Call for Proposals for Summer 2015 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
The Global Education Center is excited to open the call for proposals for short-term faculty-led study abroad programs for summer term 2015.
Early Submission Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014, 5pm
Official Final Deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5pm
Electronic submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NWC summer study abroad courses are credit-bearing courses that typically last three to four weeks in length in the summer. These courses provide unique global experiences for students who are unable to study abroad for a semester or a year. In addition, short-term summer study abroad programs give NWC faculty members the opportunity to diversify their teaching experience in a non-U.S. setting and may yield prospects for more long-term international collaborations.
We are especially interested in and support cross- and inter-disciplinary courses that provide students with serious engagement with and reflection upon the “cultural other” and can attract students from multiple programs and departments. Courses offered through the GEC proposal process fulfill NWC’s general education cross-cultural requirement. For a list of previously offered Summer Study Abroad courses, visit: www.nwciowa.edu/summer-abroad
If you are interested in leading a summer study abroad program, we strongly recommend that you contact review our Handbook for Summer Study Abroad Faculty Leaders prior to your proposal submission. We are happy to assist with the process and can provide you with ideas for recruiting and logistics. Moreover, the SSA Faculty Leader Handbook contains information with regard to our core values and policies for study abroad programs, criteria for successful planning and budgeting, as well as other items such as tips for health and safety abroad and how to recognize and deal with culture shock. The Handbook, other supporting materials, and proposal steps are available on-line on our Resources for Faculty website (you will need to log in with your NWC user name and password) or in the Summer Study Abroad folder on the J: drive/Summer Study Abroad/Proposal Manual 2014-15. However, if you desire a print copy of the manual, we can certainly mail it to you.
The proposal review process consists of two stages.
Stage 1 - The Global Education Center reviews proposals for completeness, academic strength and cross-cultural component, potential student interest and enrollment; financial viability; and health and safety issues.
Stage 2 - Successful proposals will be forwarded for review and further approval by the Academic Affairs Committee (AAC), the Vice President for Financial Affairs (VPFA), and the Risk Assessment Team (RAT). AAC determines and approves a program’s feasibility in terms of academic content, VPFA reviews and approves the program’s budget, and RAT assesses questions regarding the safety and security of all participants abroad. All course offerings abroad are conditional on feasible budgets, minimum enrollments, and successful college-level review.
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Coordinator of Global Education