Faculty-led Travel Programs

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As the pandemic has simmered down, faculty have starting to think of travel programs they would like to do, and will be able to do finally after almost 3 years without travel. The Office of Study Abroad & U.S. Travel Programs and the Faculty Development Center hosted two workshops at the beginning of the winter 2023 semester. In these workshops participants were able to learn strategies for creating a pedagogically valuable experience for students, how to build your travel course itinerary, how to budget, and received help in submitting a proposal. Our second session focused on logistics of travel courses, including how to address issues of health and safety while traveling.


Session 1 :

 Click here to access the January 17 Zoom recording

Content Covered:
  • Overall policies and strategies for selecting location, term/travel dates, etc.

  • Developing a syllabus with an integrated itinerary

    • Learning objectives/outcomes

    • Assessment

  • Using the itinerary to create your budget

  • Accounts payable guidelines/reminders 

  • Submitting the proposal

  • Marketing and recruiting strategies

Panelists for this program:

Jeffrey L. Bernstein, Political Science (and FDC Director)

Jillian Graves, Social Work

Steven Ramold, History and Philosophy

Session 2 :

Click here to access the January 24 Zoom recording
Content Covered:
  • Risk Management (Laura Drabczyk, Director, Risk & Emergency Management)

  • Health & Safety (Kathryn Wilhoff, Director, Environmental Health & Safety and Sherry Bumpus, Special Associate to the Provost)

    • General guidelines and expectations

    • Review current COVID policies 

  • Mental Health (Lisa Lauterbach, Ph.D., CAPS Clinic Director)

  • Safety & Crime Prevention (Catherine Wilman, Community Relations Officer)

  • Title IX