Resources for Faculty

As a Center for International Business Education and Research, an important mission for the Institute for International Business is to conduct research designed to strengthen and improve the international aspects of business and professional education, to promote integrated curricula and to promote the international competitiveness of American businesses and firms including those not currently active in international trade.

CU Denver CIBER offers a variety of funding sources for faculty lead research and related travel, as well as events aimed at developing and broadening knowledge on timely issues in international business.

International Executive Roundtables

Since 1989, the Institute for International Business has hosted the International Executive Roundtable Lecture Series which can be attended by university students, staff, faculty, and members of Denver's business community. These events serve multiple purposes including:

  • Serve as a forum in which executives in international businesses and government officials meet with university faculty to discuss timely issues in international business
  • Educate students and faculty about international business practices and provide exposure to the experiences of executives in the global marketplace
  • Allows lecturers to speak on real world scenarios to their audience and pass valuable research insights on to faculty
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    Collaborative Faculty Programs and Funding Opportunities

    Rocky Mountain CIBER (RMCIBER) is a network of 178 colleges and universities in the Rocky Mountain region dedicated to building international business programs as well as increasing global research capabilities. It includes 15 Tribal Colleges and Universities, 73 Community Colleges, and 37 Hispanic Serving Institutions.

    AIB Western Regional CIBER Conference "Migration and International Business: Theory and Practice" will be held February 27-29, 2020 and hosted by San Diego State University. Paper submissions and registration are still open


    Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research (PACIBER)​ was created in 1988 as a consortium of 27 leading universities dedicated to bridging the gap by establishing linkages to promote international business education, research and exchange of information among faculty and students. PACIBER stands as a forum for the exchange of ideas where members can network and learn from one another. Through faculty exchanges and other mutually beneficial alliances, member universities can raise the level of their business education programs to world class standards.

    US Tribal Colleges and Universities

    The University of Colorado Denver CIBER collaborates with the American Indian Higher Education Center (AIHEC) in assisting Tribal Colleges and Universities with programs and activities to internationalize their curricula.  The following are the TCU schools that CU CIBER and AIHEC serves with their joint internationalization initiatives.

    ALASKA: A Ilisaġvik College

    CALIFORNIA: California Tribal College

    ARIZONA: Tohono O’odham Community College Diné College

    KANSAS: Haskell Indian Nations University

    MICHIGAN: Bay Mills Community College, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

    MINNESOTA: Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Leech Lake Tribal College, Red Lake Nation College,White Earth Tribal & Community College

    MONTANA: Aaniiih Nakoda College Blackfeet Community College, Chief Dull Knife College, Fort Peck Community College, Little Big Horn College, Salish Kootenai College, Stone Child College
    NEBRASKA: Little Priest Tribal College, Nebraska Indian Community College
    NEW MEXICO: Institute of American Indian Arts, Navajo Technical University, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
    NORTH DAKOTA: Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, Sitting Bull College,Turtle Mountain Community College, United Tribes Technical College
    OKLAHOMA: College of the Muscogee Nation, Comanche Nation College
    SOUTH DAKOTA: Oglala Lakota College, Sinte Gleska University, Sisseton Wahpeton College
    WASHINGTON:  Northwest Indian College
    WISCONSIN; College of Menominee Nation, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
    WYOMING: Wind River Tribal College

    The Institute for International Business and CU CIBER works with community colleges on various internationalization initiatives, including community college faculty participation in:

    - International Executive Roundtables

    - RMCIBER Network

    - Tribal Colleges and Universities

    - Faculty Development in International Entrepreneurship

    - China Faculty Development Program

    - CIBERVets Program

    Georgia State IE Pedagogy Workshops​

    In collaboration with the Community College of Denver (CCD) (Faculty Coordination: Dr. Carol Miller), CU CIBER has sponsored the internationalization of business courses, development of videos and course materials for badging modules, faculty participation in faculty development programs, conferences and workshops.

    Summer CIBER faculty grants are competitive awards that support faculty course development, program development or research in international business topics.



    Faculty Grant Application

    Center for Faculty Development Grants: Grants for hiring student assistants, obtaining special equipment or software, converting existing courses to newer technologies, attending workshops or conferences and partially funding summer stipends.

    Office of Research Development and Education: The Office of Research Development and Education is a resource for faculty and departmental administrators to increase the university's competitiveness in terms of receipt of funding for federal, state, and private sponsors, under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

    UC Denver Office of Grants and Contracts: Information and services for finding research funding.


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