18-Aug-2021  Networking and Partnership Development Initiative: Now Open!

The UMAP Networking and Partnership Development Initiative (NPDI) has launched and is open to applicants!  

The NPDI is an opportunity for individual faculty from UMAP member institutions to participate in online networking sessions that will introduce them to colleagues from across the world.  Participants will be matched with colleagues with whom they share professional backgrounds, expertise, or collaboration interests.  After these facilitated networking conversations, participants will be invited to follow up with any of the new colleagues that they think they might be interested in working with to develop new online course content based on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) methodology.  Selected pairs will be invited to join a new online platform for professional collaboration and will receive guidance and training through the development of their collaborative course project. 


The deadline to complete and submit the form will be September 8.  Once we have received all the responses, we will begin the process of identifying potentially productive sub-groups or cohorts based on areas of collaboration or interest among the group.  For the first round of the pilot program, a total of 100 participants will be invited to one of two networking sessions that will be scheduled for September 20th-24th.  

To express interest in participating and to submit details about your professional background and interests, complete this online form.