A curriculum engaged with global issues, concerns and developments is integral to a Colby education, an educational process that allows students to develop a sense of self connected to the global commons.
Since 2018, DavisConnects and the Office of Provost and Dean of Faculty have been inviting faculty from any Colby department or program to submit proposals for developing new and/or revising innovative courses in an effort to support the development of creative and immersive global experiences led by Colby faculty, ensuring high-quality, personalized engaging and rigorous experiences abroad for our students. Faculty may apply for funding to develop two types of global engagement courses: Global Innovation Courses and Global Labs.
Global Innovation Courses have the stated purpose of significantly expanding our students’ awareness of and engagement with international and global topics, connecting the on-campus curriculum with experiences abroad.
Global Labs have the stated purpose of expanding significantly our students’ awareness of and engagement with international and global topics through abroad experiences or global experiences within the U.S. They highlight connections between local and global issues, contexts and concerns, and promote established and new global research partnerships.