Collaborative Online International Learning

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) uses digital technology and the Internet to connect faculty and students internationally and interculturally. Faculty work together to create a common set of assignments, and students cooperate to exchange ideas, solve problems, and share their unique cultural viewpoints. COIL is part of UNA’s “Global Learning for All” initiative, which is directly tied to UNA’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.

The UNA COIL Fellows Program recognizes faculty who collaborate with colleagues around the world to create engaging and meaningful intercultural classroom experiences for their students.

2022-2023 COIL Fellows

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Dr. Stephanie L. Coker
Interim Associate Dean, Delores and Weldon Cole Honors College &
Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages
University Partner: University of Lorraine in the region of Lorraine, France

Faculty Partner: Mr. Michael Latham
Topic: Oui speak! Making (French) Connections in Conversation
Semester: Fall 2022

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Dr. Claudia Vance
Chair and Professor, Department of Foreign Languages

University Partner: Universidad Marista de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Faculty Partner: Dr. Guadalupe Chávez Porras
Topic: Spanish Language Comprehension and Conversation
Semester: Fall 2022

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Dr. Alejandra Alvarado-Brizuela
Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages

University Partner: Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica
Faculty Partner: Nuria Villalobos Ulate, M.A.
Topic: Conversation Partners and Composition Editing (Spanish and English)
Semester: Fall 2016

2021-2022 COIL Fellows

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Dr. Clarissa Hall
Associate Professor, Anderson College of Nursing & Health Professions

University Partner: University of Lorraine in the region of Lorraine, France
Faculty Partner: Mr. Jérôme Diguet
Topic: Differences Between French and US Health Settings and How Nurses Affect Care and Patient Outcomes
Semester: Spring 2022

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Dr. Litzy Galarza
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

University Partner: Universidad Marista de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico
Faculty Partner: Dr. Amanda Marcela Berdeja Cantú
Topic: Advertising and Marketing in a Mexico/US Context
Semester: Spring 2022

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Dr. Stephanie Montgomery
Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication

University Partner: University of Lorraine in the region of Lorraine, France
Faculty Partner: Ms. Marjorie Antoni
Topic: Persuasion and Health Advertising
Semester: Spring 2022

Become a COIL Fellow

For information about UNA’s Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) initiative and how to become a UNA COIL Fellow, contact Dr. Butler Cain, Assistant Vice Provost for International Affairs, at bcain1@una.edu.