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Faculty Development Opportunities

If you plan to develop research or exchange collaborations with faculty in institutions abroad, please consult with the Director of international Programs. If you wish to participate in a faculty-led study abroad program, please develop a proposal following the guidelines provided.

Faculty Development Programs

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

CIEE offers one or two week international faculty development seminars in several countries on a variety of issues shaping the world today. Participation in a seminar is an excellent way to incorporate a global dimension into teaching, research, and advising. Faculty members have the opportunity to examine your own professional goals and discipline within an international context, learn about scholarly communities overseas, exchange ideas with international colleagues and fellow participants, hear lectures by local faculty and experts, and visit educational, cultural, and historic sites and institutions. The seminars are interdisciplinary in scope, and can be connected to specific academic interests in any field. Participants return to campus poised to incorporate an international dimension into administration, course design, research, and teaching. WSSU supports the participation of its faculty in CIEE seminars. Call for applications is sent in the fall semester for seminars in the following summer.

Fulbright Program

Opportunities to develop international teaching, research and exchange programs.

Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education

Designed to foster innovative ideas that will help international professionals create and sustain new opportunities for students and faculty, to bring international education to the forefront of education policy, and to stimulate public awareness of the benefits of study abroad and international educational exchange.

Atkins, Gleason, Carew Fellowship

This fellowship is meant to supplement international research funding for junior faculty with tenure-track appointment and at least two years' service at WSSU. Applicants should demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Knowledge of a local language and culture of the community of experience
  • Evidence of promising and commendable instructional practices and research experience
  • Commitment to curriculum development, teaching, and student mentoring; and an undertaking to prepare a program evaluation and report, and share program outcomes through a publication, presentations and/or performances

International Education Organizations