Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) at QC


Are you interested in creating impactful global learning for your students?
Do you want to connect with faculty across national borders?

The Office of the Provost at Queens College is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Faculty Fellowships. In keeping with the international goals of Queens College (QC) and working closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the workshops will provide faculty support in the development of COIL into their courses.

The aim of the COIL Faculty Fellowships is to offer select faculty the opportunity to learn about Collaborative Online International Learning, develop strategies for incorporating it into their courses, advance research with international colleagues, and expand QC’s global presence.

Adding a COIL component to your course offers your students an opportunity to interact globally through virtual exchange without additional costs associated with physical mobility. While the COIL component takes place solely online, your course may be face-to-face, hybrid or fully online. Courses may be existing courses or new courses.

Interested Queens College faculty from all disciplines are invited to learn more about COIL here:

The application deadline to be part of the 2021-2022 cohort with a $500 stipend is October 4th by 5pm via form:

COIL Faculty Fellowship Structure

The semester-long program will require:

Attendance at three Fall 2021 workshops during free hour (12pm-2pm) on: October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th. The workshops will offer a brief introduction to COIL and an opportunity for attendees to discuss COIL implementation in their courses.

Completion of assignments ahead of workshops to allow focused-time on workshop activities.

Engagement/collaboration with a faculty partner abroad to co-develop a student project or assignment.

Expectation to present on December 8th.

Commitment to teach a COIL-type course in Spring 2022 or Summer 2022.

Faculty selected for the program will receive:

Structured support via the workshops and informal support via the Center for Teaching & Learning.

A stipend of $500 ($250 in Fall 2021 when all 3 workshops are completed and $250 when COIL is implemented in Spring/Summer 2022).


COIL Faculty Fellowships are open to all Queens College faculty members, from any discipline, who are interested in designing a new COIL course or incorporate COIL principles into an existing course.

Courses may be face-to-face, hybrid or fully online.

Priority will be given to faculty with an existing international faculty contact or partner.

Application Form

Application Instructions: Please respond to the following questions by October 4th, 5pm and submit via google form:


Email Address


Faculty Status (FT/PT)

Faculty Title (ex: Lecturer, Associate Professor, etc.)

Name and number of course to adapt to COIL

Course number to adapt to COIL (ex: ECO 249).

Name of collaborator and university. If you don’t have a collaborator, then please name the region/country in which you have a preference.

Semester in which you plan to teach your COIL course: Spring 2022 or Summer 2022

Proposal Statement (300 to 500 words): Please tell us about the course you’ve proposed as a COIL course. Describe the qualities that would make it a good choice for incorporating COIL principles. Describe how incorporating COIL would enhance your students’ cross-cultural engagement opportunities. You may briefly describe a sample assignment or potential tools/technology that may be used.


Finalists will be contacted by the COIL Coordinator, Prof. Schiro Withanachchi.

Please direct any questions to:

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