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CUA Faculty-Led Short Term Education Abroad Programs Tanith Fowler Corsi Asst. Vice President for Global Education Center for Global Education – The Catholic University of America
What are Faculty-Led Short Term Programs? Academic programs initiated and carried out by CUA faculty with support from the School and assistance from the Center for Global Education. Nationwide, faculty-led study courses abroad are increasing in number, a response to their popularity with students unable to leave home for a semester or year abroad (finances, work). The courses are typically offered in the summer. Course length and credit load varies, although most courses are designed to spend 2 to 3 weeks abroad and carry 3 or 6 credit hours.
Process Faculty should discuss their interest with Dean (and Department Chair if relevant) to ensure School support The faculty should contact the Center for Global Education to review the program proposal process and timeline (forms available on CGE website) The overseas course proposal form requires a short program description as well as approval signatures from Dean/Chair The program proposal process should begin early (typically a year prior) to ensure adequate time for planning and program promotion The academic department/school is responsible for the academic component while the Center for Global Education is responsible for t he administration and budgeting. Program promotion is jointly done by School & CGE.
Compensation The Center for Global Education covers the faculty’s program- related overseas expenses as well as a teaching stipend Faculty program-related overseas expenses: $1000 to $3000, depending on location, length and cost of the program. This allowance includes international airfare, in-country transportation, program accommodations, program-related meals and excursions. Meals & incidentals of $71/per day included. The teaching stipend follows the Summer Sessions formula whereby the faculty receives 1/12 th of their annual salary plus benefits for a 3 credit course (double for 6 credit course).
Benefits Integrate a global dimension into the curriculum Engage faculty in internationalization efforts Encourage broader student participation in education abroad Join national trend for growth of faculty-led short term programs Help internationalize the University as a whole
For More Information Contact: Tanith Fowler Corsi Assistant Vice President for Global Education Center for Global Education