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FAC/STAFF: Study abroad development seminars

September 27, 2010


via the Office of International Education:

Applications are invited from Beloit College faculty members interested in participating in the study abroad provider CIEE’s summer 2011 international faculty development seminars. A grant to Beloit College from the Mellon Foundation for study abroad integration is making this opportunity possible.

CIEE's international faculty development seminars focus on particular themes pertinent to their program sites and provide opportunities for faculty to gather information pertinent to their teaching and research. Additionally, participants meet members of local scholarly communities and visit sites pertinent to the seminar theme. CIEE will offer seminars in 22 countries focused on 17 different topics. Seminars typically last from 10 days to 2 weeks.

Recent Beloit College participants in CIEE faculty development seminars are Carol Mankiewicz (Australia: Environmental Sustainability), Paul Stanley (China: The Silk Road), and Beth Dougherty (Botswana and Cambodia/Vietnam). 

Priorities in the selection of Beloit College for funding for these seminars are:

1)      Demonstrated connection with the faculty member’s teaching

2)      Demonstrated intention to use the seminar to better integrate study abroad into the faculty member’s teaching.  Applicants are encouraged to also discuss how participation will help strengthen the connection of study abroad to the curriculum of the faculty member’s department/program.

 Further, priority will go to applicants who have not participated in a faculty development seminar/workshop abroad related to international education/study abroad in the last 5 years.  Priority is also goes to full-time, tenure-track faculty.

Funding:  We anticipate being able to cover the participation fee for two Beloit faculty members in summer 2011.  Applicants will be expected to apply for a Ping Faculty Development Grant (deadline:  January 15) to support the round-trip airfare associated with participation, and/or to try to secure other funding for this. 

Application deadline (to Beloit College):  Oct. 18.  (Note:  CIEE begins accepting applications Sept. 1, with a final deadline for applications of March 1.)

Application requirements:  a statement of purpose addressing the rationale for applying and how the applicant meets the priorities for selection sent by email to

Application review:  Applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Committee on International Education.

Questions:  Contact Betsy Brewer by email at or by telephone at ext. 2269 or 2280.