Many institutions see faculty-led programming as an increasingly valuable part of their campus internationalization strategy. That said, relying on faculty leaders places a tremendous amount of responsibility on them in an area most often outside of their specialization. To run these types of programs successfully, it is important to have strong policies and procedures to develop, build, and run these programs along with robust training.
What could this look like for you?
We work with you to develop policies surrounding cover overseas partner selection, development timelines, budgeting, vendor vetting and contracting, recruiting local support, training for group leading and crisis management, student health and safety, and dealing with difficult situations (e.g., navigating on-campus approvals, faculty who want to travel with families, travel to less-developed locations, etc.). These policies can result in a handbook for faculty-led programming and be complemented by training sessions for staff and faculty leaders.