Global Education Committee

The School of Education promotes a conceptualization of education, research and public service that spans international borders, has global reach, and embraces open inquiry, innovation and social justice. The goal of this committee is to ensure well-coordinated international initiatives and opportunities that span research and practice and that have administrative, faculty, staff, graduate student and undergraduate student participation.  Global Education initiatives will occur on campus as well as nationally and internationally. A focus on global awareness and critical inquiry is central to the School of Education and to the activities of the Global Education Committee (GEC).  GEC will foster connections and dialog across departments and programs within the SoE and will connect with broader conversations and initiatives about global education campus-wide, state-wide, nationally and internationally. A primary goal is to support visibility to all and inclusion for all.

This committee serves as an advisory group to the Dean and is composed of: one faculty member from each Department within the School of Education; a representative from  International Academic Programs (IAP), and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER); Co-Chair seat for Faculty member; and Co-Chair seat for ​.


Request for Funding Proposals


The School of Education Global Education Committee is pleased to once again be able to offer funding to School of Education faculty and academic staff for global initiatives and research for the ​current academic year, and funding for graduate students presenting their own work at conferences outside the U.S.  The categories for funding are:

Faculty Seed Funding:
To encourage the development of new global collaborations, research, and/or creative endeavors that will benefit students, faculty and staff in the School of Education.
Click here for more information.

Faculty-led Study Abroad Development Grant:
To support SoE faculty and faculty associates in the development of new, for-credit, study abroad programs planned in cooperation with and administered by the International Academic Programs (IAP) office.
Click here for more information (directs to Global Engagement Office page)

Hartzman International Conference Travel Award:
To support graduate students presenting their own research and/or creative work at a conference outside of the U.S.
Click here for more information (directs to Global Engagement Office page)


For questions, please email​. The account is monitored by the Global Engagement Office, which assists in ​administering the grant review process.

We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal.  We look forward to receiving them!


Li-Ching Ho and Luis Columna, Co-Chairs, Global Education Committee