Proposals

The Study Abroad Office welcomes early, informal consultation by faculty and academic units for program planning and encourages coordinated programming within and among departments.

Proposal Forms

2019 TU Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposal Packet (PDF)

Program Contact Hours Calculation Sheet

Department Chair/College Dean Proposal Review Guidelines (PDF)

Proposal Deadlines

Proposals to be a faculty director of a study abroad program for 2019 must be received by the Study Abroad Office no later than:

Minimester or Spring Break 2019: NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Summer 2019: APRIL 1, 2018

IMPORTANT: Complete proposal packets must be submitted to the department chair(s) and college dean(s) for review at least two weeks prior to the proposal deadline.

Although the deadlines may appear to be early, proposals must be received by this date in order to allow sufficient time for review, development, and recruitment.

Submitting a Proposal

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 college(s). 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.

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.

Review Process

Faculty-led Program Proposals Review Committee Considerations (PDF)

Proposals endorsed by the relevant academic department chair(s) and college dean(s) will be reviewed by the Faculty-Led Programs Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on Study Abroad. Assessment criteria include but are not limited to the following:

  • Number of programs, disciplines, and locations needed for each term
  • Number of programs (repeat and new) that can be managed based on Study Abroad staff resources
  • Anticipated student interest/demand in course(s) (prerequisites, # relevant majors/minors, cross-listing with other academic departments)
  • Anticipated student interest/demand in location/region
  • Feasibility of program itinerary, logistics, and budget*
  • Opportunities for cultural immersion/exposure to the local culture
  • Faculty member’s ability to promote the program and recruit students
  • Previous enrollment numbers (repeat programs only)

*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.

The subcommittee may request additional information to inform the review process. Faculty members will be notified within one month of the proposal deadline regarding the outcome of their proposal.

Program Guidelines and Samples

Sample syllabi, 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.

Program guidelines and samples

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