College Spotlight Proposals

2023-24 Year of Senegal - Call for Proposals

Global Education invites KSU faculty and staff to propose featured programs/events for the upcoming 2023-24 Year of Senegal. Complete proposals are due January 27th, 2023.

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  • Global Education (GE) invites individuals or groups of faculty and staff in conjunction with one or more Colleges to propose featured programs/events for the Year of Senegal (2023-2024). Proposals from individual colleges may request funding for up to two programs/events in an academic year. Colleges working together may request the combined amount for both colleges for multiple programs/events throughout the year. The maximum award for a single program/event will be $3,000. 

  • Developed in consultation and coordination with the Year of Senegal Planning Committee, these programs will be highlighted at the College level as co-sponsored featured events. Proposals that demonstrate cost-sharing are strongly encouraged but not required. Proposals with a focus on the region more broadly are also strongly encouraged. Projects that demonstrate a high level of faculty commitment, student involvement, and community engagement will be deemed the most competitive. 

  • Each proposed program or event must include:

    1. Title with listing of any preferences or constraints in terms of dates, times, and places
    2. Program Description including educational goals, target audience(s), anticipated attendance, and plans for student involvement – not to exceed 300 words
    3. Outcomes & Impact Statement including plans for evaluation – not to exceed 300 words
    4. Project Budget including any co-sponsorships

     Successful applications must clearly identify specific classes that will participate in the program offered and the benefits to the student learning experience. Any cost-sharing by the home Department/School or College must be approved in advance by the Chair/Director and/or Dean of the College/Division. All applications should include a signed statement from the Dean of the College that states: “I have reviewed and support this proposal.”

    Complete proposals must be submitted by January 27th, 2023. 

    Applications will be reviewed by the Year Of Planning Committee.

  • For the past four decades, Kennesaw State University (KSU) has dedicated each academic year to the study of a particular country or region introducing thousands of students to the rich diversity of world cultures that make up the human family. The award-winning program plays a vital role in internationalizing our campus and engaging local and global communities. Annually, it results in new courses and curriculum, research projects, education abroad programs, and global partnerships. The Year Of series of events (panels, performances, exhibits, seminars, and lectures) help students break down stereotypes, build connections across cultures, and develop the intercultural competencies needed to act responsibly in today’s complex interdependent world.

  • The Year Of Annual Country Study Program cultivates a diverse interdisciplinary educational platform for campus wide critical exploration of a country through a variety of relevant activities and events to engage KSU students, faculty, and the broader community to enhance awareness, interest, and understanding of the world.

    Specific Program Goals include:

    • Expand participants' cultural knowledge and intercultural skills.  
    • Break down stereotypes and connect across cultures by providing participants with a rich, complex sense of place, identity, and community (both locally and globally). 
    • Strengthen student engagement in global learning and help prepare students to enter the global society as responsible citizens.
    • Support and empower faculty to integrate country-specific materials as well as education abroad and local intercultural experiences into their curriculum through connections with the local community and partners abroad.
    • Advance KSU's globally-focused curriculum, intercultural expertise, and international partnerships and research collaborations.

    Components of the "Year Of" Program include but are not limited to the following:

    • Involvement of local and international community partners, including university partners, consular officials, business leaders, and community organizations.
    • Guest lectures featuring national and international experts from various fields/professions (arts, business, education, engineering, health, humanities, science, etc.).
    • Featured films both from and about the country or region of study. 
    • Theatre, Music, and Dance Performances, Art Exhibits, and Culinary Demonstrations.
    • Hosting visiting exchange faculty and students, including special residencies for artists, chefs, and other specialists.
    • Special courses as well as faculty and student learning communities and seminars abroad.

    Funding Requirements:

    • Funds will be available for use during the 2023-2024 academic year. All funds must be spent and fully processed by April 30, 2024.
    • All awards are provided in the form of Georgia state dollars and are subject to applicable state laws, rules, and regulations to include those guidelines issued by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, the Board of Regents, and Kennesaw State University.

Complete proposals must be submitted by January 27th, 2023.

Applications will be reviewed by the "Year of..." Planning Committee. 

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