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Faculty International Development Seminars

The Provost Office for Global Affairs and the Center for Global Programs and Studies invite the submission of proposals for participation in a faculty development seminar held in Summer 2014. This year, two types of faculty development seminars are being offered.

First, CIEE is offering several International Faculty Development Seminars for Summer 2014: http://www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars/index.aspx.  Seminars typically run for 1-2 weeks.  Proposals will be evaluated and up to four WFU faculty members will be chosen to participate.  The Office of Global Affairs and/or the Center for Global Programs and Studies will cover the cost of CIEE’s seminar fee, which includes all lectures, site visits, study tours, seminar materials, accommodations, two meals daily, transportation to included activities as well as entrance fees for included excursions.  Faculty who are selected will be responsible for transportation costs (plane ticket), passport costs or visa fees, one meal per day, personal expenses, and incidentals.  Applications are due to Steven Duke by January 15, 2014 (CIEE’s deadline is February 2, 2014).

Second, IES Abroad is offering one faculty development seminar in Summer 2014. IES Abroad seminars typically last one week. See http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/advisors-faculty/consortium/faculty-development-seminars for more details. Global Affairs and/or the Center for Global Programs and Studies will cover any cost from IES Abroad for international airfare (restrictions apply), accommodations, ground transportation within the country, most meals, and entrance fees for group activities. Faculty who are selected will be responsible for the cost of some meals, personal expenses, and incidentals. Applications are due to Steven Duke by November 8, 2013 (IES Abroad’s deadline is November 15, 2013).

To Apply:  Your written proposal (1-2 pages) should include an explanation of how the seminar you have chosen will concretely benefit your teaching and research interests.  Please attach an abbreviated CV (3-5 pages only).  Preference will be given to faculty members with less international experience and to those who will use the seminar to branch out beyond their present teaching/research interests.  Send your proposal directly to Steven Duke at  or Box 7385.

Questions?  Contact Steven Duke at , or 758-5939.