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UD COIL Fellows Program


Enhancing Student Multicultural Experience with Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)



COIL projects are distinct and high impact opportunities for students to engage course content while expanding their intercultural perspectives.  Collaborative Online International Learning, or COIL, is a model for teaching and learning that promotes the development of intercultural competence through a shared online multicultural learning environment. COIL projects are embedded within courses, and typically have a duration of 2-8 weeks.

The UD COIL Fellows Program is currently accepting proposals from full-time faculty and full-time staff with teaching responsibilities.  This is a unique opportunity for a cohort of faculty and staff to come together as a community of learners by advancing their knowledge of how to design and implement a COIL course.  COIL Fellows commit to meeting over the course of a semester (spring 2022), while designing COIL projects with an identified international partner.  Upon completion of sessions, COIL Fellows implement COIL projects during the following academic year (2022-2023).  

This initiative supports institutional priorities to support and advance diverse ways in which we enhance global learning.  It is supported by the Office of the Provost, Center for International Programs, Center for Online Learning, and academic units.  



All proposals should be received by Monday, October 4, 2021.  Please email the proposal to Sangita Gosalia, Director of Campus Engagement in the Center for International Programs at


Proposal Assessment Criteria

  • Potential for impact in expanding students’ global perspectives
  • To continue the project in future course offerings and in a course that is offered regularly
  • Must be for projects within credit-bearing courses
  • For elective courses, likelihood of success in attracting students

***Note: For SoE faculty/staff, priority will be given to projects in required courses in SoE undergraduate academic programs and to projects in junior and senior level courses.*


Responsibilities of COIL Fellows

Participants accepted into the program agree to:

  1. Participate in the COIL Fellows program sessions during the Spring 2022 semester.  The COIL Fellows will meet seven (7) Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm.
  2. Identify and collaborate with an international partner to develop a COIL project.
  3. Share a COIL project plan in summer 2022.
  4. Deliver the COIL project with a partner during the 2022-2023 academic year. 
  5. Complete an assessment of both the COIL project and of the student intercultural experience, following completion of the COIL project. 
  6. Complete a program assessment of the COIL Fellows program.
  7. Openness to share experience with colleagues and serve as a resource for future COIL Fellows.


Partner Identification

It is the responsibility of the faculty/staff member to identify an international partner by January 3, 2022 that will collaborate on a COIL project.  The spring 2022 seminar sessions are designed to provide resources for UD COIL Fellows so that they can advance the design of COIL projects with a partner alongside the seminar experience.  To pursue COIL, the University of Dayton does not require a formal agreement to work with a faculty member at another institution.  If you are unable to identify a partner on your own, the Center for International Programs, academic units and ETHOS are resources available to you.



COIL Fellows will receive $3,000 summer stipend payable as follows:

  • $500 in summer 2022 following completion of COIL Fellows sessions
  • $2,500 in summer 2023 following implementation of COIL project and project assessment

Please note: Faculty or staff earning the equivalent of a twelve-month salary or at his/her 100% compensation level are not eligible to receive the stipend.  Funds can not be placed in faculty PI accounts.


Proposal Form and Information Sessions

To learn more about the COIL Fellows Program, email Sangita Gosalia at to register for one of the information sessions:

Tuesday, September 14 / 10:00 to 11:00 am / LTC Meeting Space 028

Wednesday, September 22 / 1:30 to 2:30 pm / LTC Team Space 020




Center for International Programs

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