Resources for Faculty

The IIB / CIBER assists faculty to advance their teaching and research in international business, international entrepreneurship, foreign language education (Language for Specific Purposes), and other international fields through faculty course development and research grants and participation in faculty development programs, international business pedagogy workshops, international executive roundtables, and other internationalization initiatives.

Upcoming Programs

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Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) and International Entrepreneurship (FDIE) Programs

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For 25+ years, CU CIBER has offered 39 sessions for six different FDIBs and trained faculty from 475 universities in 49 states.  In 2020, CU CIBER added remote FDIB program delivery, extending program reach to 360+ faculty and doctoral students.

CU CIBER's China FDIB has been a key resource for CIBERs and other US universities since 2006. CU CIBER has offered 15+ China FDIB programs focused on the Pearl River Delta, The Development of Western China, and the Belt and Road Initiative.

IB Pedagogy Workshops

CU CIBER co-sponsors and hosts sessions at the IB Pedagogy Workshops, led by Georgia State University CIBER. Since March 2020, we have had over 7,000 faculty participants.


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Upcoming Programs

International Entrepreneurship Thematic Session, IB Pedagogy Workshop
Featuring Dr. Nicole Coviello and Dr. Manuel G. Serapio
IB Pedagogy Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia
May 2022

Funding Opportunities

CU CIBER Summer Faculty Grants

CU CIBER Summer Faculty Grants are competitive awards that support faculty in their course development, program development, or research initiatives in international business topics. Faculty applicants can be from any institution with priority given to those representing a community college or minority-serving institution.

For more information, contact Karen Freidhof at

Rocky Mountain CIBER Faculty Grants

This grant program provides support for faculty research and course development in international business and language topics. Faculty applicants can be from any institution in the Rocky Mountain region, with priority given to those representing community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

Applications typically open in May and awards are announced in June. To be invited to apply for the next cycle or for more information, please contact

International Executive Roundtables

Since 1989, the Institute for International Business has hosted the International Executive Roundtable lecture series for university students, staff, faculty, and members of the international business community. These events:

  • Serve as a forum in which executives and government officials meet with university faculty, staff, and students to discuss timely issues in international business
  • Educate students, staff, and faculty about international business practices and provide exposure to the experiences of executives in the global marketplace
  • Allow lecturers to speak on real world scenarios and pass valuable research insights on to faculty

The IIB designates featured lectures by renowned speakers as distinguished lectures: Robert Reynolds Distinguished Lecture (led and hosted by CU Denver's Business School), The Greg and Carol Jemal-Gibson Distinguished Lecture, and the Burton Boothby Distinguished Lecture.

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    Rocky Mountain CIBER Network

    The IIB/CIBER champions the advancement of international business education in the Rocky Mountain region through the Rocky Mountain CIBER (RMCIBER) Network, a consortium of 80+ schools, community colleges, and minority-serving institutions (including tribal colleges and universities) in 10 regional states. RMCIBER provides members with opportunities for faculty research and course development grants, program participation scholarships, and hosts a biennial international business conference.

    The Rocky Mountain CIBER Network is co-led by CU Denver and BYU CIBERs to build capacity and educational programs at participating academic institutions.

    Collaborative Faculty Programs

    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
    • Faculty Development programs
    • CIBERVets Global Leaders programs
    • Course development and research grants
    • IB Pedagogy Workshops​

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

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