Global Engagement Map

We invite all faculty and staff to complete this brief two part census as part of our ongoing efforts to meet the increasingly global needs of the university. This information also provides valuable insight for Global Programs to help us understand ways that we can better support your work abroad.

Step 1: Complete this census to provide details about your current needs and projects.

Step 2: If you engaged in activities outside of the U.S. from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 please submit the details of your projects in this Excel document.

In order to submit this document, please follow these 3 steps:

  • Download this Excel file here and save it to your computer
  • Complete a row for each global activity your department engaged in from July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. (Most columns of this spreadsheet have a drop-down menu to help you populate this document quickly and easily.)
  • When you have finished filling in your activities, please email this document to Megan Driscoll at kdmegan@bu.edu.

The data collected will be used to help make connections between BU faculty and staff with shared global interests, as well as raise awareness among our peers and funding agencies. These projects submitted will be used to populate the Global Engagement Map. This map is an interactive tool to highlight BU’s diverse global projects taking place all over the world.

 

2014 Global Engagement Map Census

Who should complete part one of the census?

We encourage all faculty and staff to complete this brief census. This provides us with valuable feedback to help meet the diverse needs of the entire university.

Who should complete part two with the Excel spreadsheet with the data about global activities?

We recommend that one individual within a unit or department of a BU school, college, center, or institute with the most knowledge about their unit’s global program activities coordinate the gathering of information and complete the spreadsheet for their unit. These individuals may be the chair, principal investigator, resident director, or administrator with requisite knowledge of the activities.

What activities and projects should be submitted in this Excel spreadsheet?

  • Any teaching, research, or consulting work conducted in another country
  • Faculty-led student trips
  • Short term programs abroad
  • Online or distance education programs that are specifically designed for students based outside of the US
  • Humanitarian relief efforts

What about BU Study Abroad programs?

Study Abroad programs run by the BU Study Abroad office do not need to be reported by academic departments. The Study Abroad staff will provide this information.

Should a separate row be completed if some of these global projects take place in more than one location?

Yes, please complete a separate row in the spreadsheet for each country in which activities were conducted. You can simply copy and paste your original entry and add the appropriate City, Country, and Host Institution (if applicable).

Why are you asking about bank and financial information in this census?

Because of BU’s nonprofit status, the US Internal Revenue Service requires that certain information about the University’s activities conducted outside of the US be collected and reported on an annual basis. This census helps us identify any departments who may need to provide additional details for this IRS Form.

When should this census be completed?

The deadline for the 2014 FY Global Engagement Map Census is December 22, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Global Programs at kdmegan@bu.edu. Thank you again for your participation.