News

June 2021: Held on June 8th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, COIL Day will feature multiple events to celebrate COIL efforts at LaGuardia. The program includes an exciting line-up of panels and workshops, including the Showcase of COIL projects and Keynote Roundtable featuring Jon Rubin, founder of SUNY COIL and Director of COIL Consulting, and Sarah Guth, President of Unicollaboration

April 2021: LaGuardia has been awarded a grant of $750,000 by  The Stevens Initiative, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute. The Stevens Initiative is also supported by the Bezos Family Foundation and the governments of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. 

LaGuardia will lead the development and implementation of the virtual exchange program  Global Scholars Achieving Career Success  (GSACS), a multinational collaboration between five CUNY colleges (Borough of Manhattan Community College, Guttman Community College, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College and Queens College) and four universities in the Middle East and North Africa (Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, The American University in Cairo, Jordan University of Science and Technology, and Palestine Ahliya University). 

The LaGuardia team includes two content experts, Dr. Habiba Boumlik of the ELA Department and Dr. Lucy McNair of the English Department, and Pablo Avila of the Center for Teaching & Learning, who will serve as the project’s Digital Learning Director. Support will also be provided by the Center for Career and Professional Development, under the direction of Jessica Perez.  

Congratulations to the LaGuardia team and all participating institutions!

February 2021: The French Ambassador Philippe Etienne congratulates LaGuardia for being awarded the grant from the FACE Foundation, Transitioning to Virtual Exchange in his official announcement. The grant will fund three COIL exchanges between Drs. Habiba Boumlik (ELA), Tuli Chatterji (English), and Lucy McNair (English) and their faculty partners in France and French Guiana.

December 2020: LaGuardia hosts Faculty and Student Showcase featuring presentations from twelve LaGuardia faculty, their international partners and students.

November 2020: LaGuardia was awarded a grant, Transitioning to Virtual Exchange, from the FACE Foundation. The grant will support the development and implementation of three COIL courses with French institutions. Congratulations to COIL faculty Dr. Habiba Boumlik, Dr. Tuli Chatterji, and Dr. Lucy McNair!

September 2020: LaGuardia COIL faculty Phyllis Van Slyck, Kyoko Toyama, Olivera Stankovic, Tuli Chatterji and Olga Aksakalova, as well as student from Olivera Stankovic’s course Paul Mauga, present at International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC): “Facilitating Student Engagement and Agency in COIL Projects: Programmatic, Faculty and Student Perspectives.”

July 2020: Olga Aksakalova and Tuli Chatterji introduce COIL to St. Mira’s College in Pune, India.

June 2020: Six COIL projects from the Spring semester are presented by LaGuardia faculty and students, as well as their international partners, at the Faculty and Student COIL Showcase.

February 2020: Virtual Exchange Expert Dr. Mirjam Hauck visits CUNY.

December 2019: Eight COIL projects from the Fall semester are presented by LaGuardia faculty and students and their international partners at the Faculty and Student COIL Showcase.