COIL Get Involved

COIL 2023-2023 December 8 workshop. L-R: Anita Baksh, Schiro Withanachchi, Pablo Avila, Lidiya Kan, Zadia M. Feliciano, Grace Davie, Megumi KATO, Mari Fujimoto, Shia Levitt, Nisha Francis, Balsa Gobovic, Tochukwu Okeke, Gina Minelli, Ali Mosharafa, Olga Aksakalova, Sada Hye Jaman, Katarzyna Papaja, Joshua Rogers, Dan Capic

L-R Anita Baksh, Schiro Withanachchi, Pablo Avila, Lidiya Kan, Zadia M. Feliciano, Grace Davie, Megumi Kato Mari Fujimoto, Shia Levitt, Nisha Francis, Balsa Gobovic, Tochukwu Okeke, Gina Minelli, Ali Mosharafa, Olga Aksakalova, Sada Hye Jaman

A group of people standing close together, smiling into the camera. They are in a gallery with framed photos behind them.

L-R: Prof. Gina Minielli, Xavier Sanchez, Brandon Ng, Samuel Moore, Ysui Tse, Norma Williams

2023-2024 COIL Faculty Fellows
Jill Carvajal (Educational and Community Programs) / Mexico
Grace Davie (History) / Nigeria
Robin Hizme (English) / Morocco
Shia Levitt (Media Studies) / Egypt
Gina Minielli (Art) / Montenegro
Joshua Rogers (Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures) / Japan

This year, QC collaborated with LAGCC to train 11 faculty through modules of curriculum development, technology, and research. The idea is to strengthen transfer pathways between LaGuardia and Queens and encourage triangulated partnerships between international and CUNY faculty.

Exploring the Economic History of 19th Century West Africa Dr. Grace Davie HIST 111: History of Africa Dr. Tochukwu Okeke HIS 806: Comparative Economic History of West Africa University of Abuja, Nigeria Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), USAProf. Davie (History) is collaborating with Prof. Okeke at the University of Abuja in Nigeria.

At the last seminar activity, COIL Faculty Fellows presented their student projects to be implemented with their international faculty partners in the Spring. We heard about project activities and technology platforms from international participants and facilitators!

COIL Faculty Fellow, 2022-2023

Left to right: Nafiz Shuva, Schiro Withanachchi, Padmini Biswas, Taka Yamagishi, Jennifer Eddy, Ken Silverman, Josh Barnes

2022-2023 COIL Faculty Fellows

Nafiz Shuva (Graduate School of Library and Information Studies)
Padmini Biswas (Urban Studies)
Jennifer Eddy (Secondary Education)

The Fellows, led by Schiro Withanachchi (Economics), will receive professional development through the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, & Leadership to redesign their existing courses. By incorporating a COIL module, faculty will be able to assist students in developing a global mindset while expanding their research internationally.

2021-2022 COIL Faculty Fellows Group Zoom Photo.

2021-2022 COIL Faculty Fellows

Nicholas Alexiou (Sociology)
JV Fuqua (Women and Gender Studies)
David Gabel (Economics)
Ethan Goldberg (English)
Scott Kapuscinski (English)
Idalina Keller (Hispanic Languages and Literatures)
Hye Ok Lee (Mathematics)
Jinghong Li (Economics)
Yael Neumann (Linguistics and Communication Disorders)
Muli Shi (Economics)
Ken Silverman (Political Science)
Edward Smaldone (Aaron Copland School of Music)

The Fellows, led by Schiro Withanachchi (Economics), will receive professional development through the Center for Teaching & Learning to redesign their existing courses. By incorporating a COIL module, faculty will be able to assist students in developing a global mindset while expanding their research internationally.

Spring 2021 COIL Faculty Fellows

Spring 2021 COIL Faculty Fellows

Paul Fadoul (European Languages and Literatures)
Raymond Law (Computer Science)
Sophia McGee (History)
Lillian Moncada-Davidson (Secondary Education and Youth Services)
Sharmishtha Roy Chowdhury (History)
Barbara WaltersDoehrman (Sociology)

The Fellows were led by Schiro Withanachchi (Economics)

Group photo of the First Cohort of COIL Faculty Fellows led by Schiro Withanachchi.

First Cohort of COIL Faculty Fellows led by Schiro Withanachchi (in white): Ashraf Shady (Elementary and Early Childhood Education), Rafael De Balanzo Joue (Urban Studies), Muhammad Kabir (Political Science), Mari Fujimoto (Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures), Jennifer Auerbach (International Education Specialist at CUNY), Regine Joseph (European Languages and Literatures), Jacqueline Darvin (Secondary Education and Youth Services), Vanessa Perez (Political Science), Desiree Byrd (Psychology), Dustin Grella (Art), Hope Windle (Community Development Lead at SUNY COIL Center) and Seongyeon Ko (Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures).

First Cohort: 2019-2020 COIL Faculty Fellows

Desiree Byrd (Psychology)
Jacqueline Darvin (Secondary Education and Youth Services)
Rafael De Balanzo Joue (Urban Studies)
Mari Fujimoto (Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures)
Dustin Grella (Art)
Regine Joseph (European Languages and Literatures)
Muhammad Kabir (Political Science)
Seongyeon Ko (Foreign Languages)
Vanessa Perez (Political Science)
Ashraf Shady (Elementary and Early Childhood Education)

PAST EVENT:

COIL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR CUNY COIL COORDINATORS AND FACULTY​
Collaborative Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Online Contexts
February 21, 2020 (10AM – 12PM), CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9206

Dr. Mirjam Hauck giving a lecture next to a projector screen.

Dr. Mirjam Hauck: Associate Head for Internationalisation in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Open University/UK and a Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy.

Generously offered by a distinguished expert in international virtual exchange, Dr. Mirjam Hauck, this fast-paced workshop addressed effective strategies to build meaningful collaboration between faculty and students in COIL projects.

Participants:

  • Learned how to set the scene for sustained collaboration;
  • Explored key COIL success factors;
  • Engaged in hands-on activity to recognize patterns of engagement and participation and their potential impact;
  • Analyzed a CUNY COIL case study to identify a specific factor(s) responsible for successful collaboration and intercultural learning opportunities.

PAST EVENT:

September 11th, 2019: Information meeting and presentation by Eva Haug, the Internationalization and COIL coordinator at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and by Hope Windle, Community Development Lead at SUNY COIL Center.

Headshot of Dr. Eva Haug