This program is specifically for Winona State University faculty members who are proposing a faculty-led course for an upcoming term.
Please contact Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Click "Apply Now" to create and submit a faculty-led proposal.
PLEASE NOTE: Save your responses frequently, as your session will time out after 59 minutes.
Thank you for your interest creating a faculty-led course!
The Study Abroad office will assist you with planning for your program to ensure it is a safe and meaningful educational experience for students. As the faculty leader, you set the course content, learning outcomes, and instructional strategies. You also carry the primary responsibility for the administration and grading of the program. Staff in Study Abroad will help you think through numerous details and aspects of your program, and planning should begin as early as possible. We've created a Faculty Handbook
as a helpful resource including information on roles and responsibilities, program design, logistics, managing program finances, participant promotion and recruitment, pre-departure orientation, safety and risk management, and much more.
A faculty member may submit multiple program proposals in the same academic year (e.g. proposal cycle). A second proposal from one faculty member may not receive approval depending on factors including, but not limited to, the number of total proposals submitted and the anticipated Study Abroad overhead required to deliver them. Back-to-back programs taught by the same faculty member—whether to different or the same locations—may not be approved due to challenging logistical arrangements and Study Abroad staffing constraints.
Within the proposal requirements, you will see that special attention is given to course content, learning outcomes, assessment, and logistics. While changes will occur, gathering as much information as soon as possible will increase the program’s chances for success. Here are some points to consider:
- Course Content and Delivery – A faculty-led program is meant to be an enriching academic experience. As you fill out the proposal information, think about your method of delivery, your course objectives, and how your proposed destination fits into the overall curriculum.
- Assessment of Learning Outcomes – WSU places special emphasis on assessing the learning that takes place in any program. You are asked to elaborate on the learning objectives and the means by which you will assess the learning that takes place. Off-campus study, by its nature, provides you with the opportunity to achieve very different and innovative objectives.
As part of the proposal, faculty are required to submit Course Information Templates for each course associated with the program and a Draft Program Itinerary. You can access these templates online:
Upcoming Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2021 at 11:59pm:
For all courses (new or repeat) to be taught during:
- Fall 2021
- Winter Break 2022 (December 2021-January 2022),
- Spring 2022,
- Spring Break 2022, or
- Summer 2022
A completed proposal and Department Chair(s) approval must be received by January 15, 2021 at 11:59pm to be considered for this application cycle.
All faculty-led off-campus course proposals are reviewed by the Travel Study Advisory Committee (TSAC). Once the TSAC has made a decision about the proposal, the committee’s recommendation is forwarded to the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate’s recommendation is then forwarded to Meet & Confer. Once that body has made its decision, the proposal must have the signatures of the Associate Provost and, in the case of international travel, the President, in order for the program to proceed.
If you're interested in seeing proposals that have been approved in the past, please email email@example.com to request samples. We encourage you to talk to other faculty members who have led successful off-campus courses, and ask them what they would advise.
Please contact the Study Abroad office if you have questions or if we can assist you. More information about faculty-led programs, including application instructions, can be found on the Study Abroad website
under "Faculty Information."
Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs