TU Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs Proposal Procedures
The Study Abroad Office welcomes early, informal consultation by faculty and units for program planning and encourages coordinated programming among departments. Please use the anchor links below to skip to section you are interested in reviewing.
Proposals for programs to run in 2016 are due by Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
The submission deadline is the same for all Towson University faculty-led programs to run in the same calendar year (regardless of the term). Although the deadline may appear to be early, proposals must be received by this date in order to offer a balanced array of programs and have sufficient time to develop and promote them.
Faculty and staff interested in proposing a faculty-led study abroad program (new or repeat) should submit the TU Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposal to the Towson University Study Abroad Office by the deadline.
NOTE: Due to the critical role the faculty director plays in recruitment for the program, faculty who will be absent from campus (sabbatical, extended leave, etc.) for any part of the academic year prior to the proposed program may not be eligible to apply. Please contact the Study Abroad Office for more information.
The Study Abroad Office welcomes early, informal
consultation by faculty and units for program
planning and encourages coordinated programming
among departments. Academic units and colleges are
responsible for review of program and course subject
matter and instructional delivery methods. TU
courses offered abroad must be of comparable
academic rigor to those offered on campus and offer
significant enhancement to the on-campus offerings.
Study abroad program proposals should originate with
faculty and carry the endorsement of the chair(s)
and dean(s) of the sponsoring TU department(s) and
*All study abroad programs must be financially self-supporting, which means all costs of the program are met by charging the students the necessary fee. The program must not be designed in such a way as to make it too expensive for students from a variety of economic situations.
Faculty members will be notified within one month of the proposal deadline regarding the outcome of their proposal.
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Guidelines and Samples
Sample syllabi and program schedules and general guidelines for program parameters are available to assist you in the proposal process. Reviewing these documents prior to submitting your proposal may address some basic questions and provide examples of successful past proposals.