- Global Learning Faculty-led Programs
- Visiting Faculty Positions Abroad
- Faculty Exchange Opportunities through Direct Exchange partners
Global Learning Faculty-led Programs are easily accessible to WWU students and can be readily integrated into their programs of study. They eliminate questions about credit transfer since it is a WWU course offered by a WWU faculty member or team of faculty members. The programs can be offered for the summer or for shorter periods or a quarter during the academic year. These types of programs help internationalize Western in two ways: (1) enhancing the global competencies of the students who participate and (2) giving faculty members opportunities to expand their international experiences.
The success of a Global Learning Faculty-led Program depends on several factors:
- Course content that is relevant and interesting to a broad number of students;
- Courses that fulfill specific WWU degree requirements, such as major or minor requirements;
- Situating the course in a location that reinforces the curricular content and make the site a learning laboratory;
- A faculty director who can successfully promote the program and recruit students.
- 2014 Program Proposal Form and IPAC Guidelines
- x37 Faculty-led Program Course Process
- Continuing Program with Changes
- Continuing Program with No Changes
- Sample Program: Sample Program Proposal and Sample Program Syllabus (Guatemala Program)
- Current Faculty-Led Global Learning Programs
- WWU Global Learning Programs Faculty Director's Emergency Guide
AHA International, an affiliate study abroad program of Western Washington University, invites faculty to apply to teach abroad at AHA sites.
Current teaching opportunities at AHA sites include the following three options:
1) Faculty who are interested in applying to the visiting faculty track can apply through the AHA website. The deadline for the current call for visiting faculty applications is February 1, 2014. Applications for the following sites and terms will be accepted:
• Angers, France – Summer Session I and/or II 2015
• Athens, Greece – Fall Semester 2015
• Macerata, Italy – Fall Semester 2015
• Rosario, Argentina – Fall Semester 2015
• Siena, Italy – Fall Quarter 2015
2) New Initiative in Oviedo, Spain!
AHA will be accepting faculty-led proposals for a new spring quarter either 2015 or 2016 program. Proposals that include two courses, preferably taught in English, in the academic areas of business, economics, journalism, political science, and social science will be given preference. The program will be approximately eleven weeks long, with the first six weeks devoted to the NW faculty courses and followed by five weeks of Spanish language courses at the University of Oviedo.
3) Faculty can also design their own program at any AHA site. AHA accepts customized program proposals on an ongoing basis and at most of the 14 AHA sites. AHA is able to design programs of any length throughout the year, including during: quarters or semesters; summer; January terms; May-mesters; and spring or winter breaks. AHA is open to learning about your ideas. Please note: it is best to plan at least 18 months in advance to ensure adequate time for program design and recruitment.
If you have questions about teach abroad opportunities at AHA sites, please contact Liz Partolan-Fray, Director, International Programs & Exchanges or a member of the AHA program management team according to the site you wish to apply for:
• Jena Turner: Accra, Ghana; Fes, Morocco; London, England; and Oviedo, Spain; Rosario, Argentina; Segovia, Spain.
• Michael Price: Angers, France; Athens, Greece; Macerata and Siena, Italy; Vienna, Austria.
Western Washington University has formal and affiliate agreements with more than 30 universities and institutes around the world. While the focus of our exchange efforts is often on providing our students with international educational opportunities, nearly all have the capacity to involve greater numbers of faculty members, as well.
International exchanges are partnerships that Western has with institutions around the world. They are reciprocal in nature and students participate in quarter or semester exchanges. Western has exchanges with universities in Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK. See the complete list on our Direct Exchange webpage. Faculty exchanges, which often include both teaching and research, strengthen our relationships with our partner institutions and move us a great deal closer to providing graduates of the WWU with the global competence that the world now demands. For more information, contact Liz Partolan-Fray, Director, International Programs & Exchanges.
For further information, please contact Liz Partolan-Fray, Director, International Programs & Exchanges, 360-650-7970.