Faculty Led Info

Faculty Led Info

The Education Abroad Offices understands there is great value in short term Faculty-Led programs. Rowan University offers its full-time Faculty the opportunity to lead programs abroad in conjunction with our approved partner organizations. 

 
EDUCATION ABROAD COMMITTEE
The Education Abroad Office understands there is great value in short term Faculty-Led programs and we recently created a committee that will assist us in providing our students with high-quality, safe, affordable and academically challenging programs. The Education Abroad  Committee is comprised of faculty members from each Academic Department. The committee will meet at least twice per academic year to review faculty-led proposals and collaborate on initiatives to increase participation on faculty-led, exchange and regular study abroad programs. We rely on the committee members to bring the information from our meetings back to their academic departments to keep everyone abreast of important updates and programming with the International Center's Education Abroad Office. 
 

 

NEW PROCESS FOR FACULTY LED PROGRAMS

The International Center has a new process in place for leading faculty-led programs to review all proposals. The Education Abroad Committee (explained above) will review all Faculty-Led Proposals to ensure that the programs offered to our students are high-quality, affordable, safe and academically based (if the program is credit bearing.) You can find the rubric of which the Committee will use located within the Faculty-Led Handbook. (link provided below). 
 
STEP ONE: 
Below, we have information about what type of programs you can run. Review those options and decide which one you'd like to persue. Then, print, review and complete required forms within the Faculty-Led Handbook. This handbook will give you all the information you will need to go through this process. 
 
STEP TWO:
Submit Faculty Led Proposal for approval. (found within the Faculty-Led Handbook link provided above) Your proposals must be submitted by February 1 or September 10 of the preceding year of your program. (NOTE: The EAC only meets once per semester.  The EAC will meet in mid-Feb and mid-Sept. to review all proposals. You may submit your proposal to be reviewed by either deadline, but please understand that you will not be able to promote your program until you receive approval by the committee. (for example: if you submit your proposal on March 1, your proposal will not be reviewed until the fall meeting and you will not be able to recruit/promote your program until you've received approval after the September meeting) Keep in mind: The more time you have to promote your program, the better!)
 
STEP THREE:
After you have received notification of your program approval, you will meet with the Education Abroad Advisor to review deadlines for your program, program requirements, the student application process etc.
 
STEP FOUR:
Recruit students for your program! 
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This opportunity is only available to full-time Faculty members. To ensure safety for all of our students and faculty, we cannot permit spouses or children of faculty to participate or travel with the program. This ensures that faculty can remain focused on the students and the academic focus of the program.