Faculty Resources

Note:The deadline for Study Abroad Proposals is the first Friday in June for the following Academic Year.

The Engaged Learning Office supports college-sponsored Study Abroad programs as well as other international efforts. While studying abroad, faculty and students interact with diverse cultures and communities and prepare for global citizenry. Through the integration of classroom and community-based experiential learning, students gain knowledge of the various global environments and nations around us, develop understanding and appreciation of human differences, or develop language skills. There are also opportunities to dive into service, undergraduate research, or study global literature through international travel.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

FAQs

Faculty can run a Study Abroad program by submitting a proposal through the Engaged Learning Office. Talk with the Engaged Learning Coordinator about your course and program ideas! We can offer insights on the proposal process, best practices, and past successes from previous trips. Faculty should be familiar with the location of the intended travel.
Faculty should submit a proposal for their program to the Engaged Learning Office by the first Friday in June for the following academic year. Proposals will then be reviewed by the International/Domestic Study Abroad Committee using the course design rubric. Faculty may be asked to revise or further clarify their proposals. Please note that proposing a Study Abroad program is a competitive process, and only a limited number of trips are offered each year.

Faculty can propose courses for spring or summer semesters. Travel for spring semester courses occur after the end of the semester in May. Travel for summer semester courses occurs at the end of the semester in July/August.

Yes! Faculty can designate their study abroad course as a service-learning course. Check out the service-learning faculty page for more info. We believe that participating in service and volunteerism is a great way to enrich a program further. The Fair Trade Learning rubric is also an excellent resource for faculty looking to combine service and global learning.
Faculty are the primary recruiters for their programs. Most higher education institutions agree that the more a faculty member promotes their program (i.e., the benefits, the academic and professional relevance, and the fun things students do), the better the enrollment. Additionally, sending emails to students who approach you or students who are majoring in your field can be very effective. The Engaged Learning Staff can create brochures, flyers, and posters to promote programs. We also promote available scholarships.
The Engaged Learning Office will facilitate student forms submission and information tracking, book flights, student program payments, and secure travelers’ insurance. When applicable, we will also help negotiate, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) with other institutions and organizations. We will also help support faculty with budgets, travel reconciliation upon return, purchasing/travel card allocation.
Faculty are responsible for all curriculum development and most teaching. They are also responsible for determining how many credits a course is. Faculty will also need to identify lodging, in-country transportation, excursions, and associated costs, community partners (when applicable), and collaborative efforts with other organizations.
The average cost of our current Study Abroad programs range from $3,000 to $4,000, and the length is between 14 – 21 days. The length of the program, location, and activities largely determine program costs.
It depends. A total of eight students is required for a program to run and support a single faculty member. Therefore, a minimum of 16 students is necessary to support a second faculty. Another way to finance a second faculty member is to get support from the department or collaborate with another institution. Some trips require two faculty members for safety reasons.
All faculty should be familiar with the Study Abroad Emergency Handbook. While abroad, Engaged Learning Staff will be available around the clock in case of emergency, and CISI International Travel Insurance emergency services will be available 24/7. We also encourage faculty to be familiar with the State Travel page where you can find country specific travel, risk and emergency information.
Faculty program costs are paid through student fees. The faculty members’ department covers faculty salaries and negotiates teaching contracts the same as any other course.
Faculty should get approval from their Dean and Associate Dean before submitting a proposal form. Administrators will be notified if the trip is approved after the committee review.
Faculty will need to fill out the Travel Authorization Form on SLCCGroups to get approval (link to form coming soon)

The Gilman Scholarship is a national scholarship program for students who are U.S. Citizens and PELL eligible. Keep in mind that program length must be a minimum of 14 days abroad for trips to qualify.

The Engaged Learning Office has a Diversity Scholarship made available by High-Impact Practice funding offered by the college. Information about scholarship availability will be updated on the student resources or home page at the beginning of each academic year.

The Engaged Learning Office may also have access to other funding opportunities depending on the year.

Deadlines for each trip are listed on the web. Enrollment deadlines are typically at the start of the semester before the add/drop deadline.
Salt Lake Community college does have a Study Abroad and Exchange policy that faculty are encouraged to review here.
There are many online training opportunities for faculty and staff alike! Check out the links below for potential offerings.

Travel Resources

Faculty Forms