MCP Project Report

The USA Mexico Multistate COIL Program (MCP) sought to increase inter-university collaboration between academic institutions in Mexico and the USA by building new connections between students, professors, and institutions.  The State University of New York’s (SUNY) Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL Center), along with SUNY’s Office for Latin America and the SUNY Office of Global Affairs, has been developing a networked array of COIL-based collaborative teaching partnerships in Mexico since 2013.  The SUNY COIL Network is a parallel network of 27 SUNY universities and colleges that have engaged the COIL Center to work with their faculty and staff to embed COIL into their courses and curriculum.  The U.S. Mexico COIL Program was initiated with grant funding and expertise from the USA Embassy in Mexico City to underwrite an expansion of the network of partnerships and COIL course exchanges between students in both countries.  The U.S. Embassy invited 18 Mexican universities to develop new co-taught COIL courses with SUNY, and other U.S. based institutions, subsidizing the costs of course development and travel.  The U.S. Mexico Multistate COIL Program was cooperative grant from the U.S. Department of State under the Fulbright-Hays Program (Grant# S-LMAQM-15-CA-021) and an initiative of the US-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation, and Research (FOBESII). 

MCP institutional partnerships