Faculty Director’s Role

In addition to teaching the course, faculty members leading Short-Term Study Away Programs serve many other roles.  Thus, professors teaching these courses are given the title “Faculty Director”.  The Faculty Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Develop the course syllabus, itinerary and budget
  • Market the course and discuss course details with interested students
  • Review student applications and select admitted students
  • Create and confirm logistical arrangements for the course, including lodging, transport, classroom space, lectures, meals, and so on.
  • Help prepare students for the course and travel
  • Lead students offsite, providing assistance in times of student need or crisis
  • Submit financial reconciliations
  • Reflect on the impact of the course, and offer feedback, stories of success, or suggestions for improvement to the Office for Global and Experiential Education

Role of G&EE