grant is to increase the number of students graduating from Wyoming's post-secondary institutions with a strong background in international studies and substantial proficiency in a second language. The specific objectives are to:
Three committees will oversee the administration of grant funds help achieve the objectives:
Course Development Committee - Funding is available for summer salary, travel, graduate assistant help, and course materials to UW and Wyoming Community College faculty interested in developing new courses or revising existing courses. This committee encourages and reviews course development proposals and offers guidance to faculty interested in course development.
Scholars Lecture Series Committee - This committee is responsible for recruiting speakers who will generate interest in international issues and focus on areas of potential curriculum development.
Language Committee - This committee evaluates the current status of language instruction at the colleges to determine how grant resources can best be utilized to increase and improve existing language offerings.