Global Lecture Exchange Program

The TU Global Lecture Exchange offers faculty the opportunity to incorporate global perspectives into their courses through international collaboration.

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The TU Study Abroad Office creates high impact educational experiences for all Towson University students to gain global perspectives through experiential learning. The impact of COVID-19 has created space to explore new and creative ways to expand institutional partnerships in support of internationalizing the TU curriculum. As a means of offering additional opportunities for intercultural learning at TU, the Study Abroad Office and the Faculty Academic Center of Excellence at Towson (FACET) are pleased to launch the TU Global Lecture Exchange.

The goal of the program is to enhance existing TU courses by connecting Towson University faculty members interested in virtual collaboration with professors from one of our international partner institutions. The Study Abroad Office staff will match TU professors with an academic colleague from the same or similar discipline at one of our existing exchange partner schools abroad so they can “swap” one or more lectures in a virtual format. TU currently has 21 active international exchange partner universities in 9 countries.

Faculty interested in participating in the program should complete the online interest form indicating the term, course and topic area for the lecture. Once you complete the form, we will identify an appropriate international partner for collaboration, facilitate an introductory video call and provide guidelines for facilitating the lecture via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. We will do our best to match all interested faculty, but cannot guarantee a match. We ask that faculty submit their requests as far in advance as possible and no later than 4 to 6 weeks prior to the proposed date for the lecture swap.