International Teaching Excellence Bursaries
**APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED - RE-OPENING AGAIN SOON**
The UCL International Teaching Excellence Bursaries form part of a drive to expand UCL’s profile as an internationally recognised centre of teaching excellence. A key aspect of achieving this aim is increasing international teaching and learning exchanges that advance collaborative innovations and deepen strategic links with overseas partners in a range of regions around the world. These links will support the collaborative development of innovative teaching and learning resources that can be shared across the wider UCL community.
We are now accepting applications for the next round of bursaries, which seek to provide awards for UCL staff to travel to institutions overseas as well as non-UCL overseas staff to come to UCL.
The deadline for applying for a UCL International Teaching Excellence Bursary is Monday 4 November 2013 (midnight GMT).
For further information, please read the detailed guidelines for applicants as well as the frequently asked questions, below. For additional queries please feel free to contact Mr Ciarán Moynihan in the Office for International Affairs at email@example.com.
applying, we strongly encourage you to read about the visits and work past
bursary recipients have undertaken as part of this scheme, in order to get a
flavour of the types of innovative teaching and learning developments encouraged.
To date, ten UCL staff have received bursaries to visit overseas institutions. Four academics from overseas institutions have been awarded bursaries to visit UCL. Find out more about the bursary recipients below.
UCL International Teaching Excellence Bursaries contribute to the travel,
accommodation and subsistence costs of outcome-focused teaching and learning
visits overseas. The deadline for applications is Monday 4 November 2013 (midnight GMT).
UCL International Teaching Excellence Bursaries contribute to the travel and
accommodation costs of outcome-focused teaching and learning visits to UCL. The
deadline for applications is Monday 4 November 2013 (midnight GMT).
- Dr Hervé Borrion, UCL Crime Science, visited the Center for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University, China
The bursary was awarded to launch an International Security Science Seminar Series
- Dr Jenny Bunn, UCL Information Studies, visited Simmons College, Boston, USA
The bursary was awarded to advance design of a model for collaborative international archival education
- Dr Graeme Hogarth, UCL Chemistry, visited Lund University Chemical Centre, Sweden
The bursary was awarded to enhance and develop the curriculum of a UCL module and to test the general applicability of the Critical evaluation of a research topic approach
- Matt Jenner, UCL Information Services Division, visited Yale University’s Collaborative Learning Centre, New Haven, USA
The bursary was awarded to investigate how a ‘traditional’ US Ivy League university has developed Master’s-level distance learning both strategically and operationally in order to inform and benchmark UCL’s activities
- Josh Lange, seconded to Nazarbayev University from the UCL Centre for Languages and International Education, visited Columbia University, New York, USA
The bursary was awarded to focus on developing IT solutions regarding specific developmental issues (sanitation for the world’s poor)
- Dr Arad Resiberg, UCL Laws, visited Brooklyn Law School, New York, USA
The bursary was awarded to develop the Faculty of laws’ teaching methods by experimenting in innovative assessments and running two weeks of workshops/clinics geared towards exploring new techniques and technologies to enhance student engagement and provide more support and feedback on performance
- Dr Rodney Reynolds, UCL Anthropology and Global Health, visited Roma Tre Universita, Dipartimento di Progettazione Educativa e Didattica, Italy
The bursary was awarded to develop curriculum design specifics to be used in a blended course (Death, Dying and Consequences) in global health/anthropology being taught at UCL in 2012/13
- Dr Sushrut Jadhav, UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit, visited Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India
The bursary was
awarded to address curriculum development and delivery of a UCL-lead, unique
and intensive six week customised teaching module on a planned Tata Institute of
Social Sciences (TISS) and Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM)
International Master’s and PhD programme.
- Simon Banks, UCL Chemistry, visited Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France
The bursary was awarded for interdisciplinary and research-led teaching.
- Vincent Gimbert, UCL Centre for Languages and International Education, visited Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux and Université Bordeaux in France
The bursary was awarded for physics curriculum development and introduction to research and teaching interfaces.
- Shubhada Maitra, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in India, is visiting the UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit
The bursary was awarded for consolidation of the ongoing UCL-TISS academic relationship through
development of curriculum and innovative teaching and learning practices that
address the multicultural complexity of a university like TISS. Find out more about Shubada's work at UCL.
- Gonzalo Andres Ramirez Cleves, Universidad Externado de Colombia, is visiting the UCL Faculty of Laws
The bursary was awarded to review the use
of the internet in teaching of the influence of Bentham’s legal thought in
Colombia during the nineteenth century. Find out more about Gonzalo's work at UCL.
- Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, is visiting the UCL team responsible for the BASc and E-learning Environments
The bursary was awarded to motivate the use of technology to free up time for deeper
thinking activities or higher order cognitive reflection during classes with a specific
focus on classroom flipping.
Find out more about
Tracey’s upcoming workshop at UCL.
- Carlos Mario Zapata-Jaramillo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Medellin, is visiting the UCL Department of Computer Science
The bursary was awarded for the sharing of expertise in creating experience-based games in the classroom
for use in active learning strategies.
- Dr Gerold Baier, Cell and Developmental Biology will visit National University of Defense Technology, China. The bursary has been awarded to enhance the relationship with NUDT and to help establish UCL as an important institution in cutting edge bioresearch and biomedicine, through delivery of a two week intensive course in computational systems biology
- Jessica Gramp, E-Learning Facilitator, E-Learning Environments will visit University of Michigan, USA. The bursary has been awarded to explore, through collaboration with University of Michigan, the viability of running secure written and multiple choice exams on UCL computers and laptops
- Ulrich Tiedau, Senior Lecturer, Department of Dutch will visit University of California, Berkeley, USA. The bursary has been awarded to extend an existing research collaboration to include teaching and learning through development and sharing of innovative educational resources and practice. Ulrich also aims to add a cross-Atlantic dimension to VirtualDutch.
- Carlos Alza Barco, Lecturer, Public Policy Analysis and Public Management, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, will be hosted by UCL Institute of Global Governance, School of Public Policy. The bursary has been awarded to develop and expand the teaching of agenda setting in public policy through case studies
- Dr Soumitra Shankar Datta, Consultant, Department of Palliative Care and Pyscho-Oncology Tata Medical Center, India, will be hosted by UCL Department of Gynaelogical Oncology. The bursary has been awarded to advance development of a communication skills training programme for cancer clinicians working in India
- Dr Laura Tosi, Associate Professor, English Literature, Universita Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy, will be hosted by UCL Department of English Language and Literature. The bursary has been awarded to contribute a non-Anglophone perspective on teaching Shakespeare to UCL’s undergraduates, through delivery of lectures and further development of the existing academic collaboration between the two departments.
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