RFP for J-Term 2014 Study Abroad Programs
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost invites proposals for study abroad programs to be offered in January Term 2014. Proposals must be submitted to the International Studies Office no later than March 18 2013. The selection will be conducted by the Faculty Advisory Committee on Education Abroad, with participation of Vice Provosts Maurie McInnis, Associate Director of the International Studies Office Marina Markot, and Director of International, Summer, and Special Academic Programs Dudley Doane. The selection committee will announce its decisions by April 2, 2013.
- All January Term study abroad programs must follow policies and procedures for overseas study established and administered by the International Studies Office. January Term Study Abroad faculty will work closely with ISO staff as they plan, implement, and evaluate their J-Term program. Graduate students and part-time faculty are not eligible to lead overseas J-Term programs.
- January Term Study Abroad proposals are expected to offer compelling rationale for teaching the course in the program’s proposed location(s). Faculty are encouraged to integrate curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities to achieve learning goals that cannot be easily achieved on Grounds.
- All January Term Study Abroad courses should offer three credits. Faculty are encouraged to propose courses that meet area or competency requirements, particularly, the non-Western perspective area requirement. Courses may have prerequisites such as advanced language proficiency or have no prerequisites.
- Travel should include no more than two principle locations (i.e., no more than two cities/study sites). Faculty are encouraged to propose programs that are held in locations not already served by a UVa overseas program; that include content not covered in existing courses; and that provide opportunities for UVa students to interact with citizens of the host country.
- Each program must be able to attract a sufficient number of students to meet costs. It is important to develop cost effective programs that can be reasonably priced. The ISO will guide and support the faculty whose proposals have been selected through the process of program development, budget setting, program promotion, student recruitment, admission, and preparation for the sojourn.
- Once again, the committee anticipates that the number of proposed programs will exceed the number of programs that can be supported. In the interest of expanding faculty participation in J-term programs abroad, and thus providing students with broader exposure to topics and faculty talents, the committee will consider program rotations.
- Friday, December 27, 2013 is the earliest date of departure from the U.S. The schedule for return must allow students to be in Charlottesville before classes begin on Monday, January 13, 2014.
Proposals and Faculty Applications should be sent to the International Studies Office. You can scan and e-mail the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (the preferred mode of delivery) or send via messenger mail to Marina Markot, ISO Associate Director, P.O. Box 400165.
Study Abroad January Term Course Proposal
Study Abroad Faculty Participation Application
Education Abroad Learning Outcomes
Questions regarding Education Abroad program policies and procedures should be directed to Marina Markot (email@example.com).