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Three Levels of GIL Fellowships

GIL Fellowship, Level 1

Level 1 targets people 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/staff they mentor. CILMAR supports this level with mentoring and $500. Learn more here.

GIL Fellowship, Level 2
Level 2 targets people who have some familiarity with frameworks for intercultural learning and who are ready to commit time and intellectual and emotional energy to both personal growth and to the growth of students and/or faculty/staff they mentor. CILMAR supports this level with mentoring through an external program and $1000. Learn more here.
GIL Fellowship, Level 3
Level 3 targets people who have experience working with frameworks for intercultural learning and who are ready to make personal growth, mentoring colleagues, and contributing to knowledge production related to intercultural learning a central part of their professional efforts. CILMAR supports this level with research collaboration, the CILMAR writing group, and $4000. Learn more here.

Growing Intercultural Leaders (GIL)

What is GIL?

GIL is a 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.

Who should apply?

GIL provides three 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.

How long is the commitment?

Each level calls for a commitment of a minimum of one academic year. 

How do I determine my level?

Read about each level above. You are also invited to contact Senior Intercultural Learning Specialist, Dr. Aletha Stahl. 

How do I go about setting GIL goals?

At each level, GIL fellows 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 Rubric, the Champlain College Competency Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion rubric, and the Intercultural Leadership Matrix.

What should I expect from GIL, and what is expected of GIL fellows?

Participants are supported by meetings with a mentor, other activities and opportunities, and professional development funds distributed upon program completion. Their end-of-year reflections, reports and research submissions demonstrate progress toward their goals and serve as a resource to others interested in developing intercultural leadership.

When is the application cycle?

The application cycle for the 2022-23 academic year was closed March 21, 2022

How many fellows participate each year?

The number of applicants accepted into the program varies according to the number of requests for support and available funding. Applications are reviewed by a committee and evaluated based on qualifications, motivation, and impact as outlined on the GIL Application Rubric. Please contact Senior Intercultural Learning Specialist Dr. Aletha Stahl at stahl23@purdue.edu with any questions.

Who should apply?

*The GIL program is reserved for intercultural leadership development for on-campus, Purdue-only courses and programs. For support of intercultural leadership development related to study abroad/away or virtual exchanges, see CILMAR programs here and here.

Would you like to ask a GIL fellow about their experience?

GIL Fellows, 2022-2023

Level 1: Nyssa Lilovich, Abbey Mikesell, Ha Nguyen, Margaret Phillips, Linnette White

Level 2: Rachel Swank, Stephanie Bowers, Angelica Duran

Level 3: Jim Tanoos

GIL Fellows, 2021-2022

Level 1: Constance Kaspar, Michael Mutti, Rachel Swank

Level 2: Sharon Borkowski, Jazmine Clifton, Dawn Stinchcomb

Level 3: Lata Krishnan

GIL Fellows, 2020-2021

Level 1: Steven Shelby

Level 2: Margaret Hass, Huai-Rhin Kim

Level 3: Kristen Kirby

GIL Fellows, 2019-2020

Level 1: Dawn Stinchcomb, Jacquelyn Thomas-Miller

Level 2: Elena Benedicto, Daniel Guberman, Kristen Kirby, Jonathan Ying

Level 3: Tatjana Babic Williams, Elizabeth Karcher, Annalisa Mosca

GIL Fellows, 2018-2019

Level 1: Kristen Kirby, Susan Modlin

Level 2: Tatjana Babic Williams, Lata Krishnan, Annalisa Mosca, Vicki Simpson

Level 3: Patrick Brunese

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.

75% of GIL Fellows will achieve the stated learning for their level in 4 of the 6 target domains on the Intercultural Leadership Matrix: 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 a final reflection, mentor notes, and, according to level, artifacts such as a syllabus, presentation, white paper, published article, student work, etc.