Short-term study abroad programs enrich the curriculum by taking learning to new dimensions outside the classroom. Members of the Webster faculty are invited to plan and propose short-term study abroad courses using the attached application form. The application must be endorsed by the sponsoring department’s chair as well as by the appropriate dean. If the course is to be cross-listed with another department, that department’s chair and dean must also sign off on the proposal. Proposed courses must carry a minimum of 3 credits.
Steps in the Proposal Process
1. Familiarize yourself with the Short-Term Faculty Led Program Policy. http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/resources/faculty_resources.html
2. Meet with your department chair or program director to discuss your plans, ideas and any college level policies and procedures.
3. Meet with the Director of Global Program Development to discuss the process for proposal and program development, and options available for program support.
4. Complete the Program Proposal Application. (Please download and save before filling out the proposal)
5. Obtain signatures from Department Chair(s) and School/College Dean(s) to confirm their endorsement of the proposed program.
6. Submit completed proposal packet to the Director of Global Program Development by the corresponding deadline. The proposal packet should include the following: application, program rationale, syllabus, resume/CV, itinerary, program description, risk assessment, and budget estimate.
Review and Final Approval
A review committee including Global Program Development, Office of Study Abroad and Risk Management will review proposals for short-term study abroad courses to be offered by faculty members. Recommendations will then be forwarded to the Vice Provost for review and final approval. Decisions will then be communicated to Faculty Leaders and all endorsers.