Faculty Director Grants, Workshops, and Training

The Study Abroad Office (SAO) provides various training opportunities for current and prospective faculty directors each year.  Topics are diverse and address the numerous roles associated with being a study abroad program faculty director. Some trainings will be mandatory (noted with an *) while others are strongly encouraged, but not required.

Workshops & Training Opportunities (see our Events Calendar for details):

  • WEBINARS: Key Concepts for Intercultural Learning Through Study Abroad: Putting Theory into Action
    The Study Abroad Office has registered for a series of five conceptually-linked webinars focusing on how to use applied theory to generate effective ‘best practices’. The webinars are offered through the Institute for Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning, and each will be presented by a specialist who has spent years researching, teaching and writing about intercultural learning through study abroad.
    Faculty and staff are invited to join the SAO at the following webinars:

    • Intercultural Learning Courses Before and After Study Abroad: Four Decades of Preparing Students for International Education Experiences
    • February 18, 2016 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Talley 3285
      Presenter: Bruce La Brack, Ph.D., University of the Pacific
    • Developmental Learning for Intercultural Competence
      Date:  March 17, 2016 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Talley 4270
      Presenter: Michael Paige, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
    • Key Concepts for Overworked International Educators: Lessons Learned in Putting Theory Into Action
      April 21, 2016 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Talley 4270
      Presenter: Janet Bennett, Ph.D., Intercultural Communication Institute
    • Making It Developmental: Building a Process for Student Development
      May 19, 2016 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm | Talley 4270
      Presenter: Tara Harvey, Ph.D., Academic Director of Intercultural Learning, CIEE

    If changes to venue become necessary, they will be updated in our Events Calendar.

  • Enhancing Intercultural Competence in Study Abroad Programs – an interactive workshop and handouts developed by Dr. Maxine Atkinson and Dr. Rich Slatta, presented November 2014
  • Marketing and Recruitment Roundtable
    • See notes from roundtable during International Education Week 2013
  • Finance Training for new faculty directors*
  • Clery Act / Annual CSA training*
  • Recognizing Mental Health, Alcohol Abuse and Conduct Issues in Study Abroad
  • HTH insurance

Faculty Directors Grants