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Programs must be developed in collaboration with Global Learning staff and must be submitted to Global Education Committee for review and approval.  The committee evaluates and approves programs consistent with strategic directions of the College and policy actions of Faculty Senate with special attention to educational aim, safety, and affordability.  In December, Global Learning announces the deadline for applications and communicates other developmental deadlines to faculty members upon approval by Global Education Committee.

Once applicants receive decision results from Global Education Committee, Global Learning staff will contact faculty about program development, which includes deadlines that require faculty involvement and action.  If the proposed course is new, a New Course application must be submitted for approval to Curriculum Committee.  Global Education Committee approval of new programs is provisional until Curriculum Committee has acted.  September 15 is the fall deadline, and January 15 is the spring semester deadline for committee action. 

New programs can be offered one time as 380 courses.  Application must be made to Global Education Committee and accompanied with a syllabus for the 380 course.  380-course programs must undergo formal curriculum review process if offered a second time.  This review process includes completing appropriate application forms for Curriculum Committee. The decision of Curriculum Committee will be independent from approval granted by Global Education Committee.

If core credit is desired for the program, approval must be sought from Core Committee.  A course previously approved as a core course does not need to be re-submitted to Core Committee as long as the course addresses goals and outcomes of the previously approved application.  Similarly, if PEAK credit is desired, approval must be sought from Integrative Learning Committee, which determines the terms of PEAK approval.

Faculty leaders must be tenured, tenure-eligible, or continuing appointment faculty.  Faculty leaders are eligible for travel expenses, per diem (as applicable), and salary depending on enrollment.  Leader travel expenses are factored into the cost of the course.  Faculty taking single-leader programs are eligible for travel expenses and per diem when enrollment reaches 6 students or more.  Programs with less than 6 will generally be cancelled.  Under exceptional circumstances, programs with less than 6 students will be allowed with the consent of the Associate Dean for Global Learning.

For the Exploration Seminar, May Seminar Abroad, Summer School Abroad, and Summer Field Study, two faculty members may offer a program.  For the sake of coordination and decision-making, program applications must indicate an intention to use a two-leader arrangement.  Both leaders need to attend program development meetings with Global Learning staff.  For the Portal Seminar, at least two faculty members will cooperate in offering a program.  These faculty teams will share the salary pool of the program and will exercise equal involvement in the program development and leadership.

To encourage new leaders, Global Learning offers a Leader Development Grant enabling two faculty per year to receive a one-time grant for up to $5000 to accompany a May program and learn from a veteran leader(s).  Faculty eligible to lead a May program are welcome to apply and are expected to lead a May program within two years, contingent upon budgetary resource availability and enrollment.  Grant recipients will submit a 5-page report upon completion of accompaniment.  To encourage new programs. Global Learning offers an International Program Grant for up to $3000 for May program development.  Contact the Associate Dean for Global Learning for more information regarding faculty leader and program development opportunities.