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GIL isa professional development opportunity for faculty and staff designed to cultivate the intercultural leadership skills that will move Purdue -- West Lafayette toward more inclusion, equity and belonging.

As a program outcome, GIL aims for broad inclusion of participants across job status, campus unit, race, ethnicity, ability, gender identity, sexuality, religion, nationality, age, and more. It also seeks to build a community of current and past participants and mentors for ongoing personal and professional growth.

The GIL program provides two levels of support for faculty and staff who work as teachers, mentors and advisors with students and/or with other faculty and staff on campus. 

The GIL Scholarship Program

At the scholarship level, GIL participants complete Dr. Tara Harvey's online course, Facilitating Intercultural Learning, during fall semester. During spring semester, they are assigned a mentor to support their continuing work toward their personal development goal and to set in motion the project related to their professional goal. CILMAR covers the cost of the course (value $2500). The scholarship level calls for a commitment of one academic year and an end-of-year report.

The GIL Fellowship Program

At the fellowship level, GIL participants work on their personal development goal and implement a project related to their professional development goal with support of a mentor, research collaboration, and professional development funds of $2500 upon submission of an end-of-year report. The fellowship level calls for a commitment of one academic year and may be renewed for a second year. 

Eligibility

Scholarship Program

GIL scholars are faculty and staff who are relatively new to thinking about frameworks for intercultural learning, who seek to grow personally in this area, and who wish to explore how to cultivate intercultural growth in their students and/or in faculty or staff they mentor. GIL scholars will generally have completed IPG or Worldview Workshops or bring some experience in the area of DEI, study away/abroad, community engagement, learning theories, or other related activities.

Fellowship Program

GIL fellows are faculty and staff leaders who already have some experience working with frameworks for intercultural/DEI learning and are committed to making personal growth, fostering intercultural and/or DEI growth in students, mentoring colleagues, and contributing to related knowledge production a central part of their professional efforts. They are prepared to disseminate their work beyond their own department or program. GIL fellows will generally have worked with curricular redesign in ELEVATE, held a GIL scholarship, or bring both experience and theoretical knowledge in the area of DEI, study away/abroad, community engagement, theories of learning, etc.

Note: If you are new to thinking about frameworks for intercultural learning, IPG is an incentivized, fall-semester professional development program that can help you design or redesign a course or program with intercultural and/or DEI learning outcomes.

Goal setting

For both the scholarship and fellowship, GIL participants set goals in two tracks – personal and professional development – and pursue a project related to their position and their professional goal. 

For ideas (not required) of personal goals, consult the AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubricthe Champlain College Competency Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion rubric, and the Intercultural Leadership Rubric.

Ideas of professional goals include, but are not limited to, revamping a course, creating learning activities, developing an assessment program, mapping a curriculum, designing a mentoring program, etc.

Application

Applications are reviewed by a committee and evaluated based on qualifications, alignment of goals with CILMAR's mission and resources, depth of need in applicant's department or program, clarity of purpose, and impact.

Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are closed. The new application cycle will open in spring 2024.

Please contact Senior Intercultural Learning Specialist Dr. Aletha Stahl at stahl23@purdue.edu with any questions.

GIL Participants and Mentors

Thank you to each GIL participant for your contributions to intercultural learning on the Purdue campus and to our GIL mentors who make the program possible.

2023-2024
2023-2024
Level Name Title College Unit/Department Mentor
Scholar Nyssa Lilovich senior communication specialist Agriculture International Programs in Agriculture Annette Benson
Scholar Rhonda von Werder manager Engineering Purdue Academy of Global Engineering & Global Fellows Stewart Chang Alexander
Fellow Wanju Huang clinical assistant professor Education Curriculum & Instruction TBD
Fellows Margaret Phillips & Heather Howard associate professors Libraries & School of Information Studies TBD
2022-23
GIL participants and mentors for 2022-2023
Level Name Title College Unit/Department Mentor
1 Nyssa Lilovich senior communication specialist Agriculture International Programs in Agriculture Michael Bittinger
1 Ha Nguyen senior graduate program coordinator Science Computer Science

Elizabeth Karcher

1 Margaret Phillips associate professor Libraries & School of Information Studies Science & Engineering Libraries Heidi Parker
1 Linnette White assistant director Agriculture Office of Multicultural Programs Daniel C. Jones
2 Stephanie Bowers intercultural learning specialist Global Partnerships & Programs Office of International Students & Scholars Daniel C. Jones
2 Angelica Duran professor Liberal Arts English Aletha Stahl
2 Rachel Swank licensing advisor Education Office of Teacher Education & Licensure Aletha Stahl
3 Jim Tanoos associate professor of practice Purdue Polytechnic Institute Engineering Technology Mark Russell
2021-22
GIL participants and mentors for 2021-2022
Level Name Title College Unit/Department Mentor
1 Constance Kaspar associate director Science Women in Science Kristen Kirby
1 Michael Mutti testing associate Liberal Arts Purdue Language & Culture Exchange (PLaCE) Tatjana Babic-Williams
1 Rachel Swank licensing advisor Education Office of Teacher Education & Licensure Lan Jin
2 Sharon Borkowski senior lecturer Liberal Arts School of Languages & Cultures Aletha Stahl
2 Jazmine Clifton director Student Success Purdue Promise Aletha Stahl
2 Dawn F. Stinchcomb associate professor Liberal Arts School of Languages & Cultures Aletha Stahl
3 Lata Krishnan professor emerita Health & Human Sciences Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Stewart Chang Alexander
2020-21
GIL participants and mentors for 2020-2021
Level Name Title College Unit/Department Mentor
1 Steven Shelby director School of Business Larsen Leaders Academy Annette Benson
2 Margaret Hass lecturer Liberal Arts Purdue Language & Culture Exchange (PLACE) Aletha Stahl
2 Huai-Rhin Kim lecturer Liberal Arts School of Languages & Cultures Aletha Stahl
3 Kristen Kirby clinical associate professor Health & Human Sciences Nursing Charles Calahan
2019-21
GIL participants and mentors for 2019-2021
Level Name Title College Unit/Department Mentor
3 Tatjana Babic Williams senior lecturer Liberal Arts School of Languages & Cultures

Aletha Stahl,

Kris Acheson-Clair

3 Annalisa Mosca senior lecturer Liberal Arts School of Languages & Cultures Annette Benson, Aletha Stahl
2019-20
GIL participants and mentors for 2019-2020
Level Name Title College Unit/Department Mentor
1 Jacquelyn Thomas-Miller director Education Advising & Recruiting Katherine Yngve
1 Dawn F. Stinchcomb associate professor Liberal Arts School of Languages & Cultures Florence Adibu, Aletha Stahl

2

Elena Benedicto professor Liberal Arts English Aletha Stahl
2 Daniel Guberman assistant director Center for Instructional Excellence Inclusive Pedagogy Daniel C. Jones
2 Kristen Kirby clinical associate professor Health & Human Sciences Nursing Daniel C. Jones
2 Jonathan Ying lecturer School of Business Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Florence Adibu
3 Elizabeth Karcher associate professor Agriculture Animal Sciences Katherine Yngve
2018-2019
GIL participants and mentors for 2018-2019
Level Name Title College Unit/ Department Mentor
1 Kristen Kirby clinical associate professor Health & Human Sciences Nursing Chuck Calahan
1 Susan Modlin official retiree Health & Human Sciences Nursing Florence Adibu
2 Lata Krishnan professor emerita Health & Human Sciences Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Chuck Calahan
2 Vicki Simpson associate professor Health & Human Sciences Nursing Katherine Yngve
3 Patrick Brunese director, academic programs Engineering Industrial Engineering

Kris Acheson-Clair

Goals: Learning Outcomes and Evidence

Per the recommendations of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Transparency Framework and the NILOA Excellence in Assessment Standards, we provide the goals for each program offered through CILMAR.

GIL Scholars will achieve Level 2 and GIL Fellows will achieve Level 3 on three of the six domains on the Intercultural Leadership Rubric: wellbeing, self-awareness, theoretical foundations, assessment and integration of learning, reflection, ownership/self-directed learning. This achievement will be determined by CILMAR staff as evidenced by an end-of-year report that includes critical reflection, artifacts such as a syllabus or student work, for GIL Fellows documentation of shared learning beyond their departments or program (e.g., presentation, white paper, published article), and by mentor notes.
Updated December 19, 2023